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A lemon-fragranced shave

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Another great shave with J.F. Fraser’s shaving cream, with the Kent Infinity making an extremely good lather—I think I loaded a bit more shaving cream than in my last shave, since the Kent is more resilient than the Rooney Victorian that I used before.

Three passes with the wonderful Dorco PL602 left a perfectly smooth face for a splash of Thayers Lemon Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent (i.e., 10% alcohol).

Good start to the day.

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22 January 2019 at 8:06 am

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Garden Mint in anticipation of spring

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Spring is not far away… well, really it is: 58 days. But I’m looking forward to it. Garden Mint is perhaps more a summer fragrance, but it’s very pleasant this time of year and my RazoRock 400 synthetic made a really nice lather from it this morning.

Three passes with the wonderful Stealth slant left a perfect smooth face to accept a splash of TOBS No. 74. Very nice start to the week.

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21 January 2019 at 8:19 am

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Dapper Dragon returns: Terre du Dragon

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My Vie-Long horsehair brush made a very nice lather indeed from Dapper Dragon’s Terre du Dragon shaving, and the Fatip Testina Gentile easily removed all traces of stubble. A good splash of Alt-Innsbruck, and the weekend is properly launched.

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19 January 2019 at 8:33 am

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Two Eufroses but only one is mine

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I had already set up this morning’s shaving choices (shown above) when I heard from Eddie in Australia to learn that he also is a JabonMan fan. He comments on the soap: “Love the scent!  Highly  recommend.  The scent is there very present  throughout the shave.!   : ) Lathers quickly & lots of cushion.”

Eufros soaps are indeed quite nice. The packaging changes from time to time (I have two different versions from two orders), but the soaps are always good.

With Phoenix Artisan’s Starcraft brush, I bot a very nice lather—quickly and with plenty of cushion, just as Eddie writes.

With the Fine Marvel head on a UFO bronze handle, I easily and efficiently cleared the stubble with no harm done, and then a good splash of Stirling’s Vetiver aftershave finished the job (another instance of older packaging).

And The Wife returns home today from her business trip!

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18 January 2019 at 9:31 am

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Not intended as a political shave.

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It’s all Fine, except for the Russian Tea (and Strop Shoppe sadly is no more).

The Fine Classic is one of my favorite shaving brushes, and it’s now available in a variety of color combinations. The lather from Russian Tea has a spice fragrance and this morning was a totally wonderful creamy, thick lather, totally satisfying.

Three very light passes with the Fine slant (a really fine slant, in fact) left my face perfectly smooth, and a good splash of American Blend finished the job. I believe this aftershave was Fine’s first product.

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17 January 2019 at 8:38 am

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Avocado morning with Game Changer

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I got a wonderful lather from Phoenix Artisan’s Avo Nice Shave shaving soap, using Phoenix Artisan’s Green Ray brush. Three passes with Game Changer comfortably removed all the stubble, and a splash of the matching aftershave finished the job. This was a thoroughly satisfactory shave.

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16 January 2019 at 9:29 am

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The iKon 101: A gem underappreciated (though not by me)

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Who doesn’t love the smell of petrichor in the morning? Chiseled Face is the source not only of the shaving soap and aftershave but also that brush, briefly offered a few years ago. I like the look of it, and it performs extremely well.

Summer Storm makes a fine lather, and iKon’s marvelous 101 open-comb easily delivers a perfect result, time after time. This time was not an exception: three passes, pefect result.

A splash of Summer Storm aftershave, and the day is launched.

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15 January 2019 at 9:24 am

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