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by Janus
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Pet Showcase
Replies: 32
Views: 1213

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: 587

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: 587

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: 587

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: 957

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: 775

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: 1020

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: 1388

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: 3384

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: 3384

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: 848

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: 1577

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...
by Janus
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: replating a razor
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: replating a razor

I've never taken apart a slim myself, but if it's anything like this fatboy, I wouldn't trust any chemical to do the job. Quite a bit of elbow grease needed here, IMO:

http://vintagesaws.com/fatboy/fatboy.html
by Janus
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Barbon Afershave
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Barbon Afershave

Also available from Barbiere di Figaro in the Netherlands.

http://www.barbieredifigaro.nl/en/shavi ... ave-100-ml

They also carry 'Figaro' after shave and shave cream as well as 'Viking' shave cream by the same maker (Caola).
by Janus
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: date codes
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: date codes

by Janus
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hair clippers and cutting your own hair
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: Hair clippers and cutting your own hair

Corded are definitely the way to go ... +1, got myself one of these maybe ten years ago and never looked back. I use it once a week and would replace it in a heartbeat if it ever wears out. So much better than the supermarket stuff. http://www.moser-profiline-shop.com/Moser-ProfiLine-Primat/details...
by Janus
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Are my blades GENUINE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Are my blades GENUINE ?

FWIW, mine came from Ireland as well.
by Janus
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Are my blades GENUINE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Are my blades GENUINE ?

Just received some Wizamet Lodz Polsilver stainless blades from a reputable dealer...I was surprised to see the 4 wax dots usually found on Russian blades,the Lodz blades were free from wax glue dots,or so I thought.Now I am wondering did I receive the "genuine article" ...???... I bought some mayb...
by Janus
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Good lavender scents?
Replies: 75
Views: 11588

Re: Good lavender scents?

Rick, if you want to try Cella and you're willing to take your chances with the leakage issue, there are European online vendors who will ship worldwide.

http://www.giftsandcare.com/en/

http://www.barbieredifigaro.nl/en/
by Janus
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Gucci EDT
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Gucci EDT

If I were you, I'd wait until Phil at BullGoose receives his Pitralon afterhave shipment. It'll be the Classic (aka German Pitralon, the one with the green label) that you'll want to try. Pretty much all cedar to my nose at least.