I got my delivery of Stirling Soap Company Executive Man today. I’ve got quite a few Stirling soaps but for some reason I’d never picked this one up before. I saw that Shaving Time in the UK was offering free delivery and as I had an Aventus inspired splash and no soap after selling my Murphy & McNeil Trinity soap I thought I’d give this a go.
From the tub the scent is strong and a good Aventus clone to my nose.
If you’re looking to pick up a Stirling Soap, or most of the rest of their range you can follow this referral link where we both get £5 off here
Happy spending 😂 I’m looking forward to trying this out later on.
Brad Sears 2 band Polo
Stirling Blu soap
Wolfman 0.67 gap with Gillette Super Platinum
Stirling Blu aftershave
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDT
Nice blue themed shave today on what started out a nice looking day, which has turned rainy.
No issues loading up this soap with the Sears Polo brush and a quick face lather whipped up some lovely lather.
The Wolfman is a smooth and efficient shaver which doesn’t seem too fussy about what blade you throw in it. I seem to be taking blades to their limits of late and I reckon this was shave 5 or 6 on this blade and it was still going strong.
The Stirling splash finished things off nicely and is a good match to the soap, which in turn is a good match to the original Polo Blue EDT which I finished off with. I’ve got a solid 5-6 hours from the EDT which is enough for me on a Saturday afternoon.
I’ve become obsessed with fragrances again but have luckily found a few Facebook groups where I can get decants to try out some harder to find, less mainstream scents.
Myrsol Emulsion Preshave
Plisson Synthetic Shaving Brush
Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf
Gem Blade (1)
Marks & Spencer Woodspice Aftershave
Continuing the month of using samples I reached for my sample pick of Stirling Ozark Mountain shaving soap. I am always pleasantly reminded how slick this soap is every time I use one of the Stirling soaps, I think they have to be the slickest shaving soap around.
The Ozark Mountain soap has a very nice scent which has a nice pine note to it along with a spicy woody scent as well, like all the Stirling soaps I have tried so far they really do have pleasant strong scents and provide great skincare. About 20 seconds loading up the Plisson after leaving a few drops of water on the puck while I showered produced more than enough passes of thick, super slick lather for my 3 pass shave, and left my skin with no real need for anything more post shave. I did have a little splash of the M&S Woodspice aftershave mainly for a little scent than anything else.
First go with the Clog Pruf after using the OCMM and 1924 Gem razors previously, and this time with a fresh blade. I have found with these razors they can be a little rougher on the skin than a typical DE razor, and I have found the blades to be a little harsh on their first use. No problems with that today but I can’t put that down to the razor or the thick Stirling lather. I guess I’ll find out on the next use of this razor. Overall a DFS result from this razor but not as close as the OCMM shave I had previously.
I finished off the shave keeping the woody theme going with a splash of Woodspice aftershave. I’ve had this bottle quite a few years now, definitely over 15 years, and it still smells as fresh as the day I bought it. It brings back fond memories of being in my early teens, before I got into the various “designer” scents, and is still a pleasant scent for me.
Proraso Sandalwood Preshave
Omega 49 boar
Ever Ready 1912
Gem SE blade (1)
Stirling Tuscany shaving soap
British Sterling aftershave
Today was one of those days were I just couldn’t work out what to use, I decided in the end to use the made in England Ever Ready 1912.
Omega Mighty Midget boar and badger mixed
Personna blade (3)
Aqua Velva aftershave