05-21-2014, 01:48 PM
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Hi guys I have had this in storage for about a year. I actually offered it to a forum member and they hinted there was non-tallow pucks around that where being marketed falsely. I am using one at the moment and it's fantastic but the spare came from a different purchase. Just want to hear your impressions.
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 05-22-2014, 02:46 AM
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The engraving on your soap is the correct engraving for the former tallow soap.
When the reformulation away from tallow took place, around 2009, the inscription was changed to simply say, "PENHALIGONS". This is the soap generally recognised for poor performance.
If you were to buy a refill directly from Penhaligon's now, you would find the inscription on the soap identical to yours.
The manufacturer of these soaps went in to liquidation, but prior to such, changed the formulation of both EF and BB to a pretty good performance level, and, changed the inscriptions of both to their former tallow versions.
A significant number of these(both EF and BB) went on sale on ebay just under a year ago, which I understand was liquidated stock.
The EF has now been discontinued, only refills(without wooden bowl)being available with the "English Fern" inscription.
The new replacement BB, and the new Sartorial are now from a different manufacturer.
As to whether your soap is tallow or the last vegetable formula of the previous manufacturer, is difficult to say. They both look pretty much identical in both colour and inscription.

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 05-22-2014, 08:37 AM
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If that's really the tallow puck, you are in possession of one of shaving's Holy Grails.

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 05-22-2014, 09:44 AM
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Love Pen's Tallows. I wish I had more of it, I have become very skimpy with my use of the tallows.

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 05-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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  • Elendil
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Pen's tallow = lather nirvana. Enjoy that soap!

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 05-22-2014, 12:00 PM
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Thanks guys I actually had a third puck that my cousin now has and he used it. The results speak for themselves ;-)


Ps thanks for the input. This puck is in my shave vault and will reappear when my current one ends. Which will be a while as it's in my weekend rotation.

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 05-22-2014, 12:51 PM
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  • Lando
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i've got one of those pucks as well, in the saran wrap. from the bullgoose sale?

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 05-23-2014, 03:28 AM
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Yeah Lando. Scent is still all intact. Glad I have a spare. This an xpec are my special occasion shaves.

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 10-18-2014, 12:51 AM
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  • dimitrof
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English Fern tallow is heavenly! A desert island soap for sure!

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