It’s always nice to visit an old friend. Someone you can rely on and count on no matter how long it has been. Proraso to me is this soap to a T. I can always count on Proraso green for a great shave….Who’s your old friend?last night while I was planning out this mornings shave I was rummaging through all of my soaps. Upon this I realized I have way too many soaps and need to sell some or trade them. I also noticed a few soaps that I don’t you nearly enough and I kind of figured out why. With all the new artisans and soap scent available to us as wet shavers, I always want the next best soap. It’s a losing battle though as you may realize. It doesn’t take long to wind up with 30 soaps that have only been used a couple of times each, and old favorites get pushed to the back of the cupboard. For me I love trying new things and often neglect the ‘old types’ such as Proraso and Tabac. These two soaps are popular for a reason and will always have a place in my den. However I using them very sparingly for some reason. They aren’t the most expensive and they will never cease to be produced in my opinion. But the last two days I have used both back to back. two awesome shaves. They ARE my old friends I can count on. Super protective and awesome lather. I think this is a big reason I recommend these soaps to guys starting out. So easy to lather and I never get any nicks, cuts, or weepers when I use these soaps. THE SHAVE!
Brush : Semogue Owners Club boar
Blade : Gillette Platinum
Soap : PRORASO GREEN
Pre : Proraso Green
Toner : Thayer’s Aftershave Witch Hazel
Balm : Local Gent Eucalyptus Mint
Just a stellar shave from top to bottom. As impressed by Proraso that I was I was equally taken aback by the great shave I got from the Old Type. I think my technique has drastically improved since I last used it. I found it harsh last time and that is why I haven’t used it. but it was smooth sailing today and effortless. All the software worked well together and it was a wonderful start to the day!
but my great start to the day didn’t end there! Found out I was getting a nice tax return as well! then I stopped at the post office and got an awesome MAIL CALL!!
A Tub of Catie’s bubbles Boucles Fruite and a tin of HTGAM Cavendish. I am super stoked to try the Catie’s Bubbles I’m not gonna lie. I’ve read so many reviews and watched countless videos on the stuff and now I get to see if I should ‘believe they hype’. First sniff is really nice, but I cannot put my finger on the scent. it’s something familiar like a Campino candy or something(not fruit loops to my nose). The Cavendish I have used before and really enjoyed….until my dad took my stick of it. Glad to have a puck now, especially with my tobacco soap addiction I have acquired. Needless to say the Catie’s will be my soap of choice tomorrow and I will write up a little first impression review for you guys….I’m quite excited. I also got my Straight back Val at the gentleman’s den!! Gonna use this baby tomorrow as well.
Well, I hope I may have persuade one or two of you guys to use an old stand by tomorrow. You may just be surprised by how good it is!!
“Daniels shaving tonight on a plane” – Elton John