Razor : George Wostenholm and Sons XXL
Soap : Razorock Tobacco #1
Brush : Semogue Owners Club Boar
Toner : Thayer’s Rose
Aftershave : Barberry Coast Bay Rum no.28
Bowl : Running Raven done by a local artist from BC
Todays shave was FANTASTIC! Every piece of software worked well together and the hardware were superb. The Tobacco #1 by Razorock is a newly released soap and I got my hands on both #1 and #2. I will admit that I was hoping for a smoking tobacco scent….this is not the case. What it is is a tobacco flower scent. Very floral and powdery and similar to Tabac(which I love), but a bit more masculine. I personally like the scent the more I smell it and use it. This was shave number two with the soap and I am pretty sure Joe from Razorock/Italian Barber has a winner on his hands. This soap happens to be the argan(argania) oil formula. Previously I had never used this formula by Razorock and only used the veggie(Zi’Peppino) and Tallow(XXX). I must say I really, really enjoy this formula. It produced a thick, slick lather and the scent really comes out when lathered. It’s tough to say but after 2 shaves I think this may be my new top Razorock soap……which says a lot because I love Zi’peppino.
As for the brush I cannot say enough about the Semogue owners Club(SOC). It just keeps getting better with every shave as it breaks in. I was influenced by quite a few people on instagram and the forums that this is a ‘must have’ brush. They were right. For under $30 shipped you cannot go wrong. It is a lather machine whether you face lather or bowl lather. By far the best boar brush I have owned.
As for the Thayer’s rose I use it after every shave and love all of Thayer’s witch Hazel products. I would not shave without it. The Bay Rum is spectacular and I will do a full review of this in the near future as it deserves the spotlight! The Wostenholm razor is an old razor I got honed by a guy(Josh) in Halifax from Gringhouse HFX. It’s a nice 5/8″ shaver that is super nimble and easy to work with.
Overall this was a great DFS(damn fine shave) shave. From razor to aftershave, and everything in between I really enjoyed it all.
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