Great product. I took it apart, and noticed a light coat of machine oil on interior parts. That alone let me know that I was dealing with a quality mod. Shaves great. Looks better.
This is the first adjustable I've owned. I remember my father had an adjustable (probably the Gillette). A little on the weighty side, but not uncomfortably so. I like the fact that one can adjust according to the aggressiveness needed, particularly when skipping a few days of shaving (I've used 3-4) or less aggressive for normal shaving (2-3.5). I find it easier and safer to rinse both razor and blade after shaving than fixed razors. At $57, you can't go wrong with this razor.
LOVE THIS BRUSH
I usually use shaving cream, so other than a cheap soap I bought long ago at a drug store, this is my first experience with shaving soaps. It has a light, interesting scent that dissipates quickly after the shave. I am able to work it into a nice lather on my face and get a comfortable, smooth shave with it. This is far better than any spray can foam or gel that I've tried.
This is the softest synthetic brush I've ever come across. It is beautiful and feels amazing on the skin. It is able to hold a lot of lather. Make sure never to expose it to really hot water as synthetic brushes can be spoiled and lose their properties easily.
Very smooth shave using Astra blades highly recommend !
Kai Captain Titan Mild blades are A+ in my book. Work well in Asylum RX razor. Fast delivery from Bullgoose too.
I only have two problems with this brush, I love the looks of the handle, but the feel in my hand is lacking something. The knot on this razor and handle are smaller than I thought they would be. That being said I was really surprised at the amount of soap it picked up. I had no problem with it holding more than enough lather for 3 passes and some touch up. The knot has good backbone. It feels really nice on my face! I've heard some say it is springy, but I don't find that to be the case. It had no scritch and it releases the soap just fine. All in all it's a good brush. You can see the size comparisons in the picture.
I have one of the 23 mm Muhle Silvertip fiber brushes and wanted one of the larger 25 mm. This is a very nice brush-just the right stiffness and super soft fibers. My Muhle 21 mm Silvertip badger fully bloomed and this 25 mm Silvertip fiber which does not bloom are about the same size since the fiber brushes do not increase in size when wet.
I needed a good after shave balm for sensitive neck area and this is working great so far. It conditions and soothes after the shave and seems it will last a long time.
I approached my first shave with the Asylum RX with trepidation. I had been using the Ikon "El Jefe" for serval months and achieving a wonderful and close shave but the Asylum RX caught my eye so I ordered one from Phil. Having the Ikon at the ready just in case, I lathered up and went at it with the RX. First,I must add, loading the blade was so easy I wasn't sure it was seated properly. For those not used to loading a s/e blade bileiive me it can be a challenge to seat the blade properly on some razors. My first pass went so smoothly I had to feel to see if I was removing any stubble. The second pass finished taking care of any remainder. All razors will remove facial hair when used properlly but at varying degrees of comfort. The RX was so smooth and efficient my face could not feel that I had shaved. No stinging when I applied a balm and no funky dancing after applying aftershave. There was no burn at all and I was BBS! One shave does not make a review but after using a Mongoose, Alumnigoose and the El Jefe I am confident the RX will be the go to from now on.
I've got two of these now, one at home and one for travel.
This one does the job great for me, bowl or face, and on sale at Bullgoose, can't be beat.
Plus, it is a thing of beauty.
I like very much this soap. Smells very good.
First time using this brand, but results are excellent. Decent blade life and you can't beat the price!
I'm fairly new to the Le Pere Lucien line but now have the Traditional and the tallow-based Oud. This soap is a top performer and the description is spot on - loads of great lather comes easily, it's plenty slick and doesn't dry the post-shave skin like some soaps might. And a wonderful scent to boot. Treat yourself, guys!
I love leather products and in particular leather shave gear. This case is outstanding and I like the fact it's flexible and not designed for a tight fit around a certain razor model or sizes. The case will accommodate any DE (maybe even two, with padding) and the handsome leather and construction are first rate! Worth the modest investment if you travel, which I'll be doing very soon.
