SOTD: December 30th, 2014 “Malbolge”

It’s been quite a long time sine I’ve made a post, but I have in one day shaved every day for 365 days straight ! I figured I would share with everyone for the next few days my Shaves of the Day. This particular one goes out to Peter Charkalis who did a wonderful YouTube video called the “Tobacco soap Showdown” ! it inspired today’s shave. I hope you enjoy, and how you watch Peter’s video as I found it a great video.

Peter made a great video the “Tobacco soap showdown ! ” so I of course used a tobacco soap myself today in the old school Tobacco Tuesday vein I always (and many others) used to do. I used Petal Pushers Fancies “Malbolge” not to be confused with any PAA offering this is the original. I wanted to throw in a interesting point I noticed just today. “Malbolge” is not what I would consider a “tobacco” scent, and actually is a bit on the sweeter side. I love the soap but it is way more complex than just a tobacco soap though it is underlying in the mix and very green.

Jump forward to the post shave, and if you have the matching after shave. The after shave opens up much like the soap complex with a green tobacco aroma, and quickly becomes a darker and heavier scent more of a pipe tobacco scent, not the unsmoked tobacco but reminiscent of a pipe AFTER it has been smoked which to many of use is a great smell; nothing like a cigarette or, cigar. Pipes tend to be very aromatic and smell quite good.

I just wanted for no other reason than it was my SOTD which I really don’t post anymore and Peter made such a great video on Tobacco soaps I figured I’d share my thoughts as well. Cheers !


Pre: Clarisonic Aria with hydrogel and normal brush head
Prep: Hot Shower with a Clinique face bar
Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies “Malbolge”
Brush: Thater 4292/4 Edelhozer in Cocobolo wood 2-band badger
Razor: Thiers-Issard 6/8 Sheep & Wolf in true horn scales
Lather type: Scuttle
Moustache type: Handlebar tight turned multiple ring
Wax & Pomade: PPF black Dandy Candy & Uppercut deluxe
After shave: Petal Pusher Fancies: Malbolge

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