Shaves of the day, 27th to 31st May 2021

Leading into June were shaves steadily heading into the “cool” and fresh shaves.
Themes going from Tobacco Vetiver to fruity bergamot to auqua to fougere and of course mint-eucalyptus.

Even if I were to use a non-fresh type scent, I’m probably going to grind in some menthol as the heat is steadily building up to be a scorcher few months ahead.

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Shave of the day, 26th May 2021, WTF Mr. Warlock

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Bowl : Van Yulay Resin
Brush : PAA Peregrino
Soap : WTF Mr. Warlock
Razor : Blackland Vector w/Feather Professional Blade
Post Shave : WTF Mr. Warlock Aftershave Splash
Others : Two Girls Florida Water


Finally! An off day shave and let me tell you, after an overnight shift, when you get back, and take that shower along with a “refreshing shave”, man that’s the bomb!
Mr. Warlock is definitely refreshing.
Decided to pair the shave with some Florida Water and not only you feel good, you smell good too.

Last use with the Feather Pro blade after 18+ (lost count after that) shaves and its binned. Gotta love those artist club blades for longevity.
While it only felt a wee bit tuggish, I’d decided its time for it to be recycled.

Gonna go do household chores.

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Shave of the day, 24th May 2021, WTF Himitsu

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Bowl : Van Yulay Resin
Brush : PAA Amber Aerolite
Soap : WTF Himitsu
Razor : Rockwell 6S-R4 w/Bic Chrome Platinum Blade
Post Shave : WTF Himitsu Aftershave Splash
Others : Guerlain Santal Royal EDP


Another one of my favorite scents from WTF, wonderful wonderful whiff of sweet lemon, patchouli saffron and rose.
This is one of Don’s stronger scented soaps, so enjoy!

The Rockwell 6S is often overlooked for more “bling” brands but this is Rockwell’s finest as well as possibly one of the best razors you can own.
It is by no means the “best” out there, but is definitely the best bang for buck razor hands down.
Paired with the Sword of Achilles, its Faceturbation BBS time!

I was torn between using Dior’s Eau Savauge 1966 or Santal Royal to pair with the shave, and decided in the end with Santal Royal.

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Shave of the day, 20th May 2021, WTF Ozark Alchemy

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Bowl : Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
Brush : PAA Peregrino
Soap : WTF Ozark Alchemy
Razor : Occam’s OREN – 3 Dot w/Feather Professional Blade
Post Shave : WTF Ozark Alchemy Aftershave Splash
Others : Menthol in Salt Grinder, Davidoff Wood Blend EDP


If you like the feel of being in a forest of Cedar, Pine, and Fir, this is the soap for you.
I decided to add a good few grinds of menthol in, to give it that winter snow in the forest feel and loving the results.
Smells and feels fantastic!

Went with the Oren as its probably the unofficial razor for a WTF shave. Still one of the smoothest razor I have used due to the floating blade design but with the 3 Dot plate is more than fairly aggressive enough that it can bite if you disrespect the blade.

Needless to say, I got an irritation free BBS.

Paired the shave with Davidoff’s Wood Blend which while is a little more vetiver centric, compliments the shave of the day’s scent perfectly.

Smelling and feeling fanfrackingtastic!

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Shave of the day, 15th May 2021, PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : Oumo 24mm ACE SHD Dual Band Badger
Soap : PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
Razor : Blackland Vector w/Feather Professional Blade
Post Shave : PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum Star Jelly Aftershave and Aftershave Cologne
Others : PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum Deodorant and Epic Solid Cologne


Down to the last two PAA scents in my PAA Rotation and for today, its one of my earliest PAA buy.
I mean, when you aren’t sure of a soap maker, and you want to get a handle of the scent strength or quality, going with a standard like Bay Rum is always a good idea.

Except that PAA’s Atomic Age Bay rum is anything but “standard” more like “Fanfrackingtiscally-Outstanding Standard!”
Along with Al Fin, this soap doomed me into jumping in head first, into that PAA Rabbit Hole.

And for the shave itself, went with the Vector.
Precision personified, caffeine shakes aside (10hr overnight shift + lots of coffee before and after), it made getting that perfect Faceturbation BBS easy.

Now off to the vets.
Cat needs her once over check up.
No rest for the wicked.

