07-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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there's a local store that sells it that happens to be on my way home from running other errands today. is it worth picking up to try out?

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 07-07-2012, 09:37 AM
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  • Johnny
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I tried one about a year ago. Don't remember exactly which one it was. It was not bad, but I've used and currently use better. YMMV and all that.

It's worth a try. Who knows, you may love it.

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 07-07-2012, 09:38 AM
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i would not bother, but if you want a very cheap soap to challenge yourself with, then go for it and give it a try.

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 07-07-2012, 09:47 AM
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  • Teiste
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My opinion?Stay away from that rubbish.Van Der Hagen luxury soaps are cheaper and also easier to lather.

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 07-07-2012, 09:53 AM
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One of the worst soaps I've used personally. I'd rather use modern Williams.

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 07-07-2012, 10:02 AM
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I got a puck of the lime scent, and I probably won't buy any more. It doesn't smell like lime, really. A friend of mine on Twitter hit the nail on the head when he said he thought it smelled too much like dish soap. It's a bit difficult to lather, and the lather doesn't stick around very well, unless you hit the puck between every pass. It's definitely workable, but as others have said, better can be had, locally, for equal or lesser cost (i.e. Van der Hagen Deluxe).

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 07-07-2012, 10:15 AM
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  • oscar11
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Quote:I'd rather use modern Williams.


LOL, I did this morning. Conk and Williams will get the job done but why not treat yourself to something special. I've shaved close to 40 years just about exclusively with Williams. Every once in a while I'd get to a larger city and find some C&E, big time, lol. I still like to use Williams occasionally because it's pretty nostalgic for me. Sure, try the Conk, that way you'll know if your missing something or not. You can always use it as a shower soap.

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 07-08-2012, 08:53 AM
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The only thing I had used Col. Conk for is to load a brush with gylcerin soap before adding cream to build an überlather. To be honest, I will never buy it again.

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 07-08-2012, 09:10 AM
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  • Dave
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Would it work well as a Pre Shave soap?

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 07-08-2012, 09:21 AM
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(07-08-2012, 09:10 AM)Dave Wrote: Would it work well as a Pre Shave soap?

I've never used a preshave soap, but I wouldn't see why not.

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 07-08-2012, 10:57 AM
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(07-07-2012, 09:27 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: there's a local store that sells it that happens to be on my way home from running other errands today. is it worth picking up to try out?

It is always good to have a local brick-and-mortar option should you ever run out of shave soap. Having used both their Almond and Amber Glycerine shave soaps, I think Col. Conks are worth trying out. They are not the very best shaving soaps I have used, but are still quite good. If it is available in your area, Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap is better than Col. Conk overall and costs less. I thought that the Col. Conk had better scents than the Van Der Hagen soap, however.

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 07-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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(07-08-2012, 10:57 AM)Tbone Wrote: I thought that the Col. Conk had better scents than the Van Der Hagen soap, however.

Very true. I've known of some people melting VdH and Conk together, to get some of the scent of Conk with the performance of VdH.

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 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM
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  • Philbo
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(07-08-2012, 09:21 AM)sethleupagus Wrote:
(07-08-2012, 09:10 AM)Dave Wrote: Would it work well as a Pre Shave soap?

I've never used a preshave soap, but I wouldn't see why not.

My Father bought me the Amber scented soap as a gift, I use this as a preshave soap mostly, I find it pleasant enough and I use it daily.

Only the other day as a test, I loaded my brush with it to try and generate a super lather along side the Musgo Real cream, can't say it made a great difference IMHO. it's worth a shot as a preshave soap I think.

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 07-08-2012, 03:40 PM
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  • Dave
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I think mixing it with some VDH would work. I like VDH but I'm not crazy about the scent. What is the best scent in the Colonel Conk line?

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 07-08-2012, 03:59 PM
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I've only tried lime, and I don't like the scent of it. I hear good things about bay rum and amber scents.

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 07-08-2012, 05:51 PM
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  • Sargon
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I like the bay rum scent, and, unlike most bay rums, it doesn't burn my skin.

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 07-08-2012, 07:44 PM
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I got a puck of their Bay Rum, and it's not a bad soap at all - gives good lather and smells good too - but there are better soaps out there.

YMMV off course, but if you'll like to have more soaps in rotation I would say it'll be worth picking it up.

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 07-08-2012, 08:51 PM
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of course when I got to the store selling it (roughly 10 miles or so away) I realized that I left my wallet at home so I didn't end up buying any that day. sadly, that's the only type of soap they carried.

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 07-14-2012, 08:56 PM
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  • ben74
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With so many soaps on my to "try list", unless it receives a glowing review I preclude it from my list of potential purchases. I ruled out the Col Conk a long time ago!

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