Saturday, July 13, 2019

Parthenon Razor V2.0 - QShave

V2.0
Company: Shave
Product: Parthenon Razor V2.0

Today we take another look at the Parthenon Razor. But you say, Don, didn’t you already do one review and a follow-up? Yes and if you can recall I had a conversation with the owner taking in my comments along with other You tubers and he assured me that they would go back to the drawing board and fix all the issues and send me a new one once it was done. I was waiting for the revised razor it took 4 months but it did finally arrive. Not knowing when this was going to happen I placed it on the back burner so now almost to the day of the last review, I will do the final one of the product.

The packaging seemed the same as the last one but I didn’t remember having the small brush included I most likely wrong about it but I thought I would mention it. It also included two booklets a product booklet and a simple manual explaining the operation of loading and setting the shave comfort levels.

The shape has not changed it's still an extremely attractive razor. The turn to open knob at the bottom had no resistance whatsoever and they still have the bottom of the razor act as a magnet.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Hawaiian Tropics From Wet the Face

We’ve been busy at Wet the Face. Our focus has been to give our customers a unique experience using all of our products. I wanted Wet The face to stand out, to be something special, and since I can't do everything myself we needed to reach out to other artisans like Alford Wayman of Creek Road Pottery. He helped us in creating our WTF Shaving Bowl and now he is tackling another hardware project the WTF Coffee mug. We like working with Alford and hope to do more in the future when he's not playing his new 12 string guitar. 

This leads us into software and this year we’ve been working hard delivering some amazing shaving soaps including our new line of Tallow pucks or as we like to call them WTF Pucks. We also have some big hits with our customers like “The Perfect Cup”, Grey’s Vetiver and one of our most popular COLD FUSION but we have just one more release for you this summer and that’s Hawaiian Tropics. This is very close to the sun tanning oil. Truth be told I used to wear it when I was young like a cologne. I’m excited to be releasing this today for all of you to enjoy. I encourage you to get the aftershave it’s just amazing. 

This will end our summer releases for this year but we have some new fall and holiday releases coming up so stay tuned don’t go away!

Don
Wet The Face


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Nancy Boy Shaving Cream / Sandalwood


Company: Nancy Boy
Product: Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Founders: Eric Roos
Location: San Francisco CA
WebSite: http://www.nancyboy.com

Last week a surprise came in the mail a package containing the new release of Nancy Boy’s shaving cream Sandalwood. If you don’t know anything about Nancy boy I would advise you to put down what you are doing and focus on this amazing company which has produced (under the radar to me) one of the best shaving creams on the market today. If you haven’t used the Signature Shave Cream then you missing out on something truly amazing. Let see if the second times a charm with the sandalwood.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Pereira Shavery / Oud Shaving Soap


Company: Pereira Shavery
Product: Oud Shaving Soap

About a week or so ago I received a letter from Pereira Shavery asking me to review a new shaving soap they said it was about to be released. Knowing what I already know about this company I immediately said yes. When the letter arrived inside you could see a sample size version about 1oz of the new soap. 

The soap seemed darker then I remember the first one I tried which might translate to more charcoal in the formula but the thing that got my attention the most was the scent it was amazing. 

They call this new one Pereira Shavery Oud Shaving Soap I asked for the notes but they never replied so here is the actual definition: “Oud or agarwood is one of the most popular scents on the market today. Oud is said to be the most expensive wood in the world; oud oil's value is estimated to be 1.5 times the value of gold, and it is sometimes referred to as 'liquid gold'. Rich and powerful, oud's sweet, woody scent is instantly recognizable. For me, this was something I would love to create in my own soaps its that good. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Dr. Jon's - Flowers In The Dark


Company: Dr. Jon
Product: Flowers In The Dark


Last week Jon from Dr. Jon’s asked me to review one of his new soaps called Flowers In The Dark. This new soap is Vol 3 which is the 3rd revision of his formula to date and lets me tell you I found nothing really wrong with the first one and now this is beyond my expectations as a wet shaver.

Normally I would go right into how the scent is but not just yet because I want to point out the end of the shave first. What an amazing post shave feel this shaving soap has truly one that stands out in my mind as some of the best I’ve had.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Cold Fusion from Wet The Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product Cold Fusion

Attention all menthol heads it’s finally here Cold Fusion my latest release from Wet the Face.

Cold Fusion has the maximum amount of menthol for the coldest shave you'll ever experience and we feel we have reached that goal in bringing this to you. In addition, this formula has pure peppermint oil which is the source of menthol crystals. Next, we added camphor not only to boost this to a new level but it's known to help with irritation and finally, we added on an additional top layer of menthol crystals to push this to critical mass.

In our testing, we have found Cold Fusion to be stronger than Snake Bite, Kronos, Frostbyte and Denali but equal to or if using the aftershave surpassing Cryogenics. We want you to have a great experience with your shave. If you use both the shaving soap and aftershave this will take you well over the limit of Cryogenics but skipping the aftershave allows you a way to control the strength. You can also shake off any additional top layer crystals into the lid of the tub and place them back before your next shave but over time these will dissolve into the soap.

Please test Cold Fusion before committing to a complete shave. We strongly suggest doing the same with the accompanying aftershave as well. Just use a little on your cheek to see if you have a reaction.

Enjoy Menthol Heads!
Don - Wet The Face

Cold Fusion 4oz $12.95
Tallow Puck Version 3.5oz 13.95



Saturday, June 1, 2019

Barbus Classic Shaving Soap

Company: Barbus WareHouse
Product: Barbus Classic Shaving Soap

When you think of shaving soap does Slovakia come to mind? Well, it should after reading this article you’ll understand what I’m talking about. I was introduced to the amazing shaving soap by a friend Lubomir Grujoski who is part of my Facebook group Wet The Face. We had a very hard time communicating because this N.J. resident came from Slovakia and we had a language barrier that was hard to bridge. We would go back and forth trying to make sense out of what each other was trying to say until I found Google translator. This made our communications possible and since then we pretty much have meaningful conversations and can get our ideas across to one another but every now and then I still scratch my head. Now that I understand him and what his company is all about I then explained I give a review that is honest and sometimes not in favor of the product and if he understood this could happen but he was not worried he agreed and sent me products to review.