SOTD - October 26, 2017


Shaving Product Review - Wet Shaving Products "Gaelic Tweed"

Value (Cost, Packaging and Performance)

Lather (Density, Glide and Feel)

Post-shave (Healing, Moisture and Feel)

Scent (Quality, Strength and Longevity)

Each bar has three metrics, each representing 33% of the total (11% = below-avg, 22% = avg, 33% = above-avg, except cost)

A classic fougére, created for movie stars - citrusy, floral and woodsy. Wet Shaving Products Gaelic Tweed #soap and #aftershave will have you smelling like a million bucks.

I did an extensive review of Black Amber Vanille which you can check out for more details on the soap and aftershave performance, and an extensive review of Gaelic Tweed itself for the scent. Long and short of it is that it's a very nice performer for the money. Not top tier, but better than average, certainly.

A true classic. Gaelic Tweed has an invigorating freshness and pure masculinity. This is our interpretation of Creed's Green Irish Tweed.

A nice shave with some quality products from #wsp_shaving today. The scent is based on Creed Green Irish Tweed which has top notes of iris and lemon verbena, middle notes of violet leaves and base notes of ambergris and Mysore sandalwood. Oddly, unlike my previous shave with this combo I got better longevity today... Perhaps a bit of maceration (steeping) did the juice some good. I'm getting an easy 6+ hours of longevity now. Still somewhat medium in strength overall for both the soap and aftershave. It's a nice scent; somewhat citrusy on open with a finish of bright florals grounded with a bit of wood. More of a warmer weather option though.

If you're a fan of this classic scent, you can find it (or a reasonable facsimile) in Stirling Soap Co. Sharp Dressed Man, Soap Commander Ambition or Cold River Soap Works Prato Verde among others.

The #TimelessRazor saga continues with the #TRBR38 bronze razor. I'm still on the #Feather blade, this time on shave two. A bit smoother today, as they like to start off a bit hot... I tried varying angles from shallow to steep to try and encourage the razor to bite a little closer. It helped somewhat, but the jawline is still disappointing. For tomorrow's shave I'm going to try a shim made from a used blade. This #LowbornSupply brush in fall colors fit the color scheme perfectly and the 24mm BOSS knot had its way with the lather in the #GTP scuttle.

A nice shave with a popular scent! I've seen people asking about it lately, so I had it in the back of my mind I suppose. My trials with the razor will continue...