The RX is one of the highest quality razors I have ever seen. The attention to detail, design and production is PERFECT. I have followed the development of this product from the start and was lucky enough to get one the 1st day they hit the market! Still learning the correct angle but is going to be the ONE!
Again this is the finest product I have owned! Nice work Phil!
I love this handle. Its not a long handle, it fits entirely in my hand. It has a great heft, and its reasonably thick. Its easy to control the razor head with this. Plus it looks great. I use it on a Merkur 23c razor head.
I have a couple reviews on The Shave Nook and on the Facebook Group. My favorite comparison is the review where I compare the Rx to one of the best and most expensive sports cars in the world, the Porsche 918 Spyder. There's just no comparisons out there!
Fantastic razor, I have several other SE razors but the Asylum razor is the best. I find it very comfortable in the hand.
I get a closer shave with less effort with the Asylum razor.
Best single edge razor on the market great quality build great shave beautiful razor
I will not compare the Rx with the One Blade. The One Blades unique pivoting head makes for a completely different type of razor. I will compare it to my experience with All the Mongoose razors , Cobras and ATT SE.
Possibly, because the head is smaller than the other SE I have used the shave went much quicker than shaves with the other razors. That sucker just whizzed over my face. I did a three pass shave with a little buffing in my problem areas. The result was a fast clean shave with no shave burn. I did have 3 small weepers at the end of the shave. I attribute the weepers to my own ignorance. As stated before I did not have the angle down for the first half of the first pass. It is a heavy razor and I think I probably pressed a bit too hard. Finally. I have a light beard and sensitive skin. Weepers on a first shave with a new blade are not uncommon for me with any razor.
The RX is much milder than the Aluminum Mongoose. and even a bit more milder and more comfortable than the SS versions. Based on one shave I would rate the Rx over the Mongoose. The RX is very similar in feel and shave quality as the King Cobra. The Rx also compares favorably with the regular Cobra. Advantage Rx as to loading and holding the blade firmly in place. That is once you figure out how to load the RX. Remember the Rx has 3 pieces. After that it is a no-brainer on loading. The Rx held the blade perfectly aligned with no smile.I had to give a slight edge to the RX over the ATT SE as well. This last remark is simply based on personal preference. I find the ATT a bit aggressive. In addition I like the narrower head on the RX as compared to the head on the ATT. Both razors are definite keepers and will find their way into my rotation.
After a few more shaves I will try and evaluate the Rx further.
Those of you who have not received your RX yet hang in there it is worth the wait.
I like the razor very much. Very smooth shave,and so far I love the adjustability. Now up to about 3 and very close shave!
My only nitpick is, because it is rather heavy, it can slip, so I would like to see some knurled texture to the mid/upper handle.
I would rate it 4.5 stars ....
The Kai Captain Titan Mild blades are the best I have used in my Mongoose razor. They are easier on my skin, and I have a lot less nicks and weepers with them. Highly recommended! Bullgoose had my order to me very quickly, too.
I started out shaving with a Schick Krona (still have it by the way) and have tried pretty much every razor fade that's come along over the past 40 years. A few years ago I bought an ikon (from Bullgoose) and really fell for the weight of the thing. I thought the ikon had some heft to it but that was before the Rockwell 6S arrived. The different plates allow for the correct angle of the blade to the skin for a really enjoyable shave.
A really good value, this one! Spicy with a hint of sweetness that doesn't overpower. Alcohol based but not drying, it gives a wee bit of a bite but that's okay. The burn fades quickly leaving your skin feeling fresh. Pitralon may be inexpensive but it isn't cheap, I highly recommend it.
I have lots of soaps and this one might be my favorite. Fantastic scent, performance, slickness and cushion.
In the past six years I was lucky to try almost every type of contemporary straight, single edge, or double edge razors. Some were good for me, some not so much. Some looked awesome, but shaved less than OK, some looked not really good, but shaved exceptionally well. The Asylum Rx Single edge razor is the ONE. Looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, shaves ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY.
Bought this razor for my 15 year old grandson. He likes the way his face feels after shaving. The razor is not aggressive but is capable of shaving a tough beard. I have two of them myself and they are the best I have ever used.
Phil, you really did it with this razor. It arrived today just in time for the daily shave. First impression was: beautiful design, flawless finish, easy to use. This all carried through to the first shave using Kai Captain Titan Mild. That was one beautiful shave. No awkwardness to the razor at all, providing a smooth, very comfortable shave. I couldn't be happier!!!!
Bought two items, they were shipped next day, happy with purchase, will buy again
The iKon X3 gives me great shaves. I get a closer, more comfortable shave with this than with any other DE razor. Two passes with the X3 surpasses 3 passes with the iKon 101 or any vintage razor for a close shave, with no irritation. Shave quality with the X3 is imo equal to any SE or injector. There was no learning curve. It was instantly intuitive. So far I've used it with the following blades; Med Prep, Lab Blue, GSB, Personna Red, Crystal and 7:00 Yellow. It doesn't matter what blade I load, the X3 works incredibly effortlessly and smoothly. I paired the head with a wave style handle. So not only does it shave great, it looks great, too! If I had to use only one razor for the rest of my life, this would be it. The BullGoose experience was spot on. Price and shipping are the best in the business. I'm thinking of getting another one as a backup ;>)
I really enjoy the Savonnerie du Bon Berger soaps for outstanding glide with straight razor shaving - would be wonderful with the new Asylum Rx SE razor!
I don't grate the soap as many do which is fine also, but instead, wet the small puck in my hand and rub the bar of soap (wet puck) into my course-rough beard (I also do this with Valobra stick)then I wet my favorite Thāter shaving brush and lather off my hand from the puck instead of a bowl. Then proceed to wet-lather the remaining soap already on my beard and in my brush (combining the two forms) and dilute with warm water until the consistency is just right. All of the Savonnerie du Bon Berger soaps lather extremely well and condition exceptionally in my opinion. The lather is wonderful and glide is outstanding for a straight razor or quality SE razor blade.
A mild aggressive head that does a great job. I've tried 3 different blades in it and all worked great. Great razor to use everyday. So far I haven't gotten any nicks or burning sensation with my alum block after shaving. This head is milder but whether I shave everyday or go a couple days it has no problem giving a great effortless shave. Would highly recommend this head to anyone looking for an open comb.
I will start saying that the Mergress was my most expensive safety razor so far; well over 200 dollars delivered, import taxes and handling fee paid. Versus the price for the Progress in Norway is on the 55 dollars range.
Does it shave better than the progress? – No, it does not, they are exactly matching razors.
Does it look better? - Yes it does, much better. I love the shave quality my Progress gives me, but I always thought, how ugly the plastic adjustment knob was. But remember; the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Sincerely I don’t understand why Merkur do not change it at the production line. Do they hear the costumers?
Would I buy it again? Yes, I would.
If you are unsatisfied with how the progress looks like, buy the Mergress.
This is one of the nicest creams I ever used. It has a lovely, classic scent with great lather and a most pleasant cooling effect. In fact I was surprised at how cooling this cream is. Not a face-freezer, but certainly more than enough menthol to be felt. It also moisturizes very well both during and after a shave which is important!
I received this razor recently and the 1st thing that jumps out is the overall design. Slick, clean lines and very hefty but well balanced. Blade loading is easy, and as mentioned in the advertisements the tolerances are perfect and when tightly assembled it feels as it is just one solid piece of Stainless steel. The Matte finish is flawless. I am normally a straight razor shaver, however this is like a straight with a vertical handle. It feels like an extension of your hand, and due to the slim head profile and tongue and groove system, there is not a spot on your face of neck that will have any trace of whiskers. Also due to the blade profile, it does gather "shaving swarf" rather quickly, as I like to call it so rinse often and lather your soap a bit thinner and wetter for maximum efficiency. GREAT RAZOR, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST SHAVES OF YOUR LIFE!!
This costs over twice the price of the virtually identical Merkur Progress (500 short handle/570 long handle) Safety Razor. Shaves are the same so if thats your criteria then save money and get the standard factory edition! Now what do you get for the extra money, well quite a lot actually! The most obvious is the matching machined adjustment knob and it adds some weight as its now a weightier102g and it feels fabulous! A bonus is in re-assembly they have made a buttery smooth adjustment and aligned the first setting to 1 and the alignment mark. My Progress 500 its aligned to the + so is about half a tun off and it cant be fixed without completely disassembling. Ill point out, that this makes no difference to the shave at all. Its just different between factory razors as you never know if someone else's 3 is the same as yours when set to 3 but with the Mergress they would be identical at the same setting! The shave is perfect and I love being able to dial in settings between passes too but that applies to both the factory as well as the Mergress too.
Now to the knob, its just perfection itself. Made from machined CNC stainless steel thats been polished to match the rest of the razor and its what merkur should be making anyway but wont. While 3D printed knobs are available on etsy you need to still swap it over and align it either yourself or send it to someone knowledgable to do it for you, so this is a great offer on a finished and bullgooose guaranteed warranty. Something a DIY wont give you... The gap between a DIY and the Mergress is small but the extra fit, finish, looks and guarantee is worth the small premium in my opinion!
The last thing is this is a 2 piece razor, so its easy to assemble with wet hands and as its not a TTO (twist to open) you dont have the vagrancy of butterfly doors.
In conclusion you can watch my review of mine on youtube (steve, the daily shaver)
OUTSTANDING product not to heavy and not to light. Two thumbs up. First day while wearing product I got a compliment. From two ladie at the grocery store. THANKS
This is a good shave cream, at a good price.
I've been using this product for a couple of years now. It only takes a very small amount to apply to my entire face. I get a lot of compliments about how nice my skin looks. This is a great product and the price is right.
This is a beautifully machined SE razor from ATT. It is the yin to the yang of Colonial Razors 'The General' which is a wonderfully forgiving take on the Artist Club blade style SE. While I can use an AC Super blade in the General with no problems, a little more attention to technique is requried for the ATT SE1 with the same blade. My go to blade is a Feather Professional in this razor. Also love the handle and have had no problems with slippage. A wonderful, efficient but comfortable SE razor.
this is a very light and soakes in to the skin fast has a bunch of good things in it for sensetive skin.......not to mention the smell is fantastic.....it will become my go to aftershave
In a word - amazing. The Progress by Merkur is, in my humble opinion the finest adjustable DE razor on the market. The Mergress takes the Progress to the next level. Beautifully crafted, fine tolerances, great balance and heft - good grief one would be a fool not to own one of these, let alone make it their #1 razor. I asked Merkur if they'd consider making a stainless steel version of their amazing razor and sadly, they said "no." Eric (Mer) has responded by doing what Merkur won't and improve upon an already great product, making it even better - replacing the Progress' cheap plastic knob with a finely machined steel one. He's tightened up the razor's tolerances - and with undeniably excellent craftsmanship. The ONLY way to improve on what Eric does is to make the entire razor stainless. In the meantime, I'm saving up to purchase another one. Kudos to Eric!!
The quality of this brush is excellent and the price reasonable. The knot is stiffer and denser than any other brush I've tried, this takes getting used to, it attacks the soap and releases all the scents and unguents and penetrates the beard. Have used it for 2 weeks and not one loose badger hair. Am delighted with this brush and definitely recommend it.
Great cream in all catagories; scent, cushion, and post shave.
Really great balm and a tiny bit does the job so don't fret the price.
I used to use cream only occasionally, preferring soap. But after using Art of Shaving cream (this is my third tin) for awhile, I have completely switched over. Art of Shaving cream lathers very well and if you let it sit on your face for 1-2 minutes, it really lifts the beard for a close shave.
I have a new favorite razor! I was a little skeptical because I have the Above the Tie set and have to admit that I have put it aside. The heft is better on the Rockwell, I find it much easier to use,the shave is closer, and it really sings as it glides across my face. Best of all is the price! I highly recommend this product.
One of the best aftershaves I've tried. The tobacco flower scent, while floral, is definitely masculine. It has become a fast favorite in the den. The menthol is just right - refreshing and invigorating, and doesn't get in the way of the scent profile. Skin feels great - calmed and supple, and scent lingers at least half a day post application. Minor nitpick - there is no restrictor, so it pours fast and usually more than needed.
The Rockwell 6S is a hefty razor. The attraction features for me are the weight, stainless steel build and appearance, and the knurled handle. With the three different base plates, there is no concern about the blade gap being out of adjustment, and the shaving angle is just right. This is a perfect easy to hold, heavy razor.
i really like this after shave ....it has the good stuff for your skin and smells out of this world.....i love it....and ohyes non greasy!!!
After 28 years this is saying something. The smell to me is almost a hint of the old Skin Bracer that came in the glass bottles years ago, but much more subtle an refined. Excellent stuff
All the Kai razors are solid and fantatic shavers. No hassle due to stropping and honning and to be honest, it is even sharper!
I got my order very soon and in a good shape, as always, thanks to BullGoose
Shaves well, will buy again.
This is a good smooth and sharp blade. For myself a BBS with two passes and some buffing. YMMV but for me I'll be making a bulk order soon. Service and shipping were great from Bullgoose!
ST. James of London was sold. I had the Cedar Wood and it was great. After the sale I purchased Lavender & Geranium and in my opinion this is an excellent cream. I bowel lather this product. It makes an abundant lather and my razor glides on my face. Post shave is is excellent as well. So because I was so impressed I purchased Black Pepper & Persian Lime. If you have not tried St. James of London you should
This is an excellent soap for its price point, a hard soap that lathers easily and produces really good quality lather. The fragrance is mild and not objectionable, but if you want a top-shelf perfumer's fragrance this isn't it. But it is a super performing soap at a super price and I enjoy using it. The small size (90g IIRC) and easy lathering would make it an excellent travel choice.
excellent soap although a pain in the butt to grate as i am messy. worth it though because a wonderful soap. it sits proudly in a ikea gruntal all labeled and ready
I have Mergress and Progress razors. Heads are identical. Mergress handle is heavier, very nice in the hand. Beautiful balanced, creates a comfortable and very smooth shave and does not require pressure. Calibration is much more convenient than in Progress. To my mind, there is only one negative point: availability.
I've had this stand for almost 2 years, and still looks like it just arrived to my home. It takes up little space on the sink countertop, and does the job for a very reasonable price.
Very neat little brush. Came out of the tube without a funky animal smell. Easy break in. Good backbone as one would expect, but still very comfortable on the face although not exactly soft. Works well with hard soaps, soft soaps or creams, and I've tried a bunch this week. Makes a lot of lather, but small enough to get around the upper lip. Others say paint chips are bound to happen, but at this price it's hardly a lost investment. I recommend and would buy another if the whole thing chipped apart.
I'm surprised there have been no reviews on this brush. I've tried to buy one before at others places but it's frequently out of stock.
I am not going to write a lot of verbiage. But, let me say this a the second of this product I have purchased. That has to tell you something. I purchased it again it's great
If you're going to use a cartridge razor, these blades on the Feather MR3 Neo are simply the best you will find anywhere. Not necessarily a closer shave than the multi-blade Gillettes, but better quality and without all the goop that comes off the Gillette strips. Just better overall shaving experience and precision, and the angle and design of the Feather MR3 Neo is very intuitive. Highly recommend!
Beautiful chrome shine and good value is apparent on this new razor head.
It is more aggressive than the original one I had . I use it every other day and
really like the classy look and the way it performs.
I like face lathering and this soap is great for that. Been using arko mostly and wanted to try another kind. Glad I did. Cella lathers up easily and makes a great thick slick lather with little effort. Has a nice smell to it to. I'll be ordering more soon and service and shipping from Bullgoose was great!!
Nice, mild natural scent. Great performer.
Five stars for me though it is pricey, but it also seems to last a long time. The reason I rate it so highly and have repurchased is because it works better than any other lip balm I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot.
When I first tried it, it seemed fairly strong. So I applied a small amount. The fragrance didn't last, so the next time I used a generous amount. It lasted an hour or two longer, but was rather faint. But I do appreciate the opportunity to try different items.
Excellent service from bullgoose! Ditto to those who have said this is the best SE razor on the market thus far! It may be top dollar but its top dog!
I recently bought a tin of Le Pere Lucien Fougere shaving soap, having enjoyed using the Traditional Scent for quite some time now. Both provide rich lather that allows for a smooth, comfortable shave--each with a distinct, pleasant smell. With the traditional scent I usually finish with Pre de Provence #63 and after shaving with the Fougere use Pre de Provence After-Shave Balm (which has a nice floral/herbal scent that complements Fourgere's understated fragrance. Though I still go back to Mitchell's lanolin-based shaving soap regularly, I find Le Pere Lucien products provides a more comfortable, closer shave--and smell nicer too.
I bought a Feather F System razor for traveling, since DE razors are not allowed through security in airports. I like the shape and feel of the razor and find the MR3 Neo cartridges make for a smooth comfortable shave. As always, my experience with BullGoose is flawless--on time and well packaged.
sums it up...as I said before after using it is hard to cut yourself using this soap..scent is different but very nice.
After several weeks use, without qualification this is my favorite razor. Phil's recommendation is right on: The razor is a dream come true for those with a tough beard & sensitive skin. It readily mows down the toughest hairs without irritation. I use the razor with a Kai blade, a thick but clean rinsing lather, & apply very little to no pressure. Highly recommended.
