10-11-2018, 11:14 AM
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Hi does anyone know how Williams mug soap smell and perform?

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 10-11-2018, 11:35 AM
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A topic that springs eternal...and that gets polarized responses.

Some liken the smell to citronella, others to plain old bar soap...others to urinal cakes.

Some get nice creamy lather and swear by its slickness...others say it provides nothing but thin disappearing lather.

Personally, I'm a fan.

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 10-11-2018, 11:38 AM
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(10-11-2018, 11:35 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: A topic that springs eternal...and that gets polarized responses.

Some liken the smell to citronella, others to plain old bar soap...others to urinal cakes.

Some get nice creamy lather and swear by its slickness...others say it provides nothing but thin disappearing lather.

Personally, I'm a fan.

Urinal puck? So it smells like arko?

Huh

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 10-11-2018, 12:48 PM
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(10-11-2018, 11:38 AM)AK47 Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 11:35 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: A topic that springs eternal...and that gets polarized responses.

Some liken the smell to citronella, others to plain old bar soap...others to urinal cakes.

Some get nice creamy lather and swear by its slickness...others say it provides nothing but thin disappearing lather.

Personally, I'm a fan.

Urinal puck? So it smells like arko?

Huh
Absolutely not.

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 10-11-2018, 01:39 PM
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I used a puck as bath soap once. Did decent.

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 10-11-2018, 03:32 PM
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How has this forum dodged this kind of thread for so long??? Wink

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 10-11-2018, 06:35 PM
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I tried it years (er... decades, & definitely pre-Internet) ago in a naive attempt to try wet shaving before I knew anything about wet shaving.  I bought a coffee mug, a cheap straight razor, a cheaper brush, and a puck of Williams.  Its failure wasn't so much the soap as my ignorance and inexperience.

That said, I think Williams (and Bigelow, the rebranded Proraso from Bath & Body Works) are about the only soaps one can purchase these days without using the Internet.

It's cheap, it's readily available, and it [arguably] works so.... in a pinch, I'd use it.   But when so many vastly superior soaps / creams / croaps exist out there, the only reason I would use Williams would be for one of those reasons, cost and/or availability.
 
Otherwise, I'll stick to my CRSWs, B & Ms, Catie's, Mitchell's, TOBS, Tabacs, Prorasos, and all those great soaps others here have lauded that I still have yet to try.

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 10-11-2018, 09:15 PM
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(10-11-2018, 06:35 PM)Niemander Wrote: I tried it years (er... decades, & definitely pre-Internet) ago in a naive attempt to try wet shaving before I knew anything about wet shaving.  I bought a coffee mug, a cheap straight razor, a cheaper brush, and a puck of Williams.  Its failure wasn't so much the soap as my ignorance and inexperience.

That said, I think Williams (and Bigelow, the rebranded Proraso from Bath & Body Works) are about the only soaps one can purchase these days without using the Internet.

It's cheap, it's readily available, and it [arguably] works so.... in a pinch, I'd use it.   But when so many vastly superior soaps / creams / croaps exist out there, the only reason I would use Williams would be for one of those reasons, cost and/or availability.
 
Otherwise, I'll stick to my CRSWs, B & Ms, Catie's, Mitchell's, TOBS, Tabacs, Prorasos, and all those great soaps others here have lauded that I still have yet to try.
How's Mitchells, tabac and proraso?

I've never tried any of these.

Blush

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 10-11-2018, 09:58 PM
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(10-11-2018, 11:35 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: A topic that springs eternal...and that gets polarized responses.

Some liken the smell to citronella, others to plain old bar soap...others to urinal cakes.

Some get nice creamy lather and swear by its slickness...others say it provides nothing but thin disappearing lather.

Personally, I'm a fan.
Absolutely brilliant. This response devoid of emotion is a prophetic summary all that will be typed in the pages upon pages below with a lot of loaded emotions.

Personally I am a fan, I have a master's in lathering it to give me a creamy slick lather like no other soap. It' smells like Citronella initially and then it's just another soapy scent. A marvey rubber shave mug , a good broken in boar brush and a good cheap razor like a fatip or a baili will give a life time of great shaves without breaking the bank.

Unless, like me - who got an email in 2015 from a combe customer rep Tamara; that Williams was going to be discontinued ; panicked and promptly stocked up a 100 or so pucks !

To all who are initiated in to the "brotherhood of Williams latherers" - life has taught them valuable lesson or two about Surender , patience, perseverance, hope and faith in the big W ..

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