07-08-2018, 03:25 AM
  • Gabe
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To even things out, this week I am going with Valobra Cologne. I believe I needed a reminder of how good this soap is. This soap flat out performs. The scents still goes to CRSW.

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 07-11-2018, 05:38 AM
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I used MWF for the last 6 days. Very enjoyable , I found no problems in lathering, ( I bloom)
And use a badger brush, face lather only.

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 07-13-2018, 10:46 PM
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Been using Arko for a whole month and the tube still has a good amount left. Shaving has gone back to being boring, so I think I'm going to give up on trying to finish this tube since there's probably several weeks left at the rate I'm going. It does okay, mind you, just a nondescript scent and no more menthol (burned off with age I guess?). It lathered quickly enough this morning that I was able to shave in a hurry before work.

Next up, Haslinger Salbei.

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 07-18-2018, 09:48 PM
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Haslinger (with tallow, haven't tried the reformulation) is still one of my favorites. The sage has nearly zero scent, which is a bummer, but I whipped up a quick lather today in a rush before work and it was nearly as fast as the Arko cream, but slicker and nicer post-shave.

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 07-30-2018, 10:20 PM
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I finished another rotation of my soaps and creams, using the SAW Method Smile

Code:
Week(s) of    Product

09/14/2017    B&M Leviathan
09/22/2017    CRSW Citron (s)
10/08/2017    B&M Lime/Lavender/Cedarwood
10/15/2017    B&M Latha Oceana
10/22/2017    Palmolive stick
10/28/2017    Mike's Hungarian Lavender
11/04/2017    B&M Reserve Spice (s)
11/22/2017    GFT Eucris
12/1/2017    AoS Sandalwood cream
12/7/2017    CRSW Glide (s)
12/15/2017    Haslinger Sandalwood
12/26/2017    Proraso Sandalwood
1/3/2018    AoS Sandalwood tallow
1/11/2018    DRH Arlington
1/19/2018    Chiseled Face Sherlock
1/27/2018    Blades Grim Smolder
2/4/2018    Razorock XXX
2/12/2018    TOBS Shaving Shop
2/21/2018    B&M Seville
3/1/2018    CB Foulet L'Orange
3/7/2018    P&B Albion
3/18/2018    MLS Kraken
3/28/2018    TOBS Avocado
4/5/2018    TOBS Avocado
4/13/2018    TOBS Avocado
4/26/2018    Haslinger Meeresalgen
5/5/2018    DRH Windsor stick
5/13/2018    Palmolive cream
5/21/2018    WSP Barbershop
5/31/2018    MW Vetiver & Oakmoss
6/12/2018    Arko Moist Cream (p)
7/14/2018    Haslinger Salbei
7/22/2018    Proraso White

Time to start again. I'm going back to the Haslinger Salbei, mostly because it doesn't have a good "home" (just a puck I dry out and store in the wrapper) so since it's still in a mug I'll go back to it from earlier this month.

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 08-01-2018, 12:32 PM
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I'm going back to CRSW Savon No.1. Last time out I reached the bottom of the tin. It's time finish it off.

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 08-08-2018, 05:20 PM
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I'm still on the Haslinger sage. I think it is slicker than Sandalwood and seaweed. It feels like it has lanolin based on post-shave but I know it doesn't. Still half a week to go but I know next up is my trusty Palmolive stick. Those never fail to impress me.

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 08-19-2018, 03:32 AM
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I finished the tub of CRSW Savon No.1. This week I'm using an old favorite, GFT Violet PP version. I used a Shavemac 3 band to start the week off right.

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 08-20-2018, 05:32 PM
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(08-19-2018, 03:32 AM)Gabe Wrote: I finished the tub of CRSW Savon No.1. This week I'm using an old favorite, GFT Violet PP version. I used a Shavemac 3 band to start the week off right.

Nice job finishing a tub, Gabe! Smile

I didn't post but last week I used a trusty Palmolive stick.
This week I'm using Mike's Hungarian Lavender.

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 08-26-2018, 09:26 PM
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I opened up my tub of Mickey Lee's Kraken and I can see the bottom. It might be a candidate for use until finish.

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 08-31-2018, 04:20 PM
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We recently returned from an 8 day trip to Colorado.  This was the only soap I took and I used it for 8 days in a row.  The superb scent was a TSN exclusive, and only 100 units were produced.  If there is another run of these, I'm definitely getting it again.

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 09-06-2018, 09:05 PM
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(08-26-2018, 09:26 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I opened up my tub of Mickey Lee's Kraken and I can see the bottom. It might be a candidate for use until finish.

I'm almost through a second week with MLS and am getting very good shaves. I just pressed the sides down to fill in the hole in the center of the soap. MLS should get more attention on the forums!

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 09-16-2018, 10:10 PM
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I was asked by my wife to not finish the Kraken, she is a big fan.
So I'm going to move onto something new - P&B Albion.

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 09-17-2018, 02:42 AM
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I'm going to take NANCY BOY products out for the work week, see how they do.
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 09-21-2018, 01:43 PM
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I finally broke to the bottom of my Valobra Cologne soap. I am tempted to finish it but just reaching the bottom does not mean its on the ropes. I might have another 2-3 weeks with it. On Sunday I will change soaps.

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 09-22-2018, 10:45 AM
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(09-21-2018, 01:43 PM)Gabe Wrote: I finally broke to the bottom of my Valobra Cologne soap. I am tempted to finish it but just reaching the bottom does not mean its on the ropes. I might have another 2-3 weeks with it. On Sunday I will change soaps.

Nice, Gabe Smile
I'm staying with Phoenix & Beau Albion another week. It isn't the best, but it's good and I like lavender (which is by far the prominent scent in Albion).

(09-17-2018, 02:42 AM)zipper Wrote: I'm going to take NANCY BOY products out for the work week, see how they do.
I've never used Nancy Boy, so your report would be welcome Smile

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 09-29-2018, 06:03 PM
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This week I used RazoRock Napoleon's Violet. I was intrigued by this scent when I first started wetshaving. I never purchased one as the scent was discontinued. I was lucky enough to score a few tubs from Jeff a few weeks ago. The performance is good. Above average I would say. The scent is very nice. I love single note scents. I have also been using a recently purchased Proraso Pro boar brush. I love it. It's the perfect loft at 55mm. Awesome Omega knot and not floppy at all. 

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 09-29-2018, 07:09 PM
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Spent some time with Nancy Boy,and I find it an OK product. Not super, just a nice easy to use product.It has a cucumber smell, which I find a little off in the morning.
It's a cream, so I think the best way to apply, dip a finger into the jar and rub/smear on your cheeks and throat , then brush lather. It does lather easily and it is a nice thick
lather. I like it for it's all natural ingredients, good for those of us who may suffer from skin allergies. I avoided mentioning "slick", it is a personal interpretation......compared to
what? I mean, it's there.....but I'm undecided on how much IS there. I'll say adequate. Used the AS Balm too, again the cucumber(that gets old)….It is a slimy,aloe kinda stuff.
It works and is probably great for the skin, yeah....just that.

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 10-05-2018, 01:16 PM
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I haven't checked in lately. I was bouncing around for a week but I'm now settled on AoS sandalwood for a while. I've had the tub since 2013 and that makes me want to try and finish it up. TBD but at least a week if not more.

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