Razor: Gillette Tech
Blade: Astra Green
Brush: Semogue 1305 Boar
Soap: Black Ship Grooming Two Bits
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

#samplesaturday The world of shaving products has some pretty complex scent profiles for pretty much every taste. Tobacco, Gunpowder, Fruit, Cologne inspired, Coffee, a day at the ball park, etc. Today I opted for simplicity. I received this Black Ship Grooming sample in the PIF box that came thru recently. It jumped out at me for its fantastic and yet simple scent. To me this is the most clean and simple barbershop soap I’ve come across. It just smells like a refreshing and clean soap. I loved it. I loaded up the Thirsty Badger bowl with a healthy sample and went to work with the Semogue boar. I got a nice lather. It wasn’t the slickest and cushioning lather, but it more than did the trick. I opted for the trusty Gillette Tech and my favourite blade, the Astra Green. 3 passes later and I had a fantastic nick and irritation free BBS shave.

Every now and then it is nice to step back from the complex products and head back to your roots for a simple and uncomplicated shave. You just may be rewarded with a perfect shave. Have a great weekend all!