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by Araner
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Bay Rum
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

As much as I like the smell of Bay Rum, I have abandoned the thought of having bay rum soap in my meager arsenal. Every one I tried either dried out my skin or gave me an irritating tingle/burn. Well, thank goodness for bay rum colognes and splashes; I can appreciate the scent without the undesirabl...
by Araner
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs Straight
Replies: 33
Views: 2911

bernards66 wrote:Marc, I think; the open razor blade is simply not as sharp as a commercial DE blade.
Regards,
Gordon
Could not have said it better!
by Araner
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs Straight
Replies: 33
Views: 2911

I used a straight daily for about two years, building up a pretty good collection and doing restoration work and making scales. It was a fun hobby, and I was eventually able to get some pretty good shaves. I eventually wandered back to the DE, however, because of the time factor, along with the fac...
by Araner
Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC Blades - a Ying Yang
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

...You see, we figured that the single blade el cheapo Bic disposibles were really pretty darn good, ergo, their DE blades were likely REALLY good....or so we hoped... And I thought I was alone in my thinking. Well, Sir, you put my thoughts into words better than I could do. Bic disposable is still...
by Araner
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Limes
Replies: 29
Views: 3207

This doesn't answer your question, but for what it's worth I'm a big fan of Caswell-Massey's Lime cologne.
by Araner
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 28 thru October 4
Replies: 189
Views: 17274

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 49
Shaving Soap – Kell’s Original, unscented
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea

Cologne – Caswell-Massey Lime
by Araner
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Fall suggestions?
Replies: 41
Views: 3962

I've never found the Harris Marlborough any good. There is something off putting about it. It's one of very few scents that make me nauseous. Jani, Sir, I completely concur with your point of view; I couldn't deal with the Marlborough stuff myself either. OTH, call me a farmer or call me a cheapo, ...
by Araner
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kell’s Original Handcrafted Shaving Soap
Replies: 80
Views: 8728

I have Kell's Original Ultra Aloe Blend Shaving Soap in unscented. I went with unscented because I like my soap scents to be very subtle, that's one of the reasons I like D.R. Harris Lavender shave soap so much. I was afraid if I picked a scented Kell's it would be a bit overpowering, like most glyc...
by Araner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 28 thru October 4
Replies: 189
Views: 17274

Razor – Gillette New Blade – Derby Extra Brush – Omega 49 Shaving Soap – Kell’s Original, unscented Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue ASB – Nivea Cologne – Pinaud Clubman Bay Rum Using the “excessive amount of water in the brush” technique and really working the Kell’s soap with the brush ...
by Araner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any classical music enthusiasts here?
Replies: 40
Views: 2793

I'm quite fond of Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suites as well as his Piano Concerto No. 1. Also, I recently picked up a new CD (new for me) " Mozart , Clarinet Concerto, Sonata in B flat (for bassoon and cello) and Bassoon Concerto" Academy of St Martin in the Fields . A very enjoyable recording to listen t...
by Araner
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Derby
Replies: 32
Views: 3702

When I first started using a DE I went with Merkur blades because that’s what came with my first razor and I was unaware of most other blades, and I figured what could be better than good German steel! Then I discovered shaving forums where everyone was touting the sharpness of Feathers and being a ...
by Araner
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 28 thru October 4
Replies: 189
Views: 17274

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Semogue 2000
Shaving Soap – D.R. Harris Lavender
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea

Cologne – Caswell–Massey Lime

Happiness is a warm mug...
of Harris Lavender lather
by Araner
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 49
Shaving Soap – D.R. Harris Lavender
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea

Cologne – Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum
by Araner
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 49
Shaving Soap – D.R. Harris Lavender
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea

Cologne – Pinaud Clubman Virgin Islan Bay Rum.
As refresing as an Island breeze!
by Araner
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 49
Shaving Soap – D.R. Harris Lavender
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea

Cologne – I used Pinaud Clubman Virgin Islan Bay Rum as a cologne.
As refresing as an Island breeze!
by Araner
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor - Gillette New
Blade - Derby
Shave soap - D.R. Harris Lavender
Brush - Semogue 2000
Aftershave lotion - CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
Cologne - Caswell-Massey Lime
by Araner
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap Dilemna: Trumper Rose, MWF or DR Harris Lavender?
Replies: 44
Views: 4111

D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap would be my first and second choice.
by Araner
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor - Gillette New
Blade - Derby
Shave soap - D.R. Harris Lavender
Brush - Semogue 2000
Aftershave lotion - CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
Cologne - Caswell-Massey Lime

V/r
Araner
by Araner
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 17684

Razor - Gillette New
Blade - Derby
Shave soap - D.R. Harris Lavender
Brush - Semogue 2000
Aftershave lotion - CVS Arctic Blue
Cologne - Caswell-Massey Lime

Nice to be a part of this forum.

V/r
Araner