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by bernards66
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Are Simpsons brushes still shedding?
Replies: 28
Views: 4618

Re: Are Simpsons brushes still shedding?

Glad to hear that it seemed to go well. I doubt that you'll have any workmanship issues with that brush. Whether or not you wind up loving it ( after you get used to it and you break it in ) is, of course, a personal thing. Thanks for the follow-up.
Regards,
Gordon
by bernards66
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Monotony vs. variety in soaps and creams
Replies: 62
Views: 6716

Re: Monotony vs. variety in soaps and creams

'More refined'?...yes, that must be it....definitely.
Regards,
Gordon
by bernards66
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7449

Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

Friday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette 'Swede'
Kent BK4
Trumpers Rose hard shave soap
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Taylor's Sandalwood

Gordon
by bernards66
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Monotony vs. variety in soaps and creams
Replies: 62
Views: 6716

Re: Monotony vs. variety in soaps and creams

Pretty much the same as Squire...whatever it pops into my head to use that day. But I also agree with Squire in that I've found that I get optimal performance much more often if it's a cream/soap that I'm using daily as opposed to one I just use occasionally ( same's true for brushes and razors for ...
by bernards66
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 531
Views: 85336

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Yes, the link that Ron provided is the real stuff. I believe that Smallflower/Mertz may also stock it and perhaps a couple of other online shops; I'd have to check. I found mine locally ( which was a mini-miracle in and of itself as I was getting set to scout around for current online US sources ). ...
by bernards66
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7449

Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

Thursday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette 'Swede'
Plisson #14 EW
Trumpers Almond hard shave soap
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Spanish Leather

Gordon
by bernards66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 531
Views: 85336

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

I didn't think that I'd be contributing to this thread again maybe ever. Initially I posted about how I'd settled in with the old Vinolia and it's true that if they'd left it alone that WOULD have been that.....but they didn't. So later I posted about having switched to Mitchell's Wool Fat. All the ...
by bernards66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Good lavender scents?
Replies: 75
Views: 13337

Re: Good lavender scents?

Squire, I'm sorry but Sam's ex was hopeless when it came to gentlemen's scents. His current GF seems more discerning and appreciative ( chuckle ). As I've said here before I've had women from their 20s up to my own age compliment me on both English Fern and Spanish Leather so to hell with all this '...
by bernards66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery Imperial After Shave
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Crown Perfumery Imperial After Shave

John,
Thanks for the link. Any of their aftershaves were rare even when the stuff was still being made. I don't recall ever actually seeing any live in a shop. Best of luck in your hunt Sam!
Regards,
Gordon
by bernards66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 51
Views: 6314

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Ron, I guess that would be a matter of personal opinion but I'd consider Boellis to be a 'traditional' product. Afterall, it's supposedly been around since the 1920s ( in some form or other ) and Boellis is an old barbering concern in Naples. I don't know; when Boellis first became available statesi...
by bernards66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7449

Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

Wednesday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette 'Swede'
Simpson Tulip #3 ( Somerset )
Coate's Almond shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Spanish Leather

Gordon
by bernards66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Good lavender scents?
Replies: 75
Views: 13337

Re: Good lavender scents?

Rick, Well, the subject has already been pretty well covered above but I'll add my two scents anyway. There is no doubt that scents like what you seem to be searching for have become more and more rare. I am surprised that neither the SMN Imperial Lavender nor the C&S rendition did it for you though...
by bernards66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 51
Views: 6314

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Ron, It sounds like that you're good to go then. I used the Taylor's Lime yesterday and, you know, I think that Porter is right; it DOES have a bit of that old timey 'eau de quinine' sort of scent about it. Definitely nice stuff, and white too, which personally I appreciate. I'd not tried a Taylor's...
by bernards66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent
Replies: 14
Views: 2170

Re: Trumper's Violet Cream - Scent

Bob,
You're very welcome and it's nice hearing from you again. You have a good year as well.
Regards,
Gordon
by bernards66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7449

Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

Monday: Schick Injector N2 with Schick double blade Barbasol Lime canned shave cream D R Harris's Pink A/S Trumpers Spanish Leather Something like this happens very rarely but as the result of a last minute emergency call I had to be at my office earlier than I'd planned to be and so, the usual type...
by bernards66
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 8259

Re: SOTD: December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Sunday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette 'Swede'
Plisson #12 EW Plexi
Taylor's Lime hard shave soap
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern

Gordon
by bernards66
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: End of the line for some nice products.
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

Re: End of the line for some nice products.

That was an interesting little article...I couldn't figure out how to access the base article to which it referred however. Yes, 1799 is usually the date given for the foundation of the Atkinson's firm in London. What brought his company to the attention of the upper crust first is said to have been...
by bernards66
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery Imperial After Shave
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Crown Perfumery Imperial After Shave

Sam, As far as I know all Crown Perfumery products disappeared from the market over a decade ago. Shortly after Clive Christian acquired the line he began to discontinue some of the scents ( this was in the very early 2000s ) and introduce scents under his own name at ridiculous prices. After a few ...
by bernards66
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 51
Views: 6314

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Ron, If so than there must not be that much of it as shea butter in concentration usually annoys my skin and I got not a hint of that with the Taylor's Lime. I agree with Porter that the lather is excellent but disagree that the Trumpers is a poor second. To me the soaps are competitive even if I'd ...
by bernards66
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: After all these years (rose shave soap)...
Replies: 23
Views: 3436

Re: After all these years (rose shave soap)...

Richard, Nice to hear from you again. I agree that it's a shame that DRH has yet to provide use with a rose hard soap. Based on my current experience with that Taylor's Lime hard soap, a rose one from them would also be welcome. However, my self personally, I continue to be happy enough with the Tru...