First off I want to thank all the viewers I have had the first day off my new blog!!! Wow! It really makes me want to post quality stuff knowing that there are people following along. Again thank you to everyone who is reading this.
Now onto today’s Shave of the day(SOTD).
Razor : 6/8″ Gloria Razor….made in Solingen Germany
Soap : Razorock Tobacco #2
Brush : Plisson Synthetic
Aftershave/Toner : Thayer’s Aftershave Witch Hazel + Queen Charlotte Soaps Iced Key Lime(not pictured)
Overall today’s shave was decent, nothing amazing or extraordinary. My face feels really nice, but it just felt a bit rough while I was shaving. Perhaps I was a bit careless with the blade and wasn’t watching my angle of attack. I got a couple of spots of irritation on my cheek which never happens, which points towards poor blade angle.
So today I used the Razorock Tobacco #2. I had posted elsewhere that I thought that the tobacco #1 was more masculine scented than the #2. Well, I take that back. I used the word ‘masculine’ when I should have use BOLD. The #2 scent is more smokey, while the #1 is more bold and in your face. The scent of #2 seemed to fade away much faster than #1. It lathered and performed pretty much identically to #1 as well, so it’s a toss-up on performance. Basically the scent on these is a personal preference. The Tobacco #2 is subtle and smokey and floral. Very nice scent which you could put any aftershave on it as it isn’t strong enough post shave to change an aftershave scent. The one thing I didn’t mention yesterday and was confirmed today was just how easy it is to load the brush with these two new soaps. About 20 seconds of loading the Plisson Synthetic today and about 35 seconds on the boar yesterday provided enough lather for probably 4-5 passes.
While some wet shavers like Chris Bailey(TSEvangelist) refer to the Plisson Synthetic as ‘The brush of the gods’ I will just got it a really nice brush. Is it soft? OH MY is it ever soft…..the softest brush I have ever felt. Also it dries extremely fast making it perfect for travel! Its one downfall for me is the lack of backbone. Yes it has some, but my personal preference is a bit more backbone so I can feel the knot scrubbing my face a bit more and working up the lather. However the Plisson is a beast at making lather and loading off the puck. I do use it quite often and would highly recommend it to anyone. It can be had in L’occitaine stores in the USA for around $30 I believe. I think in Canadian stores it’s still over $50 but I could be mistaken. Well worth it regardless of which price you pay for it in my opinion.
I finished my shave off with Thayer’s aftershave witch hazel. This is something I do every time I shave. All the Thayer’s products are fantastic and really leave my skin feeling soft and tightened up(but not drying). As a last minute add after I had taken my picture I decided to put on some QCS aftershave balm. The iced Key Lime smells like real lime, and not synthetic. It is very highly mentholated but left my face feeling awake and supple and nicely moisturized. I realize it feels like it is about -20 degrees here in Nova Scotia so a mentholated product may not have been the best choice, but I really love this stuff!!!
As the Great Neil Young once said “Keep on Shaving in the free world”
*note that 85% of the things you read on the internet are not true