L&L Grooming/Chatillon Lux Bon Vivant

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Declaration Grooming Bandwagon

This soap review features the 2017 artisan of the year, Declaration Grooming (https://www.declarationgrooming.com/). Declaration (formerly known as L&L Grooming and Declaration Brushworks) is well known for their range of shaving soap, aftershave care and hand tied premium badger knots and hand turned brush handles. The company has not rested at all, even through their move from Georgia to Michigan. Aside from purchasing direct, their software is also available through Maggard Razors (http://www.maggardrazors.com/). Bandwagon is Declaration’s nod to the classic and very common barbershop genre of scent. The scent is an interpretation of Declaration’s trips to the local barber with their grandfather. The scent is a musky, powdery accord that is supported by creamy sandalwood. The scent notes are listed as: Bergamot, Musk, Sandalwood, Lavender, Camphor, Coumarin, Tarragon and Anise. The scent for me, opens powdery and creamy before some muskiness comes into play. This is a masculine barbershop that is unique enough to buy, no matter how many barbershop scents you own. The scent strength is light to mid, by design actually. Scents with some similarity are: Wholly Kaw Man From Mayfair and Reef Point Soaps Command Presence. Declaration’s soap base is among the very best performing soap bases on the market. Some have trouble dialing in the lather because it simply loves to be drowned with water. The results when dialed in though stand in the rare air of greatness though. Excellence in all metrics. "Yogurty" dense cushion, hella slickness and residual slickness and spa like moisturizing post shave is what you can expect. With an ingredients like this (Stearic Acid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid,) its no wonder. The Shavescore for this soap base comes in at 95. Similar soap bases in terms of performance are: Wholly Kaw (donkey milk) and Catie’s Bubbles (luxury soap). Get at me here: Email: dendj55@yahoo.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dendj55/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruds_shaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruds_shaves Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/dendj55 Snapchat: @ruds_shaves

The Daily Shave - Darkfall By Declaration Grooming

Hey guys! Ross back for another Daily Shave. Today’s shave featured my absolute most favorite in wet shaving - Darkfall by Declaration Grooming. Burning leaves swirling around a bonfire on a cool, brisk Fall day. What could be better? The Icarus base is one of the best performing formulas around currently, IMO. It provides excellent primary and residual slickness and leaves a post-shave feel unmatched by most. The WCS Deranged Edition brush continues to be a go-to for me and is always a reliable aspect of building a quality lather. The vintage Baikal has been my favorite straight razor to use thus far and had no issues mowing down 3 days growth. The matching Darkfall AS tops off a superior shave! Couldn’t think of a better finish! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below! Happy shaves! Vintage Straight Razors https://goo.gl/RsDBkG Darkfall Shaving Soap by Declaration Grooming https://www.westcoastshaving.com/products/declaration-grooming-shaving-soap-darkfall Darkfall Aftershave by Declaration Grooming https://www.westcoastshaving.com/products/declaration-grooming-after-shave-splash-darkfall WCS Deranged Edition Brush https://goo.gl/kQwgRC Check Out Ross' Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/omCnaStYo Make sure to keep up to date with us Facebook: https://facebook.com/westcoastshaving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCShaving Instagram https://Instagram.com/WCShaving #WCShaving #TheDailyShave #DeclarationGrooming

Razorock Gamechanger.84

Italian Barber (https://www.italianbarber.com/) has developed a safety razor with tolerances and specifications that aim to compete with premium safety razors. As such, they’ve named this razor the Game Changer. It retails for USD $54.99. Currently, the razor is sold out but IB has posted that 500-1000 per month will be manufactured and made available until all waitlist requests are fulfilled. The Game Changer is made of 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel, which is CNC machined to a high polish and to very tight tolerances. The bottom cap feature the blade posts which for me has taken some getting used to, but they hold the blade exactly centered and allow for no error or misalignment. The Game Changer is offered with several handle options, in my case, I have on loan the Game Changer with Radio Knob handle which is 85 mm long and 12mm wide except the knob end which is 15mm wide. The weight of the entire set up is 109 grams. This razor is well machines and does not show any tool marks or unfinished areas. Blade gap is 0.84 mm, which for comparison looks like a Gillette adjustable set between 5 (0.81mm) and 6 (0.89mm). I’ve spent a couple of weeks using this razor on my melon shaves and find to be a great shaver. The razor has a narrow sweet spot but it is easy to find and maintain. With the increased blade gap, the razor is very efficient and I am able to achieve my routine, one pass against the grain head shave without any extra work. The razor has a nice head/handle balance and does not require any modifications to my technique in order to maintain angle or pressure for a good shave. Overall, I am very pleased with this razor. As with many Razorock offerings, obtaining one during the first several batches is a real pain, but once this becomes routinely stocked and readily available, I can see this razor being a real hit. Considering the quality of craftsmanship with an affordable price tag, I would recommend this razor to anyone who is seeking a premium feeling razor without the expense of a premium razor. Get at me here: Email: dendj55@yahoo.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dendj55/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruds_shaves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ruds-Shaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruds_shaves Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/dendj55 Snapchat: @ruds_shaves ​

Lathering - WCS Jojoba Shave Cream

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House Overview Chatillon Lux

An overview of a wonderful house with roots in the wet shave community and geographically Saint Louis, MO.

​This soap review features the 2016 artisan rookie of the year, L&L Grooming (https://www.landlgrooming.com/) and killer post shave master, Chatillon Lux (https://chatillonlux.com/). Even with the honors of being the best new artisan on the scene in 2016, Scott, from L&L Grooming continued his assault on wet shaver’s wallets by opening Declaration Brushworks (https://www.declarationbrushworks.com/), the premiere U.S. based artisan brush maker who hand ties every knot. L&L Grooming soaps are also available at Maggard Razors. Chatillon Lux is one of, if not the top aftershave artisan in the wet shaving world. Their collaborations are always successful and highly sought after.

Bon Vivant is a warm and spicy blend with a crack of sharp citrus. The scent notes feature caramel, birch tar, black pepper, maple syrup, vanilla, patchouli, neroli, petitgrain, yuzu citrus, ginger, anise, juniper berry, white grapefruit, wormwood and coriander. What does all this boil down to? For me it opens with herbaceous citrus and some black pepper before the sweetness of the maple syrup and caramel enter the fold. At its base, it fades back to earthy where the patchouli, juniper berry and petitgrain present themselves. Scent is mid-strong both off the container and through the shave. Similar scents on the market include; ​Mickey Lee Soapworks Unforgiven or Phoenix & Beau Sanskrit.

L&L Grooming’s Bison tallow soap base is among the very best performing soap bases on the market. Some have trouble dialing in the lather because it simply loves to be drowned with water. The results when dialed in though stand in the rare air of greatness though. Above average in all metrics. "Yogurty" dense cushion, hella slickness and residual slickness and spa like moisturizing post shave is what you can expect. With an ingredients like this (Stearic Acid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid,) its no wonder. Similar soap bases in terms of performance are: Mickey Lee Soapworks and Tallow + Steel.

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