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  1. 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:
  2. Scaramouche

    Noble Otter Lonestar

    I lived in the Texas Hill Country for a few years, and loved the smell of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in the Spring - very light, green, powdery floral. The hills were carpeted - it was like walking through a rainbow. This isn't it. Not in a bad way - Lonestar is just not the Hill...
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    Noble Otter Monarch

    The soap does not, as far as I know, smell like Bourbon royalty (at least while they were extant - it probably smells better and less overpowering, by all accounts). It is certainly preferable, olfactory-wise, to any deceased kings of France, Spain or Luxembourg. A delightful divertissement...
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    B&M Memory Lane

    Just picked up my ancient (3 years? 5 years?) tub of B&M's Latha Taiga and shaved this morning - what a great soap! Great scent, great lather, great AS (no alcohol!). I'm wondering why I haven't used it more (it's as good or better than 90% of the soaps I use now), and why it isn't still...
  5. Scaramouche

    Xiaomi vs Arc 5

    New review at ShaverCheck for the Xiaomi vs Arc 5: Panasonic Arc 5 vs Xiaomi: Which One Is Better?
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    Tallow + Steel Indian Bay

    Another take on bay rum by T+S! Their earlier "homage," for me, is their Maya, which has the whole cola-nut, cocoa/mole' spice thing going on, and is a very nice take on a traditional BR as well, but very different from the Caribbean variety. Indian Bay is along the lines of a traditional BR -...
  7. Scaramouche

    Shave Your Monkey?

    Just a Sunday funny for those of us who enjoy an electric touch-up before hitting the daily grind:
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    Smart Shavers

    No, not the users. :001_smile Had the opportunity to trial one of Philips Norelco's newest (relatively) 7000 Series “smart" rotary shavers, the s7940. The shaver is Bluetooth-enabled, with an accompanying app, Philips' GroomTribe, which appears to be in its fourth iteration since January 2020...
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    Burma Shave

    From another forum, some shaving-related public safety announcements by the side of the road on little red and white signs for those who remember, to lighten your 4th: A man, a miss, A car, a curve. He kissed the miss, And missed the curve. Burma Shave DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW OUT SO FAR IT MAY...
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    Southern Witchcrafts Carpathia

    The heart of the Carpathian Mountains, home of Transylvania and Vlad the Impaler. Dracula never had it so good. Carpathia, the soap, evokes the scent of the Balsam Fir lining the slopes of these picturesque peaks. A vegan soap base, but excellent performance, both soap and alcohol-free...
  11. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Druantia

    Druantia. Not your Gramma's cedar chest. In fact, nobody's cedar chest (more below). Performance, as noted before, "ditto " on excellent, both for AS and soap. I've now run through ten of Southern Witchcrafts' soaps and aftershaves in as many days, and found uniform, predictable performance...
  12. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Necromantic

    Necromantic. Southern Witchcrafts says it "evokes imagery of love, romance, and death," which, I suppose in their context, are not mutually exclusive. It actually evoked imagery, for me, of that Riddick movie (just from the name, nothing related to fragrance). The performance of this vegan...
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    Southern Witchcrafts Desairology

    Sort of a morbid beginning, but Desairology is the practice of cosmetology on the deceased, a very necessary and appreciated service for the living. In keeping with Southern Witchcrafts' "Adams Family" labeling quirkiness, Desairology, the soap, is only peripherally related - as in SW's...
  14. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Pomona

    Pomona. Other than a city in Los Angeles County, a perfect label for this soap and AS - Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards. I keep repeating the performance of SW's soaps is outstanding, but partly because it's also unexpected. My experience with most vegan soaps has been...
  15. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Samhain

    If there is a "dark" scent in Southern Witchcrafts' lineup, this may be it, although my description would still be "warm.` Samhain (Celtic pronunciation SAW-wan) is one fragrance I would definitely describe as seasonal (the grinning jack-o'-lantern on the label is a clue) - cool Fall days, cold...
  16. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Tres Matres

    On to Southern Witchcrafts' Tres Matres (Latin, "three mothers"). Performance on par with other SW offerings used (Autumn Ash, Carmilla, Lycanthropy), which is to say, outstanding. A vegan soap that doesn't act vegan, and still amazed at the performance. Lather is as described before - easy to...
  17. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Lycanthropy

    Third in the lineup - Lycanthropy. And I'll lead by saying it doesn't remind me of werewolves in the least. Maybe if the werewolf rolled in your Spring blooming garden, sharpened his claws on a Fir tree, and then tried to sneak up on you in the dark. Upwind in a soft Southern breeze. Maybe...
  18. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Carmilla

    So, beginning to cycle through Southern Witchcrafts' offerings - one down (Autumn Ash), quite a few to go. This one's morning shave - Carmilla - proved to be excellent in performance. To get this out of the way, so far ("n" of two) performance is identical to Autumn Ash, which was excellent as...
  19. Scaramouche

    Southern Witchcrafts Autumn Ash

    Just discovered Southern Witchcrafts. And I'm gonna need another soap cabinet. Shaved this morning using their Autumn Ash, and just - wow. A wonderful seasonal scent (couldn't wait until Fall!) - forward maple/pumpkin/coffee, hint of smokey spice and amber scent. A perfect Fall blend...
  20. Scaramouche

    A&E Forbidden Fruit

    Received and lathered today A&E's Forbidden Fruit. Other than the interesting classical label art :adoration: , a typical A&E offering - easy-lathering, slick and protective tallow-based soap, excellent, soothing AS that lasts. Very impressed with all of A&E's products, great performance and...
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