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by TRBeck
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: SOTD: April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

EJ XL Synthetic brush
Juniper-Lemon soap*
Edwin Jagger Barley
Medical Prep shave 1
Rosewater-Bay Rum**

*Homemade, with menthol
**Altered Superior 70 with rosewater, witch hazel, aloe vera, hydrovance (moisturizing agent)
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 114
Views: 21105

Re: Lavender

Vintage Yardley is excellent, although it tends to be slightly softer than the Atkinson's, so much depends on your preferences. Both are plenty herbaceous and green, and I like both. Bourbon Parfums also makes an affordable lavender water that tends toward greenness and which can be had inexpensivel...
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

Thanks for the 411 on the 444, Gary. :) Inspired by the Superior 70 talk, I dug out one of my bottles and went to work on a different variation. I like this stuff, but it's too much alcohol for my skin on a daily basis. I also love Meehan Bay Rum, an EDT or even EDP strength scent that includes rose...
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Saturday Edwin Jagger XL synthetic silvertip Homemade Vetiver-Balsam Fir soap Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome razor Personna Med Prep blade shave #6 Homemade Douglas Fir aftershave Comme des Garcons Vettiveru EDC Sunday Edwin Jagger 25mm silvertip fibre Homemade Vetiver-Tangerine soap Edwin Jagger Barley...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

I think you're right, Chris. These old firms and classic recipes don't need to change. Once you make a perfect soap, why mess with it? How much money has Floris left on the table in the last decade as the wetshaving scene has exploded and left the sodium palmate crowd behind? Wouldn't hundreds of gu...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

Interesting, Gary. I think the assumption was always that Maurer and Wirtz used one soap supplier for all of their stuff, but that may not necessarily be so. Here are the Irisch Moos ingredients. Keeping in mind that the ingredients for a good shave soap aren't all that variable, the standout point ...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

Tabac – potassium stearate, sodium stearate, potassium tallowate, potassium cocoate, water, sodium tallowate, parfum, sodium cocoate, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, tetrasodium EDTA, sodium hydroxide Speick – potassium stearate, sodium stearate, potassium tallowate, water, potassium cocoate, sodium ...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

I believe Irisch Moos was supposed to be the same as Tabac. That said, Speick and Tabac have almost identical ingredients list, with the only difference being the proportion of water. I've always thought they were probably the same soap. Probably/possibly all coming out of the same German production...
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Noberu Amber Lime Shaving Soap
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Noberu Amber Lime Shaving Soap

Excellent.
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Thater 4125 24mm 2-band fan
Tim's Soap Old-School Lime ss
Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome
Personna Medical Prep day #5
Tim's Neroli-Citrus a/s splash
Guerlain Vetiver edt - current

Better day with the badger, but meh.

Love the neroli-citrus splash. Neroli, orange, lime.
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

Sounds great, Gary! Adding menthol crystals is great because it works with almost any splash. Does the balm just mix itself in with some shaking?
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

Gene, Perfumer's Alcohol is expensive, not to mention that there is a hard cap on how much one can purchase for personal use. 1.75L at only 27% of the formulation lasts a long time, and I pay less than $40 for that much here locally. Now as far as scent goes, most hydrosols don't last. Just not in t...
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

Gene, That's the way I do it, but it doesn't have to be that way. The main thing is to have at least 25% alcohol, which is ample for long-term preservation but not enough to burn. I find that 40% hydrosols is enough scent to overcome the witch hazel aroma but not enough to be overpowering, but even ...
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

I've posted about this in SOTD, but I thought I would share about homebrewing aftershave splashes for anyone who is interested. I started doing this some time ago, almost right after I started wetshaving, but things have evolved considerably. My first homemade aftershave was orange-scented isopropyl...
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Thater 24mm 4125 2-Band Tim's Soap Old-School Lime Edwin Jagger DE89 Barley Personna Med Prep day #4 Homemade Lime Tonic a/s Guerlain Vetiver EDT spray Every shave is good these days, but I don't love the Thater brush. I keep it as my token badger, but I'm not sure it's even suited to that for me an...
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Noberu Amber Lime Shaving Soap
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Noberu Amber Lime Shaving Soap

Thanks for the review of this, Clive. Been pondering that Sandalwood one. I'm a sucker for sandalwood of every stripe. The potassium palmate, sodium palmate, potassium stearate trio leading things off is promising. That's the usual arrangement for the better veggie soaps currently available. Just lo...
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

Good info in this thread, too. I love SMF: http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?t=42449 And these two have some nice tidbits about T&H and the other similar soaps as well as "that lather" and potassium stearate. http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?t=50186 http://forum.shavemyface.com/vi...
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Great shot, Melyus! Semogue makes some beautiful brushes.
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Edwin Jagger XL Synthetic
Tim's Soap Old School Lime
Edwin Jagger DE89 Barley
Personna Med Prep day #3
Homemade Uncologne a/s
Homemade Bay Rum EDT
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1657

Re: "That Lather"

Is that a good thing or a bad thing, Chris? I remember the old T&H as absolutely top tier, but years and many other products and lathers have passed in the interim, and the newer T&H stuff is awful.