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by Bargepole
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Description of this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Description of this forum

When I first started looking at SMF, I was looking for a forum related to SE razors and didn't find anything that seemed to fit. Is there some way the description could be reworded to indicate that it includes threads related to any type of safety razors? Regards, Tom Agreed, it appears ambiguous f...
by Bargepole
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 7936

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

Luckily for us Brits, there is a source for the old 'grey caps' at very reasonable prices - well, for Creed anyway! What source is that? There used to be a place in Queensway but they're not there any more; where's the place you're thinking of? A flagon of Orange Spice and one of Baie de Genievre a...
by Bargepole
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Progress Report
Replies: 30
Views: 4952

Re: Progress Report

Agree with Mr. Brothers Esq. Actually I'd give the Progress the edge; the Vision was just too big and fiddly for me, and the Futur, which a great razor, always left me slightly leery of slicing my thumb changing blades (that pop-off/pop-on cap is a cut to the bone waiting to happen, if you're a klut...
by Bargepole
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 2nd-generation Tradere safety bar razor
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Re: 2nd-generation Tradere safety bar razor

Just got my Tradere SB a couple of days ago and I love it. Beautifully-machined, much better-looking in reality than in the photos, and a superb, quick, moderately aggressive but extremely smooth shaver. I too thought it might be tricky to find the angle with that flat (rather than curved, like the ...
by Bargepole
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 7936

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

...till I need the money for taxes or something ... You, too? I thought I was the only one. I learnt a new word today - petrichor , which seems apposite to the discussion of autumnal scents. Now I have the right word for the wet-earth underlying the rose in Voleur de Rose. Chris I used to live in a...
by Bargepole
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 7936

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

drmoss_ca wrote: Not a habit you should get into with Leica lenses. :oops:


Chris
SHUT UP about that old 35mm Summilux. That goes for the Noctilux and the... no. NO. I am NOT LISTENING *sticks fingers in ears, sobs*.
by Bargepole
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 7936

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

First, Coromandel and l'Air ... if they are your two staples then we don't need to do Big Data; we already know all about your olfactory self (merged, of course, with the o.s. of Mrs Sam, which is as it should be). Here's my take, for what it's worth. Comme des Garcons 2 Man : not as interesting as ...
by Bargepole
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: Vetiver

... initial rooty blast of the Giant Honkweed is really fine -- Honkweed? I don't find this with Google. A typo perhaps or just obscure? I made it up. "Honk" is slang for a powerful odour. Seemed appropriate. (Just think, every single word we use has been made up by someone, originally. Like jokes,...
by Bargepole
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Huge News:Re-Reformulated Penhaligon's Soaps
Replies: 62
Views: 4630

Re: Huge News:Re-Reformulated Penhaligon's Soaps

Go to page 6 of this PDF company newsletter and look at the picture at the top of the page: http://www.soapworksltd.co.uk/sites/default/files/soapworks_may_newsletter_single_pages_lo-res.pdf Yep, this company produces Penhaligon's soaps as well. I missed a few other names on the company's Our Clien...
by Bargepole
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Grey Flannel
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Grey Flannel

It's great stuff. How it's held up to the oakmoss nonsense, I don't know, but my last bottle was about 3 years ago and I was surprised how good it still smells. The ionone (violet) kick-start was not quite as surprising as it was once, but still a splendid summer smell. Glad to have been reminded of...
by Bargepole
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New Penhaligon's Scent coming
Replies: 35
Views: 3421

Re: New Penhaligon's Scent coming

... the big houses seem to settle for cedramber and iso e super (and even that is now limited by IFRA guidelines) these days. You forgot -- hang on while I... where's my chalk?... okay, that's the pentacle and just let me light these candles and can someone hand me the Holy water... thanks -- Ambro...
by Bargepole
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New Penhaligon's Scent coming
Replies: 35
Views: 3421

Re: New Penhaligon's Scent coming

Well I find I'm redundant on this, as I agree with everything Tim says. (Except that I'm even sadder about the Hammam than he is.) It's bad news; but we should expect it. Fragrance finds it hard to breathe these days, crushed between accountants, private equity punters, and regulators. But I do love...
by Bargepole
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A call for advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: A call for advice

Carpe diem
by Bargepole
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: C&S Oxford and Cambridge
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: C&S Oxford and Cambridge

SO how much are they asking for this stuff in the USA? Here, it's about a mid-list price: £75 ($115) for 100ml. For comparison, Hammam Bouquet is £85 ($130).

But, yes, I agree, it's a fine lavender soliflore, perhaps the best.
by Bargepole
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Summer scsents - anyone got comments?
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: Summer scsents - anyone got comments?

Sables: seconded. It's remarkable and one of my personal top five. Though a friend who also wears it tells me it's been reworked, and is now much smoother without the edge we're used to. The mad toffee/liquorice/fenugreek-and-cumin smell of Imortelle sauvage has been attenuated. I hope he's wrong bu...
by Bargepole
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: Vetiver

...With respect to your response to my tight-fistedness... Yes; I realised after I'd posted my comment that it could be interpreted like that, and I meant to post a follow-up, but then forgot. I didn't mean to suggest that you were a skinflint and I am sorry if I gave that impression. Your damn' ri...
by Bargepole
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: Vetiver

And you will. It'll happen. Happens to us all. 8)
by Bargepole
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: Vetiver

Expensive, yes... but by doubling your expenditure from Acqua di Parma you go up an order of magnitude in the kind of experience the fragrance will give you. Mona di Orio's Vetyver is not to my taste -- too much else going on, though the initial rooty blast of the Giant Honkweed is really fine -- bu...
by Bargepole
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: Vetiver

I think green, grass, chocolate and smoke are part of the deal with vetiver. The Guerlain has downplayed the vetiver until to my nose it's not really paying its way, and the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is in the same category -- to me it fetches up as a sort of citrus with something wrong about it, and an...
by Bargepole
Tue May 07, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: CROSS PENS AND PENCILS
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

I have two of the classic pencils. Old one: Made in USA. Sturdy, reliable, beautifully made. New one: Made in China. Flimsy metal, poorly milled (sharp uncomfortable ridge where the two halves join) and some cheap plastic lead-advance mechanism touted as a "feature" which can be removed to "convert"...