Saturday, December 20, 2014

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(currently selling Art of Shaving Travel Kits, Vintage Williams Tallow First Shaving Soap and La Sopeneria Artigiana Sapone a Barba)


1 - Look at the list of available samples below.

2 - Make a list of the samples you are interested in purchasing.

3 - Let us know if you want your order gift wrapped for $5.00.

4 - Email me the list of samples and I will reply back to confirm that everything you want is in stock or not. I will also provide you with the grand total and my paypal email address.

Keep scrolling down for the full list of available samples and always feel free to EMAIL me your questions before you place an order.

All payments are via paypal - your order will be prepared and shipped within 2 to 7 days - thanks for your patience!

CONUS shipping is flat rate for now - $3.50 for your entire order and includes delivery confirmation.

International shipping is provided by request but please understand that International Shipping costs have increased significantly since January 27th, 2013


NEW GUYS - Check This Out!

 Vintage Test Drive Razor Starter Kits:


Contents of the Starter Kit:

Razor - 1 User Grade (or better) Vintage Gillette Safety Razor. The razor will be cleaned, sanitized and ready to shave when you get it. User grade razors may not be collectors items in the looks department but are guaranteed to be shave ready with no issues.

Blades - 10 DE Blades (brands will vary). The blades will be well known brands so you can easily buy more if you like them.

Brush - 1 Brand New Omega Boar Brush (model will vary but it will be Omega brand). These are brand new brushes from one of the top boar brush makers.

Shave Soap - 1 Arko Shaving Soap Stick or 1oz of Cella Shaving Soap (your choice). If you don't indicate your choice, I will gladly pick for you. Arko may just be one of the easiest shaving soaps to lather on the market today. It's low priced and soft enough to mold into the mug or container of your choice if you don't want to use it as a soap stick. Cella Shaving soap is the classic Italian soap to which you can compare any other soap on the market and it holds it's own. Cella is highly recommended for anyone who doesn't think they will like the industrial citronella scent of the Arko soap.

Aftershave - 1/2oz Aftershave Splash (brands will vary). I will select 2 splashes 1/4oz each based on current available stock. There are some negative associations with alcohol based splashes but I would like to ask you to not believe the hype...yet. An alcohol based splash may be just what you need to revive and heal your sensitive or oily skin and you won't know until you try.

Extra Benefit - I wanted to give every new guy a little extra reason to come back and do business with me again so I will also include 1 Trade Certificate entitling you to return the razor at any time in the same usable condition and in return I will send you a different model Vintage Gillette razor or $10.00 worth of samples (your choice). We would each pay our own shipping and the original certificate must be returned with the razor. All I ask is that you email or PM me before mailing your razor so I can keep track of everything.

Please send me an EMAIL with any questions you have on the starter kit!


 !!NEW - Travel Kits - NEW!!


Want the great shave from your brush and safety razor while traveling? 

Can't stand the thought of losing an expensive 1 of kind razor or exquisite shaving brush to customs or lost luggage?

Check out my new Travel Kit!

This kit has been put together piece by piece over the last 2 years. I wanted to give each item the proper testing to figure out not just what works but what will give me the quality shave I need to feel my best wherever I may be.  These items are affordable but not cheap in quality and should serve you well in your travels. 

Each Kit Contains:

1 - The very popular Wooden Handle Horse Hair Shaving Brush #6.  This brush can handle soap or cream, bowl or face lathering and do the job of any shaving brush really.  Soft from the start but not floppy.  Excellent intro to horse hair brushes.

2 - Alum Block 70 gram for after shave irritation control.  If you don't want to mess with more liquids and possible leakage on your travels this is the ideal solution.

3 - Baili 3 Piece Gold Tone Safety Razor with Hard Case and a 5 pack of double edge blades (brand of blade will vary).  For checked baggage only, this affordable safety razor is one of the best in it's price class.  I chose this razor for my kit because it provides a mild shave which can be a blessing at times when you can't quite dial in your shave and lather due to different water types etc. 

4 - Gillette Guard Single Blade Open Comb Cartridge Razor with 2 Cartridges total.  For carry on only, this cartridge razor stands in a class of it's own.  Lather up with your brush and soap then give yourself the multiple pass shave that you need without worrying about razor burn from the usual 6 blade cartridge monstrosities.  I can get 5 (2 pass shaves) from each cartridge and the refills are easy to buy online.