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Shave of the day, 14th May 2021, PAA Doppelganger Gold (Creed Royal Mayfair)

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : PAA Red Rocket
Soap : PAA Doppelganger Gold
Razor : Leaf Twig w/Bic Chrome Platinum
Post Shave : PAA Doppelganger Gold Aftershave Cologne
Others : PAA Scentless Deodorant and Doppelganger Gold Epic Solid Cologne


Doppelganger Gold is something I probably want to get more off, as this one smells really good to me. Finances willing.
Used my first PAA Brush that I bought, and time hasn’t been kind to it. While it performed, it felt a little scratchy to me and not as good as my other brushes.
Goes to show that I have been spoiled by Badger and the Rosswell knots.

Used the 2nd half of the Bic Blade in the Twig, and it was an easy Faceturbation BBS.

Smelling and feeling great.
Off to work, to Covid-Central!

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Shave of the day, 13th May 2021, PAA Diver Down

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : PAA Amber Aerolite
Soap : PAA Diver Down
Razor : Leaf Twig w/Bic Chrome Platinum
Post Shave : PAA Diver Down Star Jelly Aftershave and Aftershave Cologne
Others : PAA Diver Down Deodorant and Epic Solid Cologne


Only a few more to go into the PAA Rotation.
Today’s scent is diver down.

Now this soap does not have menthol but it does have Spikenard which is an ingredient used in many Asian medicated oils / medicated balms.
It has a very distinctive minty herbal scent to it and it does act like menthol with its cooling effect.
And like many of Douglas’ Bay Rums, this one is one aromatic powerhouse.
Love it!

Also a note of sorts, “THE BURN!” is real with this one (think “Home Alone Aftershave scene”), both with the Star Jelly and Aftershave cologne, with the latter a few notches up in intensity.
Something to do with the menthol-like + Alcohol hit I think.
You have been advised. 😂
LOVE IT!
Yeah, definitely one of my favorites.

The Twig is a fantastic razor to “finish” up on a used blade, in this case a Bic Chrome Platinum that had 5 shaves to it. So this is 6th shave technically, with the 7th with the other half when I come back from work.
The edge has begin to dull a little and while it is not “tugging” yet for me, it is beginning to feel less smooth.

Still, it was a very easy and comfortable Faceturbation shave.

Feeling and smelling fanfrackingtastic.

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Shave of the day, 12th May 2021, PAA Kiritimati


Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : PAA Amber Aerolite
Soap : PAA Kiritimati
Razor : Rockwell Model T -R4 w/ Bic Chrome Platinum Blade
Post Shave : PAA Mysterium Serum, Kiritimati Aftershave Cologne
Others : PAA scentless Deodorant, Kiritimati Epic Solid Cologne



Another day into the PAA Rotation, today going with Kiritimati.
Frankincense, Myrrh and Bay Rum!
Smells so good!

Not really a summer scent but since I’m doing the overnight shift in what is going to be a really cold airport, it’s just the thing.

The Model T has become a razor I really enjoy using and I have definitely flipped a 180 since they replaced the old faulty one.

Together with the Bic blade, the shave was so smooth and comfortable, getting that Faceturbation BBS was a walk on the park.

Feeling great, smelling fantastic.Off to work!
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Shave of the day, 11th May 2021, PAA Doppelganger Tri Color (Irisch Moos)

Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
Brush : PAA Amber Areolite
Soap : PAA Doppelganger Tri-Color (Irisch Moos)
Razor : Parker 87R w/Bic Chrome Platinum
Post Shave : PAA Doppelganger Tri-Color Star Jelly Aftershave and Aftershave Cologne
Others : PAA Doppelganger Tri-Color Deodorant and Epic Solid Cologne



Winding down to my last few PAA scents, and for today, a very old school scent or something very similar to this was always a mainstay in many a barbershop in the 70s.
If I have to describe what it smells like, I’d say Irisch Moos is a greener version of Aramis without the leather.

Going with the Parker 87R again today paired with The Sword of Achilles.

For a cheapie, this razor is definitely hitting all the right notes for me and the one thing that I really like about Parker TTOs, is it’s very unique audio feedback. Your blade will sing to you as long as there is something for it to take off.
Bics for me has always been really sharp, really smooth and to be honest, with this razor and blade combination, I was done in a single pass but choose to re-lather up for a clean up pass, just because I could and wanted to.
Along with that fantastic Parker audio feedback, it was Faceturbation BBS made easy.

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