01-30-2016, 09:10 PM
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So I hear it's been reformulated in the new glass pot design.

What are the main differences in scent and performance ?

Which one do you all prefer, and why ?

I just ordered the new version, and already own the old version-  but still curious if there are real differences or not ?

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 01-30-2016, 11:50 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I was under the impression that the formula remained unchanged, but the logo was redesigned.
I have a jar each (old/new) and they smell identical to my nose.

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 01-31-2016, 01:11 AM
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Yep, no change to the product. Just a facelift on the logo.

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 01-31-2016, 07:37 AM
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  • Mouser
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(01-30-2016, 09:10 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: So I hear it's been reformulated in the new glass pot design.

What are the main differences in scent and performance ?

Which one do you all prefer, and why ?

I just ordered the new version, and already own the old version-  but still curious if there are real differences or not ?

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I just ordered the new one too without knowing there was a new version. Didn't really need to but couldn't resist the price, soap and bowl for nine bucks! I love the old ones and I hope the new is just as good,

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 01-31-2016, 08:52 AM
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Although it hasn't drastically changed, repackaged Tabac soap is slightly different: contains a bit more water and less filler (titanium dioxide), and the scent is slightly brighter.
Repackaged ASL and EdC have also changed.

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 01-31-2016, 08:59 AM
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It's the same product, although I read things about slight differences in the scent. If I had to choose between the two bowls, my choice would be the older one. Also, the old logo seems more traditional in my opinion. 

To be honest, I don't like the scent at all but neither I hate it. I am not a fan.

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 01-31-2016, 11:28 AM
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I like the new logo more, actually.

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 01-31-2016, 03:07 PM
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Will give them both a thorough test here in February and March, and see if I find any difference between them.

I still have yet to use my old one in the glass jar - have only used two Tabac soap sticks, but I hear the stick is the same as the soap in the bowl, and I whole hearted loveed the Tabac soap stick, my only problem with it was that it became a bit rough to smear on the face, the longer down I came in the stick - so I really had to wet my face, when I applied compared to the soap stick from DR Harris and TOBS, which were quite a bit less difficult to apply on my face.

But even though the Tabac scent reminds me of my dad and I'm not a huge fan of the scent, I managed to use it myself as a teenager, because it was readily available in the super markets.
But even though I'm not a huge fan of the scent, I still can appreciate for what it is: A TRUE CLASSIC, and with a well blended scent.

A scent can be well blended, but still not be my favourite. Tbac is such a scent. I would probably never buy it again in After Shave, Cologne or Deodorant, but used as a shaving soap, I actually can appreciate the scent quite a bit for sentimental reasons.
And the lather is stellar, solid and full of volume and cushion and quite slick as well.

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 01-31-2016, 03:16 PM
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I, myself, really like the scent of the old version and performance-wise it comes in well above it's price point.
If I could ever get myself to pare down the twenty five or so soaps I own it would be one of the ones I'd keep.

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 01-31-2016, 04:10 PM
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The ingredients didn't change with the new design but were reordered suggesting that the proportions changed slightly.
I'm working on a puck with the old design and will pick up a refill of the new version when it runs out.

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 01-31-2016, 07:12 PM
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I just restocked a few weeks back, thinking I'd be getting the new version. Turns out I pulled a NOS off the shelf at Pasteur's, so it'll be a while before I try the reform.

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