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by water
Tue May 01, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is this accurate?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

The placement of the "new Ireland" bit is slightly off and I thought it was you lot that talked really funny?

:)
by water
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best Place to Buy Feather Blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Richard, no plans to make a purchase just yet. The shave I had with the Feather blade was fantastic and my first reaction was, "I need more of these!" Best of all, no pulling, which is not something I could claim for the Derby or Merkur. Hopefully, it stays that way. I may try to find a sample of th...
by water
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best Place to Buy Feather Blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Best Place to Buy Feather Blades?

I used a Feather blade for the first time this morning and am already sold on them. Certainly superior to the Derbys or Merkurs I have used for years.

Where do people get the best deal on the 100-blade boxes?
by water
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

Gordon, I am disappointed to hear that about the Mayfair cologne as I was holding out hope for it. However, now you have me wondering about the Albany. I think I will contact Harris and enquire about samples. Oh, and Norfolk definitely would not be a desirable name for a cologne. "Why yes, I do smel...
by water
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

Perhaps Trumpers concocted the cologne and thought, "like that, smells a bit nouveau riche."

"Hey, who was that American bloke that bought his way into the peerage? Astor? Yes, I like that... sounds a bit like Aston Martin as well. Print the labels!"
by water
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: liking "the fat"
Replies: 72
Views: 8575

Even better with Harris Lavender. :)
by water
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

I also thought it strange, especially when paired with Curzon, Wellington and Marlborough.
by water
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

Hi Gordon. It is funny how Trumpers promotes both Eucris and Astor as having much older origins. Particularly Astor, which would seem to date back to Edwardian times. I quite like them both but still have not settled my search for a secondary cologne (behind Trumpers Spanish Leather). Being a relati...
by water
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The end of UK soaps...?
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

What London shop sources from Italy?
by water
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The end of UK soaps...?
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Very true Squire. I very much hope they do not turn to manufacturing outside of England.
by water
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

For me the Trumper is similar but not as nice as the Penhaligon. The problem with the Penhaligon is simply the price. It borders on ridiculous in my mind.

Also, I think the Trumper Fern only comes in those small 50g spray bottles now?
by water
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Trumpers Almond and Lime Soaps
Replies: 1
Views: 438

These are both still available if anyone is interested.
by water
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

Astor or Eucris?

While thinking of purchasing a new cologne, I discovered two old Trumper sample vials I had some time ago. They reminded me how much I like both Astor and Eucris. The two share many similarities to me, with Eucris coming across a little stronger. Does anyone here have a preference between the two? I...
by water
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Any hard soaps that smell like T&H or Coates Lavender?
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Of what I have tried from T&H, I believe the Lavender cream is their best product. The Salter soap does not smell like the cream. It has a very light scent with a very mild Lavender undertone. I placed the soap in an empty T&H Lavender container in the hope it might become imbued with the cream's sp...
by water
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tea: Who resteeps? Milk, honey, sugar or straight up
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Red Rose Chris? Most Newfoundlanders would cry like starving children if someone took away their box of Tetley. Vile stuff.
by water
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Harris Mayfair?
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Nobody?

I just discovered I can order a sample from Connaught. Maybe that is the best course of action.
by water
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tea: Who resteeps? Milk, honey, sugar or straight up
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Reusing leaves tends to be applicable to green/white teas more so than black. I never reuse my black tea leaves. Regarding the use of milk or sweetener, it depends on what you like. I do not add anything to my tea but used to add one lump of sugar. It is quite common to add milk but, for me, the tea...
by water
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Trumpers Almond and Lime Soaps
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Trumpers Almond and Lime Soaps

Alright. It is time to clear out what I am not using. These are both great soaps but sit, practically unused, in my drawer: Trumper Lime shave soap in original wooden bowl (used maybe five times) Trumper Almond shave soap in original wooden bowl (used maybe seven/eight times) I am offering these for...
by water
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Homesickness and other problems with being stateless
Replies: 32
Views: 2978

In my early twenties I moved to England for a year. Young and naive, I always imagined moving there and being welcomed "home". After all, my family tree is entirely English and I was born in Newfoundland, essentially a British colony until 1949 and a place that still flies the Union Jack over many b...
by water
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Leavin' on a jet plane
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Do not overlook D.R. Harris in St. James's Street.