Friday, July 24, 2020

Pre Shave & Shaving Cream (Red)

Company: Proraso
Product: Pre Shave & Shaving Cream (Red)

When it comes to Proraso products the sandalwood always comes to mind. This was one of the first shaving creams I’ve ever purchased. I have nothing bad to say about it some find it harsh on the skin due to the fragrance oils they use but that’s not the case for me it works perfectly. When it comes to the pre-shave I’ve tried it once awhile back so I think I’ll give it another go and see if my scores and my opinions have changed any.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Player One Turns 60 - SOTD

 I remember back in 1972 when I first saw the odyssey game console I was 12 years old. This was the first commercial home video game console on the market. My cousin had one and I would beg him all the time to play. For each game you would need to place these plastic sheets over the TV screen this would produce the static background graphics which the console couldn’t create and then you needed to insert a credit card like game cartridge into the console slot. At the time it was just magic to me but now of course things are a lot different and far more realistic than ever before.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Strike Gold Shave - Honest Abe

Company: Strike Gold Shave
Product: Honest Abe

Two weeks ago way before the holiday, Frank from Strike Gold Shave informed me he had a new shaving soap he wanted me to review and explained he was sending it out but unfortunately it never arrived and we missed the opportunity to review this on July 4th. So today I’m happy to say its finally here and we're taking a look at Honest Abe the new release from Strike Gold Shave.

This is a standard 5oz tube with a screw-on lid but you have to love the great picture of Abraham Lincoln that was used for the label and something I never noticed before was the addition of the side label which most likely had been on other tubs before.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Crowne & Crane - Deep Ellum

Company: Crowne & Crane
Product: Deep Ellum

For this review, we select the last sample from Crowne & Crane this one is called Deep Ellum. Now, I had no idea what was meant by Deep Ellum so I looked for an understanding the origins of and found it here at

Here's just a little sample of the article:
The history of Deep Ellum can be traced back to the late 19th century when it was settled by former slaves as a freedman’s town after the Civil War. Though the area was originally called Deep Elm in reference to Elm Street, it was pronounced “Ellum” by residents, and the name eventually stuck.