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by Bargepole
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Gordon's All Time Top Ten Colognes
Replies: 36
Views: 13837

I recently purchased a bottle of M de M. I never had it before, so I can't compare it with earlier bottlings. But this fragrance definitely has an earthy, "dirty" topnote to it. Perhaps it is not as apparent as before, but it is certainly present.Ken Yup, still there but it's a cheaper jasmine and ...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: What are your must own Colognes?
Replies: 28
Views: 7248

Oh lord. "Must have" as opposed to "DO have"? Even so it's a bit embarrassing: Caron Tabac Blond Guerlain MOuchoir de Monsieur Guerlain Jicky Caron Coup de Fouet Caron Bain Royal de Champagne Caron Pour un Homme Caron Poivre Caron Yatagan [as you can tell, I'm an Ernest Daltroff fan] Angel for Men C...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does it matter where you buy colognes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3701

Dave, "Millesime" is a French word that means "year." It is frequently applied to wine, as, e.g. "un bon millesime." It can also refer to the date on a coin. It is not used as a substitute for "annee," which is a general term meaning "year." I'm not sure why Creed chose the name, but it does sound ...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Where do you get DE blades?
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Given the range of stuff you Ameddicans can get hold of (I am having to have a Plisson brush shipped from Atkinsons to LA and brought over to London by a friend -- this is a brush which comes from our nearest Eruopean neighbour!) it is a pleasant relief to say that I can get Swede Gillettes at miy l...
by Bargepole
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Bic double edge blades
Replies: 13
Views: 4617

First of all Greece is not in the 19th century anymore:roll: I understand that you are a tourist that has only visited Corfu & Athens,but let me asure you that Greek men ARE well groomed & well shaved (in fact Greeks were shaving as far as 3000 B.C...) & Greece has a few large cities other than Ath...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ingrowns, pluck or free-up
Replies: 13
Views: 1979

Pluck. Nothing - nothing - is more satisfying than when you get the little bugger in the death grip and tear it free, screaming like an uprooted mandrake. Well, I say "nothing" but, gosh, getting that raspberry seed out from your bridgework is pretty good to. And the one where you're desperate for a...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A place to put my stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 3494

Re: A place to put my stuff

I am not allowed to have (store) any shaving stuff on the bathroom countertop at all. I inquired with SWMBO about getting a nice barrister cabinet for the bathroom (a shallow ploy for more space) and was met with a chilly "have you lost your mind completely with this shaving nonsense?". Allowed? Al...
by Bargepole
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Guys, guys -- what if you hate the book? Then I'll be an outcast. (Like the bit in the movies where the gal says "Oh be gentle with me big sir" and then WHOP up comes the knee.) Seriously: this wasn't a sales pitch, just a true story. Dr Moss blew my cover. You don't like the book, hunt HIM down, ok...
by Bargepole
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Re: Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus

...And got better, too. Different story. Mind own business. Chap entitled to some privacy.... This sentence did it for me - Bargepole , Michael and this style of writing. Well, well - moved from Gordon Square to Cambridge? I think our paths last crossed on Steve Masticola's little list. Apart, that...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you use when you where in HS?
Replies: 74
Views: 11969

I'm told the Pinaud Spanish Leather was a pretty robust lavandine accord (a rougher, "scratchier" lavender hybrid which grows a little higher than e.g. Grasse lavande) -- you can get fairly close to it, I think, if you take the Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne and imagine it turned down a couple o...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Bic double edge blades
Replies: 13
Views: 4617

Yes... the taking-blades-with-me business bas become irksome; one of the reasons for having a permanent bolthole is so as to be able to go there with just a briefcase. And we all know what that means now. So I may have a go at the Bics sometime soon. . . What I should also have mentioned is that, ou...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you use when you where in HS?
Replies: 74
Views: 11969

Wonderful little piece you wrote there, I thoroughly enjoyed it. And just what IS that turn of the century Guerlain cologne that you said you have? Tell me more. Regards, Gordon Well thank you Gordon. The Guerlain is called Eau de l'Hegemonienne and its most notable characteristic is the sheer weig...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Bic double edge blades
Replies: 13
Views: 4617

Is that "quite sharp" as in American (= "very") or British (= "moderately")? They are the only commonly-available blade on the extremely small Ionian island where I have a small hovel (Paxos) and I tend to bring out my own blades. I know Bic make disposable razors but somehow I don't trust anything ...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus

The Slant Bar, aka \|, aka Backslash Pipe. What an odd thing. What passions it do arouse to be sure. Here for the edification of the faithful and the encouragement of catechumens follows my own pilgrimage, in eight fits or stages. FIT THE FIRST: INCOMPREHENSION Wonder what this damn Slant Bar is. Wo...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you use when you where in HS?
Replies: 74
Views: 11969

Late to the party, too, but just discovered this thread. O tempora! O mores! My father's old nanny gave me a shaving kit-in-a-box for Christmas when I was 14 and I remember the excitement ("I'm a man! I'm a man!") of that first shave; the cold striking against my bedroom windows, the brand-new, rath...
by Bargepole
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to pare down to the barest of what you needed
Replies: 46
Views: 6547

Everything. Everything is the bare minimum.

But if we're going to be harsh and legalistic:

Rooney Style 3 Medium Finest
Trumper's Violet shave cream
Merkur Progress w/ Gillette Swedes
Trumper's Coral skin food
Guerlain Eau de l'Hegemonienne (probably the last bottle in existence, from ca. 1905)
by Bargepole
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Gordon's All Time Top Ten Colognes
Replies: 36
Views: 13837

MdeM is still in production, not in the large plastic bottles, but since 2 years it's only available in the 'bees-bottle'. Unfortunately they changed the formula, the strong and weird, almost faeces-smell in the topnotes has gone. The new owner of Guerlain have changed all their old formulas, tryin...
by Bargepole
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Churchill's razor
Replies: 31
Views: 5431

No specific cologne is mentioned as Bond's personal choice [ . . . ] The only reference to Eucris is in On Her Majesty's Secret Service [ . . . ]It's unclear in the story, whether the Eucris is the cologne, or the hair dressing.. Had to sign up just to settle this one... Trumper's Eucris was until ...