12-03-2014, 10:17 AM
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I'm hoping someone will review the new Wickham Imperial Tonic scented soap. Almond + lavender sounds interesting, and I wonder how it compares to Boellis Panama 1924, my current favorite. I prefer mild scents, not sharp, and the Wickham lathers so well that I have to consider it as an alternative to the very expensive 1924.

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 12-03-2014, 10:33 AM
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Although I can't compare Wickham to Boellis, since I've never tried the latter .. I can say that Wickham is excellent ..

http://shavenook.com/thread-wickham-soap...aving-soap

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 12-03-2014, 10:44 AM
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Is it true that wickham use some ingredients come from pig?

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 12-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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Performance wise, Wickham's soaps are very good, and his scents are not the strongest around, although with his latest update they grew considerably more interesting. I can't comment on the scent comparison as the Imperial Tonic is one of the few Wickham soaps I have yet to try, but I'm guessing it will probably have a milder almond scent then the Boellis, which is pretty much all about the almond. Wink

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 12-03-2014, 10:50 AM
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(12-03-2014, 10:44 AM)Cricket203 Wrote: Is it true that wickham use some ingredients come from pig?

The Super Smooth soaps contain potassium lardate .. derivative of lard.

The upcoming Master Lather soaps, under the Huntlee name, are veggie, i.e. contain no animal fats.

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 12-03-2014, 12:08 PM
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I love Wickham Soaps! For so little product you get a great lather. Just from that you know the soap will last a long time.

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 12-03-2014, 01:46 PM
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I finished a cake of Boellis not too long ago. Great soap as you know but the Wickham performed better regarding lather, scent and post shave properties. Top tier soap. Looking forward to the new HuntLee veggie soap which is a Bullgoose exclusive I understand.

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 12-03-2014, 02:13 PM
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I love Wickham soap. Top notch. The Imperial Tonic is much less "almondy" than the ingredients suggest. In fact, there is a good amount of floral in there. I am sure I detect some lavender and even rose....but it is NOT an almond scent in the way that Cella, CRSW Select Almond and other soaps are. It is a very nice clean scent, but it is NOT almond heavy.

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 12-03-2014, 02:18 PM
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(12-03-2014, 10:50 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(12-03-2014, 10:44 AM)Cricket203 Wrote: Is it true that wickham use some ingredients come from pig?

The Super Smooth soaps contain potassium lardate .. derivative of lard.

The upcoming Master Lather soaps, under the Huntlee name, are veggie, i.e. contain no animal fats.

Thanks

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 12-03-2014, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback. Scent-wise it sounds like everything's in proportion and nothing is too overwhelming -- just its lathering and aftershave properties, which is fine by me.

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 12-03-2014, 05:05 PM
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(12-03-2014, 02:13 PM)Steelman Wrote: I love Wickham soap. Top notch. The Imperial Tonic is much less "almondy" than the ingredients suggest. In fact, there is a good amount of floral in there. I am sure I detect some lavender and even rose....but it is NOT an almond scent in the way that Cella, CRSW Select Almond and other soaps are. It is a very nice clean scent, but it is NOT almond heavy.

I agree. Boellis Panama has always been one of my favorite soaps, as its very easy to obtain a good quality lather, and the almond scent is very light. Imperial Tonic doesn't have the same type of almond scent as Boellis, and it is also very light. However, I find the lather of Wickham soaps to perform even better than Boellis. They are truly excellent soaps. I'm hoping that the veggie soaps will perform as well as the Super Smooth. I am enjoying Imperial Tonic.

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 12-03-2014, 05:24 PM
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Interesting to hear the comparisons to the Boellis.
I placed an order for the Imperial Tonic. Maybe I should have added a Jagger XL, too? Biggrin

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 12-03-2014, 05:34 PM
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(12-03-2014, 03:43 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Thanks for all the feedback. Scent-wise it sounds like everything's in proportion and nothing is too overwhelming -- just its lathering and aftershave properties, which is fine by me.

That sums it up pretty accurately, Ron. Darron really has done a masterful job at creating a soap that is incredibly easy to lather, provides remarkable protection and post shave feel, all while offering scents that don't irritate my skin or my sense of smell.

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 12-03-2014, 09:31 PM
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(12-03-2014, 05:24 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Interesting to hear the comparisons to the Boellis.
I placed an order for the Imperial Tonic. Maybe I should have added a Jagger XL, too? Biggrin


Biggrin

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 12-04-2014, 12:01 PM
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(12-03-2014, 10:33 AM)Agravic Wrote: Although I can't compare Wickham to Boellis, since I've never tried the latter .. I can say that Wickham is excellent ..

http://shavenook.com/thread-wickham-soap...aving-soap

I agree with Ravi, Wickham is excellent....really smooth thick lather that is nice and slick....No animal products used in these soaps.

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 12-04-2014, 01:21 PM
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(12-04-2014, 12:01 PM)wphelps Wrote: I agree with Ravi, Wickham is excellent....really smooth thick lather that is nice and slick....No animal products used in these soaps.

Think the lardate equals pork fat equals animal products, at least the way I read the ingredient list. Please correct me if I am in error.

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 12-04-2014, 01:22 PM
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Yes, for those concerned about use of animal derived ingredients .. Super Smooth contains potassium lardate.

The new Master Lather series is all veggie, with no animal products.

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 12-04-2014, 05:23 PM
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Doesn't bother me as long as I can't smell what The Rock is cookin'.

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 12-05-2014, 01:25 AM
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(12-04-2014, 01:21 PM)john parker Wrote:
(12-04-2014, 12:01 PM)wphelps Wrote: I agree with Ravi, Wickham is excellent....really smooth thick lather that is nice and slick....No animal products used in these soaps.

Think the lardate equals pork fat equals animal products, at least the way I read the ingredient list. Please correct me if I am in error.

You are correct, I did not notice that.....my bad!

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