08-27-2012, 05:40 PM
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So I'm 2 shaves in with Lothantique Le Collectionneur and already I know all that I need to know.

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It's not mediocre. It's not disappointing. It's not bad. It is TERRIBLE.
It is completely worthless. Most handsoaps would outperform it.
Even as a handsoap it would probably fail; any lather disappears within 30 seconds.
It lathers and foams like crazy but the lather is HIGHLY unstable (collapses), thin and airy and there's way to many bubbles.
It did have good reports some time ago and I bought it based and that.
I SUSPECT A REFORMULATION.
A lot of the very positive reviews are a bit older, most of the newer reviews are very negative. Something must have been going on.
Somewhere along the line things went horribly, horribly wrong..

AVOID AT ALL COSTS !


Ingredients: Sodium stearate, Pottasium stearate, Aqua, Pottasium cocoate, Sodium palmate, Sodium palm kernelate, Parfum, Glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii, Sodium chloride, Sodium hydroxide, Palm acid, Palm kernel acid, Helianthus annuus seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, CI 77891, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclonehexene carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalcol.

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 08-27-2012, 05:57 PM
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  • Sully
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  • Cedar Park, Texas
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I have a worse opinion of this soap than you do. This soap sucked as a bath soap as well. The scent is wonderful, and that's the only positive thing I can say about this soap.

I have read reports that their is another Lothantique shaving soap that isn't terrible.

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 08-27-2012, 06:02 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Thanks for the review! Somehow I prefer to read bad reviews, it makes me NOT want to buy it Biggrin

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 08-27-2012, 06:03 PM
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  • Teiste
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Stay away from that soap,gents : the lather is simply not there! It smells great but no lather at all! It dissapears in a manner of seconds.

Im afraid that the Durance L'Homme shaving soap is the same.However,the ones I tried was good,but the new ones,the same than the L'othantique...terrible...

Thanks for the review and warning , el-a-menthol.

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 08-27-2012, 06:13 PM
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  • Sully
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  • Cedar Park, Texas
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(08-27-2012, 06:02 PM)beartrap Wrote: Thanks for the review! Somehow I prefer to read bad reviews, it makes me NOT want to buy it Biggrin

I actually like to read bad reviews too. I get tired of the "flavor of the week reviews" full of positive wonderful things.

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 08-27-2012, 06:27 PM
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No problems folks, glad I can share. Those dollars can be put into quality gear.

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 08-27-2012, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the honest review.

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 08-29-2012, 07:53 AM
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  • ben74
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Good to know, one to avoid...

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 08-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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(08-29-2012, 07:53 AM)ben74 Wrote: Good to know, one to avoid...

Two to avoid : L'othantique and Durance L'Homme.

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 08-30-2012, 04:12 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Thanks for the review. An honest opinion is always welcome.

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 09-04-2012, 09:00 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Your review reminded me of Caswell-Massey shaving soap. Great scent but totally unstable lather.

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 09-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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XXXXXXXXX there, that's me marking it off of my list of soaps to try.

Thanks

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