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by Bob
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Well, I purchased a tube, and the scent is not the scent that I loved. I did not buy directly from GFT, so I suppose it's possible that I got an older tube. Still, I think I'm writing off Trumper's Violet.
by Bob
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Gordon, that helps a great deal, actually. You had the right idea: I should dip my toe in the water by buying a tube, instead of a pot. Enough time has passed that I certainly won't be getting a tube of the 2007 stuff (the two pots I have are the result of a failed attempt to buy some pre-2007 stuff...
by Bob
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Happy New Year!
by Bob
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Thanks for the input, Tim. It's good to hear that you're enjoying the cream. It's too bad about the soaps, though. I was thinking of that as my backup if I got too much negative feedback on the cream. I think the scent issue may be a bigger problem for those who were used to the prior (pre-2007) vio...
by Bob
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Thanks, Clive. I didn't know that Gordon was sleeping!

I hope you and yours have a great new year.
by Bob
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

I apologize if this has been discussed recently, but a brief search of the forum didn't yield the results I'd hoped for. What I'd like to know is whether Trumper ever fixed the violet cream's scent after the change that occurred several years ago. I used this cream prior to the reformulation, and lo...
by Bob
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Caswell-Massey New York's New Location
Replies: 8
Views: 2693

This used to be the Limelight Disco. I spent many a drunken night there in the mid 80s. Sorry to see c&M lose their lease. The Charlotte store has closed and been replaced by an Art of Shaving store. Sad I think the Limelight was the first place I ever bought $5.00 beers. I hope the girls from the ...
by Bob
Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Taylor's No.74 Original
Replies: 65
Views: 12534

I wonder if this would work if Ajaccio Violets were substituted for the Eucris hair dressing?
by Bob
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Winter creams
Replies: 21
Views: 3145

I greatly enjoy Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet in the winter months. Although it does have that citrus note, the pine always does it for me. I hope that Penhaligon's is reading this thread, takes Gordon's rose advice to heart, and reissues the Hammam Bouquet shave cream. Assuming I can get a mortgage...
by Bob
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1195
Views: 140262

The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
by Bob
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite Actors From Hollywood's Golden Era
Replies: 44
Views: 5522

Gene Tierney
by Bob
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Where can you buy Coates shaving cream?
Replies: 48
Views: 6614

I used to buy from Knox Cigar (which has exited the shaving supply business, at least online, I think).

I would prefer a US vendor due to shipping costs.
by Bob
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best Sandalwood Shave Cream?
Replies: 25
Views: 6783

I rather like Green Pond (which is really DR Harris).
by Bob
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gramps
Replies: 55
Views: 8785

Please accept my sincere condolences, Krista-Mae. Your father was a regular poster when I started here, and his comments were always entertaining, enlightening, and educational. Larry was one cool gentleman.
by Bob
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: brushless creams?
Replies: 24
Views: 3492

You could give this a go, Rob, and see if you like it: http://www.caswellmassey.com/sandalwood-shave-cream-jar-2oz.aspx?DepartmentId=76 It's a strong sandalwood fragrance, and you might enjoy it. C-M says you can use a brush with it, but don't you dare. You'll ruin your brush if you do. Now I'm goin...
by Bob
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Caswell Massey
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Don't bother with the brushes, Sam. Life is too short. So is the life of the adhesive C-M used in my brush.
by Bob
Fri May 28, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 24 thru May 30 2010
Replies: 204
Views: 21529

Gillette '68 LBH Adjustable / Super Iridium blade Coates Lime Shave Cream Caswell-Massey No. 6 Aftershave and Cologne I mentioned to my wife, in a shave geeky way, that I'd had a particularly fine shave this morning. She gave me a sarcastic look and said "SOTD?" I guess she's been looking over my sh...
by Bob
Wed May 26, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 24 thru May 30 2010
Replies: 204
Views: 21529

Gillette '68 LBH Adjustable w/ Super Iridium blade
T&H Luxury Shave Soap
Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel as an aftershave

What a glorious day this was. The weather here was absolutely superb. I was carried away and forgot to use any cologne.
by Bob
Tue May 25, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 24 thru May 30 2010
Replies: 204
Views: 21529

Gillette '68 LBH Adjustable w/ Super Iridium blade
Omega boar brush
Coates Lime Shave Cream
Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel aftershave (as a cologne)
by Bob
Mon May 24, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 24 thru May 30 2010
Replies: 204
Views: 21529

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade Omega boar brush Coate's Lime Shave Cream Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet After Shave When I first started using Blenheim Bouquet, the pine note dominated all others. Nowadays, the citrus stands first and foremost. Perhaps it's the age of bottle, and ...