09-20-2017, 06:40 PM
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What are everyone's thoughts on these soaps. Their packaging and other marketing is quite appealing to me. Many of their soaps are sold out which is a good sign but also a bummer/bad sign in some ways. 

I am interested in a broad discussion of their scents and performance in any range of detail. Also interested in guidance of release times, stock refreshes, and stores that carry their products.

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 09-20-2017, 06:45 PM
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 09-20-2017, 08:52 PM
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I have two soaps "in the mail" now.  Hopefully pictures, performance comments, and if ragweed season ends some comments on the scent soon.

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 09-20-2017, 09:27 PM
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I have P&B Albion, and like the scent. The performance is good, although I can't say it lives up to Haslinger.

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 09-21-2017, 02:32 AM
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(09-20-2017, 09:27 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I have P&B Albion, and like the scent. The performance is good, although I can't say it lives up to Haslinger.


This.

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 09-21-2017, 02:50 AM
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I try one of this soaps and personally dont like the scent, but this is me.

when I tested the soap, I had some allergy and so I was not happy to try another one of the same craftsman, at least for now.

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 09-21-2017, 03:10 AM
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I bought three of their soaps once. The scents were pretty much terrible and I found the performance to be sub par at best. I passed them on and will steer clear form now on.

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 09-21-2017, 05:43 AM
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I've found them to lather and perform nicely, but I haven't been enamored by the scents.


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 09-21-2017, 05:51 AM
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IMO P&B performs nicely and while in general I was not crazy about their overall scent strategy,  there are some scents that I even have backups for - Spitfire and Citra Royale. Just ordered their new Oberon.

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 09-21-2017, 05:59 AM
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The soap holds plenty of water and is slick n thick. It can hold its own against all of the soaps I use (Eufros, Nuavia, Mike's, B&M). I really love Spitfire and Imperial Rum reminds me of Kramperts and the sample I have of Pall Mall is nice too. Star Noir, Albion and Sanskirt were not my cup of tea

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 09-21-2017, 07:20 PM
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I ordered Spitfire and Imperial Rum. I was really interested in the Spitfire because the scent description sounded like something I would like. It did not disappoint. I wasn’t getting my hopes up on the Imperial Rum, as I have tried several other Bay Rum scented soaps, and really disliked everything I was trying (notably B&M). I loved Imperial Rum as soon as I opened it and smelled it. The only other Bay Rum scented soap I found that I like is CRSW.

Performance is nice and is very forgiving of adding water (it’s hard to add to much water).

I ended up ordering Oberon and Obsidian and they are in the mail.

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 09-21-2017, 08:39 PM
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Its good soap. I mostly use unscented soaps and cremes so I can't comment on that.

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 09-22-2017, 02:07 AM
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One of the best performing soaps for me. I like the scents but they are not strong and tend to fade, so some of the scented P&B soaps I purchased are practically unscented now. I tend not to use them as much as I would if they held their scent better. Baskerville, for instance, was one of my favorite overall soaps when I first got it -- the scent was mild but definitely present and it was right up my alley. Now, I don't smell it at all.

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 09-22-2017, 07:34 PM
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(09-20-2017, 08:52 PM)SCOV Wrote: I have two soaps "in the mail" now.  Hopefully pictures, performance comments, and if ragweed season ends some comments on the scent soon.

Really looking forward to your thoughts! The name Albion really interests me. I am sure the name is rooted in the real life location, but it strongly reminds me of the area in Fable 1 on Xbox, which brings back very strong positive memories. (Just an aside)

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 09-22-2017, 07:36 PM
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(09-21-2017, 02:50 AM)Bninho Wrote: I try one of this soaps and personally dont like the scent, but this is me.

when I tested the soap, I had some allergy and so I was not happy to try another one of the same craftsman, at least for now.

That's a bummer you had a bad reaction. Best of luck to ya!

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 09-22-2017, 07:38 PM
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(09-21-2017, 05:43 AM)merkur man Wrote: I've found them to lather and perform nicely, but I haven't been enamored by the scents.


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Intersting, which scents were you able to try?

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 09-22-2017, 07:40 PM
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(09-22-2017, 02:07 AM)UngerWoo Wrote: One of the best performing soaps for me. I like the scents but they are not strong and tend to fade, so some of the scented P&B soaps I purchased are practically unscented now. I tend not to use them as much as I would if they held their scent better. Baskerville, for instance, was one of my favorite overall soaps when I first got it -- the scent was mild but definitely present and it was right up my alley. Now, I don't smell it at all.
This is a very intriguing insight. When did you acquire these soaps?

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 09-22-2017, 08:10 PM
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I have Spitfire and love pretty much everything about it. Be sure to bloom the soap before use and it'll treat you well.

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 09-22-2017, 08:23 PM
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Excellent soap, but the scents were not to my liking.

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 09-23-2017, 05:38 AM
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(09-22-2017, 08:23 PM)celestino Wrote: Excellent soap, but the scents were not to my liking.

Same here, of the ones I have, they all have an ammonia like scent lurking underneath that I could not eliminate even by leaving the cover off for weeks

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