Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

Nico

Member
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Mar 16, 2018
Location
Australia
Pre Shave: Warm water. Proraso green
Razor: Fatboy (4)
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk1
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: A&B Cederwood
Post: Witch Hazel, Proraso Green Balm
Gave the Voskhod another go today, they just do not work for me. Uncomfortable shave and left with some irritation.

 

Mark1966

...when the General talks
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' Adjustable (5)
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (14)
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson 'H2' boar
Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougère Bourbon Rose shaving soap
Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougère Bourbon Rose splash
Balm: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougère Bourbon Rose balm
Fragrance: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougère Bourbon Rose EDP

Fireplace crackling in the background, gentle, comforting
A pile of cushions making a nest for two
Cognac glasses, cheese and dried fruits on the small table
The glow from the fire reflecting in her eyes
Dancing, alive
Her smile filling the room with joy
The time slips by unnoticed

Once again Fougère Bourbon Rose delivers on an early morning shave
 

todras

est Français pour après-rasage
Menth Dealer
Joined
Jun 22, 2016
Location
Sydney


CL Pre Shave
M&F L7 28mm
Wolfman WR1 SB
Feather
Declaration+CL Santal Auster
Chatillon Lux Santal Auster Salve/Splash/Extrait



The Icarus base is a much harder soap than the Bison Tallow, and I think all things being equal I like the Bison a little more.​
 

nav1

Active Member
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Joined
Aug 23, 2012
Pre: my lemon Myrtle pre shave oil
Rockwell R4 w/Polsilver
Yaqi Timberwolf
Fine Fresh Vetiver
Anherb balm

Fine soaps are great! Very creamy lather that whips up very fast!

The scents are great although I think I had a very slight irritation from this one. Nothing major but noticeable.

 

Rabid Badger

Member
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Feb 23, 2018
Location
victoria
  1. 2. Preshave: Cyril R Salter - Lavender
  2. Blade:Astra Superior Platinum
  3. Razor: ATT bamboo, with the copper windsor plate CR1
  4. Soap: Edwin Jagger Pomegranate and Limes
  5. Brush: Floris, pure badger
  6. Postshave: RazoRock DonMarco
  7. Earworm: The gentle annoying humm of the broken fan motor of our gas heating
quick shave this morning so no time for a straight razor shave. I thought I had had gone off this base plate, but I got great results this morning, so a happy chappy. Not so happy about having to fork out for a brand new motor for our heating. It seems like everything is breaking at once at the moment.
 

nav1

Active Member
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Joined
Aug 23, 2012
  1. 2. Preshave: Cyril R Salter - Lavender
  2. Blade:Astra Superior Platinum
  3. Razor: ATT bamboo, with the copper windsor plate CR1
  4. Soap: Edwin Jagger Pomegranate and Limes
  5. Brush: Floris, pure badger
  6. Postshave: RazoRock DonMarco
  7. Earworm: The gentle annoying humm of the broken fan motor of our gas heating
quick shave this morning so no time for a straight razor shave. I thought I had had gone off this base plate, but I got great results this morning, so a happy chappy. Not so happy about having to fork out for a brand new motor for our heating. It seems like everything is breaking at once at the moment.
Damn...sucks about the motor!!

That EJ soap is great! I hope the scent brightened up your day a little.
 

alfredus

organises many group buys
State Convenor - SA
Group Buy Caporegime
Charity Auction Team
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Location
Adelaide


CL Pre Shave
M&F L7 28mm
Wolfman WR1 SB
Feather
Declaration+CL Santal Auster
Chatillon Lux Santal Auster Salve/Splash/Extrait



The Icarus base is a much harder soap than the Bison Tallow, and I think all things being equal I like the Bison a little more.​
WOW - that's almost a hippie brush colour for you :D :D :D
 
Joined
May 22, 2016
Location
Perth


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Paladin Lotus Select Badger
Soap: Declaration Grooming Colonia Balsamica
Razor: Rockwell 6C (4)
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (1)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / Myrsol Emulsion
Scent: Acqua Di Parma Colonia

First shave with the Rockwell 6C, loaned by the ever-generous @Greenpike. I took his advice that it was on the mild side for an adjustable, and set my first shave using the 4 plate.
Quite a bit of blade feel, but a very smooth shave with no irritation whatsoever. I just went with the basic three passes, as it was my first shave with this razor, and I was at a mid-aggressive setting. A DFS and good rangefinder for future shaves. The Declaration soap again displayed top tier performance - very slick and cushioning, with excellent razor glide. The scent, both off the puck and when lathering, is to my snozzer very close to the opening of ADP Colonia, which I think is a considerable achievement.
 

Mark1966

...when the General talks
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' Adjustable (5)
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (15)
Brush: Vintage butterscotch distressed Culmak reknotted in TGN Finest
Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch shaving soap
Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch splash
Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch balm
Fragrance:
Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch EDP

No words needed - magnificent

 
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