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by levente
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Received my new Fraser's today.
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Unfortunately, none of the tubs I purchased thickened. I shaved with the Fraser this morning, and though I have never shaved with a brushless cream before, I imagine that this is what it would feel like. The cream itself didn't really even lather, and after attempting to lather in my shave bowl, the...
by levente
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Received my new Fraser's today.
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Gents, Well, I spoke too soon. Unfortunately, the change in the product is not for the better. I had originally thought that one tub was thicker than the other two, but now I can't tell one from the other. In other words, all three tubs delivered today are runny. I will contact Shaving Essentials wi...
by levente
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Received my new Fraser's today.
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Mine arrived today as well. I ordered three tubs, one each for my father, brother and me. One came much thicker, like Crisco, as Adam described, but the other two are much runnier. Not sure what to make of this. I will wait until they both cool down (although they didn't sit outside, as the postman ...
by levente
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Crown Perfumery
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Bob,

Would you be so kind as to point out where the bottles of Fougere are being offered for sale, as I am rather fond of the stuf myself.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Received Floris Sampler: my thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Basil, Yep, that's the one. To me, it opens a little like No 89, snd then fades into something akin to Trumpers Royal, but more subtle and nicer. Richard said that he didn't get the No 89 connection, though, although he did agree regarding the certain connection to the GFT Royal. BTW, do you know i...
by levente
Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Received Floris Sampler: my thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Teuton, Rather fun, ain't it? Lots of interesting stuff still out there, once one knows where to look. Of the current Floris scents, No 89 is really the only one I wear. No 127 is also nice stuff, but it's really more for my wife when we have any around. But they certainly offered some in the past ...
by levente
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Sexiest After Shaves?
Replies: 24
Views: 4893

CK wrote:Why are certain scents like Knize and Floris so hard to find? I want to smell knize but dont know where to get a bit!
Don't know where you are in New York, but if you are ever in NYC, Bergdorf usually has it in stock.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The Scent Of Which Legends Are Made
Replies: 26
Views: 5597

Gordon,

Thanks for the reply. I'll be sure to drop by Cambridge Chemists next time I'm in NYC.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The Scent Of Which Legends Are Made
Replies: 26
Views: 5597

Chris, So they say, and it's still available, or was very recently, at any rate. I have a bottle in the hall closet. Not bad stuff, although I'm told it's not quite as punchy as it was years ago. Regards, Gordon Gordon, I went to order another bottle and Chapman said it had been discontinued, at le...
by levente
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: T&H Luxury Shave Soap- So-So results
Replies: 36
Views: 4674

Gents, Regarding the gentleman who was having difficulty getting satisfactory results with his T&H soap, even though he had no problem with DR Harris soaps, I think the collective board may have let him down a bit (myself included). I agree with the comments about YMMV made by Chris and Gordon, but ...
by levente
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: shaving soap or cream that smells like 4711?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Interesting that the subject of WARS came up, as I am in the midst of testing some of the inexpensive Polish shave creams. Pollena Lider Active smells like a Gillette deodorant (you know, Cool Wave), Pollena Lider Classic smells like an industrial product witha hint of mint, Brutal (yes, that is its...
by levente
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: WWW.SUPERLATHER.COM IS OPEN!!
Replies: 191
Views: 43826

Anyone had any experience with the Gillette lather shave cream that will be offered on this site? It is my understanding that it is made in England.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 3 TV's for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Pm sent for one on right.
by levente
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saturday: A new haul
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Chris,

A shavegeek and an audiophile? The latter is a true ticket to bank account devastation.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving Soap Container Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3457

This is a topic I have been thinking about too. I want to buy several soaps in the next few weeks but I'm not sure if I should pay more and get them in the classy wooden bowls or simply buy a cheaper refill and try and find something to put them in. Do many of you do this, rather than paying extra ...
by levente
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: That Neroli One
Replies: 5
Views: 867

pdx, Can't speak for Gordon, but I much prefer the older Penhaligons. That being said, I think Castile is the best of their newer ones, somewhat reminiscent of Parfums de Nicolai's Cologne Sologne, though somewhat sweeter. For a more commonly available neroli, you might want to try L'Oranger Neroli ...
by levente
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking For Soaps to Fill My New Scuttles
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

This one should fit fine. http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/xcart/product.php?productid=417&cat=137&page=1 This is an excellent soap at an excellent value. Doug I agree. I have the 100g soap of this one, and had mentioned a while back that I found it to be a very good shave soap, perhaps not eq...
by levente
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Floris Soaps - what's the verdict?
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Gents, A quick warning. I ordered from that site once as well and had good luck, but members from another board, which will go unmentioned, have reported difficulties. The word is that if they screw up your order, it is next to impossible to get any satisfaction from them, as they do not respond to ...
by levente
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: British brick and mortar stores carrying Erasmic?
Replies: 0
Views: 430

British brick and mortar stores carrying Erasmic?

Gents, particularly our British brethren in London or Manchester, My cousins attend school in the cities listed above, and will be coming "State side", as they say, in a couple of weeks. They have offered to pick up some Erasmic shave cream and sticks for me (and maybe some Ingrams), and to make it ...
by levente
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Colonial Drug Fragrance Field Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2611

Gordon,

Doubly strange that the Brit scents weren't on Basenotes considering that the founder, Grant Osborne, is an Englishman.

Regards,
Basil