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Imperial leather bath soap

Postby Mr.Max » Sun May 04, 2014 12:40 pm

I decided to order some of this soap. For those of you who use it, do you find the scent to interfere with your cologne?
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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun May 04, 2014 1:58 pm

Not at all, although the scent isn't what it used to be.

I have to confess that my maternal grandmother was closely related to the family owned firm, and she (and my mother) could write and ask for a gross of soaps whenever they needed. So whilst you might take me as being biased, my assessment of the current product is rather meh.

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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby bernards66 » Sun May 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Matt, I agree with Chris all down the line. Even since I've been aware of it, the scent is not quite what it was, although I like it a good deal. To me, it smells quite a bit like the Trumpers Almond hard shave soap really...or the old Woodbury. Unfortunately, like almost all the others, Imperial Leather bath soap is now also palm oil based and so it really doesn't work for my skin over the long haul. But that's just me. I also never worry about the scent of bath soaps 'clashing' with my cologne; even really potently scented soaps like the old Hammam Bouquet never have. The scent left on the skin isn't strong enough, nor does it last long enough, to pose any problem vis a vis any cologne I might wear. At least that's been my experience.
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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby Mr.Max » Mon May 05, 2014 12:00 am

Ok, thanks. I never used it before, but I will let you guys know how I like it.
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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby brothers » Mon May 05, 2014 4:40 am

Matt, my response would be just as those above. I've found Imperial Leather soap on the shelves at my local India grocery market, I think it comes in a 4 pack.
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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby jww » Mon May 05, 2014 6:24 am

I have no issues with the palm-based soaps, and find IL still a very good soap -- we have been nursing what was at least a couple of years supply for the past 7 years since our last trip to the UK as it happens -- where have always stocked up at the local market in Bury, Lancs. Down to a few cakes now and it's still one of my favourite soaps along with MWF bath, and Swedish Dream Sea Salt.

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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby malocchio » Mon May 05, 2014 10:26 am

I sadly agree,the scent is watered down to cut costs now.I have had the original bars manufactured in Thailand,Tanzania and the UK,and over the past 5 years the scent has really been diluted.
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Re: Imperial leather bath soap

Postby Rufus » Thu May 08, 2014 2:34 pm

Cussons Imperial Leather is SWMBO's and my go-to soap. We pick up a few packages whenever we're in England at the Pound Store; it's £1 for a pack of 3 bars, used to be 4 bars. SWMBO and I are making our annual pilgrimage to the family-seat in England next month so we'll be replenishing our supply.
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