05-02-2019, 09:58 AM
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Well, just out of curiosity I tried shaving with a bar of Floris No. 89 bath soap, which is tallow based also.  I had tried this with Acqua di Parma bath soap but found that it did not lather well.  The Floris soap actually lathered quite well, but the lather was nowhere near as thick and cushioning or as slick as that of the vintage shaving soap and it left my skin quite dry.  Its fragrance was pretty weak.  I can't recommend use of the bath soap for shaving even as a "poor man's" No. 89.

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 05-02-2019, 10:39 AM
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You are a wild man John!



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 05-02-2019, 12:00 PM
  • Sully
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Sometimes it's fun to experiment.  Thanks for taking one for the team!

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 05-02-2019, 06:14 PM
  • Steve56
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Good post, I like your experiment! Superlather it with unscented XPEC, might be fun.

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 05-03-2019, 03:35 PM
  • Shaun
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I am glad you tried this, John. The same thought had occurred to me. Saved me the disappointment!!

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 05-03-2019, 09:28 PM
  • Nero
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The Alvarez Gomez bath soap has tallow in the formula but did not give a good lather, too much on the sudsy side.

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