#1

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Canada
(This post was last modified: 10-24-2017, 04:04 PM by MattM97.)
I'm going through a phase now where I'm buying more of the EU products just to see if there are any hidden gems that I don't know about. Tabula Rasa is one of them, I've read some reviews which were good, there are no shave videos with them that I've found. So I'm curious if anyone uses them and what they thing of this soap/cream.
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#2

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Gilbert, AZ, USA
(This post was last modified: 10-23-2017, 04:32 PM by TheHunter. Edit Reason: Spelling )
I’ve gone through two tubs of Tabula Rasa in the past and I think the performance is excellent. It’s consistency is that of a Croap, it’s pretty soft but not as soft as a Cream. The two scents I tried were both pleasant, about a 5-6 out of 10 in scent strength to me. The post-Shave feel was very good for me as well, left my skin feeling great. Overall I think it is a very nice Soap, although personally I would consider it a bit pricey. There are a lot of great Soaps out there with outstanding performance and scent that cost less- a few being Wholly Kaw, Grooming Dept, and Barrister and Mann Reserve for example. As far as European Soaps are concerned, I think Tabula Rasa is very nice with very good performance and is cheaper than some other European offerings. If you’re looking for another European Soap to try, I say give it a shot!
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#3

Member
Canada
(10-23-2017, 04:22 AM)TheHunter Wrote: I’ve gone through two tubs of Tabula Rassa in the past and I think the performance is excellent. It’s consistency is that of a Croap, it’s pretty soft but not as soft as a Cream. The two scents I tried were both pleasant, about a 5-6 out of 10 in scent strength to me. The post-Shave feel was very good for me as well, left my skin feeling great. Overall I think it is a very nice Soap, although personally I would consider it a bit pricey. There are a lot of great Soaps out there with outstanding performance and scent that cost less- a few being Wholly Kaw, Grooming Dept, and Barrister and Mann Reserve for example. As far as European Soaps are concerned, I think Tabula Rassa is very nice with very good performance and is cheaper than some other European offerings. If you’re looking for another European Soap to try, I say give it a shot!

Thanks for the response. Yeah at Maggard's it is a bit expensive but I buy from EU vendors often as a lot of things are cheaper there so a tub or two wouldn't be too expensive.

What two scents did you finish? I'm looking at Abrakabarber and Dezember.
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#4

Member
Gilbert, AZ, USA
(This post was last modified: 10-23-2017, 04:33 PM by TheHunter. Edit Reason: Spelling )
(10-23-2017, 04:58 AM)MattM97 Wrote:
(10-23-2017, 04:22 AM)TheHunter Wrote: I’ve gone through two tubs of Tabula Rasa in the past and I think the performance is excellent. It’s consistency is that of a Croap, it’s pretty soft but not as soft as a Cream. The two scents I tried were both pleasant, about a 5-6 out of 10 in scent strength to me. The post-Shave feel was very good for me as well, left my skin feeling great. Overall I think it is a very nice Soap, although personally I would consider it a bit pricey. There are a lot of great Soaps out there with outstanding performance and scent that cost less- a few being Wholly Kaw, Grooming Dept, and Barrister and Mann Reserve for example. As far as European Soaps are concerned, I think Tabula Rasa is very nice with very good performance and is cheaper than some other European offerings. If you’re looking for another European Soap to try, I say give it a shot!

Thanks for the response. Yeah at Maggard's it is a bit expensive but I buy from EU vendors often as a lot of things are cheaper there so a tub or two wouldn't be too expensive.

What two scents did you finish? I'm looking at Abrakabarber and Dezember.

I used “Light Cream”and “Herbs” and they were both very nice. I also smelled a friends “Steam Punk” and it was really nice out of the tub as well. Let us know what you decide to go with, I may have to revisit it again.
Hunter
#5

Member
Canada
(10-23-2017, 05:01 AM)TheHunter Wrote:
(10-23-2017, 04:58 AM)MattM97 Wrote:
(10-23-2017, 04:22 AM)TheHunter Wrote: I’ve gone through two tubs of Tabula Rassa in the past and I think the performance is excellent. It’s consistency is that of a Croap, it’s pretty soft but not as soft as a Cream. The two scents I tried were both pleasant, about a 5-6 out of 10 in scent strength to me. The post-Shave feel was very good for me as well, left my skin feeling great. Overall I think it is a very nice Soap, although personally I would consider it a bit pricey. There are a lot of great Soaps out there with outstanding performance and scent that cost less- a few being Wholly Kaw, Grooming Dept, and Barrister and Mann Reserve for example. As far as European Soaps are concerned, I think Tabula Rassa is very nice with very good performance and is cheaper than some other European offerings. If you’re looking for another European Soap to try, I say give it a shot!

