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A -wood shave

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SOTD 11 Mar 2015

Teakwood and Sandalwood provide the fragrances for today’s shave.

The lather from Strop Shoppe’s Special Edition Teakwood was wonderful, and the Plisson did a very fine job. I think this was the first SE soap that Strop Shoppe made. Great stuff.

I didn’t realize I had hidden the razor so much. It’s the Maggard Razor with the thick handle that has a removable base. It did a very nice job: BBS in three passes.

Finally, a splash of ToBS Sandalwood and I’m ready for the day, which opened with (much-needed) rain.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 March 2015 at 10:00 am

Posted in Shaving

6 Responses

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  1. I just finished your book and must say I gained a plethora of information from your years of experience. I own a Feather AS-D2 razor and a Savile Row 3326 badger brush to keep my Plisson and Edwin Jagger Synthetic company. I have been looking through your older entries and was amazed at your den collection. I love trying new soaps and creams (which I prefer) but am fighting hard in my retirement not to spend the thousands and thousands of dollars you and many YouTube bloggers have invested in this phenomenon. And to think the vast majority of men still use cartridges and electric shavers. Thanks for your wisdom and I look forward to your daily shave entries. If you could review some of the Trumper and Truefitt & Hill creams I would benefit from your evaluations. With smiles, Dr. Bob

    Dr. Robert Levine

    11 March 2015 at 4:59 pm

  2. I’ve already photographed tomorrow’s shave, but I’ll do a Trumper cream the day after. I don’t think I have any more Truefitt & Hill: I’m very soap oriented. (And apparently both Trumper and T&H have been struck by the reformulation scourge.)

    Thanks for you kind remarks about the book. I’m just now trying to finish the final edition, though it won’t be available for a few months. But I did try to bring it up to date and get it ready for the future.

    LeisureGuy

    11 March 2015 at 6:15 pm

  3. If you are soap oriented, I would love your review of some of the Shaver Heaven soaps (Hubba Hubba, Sweet Almond Milk, Coconut Citrus Sorbet or Barbershop) which are an Australian product, but apparently taking this nation by storm. Also Phoenix AA’s soap line (especially Coconut) would be appreciated. I so enjoy your daily reviews but am in awe at the plethora of shaving items you seem to own. It appears this is more than a hobby – perhaps an obsession? LOL Dr. Bob

    Dr. Robert Levine

    12 March 2015 at 8:32 am

  4. Here’s a review of Phoenix Artisan’s Coconut shaving soap. I’ll look into the Shaver Heaven soaps, but shipping from Australia to the US (or vice versa) is steep, as you know. I do like Otoko Organics shave soap, and justified shipping by ordering four tubs: two for me, one for my son, and one sold.

    LeisureGuy

    12 March 2015 at 10:53 am

  5. Phoenix AA now carry about 15 scents of Shaver Heaven along with all of their PAA scents. They are very reasonable shipping wise. The Australian company wanted $35 to ship $60 worth of soaps and they charge $17-$20 a jar whereas PAA is only $14.95.

    Dr. Robert Levine

    12 March 2015 at 2:02 pm

  6. AHA! Many thanks. I’ll order today.

    LeisureGuy

    12 March 2015 at 2:23 pm


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