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by RazorRamone
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT: Boxes of Gillette Swede Blades
Replies: 0
Views: 701

WTT: Boxes of Gillette Swede Blades

I have several boxes of Gillette “Swede” razor blades. I am open to considering trades. Not interested in cash.

Of particular interest are injector blades or unused high quality shaving soaps.

Thanks,

RR
by RazorRamone
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: BB 1818 replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: BB 1818 replacement

I am a fan of 1818 too. I own most of the aforementioned suggestions. To my nose, none are close since 1818 is a sweeter bay rum inspired cologne. It’s has been many years since owning my suggestions, but I recall Calvin Klein Obsession and Vera Wang for Men having a similar vibe to them although I ...
by RazorRamone
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Worst scent ever
Replies: 58
Views: 13185

Re: Worst scent ever

C & S Cuba. The fecal note made me run to wash this scent off.

Vile.
by RazorRamone
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Tobacco fragrance
Replies: 13
Views: 4669

Re: Tobacco fragrance

Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud is one of the nicest fragrances I have ever worn IMO.
by RazorRamone
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Box of Gifted Creams
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Box of Gifted Creams

Although I am a shaving soap die-hard, by brother became tired of his shaving cream collection and gave me a large box to add to my collection. All kinds of goodies. Trumpers, TOBS, Coates, Harris, C & E, Cella, AoS, different lesser known international creams, etc. No surprises to me... except one....
by RazorRamone
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Pre de Provence 63 shaving soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Pre de Provence 63 shaving soap

This scent sounds right up my alley.

Time to look for this soap...
by RazorRamone
Sat May 09, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Oud
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Oud

If Oud is your thing and don't mind the cost, I suggest Tom Ford Tabacco Oud.

IMO, (and the continual compliments from others), this TF fragrance is fantastic.
by RazorRamone
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris Almond Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Good to see others' appreciation of DRH soap. I have tried too many soaps than I care to admit. I have become like several of the long term members on the forum. I now use only a couple of soaps that I really like with the rest of my collection rarely used. DR Harris Almond, a Tulip T3, my Canadian ...
by RazorRamone
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris Almond Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

DR Harris Almond Soap

Year after year of trying various soaps, I simply can't buy a better performing soap than DRH Almond.

I find even the vintage shaving soaps like Yardley and Pens English Fern are not quite on par.

Anybody else here have the same appreciation of this soap?

RR
by RazorRamone
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Suggestions sought: popcorn and popcorn oil
Replies: 42
Views: 4861

Re: Suggestions sought: popcorn and popcorn oil

After a decade of trial and error, we picked up a Whirlypop manual stove top popper and have enjoyed higher quality popcorn.
by RazorRamone
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 151
Views: 27074

Re: good sipping whiskey?

I thought of this post as I got to experience a 48 year old scotch last week. 1962 Tullibardine.

Fantastic scotch.

Highly recommended if you can find it.
by RazorRamone
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How long has it been since you bought new soap or cream?
Replies: 36
Views: 3837

Re: How long has it been since you bought new soap or cream?

It has now been 2 years since I bought any new soaps.

Other than vintage soaps that are in high demand, I am not motivated to buy most readily available soaps. I either have them or have tried them.

Which reminds me... I need to post a WTB for vintage Trumpers violet soap on the BST forum. :D
by RazorRamone
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A Current Trumper Hard Shave Soap
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: A Current Trumper Hard Shave Soap

There are few hard shaving soaps that I have not been able to create a decent lather with my T3 and soft water. I tried several Trumper shave soaps over the past 4-5 years and eventually threw them out. I could not get close to a thick lather. There are too many excellent shave soaps and creams on t...
by RazorRamone
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soaps - Palm Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 2019

Re: Soaps - Palm Oil

out of curiosity, how much palm oil is used for soaps etc Vs. food additive product? thanks clive I too would assume that food additives would represent a larger portion. That said, the cosmetics industry is huge too. The article states that palm-oil represents half of the world's internationally t...
by RazorRamone
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soaps - Palm Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 2019

Soaps - Palm Oil

I was flipping through a Reader's Digest from last year that highlighted the plight of orangutans due to the devastation of Indonesia's jungle. In large part, palm-oil production is responsible for unsustainable deforestation practices in the jungle. The article mentioned that 78 square kilometres o...
by RazorRamone
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Home blending of scents
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Home blending of scents

Bargepole wrote:So, hell. Maybe your chap's right. Maybe I'll shake up my 122-year-old Guerlain Hegemonienne with a dose of Brut and a good squirt of Schiaparelli Snuff from 1979, splash it on all over.
Not sure why anyone would want to ruin Brut like that... :lol:
by RazorRamone
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More humbug
Replies: 17
Views: 1738

Re: More humbug

I have walked into several hipster barbershops where young bearded fellows with retro sailor tattoos have attempted to sell me on Jack Black's "awesome" products.

And out the door I went...

RR
by RazorRamone
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

The more important question is, "What was any member of this list doing in a l'Occitane shop, anyway?" Buzz Guilty. Shopping for my wife's Christmas gifts. That said, I have used their shaving products and personally find them of higher quality than most readily available brands. The Cade shaving s...
by RazorRamone
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Haha... Sorry.
by RazorRamone
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Has anyone else noticed the low grade Plisson shaving brushes in L'Occitane stores?

I never thought I would see the day of a Plisson synthetic brush paired in a mall brand men' s Christmas gift for $85.

Times are changing...

RR