Newbie here, so don't flog me please. I'm new to the game and i started out with the AOS starter kit which includes a brush, pre-shave oil (love the smell), shave cream, and after shave balm. I recently purchased the Merkur 38c and the Edwin Jagger de89 (?). I had my first shave yesterday and it was extremely close and smooth in comparison to the cartridge shaves. I did a three pass shave down, across, and against. Needless to say it was quite enjoyable. I received several compliments throughout the day from my gf and mother on how smooth and soft my face was. I found that the after shave balm was exceptional in comparison to what my face felt like from the cartridges and believed that THAT was what made my face feel like silk. My question is,
Is AOS a quality store with quality product or is it more of a generic? Is this quality stuff? It seems like it is but my experience is ZERO. Are there better balms out there? I cant get over how smooth and silky my face is after using the AOS balm.
Feed back would be great. So what do you think.
P.S. If it wasnt for AOS i would have never made the plunge and went to DE.