Razor: Yaqi Mellon
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux
Brush: Yaqi Silvertip Badger
Soap: Chiseled Face Panda

Today felt like a Yaqi kind of day.  I grabbed my trusty Mellon (double open comb).  I really like this razor.  Feedback is great, it is nice an efficient, aggression level is middle of the road.  The double open comb makes it a bit intimidating but man does it give a good shave.  I paired it with a Rapira Platinum Lux blade, I really like them, but for some reason I hadnt grabbed one for a while.  I’ll have to remedy that as I get fantastic shaves with them.

A also grabbed for my Yaqi silvertip.  It has been a while since I used it and now that I have a few other brushes to play around with, I realize this thing is a massive lather hog.  It just sucks up the lather.  No scritch, lots of density, but I think I have been converted to the larger handles as I know find this a bit tougher to wield.

The soap today, going to smell like a boss, Chiseled Face Panda.  This stuff smells fantastic, but I can see how it could be polarizing.  It isnt subtle, it is in your face cologne scent.  Strength to me is a 10/10.  No aftershave needed as the scent will carry for a while just off the soap.  Scent profile is as follows:

Top Notes: Apple, Magnolia, Mandarin, Lily, Osmanthus, Ozone, Tea
Heart Notes: Amber, Earthy Notes, Jasmine, Orris, Patchouli
Bottom Notes: Civet*, Musk*, Sandalwood, Vanilla

An all around fantastic shave today.  Big win.