10-17-2016, 11:05 PM
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I just saw what this year's Hallows looks like, and I was curious if I'm in the minority not liking it. It's surely creepy which is the goal, but I liked the cartoonish smiling skull from a few years ago by far!

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 10-17-2016, 11:13 PM
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I don't like it. I prefer the last one.

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 10-17-2016, 11:16 PM
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  • nikos.a
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This is one of the reasons I didn't preorder it. I think it's too much for a shaving soap.

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 10-18-2016, 12:45 AM
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Same, I didn't wait to preorder it as I don't like the art. If it were the old art I would have wait a bit for all my purchase and get Hallow

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 10-18-2016, 03:15 AM
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The art doesn't bother me. It's what's in the bowl that counts!

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 10-18-2016, 05:04 AM
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It's the most scary label on a shaving soap I have ever seen, but I still think it's very professional looking.

I give it a thumbs up  Thumbsup

[Image: bnm_hallows_2016_art.png]

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 10-18-2016, 05:30 AM
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  • evnpar
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I don't care for the art, and prefer last year's design. However, I did order it because I like the new formulation. Fortunately, it seems more subdued in person that under the bright lights and close up of a photo.

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 10-18-2016, 06:32 AM
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  • EricM
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It's more subdued in person. Really great soap. I used it the last 3 days. This morning, my 5 year old girl gave me a hug on the way out to work and said she never wanted to let go because I smell like chocolate. Lol.

Eric

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 10-18-2016, 06:58 AM
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  • ARGH
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I actually like this iteration of the label design much more than the previous two. And the soap itself is excellent. I also think that it smells a bit more refined and sophisticated then the 2015 version

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 10-18-2016, 11:15 AM
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  • beamon
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(10-18-2016, 03:15 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: The art doesn't bother me. It's what's in the bowl that counts!
You got it, Freddie! Often artisans commemorate their work with original artwork and it inevitably is "off-putting" to some. But they willingly and eagerly consume the product based on its merit.

Château Mouton Rothschild has original artwork on the label of every year's wine production. Though some enophiles may scoff  at a given year's label, they appreciate what the product is when evaluated. À Votre Santé! 

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 10-18-2016, 11:22 AM
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I think it's a good shot at creating something unique along a theme and admire his efforts. The thing is we don't have anything to compare it to aside from last years offering.

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 10-18-2016, 12:33 PM
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I don't like the look of it myself, but I admire Will for the innovative approach both with what's inside the tubs and how they look. If all soap makers, artisans or not, were using generic labels and tub designs that would be fine by me, but those outlier type of designs definitely push the limit a little further and make people talk about wetshaving more and, in the end, I think it's good.

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 10-19-2016, 08:49 AM
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I could take or leave the artwork. Would have enjoyed something similar to the new labels he has produced for his revamped soaps, but I think that the labeling and was still executed fantastically. It is extremely difficult to get these jars in Black as a large quantity needs to be procured, and it really ties the whole thing together.

The thought and time put into branding and marketing this soap is evident and welcomed


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 10-19-2016, 03:19 PM
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I like the art...I think it is different. The overall packaging is fantastic. It's clear Will has paid attention to the details.

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 10-22-2016, 03:04 AM
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  • bijou
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I,m a Tim Burton fan (film director sleepy hollowl), art work is unique not run of the mill, a seasonal standout, with a sense of humor. The soap is everything you,d want in a shaving soap. To me this is a super winner.

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 10-22-2016, 05:00 AM
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  • DayMan
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I haven't seen what was used last year, but I kind of like the picture above. It wouldn't make me any more or less likely to buy the soap though.

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 10-23-2016, 07:19 AM
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I'm not a fan of the artwork but the bottom part of the jar is also clearly and elegantly labeled, similar to Meissner. So you could always peel off the top label and mail it to an enemy Wink.

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 10-23-2016, 08:18 AM
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(10-18-2016, 06:32 AM)EricM Wrote: It's more subdued in person. Really great soap. I used it the last 3 days. This morning, my 5 year old girl gave me a hug on the way out to work and said she never wanted to let go because I smell like chocolate. Lol.

Eric


Hi Eric, if you have tried Lavanille you would get the same dark chocolate whiff out of the soap.

I intend to buy a few more soaps from Will and just wanted to be sure if Hallows is anywhere closer to it. Don't want overlapping scents in my soaps.

Please describe the scent a little more in detail, if you could.

Thanks.


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 10-23-2016, 08:38 AM
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  • EricM
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(10-23-2016, 08:18 AM)Jags009 Wrote:
(10-18-2016, 06:32 AM)EricM Wrote: It's more subdued in person.  Really great soap.  I used it the last 3 days.  This morning, my 5 year old girl gave me a hug on the way out to work and said she never wanted to let go because I smell like chocolate.  Lol.

Eric


Hi Eric, if you have tried Lavanille you would get the same dark chocolate whiff out of the soap.

I intend to buy a few more soaps from Will and just wanted to be sure if  Hallows  is anywhere closer to it. Don't want overlapping scents in my soaps.

Please describe the scent a little more in detail, if you could.

Thanks.


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B&M says Hallows contains cocoa, vetiver, cedar, labdanum, oak moss and black pepper.  It's very different from Lavanille.  To me, it's a perfect soap for the fall.  It smells like wet earth, cocoa, and I pick up a little nutmeg (although it's apparently not an ingredient).  LoL.  Definitely different and worth buying.

Eric

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 10-23-2016, 08:43 AM
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Thanks. But can't see the soap on the official site.... Must have gotten over or something.


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