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by blantyre
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: I want to know what's the different of IPL and Laser!
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Re: I want to know what's the different of IPL and Laser!

Lasers seem to be the answer to everything with hair! I get ads for laser hair GROWTH and for hair REMOVAL - I suppose that's good if you change your mind! It probably depends on the laser wavelength and whether is stimulates the follicles to amp up production or destroys them. Generally lasers are ...
by blantyre
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020

This seemed appropriate today.
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by blantyre
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bad news - suddenly a shedder
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Bad news - suddenly a shedder

If the options are throwing it away or keeping going, I’d give it at least a dozen more shaves to shape up. If it’s still shedding badly maybe it’s done for. Actually among this crowd, it’s a significant achievement to actually wear a brush out! Congratulations are in order.
by blantyre
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: What do you shave with

About evenly split soap and creams. Both have their merits. I don’t like sticks much, I probably don’t know how to use them properly but they always seem to make an awful mess.
by blantyre
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

This is exactly what I have been doing for a while now - AOS or Xpec unscented and add a decent quality EO. I’ve made rose, sandalwood, neroli and geranium this way. I tend overload the EO a bit and make the scent good and strong. I’ve never noticed any significant drop in performance of the creams ...
by blantyre
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat

Alcohol is less likely to damage plating than is water. Soft lint-free cloth and iso propanol is fine.
by blantyre
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 28
Views: 7096

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

I’ve been using the ash handle version of this brush for several days now. Very impressive performance, it seems as if this really does capture the best features of badger and boar without any of the downsides of either one. Not inexpensive but still good value IMO.
by blantyre
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.

I ended up buying one of the mixed knot brushes from Semogue - I'd still like a caravela sometime but at least have now tried this "50/50" knot and like it.
by blantyre
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.

Title says it - I would like to buy one of the LE Semogue owner’s club caravela brushes. It’s a mixed bristle brush. A similar knot brush is available new but I’d prefer to try the original if anyone has one they’d be willing to sell.
Thanks.
by blantyre
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades - Reduced Again
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

Great blades John, at least 20 shaves without pulling. I only wish that the offer of the 9 x 12 print of the Battle of Waterloo print was still valid. I imagine that those went years ago! If only Wilkinson had been in business at the time of the Battle of Hastings history might be very different.
by blantyre
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhalgon may be discontinuing English Fern & Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

Re: Penhalgon may be discontinuing English Fern & Douro

For all practical purposes they have already discontinued HB- the current version is a weak rendition of the vintage juice IMO. They are going for high volume items.
by blantyre
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Perfume Passage
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Perfume Passage

I spent a very pleasant and interesting 3+ hours touring a private perfume bottle and perfume museum today. It’s at the Sanfillipo Estate a few miles northwest of Chicago. It is a very large private home that hosts events including organ recitals and other things. The income is used for charitable w...
by blantyre
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only

SOLD
by blantyre
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only
Replies: 1
Views: 747

FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only

Holy Black Red Ruby Creeper aftershave ONLY. Unopened with wax intact. Limited edition of 300 made. The creeper provides a nice menthol cooling effect without the scent of menthol. CONUS only. $55 shipped. Might consider a straight trade for an unopened Castle Forbes Lavender BALM only. Prefer to se...
by blantyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent

Interesting. The Maurer and Wirtz site lists it as “a fragrance for the man who takes matters into his own hands.” Further down the page they list EDT, aftershave, shower gel and deodorant but unfortunately no soap. Clearly not “a fragrance for a man who has many vices.”
by blantyre
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Re: SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019

Seem to be on a Spanish kick this week. Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap and aftershave, Alvarez Gomez cologne, Semogue boar bristle bush, paradigm 17-4 with feather.
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by blantyre
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 1721

Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap revisited

About 2 years ago I bought a tub of Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap. I like the AS once in a while and looked forward to trying the soap. The scent was spot on - just like the AS. The lather was less successful. It made a very greasy, thin, liquid - hard to even get enough on the brush to apply, almost l...
by blantyre
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Titanium razor handle, excellent quality.
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

FS: Titanium razor handle, excellent quality.

A good quality titanium razor handle. Very well made with deep knurling and well finished. The threading seems to be generic since it fits just about every head I have tried it on. Approx. 94 x 16 mm, 67 grams. $70 CONUS.
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by blantyre
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 18
Views: 4197

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Very nice idea. My 90th anniversary Astor gets regular use in the rotation - it's a great brush. Perhaps some kind of LE (100 pieces?) to kick things off? My personal sweet spot is ~22 mm fan - I don't like "mega brushes" like the BK12 although they are impressive when bloomed. Which way to go is a ...
by blantyre
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

That's a great point Gary. I think that some of the artisan makers are producing soaps that are the equal of some vintage classics. Barrister and Mann for example lathers every bit as well as tallow first Pen's IMO. So do some of the other niche makers. I still like the Pen's partly because it is a ...