06-22-2016, 08:23 AM
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I just picked up my order of Coate's creams. Andy has a huge sale going on for $1.70 per tube with free shipping on ten!

These are excellent creams and the perfect size for travel too.



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 06-22-2016, 10:14 AM
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They are excellent. The only problem I've ever had with them is the tops of the tubes easily snap off so I've "decanted" several into old Truefitt & Hill tubs that I've removed the original labeling from. But an excellent cream that performs better than most and as good as the best. With an exception or two.

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 06-22-2016, 11:46 AM
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Yup, these have a permanent home in my travel kit.  Excellent performance and small tubes, perfect for travel.
At this price I'd be stupid not to pick up more.

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 06-22-2016, 12:03 PM
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You've seen my AoS tallow collection. I have a similar one for Coate's creams.

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 06-22-2016, 12:09 PM
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The idea of the price is:
$1 per ounce.
That's like getting a jar of T&H for $6.70 with free shipping (normally $30 plus shipping!!)
Coate's perform better than T&H too. It is a vintage Creighton's formula that has even more slickness and cushion than current formulae, IME. And they are everyday scents like Trumper's shave scents (non-Eucris/non-GFT scent).
One warning: the Almond and Sandalwood are virtually scentless at this point (...this is coming from someone who has always said new AdP is scented and I EASILY and immediately detect the spruce scent in Brutalt Bra Norwegian Wood that no one else seems to smell, these are just two examples just saying I have a sensitive nose). If you are looking for scent, you will need to go with the other scents: lime, rose, lavender, and tea tree.

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 06-22-2016, 02:39 PM
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These creams are identical (ingredients-wise) to modern Trumper creams which means they perform excellently.  Unfortunately I am a soap guy and even when I have amazing creams on hand I will pass them right up for a mediocre (by my standard) soap.  Snag these while you can boys!

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 06-22-2016, 04:54 PM
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(06-22-2016, 02:39 PM)blzrfn Wrote: These creams are identical (ingredients-wise) to modern Trumper creams which means they perform excellently.  Unfortunately I am a soap guy and even when I have amazing creams on hand I will pass them right up for a mediocre (by my standard) soap.  Snag these while you can boys!
They might be identical ingredient wise and they certainly are both great but put an open tub of Coates (see my previous post) next to an open tub of Trumpers and they look noticeably different.

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 06-22-2016, 06:07 PM
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I believe they are thinner, possibly to make it easier to squeeze from the tube. TOBS (also made by Creighton's) is noticeably thicker.

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 10-24-2016, 06:56 AM
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I noticed the Coate's in Coyote's SOTD entry today. It led me to search for more, and so I found this thread.

Maybe someday...

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 10-24-2016, 07:01 AM
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Yep, I used the Sandalwood today. These are excellent creams.

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 10-26-2016, 05:04 PM
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I will warn people to be wary of the Almond - I don't know if mine was a fluke or not but the tube I bought had a slightly rancid scent to it, probably from the age of the almond oil inside.

Also, the price is awesome, but it did take me more Coates than TOBS for a good shave.

If I could actually get one or two at the $1.70 price I'd pick up a Sandalwood, but the < 10 price is $3.33.

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 10-27-2016, 04:52 AM
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(10-26-2016, 05:04 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I will warn people to be wary of the Almond - I don't know if mine was a fluke or not but the tube I bought had a slightly rancid scent to it, probably from the age of the almond oil inside.

Also, the price is awesome, but it did take me more Coates than TOBS for a good shave.

If I could actually get one or two at the $1.70 price I'd pick up a Sandalwood, but the < 10 price is $3.33.


Hmmm... What's wrong with $3.33 per 50mL tube? That's like getting a 150mL TOBS tub for $9.99. And Coates blows TOBS out of the water for most people. Not to mention, shipping is only a dollar!

Btw, if I can find it (I just moved again), and you want it, I will send you my Sandalwood tube(s) for free. PM me if you are interested. I probably have 4-5 of them.

My favorites are the Tea Tree, Lavender, Rose, and Lime. Was not a fan of Almond or Sandalwood.

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 10-28-2016, 06:26 PM
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(10-27-2016, 04:52 AM)Nero Wrote:
(10-26-2016, 05:04 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I will warn people to be wary of the Almond - I don't know if mine was a fluke or not but the tube I bought had a slightly rancid scent to it, probably from the age of the almond oil inside.

Also, the price is awesome, but it did take me more Coates than TOBS for a good shave.

If I could actually get one or two at the $1.70 price I'd pick up a Sandalwood, but the < 10 price is $3.33.


Hmmm... What's wrong with $3.33 per 50mL tube? That's like getting a 150mL TOBS tub for $9.99. And Coates blows TOBS out of the water for most people. Not to mention, shipping is only a dollar!

Btw, if I can find it (I just moved again), and you want it, I will send you my Sandalwood tube(s) for free. PM me if you are interested. I probably have 4-5 of them.

My favorites are the Tea Tree, Lavender, Rose, and Lime. Was not a fan of Almond or Sandalwood.
$3.33/tube is good, but the $1.70 was so stellar it got me to click! I am darn overstocked at home to buy 10! Heh. I PM'ed you on your generous offer.

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 10-29-2016, 07:23 PM
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Awesome, I will do some digging around and get that out to you!

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 10-31-2016, 06:20 PM
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Mike, I have looked all around and really can't find a Sandalwood. Please PM me your PayPal email address and I'll send you the funds so you can purchase the tube and shipping from coatescreams.com directly. I'd rather be true to my word than keep a few dollars.
The only one Sandalwood I have is half gone already. I really thought I still had 3-5 fresh ones... I'm sure I'll find them in a month.

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 10-31-2016, 06:38 PM
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I placed an order.

I'm weak... What can I say?

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 11-03-2016, 01:43 AM
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(10-24-2016, 06:56 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: Maybe someday...

To show you the caliber of gentlemen we have here at the Nook, shortly after I wrote this I heard from Bob (Coyote). He kindly offered to send me some Coate's to try -- not just one kind, as it turned out, but three! I've had a thing for lavender lately, so I made that the first one I tried. I thought it was a very good quality cream. The scent was a nice level: present, not too strong, not too subtle. I bowl-lathered it with my Kelley Quan synth brush (which I like to use with creams) and the quality of the lather was also quite good. Nice shave with an EJ DE89, finished with Thayer's unscented and Lúcido. Many thanks again, Bob, and I look forward to trying the other two varieties.

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 11-06-2016, 01:58 PM
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I have a few of these and they are great. The scents are a bit old school, but then again these are old school. The size is perfect for travel too.

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 11-07-2016, 08:43 AM
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I have several of the Lavender and Sandalwood scented ones. Great stuff indeed!

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 11-07-2016, 08:54 AM
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I'm impressed.

I got mine and they are very nice. One of the best creams I've used. I'm usually a soap guy. 

In a super lather these are awesome. A touch of cream smeared on the face before face lathering with a brush loaded from a hard soap and I get more lather than I even know what to do with.

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