SOTD: Saturday 7th July -Friday 13th July 2018.



Cella ~ SOC ~ Mergress ~ Nacet ~ Proraso Balm

Wow! What a lather from the Cella, magnificent stuff... I might be getting carried away but I'd say there is very little difference between the quality of Cella lather and most of the artisan offerings available. Scent is marzipan out of the tub and almost scentless on the face, OK maybe a hint of something sweet like an almond croissant.
 
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~SOTD~

Prep ~ Shower, Lavender Glycerin soap
Razor ~ Eskimo Adjustble set to 3
Blade ~ Gillette Rubie Stainless steel, made in London (NOS) Gifted to me by @Dobbo25
Soap ~ Barrister And Mann - Lime, Lavender & Cedarwood
Brush ~ Thater 4125/2 Silvertip
Post ~ Thayers Rose petal
Scent ~ Agua Lavanda Cologne - A. Puig

I received a PM from @Dobbo25 a fellow member asking me if I would like to try a tuck of NOS Gillette Rubies, well I don't need asking twice, yes sir and thank you very much! A day later a small package arrived with said tuck of blades plus around ten assorted NOS blades, well I was like a dog with two tails......keeping it clean, this is a family show! :) so today I cracked open the Rubies and put one in my Eskimo to test.
The soap was lathered apon my face with a brush that is as soft as a cloud and it was good, a great scent and lather to match. I proceeded to shave not knowing what to expect, I know and love modern Rubies but would these be the same.......yes the same, sharp and smooth and the razor cut through my stubble with ease but these felt better because they come from a time that has passed and I know I can't just order a tuck from ebay. There is something special about shaving with these old blades and I get a kick out of it everytime I use a NOS blade, I know I can't be the only shaver to feel this way. :)
Smooth skinned and feeling good, this was a most excellent shave, thanks P. (@Dobbo25 )
To finnish off I stuck to the lavender theme and sloshed about the Puig Agua Lavanda Cologne, just perfect.

It's Friday the 13th so let's be careful out there..........hogwash! Have a nice day folks.....P.
 

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Cella ~ SOC ~ Mergress ~ Nacet ~ Proraso Balm

Wow! What a lather from the Cella, magnificent stuff... I might be getting carried away but I'd say there is very little difference between the quality of Cella lather and most of the artisan offerings available. Scent is marzipan out of the tub and almost scentless on the face, OK maybe a hint of something sweet like an almond croissant.
+1 on Cella
I find slickness and post shave feel are very good
It seems to last ages too, especially for a soft soap
 


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rudy Vey Shavemac Silvertip Badger
Soap: MWF
Razor: Vintage Gillette Rocket HD
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Platinum Plus (1)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / Myrsol Emulsion
Scent: GFT Spanish Leather

I am having fun attacking the "difficult" triple-milled soaps in my den with the 30mm Rudy Vey Shavemac. It takes no prisoners.
The latest to fall victim is the venerable Mitchell's Wool Fat. Following a solid load, the lather built beautifully in the Timeless bowl, and was slick and wonderfully cushioning.
I changed blades from the previous shave, having found the modern Gillette Platinum sharp but a little harsh. Reloaded with a vintage Gillette Platinum Plus. A world of difference. Very sharp, but smooth and comfortable. Despite the mild nature of the Rocket, I was at DFS+ after three passes. Very nice post shave. Finished with the very comforting scent of GFT Spanish Leather - perfect for a winter's evening.
 
Pre: Cold water face wash
Brush: Omega 11137 Boar
Soap: OSP Bay Rum
Razor: Cobra Classic
Blade: Schick Proline P
Post: Cold water rinse, Boots Bay Rum
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Thanks to @Mbarn for selling me this excellent soap.
It was my first use of an OSP soap and it's right up my street. Everything you need in a soap and then some.
The scent profile is also excellent, heavy on the bay, with the rum coming through in the background.
I'm now looking for a suitable splash to go with it.
Happy Shaving one and all.
 
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