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Lest one think that you can't find products that have that lovely Victorian feel..

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Lest one think that you can't find products that have that lovely Victorian feel..

Post  HAC on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:48 pm

You still can...




Latest acqusitions (and it took a while to find a distributor in Canada,(there is only one, BTW)), Penhaligon's men's Eau De Toilette..
Blenheim Bouquet is from 1902, and was the favorite of such folk as Chruchill and Kipling. Starts off with citrus, and ends as a lovely woody pine and pepper.
English Fern is the classic fougere, like a walk in the woods...

The razor, is an Edwin Jagger Chatsworth... Not shown are the badger hair brush and an antique shaving scuttle..

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Harold


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Re: Lest one think that you can't find products that have that lovely Victorian feel..

Post  Lady Penelope on Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:26 pm

I wish I could smell those....

Then again, given my current head cold, I just wish I could smell at all! Laughing

Unfortunately my husband isn't all that keen on fragrances, so I shall have to settle for inhaling deeply when in the company of other steampunk gentlemen with discriminating tastes in eau de toilette. *sigh*
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Post  Prof Eumides Blakehurst on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:48 pm

*Sigh!*

There is only one Australian 'distributer' fo rPenhaligon's, and they rarely have more than three stock items and almost always only ones for the ladies. Occasionally they have Endymion but that's it.

But my UK online supplier of Edwin Jagger at least stocks a fair selection - Blenheim (my partner's favourite), but not Hammam, which I really want to try out. I do use the Blenhiem shaving soap and love it to bits, along with the George Trumpter sandalwood soap.

And the razor is excellent (I have the horn version) - it gets a workout with the 1904 Gilettes.

PS, Harold, I need to beg your indulgence on a clock matter, but I'll send you a PM.
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Post  HAC on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:25 am

My Dear Prof... ask away!..
As far as Hammam, I have tried it, and it is a lovely dark rose scent for men. Its an old scnet from the 1870's I think. My problem is that it dries down to a very baby-powderish scent on me.. The good news (of a sort, unless your a purist), is that Penhaligon's will be reformulating Hammam to retain the rose but dry down to a sandalwood-frankincense base.. My supplier has promised me samples of the new scent as it lands..
My Chatsworth is also the horn version, it just doesn't show well in the pic. I agree its a top notch shaver, even better than my 1939 Gillette Tech, or my Slim Adjustable. The balance of the razor is superb, and I get clse, irritation shaves from it, every time.
As far as creams, I like Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna, and I'm currently trying out the Body Shop's Maca Root cream. Truefitt & Hill Grafton is also excellent..



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Post  Lady Penelope on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:37 am

HAC wrote:
As far as Hammam, I have tried it, and it is a lovely dark rose scent for men. Its an old scnet from the 1870's I think. My problem is that it dries down to a very baby-powderish scent on me.. The good news (of a sort, unless your a purist), is that Penhaligon's will be reformulating Hammam to retain the rose but dry down to a sandalwood-frankincense base.. My supplier has promised me samples of the new scent as it lands..

Ohhh, my! In that case, I might have to hunt some up for myself. I tend to prefer men's fragrances over women's anyway. And my current (home-mixed) perfumed oil is a frankincense/myrrh/sandalwood combo with just a hint of cinnamon added. I used to have a Damask Rose fragrance that I quite liked, but most rose scents I've found recently are too cloying.
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Post  Prof Eumides Blakehurst on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:43 am

I hope, Harold, that you meant you get close irritation FREE shaves! Shocked

I think I shall have to buy some Hammam in the new year as it sounds like the newer formulation will work even better on me. (High metabolic rate - I run 'hot' and I cycle/run/swim everywhere, so I need heavier scents...)
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Post  HAC on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:48 am

Prof Eumides Blakehurst wrote:I hope, Harold, that you meant you get close irritation FREE shaves! Shocked

I think I shall have to buy some Hammam in the new year as it sounds like the newer formulation will work even better on me. (High metabolic rate - I run 'hot' and I cycle/run/swim everywhere, so I need heavier scents...)

My typing skills are legendary - in a bad way. Yes, exactly what I meant... Very Happy You might want to look at Douro, in the Penhaligon's line -

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Post  CaptZaphod on Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:14 pm

Harold;
That is a most exquisite looking shaver, my good man. I am most envious. Mayhap I can convince my wife to get one for me, for Yule.

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