03-31-2017, 05:55 PM
#1
User Info
Picking up on Pepe's thread here: http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=47789 , I got curious.



What's is/are your oldest artisan soaps, and how are they faring now in terms of looks, scent and performance?

11 1,149
Reply
 03-31-2017, 07:09 PM
#2
User Info
I have quite a few pucks of Mystic Water that are more than six years old. They are fractional smaller in size due to the loss of water and they have hardened, substantially. Nevertheless, they still perform and smell, wonderfully.  Shy

82 21,056
Reply
 03-31-2017, 07:18 PM
#3
User Info
(03-31-2017, 07:09 PM)celestino Wrote: I have quite a few pucks of Mystic Water that are more than six years old. They are fractional smaller in size due to the loss of water and they have hardened, substantially. Nevertheless, they still perform and smell, wonderfully.  Shy

Wonderful, Celestino. This answer helps very much. I hope you pardon my barrage of questions.

Do you do something special when using these old pucks? Like bloom them or something to make up for the lost moisture? Or you can load them as usual without issues?

Is there a special way you store them? Do you leave them to dry after use?

11 1,149
Reply
 04-01-2017, 06:15 AM
#4
  • Teddyboy
  • Guilty, with an explanation
  • NYC
User Info
Still using my original pucks of Mike's Natural and the defunct Strop Shoppe tallow formulas.  Still great and still my favorites.  I'm glad I binged on Strop Shoppe prior to their demise.

I  do not do anything to use these, or other older pucks.  This includes my somewhat yellowish Cella.  I do not believe that the looks are important; at worse it is just some slight oxidizing of a bit of fragrance compound or fatty acid present on the surface of the puck.

1 795
Reply
 04-01-2017, 01:05 PM
#5
User Info
(03-31-2017, 07:18 PM)1Geralt Wrote: Wonderful, Celestino. This answer helps very much. I hope you pardon my barrage of questions.

Do you do something special when using these old pucks? Like bloom them or something to make up for the lost moisture? Or you can load them as usual without issues?

Is there a special way you store them? Do you leave them to dry after use?

I do not do anything special when using these older pucks. I just use them. Also, I just store them in their original plastic wrapping in a large plastic bin/container in the bedroom.  Shy

82 21,056
Reply
 04-01-2017, 01:14 PM
#6
User Info
Same storage, I also store mine in the closet in my bedroom after drying it for the night. Smile

Thank you Ted and Celestino, you're insights are highly appreciated. Cheers

11 1,149
Reply
 04-01-2017, 09:26 PM
#7
User Info
 05-17-2017, 02:55 PM
#8
  • JAYDEE
  • Israeli Ambassador
  • Montreal, Canada
User Info
I found a puck of Will G here recently. Does anyone here remember this fine artisan? He passed away quite a while ago but his soaps, well this one anyway were very good. Rich, slick lather and really skin-friendly.

3 2,626
Reply
 05-17-2017, 04:01 PM
#9
  • Nero
  • Ban Groupthink from Earth
  • le montagne
User Info
My oldest artisan product is Spencer & Devon cream in the Spice scent. Superb stuff.

57 2,562
Reply
 05-17-2017, 04:13 PM
#10
  • Steve56
  • Active Member
  • Knoxville, TN
User Info
Strop Shoppe for me, still have a few tubs of it. Good stuff.

Cheers, Steve

7 471
Reply
 05-17-2017, 05:17 PM
#11
User Info
Probably Mike's Natural for me. 


Edit: Just remembered another...

7 1,317
Reply
 05-17-2017, 05:19 PM
#12
User Info
Got in this whole thing not too long ago, for me it's Mike's and a Black Label B&M.

11 968
Reply
 05-17-2017, 05:23 PM
#13
User Info
Mama Bear.

I think Mama Bear's and Mike's were the first two shaving soaps that I didn't buy at a drugstore.

7 1,317
Reply
 05-17-2017, 05:35 PM
#14
User Info
 05-20-2017, 05:50 PM
#15
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
User Info
I have a tub of Straight Razor Design vetiver. It a glycerin base, but still good. Must be seven or eight years old.

57 1,569
Reply
 05-23-2017, 02:34 AM
#16
User Info
My oldest artisan soap: A Nanny's  Silly Soaps "The Spicy One" bought back in February 2011.
Still doing fine Smile

2 5,545
Reply
 05-23-2017, 11:08 AM
#17
User Info
Probably these tallow AoS soaps. Based on some quick Googling it looks like they changed formulas in 2013. That's about when I picked up wet shaving, as fate would have it.

15 1,021
Reply
 05-23-2017, 08:36 PM
#18
User Info
I've got some P160 duro and morbido. Dont know how old it is; but it's old. I have some Klar Kabinette which is what? 3 years old now? I also have a few pucks of WSO which I loved. Saving those for some really rainy days. I also have a few containers of Hardy Shave soaps. Anyone remember him? He made some great soaps!

22 653
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)