- 1962 Gillette Slim Adjustable
- Simpson Berkeley 47 Best Badger
- B&M Roam
- B&M Roam Aftershave
- Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Stainless
I started collecting wet shaving supplies in late spring of 2014, so I missed the first release of this scent. Needless to say, when I saw it was being released again, I jumped on it. This scent is extremely complex & interesting. My first reaction was that this scent is the love-child of Stirling’s “Texas on Fire” and Barrister & Mann’s “Diamond”. It is definitely as advertised; a smokey earthiness rounded out with a sweet herbal notes.
The soap lathered beautifully and took plenty of water. Since I had been postponing my shaves in anticipation of this soap arriving, I had a little more than 4 days of growth to take off, so I set the razor at “7”. I had never used an adjustable at that high of a setting before, so I was sure to take my time. The only issue was some slight tugging on the first pass on my mustache area. Other than that, this was a very smooth shave. After three passes, I only needed to touch-up one area on my neck, and I was BBS. I only had one little nick on my neck, which was a pleasant surprise considering the “7” setting.
After washing off with hot water, and a cold towel, I splashed on a healthy dose of the aftershave. There was a slight sting to let me know I there was alcohol, but it calmed down quickly. One interesting thing about these scents is the differences in the soap & aftershave. The soap is heavy on the earthy notes & smoke. While these are all present in the aftershave, after a little bit of time they give way to some sweeter herbal tones like the thyme and grass.
Overall this was a 9.0/10. I am very glad I picked this up when I had the chance. Barrister and Mann have a knack for making complex scents that you wouldn’t expect to work.