I've had the 6S for a few weeks now and it's quickly risen to the top of my list of several daily razors. Though I shave with mildly aggressive settings on my adjustables (Merkur Digress being my favorite), I started out on Plate 3 on the Rockwell and found it to be very smooth and efficient. Hardly any learning curve to find the right angle. I gradually increased the adjustment (especially with more than one day's growth) and achieved great shaves every time. Some shavers stick to one setting and may even question the value of the razor when unused plates collect dust. I take the opposite approach and consider it to be a high-value razor, giving me the flexibility for any shave experience I want. Well done Rockwell and of course, well done Phil for your normal stellar service!
The skin nourishing properties of this splash are very hydrating and more reminiscent of the results expected from a balm. Top quality. A great buy and one aftershave I will always keep on hand.
I pair these with the Asylum Evolution and have been getting very close and comfortable 2 pass shaves. Just the right amount of sharpness!
Product smells great and works great too. I also have to cologne and soap to go with it. They are all great. For me, most lavender scents are feminine or too floral. In my opinion, this C&S scent is the only lavender that smells like something a man would wear. Great/fast service from BullGoose.
One of the "noteworthy" attributes of this brush is the EXQUISITE handle. It is small enough to be a great travel brush but still large enough for everyday use. I particularly like the 49mm loft which gives the brush some "scrub" for hard soaps. So far I have used it to bowl lather with soaps and creams and am well pleased. I will occasionally use it for face lathering as well. I own way too many brushes but really like this one, so don't hesitate to buy it, especially at the great sale price. Great job "Bull Goose Shaving"!
Have been using avocado shaving cream almost exclusively for several years after trying most of the Taylor shaving creams and so far it is clearly my favorite. It develops a thick, rich lat/her on the brush and gives a close, smooth shave. Highly recommended. This is the first time Imhave purchased this and some other items from Bull Goose and their service was prompt and excellent.
Produces a nice thick lather easily; perfect for the way I shave. I found a video of the owner making and weighing out everything by hand in his lab. Nice to know someone still has that much pride in their product.
Workmanship is fantastic, the knot tips are extremely soft with just the right amount of backbone. This is my first Thayer and first 2 band but it won't be my last.
Lovely soap. Lather,scent , cushioning. Altogether very very nice, however it really has to be at the price. You really do get what you pay for in this instance.
I put the handle from my EJ89 on the Muhle R41 head and it was a very good balance. The best shave ever. No cut nor weepers. I was shaving with a Gillette Old Type. I'm very happy with the R41 head. I have used several blades but is works best the the GSB for me.
Exceeded my expectations and quickly became one of my favorites. Very protective and great for sensitive neck area. Lathers very easily and stays protective throughout shave.
Great service from BullGoose, first class operation. I have the Oxford & Cambridge soap, aftershave and cologne. All three are great products. This is the only masculine lavender scent in my opinion. Most others smell too floral or feminine. The only negative thing anyone could say would by about the price. ALL Czech & Speak products are very expensive. BullGoose prices are competitive with everyone who sells C&S.
I reviewed this razor just after I bought it, three months ago. It has become my razor of choice for every day shaving, smooth, efficient and easy on the skin. I don't remember ever cutting myself with this and I get quite a few shaves on a single blade. Right now I am using a Treet Durasharp for the 6th time, and feels like there is at least another shave with this blade. Great razor!
I'm very satisfied with both the product and the service. I needed a cream which would work on my neck area and reduce irritation. This has quickly become one of my favorites. Lathers very quickly and produces a thick, lasting lather. A great product.
Just when I think a soap's performance and scent cannot get any better, along comes a soap of this nature. LPL has hit another home run. Lather, ease of lathering, slickness, and post-shave feel are wonderful. I especially like the scent.....not like any other I have encountered. I have three other LPL soaps whose performance is excellent but the OUD-SANTAL is in a league of its own. I highly recommend this soap. As a side note, Phil continues his great customer service. I received notification the day of the order that the shipping process had started. Very satisfying from the customer's perspective.
This is the best LPL soap I ever tried. Very easy to lather, protective, and slick , but what makes this soap so unique is the scent.
Very mellow, and mystic yet modern and balanced blend of Oud and Sandalwood. Without doubt my new favorite .
