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by Janus
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Yes, you need a Zenith.
by Janus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

You're welcome, Murray! New vendors keep poppin' up fairly regularly, I've noticed. Hopefully there's enough business to go around for them all. I wonder if this little hobby of ours is gaining popularity.
by Janus
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Another vote for RazoRock Mamba. I've been using it for the last three months or so with Feather blades and keep getting close and comfortable shaves. Great razor IMO.
by Janus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?

I've been using the RazoRock Mamba with barberpole handle lately. Mild but efficient, all stainless, very well made and good looking to boot. Apart from the ridiculous name and a slightly longer handle than I'd prefer, I think it's really impressive.
by Janus
Fri May 11, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 7998

Re: "That Lather"

Palmolive .... I wonder if there is a cream in a tube that has that scent, and might perform better by virtue of being a cream. Maybe this would do (not sure about the scent though): http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?t=56216 As a side note, Wilkinson Sword shave stick is also worth trying....
by Janus
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Creams
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Truefitt & Hill Creams

T&H Sandalwood is still around, although heavily reformulated scentwise a few years ago. Lavender OTOH is gone.
by Janus
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 7998

Re: "That Lather"

Here's an old house moving against the current, apparently:

https://www.cyrilrsalter.co.uk/products ... 5428871305

No first hand experience, though, so I don't know if it's any good.
by Janus
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Pet Showcase
Replies: 32
Views: 3290

Re: The Pet Showcase

She's a pretty dog Phil. It just now occurred to me that she's jumping into the water wearing some type of padded saddle with handles? Does that impair her natural ability to swim? Thank you Gary. It is actually a dog life vest. It basically just aids in keeping her back end up while swimming. I wa...
by Janus
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MDC Rose and Vetyver
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Here's one place for MdC samples. UK based but they ship worldwide: http://shavedash.com/products/#!/Martin-de-Candre-Shaving-Soaps-samples-France/p/47080424/category=11579823 FWIW, I have also tried a few of their bath soaps and they all smelled more or less the same to me, probably due to a quite ...
by Janus
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MDC Rose and Vetyver
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Murray, I don't get any of the original MdC scent, only a lemony scent, which is quite mild off the jar but much stronger lathered up. Still milder than the original. I like it. I also like the original MdC, so if there's anything similar in citrus, I may not be able to detect it, since i don't find...
by Janus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MDC Rose and Vetyver
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

MDC Rose and Vetyver

Just FYI. Limited edition now available.

https://savonnerie-martin-de-candre.com ... on-a-raser

Not cheap, but if you must...

EDIT. There's Citrus also (which I already have).
by Janus
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap

nav wrote:Most users of fine soaps have agreed with this and basically call it Tabac with better scents.
Just to clarify, how do you know this?
by Janus
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I need a new soap.
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Re: I need a new soap.

I prefer tallow soaps but I could get by with Savon du Midi, if I was forced to go vegan. A 75 g puck goes for around 3 to 4 euros this side of the pond. They also make soft soaps, but I haven't tried those. I don't know if it's availabe stateside.
by Janus
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Got a new brush
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: Got a new brush

... After owning several Omegas and Semogues, I can say that this Zenith is a cut above the others ... That has been my experience as well. I have a couple of the big all metal handled ones (chrome over copper, I believe) and while the Omega 48 may look the same, it is not. The Zenith is much bette...
by Janus
Fri May 05, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

Re: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?

Musgo Real is the best balm I know and it is really soothing on any minor irritation I may sometimes get. Luckily I haven't really experienced major razor burn since my very first de shave many years ago which left me looking like a baboon's backside (some might say my face still looks like that, mi...
by Janus
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3853

Re: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

mantic wrote:
Janus wrote:...Cella colognes, lavender in particular, would also get my vote, if only they fixed the leaking caps.
Huh. Didn't kow Cella made colognes. :oops:
They do, and recently an aftershave, as well (a Knize Forest sort of scent, IMO).

http://www.giftsandcare.com/en/35_cella-milano
by Janus
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3853

Re: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

Floid aftershaves. Good stuff and very affordable, at least this side of the pond. Cella colognes, lavender in particular, would also get my vote, if only they fixed the leaking caps.
by Janus
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Boellis Crema da Barba (Spiga, Condotti, Chiaia 9)
Replies: 0
Views: 966

Boellis Crema da Barba (Spiga, Condotti, Chiaia 9)

I came across these while looking for some Panama shaving soap: http://www.italianshavingshop.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=40 New to me and to this forum, I believe, as my search yielded nothing. Apparently they have launched correspondingly titled colognes in 2014 or thereabouts and they seemed m...
by Janus
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: shavemac pure badger
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

Re: shavemac pure badger

I did own a shavemac pure badger brush years ago, a bulb shaped one, but it was far too prickly for me. Quite stiff, too, if memory serves. Face lathering was out of the question and even applying lather from a bowl was uncomfortable. The only pure badger brush that I have these days is a Vulfix Gro...