Pre: Pb PSE
Soap: Mystic Water - Sandalwood Rose
Brush: Vie-Long Black Horse American Barber style
Razor: Red Ring Eclipse
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (1)
Post: Jojoba Oil
AS: PAA Sangre de Drago
Very nice shave with this combo. This is first run of a Spoiler for me. I've been looking to try these for some time but they're not that easy to find and when you do they're mostly too expensive. After just one use I understand the hype better now, very nice blade, but maybe not life changing, doesn't magically transform a shave into a once pass wonder, so I don't feel compelled to rush out and chase down the last surviving blades in the wild. Having said that I will certainly enjoy the few tucks I acquired, thanks to @tim33z .
I used the Eclipse as it's aggressive enough to let the blade show it's colours. @Mark1966 , do you use the Spoiler in your Eclipse and is that a combo that works for you? I may do a performance comparison between the Nacet and Spoiler in the Eclipse.
I've had the Sandalwood Rose sample sitting there for months and hadn't got around to using it. Very nice, though not sure if it's been tainted by another Mystic Water sample that is very smoky.