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by Bob
Sat May 10, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Slick creams
Replies: 23
Views: 4184

If you really want a slick, somewhat greasy cream, I recommend Caswell-Massey's creams, probably in the almond scent. Don't use a brush with them, though, as they'll gunk it up. I'm not sure what you mean by "overdoing it", though. You could also try cold pour soaps with high glycerin contents. Good...
by Bob
Mon May 05, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Vintage Aftershave Balm from Portugal
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Hello, Leon. I think perhaps this should be posted in the Shopping forum. Also, I clicked on the link in your signature, and it took me to one of those "domain available" pages. You may want to look into this.
by Bob
Mon May 05, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scenting Your Own Creams.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Chris Moss has made violet shave cream using Kiss My Face's unscented cream. I admit that I may give that a try myself. Each time that I use Trumper's "new formulation" (if that's what it is) violet cream, I become more firmly convinced that's what I'll have to do to get a decent violet shave cream....
by Bob
Mon May 05, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Select my new mid-priced scent: details below
Replies: 24
Views: 3324

Tim, based on your list I, too, will recommend the Caswell-Massey Number Six. If you're lucky enough to have a C-M store around you, then sample some of their other scents.
by Bob
Thu May 01, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello from a B&Ber!
Replies: 21
Views: 2424

Welcome to SMF, Michael.
by Bob
Thu May 01, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Favorite Lime Cologne
Replies: 24
Views: 4059

Craig, I'm curious about the Indian Old Spice lime aftershave, as well. I recall liking the American version in the Eighties (?). You'll see an old bottle of the American stuff pop up on eBay occasionally, but at outrageous prices. If anyone out there is using the Indian aftershave or the shave crea...
by Bob
Thu May 01, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Coincidentally, I'm wearing it today. I really enjoy it, and it's unlike anything else I have.

I don't consider it a feminine fragrance, and neither does Penhaligon's. In the end, though, you have to make up your own mind about whether a scent is masculine, feminine, both, or neither.
by Bob
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of Trumper's creams
Replies: 89
Views: 8681

I used my pot of "new" (formulation? production?) Trumper's violet again this morning. The theories that some folks had about the cream improving with age have not panned out thus far. I got the same weak lather and off scent that I got when the pot arrived. My plan is to wait another year, monitor ...
by Bob
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Castle Forbes Cedarwood oil shaving cream question
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

I believe there's a thread on this scent already. If you use the search function, you'll be able to find it. As I recall, the opinions varied quite a bit. Several of the posters said that the aroma was akin to peanut butter. My guess is that it's something that you'll want to try before you buy.
by Bob
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Summer/Office cologne recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 8280

Doug, your instincts are very good on the Harris Arlington. It is very short-lived indeed. I still love it, though, and wear it frequently.
by Bob
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Charles Tyrwhitt Lemon & Cedar Shaving Cream...
Replies: 26
Views: 3940

Well, it was discontinued, Tim. I'm on my last pot. Are you implying that it's back in production? If so, I want some!

I find that the Lemon & Cedar shave cream is an exceedingly good match for Caswell-Massey's Number Six cologne, by the way.
by Bob
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Caswell-Massey cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Ahh, another fellow shaver gives the Caswell-Massey cream a try. It's too bad that you hadn't seen the reviews before discovering the sale, but what's done is done. So now you've discovered C-M's dirty secret: shave creams (and soaps) with excellent scents and horrible lather. They seem like they ou...
by Bob
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Old Spice Lime Cream
Replies: 16
Views: 5457

I miss the Old Spice lime aftershave. I guess Shulton had good reasons for discontinuing it, but I always enjoyed the scent.

Does anyone know if Shulton made an Old Spice lime shave cream, in addition to the aftershave and cologne, here in America at one time?
by Bob
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you to the Adminstrators and Moderators
Replies: 69
Views: 6785

Well, I'll continue the love-fest. This really is a well run place. It's one of the primary reasons I keep coming back. Thank you.
by Bob
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Repackaging of Old Spice
Replies: 70
Views: 10519

Jack, I can guarantee that my grandfather didn't wear body spray, including Old Spice body spray. :wink:
by Bob
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Is Coate's really THAT great?
Replies: 32
Views: 3568

I think one of the online vendor's description of Coate's creams states that they are unique because they contain gelatin. I don't know if this is true, but it might explain that little extra cushion effect I get when I use Coates. I agree though, that we all need to move on. If Coate's is someday r...
by Bob
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Best liquid aftershave
Replies: 27
Views: 4322

Im thinking something that has no lingering scent. I am tempted to order say a couple of Pinauds from Appleton and a couple of Boosters from Executiveshaving and then adding glycerin if I need to To me, the Pink scent doesn't linger as long as the Thayer's (which doesn't stick around that long, fra...
by Bob
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Best liquid aftershave
Replies: 27
Views: 4322

Sam, I like Harris' Pink a lot. For me, it's pretty much all I need. Like you, I also use the Thayer's Rose Witch Hazel. I don't follow that up with anything else. To me, the Harris feels even lighter than the Thayer's. The Pinaud is a nice aftershave, if you like the scent. I really liked it in my ...
by Bob
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The Heat is On
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: The Heat is On

Any times on helping these light scents stay around longer? Buy two bottles and keep one at work! Like you, I love these lighter, citrus scents in warm weather. Really the only way to ensure that they'll last all day is to re-apply in the afternoon. The alternative (dousing yourself in a large quan...
by Bob
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: 3 weeks and no cuts, no problems. Is it better though?
Replies: 23
Views: 2761

I'm with Squire. Don't go doing multiple passes just for testing purposes. Why abuse your face? If you really want to do four passes, then by all means do so. But don't do it for objectivity's sake. After all, someone will inevitably point out "YMMV".

Have fun with your shave.