5 - Arko Shaving Soap Stick.  At 75 grams you can carry this on the airplane with no trouble at all and it will last you for several months.  This is not the most glamorous of shaving soaps but the one thing that led me to select it for the kit was it's total compatibility with all water types (in my testing).  No matter the brush, water or lather method this soap stick will not let you down.

6 - Shaving Stick Container (empty).  Want some variety on the road?  Just grate your favorite hard shaving soap with a cheese grater or squeeze some of your favorite soft soap into shape and then smash it into this container for your very own shaving stick bliss.

7 - Shaving cream sample container 1/4oz (quantity 1) and Aftershave sample bottle 1/4oz (quantity 1) (these not pictured in the travel kit photo above).  If you are going to travel for any amount of time and want some additional product with you I am including these travel containers for your convenience. 


Pre-Shave Samples: provided in a 1/4oz double walled white plastic jar with a screw top dome lid unless otherwise noted. 

Musgo Real Glycerin Lime Oil Soap (MRGLO) 1/2oz sample $2.00
Proraso Pre & Post Cream (Green) Menthol & Eucalyptus 1/4oz sample $2.00
Proraso Pre & Post Cream (White) Green Tea & Oat 1/4oz sample $2.00
1 Sample of each of the above 3 Pre-Shave samples $5.00


Shaving Cream Samples:
Shaving cream samples are provided in a 1/4oz double walled white plastic jar with a screw top dome lid. 1/2oz and larger shaving cream samples are provided in a clear plastic container with white snap on lid. 

Acca Kappa Almond (in the tub, yes it's back) 1/4oz sample $3.00 - Reduced Price!
Acca Kappa LiboCedro (in the tub, new scent) 1/4oz sample $3.00 - Reduced Price!
1/4oz sample of each (Almond and LiboCedro) $5.00 - Reduced!

Musgo Real Classic 1/4oz sample $2.00

Proraso Blue 1/4oz sample $2.00
Proraso Green New Formula 1/4oz sample $2.00
Proraso Red Sandalwood 1/4oz sample $2.00
1/4oz sample of each (Proraso Blue, Green and Red) $5.00 

Simpsons Lavender & Vetivert 1/4oz sample $3.00
Simpsons Peppermint & Rosemary 1/4oz sample $3.00
1/4oz sample of each (Lav. & Vet., Pepp. & Rose.) $5.00

TOBS Almond 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Avocado 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Coconut 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Eton College 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Grapefruit 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Jermyn Street 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Lavender 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Lemon Lime 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Mr. Taylors 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Natural 1/4oz sample $2.00 
TOBS Peppermint 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Rose 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Sandalwood 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS Shaving Shop 1/4oz sample $2.00
TOBS St. James 1/4oz sample $2.00
1/4oz sample of each (15 TOBS scents) listed above $25.00


Shaving Soap Samples (milled into flakes so you can form your own puck):
Please see my youtube video demonstrating the best way to use my soap samples:

Cella (from the brick) 1/2oz sample $3.00 / 1oz $5.50 / 2oz $10.00

Dr. Harris Arlington 1/2oz sample $5.00
Dr. Harris Marlborough 1/2oz sample $5.00
Dr. Harris Sandalwood 1/2oz sample $5.00
Dr. Harris Windsor 1/2oz sample $5.00
1/2oz sample of each (Arlington, Marlborough, Sandalwood and Windsor) $17.00

Lea Classic Shaving Soap 1/2oz sample $1.00
Mitchell's Wool Fat 1/2oz sample $4.00  
Tabac 1/2oz sample $4.00

La Saponeria Artigiana Sapone da Barba Vegetale alla Mandorla 1/2oz $3.00 / 1oz $5.50 / 3oz Tin $10.00 - NEW!

