Sorry, I didn't get back to you so soon @Holiday just got out of the bathroom 10mins ago during my shave with this FANTASTIC!!! smell of the DG Weinstrasse shaving soap, however, it's not the new milksteak base formula.
It's the old base Icarus formula, I've has this almost a whole year roughly, I got this last old base tub from Top of the Chain in Canada. I do LOVE!!! the smell of the white grapes, honey, possibly blackcurrant (not 100% sure from my nose), sandalwood, maybe oakmoss (or something smells like oak) and musk.
How's that grab you @Holiday are you going to get the new Weinstrasse milksteak base formula??? While I'm enjoying my bloody drink.
Pre-shave: Hot shower Brush: Frank Shaving Silvertip Badger Soap/Cream: APR Raconteur Razor: Ever-Ready 'Model 1914' Single Edge Blade: Gem SE Post-shave: Pinaud Clubman Musk Fragrance: Jovan musk cologne
I just had to try this strange little machine that was made before my father was born and arrived in my letter box today totally unexpected.
The blade sticks out quite a few mm from the cap, but of course that doesn't necessarily mean there's a lot of blade exposure. Still, it looked an awful lot of blade sticking out there
so I began to shave carefully and gently. It turned out my caution was unjustified, as the 1914 gave a quite efficient shave without being at all aggressive.
The only issue was getting to the areas immediately under my nose, as the head is fixed to the handle at a strange angle for someone who has never used a SE before.
Compared to the CAD designed modern razors, this is a masterpiece of engineering created with sliderule, pencil and ruler and I tips me lid to the designer.
Pre: Hot Shower Razor: WR2 1.25 Blade: Nacet Brush: Yaqi 2-Band Badger Soap: A&E Monte Carlo Post: RR Don Marco Splash
Had a couple of surprises with tonight’s shave. Decided to give these nacets another try, previously I have not like them as I didn’t really find them smooth but really enjoyed one in tonight’s shave. The blades are the same batch from the same puck as previous uses but I did use the wolfman with them for the first time so maybe that’s why.
Don Marco, there were notes that I enjoyed when I first smelt this but there was one underlying scent that I actually found offensive and close to ditching this splash, but as time has passed I now really like it but not sure how is this even possible?
There's nothing like playing with scents to make us realise that no two people smell the same thing, and our brains play tricks like this all the time. I spent many years as a cheesemaker, and have lost count of the number of times visitors to my cheese factories asked "how can you live with that smell?" and I'd think about the combined smells of chlorine bleach, milk, cheese and their stinky cultures and say "what smell?"
Brush: Yaqi 30mm Razor: Smart Helix Apollo 0.85 Aggressive plate Blade: Dorco Prime (4) Soap: Declaration Grooming Trismegistus
Bowl: Mrs @Nico shave bowl Pre: Shower + PAA Cube mentholated Post: Alum block // Mr Royal Cologne // AP Reserve Escentials Restoration Serum // G&M Australian Cream Sorbelene lotion
ATG, XTG, WTG = near BBS
Another enjoyable pre-work shave using this razor. Only issue I had was the Dorco shaved a tad rough and I accidentally nicked myself under the nose but nothing the trusty Alum block couldn't handle.
Great performance from this soap and I really enjoy the scent. Finished off with some serum on the head and cologne+lotion... Happy shaves!