Shave of the Day

Ed Wardian

Basenotes Dependent
Oct 28, 2020
Friday, September 23, 2022

Razor
: Fatip Lo Storto Slant Gold Finish Closed Comb
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux
Brush: DS Cosmetic T4 soft synthetic hair shaving brush resin handle 26mm
Soap/Cream: TABAC stick
Post-Shave: Nefertiti by Chatillon Lux
Final Topping: Arabian Nights by Jacques Bogart


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Today

Razor
: Fatip Lo Storto Slant Gold Finish Closed Comb
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (Greece)
Brush: ZENlTH New Euro Model Ivory Handle Whitened Pure Bristle 22mm
Soap/Cream: Purely Skinful Handmade Essentials - Ridge Runner with menthol
Post-Shave: Valentino Uomo aftershave by Valentino
Final Topping: Insurrection II Wild by Reyane Tradition

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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
Saturday:

PAA "Aqua DG" Shave Soap / PAA "The Starcraft" Synth / 40's Gillette Aristocrat / Wizamet
Alum / PAA "Aqua DG" After Shave Splash / Armani "Acqua di Gio" EdT


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Sunday:

Pinnacle Grooming "Barbershop" Shave Soap / WWBW "Antique" Synth / Blackland Razors "Era" / Gillette Platinum

Alum / Pinnacle Grooming "Barbershop" After Shave Splash / Tom Ford "Beau De Jour" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
26 September, 2022

Great shave this morning! New soap and splash in from Stirling. Love the scent of "Oro Valley". Great lather for three passes and I finished with the matching splash (+ skin food) and a spray of Creed "Royal Oud" EdP. Excellent!


Stirling Soap Co. "Oro Valley" Shave Soap / RajonCajon "Buckeye Burl" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor
Gillette Platinum / Alum / Stirling Soap Co. "Oro Valley" After Shave Splash / Creed "Royal Oud" EdP


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
27 September, 2022

A Brut-centric shave this morning. And a great one too! PAA's "ET TU" shave soap has the classic scent and excellent lather. Three passes and I finished with the (European) splash (+ skin food) and a spray of the Special Reserve. I even went so far as spraying on some Brut deodorant I have. :cool:

Hope you have a Brut-tastic day! 😁


Phoenix Shaving "ET TU" Shave Soap / WWBW "Milky Way" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor
Gillette Platinum / Alum / Brut Original After Shave Splash / Brut Special Reserve EdC


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
28 September, 2022

Fantastic shave this morning. First use of the "Solo" shave soap from The Goodfellas' Smile. Great lather and scent which is practically identical to Platinum Égöiste by Chanel. Three passes and I finished with Chanel "Platinum Égöiste" after shave lotion and EdT.

Hope you have a wonderful day. :)


The Goodfellas' Smile "Solo" Shave Soap / Sorrentino Brushworks 24mm Synth / Blackland "Era" / Gillette Platinum
Alum / Chanel "Platinum Égöiste" After Shave Lotion / Chanel "Platinum Égöiste" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
29 September, 2022

Fantastic shave this morning. First use of Hub City Soap Company's "Chats With Grandpa" soap and splash. It's a very nice barbershop scented, tallow-based soap with notes of rum, amber, bay, musk and powder. It's basically a cross between a bay rum and a barbershop scent and fairly unique in that I haven't run across another company that's attempted it. Great lather for three passes and I finished with the matching splash and a spray of Tom Ford's "Tom Ford for Men".

