Razor: Karve CB on D
Blade: Voskhod
Brush: Paragon Boar
Soap: Midnight & Two The Cabin
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Rainforest
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

It has been strange weather in the prairies these days. It has been crazy foggy for several days which has lead to some amazing hoar frost on pretty much everything . (OK, I misspoke, its actually Rime Ice on everything). It was made for some fantastic prairie winter scenery. It makes me think of winter at the cabin.

So it was fitting that today I used my first Midnight & Two product, The Cabin. Midnight & Two is a Calgary artisan that makes men’s several grooming products. I had really wanted to try one out. The shave soap is a vegan formula scented with essential oils. It is listed as an all natural product. Packaging is nice, coming in a tin and is a softer soap. The scent on this one is Black Spruce, Himalayan Cedarwood and Nutmeg. This is a full on coniferous scent. Scent strength would be around a 6.

While the scent isn’t really my thing, performance can’t be argued. It took a bit of work getting the lather I wanted, mainly due to me breaking in and learning this boar brush. The lather isn’t a super pillowy lather, but is nice and glossy, plenty slick. A super comfortable 3 pass shave. Very slick, average cushion, nice residual slickness and a great post shave. A really nice soap. My only negative on the soap would be the price point. At $34CAD a tin that puts it in the higher end price range, and while it performs well, I wouldn’t put it over some of the soaps in a slightly lower price point. If pure essential oils and all natural ingredients are your thing, this could be a great soap for you.

I followed up with Tallow + Steel Rainforest aftershave splash. This is my go to for all things forest. It is another essential oil based product. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli, Fir, Frankincense, Cedar, Bergamot, Rhododendron, Orange. It is a nice and bright coniferous vibe that goes with anything in that scent realm. The splashes are water/witch hazel based and loaded with skin food. It smells fantastic and was a great way to close out the shave.