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If I found the shaving product I've always been looking for
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:47 pm
I wouldn't tell a soul until I had sufficient quantities on hand to last far beyond my expectancy, then I'd share the good news. Would you?
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:33 pm
Sure. I'd buy a couple for myself, and then post here about it.
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:53 pm
...I wouldn't realize I'd found it until I'd sold it, bought it again, traded it for something else, panicked because it was discontinued/reformulated/bought out by another manufacturer, bought a higher-dollar NOS version of it, regretted the purchase, tried to sell it, failed, put it in my closet, and pulled it out two years later only to find it was really, really good, and that I'd spent thousands of dollars on other crap in the interim only to be disappointed again and again.
Then I'd just use it.
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:47 am
Tim, I know exactly what you are talking about, my friend. Only too well. . .
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:42 am
I just voted 'no' and it seems I'm the only one so far. I know I hoard things that will no longer be available, but I wouldn't stop others buying (and often give away my hoard anyway since my tastes change), but those 'yes' votes rather lessen my faith in human nature.
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:45 am
Chris, read the poll question again. A yes vote means you'd share it with others.
Yes, I know it was presented one way in the post and another way in the poll. But IMO the poll question is the question to answer.
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:09 am
Sorry, for the error. I also voted yes, because I would tell others after I made sure I'd bought a few for myself! Maybe I can figure out how to edit the confusion. I see now why a lot of guys hate polls. If this still seems misleading, please let me know.
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:41 pm
I would most definitely tell/share.....thought this was the main purpose of SMF.....to share our shaving experiences, products, etc. Hypothetically speaking, if I got the last one (shave cream for example), I would share it with a buddy if they really wanted some. Life is too short to do otherwise.
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:58 am
I think what we usually see is an excited pronouncement that the search for the best in the world has been successful, after one shave or test lather, usually coming off a long period of using something less exciting. Some of us have naively taken that to heart and bought something, only to be disappointed once again. As Ed has wisely stated, that's sort of what we're here for. We're helping each other search and sort them out.
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:14 am
Not much of a hoarder, so I would share.
I remember when Zach teased us with a few post of his mystery blade...he called it The "X" blade, or blade X. He went for several days tormenting us with tales of perfect shaves, and longevity unheard of.
But, in the end he actually broke from his vow of silence and told us it was the Tungsten Personna blade...and after that they became stainless steel...gold...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:40 am
I'd certainly share; but IME most of my friends appear hesitant to use DE blades, real soap, etc.
Sort of (sort of) like an addict ... they don't want help until they decide they want help.
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:29 pm
Of course I'd tell people. Just not you guys.
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:23 pm
Basil, I hear you! Long time no see here!
Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Results: 91% say Yes, they'll tell others about their favorite(s). Here are two of mine ---
PannaCrema. I've already told you about this one. Photos are posted here.
L'Ancienne Menthe shaving soap. Can't get enough of the plain and simple minty feel and fragrance. Contains donkey's milk. Lathers like nobody's business. Suits me! They also offer this soap in conventional round refill pucks, and in more than one fragrance. Additionally, they sell shaving cream. The only other product of theirs I've tried is bath soap, a sample of which they included with my shaving soap sticks.
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:24 am
TRBeck wrote:...I wouldn't realize I'd found it until I'd sold it, bought it again, traded it for something else, panicked because it was discontinued/reformulated/bought out by another manufacturer, bought a higher-dollar NOS version of it, regretted the purchase, tried to sell it, failed, put it in my closet, and pulled it out two years later only to find it was really, really good, and that I'd spent thousands of dollars on other crap in the interim only to be disappointed again and again.
Then I'd just use it.
Good one, Tim!.....
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:11 am
I voted yes only because there is only one item that is out of production that I must have. What it is will remain a secret for now but I have hoarded a good deal of it. Even paid double the retail price for some of it.
So there you be. For the most part if something I really like is still in production I would gladly share it with my friends here at SMF but something no longer produced is another thing.
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:39 am
Okay Gary, where and how in the world did you come up with "donkey milk" soap. This may earn you the title of "connisseur of the obscure".
Definitely on par with some of crackstar's shave cream finds.
I have always like a bit of mint with my shaves, I will be tracking this one down for sure.
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:54 am
Hi Gary. Someone on another forum posted about it a while back and I stumbled onto it. I sent an email (I used a translator so my inquiry would hopefully be clearly understood by someone whose primary language is French) through the website to ask if they ship to USA, and how much would it cost for a couple of sticks. They kindly responded very promptly, and the rest is history. The maker emails back with the total cost, I respond back to say OK, then he sends an invoice through Paypal which I pay, and it's an easy process. The packages are securely packed, and typically delivery takes around 14 days. If I understand correctly, they sell a variety of products at several pharmacies and other retailers in France. Here's the link.
Watch for the word "rasage"! They have a section on the page "pour les hommes" where the shaving soaps can be located.
Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:57 pm
I voted 'no' because look what's happened when I've said 'yes'; almost everything I raved about on these forums years back have been reformulated, cheapened, or discontinued ( think D R Harris's shaving Milk, Coate's shave creams, US made Schick Injector blades, various colognes like Floris No 89, and almost all the tallow based shave and bath soaps that I loved ), or you guys have driven the prices for old stock items on eBay through the roof. No....sometimes I think I never should have shared about ANY of this stuff....just left those guys on the original shave forum to stumble along as best they could without me....yep, sometimes I think that....sigh. So, now I say 'NO'!....but it doesn't matter because it's extremely unlikely that I'm going to discover anything else super that other members haven't already found at this point, and I'm done with the 'experimenting' and 'discovery' phases anyway. Ah well....carry on then....
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:57 am
I am so confused by this thread that I haven't voted yet.