Hope you have a great day. :)


Hub City Soap Company "Chats With Grandpa" Shave Soap / Sorrentino Brushworks "Roll Tide" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor / Gillette Platinum
Alum / Hub City Soap Company "Chats With Grandpa" After Shave Splash / Tom Ford "Tom Ford for Men" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
30 September, 2022

Wonderful shave this morning! Getting a jump on October / Halloween with a great seasonal bay rum scent from Phoenix Shaving. "Atomic Pumpkin"is the perfect scent for the Autumnal bay rum fanatic! Fantastic lather for three passes and I finished with the matching splash and a spray of Davidoff "Zino Davidoff". 🎃

Hope you have a great day. :)


Phoenix Shaving "Atomic Pumpkin" Shave Soap / DS Cosmetics "Two Evil Eyes" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor
Gillette Platinum / Alum / Phoenix Shaving "Atomic Pumpkin" After Shave Splash / Davidoff "Zino Davidoff" EdT


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Padron

Super Member
Nov 18, 2006
30 September, 2022

Wonderful shave this morning! Getting a jump on October / Halloween with a great seasonal bay rum scent from Phoenix Shaving. "Atomic Pumpkin"is the perfect scent for the Autumnal bay rum fanatic! Fantastic lather for three passes and I finished with the matching splash and a spray of Davidoff "Zino Davidoff". 🎃

Hope you have a great day. :)


Phoenix Shaving "Atomic Pumpkin" Shave Soap / DS Cosmetics "Two Evil Eyes" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor
Gillette Platinum / Alum / Phoenix Shaving "Atomic Pumpkin" After Shave Splash / Davidoff "Zino Davidoff" EdT


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Looks like it was a great shave to start your Friday and weekend! 😎
 

Ed Wardian

Basenotes Dependent
Oct 28, 2020
Great looking shave there, Ed! I have not seen a DE like that before. Is the handle longer than that of a Merkur long handled slant as an example?

It looks very nice and the cutaway detailing is cool. 😎
Thank you Padron!

I believe the slender Yaqi Excalibur SE is inspired by the Blackland Vector and RazoRock Hawk SE razor... Smooth and guarded in my experience.

I'm not familiar with the Merkur slant handle; here it is tailored at 3.6 inches and the overall length under 3.8 inches... A comfortable fit for any hand. Certainly, one has to pay attention to the alignment and then it's smooth sailing. Truly fun off the bat for me and has become a favoured choice these past few months. I consider it mild and perfect for anyone looking to experience the Feather Pro SE or Kai in a safe and cool format (of course, technique/angle matters matters).

BTW loving the pics!
 

Ed Wardian

Basenotes Dependent
Oct 28, 2020
1 October, 2022


Southern Witchcrafts "Desairology" Shave Soap / PAA "Amber Aerolite" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor
Gillette Platinum / Alum / Epsilon "Amber" After Shave Splash / Dior "Bois d'Argent" EdT


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Oooh I really love this base, markb... I've been curious about the roster ever since I got my hands on the lovely spicy green Fougère Nemeta.
I heard this is a nice twist on the barbershop... How is it for you scentwise? Hmm, Autumn Ash and Samhain are other ones I'm interested in.
 

Padron

Super Member
Nov 18, 2006
Thank you Padron!

I believe the slender Yaqi Excalibur SE is inspired by the Blackland Vector and RazoRock Hawk SE razor... Smooth and guarded in my experience.

I'm not familiar with the Merkur slant handle; here it is tailored at 3.6 inches and the overall length under 3.8 inches... A comfortable fit for any hand. Certainly, one has to pay attention to the alignment and then it's smooth sailing. Truly fun off the bat for me and has become a favoured choice these past few months. I consider it mild and perfect for anyone looking to experience the Feather Pro SE or Kai in a safe and cool format (of course, technique/angle matters matters).

BTW loving the pics!
Thank you, Ed. Really appreciate the detailed information and your thoughts on the razor. It looks really nice. 👍 I will have to read more about it.

The merkur long handle slant I use most is on the right in the photo below. I like it a lot, I guess it is more aggressive for a DE.

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Enjoying your photos as well!
 

