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by GrantPark
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Krona Pricing
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

I paid $10 on ebay a year ago. Great value, highly recommended. Now I have a Weishi, Merkur HD, Merkur Slant, Gillette travel razor, Feather Portable, and the Krona. It's my 2nd favorite after the Slant. On the road I might prefer the Feather Portable for a quickie--it's more aggressive--but the Kro...
by GrantPark
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Recommend a DE razor, please
Replies: 20
Views: 3062

ThePossum wrote:Only two words necessary. Actually 3. "Vintage Gillette NEW"!

No, one word: Slant.
by GrantPark
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: VDH...pleasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Obviously they should be mixed together.
by GrantPark
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Caswell-Massey colognes
Replies: 17
Views: 3619

I've tried none but the sandalwood. It's quite a decent scent and a great value.
by GrantPark
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Witch Hazel-Dickenson's vs. Thayer's
Replies: 30
Views: 12789

Some mix in drops of Essential Oils to enhance the scent of their plain witch hazel. I'm using peppermint, rosemary, and lavender, (1.5:2.5:3.5) based on a recipe I ran across elsewhere. Smells great, and I really like it. Peppermint's a bit bracing (in a good way, for me). However, it would be real...
by GrantPark
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

A few drops of a rich shampoo works great.
by GrantPark
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Making of a Slant fan
Replies: 40
Views: 4571

Well, I find that a Slant definitely gives me a smoother shave with fewer passes. I can now get by with one pass--or two at most WTG, no longer necessary to go XTG or ATG except on a really tough patch on my chin.

I love it compared to my old HD and Krona. Highly recommended.
by GrantPark
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

brothers wrote:After being out of stock for about 3 months, I received an email a couple of days ago that fragranceX has received their new shipment of the Tabac Refills
Got a link? I searched the site and didn't find the Tabac soap.
by GrantPark
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Soap lather?
Replies: 27
Views: 5780

Re: Williams Mug Soap lather?

Hi, for people that use Williams mug shaving soaps, could you post a picture of your lather? I don't think mine is up to par and I want to see if it's perhaps my brush (cheap drugstore one) Here is a link to my topic at B&B about Williams, scroll down to see pics. Remember, this is what my brush lo...
by GrantPark
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Lord Click Razor
Replies: 26
Views: 3829

That looks an awful lot like a plastic Gillette razor available in Asia. In India, it's called the 7 O'Clock Permasharp. Yes. I've tried one of these but found it far too mild, maybe because much of the Asian market doesn't want an aggessive razor. Also, the plastic "hinges" on the top will eventua...
by GrantPark
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Famous Grouse scotch. Not so great. Am I wrong?
Replies: 41
Views: 4913

If you are a Tennessee Whiskey fan, do yourself a favor and try George Dickel. It is unlikely you'll ever drink J D again. +1. JD is SO highly overrated, must be the marketing. George Dickel, Jim Bean Black and esp. Wild Turkey are much, much better. I'd rather not drink bourbon if it had to be JD,...
by GrantPark
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Dr Bronners Liquid Soap - Shaves Great
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

It also says on the bottle that you can use it for toothpaste and a mouthwash. Yechhhh! could you imagine putting liquid soap on your toothbrush and brushing your teeth with it? :? I made the mistake of trying that once. I found out why mothers threaten to "wash your mouth out with soap." I almost ...
by GrantPark
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Briar
Replies: 12
Views: 2916

Very classy stuff, no doubt, and a ridiculous bargain. I couldn't agree more. It's one of the very few fragrances that I tried in a store and had such an overwhelmingly positive response to it that I bought it immediately. I just tried Habit Rouge EDT today and it had a similar "buy it now!" effect...
by GrantPark
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I've learned so far...
Replies: 57
Views: 18083

Best-written post I've read on any forum. Great advice and a pleasure to read. Thanks for taking time to write & post this.
by GrantPark
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Has anyone tried "Herban Cowboy" shave soaps or cr
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Soap doesn't lather well but is rather slick. It might be OK as a base for a superlather with cream like KMF. I used mine up in the shower before I knew about superlathering.
by GrantPark
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Healthy Breakfast
Replies: 37
Views: 6549

Hrm, they cook just as fast as instant for me. I just boil some water in the kettle and pour over the oats. They can't take longer than a minute. Perhaps I'm eating them too raw/uncooked....but they taste perfectly fine to me. Regular steel-cut oats take at least 10 minutes in the microwave (spread...
by GrantPark
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: I live in DE razor hell
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

You're not doing so badly, considering. You've got a good razor. You've got decent blades that, while not first-rate, many members here do like and use. And you've got an excellent shaving cream. I could happily use Body Shop cream daily, and I do at least once a week. Finally, you're protected from...
by GrantPark
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Which Spanish Leather
Replies: 29
Views: 4045

Sam, The stuff that T&H is selling today isn't 'Spanish Leather'. It's some modern bastardized concoction that bears no resemblance to any of the few real versions that are still made. . . . Santa Maria Novella offers a version, and some consider that Woods of Windsor for Men to be a Spanish leathe...
by GrantPark
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: One Favorite In A New Collection Of Classic Colognes
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Trafalgar is one of my favorites too. I think you'll find many here who feel similarly. I wear it anytime but almost always on Monday: it's just what I need to face another work week!
by GrantPark
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Leather Shave Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 1725

I happened upon a couple of pucks of this English Leather shaving soap at a small grocery in Thailand, of all places, that carries some imported stuff. It's a good soap, smells great (just the right amount of English Leather), lathers well, lasts long. I enjoy using it. I couldn't find out anything ...