Razor: Yaqi
Blade: Voskhod
Brush: Yaqi silvertip badger
Soap: Prohibition Style Marry Pickford
Aftershave: Stirling Soap Iced Pineapple Splash/Balm
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

I typically don’t pull the sweet scents from my den but this Marry Pickford was calling my name today. The black cherry from this just pops so it was my go to for the day. I decided to try out the Yaqi razor head I received as a bonus in my order. I attached to my Rockwell handle and paired it up with a Voskhod blade. First off, Prohibition Style soap frustrates me. I love most of the scents but I have a heck of a time building lather. Today I bloomed it a bit when I hit the shower and used my new Yaqi badger (this is a deadly brush, I LOVE IT so far). I tried giving it a heavy load but I was still getting a lather that was too much on the airy side. I worked it and worked it, but it just wasn’t improving. Time wasn’t on my side this morning so I went with what I had. It definitely affected the cushion and slickness. As such I didnt get a great feel for how the razor was. I could tell it wasnt as subtle as my Gillette Tech, probably closer to my RazoRock Open Comb Old Type. I will give it another go soon to get a more accurate review on that. I know Prohibition Style has a new formula he has for a few of his products. I’d be interested in seeing the difference and if the base makes for an easier lather, I’d for sure pick some up as his scents I’ve sampled (most) are all really nice. I finished off with Stirling Soap’s Iced Pineapple. The scent is a really nice pineapple that is versatile enough to pair with many different soap options.

Off to another family Christmas party today. Rumor has it Santa will also be making an appearance here today. That old dude sure gets around. Happy Holidays all!