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by blantyre
Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review - The Art of Shaving
Replies: 10
Views: 3287

Re: Review - The Art of Shaving

AOS stuff is good but I very rarely bought anything in the store. I used to buy a couple of tubs of unscented cream usually online now and then to mix with high quality rose or sandalwood oil to replenish my old AOS tubs. About a year ago I switched to Xspec unscented for this purpose. Comparable or...
by blantyre
Tue May 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Sebum Gold Soap/Serum Set
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: FS: Sebum Gold Soap/Serum Set - Final Reduction

John, if you decide to split these I’d be interested in the soap but not the balm. If someone else is thinking the opposite it could work for three of us.
by blantyre
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

I survived Plague Doctor - actually enjoyed it!
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by blantyre
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

I only travel with carry on to avoid delays problems and increase flexibility with standby, etc. Use sample size creams and tester size (2ML typically) colognes. Put my TTO in a leather case and place it in a bowl so that it can be inspected to check that there is no blade installed.
by blantyre
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 1825

Re: Occam's Razor

Very interesting. I am skeptical that anyone on this forum could shave for $32/year as claimed on the Classic site. I think that I spent more than that in the 1980s when I had a full beard. That’s not really the issue though. It looks like a nice razor.
by blantyre
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Return of the VLB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Return of the VLB?

It is a brilliant idea except for the fact that it would make it hard justify owning lots of brushes with different lofts!
by blantyre
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Halfeti EdT by Penhaligons
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Halfeti EdT by Penhaligons

I’ve not tried it but the reviews on basenotes seem encouraging - a dark rose with a rather resinous base.
by blantyre
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 46
Views: 7474

Re: Royal Yacht

Interesting, I always thought that the 3rd T was Taylors (of Old Bond Street), so maybe there were actually 4 Ts? I must say the fluorescent green of that RY cologne does not look very appetizing. It may smell great but it looks a bit scary to me - kind of “radioactive green”! If they do bring it ba...
by blantyre
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 25
Views: 2616

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

I second the Schick Krona. A relatively mild and well behaved razor. I would recommend using it with a good sharp blade such as a Feather. A sharp blade will help to reduce pulling and excess pressure. The Kronas turn up regularly on eBay for typically less than $20.
by blantyre
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and XPEC unscented
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and XPEC unscented

I saw this post a few days ago. While I couldn’t definitively confirm that Xpec is no longer it did seem to out of stock at most places. Gifts and Care did however have both scented and unscented in stock so I bought a supply. Maybe worth checking if you are keen to get some of what may be the last ...
by blantyre
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Very nice! Interesting that it says “London make”. I’ve not seen that version of the sticker before.
by blantyre
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed Royal Oud
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Creed Royal Oud

I guess that your BST post says it all! Based on my one spray, Ther are definitely better Creeds to be had IMO.
by blantyre
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 23
Views: 3466

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

Is it a full glass stopper or does it have a plastic covering on the stopper part that goes into the neck of the bottle? I have a bottle of the single warrant juice and that has a plastic covering on the stopper so there is no glass to glass contact. If it has the plastic part then try wearing a pai...
by blantyre
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed Royal Oud
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Creed Royal Oud

I’ll be interested to hear your impression John. I tried a spray of it when I was wandering through a local Nieman Marcus. Quite pleasant and with obvious Creed notes. I know nothing about the “oud” part but guess that it might be synthetic since real oud is in short supply and each batch is typical...
by blantyre
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why sandalwood?
Replies: 23
Views: 5359

Re: Why sandalwood?

Sandalwood as a scent is one of my favourites but unfortunately I’ve had to recently stop wearing it because, for no apparent reason, I’ve started getting very painful headaches. I sold the bottle in the end, it was from Trumper’s. It’s not the first time I’ve had it either - I seem to recall havin...
by blantyre
Sat May 26, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 16274

Re: "That Lather"

About a year ago I picked up a bowl of Morny Chaminade soap on ebay. It turned out that not only was the bowl in excellent condition but so is the soap. I haven't been able to find out much about this soap. The scent is listed on Basenotes as being for women. It's quite old school - lavender with so...
by blantyre
Mon May 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 4478

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

It seems ironic that one of the listed ailments is "joint pain". It seem guaranteed to work for that. The big question in my mind if I bought some what would be the purity and consistency. Since it is presumably not regulated as a pharma product by the FDA then the purity and potency and any residua...
by blantyre
Tue May 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 6660

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Very good on hot buttered toast IMO. It's worth checking out the "XO" version as well. This is like the old stuff - thick and strongly flavored. The price premium is not a bog deal unless you use it every day. A jar lasts me for ages.
by blantyre
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 7, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3400

Re: SOTD: May 7, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Wednesday AM 2018-05-09 Moss Anniversary Slate scuttle Rooney 1/3 Ebony Finest (26/52) Ralph Lauren Safari shaving soap (vintage) Delta Echo Ink Edition Feather AS-D2/Triad Spiral Titanium Personna 74 Tungsten (12) Ralph Lauren Safari aftershave (vintage) https://i.imgur.com/kcj4WtH.jpg Only 12 sha...
by blantyre
Tue May 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 36
Views: 6047

Re: Spam?

It is basically a form of sausage and who doesn't like sausages? It has something of a cult status in Japan. I remember seeing one bagel place where a spam bagel cost more that a smoked salmon version and spam sushi and burgers toppings are widely offered. I used to like spam fritters (fried (prefer...