Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Sport Of Kings - New From Wet The Face


Company: Wet The Face
Product: The Sport Of Kings
Website: https://wettheface.com


Around September of last year, I started to create what my line of new products was going to be for the new year 2020. I knew I wanted to do some Ralph Lauren scents and sent out to the testers a few ideas. When they all came back with notes and opinions the one thing they all agreed upon was Polo Sport which I call The Sport Of Kings. it was clearly in agreement that this should be in the lineup and so here it is. Polo Sport happens to be the number one sports fragrance it's bright and bold. Created in 1993 by perfumer Harry Fremont these masculine scents Notes: Tangerine, Lemon, Seaweed Pineapple Heart - Rosewood, Seaweed, Ginger Base - Seaweed, Musk, Oakmoss, Sandalwood. One of the reasons we call our creation "The Sport of Kings" it allows you to know its the Sport version of the fragrance. We know you're going to love it!


Company: Wet The Face
Product: The Sport Of Kings 4oz $12.95


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fine Accoutrements - Aquamarine


Company: Fine
Product: Aquamarine
WebSite: https://fineaccoutrements.com/


It’s not often that fine releases something new but once they do everyone starts talking about it. Aquamarine the collaboration with West Coast Shaving is the new Fine release everyone is talking about and man what a debut. In the first week it was released you could read about it in just about all shaving communities and for good reason it’s fantastic!

I was surprised of how lightweight the white plastic tub they use is. It's very thin plastic and the top seemed to pop off without any effort. I’m always looking at Fine as a trendsetter and when the design of the bottle changed I thought it was a great move but this thin plastic tub has got me on the fence with this direction.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Strike Gold Shave - FireSide Chat

Company: Strike Gold Shave
Product: FireSide Chat

     I’m always thankful to our community of artisans that help us with our monthly giveaways which bring to mind the one that I’m focusing on today called Strike Gold Shave. Frank not only helps us each year but this month they supplied us with a review tub of his new reformulated shave soap called Fireside Chat. Not only does this have tallow and goats milk but Fireside Chat has this unique scent which I find intoxicating. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

FaceBook 1K - Wet The Face Special Edition

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Facebook 1K 

Well, we did it, our FaceBook group has now reached over one thousand subscribers and were still growing. In anticipation of this event, I promised to release a shaving soap on the day we reached 1K. So, on March forth Joe Gajcevic became our one-thousandth member and with this milestone achieved I give you our FaceBook 1K Shaving Soap, Aftershave, Aftershave Balm based on Dolce & Gabanna's Light Blue for men. 

Light Blue is a masculine fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas. Top Notes: Sicilian mandarin, frozen grapefruit peel, Bergamot, Juniper Heart Notes: Rosemary, Szechuan pepper, Rosewood Base Notes: Musk wood, Incense, Oakmoss. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Through The Fire / Deuces Wild


Company: Through The Fire
product: Deuces Wild
Website: https://www.ttffcraft.com/

Our first giveaway this year was sponsored by Through The Fire and the soap was Deuces Wild including the aftershave. What a community response we had one of the biggest participation’s in a giveaway to date and that seemed to set the stage for the rest of the year with record numbers entering. One of the surprises for me was when I asked Maria if she wanted to send the giveaway winners prize out herself and she agreed what I didn’t expect to see was a delivery from Thought The Fire at Wet The Face. When I opened the package she sent me the same shaving soap and splash for myself how incredibly nice is that! So this leads to our review today.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Schapnmelk Shaving Soap


Company: Cold River Soap Works
Product: Schapnmelk Shaving Soap
Website: https://www.coldriversoapworks.com/


As I was reading email last week I came across one from Cold River Soap Works and just took a peek and what he had going on and I found something I’ve never seen before but I’m sure it been out for a while sheep milk shaving soap called Schapnmelk. If you read the description you find they are paying homage to their dutch heritage. This soap is made with sheep milk and tallow plus lanolin and shea butter.

This soap is hand-wrapped with a modest label holding its packaging. Easy to remove but when it comes to pucks I never know what to do with them once I’m done so I just leave them in the lathering bowl.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Gillette - Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor


Company: Gillette
Product: Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor
Amazon - https://tinyurl.com/saefz5k


Gillette is watching. Yes, Gillette is watching the wet shaving community and that’s a good thing. Last year Gillette released a Heritage Collectible DE Safety Razor in the classic clamshell case and man did that cause excitement in the community. For me, it was something I had to have and apparently so did many others because it didn’t take long before the SOLD OUT sign was posted on the only outlet selling them which was Amazon. For this to happen so quickly could only signal that there is a need for this kind of thing and I can assure you if Gillette decides to do this with another vintage product this frenzy will happen again.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Long Rifle Soap Co. New Formula!


