03-22-2013, 05:51 PM
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I think I received my best shave ever last night. I soaked my Semogue Owners Club and the Mikes soap I received from a purchase here while showering. Usually I have a hard time lathering soaps, but I went to town loading the brush last night. I then lathered up and went to town with my 34C and a Gillette Silver Blue blade. I had also applied some Proraso pre shave while lathering and then just rinsed off while wetting face before applying lather.

I have a hateful adams apple and never get a close shave on my neck area at all because of it. Well last night I did a usual 1st pass, north to south on top of face and then south to north on the neck. I then said what the heck and tried to do a left to right into the adams apple. I could hear the blade taking the hairs off. I then said what the heck and did a north the south pass on the 3rd pass. I must say this was the smoothest my neck has ever been. Followed up with some Aqua Velva and man it felt great. I don't know if it was the Mikes, the Proraro pre or the new XTG on the neck, but whatever it was worked. I was also surprised at the ease of lathering Mikes. I will definitely be purchasing some more of his scents in the near future.

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 03-22-2013, 05:54 PM
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Music to our ears! Thumbup

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 03-22-2013, 06:14 PM
  • Johnny
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When you finally hit that sweet spot, it's better than a hole in one in golf.

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 03-22-2013, 06:31 PM
  • savagejoerude
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I think you may have hit it on your prep also.... Great to hear about success... HAPPY SHAVES !!!

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 03-22-2013, 07:33 PM
  • tgutc
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A nice set up for a good shave with those products.

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 03-22-2013, 08:10 PM
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No, wait...


Congrats! Clap

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 03-22-2013, 08:19 PM
  • ben74
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Congratulations on getting all your ducks in a row!

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 03-22-2013, 08:32 PM
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Excellent, congratulations and wait until you try Mike's Lemongrass & Eucalyptus!Biggrin

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 03-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Nice .

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 03-23-2013, 03:00 PM
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My best shave of all time was using Mikes. But is seems you did a lot of other things right besides picking a great soap.

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 03-23-2013, 03:17 PM
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Mikes are really excellent soaps!

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 03-23-2013, 03:49 PM
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(03-23-2013, 03:17 PM)Ovomaltine Wrote: Mikes are really excellent soaps!

I agree!! Try "Cedarwood, Orange And Black Pepper"..it's fantastic!!!

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 03-23-2013, 06:45 PM
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I have a fairly prominent Adam's apple as well, and it works really well for me to pull the skin on my neck to the side so that the skin that is normally on the Adam's apple is now on a flat part of my neck. It's the only way I can get a close shave on that area without having to bust out the styptic. If you've never tried that, I'd recommend giving it a shot.

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 03-27-2013, 10:26 PM
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It sounds like you had a wonderful shave, congrats! It is always great when the stars all line up ...

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