Today's shave was great. I needed a Barrister & Mann fix and the only scent I have of theirs at the moment is "Latha Limon" which is an incredible scent. You have lemon, orange and rose. To me, I don't get hardly any rose at all, but I do get some of the orange once it's been bloomed. Starting tomorrow, I will be doing Soap Commander appreciation week in honor of Luke Seibert:
Here's what my brush looks like after a 30 second load and the soap has been bloomed:
The Post shave feel I have right now is yet another BBS. My Gold monkey wasn't quite as comfortable as my 208 was, so I did 15 more stropping strokes on my soft arkansas oil stone followed by my usual stropping session. The Gold Monkey is a mixed steel razor and it's obvious to me that they used more stainless steel than their usual carbon steel mixture. The reason I say this is because it takes more time to strop and hone a Gold Monkey than it does a Gold Dollar and it also performs better when you do spend more time stropping and honing it.