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Postby drmoss_ca » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:44 pm

A couple of years ago, when our esteemed friend Bargepole told us that oakmoss was being banned by the EC, I rushed to buy a stock of Eucris hairdressing which I use not upon my remaining hairs, but as an aftershave. I thought I was all set for my remaining time to be well-scented.

Well, f**k me!

The 500ml bottle I have been working on for the last couple of years is empty. So I went to my stash and signed out a 250ml bottle. But it is only a distant cousin of the old stuff, and I must have been too late to get old stock. It smells like a sweet confectionery version of the true Eucris, of cartoon-ish simplicity, with no subtlety and no animalistic undertones at all. It doesn't smell like it ever came out of a beaver's bum, and it should.

Old ingredients: Ethanol B, Demineralised water, Liquid Paraffin Light BPC, Fragrance.

New ingredients: Ethanol B, Liquid Paraffin Light BPC, Deionised water, Salicylic Acid BP, Parfum (fragrance), Alpha-isomethyl Ionene, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Citronellol, Amyl cinnamal, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Farnesol, Isoeugenol, Eugenol, Benzyl alcohol.

Well, I suppose they can't screw up paraffin oil, so it should be functionally the same in terms of moisturising abraded skin and ameliorating seborrhoea. But all those lovely combinations of Eucris and various colognes that I had discovered! All gone. My favourite was Eucris topped with Taylor's No.74 Original—a combination that was the ultimate old-man scent. Trying it this evening I had the revelation of discovering it smells just like the public swimming baths in Crewe that I last visited in 1964. I had forgotten what they smelled like (indeed, I had forgotten I had ever been to them until I smelled the new Eucris).

Chris

UPDATE: I just checked the stash—I have two 500ml bottle of the old stuff! Image


I shall pour out the new stuff and be happy to see it go. If exiting the EC/EU/EEC/Common Market is what it takes to bring back the proper shaving products of old, I'd be happy about the referendum, but my cynical experience of the world and its profiteers tells me that once a product has been cheapened there is no reason to expect time's arrow to fly backwards.
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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby Squire » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:50 pm

Oh, well. Does it have enough ethanol to serve as fire starter?
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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby fallingwickets » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:48 am

I have two 500ml bottle of the old stuff


Happy for your 'find'.......use in good health

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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby brothers » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:13 pm

drmoss_ca wrote: . . . I shall pour out the new stuff and be happy to see it go. If exiting the EC/EU/EEC/Common Market is what it takes to bring back the proper shaving products of old, I'd be happy about the referendum, but my cynical experience of the world and its profiteers tells me that once a product has been cheapened there is no reason to expect time's arrow to fly backwards.


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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby CMur12 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:10 pm

Chris, glad you found a couple bottles of the good stuff.

Squire, it would appear that you are on a roll. 8)

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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby nicodemus38 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:58 pm

but we must absolutely save the oakmosses. let them run loose in the woods. making them pee into bottles is inhumane and unfair treatment.

funny thing is, most, hell 99% of all scents smell like they came out of a sick beaver.
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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby Squire » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:56 pm

Never sniffed a genus Castor, well or indisposed.
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Re: F**k, F**k, F**k

Postby brothers » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:52 am

Reminds me of Country Joe and the Fish ----
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