Great hard shaving soap. Nice scent and terrific lather for a slick shave. Small for the price but still well worth it. Lather in a separate mug or your hand. Soap is meant to be dried between uses as provided for by the simply container. One may want to store in a separate air-tight container after completely dry for long term storage. If you're looking for something a bit different and enjoyable, then this soap is a refreshing choice.
So far great stuff. A little goes a long way. No scent. Soothing and cooling.
This is a serious piece of equipment that could be your one and only razor. It will meet your every need.
Just started using a safety razor and decided to give Extract of Limes a try on a recommendation from the Bullgoose himself. Lathers well and doesn't stick to the blade. Love the citrus scent. Finish up with some Penhaligon's Blench Blenheim Bouquet.
One of my favorites. Easy to lather. Amazingly slick. Awesome scent.
As a 5-year DE razor user, I was very satisfied with the 4 razors (Feather, Cobra, Tradare and Futur) I had acquired and rotated on each shaving experience. However I noticed the Mergress Long-Handle DL received rave reviews and it seemed to be calling me. I have only been using this awesome adjustable razor since Bullgoose rushed it to me and my other razors may be gathering dust. Wow, do I love this new razor because it gives me the perfect shaving experience and results!!! The weight of entire razor and length of handle is a game-changer for me. The multiple choices of blade exposure add extensive value for the beginner and expert shaver. With the exception of my Futur, the price of my Mergress is less than the other 3 razors. Thanks Bullgoose for exceeding my wildest shaving experience by selling this DE Razor!!!
This, like all Floid aftershaves, is a performer. I love Vigoroso (and by extension Suave) and the blue but the scent of the black is not for me. So I was curious about how this smelled since I was confident it would work well. The smell is often described as powdery and that is true. I'd say it takes the basics of the Vig and the powdery sweetness of the blue and meets somewhere in the middle. Because it's roughly orange I was concerned that it would be essentially like the Vig, as Suave is, and be redundant. But no, it's different. As a top note I get pears but the dry down is more complex. I'm not good with describing scents but I do smell a little of the Vig and blue in there. At any rate, it's soothing and conditioning properties are excellent and the scent is pleasant and subtle. It's one of the main AS splashes in my rotation.
I left a review already, but I will gladly do it again. The service was excellent. The shipping was fast. I would happily deal with Bullgoose again.
Good stuff. Not as conditioning as you might think, but I was wondering if the donkey milk formula could replace sulfur shampoos in controlling dandruff.
The verdict: Maybe. It works better than most shampoo bars, including the Chagrin Valley coconut bar which actually performs a bit better at hair appearance.
But the orange blossom fragrance is a favorite of mine.
Buy it if you use a separate conditioner, have mild skin issues.
Very good and not too expensive.
I own 3 other S/V soaps and this one might be my favorite. A light citrusy type of scent that is not overpowering
but certainly not weak either. I haven't had a bad shave with any S/V soaps. Worth the price IMO. I'm usually attracted to
more robust scents like bay rum, sandalwood, etc. but S/V Dolomiti can satisfy my citrus urge for a lifetime and do so
with a touch of class. Easy 5 stars for me.
My first time using preshave soap, and I like this one!
This is smooth and exact shaving.
Very effective balm, soothes the skin right away. The scent is magnificent, I just wish it was less expensive....
I'm glad i chose Taylor of Old Bond Street Cedarwood as my new shaving cream. I have only use a couple in the past so i really lucked out with this one. It has a fresh scent that is not overpowering and is refreshing to use. I believe it is its lather that i am most impressed with because its thick, slick, and protects your face. I am am very excited to try more of their other shaving creams. My wife likes too!
I have been using a DE razor for 15 years and wanted to try an open-comb. I think it is a great razor.
It does the job without using very much actual balm. It feels great, too!
Sure enough, it's a Mergress....but with a little bit of bling added for good measure. Still one great shave!
Beautiful razor. Provides a very smooth shave. My only fault, I wish it was a bit more aggressive. More like my R41 or iKon Tech. It feels more like a Fatip.
When I purchase this brush "been honest" I was afraid that the high loft (ïn my opinion) will provide me with a floppy or mop brush. I spoke to Phil about it and he told me "don't worry you will not be disappointed". I make the purchase and I have to say that he was right. I been on this community since 2007 and i can say that I had a lot of brushes. But this one is one of the few brushes that I'm in love with. Why? My hands are big, having said that the handle is good for my hands. The hair is high quality, its two band high mountain white. Very soft at the tips. The coin logo that appears at the buttom its awesome. Hard metal and the letters don't fade away. The same as the Vie-Long ones at the front. The loft, Im very demanding about that, the first initial test for this brush was with LPL soaps in specific the cedarwood version one. The brush perform like a dream and been honest I don't know how. I do use first a scuttle and then i do face lather, that been said, the brush performs awesome in both ends. After that I did try it with D.R. Harris and then with soaps such as Boellis and Michaels wood fat. The performance stills the same in every single one. Good backcone in other words the loft don't obey the high "mm" in numbers, it keeps the backbone with any soap and its more soft in the tips than the simpson super in my opinion. Very nice purchase and the shop make it more nicer.
Amazing shaves !! Very friendly razor, smooth and efficient !! I'm very satisfied. Today, this is my favorite DE razor head. Good with sharpest blades like Polsiver, Feather, Gillette Platinum, Silver Blue, Perma Sharp etc. Thank you so much, BullGoose Shaving team !!
My great grandfather had a safety razor that I used to admire when I was a little boy. It looked masculine and elegant. Now, I have one that looks just like his. This razor has great weight to it, and the design on the handle improves the grip while making it look classy. I'm happy I got this razor. And believe it or not, I look forward to shaving everyday and I set aside time every morning so I can enjoy my shave.
Once broken in, this is a good brush. The combination of boar and horse hair is a perfect balance of stiffness and softness. I chose this as my first brush because of the attractive price point. And compared to other brushes I've picked up, this one is just right.
I bought the closed-comb R89 version of the Muhle Twist when it first came out and was very impressed with the heft and quality of construction as well as the convenience of a two-piece design. Muhle's take on the open-comb version of the Twist is the R41, with a bit of a tamed-down head design from their original version of several years ago. The heft in the hand is significant and the balance superb. And the stylish turn knob on the end of the handle makes for a nice perch for your pinkie finger while shaving. Changing blades is simply a joy with the Twist models compared to three-piece razors.
If you research on shaving forums, there seems to be a love/hate relationship between R41 owners and their razors. Unlike the R89, the R41 demands constant attention to good form and requires a very sharp and stiff DE blade for best performance. But don't let this deter you. The result is a shave so close that it can rival that of a straight razor. Just try backing off the shaving angle a bit, with the handle slightly more perpendicular to your face than you're used to with other razors. I've found that Kai DE blades, which are made from a slightly thicker gauge of metal and very sharp, don't flex as much as other blades. This overcomes the tendency of the blade to "chatter" while shaving due the greater blade exposure of the R41 head design. And use NO PRESSURE. The significant weight of the Twist's long, thick handle will do the job beautifully all by itself.
This is not a recommended razor for beginner wet shavers. (For first-time wet shavers, I'd highly recommend the R89 version of the two-piece Muhle Twist, which is also available from Bullgoose Shaving.) But if you're willing to put in a little time learning its eccentricities, you will be rewarded with one of the most efficient and close shaves possible from a DE razor. The Muhle Twist R41 is both a beauty and a beast -- but a tamable beast with a bit of practice.
Good shaving soap is recommended for everyone, has a unique scent.
This DE razor is beautiful in both looks and design. It is an aggressive open comb but is forgiving when used without pressure when shaving. It fits the hand nicely and is slightly shorter in length of handle than the the R41 closed comb and R41regular handle.
If you are looking for a great razor that offers a close shave and a pleasing handle to grip, then this one is for you.
I enjoy shaving with the iKon x3 slant, I would say that it is smooth,mild, and effective. I would compare it with the Merkur 39C slant which I would describe as being more aggressive but still smooth. This head is a great buy. I find that the slants approach the Muhle 41 i in effectiveness but I remain less concerned about nicks . I simply used an iKon handle and carefully dry the razor between shaves to prevent deterioration.
Great density, splay, and quality. Like rubbing a pillow on your face. Out of my dozen brushes I have, this is my favorite, be it synthetic or otherwise.
This brush splays well and is great for face lathering. Not as dense as my favorite synthetic, the XL Muhle, but it's half the price, which makes this a winner.
This is the best razor on the market: German engineering. The weight and balance are perfect. The handle is just right (size, knurlimg), the head is ideal. It shaves like no other. Merkur also offer an open comb razor but that's a more aggressive choice. They also offer a slant, but I would not recommend buying a slant. Once you get used to your 34 C, slanting your shaves will come naturally, not need to buy a razor that does it for you. My razor in the picture is next to a Frank Shaving brush and the excellent Body Shop cream.
When I switched to DE shaving, I purchased an Edwin Jagger and a Merkur 34 C. While I have to admit that the EJ is a fine razor that I enjoy using and shaved really well, the Merkur is it. The Merkur has the perfect balance (EJ is head heavy), the perfect length (EJ has a longer handle) and the perfect shave. In gold it looks really exciting too. The photo shows my razor next to the Franck Shaving brush.
The build and finish of this Mergress razor is excellent. The adjustments are on mark, smooth and tight. The performance of this razor is flawless. A beautiful razor.
The C & S 88 lathers easily to a nice, protective lather with a mild scent. It's a real pleasure to use.
It is a really good shampoo and I would recommend it.
Beautiful, efficient razor. A big thank you to Phil for providing wet shavers with top notch products and service that is second to none.
I have been a bay rum fan for years. Thought I would try something different. Pleasantly surprised by the aroma and great feel. My wife really likes it. I have included it in my rotation of aftershaves.
Really like this brush and I use it a few times a week. My standard it the Chubby 2. Very high quality fit and finish and great lathering
This has become my standard aftershave balm. It leaves me refreshed and clean feeling. A small dollop goes a long way, goes on quickly and dries fast.
The Warm Spice shave soap is excellent. It has a mild and very good scent. It lathers nicely, keeps my face well lubricated, smooths the razor path very nicely. Afterwards, it is an easy one to rinse. I like this soap very much.
Aftershave has a pleasant smell and feels refreshing on the face after a shave.
Cella recently reformulated it's Cella Milano so I thought I would give it a try and so glad I did, the scent is wonderful and lasting, it's very subtle and not overbearing and of course comes to you packed very well and very fast from Bullgoose
Fantastic blades and the service from Bullgoose was great too
I use 5 different blades. The Perma-Sharp Super is the most less aggressive out all of them. However, it is a great comfortable blade that works exceptionally well. Last year my wife was gone on a 6 day business trip. I did what most loving husband would do. I did not shave for 6 days, drank beer and played with my dogs. On the day of her return I had developed a full beard. I used the most aggressive bottom plate on my ATT and purposely used a Perma-Sharp Super. It took off that beard like cutting butter without a nick. In addition, when we go out at night and I am wearing a coat and tie I use the least aggressive plate on my ATT and always use a Perma-Sharp Super for a one pass. I just purchased another 100 of them and will keep them in my rotation. They are a great performer. Don't get me wrong less aggressive does not mean less performing. Try them.
The number of firms making talcum powder seems to dwindle every year. This is a product I have used since boyhood, growing up in very hot climates, Nothing more cooling after a hot shower. For a long time, English firms have dominated this market for men. D.R.Harris is no exception. Their talcum powders are well made and reasonably priced for a product that is at a premium. Since I use other Arlington-line products from D.R. Harris, this is the talcum powder scent I prefer and would recommend it highly to anyone who uses it or wants to try it.
this blade seems to fit my face perfectly with my new se 1 from att. am moving rapidly from my de's to single edge. Same people I trust with my kitchen knives. thank you bullgoose for having them available.
I'm not a fan of French shaving products, but this soap was a treat. Lathers very airy and cushiony. Pretty slick, but I did enhance the glide with a pre-shave. it has a nice powdery barbershop scent. I'd definitely buy another.
Most alum seems like alum to me. This is a good deal as it is big, relatively inexpensive and has a grip so that you won't drop it. I will repurchase when needed.
One of the best I have bought from Bullgoose. Don't let the price fool you. Get a lot of complements on the fragrance.
My husband likes this fragrance very much. It was a little difficult for me to get the place where to buy it but ever since I found Bullgoose we have been buying it from them, I believe for 3 years now. I have been receiving excellent service, the cologne and after shaving I purchase is always send on time. We highly recommend Bullgoose Shaving and the products they service.
Thank you and keep up with the good work
Great razor, smooth and non aggressive. The angle leaves little room for error, you're either shaving or your not, but once it's dailed in its and awesome shave. Don't think there is a better shave at this price point in the slant family.
I love this fragrance and the soap is great, large and last a long time...
Excellent performing soap as all the SdBB 10% soaps are. This light fragrance reminds me a bit of the 2016 Brutalt Bra TSN limited edition soap but is a little more delicate or refined with the almond note. The cedar is not the US Eastern cedar, but a more delicate one and quite intriguing. If you're wanting a light woody fragrance, this is an excellent choice.
What can I say, Pitralon just brings back memories ( good memories ) growing up in Europe it was the aftershave of my father and grandfather. When I was a teenager , I of course hated the smell and everything it represented , "old people's aftershave" " etc.
When young we all are rebels ( I still am)
Now bit more younger, on my recent trip to Europe, I purchased ( just for fun) a Pitralon . ( it was in Austria) the reason why I am saying Austria there are few different variations of Pitralon sold in Europe .( Austria , Germany , Switzerland ) All of them with a bit unique touch and feel.
At this point I do prefer the Swiss version ( cooling,soothing , unobtrusive )
I have been through many aftershave products over the years, ranging from Dior to Prada etc. But I do appreciate the simple yet sophisticated "touch" of Pitralon . It takes time to appreciate good things. It took me a long time to graduate to single malt scotches, but now every blended scotch tastes to me like a window cleaning solution . The point is, sometimes it takes time to appreciate the pure and simple things in life.
To begin with, I am mostly a shave soap user, with Meißner Tremonia soaps being top of my list. I have several creams; Aqua de Parma, Truefitt and Hill, and Icoloniali. However, since getting this Sandalwood and Bergamont, I don't have anything that tops the performance or smell. This could be the Holy Grail of shaving.
Very nice subtle scent, not overpowering. Refreshes the face after a close shave. I never use aftershave, this is a nice treat, I am glad I bought it.
Same great shave as before, same great scent as before (perhaps a light difference but really hard to tell). The main difference is the consistency of this cream. Before it was an exceptionally dense yet still creamy concoction. Now however think of it as a very soft Italian soap. Nope not Cella even softer yet still requires it to be loaded as a soap. Sadly the opening is a bit small for that and thus I wish it were a creamy texture.
If you get a chance though you really should try it. Keep in mind the scent is still very polarizing.
NO not worth the price yet there are some things in life that you buy as a luxury. $70 is certainly not cheap but it is not exactly going to break most peoples bank, just might need to save though before you buy. Also it uses less product then most average creams and thus will lasts a good number of shaves (no you cannot swirl 3 times and get 4 passes).
Deliciously scented peppermint smell (well if you enjoy washing your face with a candy cane, I myself do).
On to the important aspects though
Washes relatively well, leaves skin feeling refreshed and clean (not squeaky clean which is great). Do not expect this to clean an exceptionally greasy face but for the majority of users will work well.
My only complaint is that it is very runny. Also do not expect super lather. That being said it is one of the reasons it cleans well without over drying.
Cella Milano launched it's new line and I had already been using the old soap and really liked it so i added the shave balm and aftershave to my order with Bullgoose Shaving and all I can say is it's wonderful, it does not honestly match the scent of the almond soap I had but honestly who smells the soap after you rinse your face after shaving, the aftershave followed by a dab of balm simply leaves your face feeling wonderful and the scent is outstanding, not sure if the relaunched soap smells like the aftershave and balm but can't wait to run out of the soap so I can find out, if you have not tried Cella order some from Bullgoose and it will arrive very quickly and packed well at a great price.
After lots of trying various soaps and creams I finally found one that softens my beard , lubricates my skin and even smells good. Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap has been great. No problem getting a good lather.
Im very happy with my New Mergress, to much beautiful razor than original Progress, perfect manufacture of knob, smooth an precise piece.
Without doubt, awesome razor
Mergress....progress...mergress...progress, both are great razors that give a wonderful shave. To some people, including myself, the look and feel of the new adjustment knob makes the razor much more attractive than the standard plastic progress knob. The mergress set to 4 has now become my go to head shaving tool. This one is a keeper. On another note, Bullgoose is a wonderful company to do business with. Fast shipping, great customer service, email updates. Great experience from start to finish. Thanks.
Another great soap from SV. Scent is very nice - If u like ADP, you'll love this. Hard puck will last a very long time. Nice tin container as well. Lather was easy to build and can hold quite a bit of water to add slickness. Post shave was fantastic. I always seem to get closer shaves when using SV & this scent was no exception. I definitely recommend it.
PdP 63 soap loads easily and lathers well either on the face or in a bowl. The scent is extremely nice but unobtrusive after completing your shave. The lather provides great protection and leaves a very comfortable face feel. No feeling of "dried out" here. If other PdP soaps provide this level of comfort I'll try them too.
The Ox Horn lathering bowl is easy to handle in your palm. It carries the soap puck well and is a very handsome piece on your bath sink counter.
