02-17-2014, 06:26 AM
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In our shaving hobby, we often come across items that we really want to love, but sometimes those items just don't work for us.

I thought it would be interesting for people to mention items that they really were attracted to, but couldn't make work for themselves.

Also, I thought I'd post this here because I didn't want to limit it to shaving items only. Anything goes!

I'll start out:

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I wanted to love the Wee Scot, but I couldn't.

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Lovely brush, lovely hair........just too small for me. The Omega Mighty Midget is as small as I can go with a brush (and I love the MM).

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 02-17-2014, 06:42 AM
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i wanted to love d r harris shaving soaps but i couldn't.

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 02-17-2014, 07:13 AM
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Floid and Myrsol aftershaves. Nope.

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 02-17-2014, 07:24 AM
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  • Rufus
  • Senior Member
  • Greater Toronto Area
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Trumper's shaving soap.

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 02-17-2014, 07:38 AM
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Pre De Provence

It worked at first but after using it for a little while it made my face itch. Too bad as I loved its performance otherwise.

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 02-17-2014, 08:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I wanted to love my ex-wife but I couldn't. 32-years later I can barely remember her name. Biggrin

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 02-17-2014, 08:10 AM
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Me to Johnny now what was her name let me think Biggrin

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 02-17-2014, 08:21 AM
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Well, I was going to put in restrictions on choosing stuff like 'Angelina Jolie' (or whoever the starlet of the moment is), but then I decided not to.

Ex-wives are permitted, though. Biggrin

I'll go again...

I wanted to love the iPhone 5, but I couldn't.

Just didn't like the interface. Not trying to troll here, it's just a personal preference.

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 02-17-2014, 08:29 AM
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  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I thought this ink journal was a great idea, until I received and used it. The paper is such poor quality for testing fountain pen inks that the journal was just about useless. Sad

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 02-17-2014, 08:49 AM
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I wanted to love so many DEs, SEs, straights, brushes and soaps, but they just didn't work for me, unfortunately! Now, I have a very limited selection of items which is just fine with me.

Since, I have never been married, no comment on the ex-wife. Biggrin

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 02-17-2014, 08:54 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Just could not get on with the modern Williams puck or EJ Sea Buckhorn soaps and The Body Shops version of a synthetic brush.

Bob

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 02-17-2014, 10:07 AM
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Speick aftershave. From everything I read and heard, I thought it would be right up my alley. But it doesn't smell good to me. Face feel is great.

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 02-17-2014, 11:25 AM
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  • Deuce
  • Just a guy
  • Cave Creek
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Mike's shaving soap. I tried and tried, to no avail.

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 02-17-2014, 11:31 AM
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(02-17-2014, 10:07 AM)Face Bannon Wrote: Speick aftershave. From everything I read and heard, I thought it would be right up my alley. But it doesn't smell good to me. Face feel is great.

ps: have you tried speick active after shave?

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 02-17-2014, 11:36 AM
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I wanted to love single edge razors. I bought several, and although they gave me a close shave, it was never as smooth or as comfortable for me as a double edge.

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 02-17-2014, 11:49 AM
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Mystic Water soaps, complete waste of time.

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 02-17-2014, 12:15 PM
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(02-17-2014, 11:31 AM)tonsorius Wrote:
(02-17-2014, 10:07 AM)Face Bannon Wrote: Speick aftershave. From everything I read and heard, I thought it would be right up my alley. But it doesn't smell good to me. Face feel is great.

ps: have you tried speick active after shave?

Nope, started with the regular one.

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 02-17-2014, 01:17 PM
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(02-17-2014, 12:15 PM)Face Bannon Wrote:
(02-17-2014, 11:31 AM)tonsorius Wrote:
(02-17-2014, 10:07 AM)Face Bannon Wrote: Speick aftershave. From everything I read and heard, I thought it would be right up my alley. But it doesn't smell good to me. Face feel is great.

ps: have you tried speick active after shave?

Nope, started with the regular one.

the speick active is completely different (citrus?) than the regular regarding smell. i can barely stand the regular myself - it's too special and "manly". there are even more speick variants than these two mentioned here Wink

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 02-17-2014, 01:27 PM
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  • davizera
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  • São Paulo - Brazil
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A FatBoy, I was so eager when I bought it, and after some shaves it was just another razor. Now it sits on my drawer with its younger brother, a Slim.

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 02-17-2014, 01:47 PM
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(02-17-2014, 01:27 PM)davizera Wrote: A FatBoy, I was so eager when I bought it, and after some shaves it was just another razor. Now it sits on my drawer with its younger brother, a Slim.

I had the same reaction to the Fatboy. Reading the thousands of threads on the mystical properties of the Fatboy, I was also excited when I got one. It's a good razor, but didn't stand out for me. It was a bit of a let down.

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