12-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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  • Crag
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Anyone try this particular Soap from Cyril R Salter? I love their Sandalwood Cream, but have not tried the soaps.

Any thoughts?

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 12-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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  • bullgoose
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It is a decent soap with a light lavender scent.

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 12-13-2012, 10:24 PM
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  • Teiste
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Its a very good soap.Its scent is like the Truefitt and Hill shaving soap , or the Vulfix/John Lewis/TOBS traditional shaving soap ( Vulfix/TOBS traditional shaving soap ) but I find it better skin care wise than those other soaps.
However , some people have reported not too long ago that it was impossible to get a decent lather from the new ones.I have one which makes tons of lather and I havent try one of those new pucks.

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 12-14-2012, 10:23 AM
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(12-14-2012, 10:19 AM)slackskin Wrote: Sorry, Crag, but I must humbly disagree with both Phil and Teiste - both of whom I respect highly. Perhaps it is YMMV. Perhaps it is old pucks versus new formulations. But I had a puck of Salter a few months ago, and to rate it as mediocre would be the best I could do. It was hard to lather, and the lather quality was nothing to write home about. We have VERY soft water here, which is supposed to be beneficial for lather; I wonder imagine it would be worse in harder water.

FWIW, I find D R Harris lather to be the absolute best. Plus it is less expensive than several other soaps. And when a company has been around for 223 years, you know they must be doing something right!

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 12-14-2012, 11:35 AM
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  • Teiste
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It seems that the new pucks of this soap arent good enough , but we can say the same about many new made in UK shaving soaps...

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 12-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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That's interesting for sure...I bought one in the wood bowl from the Vintage section on Etsy, so maybe that one will be old formulation.. I'll let you all know.

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 12-14-2012, 02:03 PM
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(12-14-2012, 12:23 PM)Crag Wrote: That's interesting for sure...I bought one in the wood bowl from the Vintage section on Etsy, so maybe that one will be old formulation.. I'll let you all know.

I hope you got one of the old ones , since the new ones seems to be very poor performers...

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 12-14-2012, 02:21 PM
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(12-14-2012, 02:03 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-14-2012, 12:23 PM)Crag Wrote: That's interesting for sure...I bought one in the wood bowl from the Vintage section on Etsy, so maybe that one will be old formulation.. I'll let you all know.

I hope you got one of the old ones , since the new ones seems to be very poor performers...

I'm hoping, but sometimes people say that an item is Vintage only to find out it only LOOKS vintage...sometimes an honest mistake...

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 12-14-2012, 06:55 PM
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Ahh,it was a good idea perhaps but not worth the risk of getting a non-performing cake.

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 12-14-2012, 10:00 PM
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I bought it more for the bowl, since the seller had it listed for $8 plus $2 shipping, so even if the soap is bad at least I get the bowl for somthing else.

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 12-14-2012, 10:10 PM
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(12-14-2012, 10:00 PM)Crag Wrote: I bought it more for the bowl, since the seller had it listed for $8 plus $2 shipping, so even if the soap is bad at least I get the bowl for somthing else.

Matt , let us know if the soap works for you : if it does , maybe Ill order some more , since I do like it a lot.

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