Was wanting to try another Semogue as I own one already, this one has a slightly shorter loft and since its boar bristle it has more scratch to it but over all is a good brush for the $$$ and BGS is always fast to ship and packed well.
Fantastic soap, one of the best, great lather and slickness.
Love this stuff. It actually works! I have tried a few of the other "wet shaver" trendy deodorants but this is the one I'll stick with.
I have only used this razor 3 times, but so far I'm very impressed. The first time I used it I received an almost perfect shave in one pass, after the second pass, it was probably the best shave I have had out of all my razors, I have nine of them. Great looking razor with the se handle and great price for such a quality razor.
Based on all variations and personal preference brushes can be a tough shaving tool to choose.
I've been through many that I no longer own. Thater brushes are my sweet spot. The 4125 handle is comfortable and durable.
The two band hair is a bit stiffer when compared to similar sizes in three and. I have a 4125\5 in two band, and the \4 3 band I ordered has less backbone. It loads crimes and soft soaps easily, hard soaps load a little slower but there are no issues. The knot is thick and full, not overstuffed. The tips are pillow soft with no scritch. I'm happy with the brush, partially because it's different from my two band, and mostly because it's a quality product. For such a large brush made by a premier manufacturer I think it one of the best anyone could expect in this price, performance, size range.
I wanted to experience by myself about the bad reviews that the wet shavers had given to the Treek blades. Surprise! I really liked the very smooth and close 0 irritation shave that my Mergress paired with the former blade gave me. The only downside is that it will drag after the third shave but it could be due to my coarse facial hair. Any ways. Blades are so cheap that I will consider keep them on my rotation. Next time I will try the Treek black beauty's. Only because I think that they are a cool looking !
works great with no sting and really calms the skin down. no scent and transparent , does not get sticky and
does not make skin tight. Really excellent product!
Very smooth shave. I leave it on 5 it's agressive but very smooth as a daily shaver. Have just about every razor you could think of. By far the smoothest shaving razor I own. It's not scary aggressive, the weight of the razor is nice. I prefer shorter handle, but the weight is nice in the XL . You do need to rinse more often , head design doesn't really allow the soap to pass through . Overall great purchase and great razor , cmon guys we really don't need half the shaving gear we own lol. Spend the cash ... Well worth it
I've been after one of these beauties for 3 or 4 years! These really are an improvement on the Progress & there isn't much wrong with that razor,however, this is a cut above. ( no pun intended!) Super service from Bullgoose with a couple of surprises in the box! Thanks for that! If you get this item sent to the UK be prepared for a custom charge. That's no criticism of Bullgoose at all. Can't say enough good things about Bullgoose & will buy from them again. This razor is the bomb,as you Americans are fond of saying, & one needs one in ones collection as it will soothe your Razor Aquisition Disorder, for a few days anyway.
Smooth well cushioned shave with a light pleasing aroma. I use it in my travel kit.
Do not let the words mild or the pink label fool you. These blades are wicked sharp and deliver a BBS shave with 3 passes over and over again.
This is an excellent sandalwood shaving soap. It fits my bowl perfectly, lathers quickly and easily and provides for a comfortable shave. It is definitely a good value. The scent is pleasant and not overwhelming.
I have been using D.R. Harris products for at least 20 years since my youngest brother, a Navy man, introduced me to them. About 15 years ago I settled on Arlington as my preferred cologne. Unlike many English colognes it is lighter but has staying power. My wife likes it and I started my sons on it after their graduations from college. Use with Arlington shaving soap and talcum powder after a hot shower and you are ready for any occasion. A real quality product, at a fair price, from one of the oldest and best purveyors in England. My thanks to BullGoose for being able to supply this now that liquids can't be shipped from England to the States. I always keep one in use and one in reserve. If you haven't tried it but like scents like 4711 or Caswell-Massey No. 6, you won't be disappointed.
These are the sharpest and best disposable blades I have used since Wilkinson quit making disposable blades in England. Use with Feather's rotating head razor for best results. Not cheap where razor blades are concerned but worth the extra money. Enjoy!
This is really good soap. I have the rosemary-mint in the non-donkey milk version and this one is a step up, easier to lather and richer.
The scent is mostly orange to my nose, and a welcome fragrance in the sweltering Tennessee summer
It's a hard soap, so it should be an excellent value.
This shaving soap lathers well and feels good on my face. I have purchased this soap a couple of times and am very pleased.
Very clean smell, easy to get off the face and it helped with the razor glide.
Ive been using this one for a while now and its one of those easy to use blows up crazy clean and pure lathers. The ease of use, the quality of lather, and the scent are all fantastic and pure!
The scent is like fresh cut spruce! It carries through with a clean crisp aroma! Which is woody, light, and fresh! My mind wonders away like im out in the woods having a shave with fresh cut logs after a light rain
Very nice Lavender scented cream from a reputable company. Musgo Real makes some terrific shaving products and this one is no different. Very moisturizing and slick and with a lovely fragrance. A product I will purchase again.
If you like the scent like I do (I also have the 63 shaving soap) you will like this soap very much. Long lasting, luxurious lather and moisturizing qualities are what make this soap special.
I been using my mergress since the day I received two weeks ago. I shave every day.
My loved Mongoose is not getting any love lately along with the rest of my other razors,including 1 custom straight. Highly recommended! So far I had used 3 different blades and it works pretty good with all three. Even with the carbon Treet blade gave a very smooth and burn free shave. Last but not least I had to mention that the customer service at Bullgoose its first class! My package was shipped really fast and very well protected. Thanks Bulllgoose team.
I bought this because it was reviewed as a mild razor perfect for sensitive skin. This fit my situation as I have a tough beard but sensitive skin. Be very careful as this razor is unforgiving. Keep your strokes short and pay attention to the motion of the razor pass. I would not use a feather blade in this razor for my sensitive skin. I finally got a good shave after about 5 shaves. I have found that the plosives seems to be a good match for this razor. Don't get me wrong, it is a good razor. Quality is excellent and bullgoose was great. I also have the Shavecraft 102 slant and this is truly a mild shaver. I can often do one pass and the beard is acceptable for work. Because of my rough beard I usually change the blade after 3-4 shaves to keep from getting razor burn. Feather blades work well for me in the 102 slant.
This is a great product. I've been using it for about two years now and my scalp has never been healthier! It eliminates dandruff and itchy scalp. They claim that it helps with hair loss as well which isn't a problem for me but less hair comes out when I brush using a stiff bristle brush. It is expense but I only need to use it twice a week and it eliminates all other scalp type products. I do recommend it as it does work well.
So far, I love everything about this razor. It's less aggressive than my Merkur 34C, and I find I prefer the longer handle length. The build quality by EJ is great. The heavy chrome plating, and faux ivory handle give the razor a very nice old school look in my opinion.
Very slick and smells nice
Great brush. The bulb knot hasn't bloomed much maintaining it's firm backbone, perfect for face lathering. Soft tips with just a whisper of scritch and good flow through.
The Mergress XL is the winner - at the top of my list. The Mergress is a heavyweight DE with wide scale adjustment via an extended adjustment knob. With a great lather, new Feather blade, and on the most aggressive setting, I stopped after the first trip down from the sideburn to make sure I had made contact. It is that smooth. First pass on most aggressive, next pass against the growth with the same course adjustment. No nicks, gouges, or cuts. The weight, angle, and feel of the Mergress XL is perfect for my shaving, and it looks great in the stand, polished and ready for the next trip around the course.
perfectly acceptable performance; no complaints.
Love this razor much as it can perform up to 3 people ,I don't for sanitary reasons ,this blade truly is a o e of a kind stay sharp throughout haircut and continue to work is a great find.
I own many many high en brushes, and just recently started to really appreciate fan shapes. This one is a true work of beauty. Great backbone, and still the softness Thater are renowned for. Dense brush, but still delivers great lather (i stopped after 5 passes, but could have gone more) and the tips give a light "exfoliating" massage without being scratchy. I would recommend it strongly. It's really a top brush.
The presentation is first class, as it the scent and performance of the contents! In my opinion, one of the supreme quality hard soaps available.
If you are a lover of Menthol, then 444 is (in my opinion) the best and perfect blend of mentholyptus and skin conditioning there is, smelling a bit close to a Halls lozenge. Being a 'gel', it seems to have characteristics of a splash (like an astringent and toner), and of an aftershave balm (as it seems to smooth and condition and protect very well. I've heard some wet shavers say they mix it with other products, but I recommend using it straight. It is literally one of my most favorite post shave products that there is.
Bought the X3 Slant to change it up after many years of shaving with a Merkur HD. My first shave with it, with a new Feather blade, all I could feel on my face was the smooth shave head, not the blade. Was it even shaving? It sure was. Ultra smooth, nice weight to the handle, and no nicks even with the sharpest blade in the business. My only frustration was -- being new to slant head -- it was a little hard to edge my sideburns because of the unfamiliar angle. I'm sure I'll learn. Well constructed and easily worth the price.
This was first time trying out any kind of a straight razor. I only used it on my cheeks for the first few shaves to her used to it. It's been working great for me. Only problem I have is I have blemishes on my face. Mainly on neck area. So as long as I'm careful around them I get a great shave! Probably will soon but another. Shipping and service from BullGoose was great!
My AS arsenal includes 5 of the Myrsol offerings. Blue does not disappoint. All offer outstanding healing properties, and elevate an excellent shave to another level. Blue is scented like another famous blue aftershave, but believe me this is not a knock off. Antisol, Metisol, K Formula, Blu and the elusive Plastic, all are "Must Haves" IMHO.
A very nice scent, actually unique and very soothing on the face. Speick is one of my favorites.
Repeat purchase. Savonnerie du bon berger volcans stick is my #1 soap.
This is a great handle foe de razors. A lot of razors handles are slippery and have very little grip. Not the bull dog handle this baby has deep aggressive grip patter that is functional and great looking. This handle has the perfect weight and balance, it just says quality. I'm a fan of ikon razors and if you have not tried one yet you owe it to yourselves to do so.
As a new DE wet shaver I am very impressed with this razor. The fit and finish is very good. The barley handle is just textured enough to provide a secure grip while dealing with wet soapy water. I feel that this is a good non-aggressive razor for a beginner. I have nicked myself a few times, but that is a reflection on my quality of technique (or lack thereof) and not the razor. A gentle light touch is the key to smooth and nick free shaves. ( I am used to pressing down on my fusion multi-blade razor.) I am quite pleased with my purchase and will be slowly working my way thru an assortment of blades to find the best combination (the derby it came with is not bad at all). The order arrived very quickly and in excellent condition. Thank you.
Nice middle of the road razor, Smooth shaver, not too aggressive, not to passive. Good daily shaver. I love slant razors and this is a good one
When it comes to wet shaving there is often the exquisite balance between a smooth shave and a shave that is just a bit closer.
The new slant head Ikon is indeed capable of yielding a very smooth shave. However, to those desiring a closer shave such as can be obtained by skillfully altering the blade angle and "pitch" the new slant head can be found wanting. I did not find any particular advantage in the new Ikon slant vs. the rather "classic" slant head razor from Merkur. If one desires to try a slant then either of these two models will be perfectly adequate. If one already has the Merkur slant than although the appearance of the Ikon is certainly "nicer," in my opinion there is absolutely no reason to change.
As is the case with almost everything having to do with wet shaving, the variables involved with day to day differences in the thickness of the beard, the quality of the lather, the tactile sense of the operator, the "condition" of ones skin on a particular day, etc., etc. makes dogmatic opinions about which razor is "best" suspect.
Purchase the new Ikon slant and make your own judgement. However, don't expect the resultant shave to be very much different than what you have already experienced. Indeed, it is very difficult to improve upon the shave provided by the old models made by Merkur and Muhle.
One of my favorite soaps. Easy to lather and great slickness provides for a very comfortable shave.
Scent strength is more on the mild side which I enjoy. Very happy I bought this and the aftershave.
To me this is the standard by which all aftershaves should be measured. Scent is a pleasant and masculine powdery, tobacco flower type of smell... Great staying power. Performance is where this product really shines. It starts off with a satisfying alcohol sting which is soon replaced by a soothing cooling sensation. Face feel is stellar. Somehow leaves the face feeling soft and smooth without the slightest hint of greasiness. Love this stuff.
I have the 2013 R41 which is quite aggressive but I love using it, it gives a really close shave. Just received my R41 twist, all I can say is this is one great razor, I really like it in s two piece, it's a lot safer and easier to change the blade. As far as the shave goes, you can really feel that aggressiveness, but in a good way, because after one pass it feels great, so smooth really no need for a second pass, it gets everything in the first pass. Really happy with my purchase, great service from bullgoose, from LA to Toronto Canada in a week, that's great service, thanks Phil
As a recently retired gentleman, my pursuits have become quiet and genteel, and one, the "Perfect Shave", was a daily exercise in hot water, creams, lathers, and numerous safety razors, all resulting in almost, "close, but no cigar", foul ball, and yearning . Then I purchased a Merkur Mergers. If I die tonight, I will die a happy man. Marvelous, just marvelous.
This is a great brush. I've used it with Cold River and Stirling Soaps, and it does not disappoint. For the money, it's the best value of the brushes I've tried. I've purchased very expensive badger brushes in the past, and they are no better, I promise. In fact, many not as good. Don't hesitate, give it a try.
Great razor. I bought the standard Mergress about a month ago, and enjoyed the smooth shaves I was getting. I decided to add the XL to my collection and I am glad I did. It fit my hands better and I liked the larger adjustment knob.
I love it. Even more than my Merkur Futur. It gives consistently great shaves!
I just bought an Above the Tie slant bar S2 razor from Bull Goose and a pack of Asrta, Perma Shave Super came with it. Based on the recommendation of BG I ordered a pack of Kai's. I have a Feather DE razor that I tried Feather and Personna med prep too. Kia's are just as sharp as Feathers but unlike the Feathers they are smooth as silk. Where the Feathers last 2 days the Kai's last over 7 days. I do s three pass shave daily and my blonde facial hair is as tough as bar wire. You can throughout all the other blades these are ten stars!
I am a bay rum guy mostly, but because I really like the Proraso Sandalwood shave cream I thought I would give this one a try. It is very nice indeed in a similar way to the shave cream, which is to say that is is very mellow and pleasant. I like an aftershave that doesn't announce itself to others, while at the same time is a nice experience for me. I discovered that the Shea oil component adds a really nice moisturizing quality. I am imagining that I will use this more in the winter time than the summer time given the moisturizing quality.
This was purchased as a gift. I have owned one four about 4 years and thi s makes a PERFECT travel brush as well as a daily brush. I am a two pass shaver and this brush develops and loads plenty of cream for three passes. I can't remember the last time it shed a bristle! The brush blooms very nicely and is a pleasure to use. You will not be disappointed.
Great stuff! Pairs nicely with Tabac AS and shaving soap. If you get the shaving soap you must have the AS and balm for a lasting scent.
I personally consider the Mergress as one of the best razors in my collection and I even find it shaving more comfortable than a Merkur FUTUR, or Merkur VISION.
I ordered the iKon B1 Open Comb Head A-la-Carte to put on an extra Ikon Handle that I had from my only other Ikon product, the excellent Shavecraft 101 which I had paired with a different handle. The black Ikon B1 Open Comb looks great on the stainless Ikon Handle, and it delivered a great, two-pass shave with a Derby Blade. It was a flawless, smooth shave that I would describe as mild to moderate. This is a very comfortable open comb razor that is highly recommended. Service from Bullgoose Shaving was great as usual.
La Cigale literally means "The cicada" as in the summertime insect "The Grasshopper and the Ant" by Aesop. La Cigale is also a iconic theatre in Paris and can be a metaphor for summertime country pleasure. While I'm not sure what the artisan soap maker has in mind with the name La Cigale, I have found this soft shaving soap to some of the creamiest and luxurious lather available (I've used about everything) and I know that this shaving soap is ultra-premium and top-shelf quality.
At first I was disappointed, for I was expecting a fragranced soap, but I was taken "stunned" by the dense and protective lather with outstanding glide - guys like me who do a lot of straight razor shaving will flip over the EXTRA glide obtained by working in extra water into the lather. Added bonus, is that one actually discovers the delicate natural soap scent which can provide a break from the typical heavy-fragranced perfumed soaps most of us are accustom to using. Yesterday, I used some mentholated 3-P pre shave cream before applying the La Cigale soap which carried the mentholated camphor scent nicely and did not compete.
I've used this shaving soap now for well over two-weeks straight and the more I use it the more I get excited about its uber-lather. The constituent ingredients are excellent like Aloe Vera - post-shave is outstanding too!
La Cigale deserves a try and I thing that anyone who uses a straight blade will flip at the beautiful glide it produces!
I have not tried a Progress, which is a bit unfair, but to me this razor is a first class tool and approaching perfection. This is my second Mergress, the first being an older long handle, and I am already discovering that I prefer the short handle for balance. I look forward to spending more time with it. Thank you "Mer" and thank you "Bullgoose!" Christmas in July!!!!
Synthetic bristle technology has in recent times progressed to the point where these knots provide 90% - 95% of the functionality of badger at a fraction of the cost. This is my second Asylum synthetic fiber shaving brush -- I bought the Scanlon with the cheery butterscotch handle when it first came out as a face latherer -- and it soon climbed my rotation of brushes, some of them $100+ badgers, to assume top-tier status. Recently I wanted a brush with a longer handle to use with a wide, shallow shaving bowl. After my positive experience with the Scanlon, I decided to try the BG7 and was not disappointed.
