As some of you know, I’ve stopped shaving with expensive multi-blade cartridges, going back to the way I was taught by my grandfather and the way I shaved until my early 20s, using a double-edged safety razor. I don’t often do these “Shave of the Day” things because once I find a razor, blades, shaving soap, and aftershave I like, I tend to stick with them, but I’ve been trying a lot of different products lately, so I thought I’d post a review of some of the new things I’m trying from time to time.
The Jagger DE is a loaner from a friend, but I’m thinking I want to buy this one. I liked the control of the shorter handle and heavier weight over my lighter long-handled workhouse Lord L6. The Astra is my usual blade, though I’m always willing to experiment.
What really made this shave was the Dapper Dragon Strawberry Lemonade, which is a seasonal, but I’m sure still available at their Etsy store. It whipped up super easy with great foam (I just traded up from a boar brush to a badger brush and the difference in how well and quickly soaps whip is significant). The shaving soap smelled delicious and left my skin feeling a nice tingle. The razor went over it smooth and easy and I only needed two passes to get a good close shave instead of the traditional three. I highly recommend this shaving soap.
On a personal note, I like using the scuttle instead of just a bowl because it keeps everything warm, which I find makes the shave more pleasant, and the LadySea Scuttle is just a lovely piece.
Finished off with the Clubman Pinaud because this is pretty much the aftershave my grandfather used and if it works for me, why switch?