Today's shave is a tribute shave to Maria Arman the owner of Through The Fire Fine Craft Soaps. Yesterday morning, her grandfather lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in his sleep. So for today, I used her products apart from the aftershave. First I started off with a hot shower using her Wisp scented bath bar which I finished off this morning so that means it's time to stock up on my bath bars. Then for my shave, I used her "Cut Throat" scented shave soap which pairs perfectly with Pinaud's Clubman aftershave. The scent is a citrus based 1930's barbershop which is lemon, lavender and oakmoss scented soap combined with a light fougere' and powdery based scent and it's phenomenal. In terms of post shave, I got another "ice rink" type of shave with my Edwin Jagger DE89 using a fresh Perma-Sharp blade which normally doesn't happen with this DE safety razor. But I got it with 3 passes and one touch up on the bottom of my chin:
Normally I'd have to make more than 3 passes with the DE 89 to get a true BBS and I often pay for it in spades with severe razor burn and/or irritation due to various factors.