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by brz90
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Rose Perfumed Bear Grease - How Atkinsons Got Its Start
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

Gordon, for me its always been the independent shops and businesses that make London such a great place and it's sad when they go; but great when you find something new.

Jack
by brz90
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Rose Perfumed Bear Grease - How Atkinsons Got Its Start
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

I walk past the old Atkinsons building at 24 Old Bond Street often enough. It's one of those buildings in London where it pays to look above the ground floor. It's like a cross between a cathedral and a chateau with a tower rising above the roof and a 23 bell carillon in the tower that rings out on ...
by brz90
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Sterilized"
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Yes - sweet agreement - on Simpson brushes and the rest :)
And my team beat Manchester United on Saturday - life is good.

Jack
by brz90
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Sterilized"
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Perhaps you might read my post above and be enlightened. Oxford would not agree they they are the arbiters of correct English, and if they were, would that mean that the 'z' would be the correct usage in the fenlands around Cambridge? Of course not. Chris This is what the Oxford English Dictionary ...
by brz90
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Sterilized"
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

'Ize' and 'ise' are pretty much both acceptable in English English. My understanding has always been that 'ize' is the spelling 'approved' by Oxford University and used in the publications of Oxford University Press. The spell checker in Microsoft Word allows me to use both and I prefer 'ize' on the...
by brz90
Sat May 01, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris Arlington Scent
Replies: 39
Views: 5461

Warmer summer days are on their way and so I'm digging out the Arlington. Just a little alarmed by this thread and the review on basenotes which suggests my 2008 purchased Arlington is irreplaceable because of a dastardly reformulation of my favourite summer cologne I emailed DR Harris. Alison Moore...
by brz90
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Once upon a time circa 2006: Naming names
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

I confess I'm guilty of this discourtesy probably because I've been just a little paranoid of the kind of unlooked for disclosure of private and personal interests that Gordon has described in another thread. I've even been occasionally addressed as Brz without responding to the gentle hint. But I'v...
by brz90
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rhodium or not
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

My coronation #66 is certainly rhodium plated as I think most of them were, and in comparison my #58 certainly looks like it is rhodium rather than nickel plated. But on another forum Mr Razor has posted some old adverts that show Gillette did sadly make nickel plated #58s and #66s at least in the e...
by brz90
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney brushes
Replies: 144
Views: 29988

A couple of points..... As to the motives of the individuals making this a quest and what they are trying to do for Rooney, I think Rooney would pass. (I do wish these individuals would stop sending me PM's on the various forums by the way under several different user names.) Rooney and their retai...
by brz90
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney brushes
Replies: 144
Views: 29988

Did a search and tried phoning them up, got number unobtainable. Unity works - RA Rooney & Co. Ltd.'s historic though relocated City of London brush factory - seems to have been turned into retail units. Rooney is a brand name no more no less it seems now and their brushes could be made anywhere, pr...
by brz90
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: A Tale of Two Blades
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

I've got quite a few old blades among them some Wilkinsons. I find they behave differently to modern blades not least in their longevity. So I have to be careful for the first couple of shaves because they're so sharp but then I get a week or more of smooth close easy shaves before they gradually de...
by brz90
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjustable v. Gillette Super Slimtwist
Replies: 21
Views: 6810

Hi - I've got both of these. They're quite different - maybe the only thing they have in common - apart from being twist to open - is that they're both late sixties/seventies razors though they were still being made on through the 80s. The super adjustable is a development of the slim adjustable; bl...
by brz90
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Atkinsons English Lavender
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

OK - here's a link for Atkinsons English Lavender at Connaught:
http://connaughtshaving.com/englishlavender.html
by brz90
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Atkinsons English Lavender
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Paul already has the cologne in stock - I've just ordered some. I could post the link if it's allowed? If you google Atkinsons Old Bond Street one of the links points to a youtube video of the carillion being played. Gordon, I was walking home late one night when I heard this magical peal of bells c...
by brz90
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Atkinsons English Lavender
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Thanks Jani!
by brz90
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Atkinsons English Lavender
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Atkinsons English Lavender

Does anyone know where Atkinsons English Lavender cologne can be bought in the UK? Either in store or online? Or maybe even internationally on line if the p&p is OK? Connaught has the shaving cream. I've got a very small vintage flask of the cologne but that's all. At the moment I use L'Occitan afte...
by brz90
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Silver Platinum
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

OK I bought some of these! I've used these blue pack platinum edged Super Silvers before with some success so I thought they were worth a try. I know they get mixed reviews but I think that may be because there are a few variations on these Super Silver blades, some better or worse than others. The ...
by brz90
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris Arlington Scent
Replies: 39
Views: 5461

I've got a fairly broad range of soaps, aftershaves, colognes and Arlington still smells like top end quality to me, I've got cream, soap, shave stick, aftershave and cologne - best start possible on the right kind of summer's day. Last thing I bought was a shave stick and it has a little less citru...
by brz90
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Arlington AS vs. Arlington Cologne
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Arlington is subtle in both cologne and aftershave form. The aftershave has less staying power and also has some menthol in it - its meant to be used as an aftershave. The cologne holds out much better but it's definitely a warm weather performer. It never seems to get going on a cool day. On a hot ...
by brz90
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Frustrated with a rockett
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Here's my two cents - or threepennies - worth: 1. If you're mostly using superspeeds and just occasionally using the HD then there's possibly a muscle memory effect which works against you getting the best out of the HD and which is why it doesn't feel right. If you used it exclusively for a while m...