11-24-2014, 08:28 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Saponificio Varesino is a hidden Italian gem. They have been making soap in small batches since 1945 and the quality rivals that of MdC.

Unlike most Italian artisan soaps, this is actually a hard soap. It lathers easily and the lather it produces is dense and very slick with excellent skin care qualities. The scent (which is sophisticated and complex) lingers a bit after the shave. I am terrible at describing scents but the lingering scent, to me, smells a bit like a fine black tea.

The Aromatic Fern is a special edition and quantities are limited.

The soap is scheduled to be delivered this afternoon and I decided to make it available immediately.

Saponificio Varesino

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 11-24-2014, 08:32 AM
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This has quickly become one of my favorite soaps! It's exciting to see it available at BullGoose. Well done sir!

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 11-24-2014, 08:42 AM
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  • Agravic
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Saponificio Varesino is an excellent shaving soap/balm that has quickly catapulted to my 'Top 3' .. congratulations to BullGoose for securing stock.
I ordered mine from Italy .. it's nice to know there's a quicker way to get some now.

Numerous positive reviews from forum members already here : http://shavenook.com/thread-saponificio-...-aromatica

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 11-24-2014, 09:11 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Excellent news Phil! I've been meaning to order the balm, and I'm happy now I'll be able to order it from you...makes life easier. Great prices as well Biggrin

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 11-24-2014, 10:29 AM
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It is a phenomenal soap... Top 3 in my den currently and no one better to deal with that Phil! WIN Win!

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 11-24-2014, 11:46 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I still haven't tried this one... I hope to do so soon. Well done, Phil!

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 11-24-2014, 03:37 PM
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 11-24-2014, 04:19 PM
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Never knew this existed. Thanks for bringing it to light, Phil.

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 11-24-2014, 05:59 PM
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  • evnpar
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After using this soap a few times, I ordered a second puck from Italy to make sure the I had a spare for replacement. This soap is fantastic, and the best fern scented soap that I've used. Everyone should try this soap.

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 11-24-2014, 06:01 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Held off due to international shipping, that excuse is gone now..... ordered!


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 11-24-2014, 07:32 PM
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  • kav
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If I count Phil's photo correctly there are 50 units. Why do I think there wont be that many very soon. It's a conspiracy
worthy of the Borgia's, Machiavelli,Verdi's Librettist and Chicago bootleggers under Capone.
This is as bad as the great tulip bulb craze.
Sits with head between knees, breathing into a brown paper bag with cotton wadding soaked in aftershave.24

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 11-24-2014, 07:55 PM
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(11-24-2014, 07:32 PM)kav Wrote: If I count Phil's photo correctly there are 50 units. Why do I think there wont be that many very soon. It's a conspiracy
worthy of the Borgia's, Machiavelli,Verdi's Librettist and Chicago bootleggers under Capone.
This is as bad as the great tulip bulb craze.
Sits with head between knees, breathing into a brown paper bag with cotton wadding soaked in aftershave.24

Biggrin You read the photo correctly. There were 50 tins of the soap.

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 11-24-2014, 09:11 PM
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  • tti
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How does the fern scent compare to MDC Fougere? If anybody happens to want to swap a small quarter sized sample for scent purposes shoot me a pm (i have the mdc fougere..also not sure if this is allowed to be requested on the fourms, if not just edit it out for me). Also, is this going to be a permanent item at bullgoose?

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 11-24-2014, 09:28 PM
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(11-24-2014, 09:11 PM)tti Wrote: How does the fern scent compare to MDC Fougere? If anybody happens to want to swap a small quarter sized sample for scent purposes shoot me a pm (i have the mdc fougere..also not sure if this is allowed to be requested on the fourms, if not just edit it out for me). Also, is this going to be a permanent item at bullgoose?

Saponificio Varesino will be a permanent item but my understanding is the the Fern Scent is a limited Edition item. In terms of how the scent compares to the MDC Fougere...someone else will have to answer that.

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 11-25-2014, 08:29 PM
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Saponificio Varesino Pre-shave Oil has been added to Bullgoose Shaving. The pre-shave oil comes in a dark glass bottle to keep the oils from degrading and it comes with a nifty roll-on applicator to keep your hands clean. For those of you who use pre-shave oils, this is great stuff.

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 11-26-2014, 02:28 AM
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Thanks Phil for carrying these. I almost ordered it direct but once I saw the post on here, I ordered both the soap and AS. I guess I figured you decided not to order the preshave. I definitely want it, just curious, what would shipping looking like if this preshave gets ordered by itself?

Thanks again for carrying them.

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 11-26-2014, 07:55 AM
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(11-26-2014, 02:28 AM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Thanks Phil for carrying these. I almost ordered it direct but once I saw the post on here, I ordered both the soap and AS. I guess I figured you decided not to order the preshave. I definitely want it, just curious, what would shipping looking like if this preshave gets ordered by itself?

Thanks again for carrying them.

You are welcome Zach. In terms of shipping the pre-shave by itself...if you choose economy shipping, shipping would run around $3.00

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 12-04-2014, 04:51 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Both the Shave Soap and aftershave balm are back in stock!

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 12-10-2014, 01:36 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I am down to my last 10 tins of Aromatic Fern shaving soap. This is a limited edition soap and when these tins are gone, the soap will be gone for good.

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 12-10-2014, 02:40 PM
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Just placed my order for some. You only live once so why not! Cant wait to give it a run!

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