The knots of these Asylum brushes hit a sweet spot for me. I've come to favor smaller, more compact knots in brushes as they allow better precision when applying lather to my face. These synthetic fibers have an excellent backbone due to the density with which the fibers are packed in the knot but their ends are surprisingly soft. It doesn't really matter what format you're working from either: soaps, creams or croaps all whip into luxurious lathers with these Asylum brushes and they do so with a reliability which matches or exceeds the best badgers.
There is no break-in period or initial funky smell with synthetic knots. If you've never used a synthetic brush before, the ease with which they clean up and their fast drying time (with no retained odors) will definitely surprise you.
Phil has done a great job in bringing a very high quality synthetic brush to market at a disarmingly affordable price. If you're a lifelong devotee of badger or boar brushes, you owe it to yourself to try one of these synthetics -- I think you'll be be a convert, or at least have a new option which will find its way into your regular rotation or even as a travel brush.
There will always be a place for traditional badger or boar brushes but synthetics are steadily claiming an ever larger share of their territory and, in the case of these Asylum brushes, for a very good reason.
Pitralon quality with a cooling finish!
I'm a ikon razor collector so when I saw the new x3 it was a no brainer. This is by far my favorite ikon. I have told all my friends that wet shave where they can get it I hope bull goose keeps this one in stock. This razor is by far the smoothest shaving ikon yet. All I kind are smooth but this one is just better in my opinion . I've been wet shaving with straight razors and de razors since I was 18 and I'm 50 now, I know what a smooth shave is. The price is right buy the x3 and find out for your self it's that good.
Comme a son habitude, Ikon nous sort un tres bon Slant, deux coupes différentes pour plus de polyvalence, il plaira a tout le monde ;)
Le rapport qualité/prix est tres bien placé.
Un tres bon rasoir a découvrir.
Paired with my go to blade the Rapira Platinum Lux for 3 shaves and found it to be almost too mild! Then went to the sharpest blade in the business, a Feather, and now I was impressed! Feathers typically are a bit "harsh" for the first shave on my daily drivers, then settling in to a nice ride for three to four shaves. From the first shave on, smooth city. What a fantastic purchase for 55$. I hope these will be available soon as I plan on getting a few for gifts this upcoming holiday season. great job IKON, and thanks once again Phil for bringing another acceptional offering to the market.
Very good after shave that is refreshing and grows on you scent wise.
IMHO the ATT SE1 is a better razor than either the Classic Cobra, Mongoose Razors' AlumiGoose 1, and AlumiGoose 2 (I've not tried the stainless steel Mongoose).
I really like the Bamboo handle for it's perfect length weight and balance. Longer nibs on the topcap is the only suggestion for improvement that I can offer.
In my opinion, it's the best razor of it's kind available so far, but there are more SE razor offerings forthcoming between now and Christmas.
Bullgoose Asylum Rx, RazoRock Hawk, iKon El Jefe, Colonial Razors' The General, and the Rocnel SE50, are just the ones that I know about.
Whether the ATT SE1 holds it's place in that future lineup remains to be seen. But for now, it seems to be the best razor of it's kind available, and I would recommend it.
This is a very good soap. It lathers easily and provides a good slick cushion. I've shaved with it several times now using a ATT SE1 razor with a Feather Pro blade and have gotten very close irritation free shaves. It leaves your face fairly well moisturized as well. I'd definitely buy it again.
The Lavender scent is quite unique. Where most producers go for either heavy Herbal/Masculine or sweet Floral/Feminine, Czech & Speake has found the happiest of mediums, with a subtle, complex Lavender that speaks to both ends, but does not demand a commitment to either. The packaging is truly something one would pass on to offspring, durable and elegant. The travel size comes in a well machined Aluminum screw-top container that will not fall apart along the way. This is a substantial and durable container, housing an easily and economically replaceable shave soap product of incredible quality. Buy the travel container once, refill it with the incredible soap often, pass it on to your offspring. Same recommendation for the travel size Czech & Speake signature 88 shave soap, just a different scent.
Very good Product, good to my skin. Very good shipping service, prompt and efficient.
The best blades ever, sharp and long lasting :)
Great aftershave with unique scent and solid skin care properties. I find myself using this for weeks at a time as a daily splash.
This is my first time switching shave soap in about five years. I've been stuck on poraso original green mentholated shave soap. I was reading the reviews on this company and I knew I needed to try something different. This soap makes me smile every time I shave. I wish that they had a sample pack to find out wich one has the best sent but I'm pretty in love with this one. Very good fragerence of wood and leather. Real old school. The matching after shave is top notch. Really loving this product will be trying the other fragerences soon.
I'm a big fan of their soaps and their after shave is a complete joy to use also. Great fragerence. Love the way it makes my face feel. It is very concentrated. A little bit goes a long way. It's a great product, I hope that bull goose keeps selling this great after shave.
I have a lot of soaps, ranging from factory soaps to artisan soaps, and so I have pretty high expectation for this soap. I paid around 55USD (incl. shipping) to Singapore, making this the most expensive soaps in my collection aside from MdC (Which I didn't pay that much as I buy from others).
I had a shave with the soaps few days ago and it shot up to one of my favourite, fighting in the second place with i Coloniali and almost fighting in the first position with Mike's Natural. Now, I'm considering getting the Saponificio Varesino 70th Anniversary, but I hesitated due to it being version 4.1. If it were 4.2, I will be adding it to my cart and shipping to Singapore as we are speaking.
I'm impatiently waiting for beta 4.3.
Looking for a new shaving soap to try? Stop here. Excellent fragrance. Outstanding lather. Results in a great close shave.
A nice after shave splash. Soothing with a unique smell to it. Use it with every shave.
4711 has been commercially produced since 1799 in COLOGNE after initially being made by a monastic order. It is a warm mix of floral and spice with a slow drydown. It is properly a aftershave, but with a good 4 hours on my skin. It's appellation Cologne was earned by it's continued production in the city. Both men and ladies use it. It is not however a feminine scent.
Wear this and be surprised how many people recognize it with favor.
Purchased this cream as an add on item from BullGoose Shaving, not really a cream guy as i love the harder soaps and mostly bowl lather but I figured I would take a chance since I have the GFT Spanish Leather Aftershave, I was pleasantly surprised that it very closely resembles the aftershave which I truly love the smell of and it just takes a small amount to work up a mound of lather that gives plenty go glide and cushion and dealing with Bullgoose is always a pleasure as they are very fast to ship and items are expertly packed.
I received a gift of the cologne and cream. I am a soap man. This is a very well balanced product and the scent makes a lovely stepping stone through aftershave and cologne throughout the day.
I've used this razor for almost two weeks. Wow, it's great. I also own a Mongoose SE. I find the ATT to be much smoother and less agressive to use. The ATT is a keeper that provides a super smooth, clean shave.
I wanted to add a different brush to my current collection of Badger and Boar and came across this Vie-Long so I started asking some questions and found out that horse hair was supposed to give a fair amount of backbone and scritch, I was not sure how much though so I though for the price I would take a chance and glad I did, this brush is fantastic, it's a tightly packed knot that has what I would call medium backbone so great for hard soaps and outstanding for creams, the scritch is softer than i expected which is good as it's not as tough as some boar i have and tougher than others, there was a concern about the smell as I was told horse hair has a very strong odor but this brush had very little to none and it bloomed perfectly. Dealing with Phil at Bullgooose was great and shipping was fast, communication was top notch and everything I ordered was packed perfectly.
Let me confess, I really don't like shaving so I only shave once or twice a week. Having tried a large assortment of both new and vintage DE Razors this is by far the best I've found for my needs. To be honest I was a little afraid of the open comb and slant bar but there is no need to be. It gives me a clean, close shave with one pass and no razor burn. The combo of the slant bar and the open comb makes shaving quick and easy. I tend to be heavy handed when so if it works for me anyone else should have no problems. Also I love the short handle, it feels like a burr cutter for a Dremel when dry but when wet it is comfortable in the hand and gives good grip.With this I use Derby Extra Blades, Taylor Sandalwood Shaving Cream and for an aftershave, Thayer Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera for a great shave. My Gillette Fat Boy is going into the drawer.
This razor is simply the best adjustable razor on the market in my opinion. Workmanship is elegant and excellent and the razor shaves smoothly regardless of level of aggressiveness chosen. I like the heft and feel of the Mergress XL model. Highly recommend!
This is my third iKon razor. Excellent device. My previous favorite was combined open/closed comb version. For some reason this seems even better. Perhaps a little more aggressive, closer cut. The balance is excellent. Always a good value from iKon!
Excellent razor. Have an old Merkur version which was much harder to use. Had short handle and satin finish which made changing the settings difficult when wet. This is much better and the weight and heft is much better. Excellent value. Have several razors which cost over twice as much not as good.
As usual, excellent service from the BullGoose team!
I had my doubts about the teflon coating thing. I have never actually worried about leaving a wet razor blade in any razor I have ever owned. That's part of the job for a razor. And as for improving glide? It is the lather that does that. Your razor will never actually touch your face. There is always a microscopically fine layer of soap between you and your razor. The blade is another story, but that isn't what I am reviewing. But I liked the looks. It took some time , but the aesthetic has grown on me. I like it, and the teflon cuts down on soap scum accumulation. So, how does it shave? Really, really well. The aggression is variable by shaving angle. This razor is a pussycat or a tiger, just by adjusting your angle. The mass of the handle is impressive. You will need no additional pressure. It will cut through obstacles that lighter razors will bounce over. The head is said to be a clone of the Gillette New Deluxe. I don't know about that, since I have never shaved with a New Deluxe. But this razor shaves extremely well. Yes, there is a learning curve. But on the end of that curve is a very excellent shave; close and comfortable. I have really enjoyed getting to know this razor, and it is the first one I reach for now.
Works through 3-4 days of growth with ease and no clogging. Mild and efficient.
Wonderful feel, look and balance. I chose the regular handle and I love it, but I will definitely be adding to my collection with one of the longer handles on their next release. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
I was trying to fine a tube shave cream for vacation and traveling use. This turned out to be very nice indeed. It makes a good lather....plenty slick witha very pleasant fragrance. I used a synthetic fiber brush on our trip and it made the perfect combination
I'm an unabashed fan of the Simpson brushes, great performers and beautifully crafted. This is no exception: It's an iconic brush for a reason, it is very versatile, whether with soaps, 'croaps', or creams, not too big, not too small, plenty of backbone, and yet plenty soft enough for face lathering. And Bullgoose and Phil provided great service on getting this to me very quickly and in perfect condition.
Antica Barbieria is an amazing hard shaving cream. It seems really expensive until you use it and see how far it will go. The smell is mild but pleasantly sweet. It is the most lubricating shave product I have ever I used (and I've used many). I highly recommend.
Very good soap, very faint almond scent, not marzipan. Excellent performance and post shave feel.
A very well made and precise DE razor that has a light, easy feel in your hand and provides a smooth comfortable shave that provides the experienced shaver with a remarkable effortless shave that is satisfying. This wonderful razor is respectfully aggressive and performs best in the hands of a dedicated DE shaver. Good Shave Good Day!
Best place to buy. I don't even look at other places anymore.
I bought the cologne after using the shave pot and really liking that scent. I use it as an affordable travel scent. It smells masculine and tasteful and doesn't overpower the user or the people around him.
You'll appreciate this razor for the quality shave it provides, and for the old school look. The slim handle is solid brass so the razor feels substantial yet nimble. The 42C is very inexpensive. It is my go-to razor for travel because of the fine shave and lightweight feel. Buy this razor and be a happy shaver!
This as is awesome not only for the unique long lasting aroma but fantastic fast feel,like a as and balm all in one will buy again
I have used and own many DR Harris products which, in my opinion, are well worth their expense. Their quality is beyond reproach and deserve the reputation they have. Their Victorian era scents, such as Rose, Lavender, Windsor, Marlborough, etc. are Classics from a time when gentlemen cared about how they presented themselves. The fore mentioned scents are ones that I have in my stable and use on a frequent rotation but Arlington is the one I reach for most often. I especially like it in the Spring and Fall months but do use it in the Summer as well. Its bright Lemon and Fern scent is quite nice, feels good on the skin, and is quite subtle. Like the Lime scent, it truly wakes you up in the morning. Separate yourself at work from the Brut and Afta guys, and smell like a Victorian Gentleman!
The reviews you have read are true. This thing sings! I get consistent DFS with two passes every time. BBS with 3 passes. I will have to get a duster for my other razors now. Bull Goose delivery was quick and painless as well.
The soap is great! It lather's extremely well and smells fantastic. Bullgoose was the only place that i could find it in stock. Thank you!
Nice scent, lathers well and gives a smooth shave, especially with my Mergress. I normally use creams but will try soaps every now and then. This soap will remain one of my favorites. I do like the tin, but mine was dented during delivery.
Great product, great performance!!!
Easy the best safety razor I have purchased. It is the Rolls Royce of safety razors! I have sensitive skin and could do a 4 pass. I did 4 the first time because I loved using it so much. I did a 5 for WTG then a 3 and a 1 ATG. Buy one of you get an opportunity!
This is great protection for those days when a little irritation is evident. A little bit of this stuff leaves skin feeling good. Got a couple now stashed in my travel bag; home and work bag
I have used quite a few stainless handles, as well as some lighter, less expensive ones, but for me this is the best combination of weight, diameter, length, and great knurling. I keep coming back to the OSS.
Everything you'd expect in a quality shaving cream. Not sure if the scent is my cup of tea but that aside a great product.
Overall performance is similar to other alum products. However, given it's price point and size (120g) this is a very good value.
The whole SV line up are top performers, Tundra Artica is just a little bit more slick when pushed to its wettest point. The soap is easy to load and lather, and smells good, with a scent that is not too light and not too heavy. I wouldn't call the soap "thirsty" but it sure can take on a good amount of water, getting slicker the more you add. I know this soap is listed as being the perfect soap for straight razors (and it is) but it is a great all around soap, good for DE as well.
Easy to lather soap and the tub gives you the room to do so. Great lavender scent w/ pepper undertones.
SWMBO really likes the scent!
The Feather Super Pro is as close as it gets to the feel of a well honed straight blade as you'll ever get in my opinion. I have been a straight blade user and proficient whetstone honing amateur for several years and know when the bevel and sharpness is right, and that sweet spot of smoothness is obtained.
I have used every blade out there and this is the crème de la crème - just a little thicker blade and more blade exposure than the Feather Pro. Treat yourself to a "real blade"!
Just a fantastic overall soap, lathered like a dream, good cushion and slickness, very comfortable, and the scent is fresh and yet complex.
The presentation tin is so beautiful, it's displayed proudly in my shave den, as it's too nice to hide!
Liked it so much, I ordered a few more.
And the service I received from Bullgoose has been exceptional
I purchased this as an experiment along with D R Harris Marlborough since I could not decide on the scent. They are both great soaps performing well to protect and replenish my face. I do prefer the Arlington scent as part of my morning routine, and defer the Marlborough for evenings (my wife prefers that 'masculine' scent.) Lather is easy and profuse with a good brush, and have used both bowl and face lather techniques with much success. I will always have this one within reach on the countertop.
I am relatively new to wet shaving and have been experimenting - more than half the fun! I wanted to try a tallow based product and D R Harris has the reviews for a rich and protective soap. I could not decide whether I should try the Arlington or the Marlborough scent, so I purchased both. I love this soap, and so does my wife. When it arrived, I asked what she thought. While she liked the Arlington, she preferred the Marlborough with an unsolicited comment that it smells 'masculine'. So there you have it - works for both of us.
This soap is wonderful. Rich, smooth, lather that provides a smooth cushion and great lubricity that leaves skin fresh and soft. I also love the mild fragrance. The soap arrived within days of order and without any problems. Thank you!
i must say this blade makes it into my top five blades...sharp enough to cut clean with no pull or drag...but does not cut your face up ie. feather...fantastic blade.
Awesome feel will buy agian
Excellent performance and a invigorating Citrus scent. The basil is there but in the background. It's my first soap from this fine artisan and I'm so happy I added him to my den.
I'm a big fan of SV shave soaps and balms and Tundra adds to my collection. A nice refreshing fragrance and slick cushioned shave are a guaranteed outcome.
Took a little while to reach me, but that was due to customs delay and not the fault of mongoose, however I am extremely happy with the performance of this razor i have only been using it for a few days, I have several other razors, but the mergress is quickly becoming my favourite. Thanks so much for the great service.
The lather is impeccable, perfectly rich and slick, leaving a great feel post shave. From a performance standpoint alone this stuff is an incredible quality and value.
I'm not sure what a Colonia scent should smell like but I got Fruit Loops for much of the shave ...then I got a more complex Fruit Loops and spice scent. Even with my first impression being a little "Fruit Loopy" I think this soap has a great scent that is perfect for daily use or that special high class occasion.
I discovered Dr. Selby's Shaving Cream traveling in Uruguay, and for a while, I had to have friends there send it to me. Absolutely the best. Leaves your face feeling soft and moisturized. Smooth shaving. You don't even need a brush. Absolute best value anywhere!
This brush is superb! It creates lathery heaven of any soap or cream you choose to use. The brush is soft and ready out of the box. This is a brush that should be in any wet shaver's brush rotation.
