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Show us your vintage soaps

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Uncle Bertie, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC Legendary Member

    SE London
    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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  2. Phrank

    Phrank Legendary Member

    Ontario, Canada
    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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  3. Uncle Bertie

    Uncle Bertie Legendary Member

    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/
  4. Optometrist

    Optometrist Forum GOD!

    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.

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  5. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Halifax, UK
    First shave with my newly acquired Culmak ...


    ... which is as expected. While it's not brimming with unobtainium it does have a fair does. Thick, strong lather and a milkiness to the washoff. Lovely!
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  6. Optometrist

    Optometrist Forum GOD!

    There was a NOS refill of Floris Rose Geranium up for sale on ebay, 2 or 3 weeks ago.
  7. Uncle Bertie

    Uncle Bertie Legendary Member

    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.
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  8. Geofnay

    Geofnay Veteran

    I let them go too. I was disappointed not to win the Goya Corvette :cry:
  9. Uncle Bertie

    Uncle Bertie Legendary Member

    I feel your pain, some of these soaps come up so rarely that to miss out is really frustrating.
  10. bakerbarber

    bakerbarber Guru

    I'm still waiting for John's review of the Houbigant Fougere Royale.