Shave of the Day Thread - 2021


Gentleman Shaver from WA ...
2020 Charity Auction Winner
May 22, 2016

Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: M&F / Brad Sears Finest Badger
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Merkur Mergress
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (2)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel, Floïd Mentolado Vigoroso Aftershave Lotion
Scent: Tabac Leviathan EdC

The warm, inviting scent and face feel of Tabac lather, tempered with a bracing, mentally vigorous Spanish jolt courtesy of Floïd.
Most enjoyable!
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May 4, 2021

Pre: Hot Shower, Nivea Skin & Stubble
Brush: Yaqi Everest
Soap: Nordic Shaving Company
Razor: Fine Marvel
Blade: King C Gillette (1)
Post: Nivea Skin & Stubble

Can't remember the last time I used a King C but it felt a bit rough today. Maybe it'll smooth out on the next shave. On to the soap; when I first opened and smelt it, I thought it was like coffee candy similar to Kopiko, if anyone is familiar with it. Lathered up, sniffed every so often, and the initial sweetness decreased and the coffee scent came out a bit more. Not bad I thought, but maybe not worth the premium for what is a competent soap base on par with most good artisan soaps.

However, on first stroke with the Fine Marvel warmed up with hot water, the hit of coffee scent hit me. Not overly strong, but it was definitely there. At first I thought I was imagining things, but with every hot water rinse and subsequent stroke I kept getting that mild but lovely hit of sweet coffee. I reckon the heat retention of the Fine Marvel head helped here; the warmth helping to elevate the scent. Thoroughly enjoyable.


Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
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Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Apr 26, 2011
Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Rooney shaving brush
Soap/Cream: APR Skye Fall soap
Razor: Vintage NEW head on TSW Bren handle
Blade: Super Iridium (13)
Post-shave: APR Skye Fall splash
Fragrance: APR Skye Fall EDT

Crown done, wallet lightened, time for a celebratory shave!



Our resident snake charmer
Jun 13, 2020

Pre-shave: Hot water, Pears soap
Brush: CaYuen "Copper Ore" 30mm SynBad
Soap: Castle Forbes Lavender
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Kai PINK
Post-shave: Shower, homebrew moisturiser, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ not much in the way of daylight today... :rolleyes:
COTD: Yemen Hamasil Village

I traded two whole tubs of Noble Otter for this soap, and it was a worthy exchange. This stuff is just beautiful.


from Lanolin
Grand Society
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Feb 7, 2019
Pre-shave:- Shower
Brush:- Vie-Long 22mm Brown Horse Hair
Soap:- Gingers Garden - Old Dominion
Razor:- Wals Solingen - Platypus Extra Hollow Ground
Aftershave:- Gingers Garden - Old Dominion

You know what's missing from this shave P&C - A matching P&C limited edition TF Platypus brush with Rhodium knot :unsure:


NEEDS more soaps ...
Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Jan 19, 2016
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Vintage Gillette Criterion Gold DeLuxe
Vintage Whiting-Adams VULCAN boar brush
Vintage Gillette "Spoiler" Super Stainless blades
Stirling Bay Rum shave soap
Captains Choice Venture after shave

That blade's a '74, shaved like a champ! 👍

You need MOAR!!! vintage Gillette Spoiler Kitty Kitty, I’m glad to have a LIFETIME!!! supply in my den, all 15 blades per metal case each.