Razor: Karve CB on C
Blade: Polsilver
Brush: Spiffo 2 band
Soap: Lakewood Soap Company Sweet Orange Chili Pepper
Aftershave: Lakewood Soap Company Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Balm

“Well I woke up Sunday morning, with no way to hold my head, that didn’t hurt” – Kris Kristofferson

Yup, I woke up that way this morning, not from a Saturday night out, but from a haze of smoke that has been hanging over a good chunk of our province these past couple days.  Forrest fire smoke is blanketing us and it is starting to hit me a bit.  Thoughts are going out to the firefighters battling all these hot summer blazes.  The forecast calls for some rain today so hopefully that will help the firefighters as well as knock down some of this smoke in the air.

But, it is Sunday, and I’m batchin it this weekend so it was time for another shave.  I had been eyeing this soap/balm since it I saw it online a while ago.  Chili pepper, that sounds different than anything in my den.  Low and behold I was was the lucky recipient of a Lakewood Soap Company product give away a couple weeks ago, so this was an easy choice.

The scent off the puck is straight up orange.  I didnt pick up any pepper at all, until I lathered it up.  It does come out then, but it is still somewhat subtle.  The soap itself is a heavy tallow base, firm but not hard.  It took a bit more effort to load and lather than my regular arsenal of soaps but I was able to get a decent lather.  Performance wise, I’d say average slickness, average cushion and above average post shave.  Not bad, not great.  Jury is still out on the scent.  If you like orange scent, this one will fit.  For me I’ll give it a few more uses to see if it grows on me.  (The smoke could be playing with the sniffer as well)

For the post shave, I used the matching balm.  Scent strength also was a bit mild and orange heavy.  It matched very well.  Performance wise, it was a bit heavier that I like but it performed well, leaving my skin feeling hydrated without any greasy left overs.

Seeing I’m solo this weekend I got to spend a bunch of time in the shop playing with designs.  I have something that I should be releasing soon and have made some progress on a bigger design I’m been working months on.  (printing test prints takes hours so it is a time consuming progress)  Keep an eye on the sight for some new 3D print goodies sooner than later 🙂