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by John Parker
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: TOBS Sandalwood Cologne
Replies: 3
Views: 713

TOBS Sandalwood Cologne

For those who use TOBS sandalwood cologne, how do you find the longevity? I received a small sample in a spray bottle and, while I like the scent very much, it didn't seem to last. Queried TOBS about it, and they said they have never had a complaint about it not lasting. But, at least one Brit said ...
by John Parker
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Question about places to get samples
Replies: 5
Views: 901

George F Trumper offers a sample kit that includes edts and charges a small about for shipping. Czech & Speake did sent out samples of their fragrances for free, but don't know if they still do. Penhaligon has/had samples available; don't remember if I had to pay or not. Check their websites. The Pe...
by John Parker
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Almond Cream Revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Finished my second shave with D.R. Harris Almond Cream (thanks to Churchill), and I do find the scent to be more persistent than either Trumpers or Taylors. Aroma-wise it is most like Trumpers - bright amaretto rather than the nuttier TOBS. Will keep on trying!
by John Parker
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: experiences w/ Savile Row 3124 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Thank you, Gordon. Appreciate your comment, and will keep it in mind. John
by John Parker
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: experiences w/ Savile Row 3124 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Well, I have a 3120 on loan and it's a good brush. I think, FWIW, if I ever was to actually buy one I would go with the 3122. That would be about optimal for me I think. Regards, Gordon Why do you feel that the 3122 would be better for you? I am eyeing a SR3120 sometime in the future. Currently hav...
by John Parker
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Almond Cream Revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Thank you very much, Bob. I will certainly let you know if I need a sample. Hope to hear from D.R. Harris soon. John
by John Parker
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Almond Cream Revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Churchill wrote:John,if you're looking for a strong scented almond you might give D.R. Harris's a chance. IMO they have the strongest scented among the group.
Thanks for the suggestion. I just e-mailed D.R. Harris to see if I could get a sample from them. Appreciate it, John
by John Parker
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Almond Cream Revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Re: Almond Cream Revisited

Before commenting, please know that my sense of smell is such that I consider Castle Forbes lavender to be a complete waste of time and money - I find the aroma weak, mint-like and fleeting. I think your only hope is to buy any almond cream and add half a bottle of almond food essence..... Chris Yo...
by John Parker
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Almond Cream Revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Almond Cream Revisited

I had asked about a comparison of TOBS and Trumper almond creams in an earlier post. Had the TOBS so I ordered some samples of Trumper's from Trumper, received them, and ran a short comparison. Really, both shave very well and about the same. The difference (other than the material composition of th...
by John Parker
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Hate to keep coming up with more questions, but just discovered Truefitt & Hill has an almond cream. Any comparative notes relative to TOBS and GFT regards aroma and shave quality? Thanks, John
by John Parker
Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Taylor of Old Bond Street aftershaves
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Shaving Essentials site carries Wesley & Scott aftershave balm, including one in lavender with or without menthol, if I remember correctly. I find it absorbs into my skin as well or better than GFT skin food, and its scent is quite light. (It is much less expensive than GFT skin food.) I haven't ord...
by John Parker
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

If you use creams and like sandalwood, you must try C&E Sandalwood cream! Wonderful stuff! And just today found that the C&E web site is again offering it for sale. One of the only creams I know where the tube cost less per ounce than the tub, C&E's tub is a hefty, classy thing of beauty.
by John Parker
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Yes, Trumper coconut is wonderful! Besides that and the TOBS almond, I currently use TOBS rose and C&E sandalwood. Have AOS lavender, which I got early on, but don't use it anymore. Haven't found a lavender fragrance I really like except C&E lavender water - and C&E went into chapter 11 so that is t...
by John Parker
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

I have the TOBS Almond and the Trumper Coconut; like them both; running low on both. Going to order Trumper Coconut, and am wondering if I should replace the TOBS or go with Trumper for the almond, too. Thanks, John
by John Parker
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Trumper Almond Shave Cream Question

Wondering if Trumper Almond Shave Cream has an aroma as good or better than TOBS Almond, and if it makes as wonderful a lather as Trumper Coconut Oil Shave Cream. Would appreciate opinions. Regards, John
by John Parker
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Green Pond/Coates/DR Harris Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Thank you, Gordon. Is this the site that comes up with no identification as to who/where it is?
by John Parker
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Green Pond/Coates/DR Harris Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

May I ask the name of the site of the distributor in Georgia? Would like to check into this. Thanks, John
by John Parker
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Omaha, Nebraska
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Besides L'Occitane, there are two Body Shops (one at Westroads and one at Oakview) and at least two Bath and Body (one at Oakview and one at Shadow Lake). I don't use them for shaving supplies, but understand they have shaving creams, aftershaves and colognes.