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by Bob
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Paestum Rose by Eau D'Italie
Replies: 4
Views: 582

I'm sorry that you're having such trouble finding a rose scent that suits you, Sam. You've been at this for quite a while now, correct? It would be interesting to see a list of what you've tried so far. There is something in the scent of roses that you enjoy. Yet, you haven't found a rose men's colo...
by Bob
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Oct 6th - Oct 12th, 2008
Replies: 261
Views: 24423

Thursday: Gillette '58 TV Super Speed / Gillette Super Stainless Steel Blade ("The Spoiler") TOBS Rose shave cream D.R. Harris Pink aftershave This is day 13 with this blade. I'm really shocked by how good and long-lasting these old blades are. To recap, I found a package of these blades in my paren...
by Bob
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: 22 - 28 September 2008
Replies: 259
Views: 25377

Friday: Gillette '58 TV Super Speed / Gillette Super Stainless Steel Blade ("The Spoiler") Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap DR Harris Pink Aftershave Well, I haven't posted a SOTD in some time, but thought that I would today because of the great experience I've had with these old blades. I found th...
by Bob
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A/S that smells of cloves
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Florida Water

Pomander by Caswell-Massey (if you can find it)
by Bob
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: AFTERSHAVES USED AS COLOGNES
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Frankly, I use most scents in the aftershave strength. I find that most aftershaves from Trumper's, Penhaligons, TOBS, etc., are fine in that strength. In fact, I think the only cologne strength fragrances I still use are Trumper's Ajaccio Violets, Taylor's no.74 Victorian Limes, and Caswell-Massey'...
by Bob
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Want to find a rose scent
Replies: 29
Views: 3968

Sam, have you tried Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet, or is that off your list? I very much enjoy the scent. My wife puts up with it.
by Bob
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Single malt scotch and brandy: How to drink?
Replies: 27
Views: 3770

Pour the single malt into a shot glass, then depth-charge it into a frosty cold mug o' beer. Mmm.


Actually, like some of the others, I use a small snifter when I really want to fully enjoy a scotch. I also add a little water to bring out the aromas.

Slàinte
by Bob
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Here's another vote for the Village Vanguard shows. If you are an eMusic subscriber, you can easily pick up both Sunday at the Village Vanguard , and Waltz for Debby . You'll also find the following four albums: Consecration , Moonbeams , Exploration and Complete February 1972 Paris ORTF Performance .
by Bob
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger brushes - best value "Humane" brush
Replies: 38
Views: 7687

I have an Omega synthetic brush. While it's nice for travel, it is not the equal of a badger brush, or even a boar brush. Still, it's serviceable. Of course, the synthetics aren't doing much good for the natural world, either, so weigh that in when making your decision.
by Bob
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bike Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 5501

I, too, have a Raleigh, although mine is only about 45 years old. It's a lovely bike. My other bike is a Schwinn World Voyageur, but it's only 35 years old. I, too, have been thinking about getting a modern bicycle, so I'll be interested in watching this thread develop.
by Bob
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of our own bites the dust tomorrow
Replies: 29
Views: 3858

Congratulations, Shawn. All the best to you and your new bride.
by Bob
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Advice on selling comic books
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

I just rescued a bunch of my comic books from my parents' house last weekend. Most date from the early '70s, although some are from the late '60s. I, too, am wondering if they are worth selling. I may have to go to a comics shop and check out the retail prices.
by Bob
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: face getting green after shaving?
Replies: 13
Views: 13452

It is not uncommon for men with very dark hair to have this "green" effect, especially if they have a Mediterranean skin tone. Some guys use talc to cover it. My advice is to just get used to it, however, since it is a natural occurrence. If you use the Search function, I think you'll find several t...
by Bob
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage C-M Greenbriar and Newport
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

I'm not a huge fan of either cologne, frankly. Of the two, I prefer Newport, and I prefer the old Newport to the new. Greenbriar is an OK scent, if you like that sort of thing. I wasn't aware that it had been reformulated, though. Certainly, the old formulation smelled pretty modern to me, so I'm no...
by Bob
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Should you ever pop whiteheads?
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

Should you ever pop whiteheads?

Only if they are your own.
by Bob
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your all time Number 1 shaving tip!
Replies: 74
Views: 14725

Practice, not products, will improve your shave the most.
by Bob
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Irritation - Need Help!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Greetings, Joe, and welcome to SMF. I have a couple of comments. First, although I, too, believe in "waste not want not", I suggest you set aside the pre-shave oil for now. By reducing the variables involved, you'll be able to pinpoint your problem quicker. The oil obviously isn't preventing irritat...
by Bob
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Crack of Doom----Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 2233

My two pots of "new" Trumper's violet still smell awful. Furthermore, they don't lather as well as my older pots of Trumper's creams. I'm sticking to Taylor's for now. If, in a year or so, someone who is knowledgeable concerning the old Trumper's violet tells me that they just bought a new pot, and ...
by Bob
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Prudes not need click here
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

I thoroughly enjoyed that. Thanks for the link.
by Bob
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bump Zapper?
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Sam, my feelings on "anti-bump" products are pretty much the same as "anti-nick" products. If you're getting enough ingrowns or nicks to justify the purchase of a specialty product, there is most likely a problem with your technique. Solving that technique problem should be your primary concern. OK,...