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by PeterS
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TOBS St. James Scent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

If it smells like the cream, think a less musky T&H 1805 with a stronger Aquatic note (assuming you’ve sampled 1805). It is a modern type aquatic scent that is quote pronounced when in the cream form. The cologne has a nice staying power as well. I like the scent enough to use it 2-3 times a month,...
by PeterS
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: P160 discontinued?
Replies: 83
Views: 12712

I recently purchased a fresh tub of Cella to give it a whirl. As with Chris, I found the rancid scent to be absolutely appalling, so I tossed it. I did keep the cool red tub, though. The endorsements of P160 are encouraging. Think I'll give it a try. Regards, I too found an odd scent with the Cella...
by PeterS
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: P160 discontinued?
Replies: 83
Views: 12712

I'm a recent user of the soft Italian soaps, and, no, I'm not responsible for any shortage of P160. :lol: The P160 Tipo Duro is wonderfully scented, with the marzipan/marchpane/lozina/massepain etc smell very strong, sweet and edible. Cella, gives as good, or better, lather, but smells like somethi...
by PeterS
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: P160 discontinued?
Replies: 83
Views: 12712

I had a look at the ingredients of my P160/Fitness/Cella, all different FWIW P160 tipo duro Aqua, stearic acid, palmitic acid, tallow, cocos nucifera, potassium hydroxide, parfum, potassium carbonate, benzyl alcohol, tetrasodium edta Fitness shave cream Aqua, stearic acid, palmitic acid, cocos nucif...
by PeterS
Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: New Forest Brushes - New Forest Superior Badger 2201
Replies: 15
Views: 4527

Well done Peter, the 2201 is the best value for money brush I've got, I love using it.

Looking forward to your next brush, more of the same but with a bigger knot? :wink:

cheers

Pete
by PeterS
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Nacet query
Replies: 14
Views: 2242

Seamaster wrote:Good blades, nevertheless.

Just tried one in my Slant tonight, and it gave a great shave in two passes.
Aye, the old ones were Czech made and the new ones are Russian. Excellent and slightly less excellent. Both good blades.

cheers

Pete
by PeterS
Sun May 16, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Some sites for soap?
Replies: 19
Views: 3758

Shoeboxshaveshop has the Valobra soaps on sale.

Pete
by PeterS
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: brush identity help please
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Red box with gold writing in English and French sounds like a Vulfix.

Not heard of a 1004A but they do a 1000A.

http://www.vulfixoldoriginal.com/produc ... oductID=14

Pete
by PeterS
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What are the Best Sensor blades to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 2281

I'll use a cartridge occasionally when travelling, so I got one of the Sensor handles from Trumpers thanks to Ben's info. They are really nice, well made with a heavy metal handle. A bargain at only £10 each. 8)

Pete
by PeterS
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Erasmic
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

My local Savers store still has the metal tubes on sale for 99p each.

Pete
by PeterS
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What are the Best Sensor blades to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 2281

Asda sell their own brand blades (a picture is here ) that fit the sensor handle.

Pete
by PeterS
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Purchase a new Merkur head only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

I had a google, I don't have an 11C but it looks like it's a 2 piece so no chance of changing the handle. Go for the 15C or 25C.

Pete
by PeterS
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Purchase a new Merkur head only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Gary

I know that 25C is definitely an open comb 3 piece and other handles like the Jagger fit no problem.

Pete
by PeterS
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Purchase a new Merkur head only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

How about this one?

http://www.thegoldennib.com/index.php?m ... cts_id=117

Although I'm in the UK and found a cheap Merkur 3 piece like the 42 or 33C is the best deal. Is the 11C not a 2 piece?

Pete
by PeterS
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Lasers
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

The Lasers I tried from Wilkinsons were made in India and 39p for a five pack. I didn't like them, in fact they were one of the worst blades I've tried.

Apparently there is a Laser Ultra available on ebay from India. These are supposed to be better but I haven't tried them.

Pete
by PeterS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 12 thru October 18 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 16676

Saturday

Kent BK4
Coates Almond
Rocket HD
French Swede, shave #3
GFT Spanish Leather AS

I'm not sure if these French Swedes are exactly the same as the Surrey or Stockholm blades I've tried before but the shave today was superb.
by PeterS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 5 thru October 11, 2009
Replies: 215
Views: 18164

sorry wrong post
by PeterS
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 100 Swedes for £13.99?
Replies: 43
Views: 4693

Well these blades seem to be the same as the Stockholm and Surrey blades I have tried. It will be interesting to hear other opinions, I can't find anything about the Q3 blades that Ben found earlier this year.

cheers

Pete
by PeterS
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 100 Swedes for £13.99?
Replies: 43
Views: 4693

I'm sure Ben had a picture of some 10 packs in one of the threads when he was selling them earlier this year. These blades have Annecy as the first address on the back and a V3 code on the blade itself, similar to the Q3 blades that Ben was selling. What was the verdict on those Q3 blades? cheers Pete
by PeterS
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My big fat Greek haul: new Gillettes, Bics, Astors and more
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

I think those Laser blades are made in India.
Wilkinsons (the UK shop chain) sells packs of 5 for about 40p. I didn't think much of the one I tried.