09-19-2014, 11:45 AM
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what other vintage soaps do y'all like??

I have tried, and like alot, Seaforth and Renleigh. But I really really really like Colgate Cup Soap.

Are there others out there that are not well known that are a favorite? Share your thoughts.

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 09-19-2014, 04:28 PM
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Personally, I much prefer the modern, artisanal soaps. They are so much better than the majority of the vintage ones. However, YMMV.
I hope you can find some more vintage ones that are to your liking. Smile

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 09-19-2014, 04:43 PM
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If cost is not a major consideration, then the vintage tallow-based Penhaligon's and Floris soaps are wonderful.

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 09-19-2014, 06:29 PM
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(09-19-2014, 04:28 PM)celestino Wrote: Personally, I much prefer the modern, artisanal soaps. They are so much better than the majority of the vintage ones. However, YMMV.
I hope you can find some more vintage ones that are to your liking.
+1. I had a hard time finding vintage soaps that perform better than modern artisan soaps.

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 09-20-2014, 03:09 AM
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(09-19-2014, 04:28 PM)celestino Wrote: Personally, I much prefer the modern, artisanal soaps. They are so much better than the majority of the vintage ones. However, YMMV.
I hope you can find some more vintage ones that are to your liking. Smile

Oh, I like modern soaps/creams. No doubt about that, Stirling Cool is probably my favorite. I just like to use vintage as well and wondering how people felt about them.

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 09-20-2014, 04:43 AM
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Old Spice vintage is a very nice lather. Fragrance is typically nil however.

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 09-20-2014, 07:07 AM
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(09-19-2014, 04:43 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: If cost is not a major consideration, then the vintage tallow-based Penhaligon's and Floris soaps are wonderful.
But where can one find them?

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 09-20-2014, 07:43 AM
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Barbershop is quite good. Probably the scent on my puck is old and faded, but it's just right for me.

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 09-21-2014, 10:39 AM
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  • Nick.O
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I'm a big fan of most of the vintage soaps.
Ones I have are:
Williams mug - just got it, haven't tried yet.
Williams Tonsorial - amazing lather and great clean scent.
Seaforth - great lather, unfortunately scent has disappeared.
Old spice -best I've had and surprisingly it still had great scent.
Old English Lavender - super slick and scent is very good too.
Palmolive cream - outstanding performer (mixed it with modern Williams for super lather and was completely blown away), scent leaves something to be desired.

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 09-21-2014, 05:23 PM
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I've used Colgate Cup and vintage Williams. Both soaps performed pretty well with Williams taking the lead.

I've also tried vintage Palmolive Lather cream from the 50's.

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 09-22-2014, 02:03 AM
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Surprised Yardley hasn't been mentioned. Quite the nice soap.

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 09-22-2014, 07:28 AM
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I adore vintage Yardley and Old Spice, but to be honest I haven't had a vintage soap that didn't perform well. The lack of scent is the only thing that keeps me from using them everyday, I like to mix it up as the aroma of a modern soap does add an extra sensory experience that I enjoy.

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 09-22-2014, 10:01 AM
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No vintage soaps for me, however I like to use real classic shaving products like the Palmolive Shaving Cream or Aqua Velva Aftershave Lotion.

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 09-22-2014, 11:55 AM
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(09-22-2014, 07:28 AM)blzrfn Wrote: I adore vintage Yardley and Old Spice, but to be honest I haven't had a vintage soap that didn't perform well. The lack of scent is the only thing that keeps me from using them everyday, I like to mix it up as the aroma of a modern soap does add an extra sensory experience that I enjoy.

I agree that many have no scent left and that can deter some. I just add a drop or two of my favorite fragance as I lather up. Works for me and I get the scent I want.

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 09-22-2014, 02:03 PM
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Used Yardley for the first time yesterday. Couldn't believe the slickness. The hype train is real for that soap.

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