Restored Rubberset with whipped dog silvertip
Geo F Trumper Eucris shaving cream
Ikon DLC slant on Jürgen Hempel handle
Vintage Wilkinson Sword (6)
Myrsol Plastic Shave aftershave
Geo F Trumper Eucris EDT
Really nice relaxing shave today after a long soak in the bath.
I’ve not used the suribachi bowl, or any bowl for that matter in ages. I even found that the bowl fits a jug in the bathroom perfectly so I had a makeshift scuttle to keep the lather warm.
With a little squeeze of cream in the bowl I started to lather up but forgot to give the brush a good squeeze to get most of the water out. I thought that was the cream wasted but after working it in the bowl I ended up with a good lather. I usually face lather so worked the lather into my face well for a minute or two to get the full beard softening effect and prep my skin for my shave.
The borrowed ikon slant did a great job of mowing down 2.5 days stubble with the old made in England Wilkinson blade. Pretty close shave after three passes.
I finished off with a cold water rinse and a splash of Myrsol Plastic Shave. I chose the Myrsol as the scent isn’t strong and fades quickly so I could finish off with a splash of the matching Eucris EDT.
If you’re reading Trumpers you really need to make a matching aftershave or skinfood in the Eucris scent. It’s got to be one of my top scents, so dark and manly.
Rooney Emillion 1
Razorock The Stallion
Ikon 102 with SE handle
Myrsol Plastic aftershave
I forgot till I was mid shave that I had a sample of the AdP Oud, hence the change to an aftershave that wouldn’t hang around and clash.
First try of this soap and I love the scent. A really nice oud scent which is a dead ringer for the AdP Oud scent. The usual great razorock performance from this soap which looking at the label is the tallow version. Good post shave feel and not drying for me.
I picked up an ikon SE handle so paired that with the 102 slant for a nice easy shave with the new Sputnik blade. The handle gives some nice weight to the shave and a good length.
Finished with the Myrsol Plastic Shave for its fleeting scent so I could have a few squirts of the AdP Oud to continue the great oud scent of the soap.
All in all a very nice shave. Here’s the combined mailcall of this morning.
I’m looking forward to trying out all this stuff.
Simpsons Duke 3
Barrister and Mann Beaudelaire
Captain Sharp Blade (1)
Myrsol Plastic Shave Aftershave
A very tiring day today. Up early and round the boot sale where I found this rack and then back home to sort the garden out while it was still sunny.
I’ve had the Beaudelaire out for a while to use again and today was the day. A nice dark scent which I guess isn’t for everyone but I quite like it and it’s different to everything else I have. No problems loading up the duke and working up a nice slick lather on my face.
I wanted the speed and ease of the mongoose and got out another one of the Captain Sharp Blades to try. The last one I used I didn’t think too much of and binned it after four shaves. I’ll see how this one goes. Did the job ok tonight though.
I rounded off the shave with a splash of the Myrsol Plastic Shave which has a fleeting scent but a nice menthol kick and really leaves the skin feeling soft. Part of the reason for using the Myrsol was to let me try out the Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur de Male EDT I picked up today. It’s a really nice floral scent. One I’ll enjoy wearing.
Grandstaff Holy Smokes
Feather Pro (6)
Myrsol Plastic Shave Aftershave
First attempt with the straight razor I won in a competition held by shavemaven.com. I’ve only used the feather artist club prior to this and didn’t really get on well with that. Maybe I was jumping in too fast previously so today I just started by doing my cheeks and switching to the mongoose for the rest of my shave. That seemed to work better for me and I escaped without any injuries!
Another use of the synthetic brush I’m testing and it delivered again today with the great grandstaff soap. The scent is a really nice floral tobacco type scent which is really strong, one of the strongest scented soaps I’ve ever used.
Really great performance from this soap that is hard to come by these days. The lather seems perfect in every way and it felt like there wasn’t even a blade in the mongoose.
The result today was a very nice close shave with no drama at all and I really enjoyed the grandstaff soap.
The scent of the soap was still hanging around after the shave so I followed up with a good splash of the Myrsol Plastic Shave which is one of my favourites and leaves your face nice and soft with a refreshing hint of menthol.