Well done Bullgoose for adding such a quality product to your inventory.
If you have purchased the Cosmo Soap you will definitely want to add this to your cart as it is aptly named it compliments the Soap Perfectly in every way and leaves your face feeling absolutely nourished and smooth. Not to mention as with the soap, a very little bit goes a very long way so it will last a very long time as well. Great Value and very happy that the team here at BullGoose has this line of extremely Fine Products for our shaving pleasure.
I had to wait a while to receive this soap but I'd say the wait was worth it. It has a very nice scent albeit mild, it lathers really easily and fast with a good post-shave sensation. I kind of wish the price was lower but sometimes you have to spend a little more for good quality!
Don't ask me to explain but I just have a problem using a brush made from little animals. Dog lover yes. But I'm not a vegan (not that there's anything wrong with that). So I had been using my fathers shave brush for years and it was so worn I needed to buy one. After doing all the research I chose the Muhle Silvertip. It does a fabulous job and I love using it. Great weight and the rough finish on the chrome handle makes it easy to hold even when its wet. Unbelievably soft and really a pleasure to use. While I've never owned a badger brush and probably never will I just can't imagine them doing that better of a job especially considering the much higher price on many of them. And the plus side is I don't feel guilty thinking about little animals sacrificing their lives so I can get a close shave. You will not be disappointed. That's all I have. Well I'm off to meet some friends for a steak dinner. But I gotta shave first.
I own all three versions of the Mergress, along with other top end razors. The XL has been difficult to obtain. The wait was worth it.after using it now for three weeks it is my favorite of the three versions. The weight and heft are just right. Any blade I use works because of the adjustable settings. The XL has become my daily driver.
The service from Bullgoose was excellent. I received my razor the next day after placing my order, my compliments to Phil and his staff.
I've wanted a Mergress XL for some time now and I was very happy to see it in stock here on BullGoose. The price was good and I made the purchase. I received the razor in less than a week. The razor is well made and has excellent heft. It shaves well and simply looks great! The Mergress has already made the short list of my favorite safety razors.
i liked this soap seem to dry on face to quick......im gonna give it another chance with different brush,,..love the smell....it does lube good and wips up a lather as quick as the best of them....i used a bowl lather....and not all soaps do their max in a bowl ..will try again in the wooden box it came in..overall a nice and pleasing shave soap
I bought the Mergress based on reviews, and I am glad I did. I set it on 3 1/2 and get a very smooth shave with no nicks. I may have to sell my collection of vintage Gillettes. Start low and adjust. Very well made razor.
Pleasant, not overwhelming, not detectable after a couple of hours. All in all, a good, but not excellent every day scent.
i've only had the Mergress for a week, but am thoroughly enjoying it. so far i've been playing with the adjustments which is the most fun. the balance and weight is great and i don't have to apply any pressure as the weight of the head does this. the blade angle is also easy to get used to and have been enjoying a wonderful shave. the quality of the razor is also very well machined. i don't think i will be buying any more razors!
I cannot say anything more than the fact that it gives me a very good two pass shave and it is a very forgiving razor. I paired it with a bulldog type handle from a competitor and it is the perfect length/weight with this combination. It is also nice that the head seems to be solid aluminum and not cheap metal coated with chrome. I alternate shaves between this and my Merkur 34C as both give me very similar shaves.
I really enjoy the heft and length of the long handle Mergress. The adjustability works great and I get a nice close shave. A joy to use this razor.
I am relatively new to trying the different fibres but find this synthetic softer than what i expected - it lathers hard and soft soaps quickly and easily and with lots of travelling, has become a favourite due to quick drying. I also enjoy the look and feel of the handle
Just got this in a little over a week ago and immediately loved the scent. Nice and strong with really good longevity without being overpowering or offensive to others who may not enjoy it. Excellent slickness to the lather as I have come to expect from S.V. Shave Soaps and the post shave feel is absolutely amazing, especially when combined with the Cosmo After Shave Lotion which also carries the matched scent perfectly. Another A+ S.V. Product offered by an A+ Vendor here at BullGoose, Thank you very much for carrying this line of amazingly great Products.
I now have sever soaps from SV and can say without a doubt they are all very good. The scent is subtle but not weak. The scent is also very complex like a cologne might be, not just a few essential oils tossed in at the end. The soap performs at the highest level every time and provides perfect slickness. It lathers well whether you start with a dryer brush or like to start with a wetter brush (dryer brush gets a creamier lather - wetter brush a fuller airy kind of lather).
I tend to have a "weak" nose so the scent gets lost while I shave but is restored when I re-lather.
This soap, like all LPL soaps lathers quite easily, provides nice cushion and glide, and leaves your face soft, smooth, and irritation-free. It also is quite moisturizing, making any post-shave balm an option that might not be needed. A terrific soap with a nice Spring-Summer scent whose only drawback is its price.
I have been wet shaving since High School and have tried and now own many terrific soaps and creams. This SdM however, is really something special. It lathers beautifully with a rich creaminess that is slick and cushiony, causing your razor to glide over your skin as though you were not using a blade in your razor. Post shave my skin is left soft, smooth, irritation-free and very moisturized. In fact, often I forgo using a balm post-shave with SdM as it is unnecessary. The rather mild fragrance does not linger and allows one to use any aftershave or cologne desired. I do not however use the flimsy box it came in but store it in my vintage Old Spice shaving mug which I allow to air dry post shave. Easily one of my Top 5 Shaving Soaps with no hesitation.
Wow! Where to start? I heard that these would be available soon at BGS, signed up, and was lucky enough to get one. The razor is smooth yet very efficient. I like to use it on 3.5. It's also one of the few razors that a Rockwell blade works in for me. If you travel, it fits perfectly in the Dovo 'T' sheath. I have large hands and prefer a slightly heavy razor and the Mergtess XL is perfect. The long-handled Mergress was not available when I got my XL, but I believe I made the right choice. Since mine is an earlier model, it has the black adjustment dot. It would be nice if they made a dot modification kit (DMK) so it would be BullGoose blue. Overall, a FANTASTIC razor!!
I am not a knife collector, but this knife is a piece of well executed and beautifully presented functional art. Mr. Bermudez did an excellent job on these beauties! Bravo!
The Mergress Adjustable Safety Razor has instantly become my favorite razor. I now use almost every day (using a Gillette Sharp Edge blade). The blade angle seems perfect. I use setting # 2 for my first pass and then adjust to a #1 for the against the grain pass. The high polished finish is really nice. I highly recommend
Step above astra, no tugging,very forgiving-nice blade.
This cream is an ideal way to end a shave. It's cool and refreshing and brings a smooth feel to my skin. Most of all, it is alcohol free which is very important for me. Give it a try.
I like big brushes, and have been on a quest for the proverbial "wall of badger" for some time now.
I've used the ivory Thater 4125/3 2 band bulb every other shave since it arrived. The first four shaves with this brush initially had me feeling like this may have been an Emperor's New Clothes purchase. I mean, every thing I'd ever heard or read anyone ever say about Thaters was "soft, soft, soft." Not this one, not at first... The knot was somewhat scritchy at the very apex of the bulb. But then shave five, and the knot was all of a sudden, most definitely, noticeably softer. This evening I used it for the seventh time, and the scritch is gone. It is now quite soft and supple feeling. It is mildly scrubby, which I like. It is a brush I can see myself reaching for over and over again. It's absolutely remaining in rotation with some very nice Simpson, Shavemac, Epsilon and Semogue badger brushes.
Although it's totally different (ain't variety grand?) from an SOC, Chubby 2/3 or 59, the handle is quite pleasantly ergonomic. It feels good in my average size hand. Flow through is outstanding. Density is good, but it is not as dense as a Chubby or Epsilon. Despite this characteristic, backbone is quite sufficient.
Oh, and get this... not a single hair's been shed!
Phil was right. I am very satisfied with the Thater 28 mm 2 band bulb. It is an excellent brush. Thanks for the recommendation, BG!
I went by Sir Ashby Tippett Esquires review and well, all I can say is Ashby doesn't get out much obviously.
I get a cologne called Dune, it's very difficult to find, but it's the only cologne I have ever worn that 70% of the ladies ask me what is it.
They want to know why I smell so good, I have the ladies in our church lined up to hug me.
I have had the same women not saying anything about this product.
Don't get me wrong, it's nice but nothing like Sir Percy Dove-tonsils describes it.
My wife thinks it's my shaving soap.
Sincerely, Ronald A. Gooden
I have been stuck on Proraso pre-shave which I still think rates right up there with the best, but I really like this Glyce product because it is soft like gummy bears and lathers up real nice using my shaving brush and it does a real great job of keeping me from nicking myself and really reduces the razor burn to a minimum.
Look out Proraso you may have a stiff competitor here.
Don't forget the price difference either, also the way the soap is going it may well outlast the jar of Proraso.
Sincerely, Ronald A. Gooden
Amazing brush. Really top quality hair. It's very soft on the face with nice backbone and perfect density. 10/10
A fine example of handmade craftsmanship to be enjoyed by many family generations to come.
A very nice brush and you can't go wrong here for the price. The ash handle has a subtle texture that aids the grip when the fingers are wet. The synthetic bristles are nicely springy and hold a good amount of lather. The brush is good looking and performs admirably.
this razor is the best adjustables razors i have ever used....its sweet in every way you could you can think of..start @ #2 and you will find the exact sweet spot....thats just right for you..and has a nice weight to it..all good
This isn't your typical pocket knife. This is a custom made knife that looks great, feels good in the hand, and different enough that you will enjoy using it every day.
Read lots about how this brand is a favorite and had to try it out for myself. Soft texture and understated scent - not overpowering or strong as described (for me) but that's a good thing. Had great shaves with both badger and boar bristles - easy to lather, great cushion and a soft, silky aftershave feel. Definitely a keeper in my den. I also like the tin - quite a unique style for artisan soaps - the sticker isn't waterproof which may result in it not lasting very long.
A great everyday carry knife for packages and smaller jobs. Lovely construction and a tasteful leather case.
Nice subtle aroma. I'm a fan of 'milk' type aftershaves and this is a nice one.
The best shaving soap I've ever used. Rich lather the blade glides down your face. I use a safety razor and the after shave feel is without irritation. The soap was delivered quickly and without any hassle!
bought this beauty to add to my burgeoning knife collection and I am thrilled. It is a beautiful piece and much more than I expected. it will be an heirloom. Honored to have a custom from Spain.
..........this knife is a great pocket............. it feels great in the hand.............
............the look and the craftsmanship are excellent... definitely a knife you can pass down....
.................plus the handmade leather sheath just adds to the entire package....
.....i would not hesitant in purchasing another offering of this knife.....
Compared to Pashana or Clubman Eau de Portugal tonics the Dr. Harris has a much better and more prominent scent. The with oil variety has a stronger hold than Pashana w/oil does. But it's still not oily or too firm a hold. The only problem with Dr. Harris products is the price. For that reason I use Pashana on a daily basis and the Dr. Harris for special occasions only.
Used this half a dozen times now and the soap lathers well (and easily) and the feel is comfortable and luxurious - a feeling that hangs around after the shave. Scent is very mild so useful if one uses scented balms or aftershaves. The soap is very soft and easily moulded into a container of choice.
I have been using Harris's "Arlington" products for some years now. To me the scent (of citrus and fern)is subtle with a somewhat "soapy" "feel" to it.
It is most certainly not overpowering! Very nice for all occasions,especially in warmer weather.
Excellent soap and suds just like all their creams, but it could use more scent. I still love it
It is good, in fact very good. Very easy to lather with a slight hint of spruce. It seems to stay moist on your face longer than most and supply's a nice cushion for your razor to glide on. It is a little pricy but a nice subtle change from some of my other soaps. I've just received my second reserve tin...just in case.
this is a very nice brush with decent back bone....i really like the small handle does not knock around the bowl when trying to get the lather up...i would buy this brush again...really nice!!
I had been given their shaving cream in a tube and I really liked it. So I thought I should buy it in the glass bowl. Really like the product, what more can I say.
I've tried three other Taylor of Old Bond shaving creams. This one is by far the best for me. It's smooth and slick, lathers nicely, and my razors (Merkur 41C, 42C, Parker 24C/Persona and Lord blades) glide nicely. Nice scent, not overpowering. Definitely recommend this product. Bull Goose has excellent service, top notch products, and very fast shipping.
The Colonia scented soap is absolutely spectacular. Finally a Parma Colonia inspired soap that has a strong scent strength. Saponifico Di Varesino is nothing less than fantastic. My favorite line of shave soaps for sure.
This was my first SV purchase, and I'm highly impressed. The scent is outstanding, not too strong or too mild for me. It was very easy to generate great lather from, gave me an excellent shave, and a very pleasant and moisturized post shave. SV will always have a place in my shave den.
Great service and I great product! I don't intend on buying shaving products anywhere else.
this is as a s good as the plastic holders go no frills but as good as they come.
I bought this for the scent, I'll continue to use this for the gentle cooling sensation. This is a must have for any shave aficionado. BTW don't forget to grab the balm as well, you won't be disappointed.
At first glance this thing is stout. Extremely adjustable, easy to change blades. The upgrades made to this razor are way worth the extra $ spent. Paired up with Feather blades this will be my go to razor from here on.
this razor is the best razor in every manner you can think of.....it is the best of the best....weight looks construction...etc etc it is my go to razor every time...i can not think of one negative...about this razorand you can get seperate plates to adjust to any type of beard you have.......you will NOT be sorry you bought this razor..
I bought the 30 mm knot version of this brush. The tips are very soft and the knot is as densely packed as my Chubby 2, resulting in great backbone. The only possible criticism is its holding on to most of the lather in my 1st shave, probably because of extreme density. A very different brush from my 3 band 26 mm and 2 band 26 mm. This Thater is really something for a large brush lover. Softer than a Chubby 2 best badger and even larger.for less money.
I think this is one of the best razors currently available on the market. It looks great and I can adjust it to match how I want to shave on any given day. I never used the original Progress, but I'm very happy with the aesthetics and comfort of the Mergress.
The smell is clean, masculine and refined. Just enough tingle upon application, gentle moisture leaves your face smooth and understated fragerence. I'm very glad I purchased this aftershave!
Love this stuff. If you have dry skin, or psoriasis - as I do - I strongly recommend. Also, serves well as a 1-stop product as you can use both as a wash and shampoo. Great lather, very moisturizing and relatively long lasting. Strongly recommended...again!
Just read reviews over the net, amazing razor, really "above the top" craftsmanship, a joy to use!
The lemon scent is pleasant but not overpowering. This balm leaves my face feeling well moisturized throughout the day.
I have been using Feather blades for at least ten years, occasionally trying other brands also, but keep coming back to Feather.
They are by far the sharpest blades ever, that is why you must put light or no pressure on your razor, you can't shave like you are chopping wood.
or you will be bleeding everywhere, They do remove everything on your face including small pieces of dry skin or small bumps, that is why you need to pre-clean and use a facial scrub.
This sounds like a lot of extra work but the shave is unbelievable, your wife or girlfriend will notice, I guarantee it.
I use Proraso pre-shave and a good shave cream, I get no less than eight shaves out of a blade, once in a while I will get a bad blade, you will in any brand.
I'm 70 years old and I have a little experience in shaving, a lot of people have problems because they don't know how to shave, this may sound crazy but it isn't, there are some tutorials out there on this subject, I would advise everyone to watch as many as they can and pick up ideas from each to suit your circumstance.
You shouldn't shave because you have to, you should shave because it is pleasurable, and if it isn't then you need to research and find out why.
I have ordered from quite a few different shaving companies over a lot of years and BullGoose seems to carry a little more selection than most, so pamper yourself and get the best products and learn how to shave........................You will enjoy it , I Guarantee!!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Ronald A. Gooden
This shaving cream is one of the better lime shaving creams on the market. The scent filled the bathroom with the smell of fresh limes. Lathering in a bowl was very easy. The slickness of the cream was very good, my Mergress glided through the hairs with ease. The face feel after the shave was great.
This soap is wonderful, works great, feels great on skin, smells great, but goes very fast and is very expensive. If money isn't an object, and you want to treat yourself to something luxurious, then definitely recommended!
Love this brush, started with a 24mm knot in white resin handle and right away got also a 26mm with ebony handle. Densely packed with good backbone and soft tips, have not lost one hair yet. Well worth the asking price, which I believe is very reasonable for the quality and elegance of this brush.
Wet shaving can be an expensive endeavor trying to find the razor and blade combo that works best. I found mine. The feather blades are the best, in my opinion, for the OneBlade razor. Feather's unparalleled sharpness paired with this outstanding razor means I can now spend my money on good bourbon instead of more shaving gear.
very nice shave soap and at 69 years old I've tried a lot and now have about 25 different soaps on hand. nice rich lather slick good cushion and very nice fragrance
Persona Reds seem to be the best for me. Sharp, but smooth. I like that they are not made in Russia. I tried the USA made Persona, but did not have as good a shave.
I love the cushion the soap provides. It is slick and leaves a nice face feel post shave. Now a regular for me.
the smellwas ok not had mr jumping up and down like i thought but is pleasing
Very nice luxury item. Worth it if you purchase the soap
The shave balm is a perfect complement to the soap. It is calming and refreshing for the face. I'm glad I have both.
