Razor: John Clarke & Son Sheffield 3/4″
Brush: Tournure de bois 26mm APShaveCo Gealousy
Soap: Barrister and Mann Gothique Fougere
Aftershave: Barrister and Mann Gothique Fougere
Other: Thirsty Badger 3D printed Straight Stand

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween yesterday.  This was my themed shave but I never had a chance to post it.   I wanted something to really grab that Halloween vibe and this offering form Barrister and Mann has that in spades.

This particular Fougere Gothique set from Barrister and Mann was from their initial release.  It has since been released again.  I believe both releases were in the reserve base which performs just fine.  I’m told the latest release is a bit toned back on the scent so I’m pretty happy to have the OG.  B&M scents rarely speak to me but has that unique honour.  Scent notes on this are lavender, oakmoss, tonka, balsam fir, bergamot, vetiver, geranium, cedar, earth, sandalwood, musk, leather, and tuberose. It is a really smokey vetiver/fougere vibe, very dark and very fragrant.  Not be for everyone.  Many wet shavers have documented this being a *sleep on the couch* scent according to their wives.  For me, after my shave the wife walked in and commented, “You smell nice”.  I’m such a lucky man.

A quick three effortless passes with the John Clarke & Son Sheffield 3/4″.  This razor is so dependable, it has a super smooth edge and I never have issues with it.  The scales could use a restore but that is a challenge for another time.  They are also propped up here on one of our Thirsty Badger straight razor stands.  If you are like me you have seen another 3D printing guy releasing a new straight stand he ‘designed’.  Keep us in mind when you are looking for those, not only did we design the OG stand (along with a few other designs) you can buy them here OR download the plans for free to print them yourselves.  This was something we did as a way to promote our site a bit and to give back to the community we love.

All for now – J



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