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by blantyre
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 676

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: 730

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: 660

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: 45
Views: 5730

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: 15
Views: 1375

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: 1160

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: 842

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: 941

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: 2327

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: 941

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: 4306

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: 12430

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: 2939

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: 4775

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: 2718

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: 4180

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...
by blantyre
Tue May 01, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 128
Views: 27559

Re: Lavender

Either of these is the old stuff. Amazingly someone was selling a bunch on ebay for about $30/bottle a couple of years ago.
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by blantyre
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 128
Views: 27559

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: 145
Views: 12430

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: 1592

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...