08-18-2014, 09:04 AM
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Can anybody tell me what I find interesting about these two refill pucks? Cool

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 08-18-2014, 09:08 AM
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Made in England?

Correction....different weights.

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 08-18-2014, 09:10 AM
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The wrapping says 90g, while the box says 100g.

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 08-18-2014, 09:14 AM
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These are actually two different pucks and David's first guess was correct. These are a couple of vintage pucks that I recently picked up and are of two different formulations. One appears to be a traditional triple milled puck while the other looks more like an artisan made soap. I haven't tried them yet and it may be some time as I have dozens of other vintage soaps to get to, but I have never seen anything other than the Valobra manufactured soaps from Czech and Speake.

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 08-18-2014, 09:25 AM
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I had one like that on the left. It's "aromatic" soap, very very dry, tried to lather and nothing good came out of it.
It actually came with ceramic shaving bowl.

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 08-18-2014, 07:45 PM
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Interesting. I use the current issue Oxford & Cambridge and it is one of my absolute favorite soaps.

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 08-19-2014, 06:33 AM
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@slonenek25:

Sometimes vintage soaps can be to dry, almost dehydrated.
They cannot be used as they are, they will not lather well.

That happens a lot with those old Williams and Colgate mug soaps.

Try to leave them immersed in water during the night. Or even for 24h. That will allow the soap to rehydrate. Then, discard the excess of water and try to lather them.

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 10-27-2014, 12:50 PM
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(08-18-2014, 09:25 AM)slonenek25 Wrote: I had one like that on the left. It's "aromatic" soap, very very dry, tried to lather and nothing good came out of it.
It actually came with ceramic shaving bowl.

Well my initial testing of the left puck mimics yours. I tried a short soak with a 2-band badger and ended up with the magic disappearing foamy lather. I then soaked the puck for 12 hours and used a boar brush with better results, but still nothing that would even have a chance to break into my rotation. I will mess around with it a bit more before transferring it to the shower, but I have higher hopes for the right puck... Undecided

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 12-22-2014, 10:12 PM
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I find the C&S soaps lather wonderfully, but the scent seems very weak to me. Some posts mention that they find the scent too strong??
Are we using the same soap? I've tried the O&C and the NO. 88.
Barely any scent at all. Yawn

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 12-22-2014, 10:15 PM
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c&s oxford and cambridge just has a strong clay smell and a light lavendar smell for me...nowhere near worth the 38$ per puck it sells for.. the scent just doesnt do it for me...its just too light Sad

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 12-22-2014, 10:57 PM
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(12-22-2014, 10:15 PM)tti Wrote: c&s oxford and cambridge just has a strong clay smell and a light lavendar smell for me...nowhere near worth the 38$ per puck it sells for.. the scent just doesnt do it for me...its just too light Sad

I think it had the same manufacturer as the old AoS tallow pucks, which also had a clay scent. Worth the money if you really like the scent, but there are plenty of quality performers in a much lower price range.

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 12-23-2014, 09:53 AM
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I find o and c and 88 are lightly scented. don't care for 88 but like the smell of o and c. I find pens bayolea is perfect for me.

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 12-23-2014, 10:04 AM
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I got a sample of the Bayolea splash. Great fragrance! I would love to try their Bayolea shaving soap, but I'm unwilling to part with that much money unless I really like it — 150ml of the shaving cream costs seventy bones.
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 12-23-2014, 06:03 PM
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Wow that's some expensive soap.

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