Soap: Brambleberry Vanilla (someone tell me who makes that please) with 3 drops of glycerin added.
Blade: Feather PRO on it's second use
A/S: Unscripted by Patrick Dempsey, goes very well with the brambleberry
I know I said I would use proraso but I decided to try the brambleberry vanilla soap in the box. I've come to realize how badly proraso seems to lather unless you use heaps of it. Just a few swirls on this puck and I got enough soap for 4 passes and it smells awesome, but it seems to burn my skin a bit without lubricating as well as proraso does.
The shave was very nice and this time I dared to go ATG, the result was BBS in most places but some remaining roughness here and there. No blood drawn except from a couple of bumps on my neck which were sticking out like mountains and were bound to get cut. I'm still not able to tell if it's the blade that is causing some irritation or the soap (which for this shave WAS burning my skin a bit). I promise I'll use Proraso next time to see if it's true or not! And again the razor cuts whiskers like a freaking dream. Unlike my DE razors, if you work on a spot that needs touchup, you WILL get all the hairs. The lightest touch suffices.