Acquisitions thread

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:51 pm

A large Moss Classic scuttle and an Ayars Waterfall lathering bowl from Sara Bonnyman are coming. I'll probably sell my smaller Classic scuttle now, since I've found that I just prefer the larger ones.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Rufus » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm

Very nice indeed. I have a small Moss Scuttle and wouldn’t be without it.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by adhoc » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:31 pm

My purchases the last couple of months:

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Another bottle of Penhaligons Lords aftershave, Floris Original Gentlemen Cologne, Penhaligons Eau de Verveine, 30ml of Creed Royal English Leather, a vintage 50ml bottle of Penhaligons Enligsh Fern (from the 90s I believe), vintage bottle of Eua Sauvage, vintage splash bottle of Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet (2001) and three small vintage 5ml bottles of Penhaligons Limes, Eau Sans Pareil, Esprit du Roi and Esprit de Lavande.
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Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:01 pm

A Delta Echo Gillette New SC in black chrome & copper finish
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And a couple NOS mug refills of vintage C&E Lavender shaving soap, which I suspect is tallow-based. I'll probably keep one and sell one.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:55 pm

After all the praise on some of the shaving forums about the Raw Shaving RS-10 razor, and then the commotion when the artisan announced that he was out of business and no longer selling, I just had to try one of them. I was able to find one, so it's on its way.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:16 pm

A custom UFO Kaiser Red Bronze razor handle is on the way.
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And, after scraping together enough cash and having a very generous seller, a Plisson Plexi 20 HMW. My Rooneys are great, but I've missed having one of these vintage Plissons.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:53 pm

My skin does not tolerate cologne or eau de toilette very well, but I've had good luck using some of them recently just on pulse points after my shower, so I thought I'd try some more. I have 3 vintage Trumper eaux de toilettes coming now - Eau de Quinine (spicy, aromatic, citrus, green), West Indian Limes (citrus, conifer), and Portugal (citrus, musky, fresh).
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Post by churchilllafemme » Wed May 08, 2019 3:10 pm

A Sebum Gold set. So I guess we'll see what all the fuss is about.
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Post by churchilllafemme » Thu May 23, 2019 4:09 pm

This beautiful Rooney 1/2 Ivory Finest just arrived.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:10 am

A brass Wolfman OC razor is on the way.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by adhoc » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:03 pm

I just bought this Floris brush (the brush hasn't arrived yet). Anyone know who could have made this?

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by EL Alamein » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:27 pm

Beautiful brush. It reminds me of a Simpsons.

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by adhoc » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:34 pm

Thanks! It kinda looks like a Simpson to me as well.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by LouisIII » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:11 pm

Looks like a duke 2 but I think at one stage Plisson was making a number of Simpson copies for floris.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:42 pm

A couple new Manchurian White brushes from Bob Quinn arrived, an Arizona Jade Persian Jar and a Speckled Amber Polo.
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And here they are after one palm lathering.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:50 pm

A Bob's Razor Works handle came today, with a Gillette New LC head. The handle is shorter and lighter (69mm/23g) than I expected, but I'm looking forward to trying it.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by adhoc » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:28 am

Some of my recent acquisitions:

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Now I only have to decide which Trumper cream to put inside this beauty:


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And Here is my current stash of vintage Hammam Boquet:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Rufus » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:35 am

Paladin Moe 26mm 2-band.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by adhoc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:10 pm

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Thank you churchilllafemme!
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by John Rose » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:46 pm

Nothing too exotic or expensive today.
The problem with glycerine is that it's so thick that it's hard to dispense a few drops at a time. If you pour it from the original bottle a lot of it dribbles down the side of the bottle. A stand-alone dropper no longer reaches the level of the glycerine, plus you'd have to rinse and wipe the dropper.
I could not easily find an integrated dropper bottle either.
Then I saw these little plastic bottles at the drugstore checkout display, 3 for $1.99.
Press down on one side of the cap to expose an opening just small enough to dispense one drop at a time.
Tah-dah!
It worked perfectly.
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Flip-top plastic bottle for dispensing small amounts of glycerin.
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A bit of science trivia:
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The refractive index of liquid water is 1.333.
For air it is 1.00029.
For glycerin it is 1.473, which is why a bottle of it looks so different from water even though it is equally transparent.
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