09-13-2016, 04:37 AM
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Paul from Connaught Shaving has the i Coloniali Mango Oil Shaving Soap as discontinued (both the refills and the terracotta bowl). Looks like Phil was right (the refills would be discontinued) and wrong also (the terracotta bowl would still be manufactured). Shame. as it is one of my favorites. I hope I am wrong.

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 09-13-2016, 04:43 AM
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  • Giorgio
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If true this is horrible news indeed -- I am a huge fan of this soap and it looks like I might need to stock up


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 09-13-2016, 05:21 AM
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  • gp569900
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I just went to I Coloniali's site and several of their shaving products are missing.

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 09-13-2016, 05:49 AM
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This isn't good news, if it's true.  

I am about finished with my first puck of I Coloniali, which I got for my birthday last November.  I really like this soap a lot.

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 09-13-2016, 05:51 AM
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(09-13-2016, 05:21 AM)gp569900 Wrote: I just went to I Coloniali's site and several of their shaving products are missing.
But the shaving foam, the shaving gel and their brushless is still there...

It's true, Paul was an official retailer. Probably he tried to make an order from them and heard the disappointing news.

It's a great performing soap with an amazing scent. It will be missed. But, there are plenty of soaps I like, I don't think I will stock up, I don't see why to. Mine has a few uses. I don't know if I will ever finish it.

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 09-13-2016, 06:01 AM
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  • gp569900
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I noticed that they still have the Rhubarb Aftershave but the Hydro-Repairing Aftershave is now gone.  You can still get it at various stores.  I prefer the Rhubarb over the Hydro and its cheaper.  But, it is a bit disappointing to see these fantastic products disappear.

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 09-13-2016, 06:30 AM
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  • Devilanche
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Wow. Such a good product. Pity that it's gone. Gone one in use and a spare.

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 09-13-2016, 08:06 AM
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I have been enjoying my I Coloniali soap this week, coincidentally.  However, I am not a big fan of mentholated soaps and with RazoRock SMdF I will have my bases covered.  Now if it is still around when I run out of both SMdF and my remaining I Coloniali I might be tempted to order another due to it's apparent demise.

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 09-13-2016, 09:22 AM
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I wonder if this means a possible reformulation is in the works, or if this product's life is truly at an end.... Sad

In all cases, this soap has always been a superior performer in my den--it NEVER gave me a bad shave in any circumstance.  Definitely underrated on the forums--talk will occasionally spike interest but it seems to die down quickly.  My remaining puck is getting low so I may just order a few extra refills, as it will certainly not go to waste.  I believe Phil still has them in stock Biggrin

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 09-13-2016, 11:30 AM
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(09-13-2016, 09:22 AM)Giorgio Wrote: I wonder if this means a possible reformulation is in the works, or if this product's life is truly at an end.... Sad

In all cases, this soap has always been a superior performer in my den--it NEVER gave me a bad shave in any circumstance.  Definitely underrated on the forums--talk will occasionally spike interest but it seems to die down quickly.  My remaining puck is getting low so I may just order a few extra refills, as it will certainly not go to waste.  I believe Phil still has them in stock Biggrin
My understanding is that the entire shaving line has been discontinued. I still have a fair amount of the soap but am very low on the aftershaves

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 09-13-2016, 11:33 AM
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(09-13-2016, 11:30 AM)bullgoose Wrote: My understanding is that the entire shaving line has been discontinued. I still have a fair amount of the soap but am very low on the aftershaves

Thanks for your input Phil!  That is truly a shame....I guess they are not very profitable for them Sad

Glad you still have the soap in stock...gives all of us who love the stuff a last chance to stock up Biggrin

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 09-13-2016, 11:41 AM
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  • TheMonk
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That's very sad news indeed, the shaving soap, cream and balm are all just wonderful.

