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by John Parker
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

Any one have any comments on how well (or not) MWF does in hard water? The Fine Vetiver I bought is doing well, as are several others. But I got to thinking about trying MWF again. And that often spells buying something!
by John Parker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 35
Views: 4451

Re: Vetiver

I very recently purchased Guerlain Vetiver. I do not have any experience with vetiver at all, except for a few samples some time ago. I find the Guerlain very nice for a summer scent, economical, and I am very satisfied with it. Even bought a tub of Fine vetiver shaving soap and Fine Green Vetiver A...
by John Parker
Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

Shaved with Fine Green Vetiver shaving soap this morning. Scent was very nice. Lather was nice but I am sure would have been wonderful if I still had soft water. Nonetheless, had a very nice, two-pass shave. Face-feel after the shave was also nice. And, Tim, your suggestion on the lather spill-over ...
by John Parker
Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

Thanks, Tim. I will try. Thought about using my Walmart sugar bowl, but want to be able to take the puck with me in my dop kit. But, boy, do I have my doubts that spill-over suds are going to fit this gap!
by John Parker
Fri May 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

The Fine Green vetiver shaving soap (in container) just arrived. Smells great. Do foresee a problem lathering since the puck is loose in the container; about 3/8 free space between puck and container. How am I going to get the puck to "stick"? Thought about grating some to fill up the empty space, b...
by John Parker
Sat May 19, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

Thanks, Gary. I did check Smallflower's for vetiver bath soap, and they have several. Or I may just wait until I have a chance to go to T.J. Maxx to check there (usually inexpensive if they have the stuff you want). And I think I may try the Fine Green Vetiver shaving soap. Have never used Tabac sha...
by John Parker
Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

Just checked out the Fine Accoutrements website! And then went to resniff my Fine Green Vetiver aftershave (very nice). Is it safe to say that the shaving soap scent matches the aftershave? The aftershave certainly goes nicely with my Guerlain Vetiver.
by John Parker
Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

I didn't realize Fine made a shaving soap. Will definitely check that out. And tomorrow is going to be my big experiment using distilled water to try to beat this hard water dilemma! Did find Calgon at the commissary today but not citric acid. But want to try distilled water before I get too involve...
by John Parker
Wed May 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: Vetiver

Gary, what was the hand soap you discovered? And how are you liking Morning Ghost? I am tempted to get Morning Ghost to go with my Guerlain Vetiver, but hate to buy it in the blind. Plus I am trying to overcome my forced introduction to hard water. (Moved into an assisted living place that doesn't h...
by John Parker
Sun May 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Want to buy --- Guerlain Vetiver
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Want to buy --- Guerlain Vetiver

I just bought a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver from one of the discounters. Inexpensive and I absolutely love it! If you want an matching aftershave, I recommend Fine Green Vetiver which can order from Walmart. Oh, Walmart also has a very good price on Perma-Sharp Super blades.
by John Parker
Tue May 24, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Art of Shaving Sandalwood tallow NOS soap
Replies: 37
Views: 7503

Re: Art of Shaving Sandalwood tallow NOS soap

Just received my first puck of AoS NOS Sandalwood yesterday, and inaugurated it this morning. I must say that it is as close to sandalwood as any soap I have tried, but still lacks depth of what I would consider to be true sandalwood. I personally find the scent strength on the light side, but not t...
by John Parker
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 15314

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Shaved this morning with the Brazilian (thanks, Gary!). Used it on two day stubble with my DE89. Found it sharp and smooth, perhaps a tad smoother than my usual first shave with a new Super Iridium. Will see how the week progresses with it.
by John Parker
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Platinum & Rubie Platinum Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4797

Re: Platinum & Rubie Platinum Plus

Sorry, Gary. Guess I did miss all that.
by John Parker
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Platinum & Rubie Platinum Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4797

Re: Platinum & Rubie Platinum Plus

Interesting! But your Russian Rubie Platinum Plus were counterfeit? And still perform well? Just checked ebay and what are being advertised as Rubie Platinum Plus blades from Russian right now are $1 per blade.
by John Parker
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 8241

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

Interesting thought, Squire! I do use several other soaps that list lanolin as an ingredient without the sensation, but I suppose the percentage of lanolin could make the difference. Like I said earlier, it is not a "pain" so it is not going to keep me from using MWF!
by John Parker
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 8241

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

Used MWF a couple days in a row now, and noticed something I had either not noticed before or had forgotten. It causes a slight burning sensation on my face. I know it isn't the shave because it happens as soon as I apply the lather. Not bad; just noticeable. Any ideas why the burn?
by John Parker
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current T.O.B.S. soap ---
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Current T.O.B.S. soap ---

Truly enjoy the scent of my TOBS Sandalwood soap. It does tend to dry out on me during the shave, probably my fault for not using enough water. And it does leave my face feeling drier than some other soaps do following the shave. Would like to find a less drying soap with the same scent.
by John Parker
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 8241

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

Was about to give away my half-used puck of MWF, then broke it out yesterday to use. And used it again today. Forgot how much I loved the scent and enjoyed the shave. Perhaps I will have to replace it when I eventually wear it down to nothing.
by John Parker
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: D.R. Harris shaving cream or Shaving soap or Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: D.R. Harris shaving cream or Shaving soap or Tube

Squire wrote:Almond and Lavender for me.
I'm with Squire!
by John Parker
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Masculine Scent
Replies: 22
Views: 3750

Re: Masculine Scent

F.W. Fitch wrote:Caswell Massey - Tricorn
Brooks Brothers - 1818
Geoffrey Beene - Bowling Green
Regret that Caswell-Massey Tricorn was discontinued.