Show us your vintage soaps

SeanC

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Yes, I've heard of those, but I've never seen anyone claim to have one of them or seen any images of them.
I saw a NOS puck of Floris Rose Geranium up on eBay once Buy It Now. Unsurprisingly it was there one minute and gone the next.
 
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Phrank

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The weirdest vintage soap I have, which was unused I guess for 40-60 years, and I unsealed it and had a shave with it and it was superb. Was a very nice, full, deep scented clean and fresh scent, thick creamy lather, somewhat reminiscent of Mitchell's Wool Fat, of Scottish Fine Shaving Soap. Was an easy latherer, and made me feel like a King.

Kingsmen Shaving Soap

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Uncle Bertie

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The weirdest vintage soap I have, which was unused I guess for 40-60 years, and I unsealed it and had a shave with it and it was superb. Was a very nice, full, deep scented clean and fresh scent, thick creamy lather, somewhat reminiscent of Mitchell's Wool Fat, of Scottish Fine Shaving Soap. Was an easy latherer, and made me feel like a King.

Kingsmen Shaving Soap

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Wow! I've never seen that before. I try and research some of my vintage soaps, it's kind of fulfilling when you can find an advert for a product you're using that gives you an exact year of manufacture. This is for the aftershave: http://www.scotchandcigarettes.com/kings-men-toiletries/
 

Optometrist

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My vintage trip was fairly short-lived and only one remains. This soap will never leave my collection, not least as it was gifted to me by a very good Spanish friend.
A wooden bowl of vintage tallow La Toja Manantiales. Not sure exactly of age, but it has to be at least 20 years old.

 

Optometrist

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Some crackers there.

I think Floris had dozens of soaps in the olden days.

I'd give the larger of my ridiculously large testicles for a bowl of Floris Rose Geranium, Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet or the mythical Penhaligon's 'black' soap.
There was a NOS refill of Floris Rose Geranium up for sale on ebay, 2 or 3 weeks ago.
 

Uncle Bertie

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I've just let vintage Dubarry and Yardley soaps get sold to other people on ebay, it helps that I've already got those two but I still feel fairly self controlled.

Whether I can resist bidding on the third soap that is on there is another matter.
 

Geofnay

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I've just let vintage Dubarry and Yardley soaps get sold to other people on ebay, it helps that I've already got those two but I still feel fairly self controlled.

Whether I can resist bidding on the third soap that is on there is another matter.
I let them go too. I was disappointed not to win the Goya Corvette :cry:
 

SeanC

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My current stash....



From left to right / top to bottom:
  • Old Spice - gift set from late 1960's
  • Floris Elite - tallow base produced in their Devon factory - 1980's
  • Figaro P160 - pre 1997 Elberel production
  • Boots - 1980's tallow base reputed to be made by Yardley
  • Gillette Cream - made in England 1995 the year production ceased here
All were acquired in a NOS state for £20 maximum, patience and careful observation of eBay being key
 
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