08-06-2013, 01:35 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I sure wish I would have seen this thread 4 years ago. <sigh> Late to the party again. A6

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 08-06-2013, 01:39 PM
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Would you have bought the 1000 puck minimum and stocked them for resale? (I would have bought a few from you.)

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 08-06-2013, 01:41 PM
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(08-06-2013, 01:39 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Would you have bought the 1000 puck minimum and stocked them for resale? (I would have bought a few from you.)

Absolutely! Worst case scenario is a few vendors could have gone into the project together.

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 08-07-2013, 07:00 PM
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Wow! I would have thought there would be more interest in this. Huh

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 08-07-2013, 07:05 PM
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I haven't tried any of their old products, but if they are anything like old Yardley and Trumpers I'll sign.
Why don't you make a template so we can all start emailing them?

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 08-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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That's excellent, Phil. How can they say no?....

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 08-07-2013, 08:16 PM
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And did you use their web-form or email address?

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 08-07-2013, 08:18 PM
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(08-07-2013, 08:14 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: That's excellent, Phil. How can they say no?....

Oops...I somehow deleted it.

Thank you...I have not heard anything back from them though.

The email is reposted here:

Dear Penhaligons:

Several years ago (2009 I believe) you had agreed to produce a special run of shave soap and shaving creams for the Shave My Face forum. Unfortunately, the members of the shaving forum were not able to raise the capital necessary for the project. Here is a synopsis of the project. From what I surmise, you had agreed to make Hamman Shave Soap (Tallow Based), English Fern Shaving Cream and Hamman Shaving Cream for the forum members with a minimum order quantity of 1000 pieces for each product.

My good friend Lee Cantor (Lee's Safety Razors) and I respectfully request that this project be resurrected. We would be able to offer dual distribution (he is in New York and I am in Los Angeles) and we are confident that we could easily absorb the minimum quantity between our retail store, e-stores, and wholesale customers.

We would prefer to start with one product (e.g. Hamman Tallow Based Shave Soap) but would eventually like to have all three products made. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience and let me know if this is a possibility.

Respectfully Yours,


Phil Huntsinger, President
BullGoose Shaving Supplies, LLC
(310) 533-9635

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 08-07-2013, 08:18 PM
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(08-07-2013, 08:16 PM)beartrap Wrote: And did you use their web-form or email address?

I sent it to:

Byrequest@Penhaligons.com

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 08-07-2013, 08:50 PM
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Exciting stuff Phil, fingers crossed that Pens will accept.

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 08-07-2013, 09:09 PM
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(08-07-2013, 08:50 PM)ben74 Wrote: Exciting stuff Phil, fingers crossed that Pens will accept.

I figure that it cannot hurt to ask.

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 08-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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Most important thing I read was President. Sounds so much more important than Owner. Biggrin

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 08-07-2013, 10:08 PM
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(08-07-2013, 09:20 PM)Johnny Wrote: Most important thing I read was President. Sounds so much more important than Owner. Biggrin

I figured I was due for a promotion. Laughing1

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 08-08-2013, 06:49 AM
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Dear Mr. President,

Thank you Phil and Lee, this is a great initiative. My hope is that Penhaligon's will respond positively to your request.

I understand Penhaligon's uses a different soap manufacturer today than they did when they made the original offer, though their shaving soaps are still horrid. I don't know who they would use to manufacture a superb tallow based soap. Perhaps they should contract with D.R. Harris to make them! This effort could provide the catalyst for Penhaligon's to once again offer exceptional shaving soaps.

I am more optimistic with respect to your request regarding shaving creams, since their shaving cream offerings today are reasonably good. New Hamman and English Fern shaving creams would presumably entail only changing the fragrance in their existing cream, although I would like them to eliminate parabans from the ingredients.

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 08-08-2013, 08:43 AM
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Good luck with this Mr. President!Biggrin
i hope this comes to fruition, Phil!

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 08-08-2013, 09:43 AM
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I have sent an email to Penhaligon's in support of this effort.

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 08-08-2013, 10:06 AM
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So did I. 2 of my coworkers promised to help out as well.

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 08-08-2013, 10:25 AM
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I'll write one too.

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 08-08-2013, 05:48 PM
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Thanks Phil. I will send an email too.

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 08-23-2013, 06:20 PM
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Apparently Penhaligons has no interest in reviving this project. It has now been nearly a month since I emailed them and I still have not received a reply.

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