I waited until I had a couple weeks worth of shaves with different blades before I penned this review. It performs well with various blades and gives a comfortable efficient shave all the time. I absolutely love the Art Deco shape. If I had to knock some points off it would be in the price. For $185 I would have expected a polished finish.
All in all though, bravo to PHIL for resurrecting this wonderful shaving implement.
A solid performer to add to my collection. I've used it everyday for the past two weeks. It arrived, "at light speed". Could not ask for better/faster service.
The brush arrived with one little loose hair in the head.......and that has been the only one. I'm particular about loose hairs, having another very expensive brush that
sheds ......., worse than a Siberian Husky in Miami ! Not here, NO SHEDDING, NO ODOR. All the quality you expect and deserve from a THATER brush.
Early days but can say this is a top soap. Beautifully presented, intriguing scent. Slightly troubled by the price/value equation but do not regret buying.
Of course it's interesting to combine 2 hair's. But, there is more to it. The Lord Randall not only blends the stiffness of boar with the relative softness of horse, there is also the looks of the hair itself in an outstanding greencoloured handle. This is one of the most attractive brush available. As one said the 'hybrids' simply are the best, similar to human mix...
All round an excellent soap. Scent is interesting but a bit mild for my taste.
Got a pot of this stuff before discovering Bullgoose, so did not buy it here, but thought that I would leave a review anyway. Very nice shaving cream. The scent is quite subtle so will not get in the way of after shave or cologne. A little soap goes a long way; lathers into a rich cream. Note too that a Trumpers tub is 200 gm versus the more typical 150 gm of most others, so there is good value here as some of the others are the same price.
Makes it much easier to dispose of used blades..great item
Cyril & Gisèle Lelégard have done superbly with this LPL! Wonderful shave with an excellent lather and a great after feeling. The BEST I've used. Thanks Phil!
This might not be the newest, prettiest, or best performer on the road but it gets the job done right everytime. Classic sent that is definitely a great go to when you have to many to choose from. Like we all end up with.
A well done sweet fragrance with good performance from the LPL tallow base. The description of a sweet cigar box minus the tobacco is pretty close!
Rare to find such an incredible, right-on example of this intriguing scent, Oud/Aud (oil of Argan). I have run across this special scent before, but always on the fringe. Le Pere Lucien has nailed it, so incredibly well. This is OUD/AUD, front and center, no excuses. Warm, rich, sweet, and woody, a sweet cigar box, without the tobacco. The Santal/Sandalwood provides some foundation, but only as a base for the Oud/Aud. A bonus is the LPL Tallow recipe, so rare from them, yet so desired. LPL is one of my favorite houses for their basic formulas, and their fascinating scents. They do not disappoint here. Order one, just to have a difinitive idea of the scent Oud/Aud from here on out. Order more to use, as LPL is the best, AND with Tallow!
The scent is absolutely perfect ! Lather is dense, creamy and protective.
I've tried over 100 soaps, and this one is defenetly top 5 !
I bought 10 of them ! 2 for me, 8 for friends !
You have to buy it, you won't regret !
Great lather,beautiful scent.You can't go wrong with this soap.A great job from Cyril and Phil!!
Absolutely beautiful brush, perfect backbone and soft tips, the aesthetic is nothing short of art.
This is a very soft brush, I was amazed.
Very good cartridge blades. They give consistently close and comfortable shaves. It closely approximates my Merkur cartridge razor which I have used for years.
I feel like I've had the razor long enough to get past the "Ooo shiny" phase and have given it a fair test over multiple shaves with different blades. So here goes. First, the manufacturing. It's a beautifully razor, well machined, and is visually distinct. Second is use, I'm not sure I'm a fan of the hexagonal handle, I prefer round handles as they're easier to switch back and forth between sides of the razor. That however is a very minor thing and shouldn't dissuade anyone from the razor. My problem with the razor, and the reason that I knocked off one star is that I find that the WTG pass doesn't remove nearly as much stubble as my other razors. This results in more irritation from XTG and ATG passes. Also there are a few portions of my face that I only cover with a single WTG pass and that my other razors get sufficiently smooth. With the Evolution, I find that those spots feel more like I didn't shave them at all. I'm sure this is a great razor for some people, but it just doesn't really do it for me.
My husband loves this soap!!! It is clean and fresh !