This is an excellent razor, solid with nice weight and the fact that it is adjustable is such a plus. I love aggressive razors and with this guy I can dial it up to meet my needs.
Also I can't say enough about the service at Bullgoose. My experience to date with their efforts to meet my needs has been exceptional.
I bought the soap and then had to have the wooden bowl. It was a perfect addition and looks very handsome when on the counter for that day's shave.
As I alluded to in my review of the Savonniere Shampoo, I have problem skin due to psoriasis and generally dry skin regardless. I have had limited success (not eliminating but certainly 90+% better) than before use. This stuff is really great! Will continue to use as long as it continues to work.
I have a Thater two band bulb with a cocbolo handle that I like for its backbone (and its looks), but got in the mood for a plush, soft and fluffy lathering tool, so went for this three band fan in 28 mm, just for fun. It's exactly what I was looking for. My standard brew is MDC "fougeres," and this big fan will quickly work up a mountain of thick lather with the MDC, easily enough for multiple passes. The resin handle is easy to grip with its finger-countoured dimples. The brush is densely packed so while it is soft, it has sufficient backbone that it is easy to control and not at all floppy. The tips are super soft with just the tiniest bit of scritch. I'm liking it a bunch, and the price was surprisingly reasonable for a brush of this size and quality.
Outstanding shaving soap. Pleasant, moderate scent. Easy to load and lather. Good protection and glide. This is the first shaving soap I have used where I consistently get no nicks or weepers. Good post shave as well.
Have used the blade for 5 shaves and find it comparable to the super blue.
It shaves easily and seems to hold it's sharpness.
It is a non aggressive blade, and should be good for all shavers
this handle has plentyof great grip...even wet.....
Tried the bullgoose sampler pack and these were by far the best blades in the samper.
Ordered 50 of just these feathers this time
This is my first fan shaped brush and I really like it. It's also my first Thater brush. It lathers wonderfully. Both creams and soaps are suitable for it. It feels luxurious on the face. I've face and bowl lathered both. I'm glad I purchased it.
The Lerinia Hair Lotion is the best. I will be ordering more to always have on hand.
I think I purchased this razor more out of curiosity based on the legend and lore I've read over the years. So when the opportunity presented itself I pounced on it. I loaded the razor with a PermSharp blade, complements of Phil, set the dial to 2.5 and hoped for the best. To my amazement the above combination glided across my face removing my morning stubble with ease. It outperformed my go to Mongoose and has been the only razor I've used in the past 3 weeks. The legend is true and I highly recommend this shaving tool.
Best razor ever! Thanks Bull Goose for the quick delivery time of the best razor! Very smooth shaver and requires no pressure at all. Razor does it all!
Once again , great stuff!
liked it a lot. good burn build up after application, in a good way. nice scent, not overpowering.
This is the best boar brush I have ever used. Nice and full knot with premium boar hair. I do have problems face lathering with any boar brush but that's me not the brush. I have used it several times and it has not lost a single hair.
Saponificio Varesino manages to have the perfect mix of glide and "residual slickness," which I've come to believe are often mutually exclusive. And it does all that while being one of the most protective soap I've used. Building a thick lather comes quickly with little effort.
Saponificio Varesino manages to have the perfect mix of glide and "residual slickness," which I've come to believe are often mutually exclusive. And it does all that while being one of the most protective soap I've used. Easy to build a nice thick lather.
Recently received and used AG croap. I very much enjoy shaving with a soap of this consistency as I can use my badger, synthetic or boar brushes. The scent is a manly tonsorial/barbershop one with a sent strength of 6/10; not overpowering which made it very enjoyable for me while shaving. The soap is very rich, thick, long lasting, and slick on the skin. It pairs well with my favorite Rose scented aftershave.
This is an exceptional soap. It is very easy to lather. It provides good cushion and is very slick. The scent is bright and pleasant. It is a top performer in my den. I will definitely buy again.
The container is unique and is not meant to be used for lathering. It is designed to let the soap fully dry. I have held the puck in my hand while lathering which has worked very well.
First real shaving brush with badger hair. I'm looking forward to a lot of use over the years.
This handle really takes the King Cobra to a new level. Since switching to this handle I have no interest in the stock one. Superb craftsmanship, aesthetics and functionality.
I have not used a Progress but I am very happy with the Mergress. One of the most comfortable Double Edge Razors I have used and I have tried around 30 so far.
Like the other Floid products this is great. It was not as strong on the menthol as I expected but it is a hard to beat after shave.
Nice sharp blades and for the first time in my life I've had minimal razor bumps from shaving. These are great.
I love this shaving soap. I plan on giving one to my brother for Christmas. He used to have a mule, and his wife is crazy about mules!
I used the Kai in the shop strictly for face and head shaves and they never let me down. I've used a lot of other blades and when I found these I was hooked! I can always depend on Bullgoose to have what I need and get it here super fast
This is my favorite razor since my two Merkur Futurs. Match it with Feather blades and you will be very happy.
I really like this stuff and really like all of the La Savonniere products. I have psoriasis and have to be careful when selecting shampoos and products in general. If you also have psoriasis I recommend checking out the body milk too. It's been very effective in reducing my symptoms overall. Highly recommended.
A wonderful tonic for the skin, with a light, herbal scent. It does contain rosemary and thyme oil, and smells like it does. If you're looking for a heavier EDT or barbershop fragrance this might not be for you. If you're looking for wonderful skin care and toning properties, with a light scent that doesn't linger, then this is a very fine aftershave splash indeed. Other splashes I like: Proraso, Speick, L'Occitane CADE (discontinued).
I'll definitely buy this one again, and again!!! I am impressed with how this cream actually smells like a freshly cut pink grapefruit. I have had mixed results with various ToBS creams in the past with regard to them either irritating (Lavender) or drying (Mr. Taylor's, Shaveshop, Jermyn Street) my skin, but after five days of use, Grapefruit has been good. Only ToBS Avocado gives me a better shave, but Avocado does not smell as great as Grapefruit.
The scent, the lather, the slickness, the protection, the scent...ya, again. Outstanding. Phil at bullgoose is a class act, spend your money here, they treat customers right.
So glad I jumped at the opportunity to get a Mergress. It's a beautiful razor and it's performance has made it one of my favorites! It get me a bbs on those spots no other razor seems to.
I like the Pink Aftershave. It is mild and easy on the face. I also ordered the Lerinia Hair Lotion with oil. It is excellent, and I highly recommend it.
The Mergress gave me the easiest shave I have ever had- right out of the box. Start with a low number, finish with a higher number. Simply the best.
Very good soap. Scent is definitely woodsy, I particularly like the tin and the texture of the soap. The latherability is nice, refreshing and easy to work with. Recommended if you like earthy tree scents.
The Merkur Progress is my go-to adjustable. It allows me to fine-tune different brands of blades for the best shave. The Mergress treatment not only replaces the stock plastic adjustment knob with a metal one, it also smooths out the action considerably. I love my Mergress...it's worth every penny I paid for it.
The Mergress is a well executed improvement to the popular Progress. The adjustment knob is a perfectly polished match to the razor and adds a touch of balance. I purchased this one for my son who is a new shaver but I could not resist a few shaves with it. Setting the razor to the desired efficiency level I was pleased with the overall handling and shave quality.
I was looking for a brush that matched my Muhle R89 razor, also I wanted to try out Muhle's synthetic fiber option. It turned out wonderful. It is very nice to look at, lathers up both creams and hard soap pucks with not much effort. I am very pleased with the product. Also, the price on this site is significantly less than elsewhere.
This is among the great shaving balms, as was the earlier (I think identical) version packaged and sold in the tall container. La Savonniere du Moulin products are all topnotch. The price of this balm is hardly excessive, given its quality and that a little dab goes a long way. Their shaving soaps are so slick that one barely needs an aftershave balm, though this one is particularly curative.
I waited quite awhile before ordering this soap, reading all the reviews, forum talk, etc. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered. It is shaped like Osma pucks, about 3 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. The scent is subdued on the puck. I found an empty plastic container about the right size for its new home. Used it the next morning with my Stirling Kong synthetic-on the dry side, with about 2 teaspoons of water on the puck. I thought the soap loaded very easy within 20 or so seconds. Took loaded brush to scuttle and started to lather, adding small doses on water at a time, in about 1 minute, I had enough lather for at least five passes!!!!!! The scent came to life about the same time-----wonderful. Applied soap to face and my Micromatic open comb razor shaved as if it was on ice. Very slick with plenty of cushion, followed with two more passes for a BBS shave---no runs, no nicks, no errors!!!!! I have shaved with this soap six different times with different brush and razor combos with same result. I'm sold on this product---order some and you also will be pleasantly surprised!!!!
I ordered this because I was having difficulty finding Dreadnought. Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Shave Cream creates a nice lather with very little product. It will be very economical to use and gives a great shave. More importantly, Bull Goose customer service proved to be incredible! The first jar arrived during a heat wave and was quite a mess. So, due to no fault of theirs, Bull Goose immediately sent me a replacement jar (In the future, I will only order creams during cooler months and get enough to last through the summer.).
I highly recommend ordering from Bull Goose.
Many Bay Rums are too heavy on the cloves but not this one. Scott hit the perfect balance making this a great 4 season choice. The scent is very pleasant but not overpowering. While it fades after a few hours, the scent is re-energized if I start to perspire.
These Feather single edge blades are extremely sharp. They just mow down my beard like nothing. I will buy them again.
Whether I use a badger, boar, horse, or synthetic brush with this soap, I find it whips up an excellent lather very quickly. As another reviewer mentioned, the scent is quite light, but it reminds me of the Minnesota north woods, where I enjoyed some vacations in my youth. I get excellent, close shaves with this soap and would definitely buy it again. It has become one of my favorites.
Great blades, great service.
Best price around, fast service. Thanks for keeping me equipped for fantastic shaves with my OneBlade!
I received this brush for Mother's Day from my husband and just love, love, love it! The XL size holds plenty of lather for shaving my legs. It's a beautiful brush and feels great in the hand. The superb craftsmanship from Muhle is impressive. I have a boar and a silver tip badger and this brush outperforms both and whips up a large bowl of lather quickly. It holds enough to water to make a superb lather with creams and it rinses out easily. I have not tried it with soaps as I prefer creams. It's my new go-to brush and it dries much faster than my badger so it will be great for travel too. I received lightening fast shipping from Bull Goose and top notch customer service!
Lathers extremely easy in large tin provided. This soap is very slick and protective with a wonderful barbershop scent. My three pass shave was BBS. This soap is a real keeper, if you want an easy to lather top shelf soap, look no further!!!!! I will buy this again and again.
After buying the Ikon OSS razor and owning it for several months, I decided to try out a razor that was more 'traditional', so I purchased the short comb head (I have a handle that works just fine) It fits the razor handle very well and has the same high quality build that is associated with Ikon. It works very well and is somewhat mild. If you already have a handle like me, and want to try out another head for it, this will do you just fine!
Right from the box, this brush was softer than I expected it to be. I used it six times, but I think it needs a few more uses for it to be well broken in. I believe that once it breaks in, it will be very soft with it's already great amount of backbone. It also releases lather very well(thank God it's not a lather hog). I would certianly recommend it if you can afford it, I don't regret spending the money for this at all. Heck, I might even buy another one if there is any left when I decide to.
Expertly machined stainless steel. This razor met every expectation I had. Blades load perfectly every time with no minor adjustments needed. Baseplate and top cap align blade perfectly with safety bar making this razor a very comfortable razor to shave with. This razor is a bit expensive but it you have sensitive skin like me just suck it up and buy it, you won't regret it! After years of searching, I found the perfect combo for my skin: ATT R1, Gillette silver blue blades, Stirling soap. I hope that helps!
Amazing craftsmanship. Nice to hold and actually make the King cobra a bit shorter. Very stable and amazing looking.
Like this brush. Good quallity.
Bought for my father-in-law who appreciates the european classics. He enjoys the woody notes
This is one of my new favorite soaps. The scent is exquisite and the lather is heavenly. A small amount goes a long way and it is perfect for face lathering. I'm glad Phil brought it back, it was a long worthy wait.
I am not one for floral scents but this one knocked my socks off. My mind does not see floral as being Masculine, but this is different. I can wear this going to a game with some buddies. All I get is who smells so good and what is it. It is also a great scent to prepare the bedroom for some romance or just a great smell.
A big five stars for Perma-Sharp. These blades are top shelf. Durable, smooth and very sharp. Thanks BullGoose!
I am amazed at how quickly I can lather a hard soap with this brush. I have Simpson Best Badger Brushes and Semogue Boar brushes and this synthetic blows them away. Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water? No Problema. You will be rewarded with mounts of lather.
Ever buy a deodorant that doesn't do anything? This ISN'T like that. If you like their shave cream or frags, you will LOVE this. Long lasting and beautiful scent that definitely eliminates any potential odors before they start, all day long and through the night. Even seems to have an antiperspirant quality to it, even though they do not make that claim, interestingly. I am on my second container of this and I have another backup too, and I will replace it again when that is gone too. Expensive maybe. But the container lasts a while and I haven't smelled a better deodorant. Oh yeah... It's aluminum-free too. And the glide is very comfortable. No hair pulling or any of that crap. 10/10 pleasure to use!
This are some great blades. I'm using them in my alumigoose 2 and they give me a DFS for a two pass shave. I find them slightly aggressive and work very well with this razor.
The Arlington Shaving cream is the best I have ever used and will continue to do so!
Great product, arrived quickly, using it for OneBlade! Great price :) I will definitely buy other things from BullGoose -- I'm on the lookout for other well-priced items!
That was the robust, mass produced Russian tank with American independent suspension that surprised the Wermacht. These are a shade rougher than current Polsilvers and a little nicer than the brown Polsilvers still available from Europe. Where they really perform is in longer blade life. Paired with the right razor and the Russian steamroller lives.
The very concept of adjustable ushers visions of something futuristic and perhaps over kill. Mergress is more Art Deco and aesthetically pleasing to the most steadfast traditionalist. That it delivers a fantastic shave doesn't hurt either.
I've tried all of the SV soaps and this is in my top 3.
I like the stronger scented SV soaps; 70th Anniversary & Flying Mango are others I prefer.
I can't really tell a difference in the formulas but regardless of the formula number I can always count on a good shave.
The downside - it's expensive. The upside, it's a hard soap that will last a good long while.
It is a really good, simple in its formulation but with very good properties soap. With a large foam, and a very good glide. The smell is very rich too.
Really a great buy.
The contrast between dark and white on the hair is stunning. The hair is soft on the tips but has plenty of spring and backbone. It's probably the best value for the money. I have other high end brushes and I think this is the best all around. It's similar to a Saville Row but with more backbone.
Purchased this handle for my King Cobra and it is a perfect complement to the razor head. The handle feels great in your fingers and provides excellent balance. Must admit, the handle looks much nicer in person than it does in the picture...much more polished looking.
Much like baseball has relief specialists, this brush is specialized for face lathering. If you are a bowl latherer, this brush is not for you. However, if like me, you prefer to face lather, this brush is a treat.
The late great Guy Clark had a song called, "Things That Work". This song goes through my head when I think of the Muhle Travel Tube. It does what it is intended to do and does so perfectly.
A pleasantly refreshing spruce scent in a solid performing soap formula. Well done!
The Mergress is both work of art and fine shaving tool. I prefer to use it on a lower setting (2 to 2.5) and find it to be really efficient at removing the stubble without feeling aggressive. Of course, if you like aggressive, just open it up a bit and it will accommodate you. This razor is truly the RAD killer.
I love the scent of this Norwegian Spruce soap. It is incredibly natural, and seems to have the right scent strength. It's strong enough to enjoy, while not being overpowering. The simplicity of the ingredients is very neat too. I can't believe the soap performs as well as it does. I plan to buy it in the original scent as well.
As is his wont, Phil, of Bullgoose shipped my order in quick, efficient manner.
The Pitralon Classic (German Pitralon) aftershave splash itself is a great aftershave and I would purchase it again. The price is right too. I also have the Swiss Pitralon. I like them both. They are different but both of them are a good, refreshing end of shave.
I've tried this brush now with a soft soap, a cream, and a hard soap. The brush did very well with the soft soap, twenty seconds of loading. Ditto for the hard soap, twenty-thirty seconds loading and plenty of backbone there. The brush also did well with the cream, but here I would prefer a slightly longer loft. Can't have everything with an all-around brush, I suppose, as this might compromise the backbone effect. For lathering, I used a dedicated metal lathering bowl as I did not want to put too much pressure on the tips, which I would inevitably do if I were face lathering. Tips felt soft enough on the face, softer than the brown horse-hair knots I have tried from Vie-Long, and more like the banded/bleached blends of old. Handle ergonomics and form seem to be in the British style with nice solid heft. Sort of strange for a Spanish brush company, but it is good for all-around use as one can choke when loading from the puck and one can hold the handle at the end for lathering in the bowl to simulate a longer loft effect. Aesthetically, it's a nice brush to behold. I'm glad to own this BullGoose special item.
A heck of a step up from the stock handle.
Looks great and is very well balanced on the King Cobra razor head.
The assembled razor looks seamless with this handle. Like it was supposed to be this way from the start.
Quality product, soap is nice and rich, with nice aroma, foams up nice with badger hair brush. I am happy with this product
Great Shave! Worked up long lasting lather in hard water. Very nice feeling on face.
