06-14-2014, 11:09 AM
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  • Andrew
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I just received a couple samples of Catie's Bubbles from another forum member, and I wasn't expecting the soft consistency of it. I would definitely describe it as a shaving cream, not a soap. Does the consistency vary? Does anyone know why they call it a shaving soap? How long does a tub of it typically last?

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 06-14-2014, 11:59 AM
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If anything, it's more of a croap.

I have the LPV & LTV and they're both firmer than a creams.

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 06-14-2014, 12:09 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Definitely not a cream at all. Soft but nowhere near as soft as a cream. Was it shipped on a warm day?

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 06-14-2014, 12:11 PM
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(06-14-2014, 11:09 AM)Andrew Wrote: I just received a couple samples of Catie's Bubbles from another forum member, and I wasn't expecting the soft consistency of it. I would definitely describe it as a shaving cream, not a soap. Does the consistency vary? Does anyone know why they call it a shaving soap? How long does a tub of it typically last?


Chris Cullen, owner Caties Bubbles, has two formulations, French style soap and Italian style soap. Both are soft, but not creams. I have about ten of his French style soaps and their consistency is...consistent for lack of a better word. Perhaps it softened up a little in the Texas heat, either sitting in a mailbox or mail truck. Maybe airing it out in a cool room overnight will help, although I wouldn't expect the soap to ever feel like a triple milled puck as they are soft to begin with. As far as longevity goes, I have no idea, once a soap is in my rotation I don't count uses.

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 06-14-2014, 01:30 PM
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Proraso in the tub consistency is how all of mine are.

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 06-14-2014, 02:06 PM
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I have a tub of Jardin D'Or and It's a lot softer than RazoRock Artisan line, Tiki, or Omega soap. It's about as thick as Castle Forbes Lavender. You can easily scoop out a bunch of cream with your finger or poke holes in it.

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 06-14-2014, 04:27 PM
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I don't view it as a cream, either. I would have to say it is a croap.

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 06-14-2014, 05:28 PM
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He had said that sampling it kind of changed it


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 06-14-2014, 05:35 PM
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these soaps last longer than creams of same quantity but less than hard tripple milled soaps.

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 06-15-2014, 08:55 AM
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Well, whatever you call it, hard cream or soft soap, it is some of the slickest stuff I've ever used. And the Jardin D'Or smells wonderful.


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 06-15-2014, 11:40 AM
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Longevity of the softer soaps will depend a lot on your loading technique. If you load for a certain length of time, and that time is the same on all your soaps, they'll definitely last a lot less than a hard soap.

On the other hand, if you load until certain criteria are met (like the amount & consistency of the bubbles) then you should find yourself loading much less on the softer soaps, and therefore it will last longer.

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 06-15-2014, 05:54 PM
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Yes. I find myself loading much less on this "soft soap." Similar to the way I load shaving cream.


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 06-18-2014, 05:33 AM
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Could someone tell me the difference between their French Style and regular shaving soaps?


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 06-18-2014, 06:08 AM
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(06-18-2014, 05:33 AM)Andrew Wrote: Could someone tell me the difference between their French Style and regular shaving soaps?


Andrew

From my review...

(05-03-2014, 06:32 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Due to my preferences I only use his French-style and that is what I'm reviewing here. I will share both formulations' ingredients though.

French-style soap (which sells for $20): Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Glycerine, Fragrance.

Italian-style soap (which sells for $15): Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Mango Butter, Palm Kernel Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sodium Lactate, (various oils depending on scent).

(06-18-2014, 06:08 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(06-18-2014, 05:33 AM)Andrew Wrote: Could someone tell me the difference between their French Style and regular shaving soaps?


Andrew

From my review...

(05-03-2014, 06:32 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Due to my preferences I only use his French-style and that is what I'm reviewing here. I will share both formulations' ingredients though.

French-style soap (which sells for $20): Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Glycerine, Fragrance.

Italian-style soap (which sells for $15): Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Mango Butter, Palm Kernel Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sodium Lactate, (various oils depending on scent).

I also think the Italian-style comes in a puck inside the tub which you can then smash fully down or use in a different container. The French-style is cured inside the tub and filled to the brim.

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 06-18-2014, 07:17 AM
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(06-18-2014, 06:08 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I also think the Italian-style comes in a puck inside the tub which you can then smash fully down or use in a different container. The French-style is cured inside the tub and filled to the brim.

Yes, the Italian style came as a wrapped puck inside of the tub. They're both soft soaps, but the French is a bit softer.

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 06-18-2014, 07:33 AM
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Thanks


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 06-18-2014, 07:28 PM
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Very nice soaps and enjoy them, Andrew! Smile

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 06-21-2014, 06:32 PM
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I'm waiting for Chris to restock the Jardin D'Or...


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 06-21-2014, 07:04 PM
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I can additionally vouch that the French is softer and I prefer the "Italian" formulation. I find it better all the way around but I think the majority of users feel the opposite is true.

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 06-21-2014, 07:28 PM
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Sorry if i'm a bit off topic, but does anyone knows which style of soap is the Baileys Irish coffee ?

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