Saturday, October 29, 2022

Shaving With Nordic Skies

Today was a busy day. I usually take my shave on Sunday then I have all week to do the edits and make changes ad graphics but this weekend was a bust. So many things going on I had to do my shave on a Monday and man I could not wait.

I used Nordic Skies for this shave just because I love the scent. This is my take on the Drakkar Noir and this does take me back to the 80s. I think every guy was wearing it back then. Not only is the fragrance unforgettable but the bottle is also. A beautiful sleek black metallic bottle and until this cologne I'd never seen anything like it. It's still one of the most recognizable fragrance bottles ever.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Soap Locker - New From Captain's Choice

This week I have the pleasure of reviewing the new offering from Captain's Choice called the Soap Locker. When I opened the box and saw Scott's letter I have to be honest I really had no idea what a Soap Locker was? A place to store your soaps in? how could a box this size fit most wet shavers' soap collections? Then it became clear just what he meant by soap locker. He explained that it's the ability to lock an average-sized puck into the bottom of his newly designed ceramic bowl.

This bowl had gone through many changes and configurations until his test audience all agreed on this one design which is now for sale on his website. I just love the size of this bowl it's the perfect size for the average puck most wet shavers will use. The thing that sets this apart is the 3 points that are at the bottom of the bowl. Once you place the soap onto these points it will hold on to the puck so you can lather up or load a brush without the fear of the puck moving or forcing its way out of the bowl. I even turned the bowl upside down in our video to show this amazing hold it has on it.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Alfie Solomons Oud New From Wet The Face

Today I'm excited to introduce the second release from our Shelby Shaving Company called Alfie Solomons Oud. It took me a while to select the perfect scent that would express the personality of Alfie Solomons.

If you are not sure who Alifi Solomons is let me explain. He is a fictional character played by Tom Hardy in the British period crime drama Peaky Blinders. He is the leader of a Jewish gang based in Camden Town and was introduced in Series 2. The character has had a massive cultural impact and has received critical acclaim.

The scent for this release is based on Tom Fords Oud Wood which I think fits perfectly with Mr. Solomons. Oud Wood was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Richard Herpin. Notes of Agarwood (Oud), Brazilian Rosewood, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Sichuan Pepper, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Amber

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Shaving With eShave White Tea

If you’re thinking about using shaving cream you might want to try one from eShave. This company has been around since 1996. eShave took the traditional wet shaving concept and updated it to turn it into a transformational experience you could enjoy every day. They did this through unique scents, textures, high-quality ingredients, and looks.

eShave uses minimal packaging and is one of the first vegan lines with vegetable-based formulas. It is also a paraben-free, sulfate-free, SLES, and SLS-free line. The one thing that was interesting to me was formulas are constantly revisited and updated with today’s newest findings. So if you think you liked them years ago or even if you didn't, now could be a whole new experience for you.

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.