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by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Savon de Marseilles and other Olive oil soaps
Replies: 17
Views: 3238

Dr. Moss, I too have tried the SdM, from Frenchsoaps.com and have had no such stench. However, my experience is rather on par with Gordon's. It works very well to strip one's skin, at least on me. And alas after a while actually irritated my skin to the point where I have discontinued use. They look...
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Olivia's shaving cream/soap
Replies: 22
Views: 8440

Gordon, Good review, I share the same sentiments regarding this soap. I have both the Olivia Crema and the Italian Crema. I prefer the Olivia because the Italian stuff burns me. I also agree with your assessment of the scent, it is a bit fruity. It reminds a little of marchiano cherries. Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you use when you where in HS?
Replies: 74
Views: 11478

Well, for me it was the early eighties and I was about 12 or 13. The beard started early and came in heavy and hard. Dad and Mom weren’t together anymore but he left behind an Atra and a Trac 2. I tried them both but that didn’t seem to get me close enough. I can still remember Mom telling me I was ...
by EL Alamein
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A/S and balms
Replies: 15
Views: 2437

Thanks, so you just spray regular cologne on your face? What would be the proper order if I applied everything: Witch Hazel, A/S splash, A/S Balm? I just spray or apply by hand any cologne. I usually spray on my throat and apply by hand on my face and throat. As for the order in which you apply all...
by EL Alamein
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A/S and balms
Replies: 15
Views: 2437

Some people do all that you describe. Ultimately you'll have to experiment and determine for yourself if you derive any benefit from using all that.

I personally use a balm followed by a cologne most days. Some days I just apply a cologne or an aftershave - depends on my mood.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An Early Christmas Present For You All
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

Dr. Moss,

Excellent stuff, I enjoyed it immensely.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Woody's Grooming Meat and Potatoes Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Rajeeve,

You will love the T&H shaving soap, it is absolutely excellent. I use this quite frequently and I never fail to get a top notch shave with it.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor's "Mr Taylor's" OLD vs. NEW
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Gordon, Well, I don't have all of them and I have very limited experience with the old formulations. I prefer some the old versions that I have and some of the new ones I have. The new seem to lather the same as the old but their scents aren't as rich in some cases like the Mr. Taylor. The old was g...
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor's "Mr Taylor's" OLD vs. NEW
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Gordon, Without stealing Giovanni's thunder my guess is that the Mr. Taylor shaving cream will be too strongly scented for you, even the latest formula. It strikes me as quite strong and in your face (no pun intended). Having read some of your past posts and having an idea as to what some of your ta...
by EL Alamein
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: C&E Almond shave creams and soap
Replies: 45
Views: 6850

Gordon, I will certainly relay any differences I detect when I have both available. I admit I was a little perplexed myself when I was given this explanation. It came after a few prodding emails as well. I was specifically looking for an Almond cream that did not have the benzaldehyde in it as I tho...
by EL Alamein
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What razor do you use?
Replies: 121
Views: 19074

TI 6/8th Eagle straights. One for almost each day of the week.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: C&E Almond shave creams and soap
Replies: 45
Views: 6850

Shaved today with the CE ALmond cream. Scent is not as pronounced as the Trumpers Almond, which by the way is the only other ALmond I have used. The scent also is to the more floral side where I think the Trumpers is more foody. It was very much a thicker cream. Some have said that the lather is sl...
by EL Alamein
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who lathers directly on his face?
Replies: 38
Views: 4077

drmoss_ca wrote:Sort of, is my answer. I start the lather in my scuttle, then work it into a frenzy on my beard, then put the brush back in the scuttle.

Mmmm. Hot lather.....

Chris


Same here.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery
Replies: 34
Views: 3786

Armando, I think Gordon may be on to something. Check out the descriptions of the scents from Englishhall.com and the site you posted. They are not quite the same at least for the Park Royal. Englishhall mentions cardamom as a note in the Park Royal whereas the Anglia description omits it. I suppose...
by EL Alamein
Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery
Replies: 34
Views: 3786

Thanks, Gordon that paints a better picture for me. I have some of the scents prior to Clive buying the line and I have half an eye on the situation should I ever want to buy more. Perhaps someone will once again rescue this line.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery
Replies: 34
Views: 3786

Was not the Crown Perfumery line bought and now produced by the Anglia Perfumery?
by EL Alamein
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: QED Vetiver!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4159

kd7kip wrote:
Doug ol' boy-

I already have the Frank/Myrrh on order (a 5oz tub) and will be happy to report back. I'm hoping it will smell like I'm shaving at High Mass...

-Scott


Scott,

It has been a long time since that High Mass was common. I still enjoy it when I can.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: alum block-questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6171

Anyone ever try applying Alum Block before shaving? Wet face, apply alum block, lather and shave. I read this somewhere, has anyone tried it? Neal, I've not tried it but I myself would shy away from trying due to reports that Alum discolors metals and I'm not talking about a blade in a DE. I'm talk...
by EL Alamein
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: somebody stop me!
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Samples are your friends. Give some a whirl first then you'll know if you want it enough to put it in your rotation.

Chris

EDIT: If you ever need to unload anything, I can take stuff off your hands at no charge. ;-)
by EL Alamein
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you think of this theory?
Replies: 31
Views: 4628

I don't know where you got this idea. it just isn't so. I'm not talking about anything clogging. I'm talking about How easy it is to cut and how much control you can maintain. Long whiskers act like a kind of ramp. The blade scoops under them when you cut against the grain (the hairs are tilted tow...