05-19-2015, 12:09 PM
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  • Mouser
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Curious.......

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 05-19-2015, 12:27 PM
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  • Teiste
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Blenheim Bouquet. Im sure old Lord's (which now is named "Douro do Portugal") would have my vote too.Sad is not longer made. Bayolea have been ok. Endymion is perfect for shaving at night (at least , for me , due to its fragrance ) and Opus is a nice scent but too floral for my taste.

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 05-19-2015, 01:26 PM
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  • TheMonk
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Blenheim Bouquet here as well. Either that or Endymion, IMO. Performance wise they're all the same, and not a fabulous one at that, but the scents and the packaging are superb.

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 05-19-2015, 02:14 PM
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(05-19-2015, 01:26 PM)TheMonk Wrote: Blenheim Bouquet here as well. Either that or Endymion, IMO. Performance wise they're all the same, and not a fabulous one at that, but the scents and the packaging are superb.

You mean it performs below it's pay grade?  What would you say, performance-wise and in that price point, is best? Trying to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and experience available here and educate myself.

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 05-19-2015, 02:17 PM
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  • TheMonk
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IMO, it does. It's by no means a bad cream, but performance wise it's also not on par with the best, like XPEC or CF. OTOH, scents are very strong and similar to the EdTs, and the glass jars are absolutely superb.

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 05-19-2015, 02:46 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I really like Blenheim Bouquet, but then I tend to like floral scents, and I consider this the best of the best floral scents. I also like the performance of the cream, and would rate it as very good rather than excellent. I usually reserve Blenheim Bouquet cream, ASB, and EdT for special occasions with my wife. If I'm going out with the guys, it will be XPEC.

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 05-19-2015, 05:08 PM
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I own 3, Endymion, BB and Opus:

Ranking:

1. Endymion 9/10
2. BB 8/10 (The citrus makes it less great for my skin)
3. Opus 7.5/10 (The pepper messes a bit with my skin)

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 05-19-2015, 06:18 PM
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Another vote for Blenheim bouquet along with the classic packaging.
Good performance, not great.
Price is a bit of a premium (not withstanding the glass jar)
Fragrance does not last...

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 05-19-2015, 06:29 PM
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For me BB by far.
I really don't care for Endymion, but I ABSOLUTELY agree with Teiste (I only would use it for night shaves... good pairing, my friend).
And I also did not care for Opus 1870 scent in the cream. Like it better in EdT.
I have not used Bayolea bc it is brushless, I hear.
I do have Lords too, which I put on par with BB. Different but equally excellent.

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 05-19-2015, 07:14 PM
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I also own the Sartorial, but that's the hard soap version, and it's excellent.

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 05-21-2015, 04:34 PM
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The BB cream is one of the greatest scents of anything I have ever smelled. Just oozes class.

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 05-21-2015, 10:36 PM
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  • RobinK
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I have three Penhaligon's perfumes, and the matching soaps, creams, and aftershaves. Blenheim Bouquet and Sartorial work as expected. You pay mostly for the name, packaging, and scents, all of which are truly outstanding. Performance is good, but not outstanding. If you want performance at a sensible price point, you will be disappointed.

Now, Bayolea. No love. While it is one of my favourite perfumes, I would absolutely not recommend the shaving products. Let's begin with the cream. It's a brushless one, which I knew and accepted when I bought it. There are brushless creams in the market that actually work. This is not one of them. These days, I use it as a $50 preshave to enhance the performance of the equally disappointing shaving soap. Disappointing vis-a-vis its differently scented brethren, that is. Not a bad soap, a fantastic scent, but somehow lacking. The aftershave balm comes in a really tacky tube, and simply does not work all that well. Nivea performs better, to put its price/performance ratio into perspective.

So, if you have cash to burn, and are not looking for the best value for money but presentation and scent, buy with confidence (except, in my opinion, the Bayolea line).

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 05-22-2015, 02:52 AM
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  • Andrew
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My vote goes to Opus 1870. I finished a tube of it and remember it left my skin feeling a little better than Blenheim Bouquet or Douro.

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 06-01-2015, 09:29 PM
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  • Jovan
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Another vote for Blenheim Bouquet.  Bayolea and Endymion just not a scent I could enjoy.

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 06-02-2015, 12:28 AM
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Another vote for Blenheim Bouquet. My soap with this scent smells amazing.

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 06-02-2015, 05:00 AM
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sadly, the best was Castile. Too bad they no longer make it. That was the best shaving software scent ever in the history of mankind. 

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