The Shelves of Shame 2011

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The Shelves of Shame 2011

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon May 23, 2011 8:11 am

So here is the current state of play:


The contents are as follows, numbering the shelves from top to bottom:

Top shelf - brushes (pun intended):
IoM Simpson PL8 Super two band x3
Somerset Simpson T4 Super
Somerset Simpson PJ3 Super
IoM Simpson PJ3 Super two band
Vulfix Custom two band #377
Vulfix Custom two band #41
Somerset Simpson CH3 Best x2
Somerset Simpson CH2 Best x2
Vulfix Custom two band #2233

Second Shelf - scents
Trumper Wild fern
Trumper Wellington
Trumper Astor
Trumper Curzon
Trumper Marlborough
Trumper Skye
Trumper Portugal
Trumper Eucris
Trumper Spanish Leather
Trumper Ajaccio Violets
Trumper Eau de Cologne
Trumper Sandalwood
Trumper Eau de Quinine
Trumper Milk of Flowers
Taylor Sandalwood
Taylor Lavender Water
Taylor No74 Original
Taylor No74 Victorian Limes
Taylor Shaving Shop
Taylor Mr Taylor's

Third Shelf - scents
Crown Perfumery Eau de Russe
Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine
Floris No127
Floris No89
Truefitt & Hill Freshman
Truefitt & Hill Grafton
Woods of Windsor
Knize Ten
L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau de L'Artisan
L'Artisan Parfumeur Verte de Violettes
L'Artisan Parfumeur Vetiver
L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea For Two
L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses
Dominican Bay Rum with Limes in art deco insufflator
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

Fourth Shelf - scents
Creed Cuir de Russie
Creed Millésime Impérial
Creed Royal English Leather
Creed Virgin Island Water
Creed Tabarome Millésime
Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
Pecksniif Spicy Oriental
Pecksniff Aromatic Chypre
Pecksniff Fougère
Pecksniff Oriental Woody
Penhaligon LP9
Penhaligon English Fern
Penhaligon Douro
Penhaligon Blenheim Bouquet
Penhaligon Hammam Bouquet
Penhaligon Quercus
Musgo Real Classic
Old Spice

Fifth Shelf -soaps
Trumper Sandalwood
Trumper Rose
Trumper Almond
Trumper Coconut
Trumper Limes
Trumper Violet
Trumper Eucris
Truefitt & Hill
Floris No89
AoS Lavender
AoS Lemon
AoS Sandalwood
D R Harris Almond
D R Harris Lavender
D R Harris Arlington
Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna
Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad
Crabtree & Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil
Taylors Lavender
Taylors Sandalwood

Sixth Shelf - soaps
Vitos Green
Woods of Windsor
Valobra Almond
P160 Tipo Duro
P160 Tipo Morbido
Vitos Red
Vitos Red Coconut
Valobra stick
Proraso Green Tea
Plisson/Joris in briar bowl
Coates Tea Tree
Arko Stick
Knize Ten
Penhaligon Blenheim Bouquet (soap)
Penhaligon English Fern (soap)
Kent (aka Mitchell's Wool Fat)
Cyril R Salter
Arran Aromatics

Seventh Shelf - soaps
Haslinger Meersalgen
Haslinger Honig
Haslinger Sandelholz
Haslinger Ringelblumen
Haslinger Aloe Vera
Haslinger Coconut
Haslinger Salbei
Institut Karité
Colonel Conk Bay Rum
Colonel Conk Lime
Erasmic Bowl
William's Mug Soap
L'Occitand Cade
Pré de Provence
Taylors Travel soap in bowl
Pecksniff Fougère
Provence Santé
Pecksniff Aromatic Chypre
Pecksniif Spicy Oriental
Pecksniff Oriental Woody
Klar Kabinett Rose (original bulk bars)
Klar Kabinett Sandalwood
Klar Kabinett Classic (Citrus & Leather)
Klar Kabinett Ladies (Ginger & Lotus)
Klar Kabinett Sport
Irisch Moos
Palmolive Stick (all sticks are sliced, softened and pressed into wooden bowls)
Speick Stick

Eighth Shelf - soaps
Wilkinson Sword Stick
Martin de Candre
Atkinson's I Coloniali
Razor Ramone's Experimental Noodles
Classic Shaving Bay Rum
Czech & Speake No88
Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge

You may notice that the TOBS Eton College and St James are missing from the top shelf, even though you read of me buying them; they are on death row awaiting my persuasion of the household videographer to film me dealing with them with a 12 bore side by side sidelock shotgun, choked improved and modified (1/4 and 1/2 for you colonials). I'm thinking #6 shot should shatter them properly. I'm willing to take votes for execution with a Winchester 30-30, an M1 Carbine, or a Hawken .50cal muzzle loader. Possibly just the blackpowder itself? Sadly, she doesn't like either firearms or loud bangs, so don't get your hopes up too much.

