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by wrath186
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Sandalwood creme.
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Trumper Sandalwood creme.

Love all of Trumpers scents. Rose and Violet are my favorites. The slickest, closest shaves I get from Mitchell's wool fat shaving soap. Since you're going to try tallow based soaps, you might want to give that one a try.
by wrath186
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: If you could keep just 2 razors which would they be?
Replies: 49
Views: 4384

One of my Gillette Fat Boys and my Merkur Barber Pole.
by wrath186
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I need a DE case!
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

How about this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Mary-Kay-Lip-Ca ... 3a62ccd4e9

I know it's a bit off the mark, but it could work.
by wrath186
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: a special sandalwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

I'm sorry for your loss. I have the same thing happen with Bayberry. My grandmother used to burn Bayberry scented candles at Christmas. Those are some of my fondest memories of my grandparents. The smell always takes me back.
by wrath186
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current Trumper's formulation
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

I would recommend the Rose. I have the sandalwood and while it's a nice it's not the best sandalwood I've used. I am partial to AOS sandalwood.
by wrath186
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saint Charles Shaving's Sue
Replies: 28
Views: 4301

Wow!! I have been away for far too long. Just this past weekend I used SCS Parma Violet for a wonderful shave.

Even though it is belated I would like to offer condolences to Sue's family. She will be in my prayers.
by wrath186
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Parma Violet
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Parma Violet

I am getting dangerously close to finishing off my tub of Saint Charles Parma Violet shave cream. The problem I now have is that it's a scent that's no longer available. I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions for replacing it. I have Trumpers Violet and it's close, but not quite there as...
by wrath186
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home Hot-Lather Machines? Improvement or Gimmick?
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

marsos52 wrote:just get a scuttle .. a puck of good soap... and use a brush ...

its a proven method

marc
+1
by wrath186
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Controversial Shaving
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Well on point one I believe in good strong hot water. I find that my shaves go really well after the shower. Then moisten my face and proceed to lather. I like to leep the lather "loose". That is, it gets to the consistency of sauce not meringue, if that analogy helps at all. I find that lather that...
by wrath186
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Why not grow a beard instead?
Replies: 26
Views: 3428

I have very curly unruly hair. Anything more than a closely trimmed goatee makes me look too scruffy and wild.
by wrath186
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Saint Charles
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

I have a tub of the PV cream and it is fantastic as well. Nice and slick and the scent seems to linger for hours, which I like. I have to load up soon on cologne from her so I'll be getting more of the PV products as well.
by wrath186
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switched to wet+DE, face cleared, then went bad again…
Replies: 28
Views: 2708

Ok, my razor burn is way worse than that. I have found that improper technique and a dull razor blade will definately have an affect on my shave. As an example I got what I thought was a wonderfully close shave this past Sunday. It was so good I was going to post my results here. Then Monday came an...
by wrath186
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone Tried This...
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

The glass holder looks kind of neat though. The picture looks like and etched glass holder. I wonder if it is actually glass.
by wrath186
Tue May 26, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: alum block
Replies: 42
Views: 6529

As an aside. I was on vacation two weeks ago and neglected to pack deodorant. I'm running late for dinner and don't have time to run down to the lobby of the hotel that I'm staying at to see if they carry any. Then I remember that the Alum block and those deodorant crystals are basically the same th...
by wrath186
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving poll
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Shaving poll

I had such a wonderful shave experience this morning it got me to thinking. How many times a day does everyone here shave? I know that there are some every day shavers out there, but it's just too much for my skin. I need to shave every three or four days, sometimes only once a week. That said I was...
by wrath186
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Newbie HELP: Shaving against the grain?
Replies: 20
Views: 2866

For an acceptable shave I don't go ATG, but for BBS I need that third pass. After the second pass I rinse and put on a fresh layer of hot lather. Let that sit a moment and then very gently start go against the grain. I have to pay close attention to blade angle and what my face is telling me. That u...
by wrath186
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traditional Wetshaving on Heroes
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Yeah, I saw that. Kept trying to see what type of brush, blade and razor he was using.
by wrath186
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: alum block
Replies: 42
Views: 6529

I'll add that in my relatively short wet shaving experience, that most of the guys who seem to like the alum have oily skin. Guys with dry skin almost always detest it and guys with "normal" are rather hit and miss. I have rather oily skin and really like my alum block. It helps my skin h...
by wrath186
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What's the deal with the Vision 2000?
Replies: 25
Views: 2718

Love my Vision, but it definately has a steep learning curve. I didn't learn how to use it correctly until I took a step back and got a less agressive razor and worked on my technique. With proper technique it's a joy to use.
by wrath186
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Long handle Merkur variants...better than classic?
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

out of curiosity why is it so polarizing? is it the size, heft?? thanks I do believe that weight is a factor as well. Being so hefty you need to rely more on technique and a light touch to get a good close shave. In my experience, some lighter razors can stand a touch of pressure to guide them alon...