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#18,591

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Chicago, IL USA
(12-02-2019, 05:20 PM)Tidepool Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 07:03 AM)Oasisdave Wrote:
(12-01-2019, 04:54 PM)Tidepool Wrote: [Image: HXnX48g.jpg]

I love the scent on this one but the last couple of times I've used it the performance seemed lacking and I always have had an issue getting a good think lather, have any suggestions on lathering?


I am almost embarrassed to say I currently own 112 soaps and creams.  So, It takes a while to complete a total rotation.  I own 5 Tabula Rasa soaps; with backups on some.  The one above is a few years old and I have not noticed any change in it.  I started face lathering again and I got a great face full of lather.  I believe more water is the way to go with this soap.  I soak my brush in distilled water squeeze some of the water out and wet my face with the same water.  A while back I watched a YouTube video of an interview with  Will Carius from Barrister & Mann and in that video he indicated that some of his soaps require more water to produce a great lather and he had said "like Tabula Rasa".  Check the video out.  Go to YouTube and type in, "An Interview With Will Carius from Barrister and Mann".  I have seen some some replies on this blog of people who have complained about the performance of older soaps.  I have not experienced that myself.  And, "Vintage Shaver" has many vintage soaps.  See what he thinks about older soaps.
LOVE TR Steampunk! Have not tried the above however, IMO it takes a few extra splashes of H2O to get TR going. Also, I would NOT be embarrassed to say I own 112 creams/soaps! I’m not embarrassed to say “I’ll take the ones you don’t want!” Cheers Gents!

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#18,592

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Chicago, IL USA
(12-01-2019, 12:35 AM)HoosierShave Wrote:
(12-01-2019, 12:31 AM)Lipripper660 Wrote:
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The scent profile intrigues me.  Anything else it smells like that I might know?
It's a one-of-kind scent in my den.  Initially I thought Stirling's Frankincense & Myrhh might be similar.  But I just compared them and F&M tends to be sweeter whereas Marrakesh has a "darker" side
Ugh, now I need this....

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#18,593

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Санкт Петербург . Россия.
(12-03-2019, 04:29 AM)ExtraProtein Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 05:20 PM)Tidepool Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 07:03 AM)Oasisdave Wrote: I love the scent on this one but the last couple of times I've used it the performance seemed lacking and I always have had an issue getting a good think lather, have any suggestions on lathering?


I am almost embarrassed to say I currently own 112 soaps and creams.  So, It takes a while to complete a total rotation.  I own 5 Tabula Rasa soaps; with backups on some.  The one above is a few years old and I have not noticed any change in it.  I started face lathering again and I got a great face full of lather.  I believe more water is the way to go with this soap.  I soak my brush in distilled water squeeze some of the water out and wet my face with the same water.  A while back I watched a YouTube video of an interview with  Will Carius from Barrister & Mann and in that video he indicated that some of his soaps require more water to produce a great lather and he had said "like Tabula Rasa".  Check the video out.  Go to YouTube and type in, "An Interview With Will Carius from Barrister and Mann".  I have seen some some replies on this blog of people who have complained about the performance of older soaps.  I have not experienced that myself.  And, "Vintage Shaver" has many vintage soaps.  See what he thinks about older soaps.
LOVE TR Steampunk! Have not tried the above however, IMO it takes a few extra splashes of H2O to get TR going. Also, I would NOT be embarrassed to say I own 112 creams/soaps! I’m not embarrassed to say “I’ll take the ones you don’t want!” Cheers Gents!
I have about 250. And I can’t stop at all.

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#18,594

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Sandwich Islands
Folgefonn v. (Fitjar Island) menthol, eucalyptus, wood

Folgefonn is an ideal winter menthol: dry, woody, and cool, but not so chill that it gives you the shakes. There's a dash of eucalyptus, too, just enough to make you think of pine sap, and a little dab of something sweet like honey. Fitjar Islands say Folgefonn smells like you're out on a ‘fjord on a still winter morning’. If this is what a fjord in December smells like, then give me my paddle. The soap is not only cool, it's also very concentrated. Forty seconds of loading made me enough lather for four passes. So this morning I kept sloshing it on my face, pass after pass, and the lather kept getting better and better. Tight, slick, and glossy, it laid down an excellent coat of protection.
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#18,595
Reef Point soaps / Classic Barber Shop [Image: 456aa3af2d2d00ec268009d631641253.jpg]

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#18,596
I was going to use MW for my week with the START pass-around until this amazing scent arrived yesterday afternoon.  Over the past year or so, I have "discovered" the greatness of Eleven soap...performance is top-notch and I love the lathers they produce.  But when I sniffed this soap, I knew I had found something special (at least for me).  There is a woodsy element to it but the amber steers it in a different direction.  I loved it so much after the first whiff, I got back on the Eleven website and ordered the aftershave splash Smile

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#18,597

Member
Los Angeles
(12-02-2019, 07:03 AM)Oasisdave Wrote:
(12-01-2019, 04:54 PM)Tidepool Wrote: [Image: HXnX48g.jpg]

I love the scent on this one but the last couple of times I've used it the performance seemed lacking and I always have had an issue getting a good think lather, have any suggestions on lathering?

(12-03-2019, 05:23 AM)Polovez Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 04:29 AM)ExtraProtein Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 05:20 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I am almost embarrassed to say I currently own 112 soaps and creams.  So, It takes a while to complete a total rotation.  I own 5 Tabula Rasa soaps; with backups on some.  The one above is a few years old and I have not noticed any change in it.  I started face lathering again and I got a great face full of lather.  I believe more water is the way to go with this soap.  I soak my brush in distilled water squeeze some of the water out and wet my face with the same water.  A while back I watched a YouTube video of an interview with  Will Carius from Barrister & Mann and in that video he indicated that some of his soaps require more water to produce a great lather and he had said "like Tabula Rasa".  Check the video out.  Go to YouTube and type in, "An Interview With Will Carius from Barrister and Mann".  I have seen some some replies on this blog of people who have complained about the performance of older soaps.  I have not experienced that myself.  And, "Vintage Shaver" has many vintage soaps.  See what he thinks about older soaps.
LOVE TR Steampunk! Have not tried the above however, IMO it takes a few extra splashes of H2O to get TR going. Also, I would NOT be embarrassed to say I own 112 creams/soaps! I’m not embarrassed to say “I’ll take the ones you don’t want!” Cheers Gents!
I have about 250. And I can’t stop at all.

That is a lot of soap.  If my assumption is right that means some soaps you only use twice a year and some you only use once.  I feel your anguish.

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#18,598

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
Hemingway Accoutrements shaving cream
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#18,599

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
(This post was last modified: 12-03-2019, 08:13 PM by Lipripper660.)
Many years back I picked up a Dr. Jons soap and although it was good, it was not in the category of soaps I liked better.  The scent was Hydra (all the citrus in the world) and I liked that but the lather was just ok.  They have gone through at least one base change since the and I went ahead and picked up Anne Bonney, their bay rum offering.  Well, the scent is a great, solid, bay rum.  Very very nice.  Strength is 7/10 perfection.  Lather would indicate a high-butter low structure affair that gave very nice slickness and cushion.  Three passes and I felt just a bit of tingle from the spices in the mix but nothing uncomfortable. (Cinnamon is muy malo for me) so many bay rums are out even though I love them.  This one thankfully works, smells great, and shaves!  Just what the Doctor ordered.  (See what I did there?). I just realized it was this scent and soap that Gareth used when he started this thread 8/19/2015 and 1860 pages ago.
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#18,600

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Los Angeles
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