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by adhoc
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD FEBRUARY 15 - 21, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: SOTD FEBRUARY 15 - 21, 2021

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by adhoc
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L
Replies: 66
Views: 8838

Re: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L

Isis smells fairly similar to Amber Floreka, a bit lighter though (could be the age). The real winner for me was Fernil -- very similar to English Fern but closer to the shaving soap/talc/cream rather than the cologne -- sadly it's only about 50ml left in the bottle.
by adhoc
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Plumbing!

I wish you all the best and hope you feel better soon!
by adhoc
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L
Replies: 66
Views: 8838

Re: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L

Lovely! It was always the old Eucris Hair Lotion for me (although as a well-shaken aftershave application rather than as a hair oil). I find it a bit sad that no modern shavers have any idea how very well they may moisturise and scent their shaven faces with a properly shaken mixture of mere minera...
by adhoc
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L
Replies: 66
Views: 8838

Re: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L

I'm sorry for resurrecting this ancient thread but I recently stumbled across a bottle of the Lazy Scalp on Ebay, unfortunately, someone else bought it (I hope someone on here bought it instead) but I managed to score a bottle of vintage Isis and San Remo hair lotions. https://i.ibb.co/R0wsYt8/s-l16...
by adhoc
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1826

Re: COVID survivors

Sweden hasn't had Europes lowest nor highest deaths rate by covid but we do have a higher number of deaths compared to our neighbouring countries but the situation is probably more complex than that, Sweden had, for example, an unusual low death rate of influenza caused deaths in 2018 and 2019 and p...
by adhoc
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1826

Re: COVID survivors

I was doubtful about even writing a comment in this thread, anyway... I'm happy that Sweden has chosen a more reasonable approach to the pandemic, compared to other countries, in my opinion, quite tyrannical restrictions on peoples freedom. We have not had any lockdowns and most people don't wear an...
by adhoc
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
by adhoc
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trumper Curzon Street Virtual Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Trumper Curzon Street Virtual Tour

If anyone wants to see how it looks inside Trumper Curzon Street store, there is a new feature over at their website.
A virtual tour:
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=MPuHK ... 5,.79&ss=1
by adhoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 215
Views: 68665

Re: Acquisitions thread

My recent haul: https://i.ibb.co/8xJ2FNf/20201208-095728.jpg For some bizarre reason, I've recently gotten more and more interested in the collecting of rare empty fragrance/hairdressing bottles (mostly from the British firms, like Penhaligon and Trumper), like, for example, this quite rare old Trum...
by adhoc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My recent Trumper's Almond
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

Re: My recent Trumper's Almond

It is not just Trumper's. After having had problems with pots of cream from the British merchants, I decided to stick with tubes. I have never had a problem with tubes. They are more costly, but the tubes protect the product. Ken Yeah, I have had problems with Truefitts cream in pots as well. I'm g...
by adhoc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 34
Views: 11570

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

EL Alamein wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:09 pm Great post! And thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Chris
You're welcome!

Olle
by adhoc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 7965

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

I got really excited when I first heard about your new endeavour Gary. How well has the project progressed -- any news you are willing to share with us?
by adhoc
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD October 5 - October 11, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1103

Re: SOTD October 5 - October 11, 2020

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Razor: Vintage Gillette
Blade: Astra
Soap: Trumper's Almond Shaving Soap (tallow)
Brush: Simpson Commodore x3
Post Shave: Floris Bay Rum

Trumper's Almond Shaving soap has become my favourite in terms of scent out of all the other Trumper soaps.
by adhoc
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My recent Trumper's Almond
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

Re: My recent Trumper's Almond

I haven't had this issue again on any new pots from Trumper that I've bought -- that the text on the lid getting all smeared out that is. But I'm getting really sick and tired of another problem, which is when I'm opening a new pot of shaving cream -- this problem doesn't seem to be limited to Trump...
by adhoc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 34
Views: 11570

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

This is such a fascinating scent. I really like it. Wasn't it Gordon who said that this was worn by the recent Kings of England during their coronation? I guess that would have been Edward VII and George VI? Who knows? it's got a really pleasant scent though. Chris I highly recommend that you read ...
by adhoc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shaving Brush Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Shaving Brush Recommendation

Welcome to SMF! I've seen some earlier recommendations in various other threads here on SMF for Kent Bk4 and for it to be quite good as a beginner's brush and I agree, it has been working ace for me anyways!
by adhoc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 215
Views: 68665

Re: Acquisitions thread

https://i.imgur.com/QxX0Xec.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rFB6Cdx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ia8mtvq.jpg I bought yet another empty perfume/hair lotion bottle and yes, I know, it's getting quite silly. ;) The bottle apparently contained Truefitt's Athenian water (as to be seen on the text at the bottom of t...
by adhoc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2117

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

https://i.ibb.co/hcxbBMZ/20200929-024634.jpg Soap: Penhaligon's Lords Brush: Kent BK4 Razor: Vintage Gillette Post Shave: Trumper MOF AS and Penhaligon Lords Cologne EDIT: I really need to get my photography skills in check, my photos often come out way too blurry, too dark and they probably suffer...