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  • djundjilaMA
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    14 days ago

    Bon Voyage, Lather Games!

    • Brush: Mühle Boar Brush – Deutsche Demokratische Republik (GDR)
    • Razor: СПЗ Консул – Українська Радянська Соціалістична Республіка (Ukrainian SSR) #Stainlessless
    • Blade: Нева – Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика (Russian Soviet Republic)
    • Lather: Купа – Купа – България (Bulgaria)
    • Post Shave: Wars – Fresh – Rzeczpospolita Polska (Poland)
    • Fragrance: Красная Москва – Красная Москва – Российская Федерация (Russian Federation)
    • Me: Switzerland

    Another Lather Games edition is in the can, and we made it to the end almost completely without drama! I want to thank the participants and my fellow organisers from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful month of June! I’m looking forward to recording the podcast wrap-up and the winner announcements soon.

    Our hobby on this sub is pretty anglo-centric, so I decided to look east for today’s international theme instead for a change.

    Theme: The cream Купа is from Bulgaria, home of sub legends u/MrTangerinesky and u/DjanovShaving.

    Relevant post and frag: All items used are on theme.

    Special challenge: The Mühle brush is from the same Mühle company that still makes razors. This NOS brush was made around 1975, shortly after the owner family Müller had been expropriated and the company had been transformed into a Volkseigener Betrieb (Publicly Owned Enterprise, the main legal form of industrial enterprise in East Germany). The Razor was made in Severodonetsk in 1990 in the Ukrainian SSR. It’s a pretty neat clone of the Gillette Slim. The blade was made in 1963 in Leningrad in the Russian SSR. It’s tuggy. The post shave is from (modern, democratic) Poland (fresh!) and Красная Москва is from the modern day Russian Federation (“Smells like a cheap old woman’s perfume” - my wife).

    An interesting titbit about Красная Москва is that it and Chanel N° 5 have the same origins in the last decades of the Tsarist Russian Empire. Here’s an interesting podcast episode about it for those who understand German.

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    June 30, 2024

    • Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3
    • Razor: Wolfman Guerilla (Gen 1)
    • Blade: Bolzano Superinox (18)
    • Lather: Australian Private Reserve - Raconteur - Soap
    • Post Shave: Nivea - Sensitive - Balm
    • Fragrance: Azzaro - Pour Homme Night Time - EdT

    Bon voyage, Lather Games!

    My country - United States 🇺🇸
    Brush - Isle of Mann 🇮🇲
    Razor - Canada 🇨🇦
    Blade - Germany 🇩🇪
    Lather - Australia 🇦🇺
    Post Shave - Mexico 🇲🇽
    Fragrance - France 🇫🇷

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        You, too! It’s the most wonderful thing, being able to shave with whatever you feel like 😁

  • gcgallant
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    June 30, 2024

    • Brush: Wald Nimbus Bloodline 27mm J3
    • Razor: Smart Helix Apollo (setting: 0.85mm Plate)
    • Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless (1)
    • Lather: WestMan Shaving - Alma - Soap
    • Post Shave: PannaCrema - Nuàvia Verde - Balm
    • Fragrance: Zaharoff - Signature Rosé - Eau de Parfum
    • Talc: Yardley Classic
       

    Another Lather Games is done! Congrats to all those who participated! My goals for the games were, make a shave-related photo each day, and enjoy the craziness. I’m happy to have accomplished both goals.

    Thanks so much to the judges and organizers. You guys rock!

    Oh!

    • Me: USA
    • Brush: Germany
    • Razor: Ukraine
    • Blade: Japan
    • Lather: Portugal
    • Post shave: Italy
    • Fragrance: France
    • Talc: United Kingdom

    I’m out!