Saturday, February 25, 2023

Shaving & Talking Using Spices From The Sea

One of the most iconic aftershaves on the planet has to be old spice. My dad used it and I just loved sneaking a splash for myself every now and then. My dad once said if you want a girl to remember you find out what the father's aftershave is and wear it on your first date, instant bond. 

The Old Spice products were manufactured by the Shulton Company which was founded in 1934 by William Lightfoot Schultz. The earliest men’s products were dominated by shaving soap and aftershave lotion. Today Proctor & Gamble owns it and after rebranding the logo and introducing deodorant Old Spice is now the No. 1 antiperspirant/deodorant stick and body wash brand in the United States.

For Wet The Face I just didn't want it to smell a little like old spice I wanted it to smell just like old spice and as dupes go I think it's spot on to the classic scent. This took a while to achieve but the result speaks for itself. I would love to make a bar soap next and convert it for use in our aftershave balms as well.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Shaving With Proraso Green

What a busy day last week Sunday was the Superbowl and I was invited to a gathering of people I ride on the train with but before I could go I had to get things done FoodShop, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Cook for next week so I have something when I come home from work, Pick up a cake so as not to be empty handed when I arrive at the party and see Mary for a few hours. Just a few things but included in this list was also time to shave. I had to make this fast and clean with no time to waste so I thought Proraso Green shaving cream will do the trick.

To speed up the lathering process I also used the biggest brush I had in the den, it's a monster and it did cut down the time it took to make and apply lather. I first placed a little shaving cream in my hand and massaged it into my face next, I placed a little more in the wet brush and began circular motions hitting all the areas of my face and in no time I was done.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Shaving With Into The Mystic

This week I use something that has been around on the Wet The Face website for some time called Into The Mystic. This all came about when I was hired at my current job. This place was an absolute disaster and I'm not only including an outdated infrastructure but the inability to make changes because they didn't understand the technology and were in fear of advancing beyond what they knew. ie this company still had analog phones.

I was assigned to the prior I.T. guy's desk. It was a messy stack of output dating back to the 80s piled high with all sorts of trash and dirt all over the place. it took me months to clean it all up but during this cleanup phase, I found inside his desk a small bottle of Cool Water. This aftershave smells so amazing I decided to try and make a shaving soap of its scent and Into The Mystic was born.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Shaving With Jeeves Of Hudson Street

Most of you know I get lots of products to review and sometimes it can be overwhelming. The biggest problem is not doing the reviews but where do you put all this stuff. Well, what I do is throw them into a box right under my computer desk. When I see it getting full I'll post some of them on my flea market at discounted prices. It's worked out for me so far and as soon as I have an overflow again more will be posted. This time I dug deep into this box to the bottom and pulled out a shaving soap puck that I most likely missed.

Now before I start talking about this artisan I had reviewed some of his shaving soaps before so it's not like I missed this one and the reviews never happened they did. This company was Jeeves Of Hudson Street and he did have a wonderful product the last time I looked he also had a very big following if I remember correctly.