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by northadams
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tale of the Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 3373

Funny how Canadians get when their dollar is doing well...a bit smug I would say.

Max
by northadams
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Exceptional lavender shaving cream
Replies: 101
Views: 14031

Very different ingredient list than the Coates, CF, and Shaving Gallery creams in my rotation but....I love it! Great lather & muted scents in the lavender, violet & rose. This Tryphon gent appears to have a winner here.

Max
by northadams
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hydrolast Shaving Method???
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Tried it all. A long way around a good shave. The after shave conditioner is very good and something to consider. I prefer the Shaving Gallery, Castle Forbes creams & the Martin De Candre semi hard soap.

Max
by northadams
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Parabens....
Replies: 19
Views: 3723

Dan's right as is Murray. Love the CF at the moment but felt that 'itch' again. I just received some of the Shaving Gallery stuff out of suburban Atlanta made by Creightons (but who knows now) and it is as good as ever. Same consistency as the old London stuff...no gooey wet type product Harris and ...
by northadams
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New cream to try
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Don't forget the Shaving Gallery out of suburban Atlanta. A Creighton cream whatever that means these days. A Citrus note...and the new batch I just received looks and acts like the old so who knows. Taylors sounds promising...like going back to the warm confines of family than those stuffy Harris t...
by northadams
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: TGR balm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

I agree with everything Chris has said and although pricey the fast free shipping is a plus. There were past comparisions with the Harris aftershave milk but this is a different product altogether. An equal product to the a/s balm is Perry Gastis' Eye Gel imo.

Max
by northadams
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip 2
Replies: 40
Views: 6618

Still my favorite handle. Great looking brush. Love my 3 and 4. The T3 combined with a soap (Harris or Martin De Candre) is my perfect companion.

Max
by northadams
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap Poll -Who makes your favorite soap
Replies: 45
Views: 9831

Ah yes, Gordon it is NOT Bernard it is. I have been away for a while.

Max
by northadams
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap Poll -Who makes your favorite soap
Replies: 45
Views: 9831

Ah, Martin De Candre. A moment I will not forget. Thanks to Chris' hard work I discovered it when he first mentioned it some time ago now. Bernard is right in that it can act as both a soap and cream but I do see it much more as a soap. Takes quite a bit of time to dry out after use but a great, lar...
by northadams
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: D.R. Harris Almond Soap...Scent in the Dish
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

You will love it. The Harris almond is a great soap which I have been using of late in a deep and wide cereal or soup bowl with the flat side down (thanks again Gordon). Combined with a Chubby 3 brush I can get a larger scent than in the bowls Harris provides. Not that I use that large Chubby much a...
by northadams
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tobacco stores and shaving
Replies: 74
Views: 10983

Clive, Let's not forget the thread was related in some way to shaving and not the local pack of cigs at 7-11 my friend. Keep it civil.

Max
by northadams
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The ( real ) TGR A/S product
Replies: 19
Views: 5081

Chris, I use a half pump, close to what Richard applies. Maybe try a bit less to see if you get the same post shave result. That's interesting...Perry gets 5 weeks. Guessing I may be able to get two months worth. Gordon is right on the old milk lasting about four months though.

Max
by northadams
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Blade for Tough Beards
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Don't forget those wonderful Gillette blades produced in Sweden. They cut a tough beard as well as a feather imo. I have forgotten at the moment but there is a pharmacy (web site) in the UK that ships them within 10 days or so.

Max
by northadams
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: tea tree - coates alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Dave, Gordon is right in the Coates was a unique product. TSG tea tree/limes smells not of tea tree or limes, more of a citrus scent actually. In fact I think the tea tree is used as a preservative in this cream.

Max
by northadams
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Coconut Soap
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

The ingredient list for the MWF and Harris Almond seem quite long and complex. Trumpers Coconut (shave soap base, toilet soap base, fragrance, edta, titanium dioxide, color) pales in comparision but the lather and shave produced seems on par with the other two if one works it a bit. Just think we al...
by northadams
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: tea tree - coates alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Dave, The Shaving Gallery's Tea Tree & Lime is a great cream made by Creightons for a Trumper veteran with a healthy ingredient list.

Max
by northadams
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: no more Coates
Replies: 40
Views: 7889

Gordon, Thanks for the heads up. We were going to take a drive down to the Vermont Country store this weekend for the Vinolia and other sundries. I think I may pick a new route now. BTW, I feel a bit disappointed as some others do about the Coates but I've been having one hell of a time rotating bet...
by northadams
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: no more Coates
Replies: 40
Views: 7889

Well Gordon at least the Vermont Country store is still selling the Vinolia as of late. I will enjoy those last few tubes of the Coates limes more than usual I guess. Remember for anyone near east 65th street as of the 23rd there were still some lime tubes left.

Max
by northadams
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor's Lemon & Lime
Replies: 14
Views: 2343

I will second Gordon. Having not used the Coates lime in about a year and coming back to it this am it really brought me back to that great Coates lather and, for the most part, straightforward scents. A nice clean limes cream. Got me thinking again about David Carter and how his repackaging is comi...
by northadams
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap Smell Like
Replies: 23
Views: 8664

Jeff, I have used the Mitchell's twice now. Check out Richard's great photos in a past thread on creating a lather with the Wool Fat. Maybe a tad thicker lather than with a Harris for example. Not too sure about the lavender scent this am but a clean old fashion scent for sure.

Max