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by murchmb
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Two Plisson Shaving brushes and Razor--SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 999

The razor takes a Sensor cartridge.
by murchmb
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: vintage soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Of the four you mentioned, Yardley is the only one worth pursuing IMHO. It's the best performing soap I've ever used. The modern day equivalent is AoS Lavender, but the AoS still falls just short in the performance department. The eBay market for Yardley has been all over the place lately, but is do...
by murchmb
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Swarovski
Replies: 22
Views: 3505

I wonder how much a boar version would be?
by murchmb
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Manchurian samples
Replies: 109
Views: 16387

You almost have me with the Manchurian hair. If you label it "Vulpson" instead of "Simfix," you just may push me over the edge. :D
by murchmb
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attention North Alabama Wetshavers ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Bump. Read the first post if you are local and interested. I'm planning on buying a few items soon and it would be great if I could get some additional people in on some orders so we could get free shipping.
by murchmb
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anyone Else Use Brushless Shaving Creams?
Replies: 28
Views: 5222

Squire wrote:Hey, what about Cremo, where's the love?
I should have put it on my list above. JM Fraser's too.
by murchmb
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anyone Else Use Brushless Shaving Creams?
Replies: 28
Views: 5222

Kiss My Face
Trader Joe's Honey-Mango
Nancy Boy
Proraso

All of the above are fantastic when used brushless. Of them, Nancy Boy is the only one I prefer with a brush, but not by much.
by murchmb
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Light Aftershave recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3442

I enjoy using Proraso in both cream and liquid forms. They should fit your requirements.
by murchmb
Thu May 26, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Shelves of Shame 2011
Replies: 68
Views: 10395

nav wrote: Your soap collection is very impressive. How do you keep track which soap is where? :lol:
He's getting to a point where he's going to have to make an investment in some RFID/barcode technology and inventory management software. :mrgreen:
by murchmb
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Some New Soaps
Replies: 184
Views: 21546

I'll have to chime in as a Pre de Provence fan. In my experience, it is a top notch product in the price, performance, and scent departments. I'm fond of the ASB as well, particularly in the winter months. I find PdP very easy to lather, so perhaps it is more sensitive to the local water than other ...
by murchmb
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Genuine Horn Brush -SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

diggity wrote:Yardley is taken. Brush, Harris, and Alum are still available.
Thank goodness the Yardley is gone! It took long enough. I was starting to really wonder about the state of the wetshaving comminity.
by murchmb
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any one like wallets????????
Replies: 55
Views: 7084

I received two Saddleback wallets for my birthday this past November. A small and a medium both in Dark Coffee Brown. I've been using the medium and really like it. I'll probably give the small a try in a few months when the weather is warmer and I'm wearing lighter clothing.
by murchmb
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How'd you learn to drive, and on what?
Replies: 60
Views: 7273

1983. My Dad taught me in an empty Target parking lot. We drove his '75 BMW 1600. By the time I got my DL, he had upgraded to a diesel VW Rabbit. I switched between it and a '64 Corvair convertible until i saved enough money in '84 to buy a '78 VW Scirocco, my very first car owned by me. Thanks to m...
by murchmb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Musgo Real Classic aftershave
Replies: 16
Views: 3086

One of my favorites. I've never had a problem with it. I've always felt like it dried quickly and left my face smooth, sealed, and protected. I always apply to a wet palm, distribute between hands, and rub/pat it into a face still damp from a cold water rinse. As far as ingredients go, I always thou...
by murchmb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favorite soaps
Replies: 63
Views: 8805

I have a lot of favorites. Perhaps some top threes are in order. No particular order, actually. All out performance: 1. Vintage Yardley 2. AoS Lavender 3. Penhaligon's English Fern (tallow) Scent: 1. Penhaligon's English Fern (tallow) 2. Pre de Provence 3. L'occitane Cade Skin Care: 1. Mitchell's Wo...
by murchmb
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Does anyone ordered from qedusa.com lately? Have you?
Replies: 22
Views: 3744

Nate wrote:(Nate contributes to digression,) Who has tried the Hydrolast Afetrshave Conditioner from Enchante?
It's excellent, especially in the cold, dry months. I little goes a long way. I have the Peppermint and a sample of Sandalwood.
by murchmb
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A True 18th century shave
Replies: 18
Views: 2243

rsp1202 wrote:To complete his 18th century mission, after shaving by candlelight, Dr. Chris went galloping off on a house call.
He then returned later in the day with two live chickens and a slab of bacon for services rendered.
by murchmb
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: In the St. Louis area for awhile
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: In the St. Louis area for awhile

Any locals have suggestions for any good shave shops? (Or any shop, really. Nebraska isn't exactly a buyer's oasis.) Thanks! I grew up there and go back quite often. Sadly, I haven't found much available in the shaving realm. There is L'occitane, Crabtree & Evelyn, and a few smoke shops that may ha...
by murchmb
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I have only one shot to buy the right soap... need opinions
Replies: 40
Views: 5429

petr wrote:aos lavender. not exactly fresh, but still a good one.
+1 on AoS Lavender. It is the finest shaving soap in current production IMHO and is on par with the discontinued tallow based Penhaligons soaps in the performance department. I would say it's a fresh scent with a certain sharpness to it.
by murchmb
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: I am leaving DE's as for me I found a better solution
Replies: 35
Views: 5095

I never got along with the Fusion. In the short term, it gave really good results though the shaving process itself was somewhat uncomortable. In the long term it just plain tore may face up. I couldn't use it every day. Fusion aside, I regularly use a Sensor (twin). Probably 1/3 to 1/2 time these d...