07-15-2018, 12:49 PM
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Hello everyone

I would very much appreciate your thoughts on my predicament. When o open my tin of RF, the scent is great-good start!!

So, I lace the surface with warm water to bloom it for a few minutes, getting the brush watered at the same time. Then I empty out the surplus water from tin and brush, and I whip up a nice rich lather, or at least I try to. Something does come up, but it is not the rich lather I'm used to, it's rather weak and thin. This is the third attempt, with as little water as possible, just in case the weakness is from too much water.
Am I doing something wrong? Ironically, paired with my Rx I got a great BBS shave, but was I just lucky?

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 07-15-2018, 12:57 PM
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The ASW Royal Fougere does not need to be bloomed.  I suspect the culprit is too much water from the blooming and somewhere along the lathering process.  This soap produces a thick, rich, creamy, stable lather.  Eliminate the blooming and reduce the water when creating the lather, and you'll get there.

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 07-15-2018, 01:03 PM
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I agree that is is too much water.  Do you own any shaving soap by wet shave products?  I love that soap btw.  Great scent.

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 07-15-2018, 01:37 PM
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(07-15-2018, 01:03 PM)asiliski Wrote: I agree that is is too much water.  Do you own any shaving soap by wet shave products?  I love that soap btw.  Great scent.
Thank you both. It does certainly look like too much water, so I will certainly give your advice a go next time.

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 07-15-2018, 01:38 PM
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I will also try that with my LPL Rose soap, which seems to be suffering in the same way.

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 07-15-2018, 01:41 PM
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Clearly, the SV technique does not apply across the board. It is not a tallow soap, and maybe therein lies the difference in technique.

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 07-15-2018, 05:42 PM
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My advice would be to load more soap. Using a bit of water up front shouldn't be an issue as long as you load long enough to get an effective soap to water ratio.

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 07-15-2018, 08:07 PM
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I would advise against "blooming" a soft soap.

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 07-17-2018, 04:40 PM
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(07-15-2018, 08:07 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I would advise against "blooming" a soft soap.

And there you go......exactly what I would have posted

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