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Wet Shaving Products Monarch, Phoenix Artisan Solstice, iKon 102, and Alpa 378

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Still haven’t found the camera’s battery charger; unpacking continues, though, and eventually it will surface.

The brushes and soaps are unpacked, though, which offers me more choices. The Monarch is a very nice brush, and the lather from Solstice has a wonderful fragrance as well as an excellent consistency and an excellent effect on my skin.

Three passes with the 102 left my face BBS, and a small splash of Alpa 378 finished the job.

I haven’t found the spice racks that hold my brushes, but that’s okay: I have no idea where I’d put them. I have found the aftershaves, but don’t want to unpack them until I find the right location for the little bookcase that holds them.

Unpacking is not so much fun as it should be.

Update: A message from Zungaron on Wicked Edge points out that the Baili BD176 on Amazon is the Baili BR171 in a case. It’s $10 instead of $6, but with Prime (free shipping), it may be the better buy.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 September 2017 at 8:54 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. How’s the water up north? We moved to a different house that came with a water softener which promptly stopped working three weeks later. I have it in Bypass mode until our mortgage recast goes through. Today, I tried water from our Kenmore Reverse Osmosis system, and it whipped up a wonderful lather with Omega Shaving Cream (croap), and an Omega 48 Brush.

    Ryan

    30 September 2017 at 11:07 am

  2. Water here in Victoria is very soft indeed, and Vancouver water is notoriously soft. Great lathers, great slickness.

    LeisureGuy

    30 September 2017 at 1:14 pm

  3. Had a superb shave today w. the RazorRock DE1 (Baili BR171) and a Treet “black beauty” blade. Have a case from a BD179, which for me doesn’t work so well as the DE1, which fits in the Baili case like it was made for it.

    Rufust445

    2 October 2017 at 8:31 am

  4. Very good to know. And I agree: the BD179 (the TTO Baili) is for me not nearly so good as the BR171 or the BD176, which is the BR171 plus case.

    I think men who wear beards don’t really grasp how pleasurable a good shave can be.

    LeisureGuy

    2 October 2017 at 8:35 am


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