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by EL Alamein
Sat May 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Just for the record, I love the Palmolive scent. I could definitely use something that smelled like that daily. The gumminess is the only drawback for me. Went back to the Taylor's today and I could feel that the skin was a little raw from the drag caused by the gumminess of the Palmolive the day be...
by EL Alamein
Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.

I find it fascinating for the short one-liners here and there. It can give a slight insight into how some historical folks thought and expressed in the age before everything is published (ours). Interesting line recently read (I'm describing from memory): Arthur had an outing in the late 1970's with...
by EL Alamein
Fri May 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

I was able to dig out the Palmolive stick and today was able to use it. It produced a fine lather, very protective. Yet it still had that gumminess to some degree that I mentioned before. I don't know what it is but I could feel it even after the shave. I got a great shave though with the exception ...
by EL Alamein
Fri May 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Congratulations, Tim!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu May 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.

Has anyone read this book? It's fascinating! I've had it for years but just got the opportunity to pick it up and read it. He strikes me as part historian and part gossip but I'm enjoying it immensely. For anyone too young to remember (I can be included in this crowd but I do like history to some ex...
by EL Alamein
Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Fascinating stuff!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 126
Views: 22639

Re: Lavender

Adhoc, that's Yardley's (more or less) unisex Old English Lavender cologne. It was mostly offered to ladies but at many times to men. It is not the English Lavender offered specifically for men (many times in a box with the classic shaving soap). Looking at the color I think it's sundered. I bought ...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

FYI, I didn't drag out the Palmolive today being Mother's Day.The reason is I didn't have the time I'd like to take and dial it in. I just reached for the Taylor's to be sure. Maybe tomorrow as I have to find it. I will say this, I am extremely grateful for the soapmakers' posts here helping me to l...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:10 pm
. . . and then add whatever it takes for Penhaligon to make English Fern, or for Trumper to make their Violet.
I'd pay for that - wouldn't you?
I'd go bankrupt!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat May 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

OK, you guys are making me drag out the bowl of sliced Palmolive I have. Like Dr. Moss I sliced one up but put it in an empty wooden bowl. The thing is I thought this one gummy for some reason and sort of wrote it off. Anyone else find it gummy? Maybe it's my hard water? I'll let you know how I fair...
by EL Alamein
Thu May 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 126
Views: 22639

Re: Lavender

In my experience it's sundered if it's not clear like water. I have had several bottles of this and unless it's clear like water it's turned. I don't know what it is, maybe exposure to air? But the bottle that is clear like water is usually unused and still sealed from the date of manufacture. From ...
by EL Alamein
Wed May 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 126
Views: 22639

Re: Lavender

Adhoc, my condolences. What is the color of that juice? Is it clear like water?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue May 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 32
Views: 1742

Re: Spam?

You guys make me hungry! :D

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue May 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, great report. It's interesting to see how such a thing evolves. I am at your service. You can send me the soap whenever you think it's ready. In return I will send you back a cake of virgin Taylor's so we have two data points. Do with is what you want, it's your to keep, I'm just grateful to be...
by EL Alamein
Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Yeah, what Gary said. The old Taylor's goes right to the creamy lather. Don't know why but it does.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, I'm was happy to oblige.

Great report and I look forward to more.

Anything else I can do, please let me know.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat May 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 133
Views: 4315

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, in response to your post tonight I went down into the bunker here at the Chateau and retrieved a box of an unopened cake of Taylor's Old Formula English Lavender and I can confirm those ingredients. They are exactly as written. These cakes of soap were only the ones offered in the wooden bowl a...
by EL Alamein
Tue May 01, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 32
Views: 1742

Re: Spam?

Brian, yeah, you have said much of what I have been told. We had a Latin professor in high school who told us in plain language that bologna and the like are all "lips and @ssholes". Brings back memories. I'd like to get to the state of making my own stuff one day but right now it's just not in the ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 32
Views: 1742

Re: Spam?

I got a can of Spam this weekend and one of the hickory smoked version. When we got home it was lunch time so I tried a slice of the regular Spam. Somehow it's not what I remembered but OK. I guess being single and hungry somehow made it taste better/different? It's got to be prepared like detailed ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 126
Views: 22639

Re: Lavender

EL Alamein Thank you, Ill keep an eye out on Ebay but I think Ill purchase a bottle of the italian version of Atkinsons as well! Ive seen vintage NOS of Atkinsons too which I guess is the American version (?). Adhoc, yes, the U.S. version of Atkinson's will *usually* be marked NOS if it's unused. I...