Ogallala Bay Rum and Vanilla Aftershave & Pre-Shave

I have been using Ogallala’s Bay Rum and Vanilla aftershave, pre-shave, and skin toner for over a week now. The second multi-purpose product I have used in as many weeks (see last week’s review). Like last week’s review I was really pleased with the results, but this week the results were also met with more than a few comments ranging from “fuck, you smell good” to “are you drinking a chai latte”and another simply saying “cloves”.

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Baxter of California Shave Tonic

Up until just a few weeks ago I didn’t really have much of a pre-shave ritual outside of a warm wet cloth after a shower to prep my face for the arrival of my blade. Then my buddy Mike was having some issues with skin irritation and we got to talking about shave prep so I broke out some Proraso pre-shave cream I had in my cabinet and used that with surprisingly happy results, then moved on to Oscar’s Oil which also provided a much better than usual outcome for my shave, and now over the past week of having used Baxter of California Shave Tonic I would have to say that my pre-shave routine from here on in will also include some form of pre-shave cream, oil, or tonic.

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Brickell Instant Relief Aftershave

A few days ago I received my first box from Chisel Shave Club, one of the items in the box was a – rather large – sample size bottle of Instant Relief Aftershave from Brickell. I have never come across any Brickell products, and after having used their after shave for nearly a week I wish I had found them sooner.

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LA Toja Aftershave & Hydrating Gel

The aftershave I have been using this week, La Toja Aftershave & Gel Hydrating Gel, is somewhat of departure from the Clubman Musk that I reviewed last week. One is an alcohol based splash while this is a cream. Although the Clubman didn’t dry out my skin it didn’t do much for moisturizing. The La Toja on the other hand did a nice job of moisturizing…

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Clubman Musk After Shave Cologne

It has taken me a while to write this review, I’m currently on about day fifteen of using my Clubman Musk After Shave Cologne and I have finally decided to put it aside and write down some thoughts. I have been putting it off because generally once I write a review for a product I move on to the next one…

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Proraso Nick Sealer

It isn’t very often that I look forward to nicking myself while shaving, but I had been staring at my Proraso nick sealer every morning since I picked it up over a month ago that I was starting to consider a self inflicted nick…

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Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal Aftershave Lotion

I’m not going to lie, but the first time I opened my bottle if Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal aftershave, all I could smell was nail polish remover. Luckily that was the one and only time that I had that reaction, perhaps it had something to do with cracking open a new bottle, but it did initially have me concerned about the product.

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