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by Ken
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver

I just noticed in a previous post that I said that Trumper and Taylor had a heavy red coloring. I meant Trumper and D.R. Harris. As I said after that, Taylor has dropped the coloring from their rose shaving cream.

Ken
by Ken
Wed May 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver

Gary,

i agree. It was an excellent cream. It was marketed to women and that may have been a mistake. I think more men would have liked it if they had been willing to try it.

Ken
by Ken
Wed May 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Rose, Cyril Salter and Vetiver

Sam, Trumper's, Taylor's, and D.R. Harris all make rose shaving creams. They all have a wonderful smell, work well, and are available in tubes if you want to try them out. Trumper's also has a rose shaving soap but my experience with their soaps in recent years has been disappointing. One problem wi...
by Ken
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Unscented - Fragrance Free Items
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: Unscented - Fragrance Free Items

The Art of Shaving has a complete line of unscented shaving products.

Ken
by Ken
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Thank me later, Trumper Limes on sale
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Thank me later, Trumper Limes on sale

Received a phone message today. The Limes is already sold out.

Ken
by Ken
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Thank me later, Trumper Limes on sale
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Thank me later, Trumper Limes on sale

Sam,

Ordered it! Thanks,

Ken
by Ken
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumpers Aftershave Tonic
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Trumpers Aftershave Tonic

Gordon,

My wife and I just returned from a week in London and a week on the QM2. At Trumper's Curzon Street, I bought a bottle of the Coral Tonic. I think it is very nice, although I am not a fan of the Coral fragrance. So I still prefer the DR Harris Pink. But still a good product.

Ken
by Ken
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Back to Jolly 'Ole
Replies: 68
Views: 9016

Re: Back to Jolly 'Ole

My wife and I just spent a week in London, followed by a return on the QM2. Unfortunately, there were three storms in the north Atlantic, so the trip was a bit rough (although no plates or waiters went sprawling). The stateroom toiletries on the QM2 were Penhaligon's Quercus, which, I gather, replac...
by Ken
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I had a dream/vision
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: I had a dream/vision

It is believed that Solomon had more than 1000 razors, mostly DEs.

Ken
by Ken
Fri May 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's. What's Going On?
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Re: Penhaligon's. What's Going On?

Chris,

I figured that Penhaligon's wouldn't "reimagine" Blenheim Bouquet to include vodka. But my more serious concern is the apparent disappearance of Hammam Bouquet. That would be a real loss.

Ken
by Ken
Fri May 23, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's. What's Going On?
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Penhaligon's. What's Going On?

I just received an email ad fromPenhaligon's advertising "Penhaligon's Cocktails." With respect to Blenheim Bouquet, the ad states that it has been "reimagined in vodka, zesty citrus with a splash of prosecco and a pop of peppercorn." It's difficult to know whether this is just a mental reimagining ...
by Ken
Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Back to Jolly 'Ole
Replies: 68
Views: 9016

Re: Back to Jolly 'Ole

To speed reentry into the US, apply for Global Entry. You fill out a form on-line, and go for an interview and the approval is good for five years. It also satisfies the TSA pre-check requirements, so that you don't have to take off shoes, etc. when flying in the U.S.

Ken
by Ken
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Andrò a Roma
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: Andrò a Roma

If you like churches, I would recommend Sant'Andrea al Quirinale (designed by Bernini) and San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (designed by Borromini), both on the Quirinale Hill within a block of each other. Also San Clemente, with a 12th century church built on top of a 4th century church built on top ...
by Ken
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: US Source for GFT travel-sized bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: US Source for GFT travel-sized bottles

Gordon,

BullGoose has the 200 ml aftershave in a plastic bottle for $48.

Ken
by Ken
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: US Source for GFT travel-sized bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: US Source for GFT travel-sized bottles

Gordon, Shoplondons.com carries the Spanish Leather aftershave and cologne in plastic bottles of 200 and 500 ml. The aftershaves are $48 (200 ml) and $80 (500 ml) and the colognes are $52 (200 ml) and $96 (500 ml). Unfortunately, they all have an "out-of stock" label attached to the listings. Presum...
by Ken
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush Dust
Replies: 21
Views: 3176

Re: Brush Dust

Buzz,

PM sent.

Ken
by Ken
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: anyone try art of shaving Balm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: anyone try art of shaving Balm?

Anthony, I'm not sure what scent you tried, but my recollection is that AOS provided samples of the unscented products, so you may just be smelling the product without added fragrance. I agree with Gordon that the AOS Aftershave Balm is really more of a moisturizer (and without any sun protection fo...
by Ken
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Tell me again; what's wrong with Dial?
Replies: 16
Views: 3877

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

I don't know that there is anything wrong with Dial now. But, originally, it contained hexachlorophene, a product that was ultimately banned from the consumer market. The slogan was "It's the hexachlorophene in Dial that does it."

Ken
by Ken
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anyone care for The Art of Shaving Uscented Shaving Cream?
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Anyone care for The Art of Shaving Uscented Shaving Crea

I used to do what Squire does, but I have gradually come to realize that I have never had a tube dry out on me. Tubs, yes. So, even though tubes are more expensive, that's all that I buy now. A number of years ago, a salesperson at the AOS Madison Avenue store--a highly competent one, by the way, wh...
by Ken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers creams
Replies: 34
Views: 2468

Re: Trumpers creams

Gordon wrote: "Yes, Bob and Chris were two, Ken was another [who never received a bad Trumper's pot]. As you can tell from that linked thread from '07 Ken initially was inclined to think that I was being a tad paranoid, or at best, had simply gotten the odd 'off' pot. But as the thread continued ( a...