Purchased these blades to use with my Mongoose and they are absolutely the best.....I know a lot has been written about these blades being super aggressive....dangerously sharp, etc.....forget what you read,,,,,these blades are smooth, sharp and get the job done...PERIOD.....just remember, if you buy these blades....LET THE BLADE DO ITS JOB AND USE MINIMAL PRESSURE WHEN YOU SHAVE.....all will be good!!!!
Great so I can't believe they only use 4 ingredients. Nice scent great slickness and cushion would definitely purchase again
Fantastic soap! Very slick and plenty of cushion. Nice post shave feeling--very "clean" feeling but does not leave my skin dry. At first,the patchouly scent was very poignant. However, it has mellowed with time and I now really enjoy it. Valobra has become a permanent part of my rotation.
Don't overlook this gem because of the price or the countless Tech clones that you see on the Internet. This is an excellent razor that aligns the blade perfectly and gives you a close, but comfortable shave. Possibly the best bargain on the market. I bought it for travel, thinking if lost I wasn't out much. Instead, this razor is in my rotation.
This is a fantastic soap and the scent is well-done as well. It's easy to lather and has great slickness.
As I always do on limited editions, I doubled up on this soap and I'm glad I did. The scent reminds me of pine trees and it is very soothing. It is easy to lather and the aroma while shaving is intoxicating. As with every TSN LE release, Phil has done it again.
Both products are wonderful. The shaving cream is the best ever, that's why I ordered two so as always to have one on hand. I will certainly continue to do business with you.
All the best, Wayne Ingersoll
I'm a Myrsol fan with sensitive skin. I wanted this for my irritated neck and the simplicity and cleanness of its formula. As with all Myrsol products, it works wonderfully. The smell surprised me a little bit and was closer to the Agua Balsamica smell than the ingredients led me to believe. Whereas AB has lavender and rosemary this doesn't list those oils but has a similar fresh herbal smell. Skin care is exceptional, of course.
The Polsilver Super Iridium blades are excellent for me in my iKon OSS razor. I rank them equal to my Gillette Silver Blues in closeness, sharpness and comfort.
Albany is one of the greatest aftershave/splash on colognes made. It is sufficiently long lasting for a splash. It is a very unique scent with a special citrus / orange and spicy formulation that is not at all like the orange in a "portugal" scent. I'd like to keep this brand all to myself and not let this best-kept secret out. Let's hope D.R. Harris does not tamper with this formulation.
I buy La Savonniere du Moulin eye serum for my beautiful wife who cares a lot about skincare. I use it too at times but she uses faithfully every night at bedtime. She has noticed a big difference and has made its use her evening routine.
This product has a very pleasing sweet cream scent which both male and female will enjoy. My wife dabs this around her eyes straight from the bottle and is highly concentrated. I prefer it diluted slightly with water.
You'll love this product for yourself or for your wife or significant other. Thank you Phil for carrying the La Savonniere du Moulin product line.
I buy La Savonniere du Moulin eye serum primarily for my beautify wife who is particular about skincare and has found nothing better for daily (nightly use). I too use this product occasionally when my eye lids need some extra care particularly if traveling or not enough sleep.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better cream which is lightweight and concentrated - a little goes along way. My wife uses La Savonniere du Moulin eye serum straight but I like to dilute it a little with water for this is a highly effective performance handcrafted skincare product. The eye serum has a sweet-cream fragrance that will work well for both male or female.
We first discovered La Savonniere du Moulin skincare and shaving products when traveling in France. My wife and I are very pleased that Phil has chosen to carry this super-premium product line. Buy this for yourself or as a gift for your wife or significant other.
Love the heft and unique design of this brush! Coupled with a undyed, premium boar knot that delivers the outstanding performance Semogue is known for! This is definitely a brush that should be in every wet shaver's collection!
This soap is top shelf in every sense of the word. Love the scent.
Love the blades. Sharp and forgiving and very consistent shaves.
This shaving soap is amazing and at least one of my Top-3 all time shaving soaps if not #1. If you are after a strong or heavy fragranced soap, this is not your best choice. The fragrance is delicate and endearing and something one can't get enough of - a gentle rose and camphor scent with a hint of sweet neroli blossom. I find the fragrance addictive!
The lather quality is off the chart dense and slick and seems to last a long while for excellent value and shaves. I would compare the lather quality to MdC or Barrister & Mann for example.
In my opinion you won't go wrong with any LPL handcrafted soap.
Well. the soap has a great, fresh smell. Really nice. In the beginning, I was unable to develop a thick lather and I just developed a thin lather with lot's of bubbles... In the meantime, this has improved, as I use just moist brushes (less water), but still somewhat thicker the lather actually should be. The shaving is fine, the lime smell does last for quite some time.
Just what I ordered, on time and a great price ---THANKS You'll hear from me again
I purchased the Kent BK4 Silvertip Shaving Brush. I did a lot of research first. I bought the brush and the soap. I gave up my Gillette foamy shave cream. I love my new shave system, best shaves of my life. I also switched from the Gillette Sensor two to the Gillette Mach 3, night and day difference in comfortable close shaves.
Like the brush nice back bone but not losing any comfort. Made good lather. Nice logo.
With my razor I currently rate these as my favorites. I've tried many many blades out there, of those there are a few I like best - personna red, astra platinum, gsb, 7 o'clock black, and perma-sharp. Of those perma-sharp provides the smoothest shave with equal or better durability.
I enjoy this soap. I like all Taylor of Old Bond Street products that I have tried.
The only thing I do not like about this soap is that it is a limited edition. Hopefully Bullgoose talks the manufacturer into making this a regular offering. It is fantastic!
This little brush makes the perfect travel brush. The knot is versatile enough to handle both hard soaps and creams and it dries completely in about 90 minutes. I like it so much, I just picked up a back up.
Although I have a collection of 10 brushes, I have found myself reaching for this one more than any other. It looks great, has a very comfortable handle, and lathers creams and soaps like nobody's business.
This brush out of the box has very soft tips, the softest of all the brushes I own (I own 30+). It has the perfect balance of splay & backbone. You will not be disappointed when you pick up this brush.
This has a firm croap kind of consistency. Lathers very easily and produces a super dense lather with wonderfully creamy cushion and glide. Among the slickest soaps I've tried. Scent is a very subtle but pleasant bitter almond. Bitter is to say not sweet or marscipone, but more natural almond. It's a great scent, albeit very light. Post-shave feel is also outstanding. This is my soap of choice for my Sunday straight razor shave due to its outstanding performance.
I purchased two orders, but neither was for me. I believe that both of the beneficiaries have already written their reviews.
Incredibly fast shipping from CA to TX and I did not even upgrade from the standard shipping. As far as I can tell, Bullgoose is the only US retailer that stocks these blades. They worked really well for me in the Cobra Classic
Czech & Speake shaving soap is a joy to use. The lather is extra protective which forgives sloppy technique and the scents are intoxicating. The Dirty Rose scent of No. 88 will always have a place in my rotation.
Lathers easily and has great cushioning so that you get a close and comfortable shave. I find that the soap does not dry out on my face which allows a number of passes. The soap's fragrance is somewhat sweet, but I like it so no problem there. The packaging is unusual in that is seems to be made of a thin wood material with a small loofah pad at the bottom. I suspect this is to help keep the soap dry after shaving which prolongs the life of the shaving soap. Based on my experience I recommend La Savonniere du Moulin Shaving soap. A word about BullGoose Shaving. The service and product selection is excellent. Buy with confidence!
I needed a travel tube for my large Edwin Jagger synthetic shaving brush. The Simpson tube was too small but the Muhle tube was a perfect fit.
This is the best price for the blades. They were shipped quickly. BullGoose has earned my future business.
Foams nicely. Great shave. Best part is my girlfriend says she likes the way my face smells when she kisses me. Now I get more kisses.
All of my shaving supplies have come from BullGoose and I've never been disappointed.
Excellent shaving soap!
The few who experienced the outstanding original will have this flying off the shelves in short order. The scent is a primal deep woods indulgence with no irritation if you are sensitive to essential oils. This is going to be a highly prized collectable with plaintive online supplications to sell. Avoid disappointment and buy now.
I found a few sample packs online but this one includes all the popular brands that I wanted to try. Delivery was quick and the cost is significantly cheaper than cartridges.
Swiss Pitralon used to be impossible to find in the states, I would use it sparingly only on special occasions. Now that it is available at bullgoose (and often on sale it is my daily aftershave. The scent is refreshing and vaguely pear-like. The aftershave qualities are excellent, slightly astringent but leaves the skin refreshed and soft.
I had to laugh at the earlier review that said the travel tube did what it was intended to do and nothing more. I am not sure what the guy expected it to do...play Beethoven perhaps. ;-)
I much prefer this travel tube to the one made by Simpson because it will accommodate a wide variety of brushes up to around 27mm knots. The Simpson tube only accommodates the Case and the Classic 1. The Muhle tube is indestructible and it doies what it is supposed to do. What more could you ask for?
Sopanificio is my favorite soap and Cosmo is no disappointment.
I have three of their soaps and I like them all equally - they are top performers.
I appreciate BullGoose for offering these outstanding products.
Great smell and wonderful lather. This will last you a long time, only a small amount is needed.
S.V. Cosmo another top notch product, Bull Goose goes out of the way to bring us the best new products and there service can't be beat
Produces robust lather and maintains it for a while. Leaves skin feeling refreshed and smooth.
I ordered two tubes of Proraso one afternoon, they arrived the next day at no extra charge. That's service!
iKon's Shavecraft 101 is a mild and reliable razor. Nothing fancy. It is a comfortable shaver. I prefer a little more aggressive razors, but the Shavecraft 101 does its job for a change of pace. Sometimes I also use it for travel.
One of the best shaves in some time! Super nice razor with a clean and detailed appearance. I used it with the Ikon Bull SS handle. Used it on a two day growth. First pass used the open comb, second pass used the straight bar and with just little clean up. Could not be more pleased with the performance and quality of this razor!
Ottimo prodotto efficace nell'uso ma gentile sulla pelle Consigliato anche per chi ha una pelle delicata come il sottoscritto
Le Pere Lucien is a superb soap in every way. The lather is rich, the cushion effective, the glide smooth like ice, the fragrance subtle and pleasing, and the aftershave properties a treat for the skin. This is good stuff.
For me these blades are the best I have ever used. Tried several brands and finally found the one for me with Polsilvers. Not everyone is going to like these blades but then again everyone has their own preferences. Bought these blades while they were on sale and were shipped fast to me. If these blades are still on sale jump on this deal because I'm not sure how long it's going to last.
This is something I will continue to purchase! Love the scent and how well it works.
I am a verified user of Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap in wood bowl. But I'm not a highly experienced user, having used it only once. I received it as a gift as I was packing for a trip, so I used it...once. It is the smoothest shave I can recall having given myself. No nicks...no whiskers for several days! I really like the stuff! And the presentation is pretty darn cool, too. That covered wood bowl seems to keep the Wool Fat soap from drying out like I've noticed other shaving soaps doing. I guess I'll tell you the same thing I told the giver of that lovely gift. Since my school counselor wife went back to school last fall, retired me figured there was nobody home to appreciate a daily shave so I wouldn't bother. She retired in January. Since then my "fewer shaves" policy has caused friction, both emotional and physical. Because shaving with Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap was really quite a cool experience, and since there's now somebody home to appreciate it, I'll find it easier to bother with a daily shave. It'll probably even improve what was an already long long long relationship.
Like all soaps from this manufacturer it has avery strong smell and it is a very hard soap so it will last a long time.
A fantastic unscented cream with absolutely no off natural product aromas lingering its truly clean, pure, and unscented. This cream lathers like a dream it blows up rich and dense. The lather holds up and gives a really wonderful shave. I love to buy this cream and add my own EO so I can customize my scent exactly how I like. A go to and a staple in my den!
This is, as you would expect from this Manufacturer, an excellent product. It is a pleasant scent with a family resemblance to the Anniversary product. Excellent lather and as a fairly hard soap should last a long time.
If you are looking for a razor head that will give you an aggressive, smooth, close shave and allow you to add the handle of your choice; the Ikon Shave Tech Head may be for you. But be careful or you may get a Nick or two.
As indicated by the title I am very pleased with this purchase. I have used the Vie-Long Beehive Silvertip for almost 2 weeks with both creams and soaps. It generates lots of lather with both. The hair has soft tips, has nice backbone and in that time its lost 2 strands. Considering the price point I couldn't be happier with it.
I've made several purchases from BullGoose, all products are good quality. Can't go wrong with any of the Taylor of Old Bond Street saving creams, they all smell wonderful!
All my shaving brushes so far have been Silvertip Badger. Been reading about how the "new" fiber brushes are now excellent brushes and that they dry much faster, thus making them a great "travel brush". Since I am planning a two week trip to Europe in September, I decided to try one of the Muhle Silvertip Fiber brushes. Must say I am impressed! Soft to the skin, lathers up nicely and is quick to dry! One of my favorite brushes! Also love the Olivewood handle which makes this brush First Class! Highly recommend!
Im highly sensitive to fragrances of any type so I often opt for unscented products if I can find them. There is something highly enjoyable about a simple and pure natural product. This unscented La Savonniere du Moulin is as simple and pure as it gets. Ultimate simplicity for me is truly ultimate refinement. If you want a rich and creamy lather with no fuss that is extraordinary in performance and enjoyably then this is for you! Do yourself a favor and put a couple of these in your cart before they are gone. Hey you never know that's why you need squirrel these up!
This was was my first soap as I moved to the single blade ritual. Really liked it but tried another once it ran out. Didn't like it nearly as much, so returning to the C&S 88. Can't see as how a soap could be any better!
ABC is a top tier shaving cream that delivers and is well worth the price. ABC lathers easily and the cushioning is among the best. In my opinion, ABC is on par or slightly better than Martin DE Candre (MDC) and much much better than Expec. All of these are premium priced shaving products. The ABC shaving cream fragrance is not overpowering and has the smell of almond plus a hint of cherry. The fragrance of the ABC cream is stronger than the ABC shaving soap and is the major difference between the two. Also, the shaving cream comes in a container which is suitable for traveling. I think the ABC cream will last a long time (as will the ABC shaving soap) based on my experience using it. I use the ABC almond milk after shaving with the ABC shaving soap since the fragrances seem to be the same. I use the ABC apricot balm after shaving with the ABC cream and I am very happy with the results. Both the ABC shaving cream and shaving soap are in my rotation and are highly recommended.
I've used several of Taylor of Old Bond Street's shave creams and I have found them all great for both comfort and a smooth shave. But the Avocado Shave Cream stands out, for me, as the best of the entire product line. From it's light, fresh fragrance to its smooth and creamy texture to the extraordinarily close and smooth shave it gives, this is by far the best product of its type I have purchased from Bull Goose.
After shaving I finish up with Geo.F. Trumper Coral Skin Food and my face feels fresh and clean all day.
Long lasting spicy cedar aftershave. Good healing properties and moisturizing. SWMBO approves of this one!
I own all the Pitralon aftershaves, they are a steal now at Bullgoose pricing. The scents are all slightly different and pleasant, but the thing in common is the healing properties which to me are much more important than the scent
Much more complex than the scent of the After Shave and Balm, as it should be. Discreet but long lasting, a must for the Speick aficionado!
This was the third Razor Holder I have Had from you and it is, as the others Wonderful..!!
Every order I have had from you I have had Customs & Vat charges on and have had to go down the Depot to give Payment.........!!
Now I want another one to make it four. Are we going to still have this Problem or am i Just Unlucky ????????????
First badger brush I've owned and I love it!
Great lightweight razor for a new wet shaver. Small and manueverable for touch up work. I can see why this is a classic "1904" tool. I have 3 sons, and this will be the whisker whacker I will start them with. And it gives a nice close razor burn free shave - just be careful because of its light heft not to push too hard.
If you enjoy a medium sized knot with great density and silky soft tips, you will love this brush. This is one of the best 3-band knots out there at any price point. The handle is substantial and nicely balanced. Performance is top notch.
I bought this product a couple of years ago from another source and if you can get a product that is pure and free of know harmful chemicals and still give you great performance why wouldn't you use it? Thats what Esbjerg Shave Cream is all about. I have the grapefruit and love it and just ordered the orange vetiver because I have no idea what Amber Cardamon smells like! All kidding aside this is a great product and I like supporting BullGoose whenever I can
Excellent razor. Well machined. Very smooth shaver.
I used the brush for over a week on soft soaps and hard soaps and it lathers up really well. Nice and soft on the face and good backbone.No hair has fallen out like so many others. The smell took a good week to go away. Compared it to a more expense brush and it is just as good it not better. I have a lot of brushes and this has come to be one of my favorite . Knot Diameter: 24mm is the size I like lot of enjoyable lather and a enjoyable shave.
HARD TO NAIL DOWN THIS ONE OF A KIND SCENT AWESOME ,TAKES ME BACK TO THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS YEARS AGO PUT THIS ONE IN A CLASS BY ITSELF USE ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS
This soap as with all the La Savonniere du Moulin soaps lathers very easily produces a rich and creamy lather. The scent is subtle once lathered aromas of old time classy barber shop, soft ,clean, crisp, Irish greens sort of scent. Think of Irisch Moos, Penhaligons English Fern, but not a loud in your face aroma. La Savonniere du Moulin presents the aroma in a very pleasant way, softer, much more refined and sophisticated. Packaging with these soaps are not ideal but if it keeps the cost down I am very happy to just pop it in to my fav container no prob. A fantastic soap a wonderful experience entirely original to itself a must have in every rotation and my new go to!
