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    Reflecting

    • Brush: Zenith r/Wetshaving exclusive MOAR BADGER (Silvertip)
    • Razor: Razorock Hawk V3 (standard plate)
    • Blade: Feather Professional
    • Lather: Catie’s Bubbles – Reflection
    • Post Shave: Tallow and Steel – Madagascar
    • Fragrance: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver

    Reflection keeps confusing me. Warm and fresh, tart and with a piercing note I can’t place (maybe the makrut leaf? I have no idea what that smells like). I struggle with finding good words for it. “Piercing” seems negative, but it’s piercing in a good way. The scent reminded me of something and today I finally figured out what it was: T&S Madagascar.

    I fetched the splash and smelled them next to each other and got all excited that I found that same piercing note (less pleasant in Madagascar, which isn’t a favourite of mine)! Then I checked the scent notes for both and they have exactly zero overlap 🤬 (Now I hear u/mammothben’s mantra in the back of my head: “Scent notes aren’t real, they are sweet marketing lies”, but really I suspect my sus nose to be playing tricks.).

    To continue the roller coaster of emotions that was this shave, when I applied the splash, there was zero feedback! I had met the u/iamsms splash-feels-like-water-challenge in a three-pass shave with this kinda new-to-me razor on loan from u/wallygator without even really trying that hard! Huzzah! What an accomplishment! Then I remembered that T&S splashes are alcohol-free witch hazel toners just in time for the frag tingle to set in and remind me why I practically never use my Madagascar set.

    Oh well. Interesting shave for sure, and it got me to reflect a bit more about lovely Reflection.

    • gcgallant
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      Then I remembered that T&S splashes are alcohol-free

      🤣

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        Those are our new kitchen towels that I bought and don’t let anyone use because I bought them for this 😅

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    July 7, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co Summer 28mm G5C
    • Blade Holder: Karve Overlander Brass
    • Blade: Personna Platinum (8)
    • Lather: Spearhead Shaving Company - Seaforth! Roman Spice - Soap
    • Toner: Thayers - Lavender - Toner
    • Aftershave: Spearhead Shaving Company - Seaforth! Roman Spice - Aftershave
    • Fragrance: Spearhead Shaving Company - Seaforth! Roman Spice - Eau de Toilette

    2 passes. Face lather. Excellent shave.


    I almost forgot to post this shave. Busy day today.

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    Sunday, July 7, 2024: Restagged

    • Brush: Yaqi 28mm Synthetic Rock
    • Razor: Koraat 14.2 Straight Razor
    • Lather: Chiseled Face Midnight Stag
    • Postshave: Naissance 702 Witch Hazel
    • Postshave: Chiseled Face Midnight Stag Aftershave
    • Postshave: Nivea After Shave Balm

    I tried with a synthetic brush (the big Yaqi Rock, very nice!), loaded even more heavily, and results were better today. Still, I maintain that this base is probably the worst of the artisan bases I have.

    Have a good day!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

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      I’ve had two soaps go bad on me. One (The Great Bear) from Murphy & McNeil and the other (Opulence) from Declaration Grooming. I have no idea what happened. One day they just would not create a decent lather. Not sure if this applies to your experience or not.

    • waldenMA
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      Nothing wrong with that. Time to get rid of it!

  • waldenMA
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    July 7, 2024

    • Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts w/Maggard SHD 30mm Fan
    • Razor: Chiseled Face - Legacy Raw Titanium (#69)
    • Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (5)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Roam Two - Soap
    • Post Shave: Razorock - Puros - Aftershave
    • Fragrance: Stirling Soap Co. - Varen - EdT

    Yesterday was exceedingly long and exhausting, so I treated myself to a Roam Two night shave. It was really great. Puros is a tobacco scent and I usually really love it, but it was a bit much before going to bed.