This is for a fellow wetshaver, she was having issues lathering Mama Bears soaps. Hope this helps =)
Soap – Catie’s Bubbles – Boucles Fruite
Razor – Wet Shave Club Razor
Blade – Polsilver
Brush – Ever Ready Restored Badger
Scuttle – Georgetown Pottery – GTP12 (second)
Scent Profile. Awesome. As is performance and post shave feel. You already know how I feel about this soap =)
Razor – Not a bad little razor similar to the RazorRock Mission and the Maggards MR18. It’s longer, a bit hefty, not too aggressive, just watch the blade gap…
Scuttle – Fantastic. Seems like the bowl is a little shallower than my previous GTP scuttle. But man it kept the lather warmer, longer.
All in all a very nice shave.
Soap – Godrej Shaving Round
Aftershave – Phoenix – Ahab’s Bitter
Razor – Gillette Aristocrat
Blade – Gillette Silver Blue
Brush – Simpson’s Duke
Scent. As I state in the video the Godrej shaving round is a very low cost soap, it performs very well especially when you consider the price point ~.20 cents or so. The scent is clean, and reminds me of cleaners used to clean the house, not saying that is bad, it is what I just detect. I actually like the smell. While I say tat, I do not love it either. I find it comparable to Arko in performance. Also, as in the love hate relationship people may find with it. But for like twenty cents a puck or so, who can complain?
Ahab’s Bitter –
The top note is total coffee.
The Mid and Base notes show vanilla, hay and a tiny bit of floral aspect. The vanilla probably comes from the coumarin, as does some of the the hay qualities. As I said before I smell a tiny bit of floral to it as well, not certain what though, maybe it’s the the black tea…
So far I am pretty impressed with the smell, but I love love love coffee.
From Phoenix’s Site:
The top note is indeed coffee and rather potent in that first splash! However, as you wear Ahab’s Bitter the scent becomes more developed, rounded and sophisticated. This is due to the Hay Absolute, Black Tea Extract and Coumarin used to “Ground” it! Then there is the edition of Labdanum Hydrosol in place of distilled water…
Cistus Hydrosol, also known as Rock Rose Hydrosol or Labdanum Hydrosol, possesses a rather distinctive herbaceous aroma and it’s applications in skin care and medicinal use are highly significant. Labdanum Hydrosol is highly astringent and helps to prevent and stop bleeding. Labdanum Hydrosol is also great for the cleansing and healing of of wounds. It also helps to heal scar tissue…the list goes on, but I’ll stop there for the sake of space
You can easily install additional Presets into Photoshop. Presets include Brushes, Gradients, Patterns, Actions, Styles, Curves etc…
Presets are Located Here:
Mac OS X:
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop/Presets/
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop \Presets\
Please note the following:
Photoshop brushes have a .abr extension. Put these files into the Brushes folder.
Photoshop gradients have a .grd extension. Put these files into the Gradients folder.
Photoshop brushes have a .asl extension. Put these files into the Styles folder.
Photoshop brushes have a .pat extension. Put these files into the Patterns folder.
Photoshop brushes have a .atn extension. Put these files into the Actions folder.
Photoshop curves have a .acv extension. Put these files into the Curves folder.
Lastly, remember that if you install or create new presets it’s always good to back these folders up. I have mine backed up automatically with Jungle Disk.