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  • djundjilaMA
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    5 months ago

    Barrbarrian Shave

    • Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts Papa Eld with Declaration Grooming B3 knot
    • Razor: Merkur Futur
    • Blade: Derby Premium
    • Lather: Noble Otter Barrbarr
    • Aftershave: Noble Otter Barrbarr
    • Fragrance: Spearhead Shaving Company Seaforth! 3 Scots
    • Talc: Pinaud Clubman Finest Powder

    “The Futur[…] is is not as loud as War, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own.” - Lauren Beukes

    As @timbuktu@sueden.social mentioned, this razor is loud, and it’s also a great shave.

    Barrbarr is a confusing scent for me, because I’m convinced it has a strong cinnamon note. That note is a figment of my imagination according to the authority. Either way, I love that fictitious cinnamon note in there and works well with 3 Scots.

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      Love the quote! I know it is very well liked, but I’ve passed on Barrbarr in favor of other NO scents. I find myself reaching for TNeV and Firefighter a lot these days.

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        Love the quote!

        It was shockingly fitting 😅

        TNeV and FF are fantastic scents. If I had to choose, I’d choose them over Barrbarr, too.

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    January 28, 2024

    • Brush: Elite Razor Neo-resinate 26mm Mother Lode

    • Razor: Gillette Tech English Flat Bottom

    • Blade: My-Blades (6)

    • Lather: London Razors - Coffee & Contemplation - Soap

    • Toner: Thayers - Cucumber - Toner

    • Aftershave: Barrister and Mann - Leviathan - Aftershave

    • Talc: Yardley Gold
       
      2 passes. Face lather. Excellent shave.


    Much of today’s shave comes courtesy of u/VisceralWatch. At different times, he has gifted me the soap, the razor and a tuck of these razor blades. Thank you sir!

    The scent on C&C is a deep, rich coffee with a touch of cream in it that gives off a hint of unsweetened chocolate. I love it, and it pairs very well with Leviathan; but, then, really, what doesn’t. Great soap base (thanks SBS), and great scent.

    I have a small but reasonable vintage DE collection. Not really a bad razor in it, but the English Flat Bottomed Tech always surprises me with how comfortable and natural it feels in-hand. It’s this, and whinging about the weather, that make me an anglophile.

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      Anglophile is a new word for me. I also tend to enjoy English things. Some of my favorite bands and TV shows are British.

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        Some of my favorite bands and TV shows are British.

        That’s true for me as well.

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    January 28, 2024

    • Brush: Every Ready 400 w/30mm Motherload
    • Razor: Blackland Era - Level 3 SB
    • Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (4)
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Port-Au-Prince - Soap
    • Post Shave: Aqua Velva - Ice Blue - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: House of Mammoth - Mood Indigo - Balm
    • Post Shave: House of Mammoth/Declaration Grooming - Cerberus - Liniment
    • Fragrance: Cross/Cut - Warm Woods - EdT

    Port-Au-Prince typically gives me slight frag burn (likely the Lemongrass, which is a common irritant), but today it wasn’t a problem. Maybe it was the very soft brush, or the rainy weather, or who knows what.

    Nice shave as per usual with the Era.

  • DaveWave94
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    SOTD 28.01.2024

    • Prep: warm water
    • Razor: RazoRock Gamechanger 0.84 OC; Wilkinson Eco disposable
    • Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum; disposable
    • Brush: RazoRock Beehive 28 mm
    • Lather: Declaration Grooming - Unscented soap
    • Post Shave: Thayers Cucumber facial mist; Natura Siberica ASB gel
    • Fragrance: Bentley for Men Intense EdP

    Late AF experimental head shave. I wanted to test how nicely the disposable razors from recycled materials work for head shaving, I actually got them for travel and body shaving.

    First pass WTG with the Gamechanger, smooth as usual with a fresh BIC. Second ATG with the disposable… It wasn’t bad, but not really exceptional either. I guess I’ll always prefer safety razors, but for short trips it’s a good travel option that wouldn’t hurt to lose.

    Notino now stocks Thayers, a great thing for me. The facial mist also works great for applying it on the dome.

    The other thing I got was this Bentley EdP. It’s a nice masculine fragrance, slightly similar to Bay Rum but a bit more suited for everyday wear. It’s definitely different than the usual mainstream scents of Sauvage, 1 Million and Le Male and I totally appreciate it for that. Not a sillage bomb or performance beast, but nice for work or everyday activities.