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  • sahenders
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    7 days ago

    Jul 6, 2024 - Stirling Saturday: Baker Street

    • Brush: Stirling Soap Co. Green & Ivory 24mm Synthetic 2-Band Synthentic Knot
    • Razor: Karve Shaving Co. Overlander
    • Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Stainless (Green) [5]
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Baker Street - Soap
    • Post Shave: Declaration Grooming - 88 Chestnut Street - Aftershave
    • Fragrance: Noble Otter - Barrbarr - Eau de Parfum

    Rating: 4.5/5

  • djundjilaMA
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    8 days ago

    Italian Summer

    • Brush: Zenith r/Wetshaving exclusive MOAR BADGER (Silvertip)
    • Razor: F. Rolli Rolli’s Hollow Ground 5/8" (carbon steel, barber’s notcho)
    • Lather: Abbate Y La Mantia Verbena Toscana
    • Post Shave: Acqua di Parma Barbiere
    • Fragrance: Farina 1709
    • Hand Soap: Le Petit Olivier Verveine Citron

    Yes, that’s a hand soap pairing. When I sang the praises of Verbena Toscana recently, @PorkButtsNTaters666@sub.wetshaving.social pointed me to this hand soap that has a very similar scent profile. It’s now the standard hand soap in the bathroom I use most.

    Fresh summerly scents all around. I’m counting down the days until our vacation.

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    July 6, 2024

    • Brush: Chisel & Hound Classic 26mm V23 Fanchurian

    • Razor: Filarmonica 13 Novodur 13/16" Para Profesionales Full Hollow

    • Lather: Gentleman’s Nod - Tusitala - Soap

    • Toner: Thayers - Rose - Toner

    • Aftershave: Gentleman’s Nod - Tusitala - Aftershave

    • Fragrance: Gentleman’s Nod - Tusitala - Parfum Extrait

    2 passes. Face lather. Excellent shave.


    Tusitala came in the mail last night. The soap and scent are great. I’m very happy to have this. The fragrance sounds a little like a random bunch of notes were thrown together:

    Bright and zesty citrus. Exotic and spicy cardamom. A tangy green peach. A floral combo of Jasmine and Orris. A bittersweet Saffron and rich rum. Rich and natural tobacco leaf and musk. Tonka and deep woods.

    But this was done by a professional perfumer, and you can really tell. It’s quite elegant IMO.

    And, after more than 550 straight shaves, I finally found a 2-pass shaving pattern that allows me to get as close a shave around the Adam’s Apple as I can on the rest of my face. Slow learner.

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    8 days ago

    Saturday, July 6, 2024: Shit Stag


    It’s hard to overstate just how shit the tallow-based Midnight Stag soap is. I took thrice as much as I would with a normal soap, and still got a foamy, airy “lather”. It is slick, though. If it weren’t such a meme scent…

    Have a good day!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

    • gcgallant
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      8 days ago

      I think the soap is fine but certainly not top-tier. After using Midnight Stag for my first AA, I realized it is not really a great summer (northern hemisphere) scent for me.

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        8 days ago

        They seem to have 2 bases, and you can get the stag in both (just avoid the tallow base)

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          8 days ago

          Ohhhh, the silk tallow base? I’ve killed a tub of that stuff. I liked that base, too! Definitely a little tricky, though.

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              I do tend to use synthetic brushes a lot.

              With that base I remember the proto-lather never really got any “bigger” while lathering, so I tub loaded what looked like it was going to be enough soap for the whole shave, then just added water to weigh it down a bit. That’s pretty much it.

  • waldenMA
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    July 6, 2024

    • Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts “Santa Noir” w/Maggard 28mm SHD Badger
    • Razor: Chiseled Face - Legacy Raw Titanium (#69)
    • Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (4)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Rhapsody - Soap
    • Post Shave: Chatillon Lux - Sni Mato - Aftershave

    Stanky. Good stank, though.

  • DaveWave94
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    8 days ago

    06.07.2024

    • Prep: warm water
    • Razor: Leaf Thorn
    • Blade: Derby Premium half DE
    • Brush: TGS Galaxy 26 mm
    • Lather: Barrister and Mann - The Full Measure of Man
    • Post Shave: Moon Soaps Old School balm; moisturiser

    2 pass head shave. A totally comfortable one I might add.

    FMoM is, by far, a soap very deserving of its own hype. The scent is just chef’s kiss throughout… perhaps not best suited to summer, but do I care? Nope. Plus in the Omnibus base it lathers like something otherworldly and leaves great slickness for head shaving.

    Using the Thorn again was also a pleasure. I’m now firmly believing that SE razors are prime head shavers - every single one I’ve used works either really well or even amazing like this one. I could probably sell all my DEs and just invest in more modern and vintage SEs and be happy. Sad but true…

    I still struggle a bit with my new Lemmy app so please don’t be scared about some hiccups; I try to remedy mistakes as soon as I notice them.