JBHoren

I *am* smiling
Apr 25, 2007
Blade: BiC single-blade disposable
Brush: Plisson #12 in Pure Black Badger
Suds: QED Mocha Java
Scent: Jo Malone Black Vetyver Café

20221003-BSBPlisMJBVC.png I selected the Black Vetyver Café because it shares two common notes with the Mocha Java: Chocolate and Coffee; both of which will be easy for me to carry through with other fragrances as the morning gives way to afternoon, evening, and finally, to night.
 

markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
Oooh I really love this base, markb... I've been curious about the roster ever since I got my hands on the lovely spicy green Fougère Nemeta.
I heard this is a nice twist on the barbershop... How is it for you scentwise? Hmm, Autumn Ash and Samhain are other ones I'm interested in.
Very "barbershopy" but instead of normal sage it's burnt sage, so there's a (slight) smokey quality to it. It's not heavy and not unpleasant. If you've ever used sage to "smudge" with, you'll know what I'm talking about. Great scent and soap!
 
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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
3 October, 2022

Great shave this morning. It's nice jumping back into the warmer Autumn scents. Kinda like wrapping up in a warm blankie. 😌 Great lather and scent from the Oz Shaving "40 Crows". Warm amber with hints of oakmoss, fruit and patchouli. Three passes and I finished with a splash of Clubman Pinaud Reserve "Cognac Neat" and a spray of Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. Wonderful!

Hope you have a great day.


Oz Shaving "40 Crows" Shave Soap / Wild West Brushworks "Candy Corn" Synth / Blackland "Era" Razor / Gillette Platinum
Alum /
Clubman Pinaud Reserve "Cognac Neat" After Shave Splash / Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur EdC


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
4 October, 2022

Fantastic shave this morning. Broke out Noble Otter's "Thé Noir et Vanille". Been a while since I had last used it and wanted to take care of that. Excellent lather and scent. Three passes with the Tech and I finished with the matching splash and a spray of Viktor & Rolf "Spicebomb" EdT.

Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Noble Otter "Thé Noir et Vanille" Shave Soap / Wild West Brush Works "Antique" Synth / Gillette Tech / Wizamet
Alum / Noble Otter "Thé Noir et Vanille" After Shave Splash / Viktor & Rolf "Spicebomb" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
5 October, 2022

Great shave this morning. Went with Southern Witchcrafts "Tres Matres", an olfactory homage to the Argento movie "Suspiria". Warm amber and fruity top with a dry, earthy base. Three passes with the Tech and I finished with a splash of Skin Bracer "Cool Spice" after shave (+ skin food) and a spray of "Lagerfeld Classic".

Hope you have a great day. :)

Southern Witchcrafts "Tres Matres" Shave Soap / Sorrentino Brushworks Synth / Gillette Tech / Wizamet
Alum / Skin Bracer "Cool Spice" After Shave Splash / Lagerfeld "Lagerfeld Classic" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
6 October, 2022

Fantastic shave this morning. Great lather and scent from the Stirling soap. Three passes with the Gillette '34 New OC and finished with a splash of vintage Avon "Brisk Spice" after shave (+ skin food) and a spray of Pascal Morabito "OR BLACK".

Hope you have a great day. :)


Stirling Soap Co. "Stirling Spice" Shave Soap / Wild West Brush Works "Gold Coast" Synth / Gillette 1934 New OC
Polsilver /
Alum / Vintage Avon "Brisk Spice" After Shave Splash / Pascal Morabito "OR BLACK" EdT


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markb

Super Member
Nov 19, 2009
7 October, 2022

Great shave on this Friday! Surprising too because I was in a rush this morning and that's usually when bad shaves happen. Luckily, that was not the case. Lovely lather and scent from the "Carmilla" soap. Three passes with the Tech and I finished with a splash of Aqua Velva "Musk" After Shave (+ skin food) and a splash (gotta get a refillable atomizer to put this in) of vintage Avon "Black Suede" EdC.

Hope you have a great day. :)


Southern Witchcrafts "Carmilla" Shave Soap / Maggard Razors 24mm Synth / Gillette Tech / Wizamet
Alum / Aqua Velva "Musk" After Shave Splash / Vintage Avon "Black Suede" EdC


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