Mickey Lee Soapworks Hallowed Harvest

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Myrsol Emulsion as preshave
Semogue Owners Club 2 band
MLSW Hallowed Harvest
Schick Dial Injector @ 7
Personna blade (2)
Homemade Bay Rum
Ricardo L’homme Sport aftershave

A very nice shave today. First use of the Mickey Lee Hallowed Harvest soap after buying this a few weeks back. It has a similar smell to the Drunken Goat soap but with spices, I guess that’s down to it having ale in the soap formula.

The Semogue 2 band badger brush has plenty of backbone so loading up the soap is easy, it also has really soft tips which feels good on the face. For the money this is a really nice brush that I’d recommend.

I face lathered starting with swirling the brush around to work the lather into my skin and lifting the stubble then began painting the lather on with brush strokes and soon had a nice thick lather ready to shave with. As with other MLSW soaps the lather is nice and thick and slick with good protective qualities.

I upped the Schick adjustable to 7 today for all 3 passes and got a nice smooth close shave with no irritation.

I finished off my shave with a splash of my homemade bay rum which I’d added a bit more scent to but it could still do with a bit more. I’m going to separate some out and add some menthol crystals to see how that goes. As I was lacking in scent I tried a splash of Ricardo L’homme sport a friend gave me. It’s also a little light in scent but has a minty bay rum scent that’s pleasant if a bit fleeting.

SOTD 30/10/13

SOTD 30/10/13

3P pre shave cream
Semogue Owners Club 2 Band in Cherry wood
Speick shave soap stick
Above The Tie Atlas R1
Gillette Green 7 o’clock blade (1)
Superdrug’s Forest Fresh aftershave

My 3rd shave with the Atlas, it is certainly an aggressive razor but does give a really close shave. Certainly the closest shave of all my razors but not quite as smooth as some.

The Semogue brush is my favourite badger brush of all and it is hard to beat the lather of Speick products.