Razor: DS Cosmetic DS-D8 w/ RazoRock Barberpole
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge Yellows
Brush: Maritime Brush Co 26mm SHD 2 Band Badger
Soap: 345 Soap Co White Buffalo
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl
Wow, it sure seems like forever since I last posted one of these. Life has been pretty busy as of late and the SOTD blogging has really fallen off. Rest assured, I haven’t given up shaving. Hopefully, I can squeeze in a few more SOTDs going forward. And speaking of falling behind, White Buffalo is a soap that I’ve had in my den for a while and while I’ve used it a few times, I haven’t gotten around to posting about it.
White Buffalo was my first 345 Soap Co offering. When I grabbed White Buffalo, I really wasn’t sure what to think of the scent, so I opted to just grab just the soap. I can say it is a nice scent but I’m glad I didn’t grab the splash. Let me explain….. Scent notes on this are bergamot, lemon, tobacco, anise, cinnamon, sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss, amber. Together it rounds out to a barbershop scent that is anise forward. It is a very familiar scent. Think YSL Rive Gauche (a pretty popular shaving soap dupe), Mason Margiela At The Barbers or Azzaro Pour Homme. It is a really nice blend and has a strong scent strength. My only issue, and the reason I’m happy to not have the splash, is that it is a bit redundant in my den. I have a lot of options to pair this with. I can say I was really impressed with the soap base. I found it very easy to lather and it performs very well across the board. It is very slick (lathered and residual), has good cushion and has a very good post-shave. The price point is excellent as well. This is an artisan I’ll be keeping my eye on in the future.
No complaints with this shave today. All for now – J