Thanks for the response. Yeah at Maggard's it is a bit expensive but I buy from EU vendors often as a lot of things are cheaper there so a tub or two wouldn't be too expensive.

What two scents did you finish? I'm looking at Abrakabarber and Dezember.

I used “Light Cream”and “Herbs” and they were both very nice. I also smelled a friends “Steam Punk” and it was really nice out of the tub as well. Let us know what you decide to go with, I may have to revisit it again.


Will do The English Shaving Co has a 10% off coupon until the 31st and shipping is also only 1 pence so will be worth it to buy a few tubs of soap.
Brushes. I can't stop buying brushes.

BTW have any brushes???
#6

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Las Vegas, NV, USA
As a proofreader (and apparent nitpick), I feel the need to state this: it’s “Rasa” with just one letter ‘s’. Smile

When it comes to these creamy/foamy soaps (for lack of a better term), performance in my book is excellent, and even though there is only 90 grams in a jar, a little goes a long way.

Before you order from anywhere else, check Amazon.com too see how much delivery to Canada would cost. I bring this up, because seller Smallflower is selling most of their Tabula Rasa soaps for $13.20, and that includes free shipping within the United States.

Tabula Rasa has been expensive in the past, but that’s a price that’s hard to beat for any soap.

P.S. Skip the Patchouli scent, unless you think you can handle a really odd take on … patchouli? Confused2
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
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#7

Member
Gilbert, AZ, USA
(10-23-2017, 09:13 AM)Matsilainen Wrote: As a proofreader (and apparent nitpick), I feel the need to state this: it’s “Rasa” with just one letter ‘s’. Smile

When it comes to these creamy/foamy soaps (for lack of a better term), performance in my book is excellent, and even though there is only 90 grams in a jar, a little goes a long way.

Before you order from anywhere else, check Amazon.com too see how much delivery to Canada would cost. I bring this up, because seller Smallflower is selling most of their Tabula Rasa soaps for $13.20, and that includes free shipping within the United States.

Tabula Rasa has been expensive in the past, but that’s a price that’s hard to beat for any soap.

P.S. Skip the Patchouli scent, unless you think you can handle a really odd take on … patchouli? Confused2

Matsilainen sorry about the spelling, I try my best to spell things correctly as well! Also thanks for the heads up on the Amazon pricing, I may have to pick up a tub or two!
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#8

Member
Vancouver, BC
It is a fine soap/croap, but I find it a tad expensive and prefer others, much more. YMMV.
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#9

Member
Los Angeles
I have been using Tabula Rossa for several years. I have also retired two tubs. I currently own Cardamon, Olibanum, Steam Punk, Vetiver & Tangerine and Dark Lavender. It is one of my top soaps and I now have a total of 87 soaps in my rotation. I would not be with out it. You mentioned high price. When I first purchased Olibanum it cost $28. There was a time when a supplier was discontinuing selling it and I got several for $16. That now longer exists I believe the current price is $31 which is not bad for a quality soap that does last long.
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#10

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
(10-23-2017, 04:37 PM)TheHunter Wrote: Matsilainen sorry about the spelling, I try my best to spell things correctly as well! Also thanks for the heads up on the Amazon pricing, I may have to pick up a tub or two!
No worries, just me “doing my job” even during time off (plus, the thread title already had the misspelling). And you’re welcome — I hope they have a scent that you’re interested in!

(10-23-2017, 06:26 PM)Tidepool Wrote: It is one of my top soaps and I now have a total of 87 soaps in my rotation.  I would not be with out it.  You mentioned high price.  When I first purchased Olibanum it cost $28.  There was a time when a supplier was discontinuing selling it and I got several for $16.  That now longer exists I believe the current price is $31 which is not bad for a quality soap that does last long.
Tidepool, I’ve enjoyed seeing Tabula Rasa in many of your “soap of the day” posts. A seller on Amazon has some of them on sale for around $13, see this thread for more information:
https://damnfineshave.com/thread-tabula-...mallflower
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
– Mitch Hedberg
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