SOTD 26.01.16 – 31.01.16

3P Preshave
Shavemac 26mm 2 band silvertip
Saponificio Varesino TSN Flying Mango
7 o’clock long comb NEW on ikon tuckaway handle
Mem Super Silver Platinum (1)
Harley Davidson Fresh Spirit aftershave

Quite a tuggy blade this Mem blade.

Vitos Preshave
Whipped Dog 24mm High Mountain
Saponificio Varesino Felce Aromatica
7 o’clock Long Comb on ikon SE
Vintage English Wilkinson Sword (1)
Aqua Velva Ice Sport aftershave

Another great shave after changing blades. I really do like these Saponificio Varesino soaps. They perform just like a good tallow soap. Can’t wait to get the 70th Anniversary soap and aftershave next week for my birthday.

Vitos Preshave
Omega Mighty Midget
Stirling Soap Co Mogadishu Hope
Long Comb 7 o’clock on ikon SE
English Wilkinson Sword (2)
Floid Vigoroso aftershave
Pal Zileri Colonia Purissima EDT

I tried out this soap piffed to me by a friend of mine. Very impressive and a complex scent which I like. Great Stirling Soap Co performance whipped up with ease with the tiny Omega brush. The brush is still breaking in but gets the job done well.

Vitos preshave
Razorock Chubby Silvertip
CRSW Sandalwood
7 o’clock long comb
English Wilkinson Sword (3)
Versace Dreamer aftershave
Truefitt & Hill No 10 balm

Great shave from the above setup. This brush is so soft and luxurious feeling on the face. It really does give more expensive brushes a run for their money. This is probably about the third time I’ve used this soap but it is good stuff. I could barely feel the blade on my face and the glide was really good. A little drying after use but nothing the splash and balm didn’t sort out.

Razorock Chubby & P160


3P preshave
Razorock Chubby Silvertip
Razorock P160
Standard Razor
English Wilkinson Sword (2)
Fine American Blend aftershave

A really good shave today after a nice long soak in a hot shower, it’s got quite chilly outside so I was glad of warming up.

After squeezing out all the water from the chubby and loading up for about 20 seconds I had plenty of soap in the bristles to begin face lathering. This is a very nice soap that lathered up well with a few drops of water as I went along. It has a really nice cherry almond scent that reminds me of the cocktail cherries you get in a jar, I used to love eating those when I was little.

This has the usual great Razorock performance, thick, slick lather with a nice amount of residual slickness. No irritation which was a bonus as I’d heard it didn’t get on with some people’s skin.

The Standard Razor and English Wilky blade glided around effortlessly and left me with a BBS result.

I fancied finishing off with my favourite scented aftershave to date the Fine Accoutrements American Blend, which is based on YSL Rive Gauche. Nice scent which I’m still smelling around 6 hours later, great cooling menthol hit too.

Razorock Chubby and Fresco

Razorock Chubby
Razorock Fresco
Schick Dial @ 7
Schick Twin Blade (2)
Proraso Aftershave Splash

Really nice shave today, one of those moments where everything comes together. I’m in a good mood as I had some good news today but this shave just made a things that little bit better.

I shook out the excess water from the brush which left it quite damp and loaded up the Fresco soap for about 30 seconds. Face lathering the soap it was almost instantly where I wanted it, a few drops of water worked in and I had a nice slick thick lather. This is one of those soaps I always enjoy using, I a little over halfway through this tub and can just about see a hint of the bottom of the tub through the soap. Quite a few shaves left but I’m looking forward to finish in a soap as it’s been a while.

I found today that this brush works well building a lather with paintbrush strokes, you can go in a circular motion but it just seemed to work really well using the paint strokes. Pure luxury softness from this brush, no scritch at all, it really is cloud soft but with just the right amount of backbone.

These Schick twin blades are nice and on setting 7 in the adjustable turned out a great result and a really close shave. Minor bit of damage with I caught a tiny spot I hadn’t noticed so there was blood but nothing major. I like the fact I can use a tiny bit of pressure with the Schick to get close in some areas.

All rounded off with a generous splash of the Proraso aftershave. Still my favourite splash, leaves my skin feeling good, moisturised and it has a great scent that I keep getting whiffs of.

All in all a good day topped off with a great shave.

Razorocktober continues

Continuing the Razorocktober theme with at least one product per shave. I’ve decided to blog more shaves per post on the blog.

Thursday 8th October
Whipped Dog High Mountain 24mm
Razorock San Valentino
Schick Adjustable @ 7
Schick Twin blade (1)
Arko Gold Power aftershave

First try of these twin blades, very nice blades indeed. I’m really liking the whipped dog brush. It worked up a really nice creamy lather with the San Valentino soap. Good results all round.

Saturday 10th October
Razorock Chubby
Reef Point Espresso
Mongoose with Captain Sharp blade (5)
J├╝rgen Hempel Ti
YSL Le Nuit De L’Homme balm and EDT

Following the Razorocktober theme using the Razorock Chubby brush with the Espresso soap from Reef Point. The mongoose got the job done easy with the captain blade which didn’t seem as bad as it had previously. Nice slick lather from the coffee scented soap helped a lot. The scent of the soap is mostly coffee with a sweet caramel type of scent in the background. I’d say it was more cappuccino than espresso but either way it’s nice.

Finished off with a bit of the YSL balm just because it was there next to the EDT. A nice scent but it doesn’t seem to last more than a few hours on me. Even using the balm as well didn’t increase the longevity of the scent.

Sunday 11th October
Omega 49
Reef Point Fougere Santal
Fatip Grande
Lab Blue (4)
Razorock Baby Blue aftershave

Nice shave to finish off the week and prepare for the week ahead. I was trying to kill off this sample of the Reef Point soap that I stuck in this oversized coffee mug a while ago. Didn’t quite kill it off so one more shave left in the mug. Great scent to this soap and I’ve got a tub coming as a present for me for Christmas. Usual great Reef Point lather with the nice fougere type scent with a bit of sandalwood. This pairs up very nicely with Brut as an aftershave but today I kept with Razorocktober and used the baby blue splash. That was it for this blade. I could tell towards the end of the shave it was past its best so in the blade bank it went.

Well that’s another few shaves down out of Razorocktober, I’ve managed quite well so far. I’ve been putting some thought into using some products in a small rotation of products which should hopefully help get some soap used up. As part of this I’ve stored a lot of soap away in a box out of the way to only use once I’ve put a dent in what’s left out. I’m thinking of taking that a step further by narrowing it down to three soaps to use for as long as possible. I’ll see how that goes and it might not make for good reading on the blog and posts might not be as regular but I’ll keep on posting pictures on Instagram along the way anyway.