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by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

I had a friend in Toronto who was strongly interested in blending colognes. I have a bottle of a mix of incense and oudh scents that he created that is quite stunning. Sadly, he drowned in the Turks and Caicos islands earlier this month, so I can no longer ask his advice on such things. He proved th...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 114
Views: 21085

Re: Lavender

Welcome, although starting out by asking for a follow-up to a 12 year old thread is wonderfully optimistic! Atkinson's of Vancouver continue to offer the things that pass for Plisson brushes these days, and some Edwin Jagger soaps and creams. No more Joris/Plisson soap. No English Lavender either. H...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

I just used the Irisch Moos, and I'm finding it very hard to imagine it is even related to Tabac. I expect the scent to be different, and it is, but the cakes of soap look wildly different after a couple of years of intermittent wetting and drying (one smooth and homogeneous, the other rough with lo...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Oh, you're probably right in that it was Tabac and Irisch Moos that were siblings. I agree that the Palmolive stick was right up there as it sits under the Moos and the Speick at the same end of the same shelf. Perhaps the common factor is that shaving sticks are old-fashioned, and thus likely to be...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)

Thank you, Chris. I've made the update to the signature per the rule. That said, I was actually looking for a way to donate to the forum. I believe the time, effort and hosting costs could be compensated, if people find the establishment beneficial to them and choose to do so. Thank you for your qu...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Is that a good thing or a bad thing, Chris? I remember the old T&H as absolutely top tier, but years and many other products and lathers have passed in the interim, and the newer T&H stuff is awful. I wasn't very impressed. A rather thin and 'crisp' lather, not the shiny, gooey thick stuff I like. ...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?

Ditto repeato with respect to my comments on your sig file.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)

Welcome to SMF. Might I point out that we have some rules for vendors, and this is your polite notice that much as we are glad to have you, we would still like you to comply with them. Rule 4 of the Posting Guidelines says: 4. Vendors are asked to make all posts that constitute self-advertisement in...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

I used my old Salter soap yesterday and I'd swear it is the same as T&H (or at least, as T&H used to be since that's probably changed too in the interim).

C.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Out of the mold and ready to firm up:
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C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Having been made to get on and do something, here is the result of my attempt to make a hard bath soap with (mostly) olive oil: http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0304.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0305.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0306.jpg I'll let it cool overnight and then chop it...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

I poked around in the shelves of shame today (I used C&E Sandalwood soap for the shave and was wondering what to go for tomorrow). I found one of my generic eBay wooden bowls labelled Cyril Salter soap with a barely used cake of what smells exactly like the old T&H soap. I must have been content to ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 60
Views: 4787

Re: Kitchen knives

I gratefully accept your rebuke. Politics is generally dynamite to a forum, but some instances are just so stupid, I can't help but break my own rules. There's a lot more to be said about this issue, but I will refrain if you will (OK, even if you won't!)

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

So 50% olive oil, 10% coconut, 10% castor oil and 30% stearic acid sounds good? All saponified with KOH? Shall I add the superfat after the cook, and if so what would you recommend? I don't mind the scent of olive oil and I'm a complete klutz at adding scents, so I probably won't try. I need a proje...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Can't reach site when using VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Can't reach site when using VPN

I don't know that Private Internet Access as a VPN does what it says. I'm currently connected as being in Montreal, but if I go to Google News it serves me District of Columbia as my 'Local News'!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, I was going to mention that the Salter soap does in fact smell very similar to the T&H Luxury soap. My first quality soap was indeed the Luxury soap, and no matter what, after many years I still can't get a good lather out of it. I had a few cakes and used them up as bath soaps. When the Salte...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 60
Views: 4787

Re: Kitchen knives

If you live in the UK you might want to stock up on knife sharpening supplies and maybe even a new set of decent kitchen knives before this nonsense plays out. No doubt only rubber knives will be on sale soon (which may not matter given the English tendency to boil all foods to death and the renowne...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: "That Lather"

Oh, and Chris, about "that lather" and hard water: I wonder if the combination of the old fatty acid profile and the presence of Tetrasodium EDTA is what really made the difference. There are not mineral chelators in most of the artisan soaps, and I understand their aversion to EDTA, but for really...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 564
Views: 45706

Re: Rolling My Own

It is good to be back at SMF, and it's a bid odd to realize that the soapmaking thing happened about 5 years into my wetshaving journey, which in turn was a full 5 years ago. The last half-decade has flown by. The feeling is just the same when you realise you are looking back over multiple decades....