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by blantyre
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 114
Views: 21167

Re: Lavender

First post for me on this board and its been an interesting read on all the vintage cologne/aftershaves mentioned here! Anyhow, does anyone know where one could, if still possible, purchase the American version of Atkinsons English Lavender? Theres plenty of English Lavender from Atkinsons on ebay ...
by blantyre
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 69
Views: 1866

Re: "That Lather"

Interesting thread. It’s perhaps a bit ironic that Salter is leading the charge here. If I remember correctly the old Salters (Before the tapered jar shape) was while a decent latherer, rather synthetic with sodium laurel sulfate listed as an ingredient. Certainly no tallow.
by blantyre
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rescuing my GFT Eucris
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Rescuing my GFT Eucris

Yes the Eucris soap was an expensive mistake. I like the scent but the shave quality was very inferior. I passed it on for peanuts to make room for the good stuff. I have added a few drops of Eucris edt to AOS unscented cream and got very good results - my standard sandalwood and rose cream comprise...
by blantyre
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 69
Views: 1866

Re: "That Lather"

I used Czech and Speake #88 soap today and was reminded that it is still a tallow based soap (according to the posted ingredients list). It also does produce “that lather” nice creamy dense bubbles. It smells pretty good too! Maybe time to order a refill just in case.
by blantyre
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 69
Views: 1866

Re: "That Lather"

I have wondered if the big players dropped tallow out of fear of product liability now that “mad cow” disease is a constant background story. Even the suggestion that someone had a problem e.g. a frivolous law suit, could more or less destroy a brand overnight. Better to sell mediocre glycerine soap...
by blantyre
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: XPEC Shaving Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: XPEC Shaving Cream

I bought this but accidentally ordered the scented by mistake. It is quite good - reminds me of the older version of Hammam Bouquet which along with Blenheim are the only two Pens scents that don’t give me a headache. As far as the lather is concerned it is excellent and easy to generate. Overall a ...
by blantyre
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving Oil Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Shaving Oil Revisited

Convert the cassettes to mp3 and put them on your phone the use a 1/8 jack to cassette adapter to play though the car audio. The space freed up by not needing a dozen or so cassettes will easily be enough for another camera lens and some shaving gear.
by blantyre
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why sandalwood?
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Why sandalwood?

Side note: sandalwood smells rather like testosterone which may be significant. And vanillin smells rather like one’s mama’s —well, anyone’s mama’s, really — nourishing breast. Smutty piece of work, nature. One track mind. So a bisexual or a transgender person would do well with a sandalwood-vanill...
by blantyre
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why sandalwood?
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Why sandalwood?

A good sandalwood is a great scent IMO. The classic Mysore is a lovely dry creamy scent, I have oil, chips and a bracelet all bought from Ensar Oud. I also bought a sampler of vintage oils from him. Quite remarkable differences, some are sharp and lemony, others bitter and camphorous. If they were n...
by blantyre
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: OCtober 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: OCtober 2017

Partly as a result of participating in the OCtober event, I ended up buying a Timeless OC in titanium. The 0.95 mm gap gives a very clean but not overly aggressive shave. The modern razors do seem to be very well designed and constructed. While this comes at a price ( just over $200 for cap and plat...
by blantyre
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1

Good to know - one of these might make a good travel razor - very low stakes if it gets lost or damaged. I usually travel with a good razor - at least a Krona often a vintage Gillette but sometimes I don't even want to risk the Krona. I think I'll pick one these up next time I run across a Dollar Tr...
by blantyre
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Rotbart Mond Extra
Replies: 0
Views: 630

FS: Rotbart Mond Extra

FS: Rotbart Mond Extra. This essentially the same design as the Gillette single ring old type. A good shaver grade razor in good overall condition. No bent teeth or damage to the razor. There are a couple of small patches of brassing on the cap and a short hairline crack where the handle joins the h...
by blantyre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2111

Re: SOTD: October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Thursday AM 2017-10-12 Georgetown Pottery G12 Scuttle (Green Oribe & Purple) Elite Razor Reclaimed Poplar Manchurian 2-Band (24mm/50mm) D.R. Harris Almond shaving soap/Coate's Almond SC (vintage) Delta Echo Ink Edition Feather AS-D2/Weber Bulldog Polsilver Super Iridium (11) RazoRock R-160 Sweet Al...
by blantyre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

Probably a similar thing happened to brushes as with razors. The price of used fat boys and the like has declined now that there are endless boutique brands of razor to choose from. I still enjoy my old horn handled Plisson HMW 2 band. The handle has a few cracks (horn is no t a practical material f...
by blantyre
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Gillette Super Adjustable - new in case
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: FS: Gillette Super Adjustable - new in case

That's lovely - a great catch for someone. Interesting that they give the length in mm on the packet and to the nearest 1/2 mm! When did we go metric? I'd call it about 4 1/2 inches myself.
by blantyre
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: For curiosity; Wilk sticky
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: For curiosity; Wilk sticky

One of my first razors was a sticky - growing up in London in the 1970s. There were several in the bathroom at home. They got lost. I owned one a few years ago and enjoyed it. It was however an extremely mild razor IMO - not all that satisfying shaver compared to many others out there. A great (awar...
by blantyre
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: 2 new soaps / rant
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: 2 new soaps / rant

Same problem with Haslinger and several other (often very good) soaps. It is rather ridiculous but grating or moulding into a larger container is the only option. It is hard to imagine what the manufacturers are thinking when they make the 2" diameter pucks. Maybe the fit standard soap processing ma...
by blantyre
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

I used the soap for the second time today. A very different experience. The scent is very string - the classic Agua Balsamica scent of thyme and lavender only much stronger than in the splash. The soap lathers differently from most others and makes a very dense but fluid white "milk". It is rich and...
by blantyre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

I'm currently in Valencia, Spain. A little research I found that there is a Santa Maria Novella shop and a store called Gifts and Care. Today I went to gifts and care specifically t buy a tub of Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap. I went to the street address and could find no evidence of a shop - in fact i...
by blantyre
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Didn't dare to ask!
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Didn't dare to ask!

I saw this in the window of a small general store in Madrid. From its appearance, I am guessing that its intended purpose if "de-pilling" fleece and wool garments. However the combined translations probably from Chinese and then Spanish (maybe some Brazilian?) led to a very ominous and confusing nam...