11-24-2013, 03:12 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I've had two unopened tubs of Coates Shaving Cream (1 x almond and 1 x sandalwood)for over six years. I have forgotten about them since I was less than overwhelmed with the Coates Tea Tree cream that was released as some kind of limited edition w/in the last few years.

When I opened the tub, it was rock hard; harder than MWF. But a little warm water loosened it up nicely. To cut to the chase, I had an absolutely wonderful shave (Weber, Redpack Personna)with absolutely no aftershave sting. I think that the Tea Tree offering may have left the notion that Coates was overrated. I know I have seen such a thread somewhere. Although one may actually feel that way, I am extremely pleased and have added this penultimate tub to the rotation. Of course, my rotation has approx. 30 soaps, so it should last me until I depart this world.

For you guys who know how to search for vintage stuff, I would grab some NOS Coates if you can.

Thanks for listening.

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 11-24-2013, 03:33 PM
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I have never tried it, myself.
I hope you continue to enjoy it, Ted. Smile

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 11-24-2013, 04:02 PM
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My experience was that the tea tree cream was nowhere near as good as the other vintage Coates creams (almond, lavender, rose, etc.). They have been quite good indeed for me.

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 11-24-2013, 04:57 PM
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Guys, there is someone who has uncovered a big stash of all 6 Coates versions in the 1.7 ounce tubes. His name is Andy, and here's a link to his sales thread on Shavemyface shaving forum.

http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=52337

Andy's in Texas, his prices are very reasonable, and his shipping is fast and secure. I bought more Coates than I'll ever use, and it's excellent.

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 11-24-2013, 05:16 PM
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  • slr31
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I have bought the Coates from Andy once and have the same to say about him as Gary did. Great guy to deal with.

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 11-25-2013, 03:12 AM
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(11-24-2013, 05:16 PM)slr31 Wrote: I have bought the Coates from Andy once and have the same to say about him as Gary did. Great guy to deal with.

I agree. I also bought some tubes from Andy. He even ships internationally at a very affordable price.

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 11-25-2013, 01:46 PM
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I purchased six tubes from Andy. Easy transaction and can't beat the price.

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 11-25-2013, 07:19 PM
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  • Elendil
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I also purchased a bunch of tubes from Andy, and have really enjoyed using the Coates creams. They are rightup there with Musgo Real, my gold standard, in performance.

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 11-26-2013, 11:10 PM
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Coates Lavender is my fave cream hands down. I bought a bunch from Andy and am set for a good long while. Great guy to deal with.

Dave

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 01-08-2014, 11:41 AM
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Can someone describe the scents of these?

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 01-08-2014, 03:56 PM
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These are simple. They seem to me to be pretty straightforward representations of the oils they are named for. I am not claiming to be an expert on frags, actually far from it.

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 01-08-2014, 05:34 PM
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What the heck, guess I will try them all. Smile

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 01-09-2014, 02:42 AM
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  • davizera
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I've also purchased from Andy.

Amazing guy. I couldn't recommend him more. Biggrin

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 01-10-2014, 09:17 AM
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(01-08-2014, 11:41 AM)insomniac Wrote: Can someone describe the scents of these?

The Rose is similar to but more subtle than Trumper rose, though perhaps because it's old stock, the scent is muted.

Sandalwood is subtle and warm, not unlike Trumper sandalwood, but less complex.

Lavender is different than a lot of lavenders, and very much like Truefitt & Hill (my choice when my stock of Coates is gone).

Dave

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