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by brothers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cella and Spieck Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Tim, I agree with you on the Irisch Moos. I've used about half a stick of it so far. As a side issue, I've emailed FragranceX suggesting that they check with Maurer & Wirtz about carrying the IM Soap Stick, and also that they check with Muehlens, also one of their listed distributors, and see if the...
by brothers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cella and Spieck Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Louee, Right you are! Thanks for the suggestion. I have had the AOS in the past, and didn't care for the fragrance of the Lavender and the cost of it, so now I have the Valobra, same stuff, cheaper by 50% for the same quantity, and it performs superbly. I have no issues with Valobra's fragrance, eit...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Man enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

I see the words and ask myself which way the question was directed: Was it poking a little fun with the guys who do use a straight, or with the guys who don't? Either way, it's all good. On the days when everything's in perfect pitch, I love using the straight. On the other days when SWMBO's hacked ...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cella and Spieck Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Cella and Spieck Stick

I have just ordered myself some tallowy goodness, in the wake of the reformulation tempest I've been battling in my little teapot. I have an issue with the dry bitter almond fragrance of Cella. I made a call to an expert in the field of custom fragrance blending who is going to help me figure out ho...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Is It My Imagination??
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

Re: Is It My Imagination??

Is it My Imagination?? Is it My Imagination, or can the soap improve the results of your tools?? For the past week, I've used Trumper's Rose soap..It's been a struggle to get the shave I want..There were too many days, of too many passes, that ended shy shave satisfaction.. Since using the Trumper'...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT Rose fragrance
Replies: 7
Views: 835

I think I found it, but will check back a bit further, and might find another one! Here's what I was going to post on that thread, but decided to post it here. Anyway, Well, the T&H Rose cream in my case, had a bit of a slightly sharp powdery "bite", that is not present in the GFT Soap, and that is ...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT Rose fragrance
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Excellent! I'll look it up. Thanks!
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT Rose fragrance
Replies: 7
Views: 835

GFT Rose fragrance

Yes, I took delivery of the soap, it is a beautiful product, as you probably know already. The fragrance is "just right". As with most everything, we're all like Goldilocks, browsing until we find the one thing that seems to strike a chord on a given day and time, and the next guy most likely will d...
by brothers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Now 5 % discount for SMF-users on www.TuttoItaliaOnline.nl
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Eric --- Ahhh! Yes, now we're in great shape. Thanks! I want to also thank you for the personalized email response you sent me in response to my question about a product.
by brothers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Now 5 % discount for SMF-users on www.TuttoItaliaOnline.nl
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Wednesday Dec 15, very frustrating, wanted to see Cella, can't seem to get the page to show English, US Dollar, and navigate to Cella products. After the first page, it just says it can't complete the operation. I'll check back in a while.
by brothers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My loot from Mantic's video contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

I just loved the kids. Paul (at Connaught) did right by you, man! Congratulations!
by brothers
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: "SOLD" FINAL PRICE/FS:"The J.R. Torrey Co&
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

I love this razor, but like most everybody, now is not the most opportune time for me to be spending on more shaving stuff, even a beautiful razor like this.
by brothers
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Paddle Strops: the forgotten advantage
Replies: 15
Views: 6301

Chris, I have noticed that Neil Miller (UK) aka the strop shop has made some handsome paddle strops, and after the holidays have subsided, I have plans to look into getting one, for the same reasons you suggest. I have found that my stropping turns out much better when I've laid the strop on a count...
by brothers
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Is It My Imagination??
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

Of course I am a little biased, but I'll say it anyway: Once you start with trumpers rose its really difficult to have a bad shave :lol: clive Be that as it may Clive, I think I'm coming that way.. :D Best, Julian Julian, I'm glad to say I've finally got the GFT Rose (will have next week), and from...
by brothers
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My final word on the Pen's scandal
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Gordon, there's a bowl of Trumper's Rose soap on the way to me next week. I was lucky to find a fellow willing to trade for it. I'll be thinking of KAV and you when I dig into it for the first time. It'll be good.
by brothers
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My final word on the Pen's scandal
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

I couldn't fix the second link, so just posted the actual web address. Regarding cost and performance, my son has a (cube) puck of Palmira soap that came from Macedonia, I think, that I got from one of the members here or another forum last year. He says it is almost identical in performance to the ...
by brothers
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My final word on the Pen's scandal
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

My final word on the Pen's scandal

It's over. Last year the company was sold and the new owners have destroyed an old traditional product. I have nothing more to say about that company or their products after this post. However, I've located reasonably priced and honest alternatives to the NEW REFORMULATED substance. Click here for t...
by brothers
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: La Toja Cream
Replies: 17
Views: 2785

Does anybody know how this stuff compares with Godrej or Arko? Squire, I have used Arko, but not Godrej, but I'm on the lookout for an Indian grocery store where I can pick up some of the Menthol version. Anyway, La Toja is heads and shoulders above Arko shaving cream in terms of richness of lather...
by brothers
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Bloody old razor
Replies: 10
Views: 2686

It seems that the flea markets are kind of flooded with these contraptions. They don't seem to be extremely in demand. However, the old one in the photos looks to be in excellent collector condition. It's obviously got a lot of sentimental value, and is a very nice piece.
by brothers
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

On my latest travels, I tossed a DE and 2 blades in my shaving bag along with one of my recently acquired containers of brushless SC and a tube of ASB. Simple yet enjoyable. I'm of a mind that I'd rather not be toting a brush and/or a straight razor, strop and etc. while away from home.