Soaps that have disappointed

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Wayne, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Have you bought anything that simply has disappointed you recently?
    I bought an Oatcake recently and as usual with me I thought it was fab on first use then realised that it was not only a tiny tin it was also half full and really expensive for the quantity supplied. Contents good, value disappointing.
     
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  2. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus TSR reject

    T&S Boreal, scent is bland and not very nice.
    For the bin when I remember
     
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  3. RandySp

    RandySp ATG Official Member

    Location:
    Greece

    My thoughts exactly sir Wayne. That's what I wrote in the thread where you wrote also your review.
     
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  4. RandySp

    RandySp ATG Official Member

    Location:
    Greece
    DR Harris Windsor. 13,50 euros for no good lather, no special scent and the slickness was not there for me.
     
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  5. les24preludes

    les24preludes Senior Member

    L'Occitane Cade
    TOBS Jermyn St
    DG Trismegistus
    T&S West Indies
    T&S Sicily

    I've long ago got over my disappointment with Tabac, Proraso and Cella which I only bought at the very beginning because in my ignorance I trusted other people's opinions about them. Now I just avoid them like the plague because I know better.
     
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  6. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson The Other James

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Not recently but there have been a few disappointments over the years yes...

    D.R. Harris - I found the performance just OK and the scents remarkably poor, these get so much praise I had unrealistic expectations.
    P&B - Back when they were young! Enjoyed the performance but that cat pee stink was rank.
    Geo. F. Trumper - Performance so bad it wasn't even any good as a hand soap.
    Myrsol - As above, unfit for purpose.
    Razorock XXX - Expected AdP Colonia scent, got yeasty bread... Awful.
    Razorock Emperor - Expected Aventus scent, got some watered down pineapple... Awful.
     
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  7. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I totally agree with the P&B I got Sanskrit God it stank of urine
     
  8. Sid James

    Sid James ...

    pretty much all of them
     
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  9. jeepie

    jeepie Guru

    Really struggled to lather p&b Baskerville (binned) and Whitechapel... possibly will PiF if anyone wants to try it. They smell fantastic both.(I should say not had any trouble with others from the p&b house)


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  10. RandySp

    RandySp ATG Official Member

    Location:
    Greece
    I want also to add that when a new artisan soap maker comes to business with a new soap like Oatcake, in my opinion should satisfy initially the eye and the appetite of the customer.

    When you get a 80gr soap in a tin with a diameter even smaller that WSP soaps, you won't get any praise for this.

    As for the P&B Sanskrit mine smelled cat piss too and I did a home cure for 2 weeks. Still the scent is strong but not unpleasant so I'm ok. Performance top class.
     
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  11. alwinvrm

    alwinvrm Über Member

    Location:
    The Hague
    Apparently I am immune to catpiss scents and I find P&B one of my better performing soaps :)
     
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  12. bambrit

    bambrit Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Canaduh
    I got a couple:
    • TOBS shaving cream that only had 90g of product, instead of 150g as stated on tub. Informed the company and no response. Great product but no one likes being cheated by a company.
    • DR Harris-Arlington. Heard great things but its just not working for me. Powder dry lather with woody forest, citrus and spice scent. I imagine popular with the old timer crowd. Couldn't figure out how to get good lather. Nice wooden bowl though.
    • Williams Mug Soap. a bath soap in disguise that fools no one.
     
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  13. RandySp

    RandySp ATG Official Member

    Location:
    Greece

    Did you try the 50% wet brush method?
     
  14. R181

    R181 Grumpy old man

    Always interesting to see the soaps/creams that are mentioned as being crap in a thread like this. As always there are some that I agree with mentioned but also some mentioned as crap that I have found to very good for me. You pays yer money and you takes yer chances as far as shaving soaps/creams go, reviews be damned.

    Bob
     
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  15. Nav

    Nav Veteran

    Surprised to see DRHarris mentioned a few times. I have 4 scents and a double up of Windsor in my travel kit. The scents and performance are both wonderful for me.
     
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