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
Reef Point Espresso
Mongoose with Captain Sharp blade (5)
Jürgen 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
Reef Point Fougere Santal
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.
Possibly the last warm day for a while looking at the weather ahead so what better soap to use than Soap Commander Gusto. I can’t take any credit for the choice though as my son chose the soap and brush today. He nearly always picks the big omega boar. So today’s shave was:
Soap Commander Gusto
Lab Blue (3)
Razorock Baby Blue
I managed to keep Razorocktober going today with the baby blue splash, really nice scent on this splash, lacking my usual menthol hit but nice none the less.
Great thick lather worked up by the big boar brush which I loaded up for around 30 seconds or so.
The Fatip made light work of my stubble and left me irritation free and very close to BBS. This razor seems to work well with the lab blue blades.
Great shave overall today.
I’m going to try to use Mitchell’s Wool Fat for the whole of August. It’s going to be tough sticking to one soap but I’m going to give it my best shot.
Today’s shave was:
Omega 49 boar brush
Feather Pro (10)
Fine Clean Vetiver aftershave
My puck of MWF seems to have shrunk and cracked a fair bit through lack of use. I left it soaking while I had a shower and loaded up the big omega boar.
I seemed to get a good lather from the soap but not as good as it has been in the past. I’m hoping some continued use will rehydrate it a bit and improve the performance.
Tenth shave on the feather blade and it showed I think, it’s now in the blade bank and I think it did well to make it this far. Back to DE for a few shaves now.
The good thing about the scent of MWF is it can go with most things so I reached for my bottle of Fine Clean Vetiver to finish off my shave with a nice cooling menthol hit.
Village barber pre shave oil
KnockOut Shave Black shaving soap
Ever Ready 1924
Gem SE blade
Art of Shaving Lemon EDT
A few SE razors arrived over the weekend, this being one of them along with a Gem Clog Pruf and an Open Comb Micromatic. After a good clean I choose the 1924 today.
Not a bad shaver, I’m using a blade which I took out of the 1912 and I’m not sure how many shaves I’ve had from it but it was still quite sharp.
I choose the sample of the Knockout Shave Black soap as I know from using it previously that the lather is nice and thick and protective.
I got a good shave, mostly BBS above the jaw and DFS below the jaw with no nicks or wounds. I probably need to get the angle of SE shaving back a bit, but I’m happy with the results.
I finished off with a splash of Myrsol Antesol and a tiny amount of Truefitt and Hill No 10 balm as the SE shave left me feeling a tiny bit raw, possibly the slightly blunt blade.
I’d put some of the Art of Shaving Lemon EDT on earlier and my wife said it smelt nice so I put some more on for the rest of the day.