I've finally ditched cartridge shaving and got my first straight razor. I went all out though - High quality sandalwood shaving soap with a pure badger brush... bay rum aftershave (I've never used aftershave before)... I just wanted to share my experience so far.
I told my usual girls about it and the reactions ranged from "so?" to "that's so fucking hot" but most of them think it's pretty cool.
For myself, it gives a much needed adrenaline rush to the morning routine and is surprisingly addicting. I never thought that I could *enjoy* shaving, but I seriously can't wait between shaves. It's fun.
Aftershave confuses me though. I've never felt the urge to wear scents, colognes just bother me... But somehow I really like wearing it. Not sure if it's a good thing or not but I'll figure it out over time once I get feedback from a larger sample of women.