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by yourmando
Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: GFT Wild Fern
Replies: 25
Views: 4578

Gordon, regarding Penhaligon's vs Trumper's--I did try one on each arm at the same time as soon as I had them both. I used a full application of each. The difference in potency and dry down is quite noticeable to me this way. I could be fooling myself, but I am pretty sure I could tell them apart ea...
by yourmando
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: GFT Wild Fern
Replies: 25
Views: 4578

Scott, Gordon, I only more recently obtained a bottle of Penhaligon's English Fern to compare to my Trumper Wild Fern. Penhaligon's is much more potent. While they smell very similar at the top, Penhaligon's dry down is has a lot more going on--musky and complex. Both are very good, but Penhaligon's...
by yourmando
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD September 18 - September 24
Replies: 169
Views: 23054

Wednesday:
  • Gillette 40s Super Speed / Feather blade
  • D.R. Harris Best Badger
  • "Deluxe Shave Soap" by Van der Hagen
  • Rosehip seed oil blend & sandalwood hydrosol
  • Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
Armando
by yourmando
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: For Sale- Floris Santal EDT and AS $50-SOLD
Replies: 19
Views: 3278

I would not recommend 1stPerfume. I have had bad experiences. 3 week order "processing" times before shipping, bottles half empty, part of orders out of stock and cancelled with no notification, poor, buggy website, etc. Even amateur sellers on ebay and individuals on this forum ship pretty much imm...
by yourmando
Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD September 18 - September 24
Replies: 169
Views: 23054

My take on Special 127: take classic Eau de Cologne, brighten the citrus top even more with an orange rind type citrus, add some nice rose to the heart, and give it a slightly powdery, woody base. I like it, especially while the rose lasts. Wearable my men and women. Mon & Tues: Gillette 40s Super S...
by yourmando
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Knize Ten Soap
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Oh, and thank you, Stan.

Armando
by yourmando
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Knize Ten Soap
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Gordon, You can can get Knize Ten from Perfume Bay, a US online store. Prices are good, and they have the shaving soap, A/S Lotion, bath soap, deoderant, etc. http://www.perfumebay.com/men-s-k-knize-ten-by-knize-for-men.html I've been thinking about ordering the soaps and A/S there, and now that Sta...
by yourmando
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How much time does it take to make lather.
Replies: 47
Views: 5711

Jean, no, that's not too much info. I'm a great fan of soaps, as you will see if you look at my old posts. Tetrasodium EDTA is just a chelating agent to make salts water soluble--basically, a water softener. C177891 is titanium dioxide, which is ubiquitous in cosmetics for its whitening/light reflec...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any Electric Users?
Replies: 149
Views: 20270

WW, I see. What would you say are the benefits of this wet razor over a good DE razor and blade? (Aside from no irritation. I don't get any with DE's.) For me, the only way it would be better is a glass-smooth shave in less time/passes. (I have very course beard hair and it takes every ounce of tech...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any Electric Users?
Replies: 149
Views: 20270

I'm all for trying something new if it can give me a better shave. But I don't want to throw away $100 in the (highly likely) event that I will see that it's inferior to a good DE blade after 1 shave. DEs and such discussed here are much lower risk because so many people use and discuss them. It wou...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: I have found a cologne that rocks - Serge Lutens Fumerie Tur
Replies: 19
Views: 4012

Chris, yes, sadly, nearly all of the SA's at NM and most other places here do not know their own lines well. There is one newer SA in the Men's fragrance department, a gregarious French guy, who does know his scents--even far beyond what NM carries, including particulars about different formulations...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD September 11-17
Replies: 171
Views: 22810

Saturday:
  • Gillette 1940s Super Speed / Feather blade
  • D.R. Harris Best Badger
  • D.R. Harris Arlington shaving soap
  • Sandalwood hydrosol and a rosehip seed oil blend.
  • Santa Maria Novella Melograno (Just on neck. Tried the Diptyque line today at their boutique.)
Armando
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Hand Made in Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3854

Gordon, I see, the lavender plot thickens. Regarding Atkinsons, is this the US stuff?

http://www.michaelscotts.com/catalog/pr ... cts_id/152

Armando
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: L'Artisan - Voleur de Roses
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

s~s, Ok, my take on Voleur de Roses. No, not at all like Hamman Bouquet, which is much more floral--more than just rose, and also brighter. Broad daylight stuff. To me, Voleur de Roses is very simple: first and formost patchouli, on top of which sits a dark fruit and dark rose note. That's most like...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: I have found a cologne that rocks - Serge Lutens Fumerie Tur
Replies: 19
Views: 4012

Chris, interesting, our local Neiman Marcus is also expecting Fumerie Turque any day now. That's what they tell me. The woman who is responsible for Serge Lutens there, named Parvin, also told me she has a call with SL every evening, and that she would ask about getting me fragrances from their excl...
by yourmando
Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: I have found a cologne that rocks - Serge Lutens Fumerie Tur
Replies: 19
Views: 4012

Sam, I've gone through nearly the entire Serge Lutens line so far. I've worn Fumerie Turque a few times. Interesting stuff. I like it. So far, I like a couple from the SL line more, probably because they fit my arbitrary idea of a timeless, or even ancient scent. (I have already started buying full ...
by yourmando
Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How much time does it take to make lather.
Replies: 47
Views: 5711

Gordon, that is weird. I didn't know about their 1930s origin, but this is what Mitchell's says : "Exclusive to Mitchell's for nearly 60 years from a recipe formulated almost a century ago..." Their own web site is more straightforward: Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap was first produced in the early 1930's...
by yourmando
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How much time does it take to make lather.
Replies: 47
Views: 5711

Gordon, yes, illustrating that water variable. I did have a typo in the year, but in a different digit. The shaving soap box says "Original 1893 Formula!"

Armando
by yourmando
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Choose Two Per Season?
Replies: 53
Views: 12034

Sam wrote:On the way, and a year round one: Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
Sam, where did you get your bottle? (My Neiman's will have it any day now, as September is when it becomes part of SL's "export" line.)

Armando
by yourmando
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Hand Made in Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3854

Gordon, unfortunately, I haven't tried Yardley's or Atkinson's lavenders. I would have loved to. I can see how lavenders can be formulated either way. I often get this when I try rose type scents, which is often feminized with stuff that smells like, well, women's cosmetics. I am looking forward to ...