03-13-2021, 04:42 PM
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  • Shaun
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I am trying out my second puck of this fabled, much- vaunted shaving soap, and I am FAR from feeling the love.

I know how to load a brush; the fault is not my technique. Perhaps I have Australian formulations and they are just not any good?

The result is what looks like lather, but this lasts about a minute - at most - before dissipating into a silly grey nonsense. Slick is good, but that’s the only thing going for it.

Anyone else having this experience?

I have to say how very disappointed I am.

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 03-13-2021, 06:11 PM
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Interestingly enough - I’ve never tried old-spice despite my father using that (and only that soap and a/s) for many years. I’ll continue to hold steady Smile

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 03-13-2021, 06:41 PM
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  • Jorvaljr
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Ive have several pucks and i have had good experiences with mine. I have noticed from time to time, my lather does become foamy. I attribute this to my technique. There are times when i prefer to use hard pucks like shave sticks and load my face with soap then face lather. I generally get better results this way.


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 03-14-2021, 03:43 AM
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My pucks of the vintage soap are extraordinary. Right up there with vintage Williams, AoS and Yardley.

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 03-14-2021, 03:48 AM
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  • Shaun
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(03-14-2021, 03:43 AM)primotenore Wrote: My pucks of the vintage soap are extraordinary. Right up there with vintage Williams, AoS and Yardley.

Perhaps you have a better formula. My experience so far has shown me Old Spice is pretty rubbish.

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 03-14-2021, 05:30 AM
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(03-14-2021, 03:48 AM)Shaun Wrote:
(03-14-2021, 03:43 AM)primotenore Wrote: My pucks of the vintage soap are extraordinary. Right up there with vintage Williams, AoS and Yardley.

Perhaps you have a better formula. My experience so far has shown me Old Spice is pretty rubbish.
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 03-14-2021, 05:43 AM
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  • Shaun
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(03-14-2021, 05:30 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(03-14-2021, 03:48 AM)Shaun Wrote:
(03-14-2021, 03:43 AM)primotenore Wrote: My pucks of the vintage soap are extraordinary. Right up there with vintage Williams, AoS and Yardley.

Perhaps you have a better formula. My experience so far has shown me Old Spice is pretty rubbish.
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I’ll post mine tomorrow. Same formula, but different proportions and balance of ingredients. I have no doubt yours is great. Mine is garbage..

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 03-14-2021, 07:33 AM
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Interesting, Shaun. I'll make sure to check out your post.

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 03-14-2021, 07:46 AM
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Could it be just a bad batch?

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 03-14-2021, 01:22 PM
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i did not know it was still available. thought they had stopped making it years ago....

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 03-14-2021, 01:49 PM
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  • Shaun
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(03-14-2021, 01:22 PM)The Saint Wrote: i did not know it was still available. thought they had stopped making it years ago....

They did. WE are all talking about vintage stock. 

This might be my problem: Australian batches.

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 03-17-2021, 04:06 AM
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  • Sully
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I've had a few pucks of Old Spice and I never thought it was a fantastic soap.  It was good, but not great.  Yardley on the other hand was fantastic for me.

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 03-17-2021, 06:30 PM
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I can't speak for all renditions, but I had one puck and it was a bubbly mess. Didn't even bother selling it, straight to the trash.

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 05-13-2021, 05:38 AM
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How does the soap compare with Old Spice cream? I’ve never used the soap, but the cream is a personal favorite. (And underrated, IMO.)

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 05-13-2021, 06:06 AM
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  • chazt
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(03-17-2021, 06:30 PM)Nero Wrote: I can't speak for all renditions, but I had one puck and it was a bubbly mess. Didn't even bother selling it, straight to the trash.

That’s when they get used in the shower Wink

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 05-13-2021, 07:47 AM
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(05-13-2021, 06:06 AM)chazt Wrote:
(03-17-2021, 06:30 PM)Nero Wrote: I can't speak for all renditions, but I had one puck and it was a bubbly mess. Didn't even bother selling it, straight to the trash.

That’s when they get used in the shower Wink
I hear ya, but sometimes I don't want to reminded, haha

It also just smelled like 100-year old soap (musty basement).

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 05-13-2021, 08:09 AM
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  • Jorvaljr
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Ill just throw it out there...

If anyone wants to get rid if their old spice soaps just let me know. Lol Ill be more than happy to take them off your hands.


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 05-14-2021, 04:24 AM
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  • Garb
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I found some Old Spice soap and stored it. Guess I forgot I had it. So, I'll put it to the test once I get my Captain's Scuttle to lather it up. Wish us luck.

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 05-14-2021, 05:31 AM
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  • RyznRio
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Perhaps it's not the Australian formula but the Australian water? Try distilled water before sending the Old Spice to the showers.

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 05-14-2021, 02:51 PM
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  • Shaun
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(05-14-2021, 05:31 AM)RyznRio Wrote: Perhaps it's not the Australian formula but the Australian water? Try distilled water before sending the Old Spice to the showers.

Australian water? Nope. Australia is vast with many different sources of water for different towns and cities. If it were a problem here in Sydney where the water is ‘soft’, the same issue would occur with other soaps.

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