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by lanolite
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3052

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

I'm also a lucky holder of one of these rolls. Truly fantastic soap. I bought a roll of it several years ago thanks to a heads-up by you on these forums...and I completely forgot about it! I'm going to dig it out and try it. I just looked up that post. It was 6 years ago and you still haven't tried...
by lanolite
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3052

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

Straight Arrow wrote:I'm also a lucky holder of one of these rolls. Truly fantastic soap.
I bought a roll of it several years ago thanks to a heads-up by you on these forums...and I completely forgot about it! I'm going to dig it out and try it.
by lanolite
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Struggling Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 5501

Re: Struggling Newbie

Great idea. An Adjustable was a big help to me starting out and I still use it most of the time even though I rarely adjust it any more.
by lanolite
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 535
Views: 91776

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Colgate Deodorant Beauty Soap, with lanolin and hexachlorophene. From 1956! It has a little seal on the wrapper commemorating the 150th anniversary of Colgate-Palmolive. Colgate & Co. was founded in 1806, so that's how I get the 1956 date. Remember hexachlorophene? It was in just about everything, i...
by lanolite
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Nancy Boy body soap, conditioner and styling cream
Replies: 1
Views: 2396

Re: Nancy Boy body soap, conditioner and styling cream

I like the Signature scent best, though Blossomwood is also good.

I like variety in soaps and switch around quite a bit but the NB soap is one I keep coming back to.

Their shampoo, more than their bath soap, is fantastic for me, and I find it isn't even necessary to use conditioner.
by lanolite
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Top Secret shave cream
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Top Secret shave cream

I'm having a similar issue with a tube of "O Melhor" cream, another Confianca product. In fairness, it is over two years old. It's at the point where it's becoming unusable, though, kind of like D.R. Harris creams used to get. A tube of Veleiro of about the same age is okay so far, as is a tube of w...
by lanolite
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Ingram shaving cream
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Ingram shaving cream

The runniness has been a recurring problem, and is sometimes ascribed to tubes which have been exposed to excessive heat in shipping. For that reason, it might be best not to order it in the summer.
by lanolite
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Gillette cream revival ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Gillette cream revival ??

Interesting, Oscar. I got some of the Gillette menthol from Shoebox last year and it said Made in UK. Pretty sure it was old stock, though.
by lanolite
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Myrsol Travel Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Myrsol Travel Brush

Very clever!
by lanolite
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: US Open
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: US Open

After seeing more of the course, I like it, especially the native rough (that sounds slightly naughty). It doesn't seem to have slowed the pros down.

Overall, a pretty boring tournament, though, with the winner never much in doubt, like McIlroy at Congressional.
by lanolite
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 535
Views: 91776

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Agree about the Swedish Dream Sea Salt soap, although it is a bit rough on the skin -- I assume it is pieces of rock salt? Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I was looking in the back of a cabinet for something and found a box of three soaps from Caswell-Massey, which they call the Presidential Soap Coll...
by lanolite
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: US Open
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: US Open

Didn't get to see much on TV and it seems it may almost be over, barring an epic Kaymer collapse -- not that these things never happen (see Adam Scott in the 2012 British Open.)

I thought the fairways looked odd with all that brown. Is that the way they looked originally?
by lanolite
Fri May 09, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pennzoil has a new synthetic motor oil
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: Pennzoil has a new synthetic motor oil

The website Bob Is The Oil Guy (which is the equivalent of SMF for motor oil fanatics) got Pennzoil, which is a division of Shell these days, to answer some questions. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/pennzoil-q-a/ Question 8 asks for the diference between the new oil and the existing product; the comp...
by lanolite
Sun May 04, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Carbolic Soap
Replies: 14
Views: 5844

Re: Carbolic Soap

Anyone who remembers Lysol in the brown bottle will recognize the carbolic - phenol smell, although I believe Lysol no longer has phenol. Lifebuoy advertised it would prevent "BO" and it smelled strongly of carbolic, too. Apparently it is still made in some countries; at least the Vermont Country St...
by lanolite
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: I bought a new iPad Air
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: I bought a new iPad Air

I was interested in trading in my iPad, too, but a little concerned about getting all personal data off of it first.

Don't really feel comfortable leaving the job to someone else, either. Did you do it yourself?
by lanolite
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Tell me again; what's wrong with Dial?
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Tell me again; what's wrong with Dial?

Maybe it should be noted that Dial hasn't used hexacholraphene since 1972 . According to the always-reliable Wikipedia, hexachlorapene was suspected of being a carcinogen, but was cleared in 1978 after a study by the National Institute of Health. It is legal to use in the US, but only as a prescript...
by lanolite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Comparison of Current Popular Shave Cream
Replies: 61
Views: 2522

Re: Comparison of Current Popular Shave Cream

A couple of points, Johnny Drum is produced by a small family concern but they don't make it, rather they buy it in bulk then slap their label on it. I'm sure you know more about it than me, Squire, but I had understood Willets had started distilling again. I haven't been out there for a few years....
by lanolite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Menthol shaving cream
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: Williams Menthol shaving cream

Last few years the Williams in the tube was very hard to find.The past year Sara Lee has really cranked up distribution,and many online EU vendors have both varieties in stock. Thanks for the info, Malocchio! Can you (or anyone) recommend a Euro vendor who has this? The only European company I've o...
by lanolite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Menthol shaving cream
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: Williams Menthol shaving cream

brothers wrote:I didn't find a euro vendor, but it's on Amazon for $1.13. Are you conus?
Yes, I am. Funny, I can't find it on Amazon, although there are a lot of old Williams ads. Hmm.
by lanolite
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Menthol shaving cream
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: Williams Menthol shaving cream

Last few years the Williams in the tube was very hard to find.The past year Sara Lee has really cranked up distribution,and many online EU vendors have both varieties in stock. Thanks for the info, Malocchio! Can you (or anyone) recommend a Euro vendor who has this? The only European company I've o...