09-22-2013, 09:07 AM
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  • greyhawk
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Many of us also visit other forums occasionally, of course, and I noticed some TSN members took advantage of the now-discontinued Coate's creams that are being sold at such a great price over at SMF. These creams have quite a reputation among some respected members of the wet-shaving community, and, at $18 shipped for six tubes, it is quite the deal! Even though they are "vintage", it appears they have aged very well, with little or no drying or diminishing of scent.

I'm surprised that I haven't seen any reviews (or even a mention) of them here and was curious as to anyone's reaction who has used them. I've used the lavender a number of times and have found it to be an excellent performer. It generated copious amounts of lather that had good "staying power" as well as providing excellent cushion. It left my skin feeling nice as well.

There are six scents available, and I noticed that the lavender and rose are for "sensitive skin", the sandalwood is for "regular skin", the lime is for "oily skin", almond is for "dry skin", and tea tree is for "problem skin." Has anyone who has used more than one noticed a substantive difference in skin care qualities among these? What do you think of these classic creams?

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 09-22-2013, 09:19 AM
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I've used the Sandalwood one 4 times now, and I agree with your assessment. It is simply a great performer, excellent protection and glide.
I haven't tried the other varieties yet so I can't compare them.

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 09-22-2013, 09:27 AM
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  • Coyote
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These were a great find at a great price.

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Well, how about this...

Today-Sunday
Prep: Hot Shower
Soap: Coate’s Rose Cream
Razor: ’54 Super Speed Flare Tip
Blade: Polsilver SI
Brush: Omega 10066 Boar
Aftershave: TSD Barber Shoppe-Iced

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)
I finished up my Coate’s Rose Cream. It is a good cream: easy to lather, slick, and smooth! 2nd day with the Super Speed and a Polsilver SI. Another great shave! I finished with TSD Barber Shoppe (Iced).

A Church ready face…….

Bob

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 09-22-2013, 09:33 AM
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For me they have all been very good, although the sandalwood and almond have not seemed to lather quite as well as the others. I haven't noticed any differences in the skin care on my face.

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 09-22-2013, 11:56 AM
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Coates has long been one of my favourite shaving creams. I have already bought a bunch of tubes, and I'll probably buy more. I know that once they're gone, they're probably gone forever.

I don't like the Rose scent, but then I don't like any Rose scent. All the scents seem to perform equally well for me.

It's not for people who are worried about SLS's and Parabens - it's chock full of them. Performance is great, however.

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 09-23-2013, 05:37 PM
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What's the story with Coates? Are they an old brand that went extinct, and someone found a box?

Occasionally I lament being late to wet-shaving. What have I missed while being a slave to the catridge? Tongue

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 09-23-2013, 05:44 PM
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(09-23-2013, 05:37 PM)Mong. Wrote: What's the story with Coates? Are they an old brand that went extinct, and someone found a box?

Occasionally I lament being late to wet-shaving. What have I missed while being a slave to the catridge? Tongue

I don't know if it's the same guy, but I read a post on reddit where a guy stumbled across a box or six in a candle store or liquidation store, or something as such. He bought a box, not really knowing what he was buying but the price was so cheap. He got home and posted about it and all these people came out of the woodwork and told him he'd be a fool to not get all the remaining boxes. He went back to said store, bought them out and is sitting on a few thousand tubes of Coates.

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 09-24-2013, 05:35 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Mine just got here yesterday, and I've only tried the Lavender... but it is indeed an excellent performer!

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 09-24-2013, 06:46 AM
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(09-23-2013, 05:44 PM)Starkicker Wrote:
(09-23-2013, 05:37 PM)Mong. Wrote: What's the story with Coates? Are they an old brand that went extinct, and someone found a box?

Occasionally I lament being late to wet-shaving. What have I missed while being a slave to the catridge? Tongue

I don't know if it's the same guy, but I read a post on reddit where a guy stumbled across a box or six in a candle store or liquidation store, or something as such. He bought a box, not really knowing what he was buying but the price was so cheap. He got home and posted about it and all these people came out of the woodwork and told him he'd be a fool to not get all the remaining boxes. He went back to said store, bought them out and is sitting on a few thousand tubes of Coates.

Yes that's where I got mine.

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 09-24-2013, 12:02 PM
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  • Coyote
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February 7, 2014 EDIT: Please use the link to Andy's web-site in my latest post. The information that was in this post is outdated.

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 09-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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  • Crag
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Having used only the Coate's Lavender in the past that's what I ordered this time around and while it is a great performer it seemed to me that the scent had soured a little over the years. I recently acquired an Almond and even though the lather is not as good as the Lavender I like the scent much better.

I haven't tried the Tea Tree or Sandalwood as I'm not much of a fan of either of those, but would bet that they both had outstanding lather considering their age. That gent came across quite a find...that's for sure...

I have seen a few gents offering them for sale here on the SN BST, but haven't been interested to buy them at all...I'm stuck on Italian Creams now...LOL

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 02-06-2014, 08:32 AM
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  • Coyote
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I just got some more Coate's creams: Lavender & Sandalwood. I am anxious to get them in the rotation again.

FYI-Andy has since set up a web-site to order them from: http://www.coatescream.com/

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 02-06-2014, 12:20 PM
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The cream in these tubes is fantastic. I bought a small supply of all six scents, and have gone through a tube of Rose and one of Tea Tree. I really enjoyed the scents of both, and the performance and postshave feel of the Tea Tree in particular was just outstanding.

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 02-06-2014, 12:25 PM
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  • Teiste
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Arrived today :

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Shaved with the Rose one and its fantastic.The Lavender is top notch.

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 02-07-2014, 05:34 AM
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I decided to use the Lavender today. As always, a little dollop provided a lot of great, thick, cushioning lather with good glide retention between passes. Along with the NEW and Med Prep, I got an excellent shave. I finished with a nice splash of Speick. My face feels great!

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 02-07-2014, 10:16 AM
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So, how many shaves are people getting from a tube? I've thought about bringing one on my next trip, but don't want to run out of shaving cream half-way through!

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 02-09-2014, 07:16 AM
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I went with the Sandalwood today. Great creams!

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 02-09-2014, 09:03 AM
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How does the Coates' scent compare to AoS, Trumper and the other well-known Sandalwood creams?

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 06-04-2014, 04:03 AM
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I beefed up my supply of Coate’s creams. The six Coate’s creams in the travel tubes are all excellent. I keep the Lavender and Sandalwood on hand at all times. I added a tube of the Lime to my latest order and used it today. It has a very nice lime scent. I got a quick easy, thick, cushioning lather.

Current Pricing: $3.95 per tube + 1.00 shipping for whole order in USA. ($5 for up to 6 tubes to Canada-Europe and Australia shipping available by contacting Andy)
http://www.coatescream.com/

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 06-04-2014, 11:17 AM
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I just used the Coates Sandalwood for the first time, and I have disliked sandalwood since I first used Trumper's Sandalwood cream. I have to say, the Coates version was excellent, and I really enjoyed the scent. Performance was outstanding as well.

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