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by adhoc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 31
Views: 9153

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: 31
Views: 9153

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: 18
Views: 172

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: 13
Views: 1960

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: 15336

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: 209
Views: 60182

Re: Acquisitions thread

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by adhoc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 209
Views: 60182

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: 361

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: 209
Views: 60182

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: 69
Views: 11007

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 ...
by adhoc
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTS: Floris 89 Shave Soap NEW Formula
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: WTS: Floris 89 Shave Soap NEW Formula

How was this new formula, any good at all?
by adhoc
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 209
Views: 60182

Re: Acquisitions thread

That's a nice brush!
by adhoc
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

TI Super Gnome 5/8 #1, homemade soap, Simpson E3, Creed Cuir de Russie: SOTD150820.jpg Nice! That bottle of Cuir de Russie makes me a bit envious. ;) The prices for it on Ebay has really gotten crazy. Last I heard you had to turn up in person in Paris to buy it. I think it's discontinued all togeth...
by adhoc
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 15336

Re: Royal Yacht

Looks like there is a powered axle on the ceiling and belt drive accessories can be used by the barber, in that case a belt-driven hairbrush. I've never seen such a thing, and can't really see the benefit of it. Thank you for the link! That seems like a plausible explanation. Here in this very old ...
by adhoc
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

drmoss_ca wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:59 am TI Super Gnome 5/8 #1, homemade soap, Simpson E3, Creed Cuir de Russie:


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Nice! That bottle of Cuir de Russie makes me a bit envious. ;) The prices for it on Ebay has really gotten crazy.
by adhoc
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 15336

Re: Royal Yacht

Updating this old thread... It was too expensive to purchase access to that video clip from Gettyimages but I discovered something yesterday - if you enter this: https://cdn.dam.gettyimages.com/S60V9855/as/qb0mil-b0tk3c-1vklz3/FS021013374_0.mp4 (found in the video description) into your web browser,...
by adhoc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Latest Taylor's shaving cream scents Lime Zest and Tobacco
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Latest Taylor's shaving cream scents Lime Zest and Tobacco

Lime Zest seems nice. Finally a new (hopefully) traditional scented cream. EDIT: After reading the description on Taylor's website I don't think the cream will be traditional scented, seems to have more stuff going on than just lime. "An uplifting fragrance of fresh Lime and Orange complimented by m...
by adhoc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello and I am glad to be here...
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Hello and I am glad to be here...

Welcome on board!
by adhoc
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 209
Views: 60182

Re: Acquisitions thread

Vintage Trumper Milk of Flowers Aftershave

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by adhoc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Empty Penhaligon bowl
Replies: 0
Views: 431

WTB Empty Penhaligon bowl

As the title states -- I'm looking to purchase an empty wooden shaving soap bowl from Penhaligon's-