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by adhoc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 26
Views: 6723

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

I don't know if anyone here is as interested in old bottles from the British perfume/shaving firms as I am but here are some more pictures of two old and very rare bottles from Penhaligon's that I recently bought, one beautiful crystal bottle called "Royal Violet" and a classic apothecary styled bot...
by adhoc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

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Razor: Gillette Aristocrat
Blade: Astra
Brush: Vintage Floris Super Badger
Soap: Floris 89 (vintage tallow formula)
Post: DR Harris Pink AS, vintage Floris 89 EDT & Floris 89 talc
by adhoc
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

My first purchase of the decade: an extremely rare 200ml bottle of vintage Penhaligon's Florimelle Hair Dressing, probably dating from the 80s.

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(Not my picture, the bottle hasn't arrived yet.)
by adhoc
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl

You're right, the bowl on the left would be the preferably one for me and I also believe that Floris's soaps still comes in in bowls with that shape. In worst case scenario, I would purchase a brand new Floris 89 soap in a bowl and just swap out the new soap and put in the the old tallow cake instea...
by adhoc
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 506

WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl

I'm waiting for an unboxed puck of Floris shave soap and I would like a to have a wooden bowl to store the soap in and by wooden bowl I mean a genuine Floris wooden bowl and not some generic one. If someone have a spare lying around, collecting dust — please let me know and I'll happily buy it from ...
by adhoc
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New cologne from Trumper (Havana)
Replies: 1
Views: 612

New cologne from Trumper (Havana)

Trumper are introducing yet another cologne called Havana. Here are the notes and a description from Trumper's website: "This intoxicating fragrance has been formulated to evoke the swaying and rustling of Cuba’s one hundred different species of palm trees. With layers of pink pepper, grapefruit, wh...
by adhoc
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Astor Cologne
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Trumper's Astor Cologne

Olle, I have a bottle of Marlboro myself and it is splendid. Chris I don't own a full bottle of this stuff yet; for the moment all I have is a small vial that came, alongside a shaving relating –order, as a sample. The order arrived to Sweden pretty quickly and I've had the small vial for just a fe...
by adhoc
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

I am going to cheat a little now... this picture is not exactly from today but actually instead from a couple of days ago – I hope that you all can forgive me! Razor: Gillette Old Type Blades: Wilkinson's Brush: Floris F1 Super Badger Shaving cream: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet Shaving Cream AS: Har...
by adhoc
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

I am going to cheat a little now... this picture is not exactly from today but actually instead from a couple of days ago – I hope that you all can forgive me! Razor: Gillette Old Type Blades: Wilkinson's Brush: Floris F1 Super Badger Shaving cream: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet Shaving Cream AS: Harr...
by adhoc
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

Hammam bouquet shaving cream, scent wise probably my favourite shaving cream already. And a vintage bowl of Taylors Lavander shaving soap (thanks Chris)! https://i.ibb.co/bNGtBKB/41622691-472450069921024-1259695650010824704-n.jpg I Havent got around to and use the Taloyr's soap yet but the Hammam s...
by adhoc
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

Hammam bouquet shaving cream, scent wise probably my favourite shaving cream already. And a vintage bowl of Taylors Lavander shaving soap (thanks Chris)!

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by adhoc
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet bundle of shaving soap, cream, and balm. I didn't really need any more cream or soap, but this lot includes the tallow soap and was a pretty good deal. I don't know if I'll keep any of the items or just pass them on. You bastard, I was just about to put in an order mys...
by adhoc
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet bundle of shaving soap, cream, and balm. I didn't really need any more cream or soap, but this lot includes the tallow soap and was a pretty good deal. I don't know if I'll keep any of the items or just pass them on. https://i.imgur.com/kNFnqK5.jpg You bastard, I was j...
by adhoc
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 181
Views: 51097

Re: Acquisitions thread

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A 200ml backup bottle of English Fern. The date on the back of the box states it's from 1999.
by adhoc
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 21 - October 27, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: SOTD: October 21 - October 27, 2019

Sorry for the poor quality of the picture...

Vintage Trumper Rose Shaving Soap with tallow is the best soap I've yet to try.

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by adhoc
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)

I found this relative new article (2016) about Trumper and the late royal hairdresser Mr Crisp and I don't think I have seen it been posted on here. It's about an auction of some old shaving related memorabilia used by the royal hairdresser, who described in the article, visited Buckingham Palace ev...
by adhoc
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Astor Cologne
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Trumper's Astor Cologne

Haven't had the opportunity yet to test all the colognes from Trumper's "classic collection", only Marlborough and Wellington, which both I love. Astor I haven't tried. I have a bottle of Wellington and I'm gonna buy a bottle of Marlborough but there are too many vintage colognes that are on top of ...
by adhoc
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT: Vintage Trumper Tallow Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Replies: 1
Views: 744

WTT: Vintage Trumper Tallow Sandalwood Shaving Soap

Trumper's old shaving soaps with tallow are the best soaps I've tried (better than Yardley even IMO). I have scents Rose, Almond, Sandalwood and I'm eagerly awaiting for a puck of violet, also tallow, to arrive! I love them all but the Sandalwood scent just don't cut it for me -- it's still a very n...
by adhoc
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 6137

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

I have tried using bar soaps, latest soap has been Colonia Russa from SMN, however I don't know if it's because I'm not used to use bar soaps when I shower but they just don't work for me - my skin feels a lot drier than when I'm using shower creams. Bar soaps do come in much nicer scents though, it...