09-20-2015, 03:15 PM
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YMMV and all that,  but I think this is probably the worst product I've ever tried.  Unlatherable.  Modern Williams is easier to work with.  Yes I've bloomed the puck.  And bowl lathered, face lathered, warm, hot, cold water.  Boar, synthetic.  Absolute garbage.  Will never ever buy again.

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 09-20-2015, 03:21 PM
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(09-20-2015, 03:15 PM)Laird Wrote: YMMV and all that,  but I think this is probably the worst product I've ever tried.  Unlatherable.  Modern Williams is easier to work with.  Yes I've bloomed the puck.  And bowl lathered, face lathered, warm, hot, cold water.  Boar, synthetic.  Absolute garbage.  Will never ever buy again.

Nick Shaves did a review of G.F. Trumpet hard soap and couldn't get it to lather either. That was the only video I saw of his where he literally just gave up and stopped and said the soap was junk. Many of the comments on that thread said they had the same experience. Sounds like it really is a bad soap. If that were an artisan they would most likely recognize the complaints and fix the product, but with big companies it doesn't seem they listen of care what their customers want, which is another reason I like artisan soaps.

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 09-20-2015, 04:13 PM
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I loved the Eucris smell but the performance was horrid. Tieste from this forum has a video on the shavenook youtube where he is reviewing the 4 different sized Muhle silvertip fibre brushes and he uses the Eucris soap to face lather and he was successful. Anthony Esposito has some videos where he uses it no problem.

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 09-20-2015, 06:38 PM
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(09-20-2015, 04:13 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: I loved the Eucris smell but the performance was horrid. Tieste from this forum has a video on the shavenook youtube where he is reviewing the 4 different sized Muhle silvertip fibre brushes and he uses the Eucris soap to face lather and he was successful. Anthony Esposito has some videos where he uses it no problem.

I saw the one from Tieste. Perhaps a synthetic is the trick. I know my synthetic brushes lather every soap I have easier than my badger, but I don't have any trouble with my badger either, it just isn't quite as efficient as my synthetics. I won't ever be buying a hard puck from Trumper so guess I won't ever find out.

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 09-20-2015, 08:29 PM
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It is usable, but easily the most finicky soap I have tried and I don't feel the reward is worth the effort.

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 09-20-2015, 08:40 PM
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I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin

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 09-20-2015, 08:51 PM
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(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin

I bet we'll see it in the BST eventually too! lol.

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 09-20-2015, 09:17 PM
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(09-20-2015, 08:51 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin

I bet we'll see it in the BST eventually too! lol.

If it doesn't lather then it will still be overpriced. 

To bad.... I wanted to try their soaps.

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 09-20-2015, 09:55 PM
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(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin


Me, too. Especially soaps. I don't know what it is, but when people say a soap is hard to lather, it makes me want to try it, LOL.
But I have heard so much good about GFT creams, and so much bad about their soaps, if I was plunking down my hard earned cash for either, as much as I love hard soaps, and as much as I love a challenge, I think I'd just buy the cream. Smile
Laird, sorry about your experience. Now is the time to go grab a soap or cream that you know you love, and just enjoy the experience.

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 09-21-2015, 02:38 AM
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Trumper soaps were reformulated around 2009/2010 and now have sodium palmate as first ingredient. Any soap from 2009, or earlier, with potassium palmate as first ingredient, will perform superbly.

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 09-21-2015, 03:56 AM
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(09-21-2015, 02:38 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Trumper soaps were reformulated around 2009/2010 and now have sodium palmate as first ingredient. Any soap from 2009, or earlier, with potassium palmate as first ingredient, will perform superbly.

I used my coconut yesterday. It was absolutely fabulous. I'll be sad when it's gone.

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 09-21-2015, 11:51 AM
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I have seen nothing but poor reviews for GFT soaps. It is a shame that a well known and long standing company is producing garbage. Fortunately, there is no shortage of alternatives for most of their scents. Unless you had purchased Eucris, you can find everything from various other soapmakers.

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 09-21-2015, 12:41 PM
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Still, it's a shame.
I was looking at my GFT Limes this morning, an old formulation in a wooden bowl, and that is ridicuously good.




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 09-21-2015, 02:07 PM
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A well meaning friend bought me a puck in sandalwood. It actually made me give sandalwood a second thought, I don't like sandalwood but the scent was not bad. Too bad the soap is beyond bad. I don't know how the company can make soap like this and expect to stay in business, its unusable as shaving soap.

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 09-21-2015, 02:09 PM
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(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin
Please report your findings!   Sherlock

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 09-21-2015, 02:24 PM
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(09-21-2015, 02:09 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin
Please report your findings!   Sherlock

Firstly, I'll have to get/buy a puck or trade for one! Biggrin

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 09-21-2015, 02:37 PM
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(09-21-2015, 02:24 PM)celestino Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 02:09 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 08:40 PM)celestino Wrote: I'm almost tempted to try one just for the challenge! I love challenges. Biggrin
Please report your findings!   Sherlock

Firstly, I'll have to get/buy a puck or trade for one! Biggrin

Nooooooo Tongue

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 09-21-2015, 03:44 PM
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(09-21-2015, 02:37 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 02:24 PM)celestino Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 02:09 PM)primotenore Wrote: Please report your findings!   Sherlock

Firstly, I'll have to get/buy a puck or trade for one! Biggrin

Nooooooo Tongue

Biggrin

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 09-21-2015, 04:15 PM
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(09-21-2015, 02:38 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Any soap from 2009, or earlier, with potassium palmate as first ingredient, will perform superbly.

I totally agree, and I probably am the first to say I like the Potassium Palmate version better than the tallow Trumpers, which is why I'm selling my tallow Trumpers.

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 09-21-2015, 08:40 PM
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(09-21-2015, 02:37 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 02:24 PM)celestino Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 02:09 PM)primotenore Wrote: Please report your findings!   Sherlock

Firstly, I'll have to get/buy a puck or trade for one! Biggrin

Nooooooo Tongue

Hector, I love challenges, especially, ones with soaps! I'll see if I can find a puck to conduct my experiments. Biggrin

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