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What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:16 pm

What's in the box? Starting about four months ago, and for the next several months, I'm working through about 17 soaps and creams. As time passes, as I use each one, some will be keepers, others will become spares and surplus, and some (MdC Fougere for example) will be completely used up. The ones that don't get used up and that I won't be using in the future will be placed into a box. The box is NOT for sale and I don't know if it ever will be, everything in the box will just have to wait until I've made it all the way to the last item, and at that time I'll figure out exactly what to do with it, and when. No rush. This will take time. The reason for this post is to document the changing list of what's in the box and my progress as it occurs. Since this began, I've already made it through 6 soaps and creams. I might even add other items such as brushes, razors, etc., if necessary. There's no guarantee I'll add anything to the box, I might even remove things if I change my mind, but the list is going to be slowly and surely refreshed and updated to show the current contents and current date.

Contents of the box as of April 20, 2015:
Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Irisch Moos shaving cream tube (2)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Two (2) Gillette Super Adjustable long handle razors.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Ouchmychin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:19 am

Thanks for this post. I just bought a tube of Wars and haven't tried it. Curious what turned you off on it. I have a bunch of cologne/edts that I could gladly dump. They sounded interesting on paper but not so on my person.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:57 am

Pete, I like the Wars, and am about halfway through my other tube with daily use. Problem is I just had so many. This one is just extra.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Squire » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:03 am

Pete I would like your take on Wars when you get around to it.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Jbbmad2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:54 am

Good luck with this Gary, very interesting.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby ShadowsDad » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:44 pm

This has the potential to be a very interesting thread.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby pausted » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:24 pm

Gary, my problem is that I'm working through about 20 soaps and creams and I don't have a box. I don't have a single cream that I dislike. Some are better than others but there is only a marginal difference between any of them. All this stuff will probably outlive me but I enjoy each and every one. :D
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Squire » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:52 am

It occurred to me this morning I already have several boxes.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:36 am

Contents of the box as of August 9, 2015:
Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Irisch Moos shaving cream tubes (2)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Gillette Super Adjustable long handle razor (1)
Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap tin (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap (donkey milk, peppermint) 100g sticks (4.5)
New York Shaving Co. Old St. Patrick's fragrance shaving soap 4 ounce puck (1)
Gillette Red Tip Super Speed razor (1)
Gillette Slim adjustable razor (1)
Coates shaving cream tubes (5) (1 tube each of Rose, Lavender, Lime, Tea Tree, Almond)
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:26 pm

fun read....thanks.

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Re: What's in the box?

Postby flintlock » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:10 pm

Gary how do you do it? I don't think I'll ever gonna get though a soap, lol I shave every other day. Once in a while every day

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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:25 pm

1 day/shave at a time. :)
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Big Swifty » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:47 am

flintlock wrote:Gary how do you do it? I don't think I'll ever gonna get though a soap, lol I shave every other day. Once in a while every day

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Funny! I used to think this way also, then I started to really load my brush up (helps in hard water areas too) with a lot of soap. then I noticed I actually started to use up a puck of the soaps I use a lot. BTW I still have some of the original pucks I started with more than 8 years ago when I discovered traditional wet shaving
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby Squire » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:06 am

This is true, a brush can be loaded lightly or heavily and soaps tend to last a lot longer when used with a light hand.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:33 pm

flintlock wrote:Gary how do you do it? I don't think I'll ever gonna get though a soap, lol I shave every other day. Once in a while every day

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It took some time to figure it out. Thanks to Brian and Bryan, their ultralather technique was the solution to my hard water issue. Several years ago I couldn't get a decent lather no matter how hard I tried. Using distilled water worked, but the process of being forced to use a special water just so I could shave seemed somewhat flaky or geeky. I began to use tap water as hot as possible, and load the dry brush on the soap (depending on which soap) for as long as it takes to properly load the brush and make the kind of lather I choose to make. Some soaps need as little as 15 to 20 seconds of loading. Others need upwards of 60 seconds or more. That's what determines how long any given soap will last me.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:32 pm

Contents of the box as of August 29, 2015:
Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Irisch Moos shaving cream tubes (2)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap tin (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap (donkey milk, peppermint) 100g sticks (4.5 sticks)
New York Shaving Co. Old St. Patrick's fragrance shaving soap 4 ounce puck (1)
Musgo Real Classic shaving cream tube (1)
Mike's Bay Rum Natural shaving soap refill bar (1)

I have taken the razors out of the box. I want to keep them or sell them individually. Also, a thought just occurred to me --- maybe I should take the 7.5 shaving soaps listed above out of the box and keep them to use in the shower.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:13 pm

Contents of the box as of September 21, 2015:
Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Irisch Moos shaving cream tubes (2)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap tin (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap (donkey milk, peppermint) 100g sticks (4.5 sticks)
New York Shaving Co. Old St. Patrick's fragrance shaving soap 4 ounce puck (1)
Musgo Real Classic shaving cream tube (1)
Mike's Bay Rum Natural shaving soap refill bar (1)
DR Harris Sandalwood soap refill (80%)
DR Harris Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Marlborough shaving cream tube (1)
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:39 pm

Contents of the box as of January 16, 2016:

Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Irisch Moos shaving cream tubes (2)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap tin (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap (donkey milk, peppermint) 100g sticks (4.5 sticks)
New York Shaving Co. Old St. Patrick's fragrance shaving soap 4 ounce puck (1)
Musgo Real Classic shaving cream tube (1)
Mike's Bay Rum Natural shaving soap refill bar (1)
DR Harris Sandalwood soap refill (80%)
DR Harris Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Marlborough shaving cream tube (1)
Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap (80%)
Phoenix Sandalwood Soap (90%)
Art of Shaving Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion lightweight formula balm (1)
Coates Lavender shaving cream tube (1)
Coates Rose shaving cream tube (1)
Coates Tea Tree shaving cream tube (1)
Coates Almond shaving cream tube (1)

Excellent products one and all. At this stage of the game I will not be able to use them.
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Re: What's in the box?

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 am

list keeps getting longer......soon you'll need more than a box lol

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Re: What's in the box?

Postby brothers » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:32 pm

Current box contents 01-31-16

Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap tin (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap Menthe 100g sticks (4.5 sticks)
New York Shaving Co. Old St. Patrick's fragrance shaving soap 4 ounce puck (1)
Musgo Real Classic shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Sandalwood soap refill (80%)
DR Harris Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Marlborough shaving cream tube (1)
Phoenix Sandalwood Soap (90%)
Art of Shaving Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion lightweight formula balm (1)
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EDIT: Current box contents 02-16-16

Wars shaving cream tube (1)
Nancy Boy Blossomwood shaving cream tub (1)
Rasage a L'Ancienne Savon a Barbe shaving soap Menthe 100g sticks (2 sticks)
Musgo Real Classic shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Sandalwood soap refill (80%)
DR Harris Sandalwood shaving cream tube (1)
DR Harris Marlborough shaving cream tube (1)
Phoenix Sandalwood Soap (90%)
Art of Shaving Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion lightweight formula balm (1)
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EDIT: The box is empty --- 04-09-16
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