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by adhoc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My recent Trumper's Almond
Replies: 6
Views: 3120

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: 10318

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: 6749

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: 490

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: 3120

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: 10318

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: 1412

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: 213
Views: 64237

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: 1049

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...
by adhoc
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Hello again

I'm quite a new member who, is feeling very lucky and very grateful to have found this excellent shaving forum -- in my humble opinion -- the best shaving board of them all. I have learned so much since joining this community, not too long ago -- espacially about older colognes, aftershaves, shaving...
by adhoc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 34
Views: 10318

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

I realize that this is a nearly two-year old thread, but I would have tried chilling just the top by resting a gel pad (fresh out of the freezer) on top of it. Thanks for the Advice but I decided to keep the bottle intact and not open it for preservation sake, I have some other bottles I use instead.
by adhoc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 34
Views: 10318

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 think so, yes. Don't know if th...
by adhoc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1255

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

https://i.imgur.com/BPxPXio.jpg Brush: Floris Razor: Gilette Old Type Blade: Astra Shaving soap: Vintage Atkinsons shaving soap Post: Vintage Hammam Bouquet Aftershave The Atkinsons shaving soap was great, it's in the same league as vintage Yardley and whatnot. Allthough, all scent has disappeared.
by adhoc
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: new mergress
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: new mergress

Hi. New to the forum. I just purchased the Parker Variant short handle and I really liked the the first shave on setting 1. The blade did seem to be more aggressive on one side than the other. I opened it up and as I tightened it down I applied pressure to one side. As of now it seem to make it bet...
by adhoc
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 16526

Re: Royal Yacht

That’s an excellent video. Thanks for posting. It seems as if the safety issues would make that establishment uninsurable these days. Open gas flames to heat curling tongs, powered belts right next to customer’s hair and the employee wearing a tie, heaven knows what toxic chemicals were in those af...
by adhoc
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 64237

Re: Acquisitions thread

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by adhoc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 64237

Re: Acquisitions thread

My purchase of that old shampoo bottle from Trumper may, perhaps, seem somewhat silly to some but the collector side of me urged me to buy it. I was initially planning on cleaning the bottle, refilling it with some modern Coco-Nut Oil shampoo from Trumper and then actually use it for it's intended p...
by adhoc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1106

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

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Razor: Gillette New Regent (?)
Brush: Simpson Commodore x3
Soap: Penhaligon's English Fern (tallow)
Post Shave: Trumper Milk of Flowers AS and vintage Penhaligon English Fern EDT

Trumper's old Milk of Flowers aftershave is really great stuff.
by adhoc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 64237

Re: Acquisitions thread

Christmas came early this year! https://i.imgur.com/5SkY2Ki.jpg A vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage EDT, an old shampoo bottle from Trumper, a vintage Floris Elite shaving soap and I finally got my hands on a cake of English Fern shaving soap in the tallow formulation. I'm also waiting for these t...
by adhoc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 70
Views: 12688

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

I highly recommend the German sci-fi show "Dark" on Netflix! The show begins with the disappearance of a child in the small German town Winden, the disappearance of the child is quickly revealed to be linked to a "time travel portal" under the town's nuclear powerplant. It's an absolutely brilliant ...