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    Review by '' on item 'Osage Rub'

    There isn't really a lot to talk about here. There is no subtlety or nuance to this stuff. It's green, it's mostly menthol with some alcohol and water in it, and it makes your face feel really cold for about 15 minutes. Then it's gone leaving a faintly medicinal scent behind. If menthol is...
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    Review by '' on item 'Feather All-Stainless DE'

    It's been a while since I participated, but I couldn't resist this Feather any longer. I held my nose and paid the price for it hoping for the best. Prep for me was as usual. Right out of the shower and on with the GFT Lime from an Omega boar. While waiting for that to do it's magic I...
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    Review by '' on item 'Provence Sante' Shave Soap'

    I finally got through my puck of Institut Karite and got a chance to fire up the Provence Sante. It's been waiting a year! The IK stuff lasts. I am a fan of French soaps and PS isn't going to change my mind. This is an awesome soap. It seems to lather better than IK or Pre de Provence -...
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    Omega 20102 Pro Boar

    This is my first all 10s review I think. And on a cheap boar brush too! I didn't even give my Shavemac all 10s. And it cost 10 time what this one did. Why on earth would a $12 boar brush earn all 10s? Lets find out. The Omega is a tall brush. 121mm tall. The loft is impressive at 64mm...
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    Review by '' on item 'Omega 20102 Pro Boar'

    This is my first all 10s review I think. And on a cheap boar brush too! I didn't even give my Shavemac all 10s. And it cost 10 time what this one did. Why on earth would a $12 boar brush earn all 10s? Lets find out. The Omega is a tall brush. 121mm tall. The loft is impressive at 64mm...
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    Good, inexpensive bar soap?

    Pears. Our Dollar Tree has it.
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    Review by '' on item 'Kiehl's Blue Astringent'

    I am a Speick user and abuser, but I was looking for something that would really help my face. This stuff does the job. I guess it's the witch hazel, but the oil on my skin has declined dramatically as has my acne. Plus it feels pretty decent going on. The only scent is a faint medicinal...
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    What's your favorite EDT-based Aftershave?

    I don't know if this counts by the rules of the game, but GF Trumpers Extract of Limes is my favorite scent aftershave ever. Well, it's between that and Speick. Trumpers of course has a Limes cologne, which I have tried and which smells identically to the AS. And it lasts about as long :lol:
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    Help me get started with A/S?

    +2 on Speick. I wouldn't classify it as a "cool" scent though. Some of the A/S mentioned have great staying power, so be careful. Musgo Real is one, Aqua Velva is another. Speick smells great then goes away, like imho AS is supposed to. I think for cool, Proraso is the best one...
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    Eucris - WTH is this stuff anyway? A story from my past...

    I emailed GFT for a sampler and included of course was Eucris. The sampler sat for a while until I got around to it, but I finally did. I tried the Eau de Quinine. Not bad, but smells kind of powdery and sweet. Not for me. Extract of Limes smelled like heaven for about a half hour then...
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    List last 3 soaps FINISHED

    Williams - yes, I'd replace it if I didn't have so much soap laying around. Col Conk - no, I wouldn't replace it. Classic Shaving - NO! I absolutely wouldn't replace it. Mama Bear Lime - Already replaced by several more Mama Bears :) Insitut Karite - Oh heck yeah.
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    Manuka Honey Aftershave?

    What, no Phthalates? Parabens? Red dye #2? I'm not buying it! :lol:
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    So What Do You Think Are The Slickest Creams?

    Cremo. It's like greasing your face. I don't like it because it's so slick. AoS? Harris? Bigelow? No way. Try some Cremo for slick. It's actually, to me, kinda gross :blink:
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    Lets Take a head count on Modern Williams Shaving Soap

    Nah - I wouldn't inflict that stuff on anyone. I'll just use it as bath soap. That's all it's good for!
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