Martin De Candre - In Stock Now!
I have 3oz of Fougere and 3.5oz of Regular left over from the split!
$8.00 for 1/2oz Regular Scent
$15.00 for 1oz Regular Scent
$29.00 for 2oz Regular Scent

$8.50 for 1/2oz Fougere Scent
$16.00 for 1oz Fougere Scent
$31.00 for 2oz Fougere Scent

$16.00 for 1/2oz Fougere and 1/2oz Regular
$30.00 for 1oz Fougere & 1oz Regular
$59.00 for 2oz Fougere & 2oz Regular



Vintage William Mug Shaving Soap - Tallow First!
$15.00 each

Each puck is unused and is wrapped in original paper insert in original box. These pucks are from a period in time that Tallow was first ingredient as can be verified at various shaving forum across the web.
No bar code, no ingredient list, made by "The J.B. Williams Company, Inc. Toiletries Division - Cranford, N.J."
I have a stash of 16 pucks (all the same packaging).

I kept a puck for myself and used it this morning for an amazing shave.  Literally 3 swipes of my damp brush and the puck exploded with lather!


Aftershave Samples:
Aftershave samples are provided in a 1/4oz natural LDPE plastic boston round bottle with a reducer and screw on lid or alternatively a snap top lid with built in reducer depending on what I have in stock at any given time. 

Alt-Innsbruck Splash 1/4oz sample $4.50

Bay Rum Sample Pack $8.00
1/4oz samples of each (Krampert's, Pinaud Bay Rum, Captain's Choice Bay Rum and Cat O' Nine Tails)

Captain's Choice Bay Rum 1/4oz sample $2.50
Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails 1/4oz sample $2.50
Captain's Choice Lime 1/4oz sample $2.50
Captain's Choice North 1/4oz sample $2.50 
Captain's Choice Sandalwood 1/4oz sample $2.50
1/4oz sample of each (Bay Rum, Nine Tails, North, Lime and Sandalwood) $11.00

Dr. Harris Sandalwood Splash 1/4oz sample $6.00 - Reduced Price!

Floid Amber 1/4oz sample $2.50
Floid Black 1/4oz sample $2.50
Floid Blue 1/4oz sample $2.50
Floid Suave 1/4oz sample $2.50
Floid Vigoroso 1/4oz sample $2.50
1/4oz sample of each (Amber, Black, Blue, Suave and Vigoroso) $11.00
Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice 1/4oz sample $2.00
Krampert's Finest Frostbite 1/4oz sample $2.00
1/4oz sample of each (Bay Rum Acadian Spice and Frostbite) $3.00

Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic 1/4oz sample $2.00 
Murray & Lanman Florida Water 1/4oz sample $1.50
Musgo Real Splash 1/4oz sample $5.00


Penhaligon's Bayolea Splash 1/4oz sample $7.00 - Reduced Price!

Pinaud Bay Rum 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Citrus Musk 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Clubman 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Lime Sec 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Musk 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Special Reserve 1/4oz sample $1.50
Pinaud Vanilla 1/4oz sample $1.50
1/4oz sample of each (8 Pinaud Scents Listed Above) $11.00 

Proraso Aftershave Splash (new formula) 1/4oz sample $2.00
Speick Aftershave Splash 1/4oz sample $2.50
Tabac Aftershave Splash 1/4oz sample $2.00 

Tuff Green Sensitive Splash 1/4oz sample $1.50
Tuff Red Herb Splash 1/4oz sample $1.50
1/4oz sample of each (Tuff Red and Green) $2.00


EdT Samples:
EdT / Cologne samples are provided in a 5ml plastic atomizer with plastic hood. I also take the extra step of wrapping the atomizer with tape to prevent leakage. 

New Size - 1oz Glass Atomizer Available for all of my EdT Samples!

Caron Pour Un Homme De Caron EdT 5ml Atomizer $1.50 or 30ml (1oz) Glass Atomizer $15.00
Floid Blue EdT 5ml Atomizer $2.00 or 30ml (1oz) Glass Atomizer $17.00
Kanon Agarwood EdT 5ml Atomizer $1.50 or 30ml (1oz) Glass Atomizer $15.00
5ml sample of each (Caron, Floid and Kanon) $4.00


Astra Platinum DE Blades 5pk - $1.00
Astra Stainless (blue pack) DE Blades 5pk- $1.50
Bic Chrome Platinum DE Blades 5pk - $2.00
Derby DE Blades 5pk - $1.00
Personna Lab DE Blades 5 blades individually wrapped - $1.50
Rapira DE Blades 10pk - $2.50
Shark Super Stainless DE Blades 5pk - $1.50
Shark Super Chrome DE Blades 5pk - $1.50
45 Blade Sampler Pack (1 pack of each blades above) $11.00