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  1. Scaramouche

    Can you really tell what's in a scent?

    "Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..." :001_smile
  2. Scaramouche

    Can you really tell what's in a scent?

    Well,,there are people who are paid well as "noses" in the perfume industry. As someone pointed out, discerning fragrances is a learned art, requiring time and experience. Not the artsy-fartsy "I detect a hint of Greco-Gallic lemon spurge," but the ability to distinguish between various...
  3. Scaramouche

    What is military issue now in boot camp?

    They didn't trust us in the Air Force with anything sharp... :001_rolle
  4. Scaramouche

    Introducing the Blackland Era - 100% stainless steel. 3D printed. $75

    Great contribution to the DE Universe and enthusiasts! Congrats and thank you Shane!
  5. Scaramouche

    need some help with zingari man

    More soap, but as a secondary consideration in general you might want to test your water hardness. Lathering problems are often related to water quality (water can be 90% by weight or more of your finished lather), and adjustments may be needed such as increasing soap quantity, lathering time...
  6. Scaramouche

    Blackland Era

    In my email this morning and everywhere else on the forum, but thought I would start this one for those intrepid cutting-edge (hee hee) trailblazers who might weigh in with first use. 3D printed SS! Rather long view on Lather Talk:
  7. Scaramouche

    Blackland Era

    In my email - 3D printed SS! At 75 bucks, this looks to be a pretty amazing razor....:eek2:
  8. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    That's a Roger on the Timeless Ti.... :001_smile
  9. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    Think you'll be pleased with both the Timeless and ATT, although Aluminum takes some getting used to if you've only used SS and brass before - pretty significant handling difference because of the weight. The Titanium splits the difference, and is definitely the sweet spot for ultralight razors...
  10. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    It is, by multiple reviews and personal experience, one of the mildest razors out there. One of the problems with it, however, is the tendency (starting with my initial experience) to honk down on it to get it to shave. This is a mistake. And as noted previously, it's not really a beginner's...
  11. Scaramouche

    What is the advantage of a 3 piece razor vs a TTO razor

    About 30,000 blade-handling opportunities over a shaving career. Yes.
  12. Scaramouche

    Is BBS "a chase" for you?

    The "why" is an excellent question. An excellent question indeed....
  13. Scaramouche

    Alum vs Witch hazel

    Lots of stuff in there could cause irritation, or a "sting," starting with the witch hazel solution itself (tannins), or glycerine, or fragrance, or allantoin (also a plant extract, and very irritating to the eyes), or certainly NaOH. All depending on the condition of your skin when you apply it...
  14. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    I actually have a 0.68 Ti as well - the analogy would be an upright with Billy Joel at the keys. :001_smile Bang on it anyway you want, and Piano Man will come out - and light up the whole room! You won't need to finesse the Timeless - it almost finds its own angle. I wander between favorite...
  15. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    I found the Feather to be the most particular about blades than any of my other DEs as well - it works best for me actually with a Feather blade. It does require some practice, and though it's often cited as a "beginners" razor, it really benefits from experience and technique - I'd compare it...
  16. Scaramouche

    The new adjustable Tatara Muramasa

    That was my question as well. It doesn't really describe changing the blade - if it requires the key then that’s a negative to me compared to other 3-piece razors. * Just read through all the text and it does say "Load the Blade like you would with a 3-piece Safety Razor." I'm assuming that...
  17. Scaramouche

    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    Have both the Masamune and AS-D2, and the Feather requires much more attention to angle to actually cut - so could be termed less "efficient," although I find the Feather to be one of the most comfortable DE razors I've used. Both are great shavers for me, but there is much broader leeway in...
  18. Scaramouche

    A thank you to everyone.

    Be well! Paraphrasing and totally scrambling Freewheelin' Franklin - "Soap will get you through times of sick, better than no sick will get you through times of no soap." Or something like that.... :001_rolle
  19. Scaramouche

    Question: Does the majority of the World shave with DE's? (outside of the USA)

    Shaving demographics are similar globally - the majority of shavers use cartridges (60-70+ percent), 30-40 percent use electrics, a small fraction use DE/SEs, and an even smaller fraction use a straight.
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