The less bloodthirsty will be concentrating on the fact there are three wooden bowls at the bottom unaccounted for. Donations of rare and valuable soaps will be gratefully accepted!

"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace

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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Mon May 23, 2011 8:28 am

I said "Oh my God!!"

My wife says "do not even try..."
...I sez the gauntlet has been thrown...

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Post by rsp1202 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:29 am

I was more concerned that the bowls on shelf five (from the top), fifth row from left are not lined up properly. Despite this, it is truly a wonderful collection, worthy of a mighty physician.

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Post by Austin » Mon May 23, 2011 8:34 am

That's impressive Chris.

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Post by gsgo » Mon May 23, 2011 8:44 am

Inspiring and somehow frightful at the same time.

I suspect we will see no fidelity commitments from you for quite some time.

I do recall seeing a previous picture of your collection some time ago, but this one really takes it up another notch. A very nice collection indeed, but time to add a picture of your razors, strops and hones to complete the story.

I think your next post/thread should be "Here are my Favorites, by Chris Moss".
Good shaving,


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Post by SRD » Mon May 23, 2011 8:46 am

Golly this makes me feel good! I am not nearly as bad as I thought I was. Thanks Chris! :D

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Post by BullGoose » Mon May 23, 2011 8:47 am

There is still some room on that bottom shelf. 8)

Very impressive! -Czech & Speake, H.L. Thater, Mergress, Rocnel, Boellis Panama,Castle Forbes, Asylum Shave Works and more.

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Re: The Shelves of Shame 2011

Post by Baloosh » Mon May 23, 2011 9:07 am

drmoss_ca wrote:So here is the current state of play:

{whole bunch of crapload of stuffs}

... (1/4 and 1/2 for you colonials)...
Lol. That one made me chuckle.

So the big question - which are your favorites? Please take solace in the fact that we're only looking for, like, the top 5. And in no particular order. 8)

Scents and soaps/creams. 2 lists of 5 each.

Eagerly awaiting your decision(s)... :wink:

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Post by Bargepole » Mon May 23, 2011 9:09 am

That's about 38 years of shaving, there. Shows a certain confidence in your longevity which I admire in a physician.

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Post by desertbadger » Mon May 23, 2011 9:22 am

=D> =D>

Gotta have the "Fat"!

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Post by drmoss_ca » Mon May 23, 2011 9:32 am

Way more than my lifetime, Michael. You haven't see the stocks that lie in a spare room either. Several kilo's of soaps, dozens of tubs of cream, and at least one hundred pucks of a discontinued shaving soap of which I hold all the remaining world stock! Also several lifetimes of DE blades, Feather Artist blades, and a few hundred straight razors.

My efforts to dry out some old stock, no longer available creams have been a dismal failure so far. A couple of months with the lids off and they still seem as fresh as the proverbial daisy. The pots with no lids in the freezer need to be assessed one of these days. I am hoping to turn some of my stocks of ancient and NLA creams into firm soap-like substances that would fill the remaining shelf.

The Shelves of Shame represent current, daily use products. The Ready-Use locker of a well arranged vessel, if you will. Naturally, there should be further supplies and alternatives stored in the hold.

But I do confess I am looking forward to the day when I might shoot the wretched modern TOBS scents. "Run out the guns, Mr Bush!"

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Post by jww » Mon May 23, 2011 9:42 am


Resident Wool Fat Evangelist & anglophile. Have you hugged a sheep today?

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Post by malocchio » Mon May 23, 2011 9:55 am

must have cost a hell of a lot of money to build a solid wood shelf like that one ! :lol:

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Post by M6Classic » Mon May 23, 2011 10:23 am

One puck of hard soap usually lasts me six months. Therefore, by my reckoning, Chris, you're good to go through the year 2050, at which time I should be least the actuaries think I will whom am I to judge! Wishing you a long and happy shaving career...and the full use of all 78 pieces of soap...


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Post by drmoss_ca » Mon May 23, 2011 10:40 am

83 bowls, three are empty, so there are 80 soaps as things stand.

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Post by Lord Ponsenberry Smyth » Mon May 23, 2011 11:03 am

Lol !!! - With the exception of brushes, you have more soaps , AS and Colognes than I !

I think I'm correct in saying,... you have an elegant sufficency.

Lovely !

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Post by OldSaw » Mon May 23, 2011 11:43 am

Wow! Just... Wow!
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Post by ichabod » Mon May 23, 2011 11:45 am

Looks to me like you could squeeze in perhaps another 18 soaps. I'm just saying.

I admire the organisation - I have much less available stuff, and yet cannot for the life of me find my Tabac puck :oops:
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Post by Squire » Mon May 23, 2011 12:43 pm

I vote for the Hawken but I like big bangs.

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Post by drmoss_ca » Mon May 23, 2011 1:31 pm

SWMBO is looking very worried and asks if it is legal. Would you rather sprinkle it on the driveway instead of the nearly useless dilute form of Roundup? I asked and she perked up considerably. I'm still hoping for a big bang.

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