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by levente
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Witch hazel question
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

timc wrote:
tonyespo wrote:I use it after my shave but before my balm. I don't use Alum at all.
Ditto.
+1
by levente
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Astra and Dorco blades
Replies: 26
Views: 4711

Not sure about the Dorco blades, but the Astras I've tried, which were made in Greece, by the way, probably in the same factory as BIC Metals, have been very good blades. Not the longest lasting, perhaps, but the shave quality was equivalent to that of the Israeli Personnas. Well worth using, in oth...
by levente
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where would you rather lather?
Replies: 24
Views: 3343

To answer your question, I much prefer to lather in a bowl. It results in more lather, and my face doesn't like a lot of brush work either. This brings something else to mind. I've been reading a lot of posts lately about ways to make the most lather, what creams make the most lather, and which met...
by levente
Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where would you rather lather?
Replies: 24
Views: 3343

To answer your question, I much prefer to lather in a bowl. It results in more lather, and my face doesn't like a lot of brush work either.
by levente
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave for medium to oily skin
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Trumper's Skin Food, in either coral (rose) or lime might work for you. It is not especially soothing, as it mainly works as a sealant, but I have oily skin and it has been very effective for me.

Regads,
Basil
by levente
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Family photos
Replies: 24
Views: 3350

Charlie,

Much obliged.

Basil
by levente
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Family photos
Replies: 24
Views: 3350

Charlie, Most excellent! I have the identical ceramic mug and bristle brush found in your Rocket collection picture, but not the brush and razor stand. My mug and shave brush have been in the family for almost thirty years and I was wondering if you got your set new or bought it recently, as that st...
by levente
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: It never hurts to ask!
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

jaradus,

It isn't so much that the scents are made by the same companies so much as Chanel's "nose", Jacques Polge, is reputed to be the creator of the Tiffany fragrance. They do share similarities.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In praise of the Simpson Polo 10 Best
Replies: 35
Views: 4952

Well, Simpson's troubles have certainly given many dedicated wetshavers pause in buying any of their new products, but I have a suggestion for Mr. Carter that may help out. Perhaps he can offer Simpson to be the manufacturer of the SMF IV brush, maybe something on the order of a Duke D3 in Best or S...
by levente
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Volunteer for SCS Study of EO/FO in Soaps and Cremes ?
Replies: 144
Views: 29825

Sue,

I will finish the trial tomorrow, and have been keeping notes on the form you sent in my chicken scratch handwriting. What is your preferred method of receiving feedback?

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Ajaccio Violets
Replies: 26
Views: 5377

k, If it is violet you are after, you may want to consider Beene's Grey Flannel, which after it's nearly suffocating mossy opening, dries down to a very wearable violet over sandalwood. Another fragrance, much more of a sleeper, is Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Bois de Filao, a much lighter violet over a...
by levente
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Injector Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

A word of caution: the newer Schick Injector blades that are now made in Germany are nowhere near as good as the US made ones. I've used an Injector for quite some time but put mine away late last year because I wasn't getting very close or comfortable shaves. It was only after reading a post here t...
by levente
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Yardley Original
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Ah, Gordon, I knew I could count on you to know your Yardley. Thanks for the info. I'd seen it somewhere on-line for a favorable price and it piqued my curiosity. While I have rather catholic taste in fragrance, it doesn't tend toward the modern. I appreciate your response.

Regards,
Basil
by levente
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Yardley Original
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Yardley Original

Gentlemen, Has anyone had experience with this particular Yardley fragrance? I believe it comes in eau de toilette strength. The information I have is that it was first introduced in 1992 (which, I know, hardly makes it "original", although perhaps we now have some inkling as to how Creed came up wi...
by levente
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetyver
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

Vern, For me a little vetiver goes a long way. The only two I use are Roger & Gallet, which is not a true vetiver and is a bit of a light weight, and Creed Original Vetiver, which is actually a recent fragrance (2005 I think) and, is again, a light scent. Anything with a stronger vetiver presence d...
by levente
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetyver
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

My current favorite vetiver is Commes des Garcons Vettiveru. This is a creamy, woody vetiver, and is a true eau de cologne, so requires a bit more application. It also comes in a fantastic 500ml bottle! Highly recommended. Yes, indeed, Vettiveru is a great one. I had intended to mention it in an ea...
by levente
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream 6/4.4oz case
Replies: 5
Views: 964

I can recommend him as well. Great service and fast shipping.

Regards,

Basil
by levente
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: CM-Greenbriar smells different than Shave Cream
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

. Is the cologne in the new or old bottle? C-M changed the Greenbriar packaging about 10 years ago, and I've heard that they also reformulated the scent at that time. I don't know for a fact if that's true. If you have an old bottle, it could explain the scent difference. C-M did in fact change the...
by levente
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which makes the most difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

The brush affects only the subjective experience of the shave, while the soap affects the quality of the shave. To the shaver both are important. To the rest of the world, only the latter can be perceived, and only then by a very small minority. Chris I agree. You can make good lather with a medioc...
by levente
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor Traditional Luxury Shave Soap
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Basil, Very likely, although I think, more accurately, they are probably the same soap, sourced from whoever actually makes them. I'm quite certain that Taylors don't manufacture their own hard soaps. If you buy it with the 'Taylor' name on it, you pay a bit more, just like a Vulfix made brush, wit...