I love all of the Antica Barbieria Colla products! I also have the After Shave Milk in Red Sandalwood.
Works best for me.YMMV.
Aggressive but smooth, closest shave I've had in 3 years of DE shaving. Nice fit and finish, no blade alignment issues. Better with a few days growth than an everyday shaver in my own opinion.
I have used Pitralon for the past 45 years. 10 years in Europe and the rest in the US. It used to be difficult to order from Europe and it is great that I can order in in the US at a pretty good price. Keep up the good work!
I have a Parker silver tip, a Simpson Wee Scott in best badger, and a L'Occitane boar brush. I was looking for a really good go to brush for my soaps with better backbone than my Silver tip and I wanted something other than boar. Well gentlemen this is the ticket. Not only is it a different brush for the collection, but man does it perform. Descriptions are accurate IMHO. Softer than I expected, with "just a bit of scritch" and amazing backbone that does not wither away with soaking like my boar brush. Once I decided to give horse hair a try, this is THE brush I wanted. I wanted this handle but I did not want a bleached and "badgered" treatment of the hair. If I was going with horse, by God I wanted it to look it. Bullgoose was the only place I could find it. As far as smell, no worse than new badger. Reminded my of a wet, but clean, dog. A few lathers in a stronger scented soap, like Tabac or TOB sandlewood cream and smell was gone. Care of the brush should be studied but this is really no more difficulty to care for than Silvertip. If you want a brush you can neglect, just go with a boar brush. For me, badger, and now horse, creates a better lather, holds more water and heat and feels better on the face. I live in North Carolina and I was amazed at how quick shipping as from Bullgoose. Great experience! I will be shopping with them again.
A great purchase! It's a perfect fit for all my excess razors! Hold all sizes including my Merkur Progress and Merkur Futur. The Stainless Steel is high quality and does justice in displaying my razors. I will probably purchase another as my razor collection grows!
Mildly soothing, descent skin care formula that doesn't feel to dry with slight hints of citrus and coffee. Thanks BullGoose!
I'm a fan of the art of shaving products. I've been using them for a few years now. The lemon pre-shave oil has a nice scent. It's not too strong. It also always helps my shave feel smoother. I plan to continue using this product for a long time.
The softness of these tips are softer than any silver tip I own (I have a few). The lather created from this brush builds very quickly and is impressively voluminous. This is an impressive brush in many facets. My only regret is not splurging for the larger knot. Still.. the 23 mm knot is more than adequate and the brush itself is adequately balanced. A great buy.
This is perhaps the smoothest shaving slant that I have ever used. Mild feeling yet efficient, it never fails to impress. I especially like the fact that the head covers the blade tabs to prevent an accidental ear slice (do not ask).
Have used handles made in India, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, U.S., France, etc. The Jurgen Hempel handle is almost flawless. Great machine work, comfortable and interesting design, light but heavy enough. teamed it with a Muhle R41 head. my new go to DE razor, handle combo. Well played Jurgen and Phil, Well played.
I have enough soap to shave all of India including a few hairy women. I bought this soap in my never ending quest for the ultimate shaving soap. I think Esbjerb Verbina might be the answer to my quest. Initially I was a bit put off by the smell. On opening the jar the smell of citus was a bit overwellming. The smell reminded me of the white pucks of deoderant placed in the urinals of public men's rooms. However, the strongness of the smell quickly dissapated and a pleasent yet strong smell of citrus remained. The lather from this soap worked up amazingly fast with little or no effort on my part. The shave coupled with my One Blade razor was the best shave I have ever had. My face was left smooth slick and hairless. Furthermore, I did not need to shave again for two days. I think I might have finally found my ultimate shaving soap.
After reading some of the good reviews on The Shave Nook, I had to try it. What caught my attention was it's ingredients such as Witch Hazel, Alum and Lavender Oil. The scent is truly wonderful and very gentlemanly. I love this after shave and highly recommend it! Thanks BullGoose for offering such an outstanding product such as Speick and for your speedy delivery!
Myrsol Blue is my holy grail. Smells like what being a man is supposed to smell like, and it gives me the best face feel of any aftershave I have ever used. In fairness I will say that F Extra has the same moisturising and healing feeling but Blue nudges F out for me on the fragrance. F Extra is great too and smells to me like fresh cantaloupe powder but the Blue is just heaven, though impossible for me to describe. Both of these dissipate after about 10 minutes so as not to interfere with my toilette water of choice. I will always keep a bottle of F Extra next to my stock of 8 bottles of Blue. Both seem to have just the slightest hint of menthol/cooling and don't seem to be heavy on the alcohol. Myrsol is just a great product all around.
Duane Clark, TN
I love TOBS creams and the grapefruit cream in particular. It doesn't have some artificial smell, rather, it's like you're standing in a grove of tree-ripened Texas red grapefruit!. And this stuff produces mounds of silky lather. I wouldn't want to be without it.
I purchased an ATT S1 a few weeks ago.While being an extremely smooth razor I felt that it was not living up to its potential with the blades I tried in it.
My solution was to buy some Kai blades.These blades took the S1 to a whole new level.They have earned a permanent place in my den.
I was amazed at how smooth and efficient this razor is. I usually shave with an Above The Tie Atlas R2 open comb. The Above The Tie razors are built with excellent quality.The Kronos handle is a little longer than the Atlas handle, but is easy to hold and has a good grip. The S1 head is smooth. The R2 is more audible than the S1, but it is real easy to find the proper angle with the S1 head. This slant bar razor is high quality and very forgiving. Highly recommended!
I am very pleased with the Musgo Real..cream. Lathers easily,great performance , will keep this in my rotation
I tend to find my skin a little red after too many shaves, so this razor does the trick. When combined with blades that are forgiving, it makes two passes enough to look presentable. I like the weight; not too heavy, not too light.
THIS STUFF IS THE BOMB !!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT SMELL I WEAR IT 24-7 BUT BE CAREFUL WOMEN GO CRAZY OVER IT!
Pitralon PURE is a pure delight and highly recommended. Of the entire line PURE stands out as sweet and fruity (sweet citrus and a hint of tropical) and floral (some lavender and geranium) but in a very "old school" since of the word. Sandalwood and Cedar and musk add a warm masculine base that lingers nicely. As with all Pitralon products skincare is outstanding!
Purchased the pitralon classic a few weeks ago, I love the scent very manly an refreshing. I believe it's a must for any shave den just that great.
I saw these blades on the Nick Shaves website - and decided to try.
They are wonderfully sharp and smooth. I would be hard placed not to rate them as good as Feather and better than any other blade I have tried.
This offer allows the ability to get the FHS-10 blade for less than $.55 each. Best value around, allowing the OneBlade users a great deal.
Pre de Provence #63 Shaving Soap is well deserving of a full five stars. It's performance is grand and it's scent euphoric. It loads easily and lathers gracefully maintaining a nice slick cushion throughout my shave. After a cold water splash my skin feels wonderful. Thanks BullGoose.
WOW! This is what I call service. Ordered on a Sat. had at my door by Tues. afternoon. Fast ad easy service. Great place to get your wet shave supplies. HIGHLY RECOMMEND..
for me the best match with a Mongoose se razor, Bull Goose service top notch, the others can't sell what they don't have in inventory
Initially I found the smell of this soap a bit feminine. My wife thought it smelled as she imagined a French whorehouse smelled. The soap lathered fairly well and shaved smoothly. I was about to offer it on BST when I tried something which made all the difference for me. I use a scuttle for shaving. I fill my scuttle with hot watter and soak the entire scuttle in a sink filled with hot water whileI shower. I put the terracotta bowl with the soap in the upper chamber of the scuttle to heat up the soap while I was shaving. The change was remarkable. The smell of the soap was toned down. The shave was smooth and the aftershave resulted in a smooth face feel.
What a great razor this is
As the product description says, the bowl does fit perfectly in my hand. I find it a far more comfortable way to work up a good lather than using a shaving mug with the apothecary grip or a coffee cup. It really takes no grip at all to hold steady. And, as a bonus, I discovered it floats. After it bobs around in the sink during my first lather and shave, the cream is nice and warm for the second lathering.
These blades are much thinner and flexible than another brand I am using. Both are capable of giving a close shave for the same number of shaves. This particular blade, perhaps because of its bending characteristic, works better when using a shaving cream rather than a soap. The soap can be used, but use of a pre shave oil is recommended.
A+++ What a great shaver this razor is
One of the best aftershaves out there. It has an instant cooling effect with a menthol blast. The tobacco floral/mint scent is masculine and smells great. The label says it is a cologne, but works wonders as an aftershave. The face feel is smooth and moisturizing. Definitely worth the price!
I have used/purchased/sold a dozen different brushes all over the $100 mark....this vie long premium badger is one of the best i have used. i think it's a keeper. it works great on soap and creams and has a nice face feel and soft tips. i look forward to my daily usage of this one.
You'll hear it over and over... " this blade is awesome " or " awful blade for me "
So here we go again...
The IP's are great in my ATT H2 and H1... For me, can't speak for you, but I really like these and what's weird is I like them more than the med-preps. Everybody is different but these work great for me. Be advised I've heard that the new red packages (packaged in Mexico) are different than these, that are made and packed in Israel.
That's why I bought these from Bullgoose.
This is an amazing splash style bottle of smell good. you will have to beat the ladies off with a stick. Sissy's need not apply. This has all of the ingredients for a night out on the town where you are the man charge and the guy in the bar that is the best dancer and that everyone is talking about and wanting to be just like him. You will be the most interesting man in the world if you splash this on. You will be as those Urban Cats say LIKE A BOSS!!!
(Drops mic and walks away)
Simply the best on the market.
After shaving with a safety razor for many years and complaining to myself about the cost of replacement blades, I Googled doubled edge razors for the "best" products available. After researching many products and placing calls to several vendors I placed a call to Bull Goose Shaving Supplies and talked with the owner Phil. What a change from the other vendors I spoke with, he was helpful and gave me several recommendations along with follow up emails. I've been using the products for just over a week now and while there has been a learning curve, boy do I get a better shave and my face and neck no longer get those nasty burns. I bought the Edwin Jagger DE horn razor, Esbjerg Aftershave Cream(Sensitive), La Savonniere du Moulin Donkey Milk Shaving Soap and the Astra Superior Platinum DE Blades. I will be contacting Bull Goose for future products.
Best price found anywhere. Standard delivery was fast and packaging was secure. This is now my go-to source.
This is my third Titanium Handle from Jurgen. These are IMHO the best handles on the market. I appreciate the fact these are machined and not cast which lends itself to more of a artisan product. The weight is great - It allows the head to be the heavy point so gravity can do its thing. Kudos to BullGoose for caring these great handles.
the perfect substitute for the scented version when you want a fresh start, only bettered by Bull Goose top notch service
This blade goes well in mild razors. All Russian blades are worth experiencing. A shaver is sure to find one or more that are comrades with razor,soap and face.
I bought this for my wife to shave her legs with, since she has sensitive skin. I had to "borrow" it to review it. Smells like lemon cream, lathers like thick meringue. My razor with a week old Personna Med glides smoothly, with no irritation. Love the smell, love the lather, love the shave!
Great service and great product looked all over and found these to be the best value for money. Have recommended to a few friends as well.
#63 is everything standard PdP is with a lovely scent. It has been described as a Sandalwood, Tobacco and Spanish leather by users. I could see it easily pairing with any one of these scents in aftershave or cologne. PdP is a top performing soap with an incredible price point in a hard milled and long lasting soap.
I had a Muhle razor that was my favorite. Unfortunately the handle literally fell apart! I didn't want to take a chance with another and so I began to look around. Fortunately I found The Above the Tie Safety Razor. At first I didn't want to pay so much but everyone seemed to like it and it was American made, so I bought it! Wow! I am glad I did. The moment I held it in my hand I knew it was the RAZOR! My first shave was excellent! I know it costs a lot but it is worth it! It's better than Merkur's and Muhle's razors. You won't regret buying one!!!!!!!!
This is by far one of the best aftershaves I've used and as always bullgoose comes through with great shipping and prefect packaging
I am very thankful that Phil continues to introduce his customers to a range of superb products, such as the Esbjerg line. I have their Amber Cardamon aftershave cream and shaving cream, and I am very impressed with the quality. It reminds me of the elegance of the Picadilly products that Phil introduced some time ago. This is very fine stuff....
I am still breaking in this brush. I have gotten good shaves with it. It holds water very well. It is a nice addition to my brush collection.
These are wonderful shave soaps and I love the scents. It is so easy to lather and always easy on the skin.
If you like the smell of Mitchell's Wool Fat but are less than impressed with it's performance then give this a go.
The scent is very clean and just plain soapy. Lathers easily and rinses cleanly. It's plenty slick too.
The post shave feel is just a little on the dry side which I happen to really appreciate. Should be great for the summer months and for those who have oily skin.
No real lingering scent so it won't clash with colognes.
This stick is really hard too. I think it will last a while.
The holder is pretty basic with only a bottom and the main body which is the lid.
The top comes with a few holes in it so it should travel well and be able to stay dry without much work between uses.
Great light scent, subtly sweet and refreshing. I find it has a great balance between the alcohol content and menthol. You will find a nice burn followed by a crisp hit of menthol. Very recommended.
I now have three Saponificio Varesino soaps in my collection. They all are top notch performers, and the Colonia is no exception. They produce an exquisite lather which can't be beat by anything on the market. Their scents are all amazing, well balanced, complex, and the Colonia is very similar to Acqua Di Parma Essenza. While the scent is strong during the lathering process and shave, it doesn't stay, and won't interfere with any EDT you may wear through your day. Great stuff, can't recommend highly enough
I've used boars, badgers, and other synthetics. The EJ XL Synthetic blew them all away. It's large, wonderfully soft, has the perfect amount of backbone, and lathers effortlessly. And, like all synthetics, it dries within an hour, ready to go again. My previous synthetics were competent latherers, but just felt "workmanlike". The EJ XL is anything but: the handle is weighty and the face-feel is nothing short of luxurious. It doesn't need soaking (like boars and badgers) and has no scritch whatsoever. (If you like scritch, this isn't the brush for you.) But it still has the backbone that my really soft natural fiber brushes lack. I use hard soaps (usually triple-milled) exclusively and this just whips up copious lather in a flash. Even though this is fairly spendy for a synth, for me and my face, this is the perfect brush. Since getting mine, I've used nothing else; I could be happy with just this one, for life. Full disclosure: mine shed about 20 fibers in the first two days, but not a single one since.
Used it a few times and very happy with it.
Easy to lather & I like the smell very much.
It will be one of my favorites.
I also think the design of the tin is exceptional.
I got hooked on Pitalon fragrances and aftershave skincare properties a couple years ago. I began with 160 in the brown bottle then PURE, now all of them! The CLASSIC fragrance is excellent, having what I would describe as top notes of bergamot and other citrus components and lavender. As the CLASSIC fragrance matures on the skin a mellow but evident cedar wood, patchouli, oak moss (warm base notes) linger which I really like. Skincare properties are similar to all of the Pitralon aftershaves which is top notch in my book.
Bought here online for my OneBlade, price best anywhere. Shipped fast, no surprises. Thanks, BullGoose!
Started with Gillette Blue Blades in 1953...my father's gear. By today's standards these blades would be relegated to sawmill usage. Schick tried to compete but never managed to be more than a manageable nuisance. So it's been pretty much Gillette with occasional experimentation with Bic, Wilkerson and others whose names escape me. Like many blade users I'm always 'questing' in search of the latest and greatest smooth shave available from technology. A friend introduced me to Personna Med Prep several years ago and these blade are my 'goto' selection. Sharp, smooth shaving. long lasting and priced right, what more would a blade user want? Being a sucker for bright new packaging and susceptable to 'New & Improved', I will throw a few bucks at shelf lures but I'm never without my Med Preps. Did I forget to mention the elation felt from the Gillette jailbreak. Really? One, Two, Three bucks for cartridges made in third world countries by workers being paid cents on the dollar.
Get a handful of Preps and do your own "Pepsi challenge".
Dr. Selby in puck or cream form is simply "old-school" wonderful - lather, slickness, price-performance, and masculine soapy fragrance is simply awesome! I rank this soap as one of the best daily soaps/creams available for the money. Try it, and I seriously doubt you will be disappointed!
Dr. Selby in puck or cream form is simply "old-school" wonderful - lather, slickness, price-performance, and masculine soapy fragrance is simply awesome! I rank this soap as one of the best daily soaps/creams available for the money. Try it, and I seriously doubt you will be disappointed!
Hands down best shave soap I've used in the year I've been wet shaving. That is all.
The Antica Barbieria Colla soap is an excellent soap that leathers easily with a sweet almond scent and a slickness that cushions the face for a very pleasant shave. The aftershave milk continues this process by cooling, relaxing, and soothing the shaved area and adding more of the wonderful almond scent.
Kudos to Bullgoose Shaving, as usual my shopping experience with these guys was very pleasant. Great efficiency and customer service.
Have used this for years and find it a great year round aftershave. Nice alcohol bite. Slight woodsy opening that fades to a nice clean soapy scent that does not overpower