Poll: Which B&M Formula do you prefer
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Glissant
59.26% of votes
Pre-Glissant/White tub
25.93% of votes
No preference either way
14.81% of votes
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 09-25-2017, 12:28 PM
#1
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On and off for the last few week I have been alternating between the non-glissant (or white tub? formula) and while the glissant is good there is just something about the non-glissant formula that I prefer. Until recently I never gave it much thought I just shaved, enjoyed using B&M soap, and went on about my day. But during my shave this past saturday it got me wondering about other peoples thoughts on the new formula. 

What's your preference?

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 09-25-2017, 12:32 PM
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  • NJDJ
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Since the old non glissant isn't available, having it in the poll doesn't seem to have much meaning. You should change the poll to Glissant vs Reserve.  My vote would be Glissant.

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 09-25-2017, 12:45 PM
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First Glissant with almond oil was very nice. I don't know whether I prefer new glissant more or Latha.

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 09-25-2017, 01:04 PM
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I like the old formula soap. Performance I think the new soap is great I just remember the old soap being really thirsty and a lot of fun face lathering. I’m not much of a guy to judge post shave as I have post shave products I use , I judge a soap basically on slickness. It’s my opinion that a thin layer of slick soap is all that is needed for a sharp blade and a light hand to perform. Both of these soaps are very slick.

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 09-25-2017, 01:56 PM
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  • evnpar
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The "old formula" isn't the one in white tubs. The original soaps were in small metal tubs, and were very good performing soaps.

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 09-25-2017, 02:08 PM
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  • Nero
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I have used the White tub, the Latha, and Reserve.

Reserve is my fave.

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 09-25-2017, 03:25 PM
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(09-25-2017, 01:56 PM)evnpar Wrote: The "old formula" isn't the one in white tubs. The original soaps were in small metal tubs, and were very good performing soaps.

This is exactly right.

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 09-25-2017, 05:12 PM
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I much prefer the white label [tub] formula to the Glissant and Reserve. I've found Glissant is too soft and I go through it WAY faster than the older white label formula.

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 09-25-2017, 07:51 PM
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  • chazt
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(09-25-2017, 05:12 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I much prefer the white label [tub] formula to the Glissant and Reserve. I've found Glissant is too soft and I go through it WAY faster than the older white label formula.

This is true. The white label tubs seem to last longer than the newer formulas. I don't mind either way. It's all good soap.

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 10-06-2017, 01:12 PM
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(09-25-2017, 07:51 PM)chazt Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 05:12 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I much prefer the white label [tub] formula to the Glissant and Reserve. I've found Glissant is too soft and I go through it WAY faster than the older white label formula.

This is true. The white label tubs seem to last longer than the newer formulas. I don't mind either way. It's all good soap.
The cynic in me wonders if this is intentional. The "budget" Latha loads like a croap or cream (3+ grams per shave) compared to under 2g for the white label, which offsets the up front savings. I haven't tried my Glissant yet.

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 10-07-2017, 05:26 AM
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(10-06-2017, 01:12 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 07:51 PM)chazt Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 05:12 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I much prefer the white label [tub] formula to the Glissant and Reserve. I've found Glissant is too soft and I go through it WAY faster than the older white label formula.

This is true. The white label tubs seem to last longer than the newer formulas. I don't mind either way. It's all good soap.
The cynic in me wonders if this is intentional. The "budget" Latha loads like a croap or cream (3+ grams per shave) compared to under 2g for the white label, which offsets the up front savings. I haven't tried my Glissant yet.


I have the same experience with the Glissant, used up 2 tubs of Arctique last summer, same thing with the Latha, a tub would last a month or so.  I have used the Lavender Reserve once and it seems like a soft soap too.  The white label formula does seem to last longer.

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 10-08-2017, 10:55 PM
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Tonight was my first use of B&M L/L/CW, which is my first use of the Glissant base.

The scent is great, the lime comes out a little bit in the lathering but is still subtle. My wife "only" smells the lavender which I find interesting. As for the shave, it was a really good one. The soap itself foams up way more than the original white tub formula during the protolather stage. Made a mess, most of which I salvaged and put on my face. I only managed to load enough for two passes, but they were very good passes. It didn't seem to need as much water either. Frankly, it reminded me of Latha. Now, that's one of my favorite soaps, but is $10 for 4oz if you don't want as complex a scent.

I'm not sure if I prefer the classic base or not, but I guess it's a moot point since they don't sell it any more.

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 10-09-2017, 03:35 AM
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Please add Poll Option - "No Bowel & Movement Products For Me!"

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 10-09-2017, 05:35 AM
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I agree that Reserve, Latha and Glissant were softer than the original black lid soaps and white tub soaps of the past.  But, it's been a while since I used my older Glissant and Latha and when I use them now they are every bit as hard as the old black lid soaps and white tub soaps.  Reserve tubs are obviously still on the softer side, but I bet by next years they'll also be harder in consistency.  All of the formulas perform very nicely, but I prefer Glissant and Reserve.

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 10-09-2017, 06:41 AM
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(09-25-2017, 03:25 PM)ultra~nova Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 01:56 PM)evnpar Wrote: The "old formula" isn't the one in white tubs. The original soaps were in small metal tubs, and were very good performing soaps.

This is exactly right.

Not exactly, the originals came without any container at all, they came wrapped in wax paper.  I remember Will sending me separate tins for Solstice and Cheshire as I had ordered them right before he began offering soaps in tins. My Ferox (what little I have left) is still in one of my own tins as this early Spring 2013 release predated the tins.

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 10-10-2017, 03:47 PM
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(10-09-2017, 06:41 AM)Pomfretsteve Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 03:25 PM)ultra~nova Wrote:
(09-25-2017, 01:56 PM)evnpar Wrote: The "old formula" isn't the one in white tubs. The original soaps were in small metal tubs, and were very good performing soaps.

This is exactly right.

Not exactly, the originals came without any container at all, they came wrapped in wax paper.  I remember Will sending me separate tins for Solstice and Cheshire as I had ordered them right before he began offering soaps in tins. My Ferox (what little I have left) is still in one of my own tins as this early Spring 2013 release predated the tins.
I remember when samples came right from Will, and for the price of one puck you got six pie slices of the six scents (or was it 8 of 8?), wrapped in wax paper. Once Maggards took over samples, they had to add their middle man overhead and nearly double the price of a sample while shrinking the size.

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 10-10-2017, 04:12 PM
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The sample pack is how I purchased my first order with them as well , I do remember the wax paper with the red and white mustache labels.

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 10-10-2017, 05:46 PM
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None, IMO.
I’m so tired of this BM crap being overhyped.
Truly a BM.
Rant over.

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 10-10-2017, 06:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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BM is so overhyped; I’m truly perplexed.
Objectively speaking, this soap brand is no better or worse than other artisan brands.
I’m truly tired of incessant threads and posts, here and elsewhere, proliferating about Will as if he’s some sort of genius.
Reality check.
I find it amusing that a self proclaimed scent designer, with no credible training so to speak, has the balls to discredit reputable icons such as Creed.
People who follow such fellows are fools or lemmings, in my opinion.
Once again, rant over.

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 10-10-2017, 07:28 PM
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(10-10-2017, 05:46 PM)Agravic Wrote: None, IMO.
I’m so tired of this BM crap being overhyped.
Truly a BM.
Rant over.

You’ve made your opinion well known on nearly every thread of artisans and vendors you don’t like. Give it a rest. It’s beneath you. Just don’t read the threads.

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