08-05-2016, 11:04 AM
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Read somewhere that this brand made a new reformulation on 2015, achieving a better product than the former dated on 2014.
Is there any witness here?
If so, a couple of lathering pictures and full ingredients would be great to become myself brave enough on buying a BB wooden bowl... soon.
Thanks

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 08-05-2016, 01:32 PM
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I have the new sartorial soap. The scent and performance are fine, but I really don't find it better than the other top-tier soaps I have  tried. You can google the ingredient list. I find D.R. Harris is just as good, or better, as are some artisan brands like Mystic Water and Mike's. Bottom line: I won't repurchase.

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 08-05-2016, 01:41 PM
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  • nikos.a
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A friend of mine gave me the newly re-formulated BB soap to give it a try. After three shaves, I wasn't impressed. Just a good soap, nothing special to me. The scent was nice, but the performance far from my expectations for a premium product. My conclusion is that there are far better products in better price. I can recall many artisanal soaps that outperform the Pen's soap. But that would be just my opinion. Overall, I am happy I didn't buy it.

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 08-05-2016, 01:46 PM
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  • kav
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Soaps seem to be rated as much for scent recently as performance and our olfactory sense can confuse the mental. I thought it a very nice soap with scent nicely pairing their lovely AS and colognes.packaging presentation is very nice also. I think it worthy of at least one waltz.

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 08-05-2016, 02:50 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I enjoy Penhaligon creams better than their soaps. However, I do have Sartorial in both the cream and soap and enjoy the scent so much that I frequently use one or the other. I also have Bayolea in the soap, as the cream is brushless. I also have vintage BB and English Fern, and actually like the new formation of BB better. Bottom line: they are good soaps, but not great soaps, and are worth buying if you love the scent and prefer to use a soap rather than a cream. Otherwise, stick with their creams, which are excellent.

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 08-07-2016, 05:33 AM
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I know, gents, so better off forget about them. Thanks.

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 08-07-2016, 08:41 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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(08-05-2016, 01:46 PM)kav Wrote: Soaps seem to be rated as much for scent recently as performance and our olfactory sense can confuse the mental. I thought it a very nice soap with scent nicely pairing their lovely AS and colognes.packaging presentation is very nice also. I think it worthy of at least one waltz.

With Kav here. What was once a gunfighter of a soap worth having for both it's fragrance and performance is now wearing only one gun.

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 08-07-2016, 02:36 PM
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  • Steve56
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  • Knoxville, TN
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+1 Kav on fragrance.

Cheers, Steve

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 08-09-2016, 08:44 AM
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Agreed.
Their creams are better than their soaps. The new Sartorial and Bayolea soaps perform nicely, but as said, not better than my 6 DR HARRIS hard soaps.

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