I don't think I really needed a shave, but heck, it's Saturday, and I got the time.
The lather from this Noble Otter is just excellent. I bloomed the puck for maybe five minutes, and used this Excelsior triple band badger to whip up an instant cloud of thick lather.
The Rockwell blade was dulling, so this was its last use, which was good given the abuse I gave my hide earlier this week. Basically, minimal to no irritation even though I made two and a half passes.
The Lone Star aftershave was a great finisher. Sweaty old saddles in the tack room.
Great scents, top level lather, a fine, slow and careful ritual. The face is ready.