02-15-2016, 10:19 PM
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I saw this elsewhere but no thread on TSN yet. Mr. Fine claims to have found the Tabac base, and has added his own American Blend scent to it.

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For $12.50 I will give it a shot when it arrives, but figured "why not start the hype now?!" Smile

If true, or even close, it would be a very nice soap. I like that his products have a retro look, first the Rubberset brush handle and now the "Williams' style" packaging of the upcoming soap.

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 02-16-2016, 02:31 AM
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I love Tabac, scent and all, and I'm pretty keen to have the same performance in the American Blend scent. I'll probably pick up a Stout synth brush and one of his slants while I'm at it. Hopefully Italian Citrus is back in stock by that time too.


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 02-16-2016, 05:42 AM
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He seems pretty confident that he's gotten the real Tabac, or as close as anyone can reasonably get to it. That's pretty exciting! Wonder if he plans to eventually have all his aftershave scents available as soaps.

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 02-16-2016, 06:57 AM
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Not too sure about the other scents in soap or just American blend. Think I read awhile back one of the vetiver Will be in soap but can't recall.

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 02-16-2016, 09:28 AM
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(02-16-2016, 02:31 AM)nudge101 Wrote: I love Tabac, scent and all, and I'm pretty keen to have the same performance in the American Blend scent. I'll probably pick up a Stout synth brush and one of his slants while I'm at it. Hopefully Italian Citrus is back in stock by that time too.


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I may take a look at the soap but not holding my breath on Italian Citrus. He's been saying he should have it in just a few months since he's been out. For that reason I've used mine sparingly. Down to half a bottle.

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 02-16-2016, 11:06 AM
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I think I would feel guilty, like I was cheating on a good friend. If I am in the mood for the Tabac formula, I will probably just use Tabac. But I can understand this being an exciting development for people that do not like the scent of Tabac, or love the scent of AB.

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 02-16-2016, 12:31 PM
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I have had a love hate relationship with Tabac.  Recently we are back in love.  I couldn't resist the deals over at perfumania so I bought some and have been using it since.  I did stuff a puck in a marvy rubber shave mug and let it sit.  As it sits, the scent -- with which I have had my ups and downs with -- has mellowed and rounded.  This is a bold statement for me, but as I have been using it daily, it is becoming clearer to me that it is the best soap I have ever used (I have used many of the top end soaps and creams, including SMN, BP, ABC, XPEC, AdP, MdC and many of the top artisan brands as well).  Lathers incredibly easy with a nice thick and cushiony lather that also provides great slip.  It can be lathered as easily with a nice inexpensive omega boar as it is with a high end badger and is so consistent in its performance it isn't funny.  For me it has always been the scent that has kept it from being the Giada de Laurentiis of shaving soaps.  If the Fine soap is truly a Tabac base, I may never use another soap.  I am a bit excited and a bit mad because I told myself I wasn't buying anything shaving related for the rest of 2016, but I have to try it.

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 02-16-2016, 01:10 PM
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(02-16-2016, 05:42 AM)crazindndude Wrote: He seems pretty confident that he's gotten the real Tabac, or as close as anyone can reasonably get to it. That's pretty exciting! Wonder if he plans to eventually have all his aftershave scents available as soaps.

Yes I asked him and he said American blend is first then the other scenes will follow suppose to have his full line up in the soap

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 02-16-2016, 02:05 PM
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Is this in stock or pre-order? Looks available but the write up says March. Hmmmm.

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 02-16-2016, 02:27 PM
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(02-16-2016, 02:05 PM)buickrob Wrote: Is this in stock or pre-order?  Looks available but the write up says March.  Hmmmm.

March. I think if you add it all it does is add you to the mailing list.

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 02-16-2016, 02:43 PM
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Devilanche Wrote:March. I think if you add it all it does is add you to the mailing list.

Ha, guess I should have just clicked itSmile

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 02-16-2016, 04:15 PM
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Fine aftershave smelling tabac?  I may need to purge a lot of soaps and stuck up on these

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 02-16-2016, 09:56 PM
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I'm excited to see how this turns out. While I'm not a fan of American blend, I look forward to platinum or L'Orange noir.

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 02-16-2016, 10:34 PM
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(02-16-2016, 09:56 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I'm excited to see how this turns out. While I'm not a fan of American blend, I look forward to platinum or L'Orange noir.

I don't know any of the Fine scents personally. Is it true that AB is inspired by Barbasol? If so I might wait for a different scent, too. Not that Barbasol is bad, just not special in my opinion. Still better than Tabac though.

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 02-17-2016, 10:25 AM
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Whats the point? Tabac is in production. And the refill puck isn't expensive. If one wants to enjoy the tabac scent and tabac performance, just buy tabac, no need for something which is close to it.

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 02-17-2016, 10:53 AM
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(02-17-2016, 10:25 AM)riskybadger Wrote: Whats the point? Tabac is in production. And the refill puck isn't expensive. If one wants to enjoy the tabac scent and tabac performance, just buy tabac, no need for something which is close to it.

And what if one dislikes the Tabac scent? Tabac does not smell like Fine American Blend.

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 02-17-2016, 11:33 AM
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(02-17-2016, 10:25 AM)riskybadger Wrote: Whats the point? Tabac is in production. And the refill puck isn't expensive. If one wants to enjoy the tabac scent and tabac performance, just buy tabac, no need for something which is close to it.
The point is that a lot of people don't enjoy the Tabac scent.

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 02-17-2016, 12:55 PM
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Oh so it's not a tabac recreation? 

I'm sorry I'm confused. why is the tabac Base even mentioned if the end product isn't going to smell like tabac. It should just be a fine accoutrements soap scented like one of their aftershaves.

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 02-17-2016, 01:09 PM
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(02-17-2016, 12:55 PM)riskybadger Wrote: Oh so it's not a tabac recreation? 

I'm sorry I'm confused. why is the tabac Base even mentioned if the end product isn't going to smell like tabac. It should just be a fine accoutrements soap scented like one of their aftershaves.
It's a little confusing since the mods removed my link - I recommend going to the Fine website. But in a nutshell, Fine claims his new soap is a clone of the Tabac formula, meaning the same quality lather, but replacing the original scent with his.

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 02-17-2016, 01:09 PM
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It's supposed to be made by the company that makes Tabac.  Instead of smelling like Tabac it will be scented with his American Blend forumla, which a lot of people like.  Same great performance as Tabac, but with a different scent.

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