07-11-2016, 09:33 PM
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I just made the pleasant discovery this week with WSP, and in particular their Matterhorn and Blackbeard shave soap. I'm seriously looking into getting the full puck of the Matterhorn, (the wife loves it), but noticed on their website they have two formulas. Formula T which is made with tallow and shea, and their Rustic line which is vegan (the sample I got). 
Anyone on here have experience with both formulas and notice anything different between the two, besides the couple dollar difference?

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 07-12-2016, 08:47 AM
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I find the Tallow formula to have just a bit better residual slickness.  Seems to work better for buffing.

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 07-12-2016, 08:51 AM
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(07-11-2016, 09:33 PM)Kris_H_97 Wrote: I just made the pleasant discovery this week with WSP, and in particular their Matterhorn and Blackbeard shave soap. I'm seriously looking into getting the full puck of the Matterhorn, (the wife loves it), but noticed on their website they have two formulas. Formula T which is made with tallow and shea, and their Rustic line which is vegan (the sample I got). 
Anyone on here have experience with both formulas and notice anything different between the two, besides the couple dollar difference?

Hey there, I have both formulas.  Currently I have Citrus Blast in the normal formula, and Gaelic Tweed and Matterhorn in the Tallow formula.  I'll be honest, I feel like the tallow formula soaps, for me, have a slightly more rich, thick, slick lather.  My shaves are just a bit better with the Tallow version consistently.  Along with that comes a better post shave feel. And I will tell you, scent wise, Gaelic Tweed and Matterhorn are both fantastic scents with great scent strength.  Obviously Gaelic Tweed is the Green Irish Tweed Type and I believe that Matterhorn is Silver Mountain Water? Both are very fresh, very clean, masculine scents. I love both of these soaps during the summer, they both perform well.

My only complaint is the small tins these are offered in.  I wish every soap maker would move away from the tin, hate the tin, despise the freaking tin!  Nevertheless, these two soaps are among my favorites and again, the Tallow version does perform better for me than his regular version.

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 07-12-2016, 11:04 AM
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(07-12-2016, 08:51 AM)SCShaver Wrote:
(07-11-2016, 09:33 PM)Kris_H_97 Wrote: I just made the pleasant discovery this week with WSP, and in particular their Matterhorn and Blackbeard shave soap. I'm seriously looking into getting the full puck of the Matterhorn, (the wife loves it), but noticed on their website they have two formulas. Formula T which is made with tallow and shea, and their Rustic line which is vegan (the sample I got). 
Anyone on here have experience with both formulas and notice anything different between the two, besides the couple dollar difference?

Hey there, I have both formulas.  Currently I have Citrus Blast in the normal formula, and Gaelic Tweed and Matterhorn in the Tallow formula.  I'll be honest, I feel like the tallow formula soaps, for me, have a slightly more rich, thick, slick lather.  My shaves are just a bit better with the Tallow version consistently.  Along with that comes a better post shave feel. And I will tell you, scent wise, Gaelic Tweed and Matterhorn are both fantastic scents with great scent strength.  Obviously Gaelic Tweed is the Green Irish Tweed Type and I believe that Matterhorn is Silver Mountain Water? Both are very fresh, very clean, masculine scents. I love both of these soaps during the summer, they both perform well.

My only complaint is the small tins these are offered in.  I wish every soap maker would move away from the tin, hate the tin, despise the freaking tin!  Nevertheless, these two soaps are among my favorites and again, the Tallow version does perform better for me than his regular version.

The last time I stopped by the shop I suggested they add an Aventus clone to the mix too.

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 07-12-2016, 04:14 PM
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Sounds like the T formula is for me! I appreciate the input, fellas!

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 07-12-2016, 05:43 PM
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I also prefer the tallow formula.  However, the small tins are annoying to use.  I don't understand why they can't use larger containers, whether tins or jars, like so many other artisan soap makers.  It's frustrating because they are excellent soaps.

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 07-13-2016, 05:35 AM
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(07-12-2016, 05:43 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I also prefer the tallow formula.  However, the small tins are annoying to use.  I don't understand why they can't use larger containers, whether tins or jars, like so many other artisan soap makers.  It's frustrating because they are excellent soaps.
Can a knife be easily slid around and under the soap to remove it and transfer it to your own container?

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 07-13-2016, 09:51 AM
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(07-12-2016, 05:43 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: However, the small tins are annoying to use.  I don't understand why they can't use larger containers, whether tins or jars, like so many other artisan soap makers.  It's frustrating because they are excellent soaps.

On the plus side, the smaller tins are good for travel.  We're heading to CA next weekend from AZ.  It's a little too hot for transporting creams, and the WSP soaps being in smaller tins make them the logical choice for the trip.

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 07-14-2016, 06:36 AM
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I am the odd man out. I have tried both and still prefer the original MdC clone. I have to say it is pretty much a coin toss though.

The Mahogany is one of my favorite soaps and scents. I just started my third tin.

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 07-15-2016, 04:16 PM
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I too was a bit disappointed at the small tin, but was traveling and it worked out well.

Lots of very thick, fatty, protection. Stung a little, but bearable.


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 07-22-2016, 07:00 AM
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I just ordered a puck from the original formula. I want to compare it to my MdC side by side. I'll probably order one of the T formula too.

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 07-22-2016, 08:25 PM
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I'm a huge fan of the original vegan line... but to be honest, I haven't tried the Tallow formula yet.

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 07-23-2016, 04:03 AM
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(07-22-2016, 07:00 AM)carvelo Wrote: I just ordered a puck from the original formula. I want to compare it to my MdC side by side. I'll probably order one of the T formula too.

Let me know how it goes!

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 07-23-2016, 03:34 PM
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(07-14-2016, 06:36 AM)Coyote Wrote: I am the odd man out. I have tried both and still prefer the original MdC clone. I have to say it is pretty much a coin toss though.

The Mahogany is one of my favorite soaps and scents. I just started my third tin.

I'm with Coyote here, although the difference is just from great to greater. Unusual because on the whole I have a slight preference for tallow soaps. My favorite WSP scents though are Mahogany, Gaelic Tweed, and Matterhorn but they're all perfect and I also have Tobacco and Barbershop.

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 07-23-2016, 04:16 PM
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(07-23-2016, 04:03 AM)Kris_H_97 Wrote:
(07-22-2016, 07:00 AM)carvelo Wrote: I just ordered a puck from the original formula. I want to compare it to my MdC side by side. I'll probably order one of the T formula too.

Let me know how it goes!
Just arrived today.  I'll be trying it next week.

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 09-11-2016, 12:30 AM
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Few weeks ago I tried WSP regular formula and MdC side by side. WSP loaded and lathered almost as fast as MdC. It provided a similar shave, but MDC is slightly better in overall performance. Slightly.

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 09-11-2016, 01:00 AM
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I prefer the Formula T version but the Rustic seems to work pretty good still.

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 09-11-2016, 06:15 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I've used both.  Formula-T is the only ones I've kept.  I've sold all the 'original' ones on. 
They dried my skin so badly it felt like my soul was being sucked through my pores. Biggrin
The tallow formula works much better for me.

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 09-11-2016, 07:08 AM
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I've tried both. Both lather nicely. Formula T left my face stinging a bit.


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 09-11-2016, 10:39 AM
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My Formula T in lavender is working quite well for me.  I prefer tallow soaps, so I don't anticipate trying the Rustic line.

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