11-14-2013, 05:51 PM
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  • ben74
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Recently, I caved...

From Bullgoose I ordered both the Czech & Speake

Oxford & Cambridge soap in the silver anodized aluminium dish

along with the No. 88 in the black anodized aluminium dish.

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Although I haven't received these yet

(Phil has fast shipping, but I reside in Australia)

and hence not handled them personally...

I'm wondering if these are the best bowls ever offered by a soap manufacturer?

They certainly look great in the pics,

but they do command an equally impressive investment.

There are many other beautiful bowls out there,

So which is the best?

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 11-14-2013, 05:57 PM
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I think one of the most attractive is the vintage Penhaligon's Lords jar, with its silver-plated lid. The lid tarnishes if not kept polished. The jar is very simple but elegant.
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 11-14-2013, 05:57 PM
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Very nice John!

Fitting for a Lord!

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 11-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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They are so much better in real life! Much heavier than expected, too.

Hope they get to you soon, Ben.

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 11-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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Sorry...Can't comment on the bowls, but based on the price I hope so! I do have the O & C soap though and love it!

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 11-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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(11-14-2013, 05:58 PM)JaDo Wrote: They are so much better in real life! Much heavier than expected, too.

Hope they get to you soon, Ben.

Great news, I'm really looking forward to them!

(11-14-2013, 05:58 PM)CJames Wrote: Sorry...Can't comment on the bowls, but based on the price I hope so! I do have the O & C soap though and love it!

Yes, the O&C is a great soap and deserves a great bowl!

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 11-14-2013, 06:13 PM
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Ben,

I have handled the C&S bowls in person on several occasions, at brick & mortar stores that had them. I think only you will be able to answer your question, but I would say they are easily the most impressive hardware for software I have encountered. I think you are going to love them. The fit of the lid to the bowl is perhaps the most impressive - it is nothing less than perfect, creating a vacuum when you lift it from the bowl, but with no friction between the metal of the lid and bowl.

Nevermind that the soap inside is outstanding.

The question that lingers - are these C&S bowls classier than the Giara Verde bowls for Boellis Panama?


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 11-14-2013, 06:17 PM
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(11-14-2013, 06:13 PM)Andrew Wrote: Ben,

I have handled the C&S bowls in person on several occasions, at brick & mortar stores that had them. I think only you will be able to answer your question, but I would say they are easily the most impressive hardware for software I have encountered. I think you are going to love them. The fit of the lid to the bowl is perhaps the most impressive - it is nothing less than perfect, creating a vacuum when you lift it from the bowl, but with no friction between the metal of the lid and bowl.

Nevermind that the soap inside is outstanding.

The question that lingers - are these C&S bowls classier than the Giara Verde bowls for Boellis Panama?


Andrew

Andrew, I had read that the C&S bowls are nothing short of perfection, which echoes your thoughts, now as for the Giara Verde bowls for Boellis Panama, do you have any pics?

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 11-14-2013, 06:26 PM
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Andrew, I have the Boellis Panama coffret...

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 11-14-2013, 06:34 PM
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MWF is another of my favourite ceramic bowls...

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 11-14-2013, 06:37 PM
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Benton Clay also have a nice ceramic bowl...

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 11-14-2013, 06:38 PM
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(11-14-2013, 06:26 PM)ben74 Wrote:
Andrew, I have the Boellis Panama coffret...

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This is the Giara Verde bowl I am referring to. Giara Verde are the local artisans that make these for Boellis. I have the older one that looks like a cup, and I love it.

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 11-14-2013, 07:00 PM
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(11-14-2013, 06:38 PM)Andrew Wrote: This is the Giara Verde bowl I am referring to. Giara Verde are the local artisans that make these for Boellis. I have the older one that looks like a cup, and I love it.

Blush And I presume this is the cup you are referring to...

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 11-14-2013, 07:02 PM
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As for wood, it's hard to pass on the MdC "brain bowl"...

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 11-14-2013, 07:07 PM
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The black Limited Edition Dr Harris Arlington soap bowl is very nice...

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 11-14-2013, 07:19 PM
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Acca Kappa have a nice little wood bowl suppled with their White Moss soap...

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 11-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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My favourite wood bowl however is from Joris...

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 11-14-2013, 07:21 PM
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Yes, that's the cup. I really love using it.


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 11-14-2013, 07:23 PM
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(11-14-2013, 07:21 PM)Andrew Wrote: Yes, that's the cup. I really love using it.


Andrew

Requires a longer handled brush, like the Emperor 3, IMO though...

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 11-14-2013, 07:28 PM
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That hasn't been my experience. I enjoy using any of my brushes with it. I don't feel that it "requires" any particular handle style.


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