Razor: Parker 96R, Bengall straight
Brush: Art of Shaving Pure Badger
Soap: L&L Grooming Co. Cuir et Épices
Aftershave: L&L Grooming Co. Cuir et Épices Splash
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

#samplesaturday I picked up this Parker 96R in a trade at our last meetup so I decided to give it a go.  It was nice and mild.  An overall good shave.  I also pulled this sample as I already had it on my sample wall and had fallen in love with it.  It is currently on my acquisition list.  Well in the PIF box there was a sample of the splash, so I made sure to grab that as well,  It is a blend of leather, tobacco flower, cedar, anise, oakmoss, and patchouli.   I love how L&L describes it: “This is what I imagine John Wayne’s kitchen smelling like – soft leather, vaguely appley, with a twist of some kind of baking spice.”  Right on the money, a manly Saturday shave.  Happy weekend all, hope everyone got their Black Friday shave deals!

PS – what do you do when the soap gives you an absolutely deadly lather and there is left overs in the bowl?  You take a practise pass with that straight you’ve been learning on….