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Floris No 89, any good?

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by wazza, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    Hello

    Anybody ever used Floris no 89 soap?
    I've always wanted to try it and the wife wants me to suggest xmas presents.
    There doesn't seem to be a great deal of fuss about it online or do I ever see it in SOTD.
    Also is the newly packaged stuff a reformulation?
    Cheers
     
  2. Bigboar

    Bigboar Well-Known Member

    I've had a couple of pucks of Elite, which is a very nice soap indeed, it was reformulated ages ago, about 2010 from tallow to veg.

    I've always wondered why it doesn't get more recognition.
     
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  3. Bigboar

    Bigboar Well-Known Member

    The lather is a little thinner than most, but seriously slick and very easy to whip up.
     
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  4. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    I saw a comment which implied a reformulation but never heard such a thing.
    Was thinking of the puck in a wooden bowl, so thought I'd check peoples opinions.
     
  5. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    I read a post by mantic and he stated the lather started to disapate quickly.
     
  6. Bigboar

    Bigboar Well-Known Member

    When did he review? I remeber getting a 'new' floris and pens fern at around the same time, the pens became bath soap and I finished the puck of floris.

    Still, they could have messed around with it again.
     
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  7. Bigboar

    Bigboar Well-Known Member

    D.R Harris soaps are also really nice and understated, at around the same price point.

    Just don't be tempted by Crabtree and Evelyn, they should be up in front of trading standards for calling that a shave soap!!
     
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  8. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    Haha I've always wanted to give C&E a try too, you've put me off though, thankfully.
    It was from 2015, the article.
     
  9. Bigboar

    Bigboar Well-Known Member

    I got my last puck in 2014, Chad had a bag of seconds from floris so much cheapness!
     
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  10. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    I think I remember him selling those, a couple of different flavours?
     
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  11. R181

    R181 Veteran


    I have never tried C&E soaps myself but have read on other forums that it was recently reformulated again and the new stuff is supposed to be good. The catch being that both versions are still available so it can be a crap shoot as to which version you will get.

    Bob
     
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  12. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    I'll wait a while before giving it a try then or pick it up in a shop. The latter probably wont happen though.
     
  13. bandito

    bandito Senior Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've received a sample today from Shavedash, but I'm yet to use it
     
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  14. wazza

    wazza a dog got personality

    Keep me posted!
     
  15. Grarea

    Grarea Well-Known Member

    I had some of this and it was pretty good.
    (on my list of face stings though)
    I would second the D R Harris though.
    That is staying out at the moment.
     
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