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St.James of London “Black Pepper & Lime”

I was introduced to SJOL a while back e.g. 3-4 years ago. St.James of London is made by Creightons the same as Trufitt & Hill, Geo F. Trumpers, and the last of the three “T’s”. I was instantly blown away that such an affordable product was so darn good ! Back then it was Cedarwood & Clary Sage; today I used an scent that would deceive.
Today I used a tube I stead of my larger jars of SJOL Black Pepper & Lime πŸ‹ it reminds me of a warmer place like the Caribbean, but also that spicy black pepper warms and invites those around you a bit closer, then they realize that initial Citrus also has a musk to it that is seductive and alluring. This unlikely scent is a winner for the winter ❄️! For the spring and the summer. This jewel of a scent will evoke a different response and memory each season.
What can I say about the rest ? It’s a Semogue 830 which is so well broken in could pass for pure Badger. If you do not have this brush; it is a staple for every traditional Shaver. The PAA Double Open Comb has done right by me. The DOC is affordable and attractive at that price point, just remember this is a buffing razor so buff away folks for that BBS shave. The Boulder from American Stonecraft I used as my lather bowl is worth this many of these $$$ and is a luxury; all these products work equally as well face lathered for free. That’s all I have to say, but if you contact Brittney McDermott or, Todd Fisher I am sure they would love to talk about St. James of London and match you up with the perfect cream and other products that fit your style perfectly.

Soap: St.James of London “Black Pepper & Lime”
Brush: Semogue 830
Razor: PAA Double Open Comb
Blade: Gillette 7 O’clock SharpEdge
After Shave: Royall Muske
Post Shave: St.James of London “Black Pepper & Lime” gel
Fragrance: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet πŸ’ β€” with Roberto Monanni and 6 others.

SOTD: May 8th, 2015 SJOL “Black Pepper & Lime”

Simply a great shave of the day ! If not mistaken this was the first SE razor I’ve used this far in 2015 my favorite Ever-Ready 1914. Simple and straight forward, but amazingly complex and huge scent from St. James of London “Black Pepper & Lime” , and what an amazing lather produced with the Simpsons CH2 synthetic, I really could not ask for a better way to end the week ! Reviews on all are soon to follow; all of these items are just to great not to talk about.  Shave on everyone & lets get the weekend started ! – Aaron 

 

  • Pre: Clarisonic Aria with sensitive brush and hydro gel.
  • Prep: Hot Shower with Cremo face wash
  • Cream: St. James of London “Black Pepper & Lime”
  • Brush: Simpsons Chubby2 Synthetic
  • Razor: Ever-Ready 1914
  • Blade: GEM SS (1)
  • Moustache wax: Pinaud Brown
  • Pomade: Hairbond “Distorter”
  • After Shave: Royall Lyme
  • Balm: St. James of London “Black Pepper & Lyme” gel
  • Fragrance: Le Couvent des Minimes “Eau des Minimes” EDC