And so it continues…

More monogamy as I continue with Monogamous March. Here was Saturday’s shave:

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Can I be monogamous?

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Caties Bubbles La Terre Verte
Gillette Aristocrat Junior
Gillette Super Stainless (3)
Brut AS

There’s a lot of talk about wetshavers having a monogamous month of shaving in March where they are either sticking to one compete setup of soap, brush, razor, blade and aftershave. Others are just sticking to one thing like a particular soap. I don’t think I’ve got the willpower to keep to one thing for a whole month but I’m going to see how long I can last out using the Caties Bubbles La Terre Verte soap.

I figure from previous attempts like a month of Mitchells Wool Fat and Tabac where I have failed I need to pick something I really like. I did do nearly 3 weeks with Tabac before I crumbled and used something else. This will be hard and I’m making no promises but am just going to ride it out and see how long I go. It could make for some really boring blog posts but seeing as I’ve not been posting so much really it might not make too much of a difference.

On to the shave.

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LTV and the Goose

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3P
Rooney Emillion
Caties Bubbles La Terre Verte
Mongoose
Feather Pro (2)
Fine American Blend

So after a little tidy up of the drawers in the den and a shift around with the soap box in the bathroom I was ready to shave; there will be some lesser used soaps getting use in the upcoming shaves.

I left the Rooney to soak while I had a shower and left a little water on the LTV to bloom. After my shower and putting on the 3P I used the bloom water to wet my face and started loading up the brush.

I’ve gotta say the scent of the LTV has to be my favourite Catie’s Bubbles scent. This one knocked LPV into second place when a friend sent me a sample. It was so good I had to get a tub of my own.

It performs just like the other Catie’s Bubbles scents in the French style and produces a really nice lather almost instantly with great glide. Face lathering with the Rooney I had a good lather in no time adding a few drops of water to the knot as I went along.

3 passes with the Mongoose with the Feather Pro blade on its second use produced a really close irritation free shave. I’ll be using the goose until this blade gives up just to see how many shaves I can comfortably get from it. So far it’s been my favourite blade but I do have a few more in the sample pack to try out.

I wasn’t sure what aftershave to use today, I really wanted to keep the lovely smell of LTV going but I didn’t think I had anything to match up with it. As I said I had been tidying my shaving drawers and the drawers are see through and the first bottle I saw at the front was the Fine Accoutrements American Blend so I grabbed that. I love the smell of this aftershave which is based on Rive Gauche by YSL, it smells great and has that nice cooling menthol kick all the Fine aftershaves have. A bonus is it really matched the soap well and nearly 2 hours later the scent is still going strong. This is one of those aftershaves I’ll never be without.

Well that’s me ready for another week of work.

Catie’s Bubbles La Terre Verte and a mailcall

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Proraso White Pre shave
Omega 66 Boar
Catie’s Bubbles La Terre Verte
Schick Dial @ 7
Personna blade (3)
Alpa Fougere Cologne

Nice shave today with the LTV that arrived in the mail today. Elcubbo sent me a sample a while back and I loved the scent so it had to be the next Catie’s Bubbles soap I bought.

The usual great lather with a really nice scent of oakmoss, sandalwood and patchouli.

3 easy passes with the Schick on setting 7 and I’m left nice and smooth.

I finished off with a splash of witch hazel and a good dose of the Alpa Fougere Cologne which matches the soap quite well.

Oh yes here’s a picture of the mailcall from today
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The LTV a tub of Barnegat Bay italian formula soap and a sample pot of Purple Grapefruit which smells very nice. I also have a few samples of some other scents a friend sent me as well. Also I had a separate parcel arrive with a bottle of Art of Shaving Lemon EDT which will be nice in the warmer weather.