Shave of the day, 23rd June 2021, A Julio Shave : Palmolive Shave Stick

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : PAA Peregrino
Soap : Palmolive Shave Stick (2 sticks grated into a tub)
Razor : Leaf Twig w/Voskhod Blade
Post Shave : EU Williams Aqua Velva

Saw a post of Julio J. Giuliani’s daughter posting a belated post mortem Father’s day post and I could not help but think of the stuff we talked about and the shaves we experimented on and found to be amazing.
We’d often laugh at our growing “bling” stuff and at my crazy collection of shaving stuff that I will never be able to use up before I die.
Yeah. We both knew we could go at any time, and chose to live, to enjoy each day as much as we can.

And when it comes to shaving, it’s only shaving.
Whether you have the most expansive artisan set or store bought cheapies, at the end of the day, if you find something you enjoy, (even if you are a heretic cartridge user 🤣) let no one tell you what you can or can’t enjoy.

Today’s shave for “cheapies” were actually pretty exceptional.
And while I did use the shave stick, I grated mine (well 2 sticks) into a tub and wet brush loaded directly from it.
The lather I get, is just phenomenally thick, fantastically slick, smells great, and I mean really smells really great with that mint/menthol note added, making the scent closer to a blue fougere, something both Julio and I really enjoyed.

Razor and Blade were extremely smooth, no surprise there given what I used. Though I still think people who go gaga over Voskhod and diss on Derby Premiums are crazy since they, are to me, feels so much alike.
YMMV of course.

The real star though, is the EU version of Aqua Velva.
And yes, its a milder version of the US version but smells so much more Mediterranean in origin (not that I don’t enjoy the US version) and of higher quality.
YMMV of course.

Stay safe
Stay sane
Stay happy

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