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 09-13-2016, 12:03 PM
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  • gp569900
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(09-13-2016, 11:30 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-13-2016, 09:22 AM)Giorgio Wrote: I wonder if this means a possible reformulation is in the works, or if this product's life is truly at an end.... Sad

In all cases, this soap has always been a superior performer in my den--it NEVER gave me a bad shave in any circumstance.  Definitely underrated on the forums--talk will occasionally spike interest but it seems to die down quickly.  My remaining puck is getting low so I may just order a few extra refills, as it will certainly not go to waste.  I believe Phil still has them in stock Biggrin
My understanding is that the entire shaving line has been discontinued. I still have a fair amount of the soap but am very low on the aftershaves

I guess that means I need to get a few more aftershaves.  That has been a staple in my nook.

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 09-13-2016, 12:27 PM
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(09-13-2016, 12:03 PM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-13-2016, 11:30 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-13-2016, 09:22 AM)Giorgio Wrote: I wonder if this means a possible reformulation is in the works, or if this product's life is truly at an end.... Sad

In all cases, this soap has always been a superior performer in my den--it NEVER gave me a bad shave in any circumstance.  Definitely underrated on the forums--talk will occasionally spike interest but it seems to die down quickly.  My remaining puck is getting low so I may just order a few extra refills, as it will certainly not go to waste.  I believe Phil still has them in stock Biggrin
My understanding is that the entire shaving line has been discontinued. I still have a fair amount of the soap but am very low on the aftershaves

I guess that means I need to get a few more aftershaves.  That has been a staple in my nook.

And I should grab some to try....

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 09-13-2016, 04:44 PM
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(09-13-2016, 04:43 AM)Giorgio Wrote: If true this is horrible news indeed -- I am a huge fan of this soap and it looks like I might need to stock up


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What!!!!?????? This can't be true!


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 09-13-2016, 04:45 PM
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(09-13-2016, 05:51 AM)nikos.a Wrote:
(09-13-2016, 05:21 AM)gp569900 Wrote: I just went to I Coloniali's site and several of their shaving products are missing.
But the shaving foam, the shaving gel and their brushless is still there...

It's true, Paul was an official retailer. Probably he tried to make an order from them and heard the disappointing news.

It's a great performing soap with an amazing scent. It will be missed. But, there are plenty of soaps I like, I don't think I will stock up, I don't see why to. Mine has a few uses. I don't know if I will ever finish it.
I too have soaps that I like a lot (XPEC,SMN,ADP,MDC,MWF, Czech & Speake,Alvarez Gomez, Tabac, etc.,). However, of all the soaps that I have, not a one has the combination of price, performance, scent, presentation and postshve of I Coloniali. XPEC doesn't have the presentation and it is pricey. The same can be said for SMN too. ADP is pricier still and the scent of the new version is practically non-existent. MWF has everything except for the scent - smells like soap. MDC is pricey and comes in plastic now. Czech & Speake is also pricey (I paid $300 for the two soaps with the aluminium containers) and the scent of both 88 and Cambridge are not as nice. Tabac doesn't have the postshave nor the scent of I Coloniali.

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 09-13-2016, 04:52 PM
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  • eengler
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I'm shaving with it tonight just to see if I need a refillSmile

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 09-13-2016, 04:53 PM
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I grabbed a refill. Anyone have opinions on the aftershaves? Seems there's a few options. Pricey......:


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 09-13-2016, 05:01 PM
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(09-13-2016, 04:53 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: I grabbed a refill. Anyone have opinions on the aftershaves? Seems there's a few options. Pricey......:


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I had the rhubarb aftershave emulsion and it was excellent...scent matched the soap. I sold it for some reason in one of my den clearings and always regretted it. I am interested in picking up the hydro repairing AS now... I also have the deodorant and, while not directly shave-related, it is one of my favorites


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 09-13-2016, 05:10 PM
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A shame. My best performing soap among the 350-400 soaps I have owned
Own one 10 time used soap and one backup. Will not buy extra. Too many other great soaps out there. But will miss it once it's gone.

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