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by RazorRamone
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed - Overrated
Replies: 56
Views: 6728

Although they're hardly inexpensive ( but still considerably less pricey than Creed ), if you like old school traditional gentlemen's scents, the old original Penhaligon's colognes ( of which there are four ), Trumpers, Floris No 89, and a couple of others, and the Santa Maria Novella line are plac...
by RazorRamone
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed - Overrated
Replies: 56
Views: 6728

Didn't Sinatra and Newman wear Rolexes too? :wink:

RR
by RazorRamone
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed - Overrated
Replies: 56
Views: 6728

It appears I'm not such a contrarian after all...

RR
by RazorRamone
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Want to find a rose scent
Replies: 29
Views: 3954

Iquitos by Alain Delon is my favourite rose inspired scent.

Love it or hate it, it is one of the most unique fragrances I have ever come across. I think highly of it...

It is now discontinued but you should be able to still find a bottle.

RR
by RazorRamone
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed - Overrated
Replies: 56
Views: 6728

Creed - Overrated

Sorry to be the contrarian... but I have no idea why Creed has such a cult following. It is way overrated and overpriced in my opinion. I find the majority of Creed men's line to be acceptable but certainly not the god-like juice that many describe it to be. I have tried GIT, BdP, MI, and Santal to ...
by RazorRamone
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Leather, tobacco, cognac
Replies: 18
Views: 3182

These qualities are what I searched for in a cologne.

You may want to try Michael Kors for Men. Big Cahones type fragrance.

Not appreciated by the metro-sexual oceanic scents that continue to be introduced.

I love it.

RR
by RazorRamone
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sandalwood Creams
Replies: 25
Views: 3512

Looks like I need to go buy some AOS.

Thanks for all the replies!

Cheers,

RR
by RazorRamone
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sandalwood Creams
Replies: 25
Views: 3512

Sandalwood Creams

I have been thinking of buying another Sandalwood scented cream but only have C & E as my benchmark. Personally, I find C & E's Sandalwood to have a slight medicinal smell. Lately, this cream has been put further back on the rotation. I would be interested in any personal "rankings" of the various S...
by RazorRamone
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kaloderma Shave Cream
Replies: 28
Views: 5588

I bought a couple of tubes in Safeway and so far its meets expectations.

I thought I was buying re-packaged Florena.

It has a lighter scent than Florena.

RR
by RazorRamone
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: For the Noxema Fans...
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

I received the vintage Noxema... Seller had 2 remaining tubes which I picked up as well. No deterioration at all. Great shave with fantastic lather. I like using this once common product. Peformance wise, Noxema is as good as any of the "niche" brands that fill my bathroom cabinets. I have no idea w...
by RazorRamone
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: C & E - Discontinued?
Replies: 18
Views: 3284

Thanks Gordon.

In reading past posts regarding rumours of other brands' plans to discontinue products, it makes me wonder if this is a cheap way to sell a few more items before one leaves the store?

At any rate, I am stocked up on C & E for a couple years now.

We'll see what happens...
by RazorRamone
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: C & E - Discontinued?
Replies: 18
Views: 3284

C & E - Discontinued?

I was in Victoria, BC today picking up some additional C & E shaving soaps. I mentioned to the clerk how much I enjoyed their shaving products. Her advice was to pick some up while it is still available. They were told by their corporate management that the plan is to no longer carry any of the men'...
by RazorRamone
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How do I use a bunch of soaps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Great idea. I immediately went to the site to order a half dozen.

Just over $5 dollars for 6 X 8 oz. amber jars and $20 to ship. This is unfortunate. Especially when I live about 4 hours from their corporate office.

Does this seem accurate?
by RazorRamone
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: For the Noxema Fans...
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

If this tube is in fact from the 70's, I would expect some deterioration.

As I haven't used Noxema shaving cream (only the regular cream) before, I am interested to see how it performs compared to the "higher end" brands that we enjoy using.

Maybe I should line up some Hai Karate too? :D

RR
by RazorRamone
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: For the Noxema Fans...
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

For the Noxema Fans...

Check out the vintage tube of Noxema that I picked up on EBay.

I remember my grandfather shaving with Noxema. Any idea of the vintage?

I sure hope it is useable...

RazorRamone
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by RazorRamone
Mon May 19, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Canadian Trumper's Distributors
Replies: 4
Views: 917

I occasionally buy my Trumpers in Canada at Simple The Best in Victoria.

At $55 a pot it seems pricey... but when I really need another Coconut Oil shaving cream, this price is a small one.
by RazorRamone
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Let the smell debate linger on...
Replies: 59
Views: 5807

Let the smell debate linger on...

What can I say? I have lurked for 2 years... I may as well get a few posts in. I am interested in comments on perceptions of the worst smelling cream/soap. It always amazes me to see the comments over different smells. For me, Poraso "red" is horrible. I imagine the underwear of a homeless man smell...
by RazorRamone
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: De Vergulde Shaving Soap
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

De Vergulde Shaving Soap

As a regular "lurker" on the board, I have never jumped in with a post until today. Like many here, I have bathroom drawers full of shaving products and have a wife who thinks I need a new hobby. Given all the diffrent soaps that are reviewed and debated, I am surprised that De Vergulde Shaving Soap...