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by TRBeck
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Antica Barberia boar
Bison Tallow soap
Edwin Jagger Barley
Personna Med Prep
Thayer's Superhazel
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: BB 1818 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: BB 1818 replacement

I agree that it's quite unique. There's a talc note in it that isn't powdery in exactly the same way as some old-fashioned floral-musk. It almost smells like warm lather, if that makes sense. Taylor Sandalwood has a similar vibe but is not identical in scent. It might be as close as you could come i...
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Omega 011842 Premium boar
FSC Juniper & Bay shave soap
Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome
US-made Personna Med Prep
Thayer's Superhazel splash
Prada Luna Rossa EDT spray
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Omega 10049 Professional
Lavender-lemongrass soap
Edwin Jagger Barley razor
US Personna Medical Prep
Homemade aftershave spl
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

I have learned not only how to lather, but also how to make soap, including liquid soap (we refill old pump bottles now and buy no more wasteful plastic containers) and bar soap for the bath. I have learned a fair bit about sharpening blades of all varieties, and I hope to become more expert at thes...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?
Replies: 14
Views: 2038

Re: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?

Now *that* is one heckuva review. Thanks for that in-depth analysis, Brutus. I like my Edwin Jagger XL a lot. I wound up buying a custom handle with a Muhle knot a little over a year ago since I enjoy the feel and performance of the Jagger so much. Just right backbone, good splay, etc. The Muhle is ...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Antica Barberia Mondial boar
Homemade citrus/floral soap
Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome
Personna Medical Prep day 6
Homemade neroli aftershave
Prada Luna Rossa EDT spray
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Muehle synthetic in Rudy Vey handle
Homemade orange blossom vegan ss
Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome 89 DE
US-made Personna Medical Prep #4
Homemade neroli aftershave splash
Homemade bay rum eau de toilette
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Never saw it in central TX either, Gene. I used it with a water softener in San Antonio at my in-laws' house several times and finally gave up. I like the packaging, the price, the scent, the aesthetic, and the idea of a drugstore product. Alas, it is not to be.
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Semogue Mistura Taj Resin brush
Homemade vegan sandalwood ss
Edwin Jagger 89 Barley Chrome
US Personna Medical Prep day 2
Homemade lime-sandalwood a/s

No fragrance today. Job interview.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?
Replies: 14
Views: 2038

Re: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?

Brutus, like you I consider the Muehle synthetics the pinnacle for synths. I used my EJ (same fibers/knot) for 5 years almost exclusively and have another of the same in a custom handle. I would love your feedback on these Shavemac fibers whenever you get a chance.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

After puzzling over the ingredients and lather for years, here's what I think. Williams buys a tallow:coconut soap base made with sodium hydroxide, i.e., bath soap. They add Potassium Stearate. Unfortunately, the proportion of the soap base is too high, and possibly the coconut percentage in the soa...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Omega 10049 Professional
Homemade sandalwood ss
Edwin Jagger Barley razor
Personna Med Prep day #1
Homemade aftershave spl
Homemade Bay Rum EDT*

*Overproof rum, pimenta racemosa essential oil, orange essential oil, bergamot essential oil, benzoin; eau de toilette strength (in this case, 12% oils)
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Omega 49
Homemade soap
Red Tip
Medical Prep
Homemade Splash
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Semogue Mistura in Taj Resin
Tim's Lemon-Rose-Cedar soap
Gillette Red Tip double-edge
Personna Medical Prep blade
Homemade aftershave splash
Guerlain Vetiver EDT spray 8)
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Shavemac 2-band 24/50
Tim's Lemon-Rose-Cedar
Red Tip w/Medical Prep
Tim's Eau de Aftershave
Prada Luna Rossa spray

The soap is a new tallowate formulation I'm messing around with. No glycerin overdose, but it does have a bit of jojoba and some cupuacu butter. Good stuff.
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Omega Pro #10049 boar
Tim's Soap English "Fern"
Gillette Red Tip DE razor
Personna Medical Prep 2
Thayer's Superhazel a/s
CdG Vettiveru EdC spray

Old standbys. Real stuff. Nothing fancy.

Original beats and real live MCs. Classic.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 53
Views: 7207

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Never mind, I see it was posted in text form on page 2. Intriguing. No pure stearates anywhere, but the potassium palmate would have a big chunk of palmitic and stearic acids, and the potassium salt of those would thicken a lather nicely. Shea butter in the list is unsaponified, so added as superfat...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 53
Views: 7207

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

This is a new formula without tallow. Note: the box describes the fragrance as "discreet". That's appropriate. http://s3.postimg.org/45l4aectv/Tobs_Lime_soap_2.jpg Gary, for whatever reason I am unable to see this picture. Can you repost it or post an ingredients list from this? Sorry for the threa...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Shavemac 2-band silvertip 24/50
Tim's Fanboy Orange-Cedarwood
Gillette Red Tip w/Medical Prep
Thayer's Medicated Aloe Vera wh
Comme des Garcons Vettiveru*

*original formulation