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by blantyre
Sat May 26, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 5891

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: 13
Views: 533

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: 2613

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: 862

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: 33
Views: 2194

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: 23433

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: 23433

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: 5891

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: 683

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: 145
Views: 5891

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: 145
Views: 5891

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: 15
Views: 1838

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: 1972

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: 2286

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: 2286

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: 943

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: 4
Views: 1017

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: 806

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: 2760

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: 1777

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...