02-06-2014, 04:41 PM
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There is no shelf Life on PDP. It just seems odd because I thought all European HBC products were supposed to labeled as to how many months they are good for. I have barely made a dent in this stuff, just wore away the lettering the other day, but I am curious as to how long this will last, especially since I only shave every other day. I would hate to buy a puck or two and have it sit so long that it wouldn't be good anymore. Is that possible with hard soaps ?

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 02-06-2014, 04:56 PM
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Forever... and ever... and ever Biggrin
Soaps still be good, but the scent will get milder with years.

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 02-06-2014, 05:05 PM
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(02-06-2014, 04:56 PM)beartrap Wrote: Forever... and ever... and ever Biggrin
Soaps still be good, but the scent will get milder with years.

I could careless about a soap losing its scent. Thats why I use AS. But as long as it stays good for a very long time that's what I care about.

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 02-06-2014, 07:52 PM
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(02-06-2014, 04:56 PM)beartrap Wrote: Forever... and ever... and ever Biggrin
Soaps still be good, but the scent will get milder with years.

+1 Pretty much as they will probably outlast us all! Biggrin

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 02-06-2014, 08:23 PM
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I've used soaps from the '70s. As has been written the scent changes. The puck may also change color. But they won't spoil. The present soap I'm using from the '70s is Barbershop Pro, it's the color of molasses toffee, has a mild scent, and works phenomenally despite the age.

It's nothing to be concerned about.

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 02-06-2014, 08:52 PM
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Forever is the best answer especially if you get the soap acquisition disorder problem we all face. I think I may expire long before I ever see the bottom of my soaps! Lol

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 02-07-2014, 05:31 AM
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There are soaps from the 30s and 40s that still work fine. Those "12M" notices on the packaging mean that the product will not suffer any degradation in performance, scent, or otherwise once opened until after the period indicated (i.e. the "Period After Opening" date). It does not mean that the product must be used within 12 months (i.e. an expiration date).

The biggest contributing factor to causing a soap (or anything) to spoil is water content. The lower the water content, the longer it will take to spoil (which is why heavy cream takes so much longer to go bad than milk - it has around a 60% water content as opposed to about 90% for milk). Hard soaps have very little water content, especially in comparison with croaps or creams, so they take much, much longer, if ever, to spoil.

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 02-07-2014, 06:04 AM
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but fish-wise it's opposite: the low fat pollack will keep better for longer in freezer than say salmon Tongue

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 02-07-2014, 06:52 AM
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(02-06-2014, 08:52 PM)sunflake Wrote: Forever is the best answer especially if you get the soap acquisition disorder problem we all face. I think I may expire long before I ever see the bottom of my soaps! Lol

I think I already have it. I barely made a dent in this one and I am already worried about stocking up. Btw it does have a date, 3/2018 Blush. The Osma Shave Soap is next on the list. Scratch that Imperial Is Next.

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