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by loueedacat1
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 619
Views: 92328

What's the name of that internet shop for John Crowley, who at used to see Wacker blades and other German brands?
by loueedacat1
Tue May 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Feather Artist Club or Whipped Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 8629

I used to shave every day with a straight, but having moved to NJ a year ago and commuting to NYC every day (which is a pain by the way), I haven't had time, so have been using a DE. Just bought a feather AC to celebrate a great year and I really like it. I finding I get a very nice 1 pass or 2 pass...
by loueedacat1
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Wars-like
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

I haven't tried either, but I think Pollena Lider is supposed to be the same stuff.

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Lider-C ... p_235.html
by loueedacat1
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cart ahead of the horse
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

you did ok I think on price. you didn't steal them but you didn't get ripped off.
by loueedacat1
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: I Love the Discriptions of AfterShaves At St. Charles Shaves
Replies: 11
Views: 2206

the sahara is good stuff. like to hear what you think of the rest.
by loueedacat1
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: qed soap
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

I don't really think QED is particularly slick either. Nor are my other glycerines. In fact, it's kind of "sticky" in that it seems to grab the stubble and hold it up for me to slash off. Seems slicker after first pass. I find the cushioning fine and just find I can get really close comfy shaves wit...
by loueedacat1
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Frasers range of shaving creams
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Gary, I don't always understand the paths you take on soaps and creams, but you got it right this time. Frasers is simply awesome.
by loueedacat1
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave Balm For Saint Charles Shave
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

I have used the SCS Bulgarian Rose AS Milk - not available now but it was great. Also used SCS Lime AS Milk and Splash - really liked them too but the Bulgarian Rose was super nice. I now have the Sahara AS balm and it's fabulous - a little more "scrub" like feel to it and very protective. I have th...
by loueedacat1
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: online cologne/EDT stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Many! Beauty Encounter, Parfum1, Fragrancenet, Scentiments, Scented Monkey to name a few of the discounters. Others too that carry more upscale fragrances. Plus the usual for shaving-world favorites. Samples and decants are another area. Looking fo anything in particular? L'Hermes Orange Vert proba...
by loueedacat1
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: online cologne/EDT stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

online cologne/EDT stores?

I've heard people speak of discount stores for colognes adn EDTs. Any that people recommend?
by loueedacat1
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: From DE to Straight
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

if you've just used it twice you should just strop it. Stropping of course is a learned skilll so you may roll the edge doing it, but if you commit you'll get there. You should get a good strop and hone (coticule is versatile), otherwise you'll be learning with your hands tied behind your back. But ...
by loueedacat1
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Parma Violet
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

You might ask SCS to make you another batch. I think they do that sometimes.
by loueedacat1
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Classic Shaving Shave Soap
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Violet CS soap was one of my first products. I actually quite liked it. I also liked the lime coconut. But I haven't repurchased in five years, so I have to say it's at the end of the day not high on my list.

Lather is thin, but super super slick, so you can get a very nice shave off them.
by loueedacat1
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 31 thru Feb 06, 2011
Replies: 204
Views: 21982

Razor: Revisor Gold
Soap: C&E Sweet Almond Oil
Brush: Vulfix Strand
Strop: Tony Miller Horsehide
AS: Domenica Bay Rum/Lime
by loueedacat1
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Where can I buy Lavender and Rose SC in paraben free?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

the classic shaving house brand creams might not have parabens.
by loueedacat1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Real Shaving Co.
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

I have 2 tubes here--the menthol and the moisturizing. The menthol feels nonexistant, and the moisturizing is just so-so. They both have the same scent, which is lousy. I might throw them out. Hey Louee and Crackstar --- I was browsing around recently, and discovered the Menthol version of Real SC....
by loueedacat1
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Quarter hollow or full hollow?
Replies: 21
Views: 18823

I love them both. Which I use depends on mood.
by loueedacat1
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Dropped a razor...
Replies: 26
Views: 5775

That's why I never take my tighty whities off before shaving.
by loueedacat1
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The smell of Cella
Replies: 58
Views: 8766

colinmono wrote:Gordon, I suspect it is a water issue. Where I live, I get better lather from Cella or Valobra than I do from Harris or Trumpers (Harris is a close third place).
ditto

I go

1.cella
2. AOS/valobra
3. Harris
30. Trumper

Must be something in the water as they say.
by loueedacat1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tallow a'la Cella, not meant to be - But wait! There's more!
Replies: 33
Views: 6121

Well YMMV certainly holds true here. Cella (for me) is a lather bomb in my mug and smells nice enough, Arko? , wrinkles nose in distaste; set my face on fire as well. me too. Arko works well, but leaves my skin dry as if I came in off the desert, and I get the sense I'm using laundry detergent for ...