Company: Long Rifle Soap Company
Product: Base Reformulation
Founder: Amanda
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Website: https://longriflesoap.com/


There comes a point when the soap maker has to improve on his or her base formula. The soap maker always strives to make it the best it could be. When it comes down to it, the scent is only 40% of what makes a great shaving soap. The wet shaving space is growing and with that growth comes new ideas new ways of doing things and for this reason, you must keep improving on your base. If you fail to do so you could wind up closing the doors like we’ve seen so many others do in the past.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Nor Easter & Barbasol Shave



Company’s: Barbasol / Captains Choice
Products: Razor / Nor Easter Aftershave


This week we have one more razor to test and that’s the Barbasol from Joe Watt. He told me to be careful with this razor it was very aggressive. After he told me I had second thoughts about using it. A few years ago I had a bad experience with using an aggressive razor that nearly ruined my face it took over two weeks and lots of care to get it back to point of doing reviews again. Not a lot of fun I can tell you but I was determined not to miss this opportunity so I used pre-shaving oil and a blade that I had already used for a few weeks which in my mind would allow an aggressive razor to be a little tamer and it worked!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hiram - Occam’s Razor

Gold Cobra Pictured

Company: Occam’s Razor
Product: Hiram


Most people know by now that I find my Occam’s Razor Nano to be one of my go-to razors in my collection. My recent review of the Occam’s Enoch Razor was so disappointing. My disappointment must have shown through the video as well with subscribers reaching out trying to help. Some have suggested a new blade the Schick P-30 Proline Artist Club Style Blades which I ordered and just came in today.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Taconic Shave Excalibur Shaving Soap



Company: Taconic Shave
Product: Excalibur Shaving Soap


I see many SOTD or shave of the days and recently I’ve seen some around this one particular shaving soap called Excalibur. A Product by Taconic Shave a New York company in the Hudson Vally creating all-natural products and sold by Super Safety Razors. Excalibur comes in a tin and it’s been some time since I've seen tins of shaving soap on the market so that made me even more interested so I ordering one.

The package arrived in a timely fashion. The tin was one of the ones I’ve purchased when I first started in wet shaving. it was a push to close not a screw-on lid. The surprise was inside when it relieved a glycerin puck. Disappointed at first I held the puck close to my nose and man the disappointment faded away.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Enoch Single Edge Razor - Occam's Razor

Company: Occam’s Razor Product: Enoch Single Edge Razor Kickstarter backers are patient people I once waited two years for a razor to arrive and when it did it needed to be replaced. That being said anyone who knows my YouTube channel knows how much I love the Occam’s Razor Nano and when they announced the new Enoch Single Edge Razor I just jumped to attention and put my order in and have been waiting ever since. Well, finally, it has arrived. In the box came loads of extra goodies an alum block, Shaving soap (unscented) pre-shave oil and a bottle fragrance oil for the soap. Not sure why the just did give you the scented soap because they only supplied one scent for it. After thinking about this I guess they just wanted to promote sales of the available scents they offer.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

OneBlade - Core Razor

Company: OneBlade
Product: OneBlade Core

When the One Blade Razor first hit the market I was very excited to see something new in the wet shaving space. On further inspection uncovered a beautifully designed razor but with a price tag of $400.00 After pulling myself up off the floor from laughing I wanted to know just what made this razor worth $400.00 was it the pivoting head, R&D, materials? I’m still not sure what it is but when I recently saw the One Blade Core a cheaper version of the Genesis selling for $20.00 originally $50.00. I said to myself this seems more in line with the majority of wet shavers are willing to spend on a razor. The recent lowering of the core price would suggest this as well and doing a review on the core would benefit most wet shavers.

When the Razor arrived you can see that a lot of time and money was spent on packaging most likely that cost more the razor to produce. The presentation was done so well that it made you feel like you had purchased the $400.00 version and I’m sure this is intentional. This was the first razor I ever purchased that came with its own stand and it looks really good when it’s in use too.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dapper Dan - Heavy Hold and Shine Pomade

What a mess my hair is. Well, I’m doing a pomade review for Dapper Dan and I have to say it really worked well. I started in the morning and didn’t touch it. I came home about 10 hours later to show you the results.⁣
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⁣Take a look at the video and what happens after 10 hours. See if it holds up or not. ⁣