03-21-2015, 07:05 AM
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Are they worth it or have they done a GFT, ruined what once was a good soap but still make a dam fine cream.
I'm thinking of getting a puck and wondered if i should go old or new.

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 03-21-2015, 07:40 AM
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While I haven't personally tried them it seems that the most recent reformulation has been a resounding success.

The only one that wasn't reformulated was the English Fern but I have a suspicion that they are discontinuing the entire line. I believe that several of the scent ingredients have been recently deemed to be an irritant according to the EU.


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 03-21-2015, 07:54 AM
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I did read several times that the new soaps do lather fine.  You could find lots of info in a search. I did not try any myself, though
Along these lines: http://shavenook.com/thread-fall-and-ris...aving-soap

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 03-21-2015, 07:57 AM
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I use newer mahogany bowl Blenheim Bouquet and it is a very nice soap. It lathers well, slick and protective. I'd say go for it but be sure it is the newer one.


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 03-21-2015, 09:20 AM
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The English Fern shaving soap is no longer on the website. I have a stash in my hoard, whether this is a good or bad thing - I don't know. Only Blenheim Bouquet, and the newer Satorial and Bayolea. Bayolea, the fragrance has had mixed reviews on Basenotes. I may go to my local Penhaligon's and give it a sniff....

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 03-21-2015, 12:57 PM
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The latest soap formulations produce wonderful lather. No need to be hesitant with the latest formulas. However, don't buy English Fern unless it is the tallow version, you'll be sorely disappointed.


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 03-21-2015, 01:03 PM
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Merkur man,

I hope it is not that bad. As I have two 2014 English Fern in stock....Biggrin
It may be ok or just suck. Hopefully there had been a new formula English Fern. Con has promoted ENglish Fern 2014 and had no problems... no safe bet I guess!!

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 03-21-2015, 01:04 PM
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As I wrote in my review of 2013, the latest formulation in all scents is excellent. I would, however, still rate the tallow soaps of Harris higher in performance and with these at a more reasonable price, the better of the two.

The English Fern soap has, sadly, been discontinued, although the Edt is still available.

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 03-21-2015, 01:16 PM
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(03-21-2015, 01:03 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: Merkur man,

I hope it is not that bad. As I have two 2014 English Fern in stock....Biggrin
It may be ok or just suck. Hopefully there had been a new formula English Fern. Con has promoted ENglish Fern 2014 and had no problems... no safe bet I guess!!
The very last formulation of EF is actually very good. These were the refills that Pen's had on sale until recently. They can be identified by having the same inscription as the tallow version.

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 03-21-2015, 02:38 PM
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I may just stick with Harris then although Marlborough is the only scent I really like.

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 03-21-2015, 03:08 PM
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It is a perfume house, no reason to go there if you want primarily performance.
Smile

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 03-21-2015, 05:18 PM
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(03-21-2015, 01:16 PM)Optometrist Wrote:
(03-21-2015, 01:03 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: Merkur man,

I hope it is not that bad. As I have two 2014 English Fern in stock....Biggrin
It may be ok or just suck. Hopefully there had been a new formula English Fern. Con has promoted ENglish Fern 2014 and had no problems... no safe bet I guess!!
The very last formulation of EF is actually very good. These were the refills that Pen's had on sale until recently. They can be identified by having the same inscription as the tallow version.
I guess I have been out of the English Fern loop for to long.  I missed a reformulation that performed admirably.  Great to know one exists.  

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 11-05-2015, 12:59 PM
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Did they discontinue the English Fern soap?  I can't find it anywhere.

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 11-05-2015, 02:17 PM
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(03-21-2015, 03:08 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: It is a perfume house, no reason to go there if you want primarily performance.
Smile

Why is Czech & Speake the only perfumer that seems to care about a high quality shaving soap? Acqua di Parma is also good but a cream.

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 11-05-2015, 02:17 PM
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(11-05-2015, 12:59 PM)Jsanchez Wrote: Did they discontinue the English Fern soap?  I can't find it anywhere.

Unfortunately, yes.

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 11-10-2015, 01:20 PM
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I have the Sartorial and it is a fine performer with a nice scent, However, I agree with the comment that D.R. Harris is just as good for less $.

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 11-10-2015, 01:24 PM
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(03-21-2015, 03:08 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: It is a perfume house, no reason to go there if you want primarily performance.
Smile

Sound advice.

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 11-10-2015, 03:47 PM
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(11-10-2015, 01:20 PM)shmuel Wrote: I have the Sartorial and it is a fine performer with a nice scent, However, I agree with the comment that D.R. Harris is just as good for less $.

+1

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 11-10-2015, 03:55 PM
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Anyone know if they make an aftershave? I have the opus 1870 and love it...

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