12-25-2014, 09:47 AM
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Hey Guys,

First off, Merry Christmas and I hope you're all enjoying time spent with family and friends.

I recently got a sample of CB's Tonsorial Parlour which was a special request/partnership with IB.com. It smells great; it's scent is like what Mike's Lime is, but with Lemon. Almost like Lemon Pledge, but not so chemical kind of like when you scrape into the rind of a lemon. An excellent scent.

I had an issue when trying to lather; I've never experienced this before with any other CB soap. I know CB soaps are generally soft but I never had any stick to my brush like taffy or gum to the bristles of my brush. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this before? Should I load Tonsorial Parlour like a cream instead?

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 12-25-2014, 10:06 AM
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Pictures?

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 12-25-2014, 10:09 AM
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(12-25-2014, 10:06 AM)Olschoolsteel Wrote: Pictures?

I'll post some pictures when I next shave with it; sadly it didn't occur to me to take a picture while I was shaving.

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 12-25-2014, 10:21 AM
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My first inclination is to suggest using it as a cream. Hard soaps are way funner.

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 12-25-2014, 12:36 PM
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I had this happen a few times when I had the LPV. I wouldn't worry about it and just load and use the soap as you would normally do. It should be fine.
Good luck.

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 12-25-2014, 01:01 PM
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I used their Mile High Menthol for Christmas Eve's shave, and had that happen. My brush was new, and not as wet as I usually get it. I think this was the culprit.
I wouldn't worry about it. I know I'm not.
Catie's is wonderful stuff.

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 12-28-2014, 11:00 AM
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Caties Bubbles is a very soft soap. I have a few tips.

1.) don't bloom the puck. You don't want to make this any softer than it already is. Before you shower, simply run the puck under some water and dump off the excess. This will wet it but not soak it.

2.) use less pressure on your brush and load longer. Nobody likes shaving with chunks.

3.) when the puck starts to seem dry, run it under water again, dump the excess off, and back to loading.

This is how I use the product to compensate for the softness.

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 12-28-2014, 11:02 AM
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Yeah i agree that caties is really really soft. i tend to lather the tub outside down so i dont put excess pressure on the soap.

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 12-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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(12-28-2014, 11:00 AM)NSmalls Wrote: Caties Bubbles is a very soft soap. I have a few tips.

1.) don't bloom the puck. You don't want to make this any softer than it already is. Before you shower, simply run the puck under some water and dump off the excess. This will wet it but not soak it.

2.) use less pressure on your brush and load longer. Nobody likes shaving with chunks.

3.) when the puck starts to seem dry, run it under water again, dump the excess off, and back to loading.

This is how I use the product to compensate for the softness.

Good tips Nick, this method works for me as well....

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 12-28-2014, 11:20 PM
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So it's essentially a cream?

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 12-30-2014, 01:42 PM
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it's firmer than a cream, but very soft - like butter.

I think my culprit too was a too dry brush. I lathered with a wetter brush and had a great lather. Caties Bubbles is great stuff!

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 12-30-2014, 08:59 PM
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I didn't find Caties Bubbles Tonsorial soap any softer than my other Caties Bubbles soaps. I currently own LPV, LTV, QCV, Mile High Menthol, and Tonsorial Parlour. Excellent soap and it's easily one of my top four soaps.

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 02-21-2015, 09:34 AM
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(12-30-2014, 01:42 PM)Starkicker Wrote: it's firmer than a cream, but very soft - like butter.

I think my culprit too was a too dry brush. I lathered with a wetter brush and had a great lather. Caties Bubbles is great stuff!

I had that sticky chewing gum like performance when dryloading, too. I think CB is a very tough, and in its ability to take up water, an unbelivebly potent shaving soap.
I find myself needing much less than I load, and as I add water I get more and more lather. No problem lathering 5 passes with a small synthetic brush...!

Philipp

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 02-21-2015, 11:27 AM
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(12-25-2014, 09:47 AM)Starkicker Wrote: Hey Guys,

First off, Merry Christmas and I hope you're all enjoying time spent with family and friends.

I recently got a sample of CB's Tonsorial Parlour which was a special request/partnership with IB.com. It smells great; it's scent is like what Mike's Lime is, but with Lemon. Almost like Lemon Pledge, but not so chemical kind of like when you scrape into the rind of a lemon. An excellent scent.

I had an issue when trying to lather; I've never experienced this before with any other CB soap. I know CB soaps are generally soft but I never had any stick to my brush like taffy or gum to the bristles of my brush. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this before? Should I load Tonsorial Parlour like a cream instead?
More water. CB soap is really thirsty. 

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 03-08-2015, 09:33 PM
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I've also experienced that CB's loves water. 

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 03-10-2015, 05:51 AM
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