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by Esoteric83
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A good Barbershop Fragance for....?
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: A good Barbershop Fragance for....?

Hammam Bouquet would be my vote from Pens. The powdery dry down that seems to last most of the day is my rational.
by Esoteric83
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 18141

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

oversaturn wrote:I've sent a PM, but got no response whatsoever... :cry: Oh well, better luck next time.
Send him an email. I got responses within minutes.
by Esoteric83
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream
Replies: 64
Views: 8204

Re: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream

Got my stash today and my med cabinet has its own Coates row now. I'm glad I got some lavender as it was surely at the top of "my one that got away list for good..." I thought. Scent wise, it is very, very close to T&H which has always been my benchmark for how a shave product should smell. And, I'm...
by Esoteric83
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: MWF bath soap
Replies: 27
Views: 6365

Re: MWF bath soap

I thought the MWF performed great. Excellent lather, no drying or adverse reactions and it was very firm which lasted a good while, even in the hand size. I found the scent to be a generic soap scent which bored me personally. If you have any Italian grocers in town, check out the stuff below. It is...
by Esoteric83
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt and Hill Shaving Creams
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Truefitt and Hill Shaving Creams

Squire wrote:Is parking that tough in downtown Toronto? I know it can be in some major cities. The first time I went to Boston I was determined to visit the David Erlich pipe shop on the Common and wound up hiring a cab to make the block while I did my shopping.
Not if you have a boat :wink:
by Esoteric83
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: RazorRock - S.Maria
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: RazorRock - S.Maria

I was expecting a firmer soft soap the likes of XXX or Proraso, but I am pleasantly surprised with what I got. It's almost effortless to scoop out a dollop with my finger and there are no clumps or unlathered cream left in the lather bowl like, for example, when using the same method for CF or older...
by Esoteric83
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: RazorRock - S.Maria
Replies: 3
Views: 743

RazorRock - S.Maria

Just received a pot of this today. I was happy to see the packaging is not the same as that used for XXX. It is much more solid and with an actual screw top. The scent is like a sweet eucalyptus and the cream is pretty much the same density as a fresh Creightons offering. I was expecting something m...
by Esoteric83
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt and Hill Shaving Creams
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Truefitt and Hill Shaving Creams

I got my last pot from straightrazordesigns. No issues with customs and the lead time was fine (~ 5 business days). After shipping it was about 50 loonies for one pot though. I would call the TO shop first.

Edit... The quality and freshness of the cream was 110% as well.
by Esoteric83
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New Penhaligon's Scent coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2848

Re: New Penhaligon's Scent coming

Wait, they mucked with Hammam? Animals.
by Esoteric83
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: unscented Facial Cleanser
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: unscented Facial Cleanser

Baxter of CA. You get a very mild scent of the ingredients, but nothing more. Cleans well and nice on the skin. The pump bottles are very economical as well. Spectro gel is mass market option too.
by Esoteric83
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris Rose Cream
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: DR Harris Rose Cream

I seem to recall T&H having some sort or requirement or program in place with resellers to ensure creams are still fresh. I can still get great lather with hardened Coates Lime and Rose. I just let a layer of water sit in the pot while showering while leaving the brush wetter than I would for freshe...
by Esoteric83
Wed May 29, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Tallow Based Penhaligons Coming Soon
Replies: 30
Views: 2944

Also: Yeah, it does drive me a bit crazy. But I don't scour eBay or anything. I will hopefully be able to get a Blenheim but don't spend a lot of time chasing unicorns. Anymore. Thing is with ebay, at least the seller sees a value, in most cases doing the product some justice. I'd be more worried a...
by Esoteric83
Wed May 29, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Tallow Based Penhaligons Coming Soon
Replies: 30
Views: 2944

Does it not drive you guys nuts thinking that just maybe, somewhere in a forgotten stock closet or storage, that last box of Coate's or old Trumpers or Floris cakes are screaming to be found?

I bet there is, this thread did it.

Good on you for your approach to selling this last stock.
by Esoteric83
Tue May 28, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: What's Up With The Forum Look and Feel?
Replies: 16
Views: 4747

I just hit quote and then delete the caption in order to respond in the meantime.
by Esoteric83
Tue May 28, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Witch Hazel Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 2612

The hippy patchouli smelling granola cruncher stores around Ottawa have charged around the 12 dollar mark for the past few years. Or at least since I've started buying it. The bottles last for ever, so I still see it as a good buy for that dollar value.
by Esoteric83
Sat May 25, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: BullGoose Shaving Supplies -Grand Opening
Replies: 111
Views: 17005

1869 is a great scent. Especially for the late 20's, early 30's guys who want something modern but not generic or immature.
by Esoteric83
Wed May 22, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Art of Shaving products
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

The stores and the retailers who carry the brand are almost always able to provide samples. Definitely worth a sample if you happen by, or if the store is not too far out of your way.

I like the Sandalwood cream best out of the lot.
by Esoteric83
Wed May 22, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Loading up on soap
Replies: 23
Views: 1874

Agreed - just when things start getting thick, I count to 30. I also use a fair amount of water.

The milled pucks, Tabac, Harris, Trumper, AOS aren't going anywhere fast with selective useage is my thinking in taking this approach.
by Esoteric83
Wed May 22, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 5490

Thanks for the insight! The smoking made sense as I am old enough to kinda remember smoking indoors at places of business. The booze seemed questionable due to the excessive and constant consumption. The Howard Johnson episode where the wife ditches him shows clearly an Omega with a black leather st...
by Esoteric83
Tue May 21, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: THE TOTALLY SUPER-BEST INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC AFTER-SHAVE BALM
Replies: 32
Views: 13620

I'm on Tube no. 3 of Kyoku. This has never happened to me before, where I buy the same AS product three times consecutively. I have used several of the modern mens lines offering, many of the traditional firms offerings, and this is hands down the best I've encountered. Key contributors: Scent - Ver...