Saturday, October 1, 2022

Shaving With Modern BarberShop

When I started Wet The Face I had only about 4 shaving soaps online now at the end of this year it will be over 40 with aftershave, Balms, and shaving bowls & brushes but I'll always remember the ones that started it all. Today I use one of the first shaving soaps I created called Modern BarberShop. In fact, it was just called BarberShop until I came out with Vintage BarberShop and had to make a distinction between the two.

The scent is actually a combination of a barbershop I was working on during my startup process and then went back and created another in a slightly different direction. They both worked out pretty well so I had this idea to combine them both and Modern Barbershop was born.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Shaving with Son Of Zeus

Today I looked back at something that came in a Luxury Barber Box (remember those) about 7 years ago it was the tallow version that was the only one offered in that box its called Son Of Zeus from RazoRock. Now, I've used this before but after seven years one wonders if the soap will hold up after all the time so today we are going to find out just that.

Surprisingly when I opened the lid and removed the extra plastic cover I noticed the scent was not affected it was still as strong as the day I received it a powerful orange spice with an earthy undertone. On the other hand, something happened to the soap on the first inspection it did not look like that 7 years ago right then I thought well I'm going to have to do another video if I can't shave with this but as I inspected further I could tell this only affected a very thin first layer the rest of the soap was perfectly fine.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Macintosh Apples - New From Wet The Face

Today I'm thrilled to announce something new from Wet The Face. A new Fall shaving soap called Macintosh Apples. This insanely great scent has to be the closest thing you will ever experience to an apple in a shaving soap.

This will bring you right back to the time your family went on that trip to the local orchard to pick fresh apples on the farm. Always a fun time for family and friends and later when you get home some of the apples are set aside for mom when she will start baking her apple pies for the holidays.

In this video, I also talk about a show that just came on Netflix called Chef's Table the main theme is pizza and how each one of these chefs turns that into an award-winning creation.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Shaving With OZ Shaving Co. Yellow Brick

Looking in my shaving den cabinets I came across something I haven't used in a while Oz Shaving Company Yellow Brick. Now, I noticed that his website says opening Soon? I do see he is being sold by The Razor Company and Pasteurs. so he might still be a float but the sad part about it is the labels on the products have lost their appeal for me they just don't have the same quality as when he first started. 

Yellow Brick has a great scent but looking at the website and then at the label we get a confusing mixture of notes and not all the same. For Example on Pasteur's website description, we see Vetiver, cedarwood, and bergamot but on the label, we see Vetiver, Oakmoss, and Lemon this is a little confusing if you ask me.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Shaving with Zu Zu's Petals

One of our soaps that I'm using today started out as a holiday-only release but has turned into something that is available all year round I'm talking about Zu Zu's Petals. This month alone I've seen 4 or more people using it in SOTD Pics and Videos I could not be more thankful for. So I decided to join the pack and use it for this week's video as well.

I had two shaving soaps that were inspired by the movie it's a wonderful life Zu Zu's Petals and It's a Wonderful Shave both had a good run but the appeal of Zu Zu's Petals seemed to hit something with the wet shaving public. The rose we used for the scent is like no other I have ever come across since we created it. This is so good we use it in all shaving scents that require a rose note. If you're looking to try it we just made a new batch a week ago so we have plenty for the upcoming holidays. You can also find the original video right here if you want to see its original release -

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Shaving with The Quiet Man

Last week while searching for something to watch I noticed a new channel on FIOS called INSP. I think it deals with westerns mostly but on the day I landed on it The Quiet Man was about to start. This is one of my favorite movies and when it's on I always get sucked in and watch it again. This version must have been enhanced digitally the colors were very vivid and bright. You can see they took time to make this picture look its best.

Well, I had no choice but to use The Quiet Man for the shave this week. It's based on Creed's Green Irish Tweed it was created for Cary Grant and later worn by Robert Redford, Prince Charles, and Clint Eastwood. This is an elegant, rich, sporty scent with notes of sandalwood, Florentine iris, herbaceous clover, French verbena, violet leaves, and ambergris. As the saying goes It's simply what a well-dressed man ought to smell like. Oh, and I used the tallow version.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Shaving with Spices From The Sea

Today we are using Spices From The Sea our take on Old Spice. I think this is very close to the original and according to some reviews, you think so too. what a history this product has it started in 1938 and was manufactured by the Shulton Company which was founded in 1934 by William Lightfoot Schultz.

Then in 1990 Procter & Gamble purchased Old Spice from the Shulton Company and this is when the changes started in 1992 the clipper ship was replaced by a sailboat/yacht on the bottles. Now, P&G; has introduced many forms of deodorant sticks, body washes, and body sprays in several scents under the Old Spice brand. Old Spice is now the No.1 antiperspirant/deodorant stick and body wash brand in the United States.