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by levente
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Colonial Drug Fragrance Field Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

Gordon, You are absolutely correct regarding the general lack of knowledge about the high end British scents. Coming from a family where all of us (my parents as well as my four siblings) wouldn't leave the house unscented, I'm always a little surprised that people become curious about fragrance as ...
by levente
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Colonial Drug Fragrance Field Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

Andrew, Well, if you wanted to stay away from designer scents, you should have mentioned that to Cathy, as all the samples she gave you, save the Castle Forbes, are designer. And as an aside, there really isn't a Bandit Pour Homme. It may now be marketed as such, but when Bandit was created by famou...
by levente
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Colonial Drug Fragrance Field Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

Andrew, Re Jacomo: you hit it on the head about the 80's night club scene. Perhaps that is why I like it so much! It is a bit of a smokey, patchouli and spice bomb, perhaps not as gentlemanly as is preferred in these parts. It is one, though, that I would NEVER wear in anything but cool/cold weather...
by levente
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Recomendation Please.
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Rhett,

They are actually quite similar, so much so that if you own one, there is no point in owning the other. As an aside, while they are both excellent, neither matches the standard set by Crown Perfumery's Fougere, which is sadly no longer available.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Cologne Newbee here. Questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Michael,

I am of Greek descent and the user name means "gentleman" in my parents' native tongue, which I try to be when I post on sites.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Cologne Newbee here. Questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Michael, Great list of vetivers. One small note: in the US, the 1948 Creed Vetiver can be purchased in 2.5 oz bottles at Neiman Marcus. I have the new Carven Vetiver, and while I can't tell you if it is back to the original formulation, it is much better than it's previous incarnation, and is very g...
by levente
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Praise of the Pink!
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

soulshine wrote:where could i purchase a 500ml bottle from?

thanks!
s~s
Now, if we could only get some of our favorite retailers like Jim or Robert to carry the 500 ml size.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bic DE Blades
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Where are these blades made? The BIC blades sold under the Astor name that are made in Greece (as are BIC Metals) are a fine product, not as good as Swedish Gillettes, but better than the Israeli blades.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Help a new person with how many shaves from one soap cake?
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

PHS1, Whether triple-milled soaps are superior to glycerine soaps is a matter of debate. The shaving properties are quite clearly different in that triple-milled soaps tend to provide more cushion, especially, at least for me, the tallow based ones (e.g., DR Harris, Tabac). Triple-milled are much mo...
by levente
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Erasmic Shaving Cream
Replies: 17
Views: 3852

Gordon,

I think I recall that Erasmic shave cream contains lanolin. Is this correct? If so, have you had any sensitivity to lanolin before? I was just wondering if this is a product with lanolin that may work for those who have had previous problems with it.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Jim,

If I'm not mistaken, the Coral Skin Food has menthol crystals, which may be causing your reaction.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris Arlington Cream vs. Harris Arlington Soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

I'll chime in and say that the Harris soaps (at least the lavender and almond) are on par with the best I have used. Certainly no others I've tried are better.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Sun May 20, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Recommendations for Black Tie cologne
Replies: 37
Views: 5332

Tony, Lots of good suggestions for colognes, as well as the reasons for choosing. One scent that came to mind that might well suit you is Hermes Equipage, a very refined, mature floral (mainly carnation) that is quite elegant, and works well year round. You can probably find it to sample in your cit...
by levente
Thu May 10, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Crack of Doom
Replies: 363
Views: 55435

This is indeed a sad state of affairs. After many moons of using TOBS creams, I received one of those highly whipped Lemon & Lime tubs and decided it was time to look elsewhere. Well, that elsewhere was Trumpers. I've never tried the Harris creams, but it seems that the options are getting thin. The...
by levente
Tue May 01, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Agua Lavanda Puig
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Scott, The top bottle that you purchased is an EDT, and should have decent longevity. The huge (25.5 oz) plastic splash bottle is an EDC, a great bargain frequently found for under $10, but it is quite light. The EDT can be purchased in either spray or splash, and the container is glass. Regards, Ba...
by levente
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Agua Lavanda Puig
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Gents,

Do you use the EDT or the EDC? I've found that the former lasts a good bit longer.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "I tend more toward the less bloom is good camp"
Replies: 21
Views: 3985

This is why, honestly, I thought the SMF III brush looked absurd. Some people really like it, though. -Dan Yes, well, the SMF III brush IS a bit of a bloomer, but it is surprisingly effective with soaps, as well as being excellent with creams, so for those of us who don't have a king's ransom inves...
by levente
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Throttling Back
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Brett, I'm nowhere near as fastidious as you are about arranging creams and soaps, but I always make sure when I load a new Israeli Personna to use Trumpers or TOBS shave cream, as the blade is very harsh for the first shave (at least compared to the Swedish Gillettes), and the extra cushion sure is...
by levente
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Bic Metal Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 2331

Chuckle, Just to throw a wrench in the monkey works, I'll add that Bic actually does make a classic DE blade ( in Greece, I believe ), and that they are available in some areas of Europe and South America. Brett's used them, and found them to be quite good. Unavailable here, however ( of course ). ...
by levente
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Kent BK4 ( again )
Replies: 27
Views: 4009

Richard & Gordon,

Well, if Vulfix admits to bleaching its badger hairs, that would blow the theory that bleaching reduces brush stench, because new Vulfix Supers (and I've had a few) REEK.

Regards,
Basil