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by Bob
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: T&H Spanish Leather and CM Tricorn
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Yeah, I still pull out the Tricorn every once in awhile. I'm not as big a fan of it as I once was (as you say, it's a bit sweet), but I'll put a small dab on occasionally in the winter.

I've never tried the Spanish Leather. Someday, I'll remedy that.
by Bob
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new guy with phobia
Replies: 48
Views: 5126

Some very good advice here, but I think BobS makes the best point: It's the razor blade, not the razor, that is doing the cutting. Clean up the razor thoroughly. Use a disinfectant if you like. Immerse it in alcohol if that pleases you. But, always remember that the nice, new, shiny blade is what's ...
by Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Russian colognes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2456

Avoid the Polonium #9.
by Bob
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Trumper's Violet Cream Pre-Reformulation*
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Must resist!
by Bob
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Stepping Back from The Crack of Doom
Replies: 33
Views: 3864

This is good news, indeed, Gordon. I think you know what my next question is, though. What's the story on Trumper's Violet? I'm quite willing to believe that they've gotten past the texture/lather problems with their creams. But, as we both know, the Violet shave cream suffered from a "reformulated"...
by Bob
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Talc, who uses it?
Replies: 51
Views: 8084

I use Caswell-Massey's No. 6 or Verbena talc after my daily shower. Highly recommended.
by Bob
Fri May 01, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A couple of Old Spice questions
Replies: 2
Views: 657

My recollection of the Old Spice Lime was that it was quite good. If I recall correctly, I used it in the early '80s, and enjoyed it. I hope the bottle you purchased has held up well. Good luck!
by Bob
Fri May 01, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: favorite Taylors cream scent
Replies: 22
Views: 2859

Rose and lavender are my favorites from Taylor's. Unlike Gordon, I also enjoy the Eton College cream.
by Bob
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Under rated balm perhaps?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

I agree with Gordon on the Post-Shave Healer. I've been using it for years, and it works well. I think it's about as good as D.R. Harris' old formula, with one exception: the scent is nothing special. It's not off-putting, mind you. In fact, they tout it as "scentless", although it does have a bit o...
by Bob
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Types of paint?
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

I've had good luck with Benjamin Moore's Eco-Spec low VOC paint. Valspar has also done a good job, albeit with more fumes. Proper preparation, as has been noted, is paramount. I'm a big fan of TSP, although I'll probably use a phosphate-free "TSP" on my next project. Oh, and my house is about 100 ye...
by Bob
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Old Timers" - A Call For Reflections
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Wetshavers was the first shave forum I found, as well. It was rather strange, when compared to SMF, but it got me started using a DE. Has Don taken the news well? He seemed very devoted to the forum, and prided himself on helping tyros. He had tremendous respect for Gordon, and referred to him once ...
by Bob
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Came to vent, the economy got another victim and this time,
Replies: 31
Views: 3129

Sam, I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's job. These are tough times, indeed. If it's any consolation, I think you're doing the right thing by pulling back on the trip. It's a big disappointment to be sure but it's not an essential expense. As you say, it's good to learn from the mistakes you've s...
by Bob
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: TV Specials seems popular..I have a pristine D2 *updated
Replies: 5
Views: 806

This is an excellent razor, lads. If I didn't already have two (RAD!), I'd buy this one.
by Bob
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "The Horror... The Horror"
Replies: 34
Views: 3586

This has happened to two of my pots now. Cracks develop in the lids and the creams dry out. They have both been Taylor's pots, although I don't know why that should make any difference, since I sincerely doubt that Taylor buys different pots than Trumpers, Harris, et al. The pots in question have be...
by Bob
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Jan 12 thru Jan 18 2009
Replies: 255
Views: 21457

Thursday: Gillette '58 TV Superspeed / Gillette Super Stainless Steel blade (the "Spoiler") Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shave Cream Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet After Shave Balm I don't know whether it's a change in my nose, or the cream, but the citrus note has become more prominent in the Blenh...
by Bob
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream
Replies: 31
Views: 3776

I have a jar of the Blenheim Bouquet cream, and I think that it is excellent. My jar came with very dense cream, almost like a soft soap. So, it may have been dehydrated, for all I know. In any event, it lathers like a champ and the scent is strong but not overpowering. Highly recommended.
by Bob
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Ajaccio Violets...
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

I've been using it for a year or so. I find that the scent lasts a couple of hours, which is fine by me, really.
by Bob
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The bottom line
Replies: 67
Views: 6081

Always an interesting topic. Here're mine: Cream: Taylor's Rose or D.R. Harris Arlington (Trumper's Violet would be the one if the scent were still any good) Soap: T&H Luxury Razor: 1958 Gillette SuperSpeed (no longer made, but easily available) Blade: Gillette Swede Aftershave: D.R. Harris Pink Col...
by Bob
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: D.R. Harris Arlington Shave Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

The scent of my "new formulation" Trumper's violet cream is still wretched. Both pots. Feh. As for the Harris Arlington cream, I'm too gun shy at this point to pull the trigger on a blind purchase. Since no one in my area sells Harris creams, it will take quite a few thumbs up from knowledgeable Har...
by Bob
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: how long does your blade last?
Replies: 40
Views: 5078

4 shaves with most blades
7 shaves from Gillette Swedes
11+ shaves from the Gillette Spoilers I found in my dad's attic

I do two passes, plus buffing, per shave