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by blantyre
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and XPEC unscented
Replies: 5
Views: 801

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: 454

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: 508

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: 10
Views: 674

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: 508

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: 3312

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: 8859

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: 2013

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: 3772

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: 1862

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: 3227

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: 25475

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: 25475

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: 8859

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: 1189

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: 8859

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: 8859

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: 17
Views: 2595

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: 2532

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: 23
Views: 3312

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...