06-06-2020, 09:54 AM
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  • Nero
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I think I might have just received the last puck of No. 88 available in the USA.

A week or so I asked Czech & Speake if their shave soaps were discontinued and I received this response:

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Dear Matt,

Thank you for your email.

Our current stock of soaps was made by Valobra in Italy.  They have not ceased trading so we are looking for a new manufacturer who will produce the soap using the same formula.

We still have stock of most of the soaps and these can be found online.

Kind regards,
Christopher

Christopher Dunn
CZECH & SPEAKE
Tel:  +44 (0)20-8983-7400
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Only time will tell if they find a new manufacturer, but we all know it won't be the SAME even if they use the same ingredients list.[Image: 0d64fb7b7f2f515a813e94a347b655cb.jpg]

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 06-06-2020, 09:55 AM
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Btw, when he said "They have NOT ceased trading"...he meant "They have NOW ceased trading."

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 06-06-2020, 11:23 AM
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Sad Yawn sad day

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 06-06-2020, 11:34 AM
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Would you please try and describe the scent of 88?

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 06-06-2020, 11:39 AM
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  • ChiefBroom
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I hate when this happens!

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 06-06-2020, 11:41 AM
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  • ChiefBroom
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(06-06-2020, 11:34 AM)apogee. Wrote: Would you please try and describe the scent of 88?

Gone

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 06-06-2020, 11:46 AM
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(06-06-2020, 11:34 AM)apogee. Wrote: Would you please try and describe the scent of 88?
The easy way to describe it is a humid, dirty rose.

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 06-06-2020, 11:56 AM
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(06-06-2020, 11:46 AM)Nero Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 11:34 AM)apogee. Wrote: Would you please try and describe the scent of 88?

The easy way to describe it is a humid, dirty rose.

That's interesting. I never would have come up with that (which isn't to say I disagree; it just doesn't register for me).

I'd say floral, but muted (not powdery or overbearing) with a bit of something else I can't come up with a good word for -- damp earth/wood.

I can't describe scents.

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 06-06-2020, 12:01 PM
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(06-06-2020, 11:56 AM)ChiefBroom Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 11:46 AM)Nero Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 11:34 AM)apogee. Wrote: Would you please try and describe the scent of 88?

The easy way to describe it is a humid, dirty rose.

That's interesting. I never would have come up with that (which isn't to say I disagree; it just doesn't register for me).

I'd say floral, but muted (not powdery or overbearing) with a bit of something else I can't come up with a good word for -- damp earth/wood.

I can't describe scents.
I think you did just fine and I agree with your description as well Smile

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 06-06-2020, 12:21 PM
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  • ChiefBroom
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(06-06-2020, 12:01 PM)Nero Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 11:56 AM)ChiefBroom Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 11:46 AM)Nero Wrote: The easy way to describe it is a humid, dirty rose.

That's interesting. I never would have come up with that (which isn't to say I disagree; it just doesn't register for me).

I'd say floral, but muted (not powdery or overbearing) with a bit of something else I can't come up with a good word for -- damp earth/wood.

I can't describe scents.
I think you did just fine and I agree with your description as well Smile

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Do you think it might be just slightly musty? I wouldn't say there's any hint of decay (at least not in an unpleasant sense), but it smells "old" to me. Like a garden version of an library full of old books.

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 06-06-2020, 12:23 PM
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Yes, I get that... it's interesting, sometimes it has an old/dusty but to it and other times a brightness comes out... that's the bergamot.

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 06-06-2020, 12:32 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I reported this in my vendor thread 8 days ago. I do still have some of the smaller 88 travel soaps but, the 90g refills are gone for good.

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 06-06-2020, 12:41 PM
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Well, I had seen the earlier reports of its extinction, but as of just now the 90g bars are showing on the C&S website as available .. unless they just haven't updated their out of stock notices

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 06-06-2020, 12:44 PM
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(06-06-2020, 12:41 PM)garyg Wrote: Well, I had seen the earlier reports of its extinction, but as of just now the 90g bars are showing on the C&S website as available .. unless they just haven't updated their out of stock notices
Those are shipped from UK, and there's a flat rate shipping of £75.

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 06-06-2020, 01:51 PM
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(06-06-2020, 12:41 PM)garyg Wrote: Well, I had seen the earlier reports of its extinction, but as of just now the 90g bars are showing on the C&S website as available .. unless they just haven't updated their out of stock notices

They were supposedly out of the 88 soaps when I placed my early May order.

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 06-06-2020, 02:00 PM
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All their soaps readily available on their own website.  Not sure if you put them in the cart and check out that you'll actually get them or get an email saying they aren't available.

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 06-06-2020, 02:02 PM
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Only downside is flat rate shipping is 75 pounds.

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 06-06-2020, 02:05 PM
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Also available from their US website for $35(just the puck) and $5 shipping.

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 06-06-2020, 03:03 PM
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(06-06-2020, 02:05 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Also available from their US website for $35(just the puck) and $5 shipping.

I just tried to order the 88 from the USA website.
When you go to checkout and place the order,
you are informed that 88 is out of stock.

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 06-06-2020, 04:10 PM
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(06-06-2020, 03:03 PM)YokohamaGaijin Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 02:05 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Also available from their US website for $35(just the puck) and $5 shipping.

I just tried to order the 88 from the USA website.
When you go to checkout and place the order,
you are informed that 88 is out of stock.


Ah! that explains it.

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