Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: Gillette Rubie
Brush: Spiffo two band badger
Soap: Gryphons Groomatorium Melonberry Mint
Aftershave: Fine Accoutrements Clean Vetiver
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

#samplesaturday It is another HOT one in the prairies. I wanted something that had some chill so I pulled this Melonberry Mint sample from Gryphons Groomatorium. I believe they are just starting out and getting things finalized for sales. I received this sample and another (Citrus Bomb) that are two different bases. This particular base is a firm soap. It lathered up very easily into a nice thick lather. Cushion was great, slickness was alright, post shave was fantastic. Very impressive. Scent was great, a hint of melon and berry with the mint tone with it. Medium scent strength. Cooling was great, I’d say a bit more than say a Proraso Green. I think once he nails down his packaging and labeling, he will have a winner. The second base he has is a bit softer, similar to a L&L. I think I prefer that one but they are both pretty darn good.

For the aftershave I followed up with Fine Clean Vetiver (now known as Green Vetiver). I won this guy in a raffle and was itching to use it. It smells fantastic. Inspired by Guerlain Vetiver (1961) this splash has a hint of citrus, a clean vetiver base with a hint of tobacco. Big win.

The weekend is off to a great start. And now I’m back to Saskatoon Techworks to do some more prototyping. Have a good one all!