06-05-2017, 06:57 PM
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Good news it cleared the first hurdle, passed the sniff test with SWMBO.  Looking forward to giving it a shot.

Oh, got 8 pucks of Haslingers along with it, one of each.  Should be getting the MdC in a few days.  

This place is a bad influence...

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 06-05-2017, 07:03 PM
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Tabac is certainly a classic.  We'll look forward to your comments.

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 06-05-2017, 07:08 PM
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I still love it!!


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 06-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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It rocks quite solidly.  As solid as a pre-chambered Les Paul.

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 06-05-2017, 08:29 PM
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(06-05-2017, 06:57 PM)old school Wrote: Good news it cleared the first hurdle, passed the sniff test with SWMBO.  Looking forward to giving it a shot.

Oh, got 8 pucks of Haslingers along with it, one of each.  Should be getting the MdC in a few days.  

This place is a bad influence...

I'm glad it works for you. It certainly works for me, and my wife. The first time I used it, about four years ago, my wife sniffed it and said, "you should give that to the boys to use!" (The boys are both adults now, and they were then.) So that Christmas, with her insistence, I gave them each some Tabac. I'm now pretty sure she likes it more than they do.

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 06-05-2017, 10:48 PM
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Yup, it's the best out there, at least for performance.

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 06-06-2017, 02:45 AM
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Tabac has become the standard in my den that I compare all other soaps against.  It does everything well.

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 06-06-2017, 03:26 AM
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Post shave it burns my face, so I threw it out. It lathers and shaves well. What doesn't though

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 06-06-2017, 04:59 AM
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(06-06-2017, 03:26 AM)Nero Wrote: Post shave it burns my face, so I threw it out. It lathers and shaves well. What doesn't though
Scared

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 06-06-2017, 05:16 AM
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Tabac soap and aftershave has been pretty much a constant presence when it comes to shaving stuff with me.  Also basic Clubman and Clubman VIBR.  Lots of other things move through but those, a nice brush and Gillette razors seem to be always present.

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 06-06-2017, 06:26 AM
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Its a good performer, scent is tiresome for sure. I am surprised at it being hailed as "top performer" though. There are many, many soaps that easily best Tabac IMO.

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 06-06-2017, 07:00 AM
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(06-06-2017, 04:59 AM)TexBilly Wrote:
(06-06-2017, 03:26 AM)Nero Wrote: Post shave it burns my face, so I threw it out. It lathers and shaves well. What doesn't though
Scared


Smile
Seeeee yaaa!! Hahaha

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 06-06-2017, 07:50 PM
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Wondering if the dichotomy on the scent isn't genetic.  Like some folks just can't eat broccoli or asparagus.  Read an article about this a while back, some veggies are bitter to a select few, they can not get passed the taste because it's genetic.  While to others these greens are staples from the garden.

Ok, I discovered why this soap is a classic, a must have, a never will be without.  Without regard to the advantageous price Tabac easily makes fine, copious, slick lather in my hard well water.  I couldn't help but think this soap was doing serious double duty.  While providing a fine shave it was working hard to protect from abrasion, cuts and weepers.  I know, I know, that's what a soap is suppose to do, but this is the second soap that forced that thought into my head while shaving.  The other was MdC.  I still love my Williams of over 4 decades, so yeah forgive me for being a noob to the breadth and depth of this sport.  Glad there's new things to discover.

Lastly I have oily skin so moisturising soaps leave my face a wreck.  While the after shave feel for me wasn't a good as MdC or Williams, both know for drying, Tabac did not end in a greasy mess I needed to undo.  My face felt surprisingly smooth and comfortable.

Yup this is good stuff.  Glad the boss likes the scent.  BTW she shaved her legs with Haslinger's Schafmilch and a Semogue Badger last night.  A convert!

Sure appreciate you all on this forum and the quality of the discussions.  The search function is a gold mine of information.

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 06-06-2017, 07:57 PM
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Great scent, great lather. Nothing better IMHO. A classic for sure.

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 06-06-2017, 11:41 PM
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(06-06-2017, 07:57 PM)greyhawk Wrote: Great scent, great lather. Nothing better IMHO. A classic for sure.

Two for three there.... It is a classic with a great lather! Wink

(06-05-2017, 06:57 PM)old school Wrote: Oh, got 8 pucks of Haslingers along with it, one of each.  Should be getting the MdC in a few days. 

Haslinger is nearly as great as Tabac for performance. The scents are very mild, the opposite of Tabac which is very ... present.

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 06-09-2017, 08:08 AM
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What non artisan soaps in the same price point can top Tabac?

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 06-09-2017, 08:38 AM
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(06-09-2017, 08:08 AM)carvelo Wrote: What non artisan soaps in the same price point can top Tabac?


None.

Ymmv

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 06-09-2017, 09:53 AM
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In the same price range, Haslinger is the only competitor.

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 06-09-2017, 12:15 PM
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(06-09-2017, 08:08 AM)carvelo Wrote: What non artisan soaps in the same price point can top Tabac?

None can top it, but Haslinger, Arko and MWF (artisan?) come close.

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 06-09-2017, 01:10 PM
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IMO, Speick easily beats Tabac and it's less than half the price.

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