Today's shave ended up being great. I decided to go with Kshave Worx and their 366 scented soap which has a very nice Cherry Almond scent to it. Unfortunately it's no longer available because it was a L.E. soap to celebrate their first year in business. And to finish off this shave, I paired it with Aqua Velva's new aftershave balm more on that in another blog post:
The hawk did good, but I did go back to my Kai Captain Titan pink mild blades. These Kai blades are perfect for the hawk because it has a lot of blade exposure compared to some of the other SE razor models that are available. In fact I was told that these blades would be too mild in the Mongoose, General and Above The Tie's Bamboo SE razors.