Coate's Convert

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Coate's Convert

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After three or four years of hearing Gordon and others sing the praises of the Coate's line of creams I succumbed to the temptation and took advantage of the Knox Cigar sale two months back and purchased a pot of Limes and Tea Tree. I know that Gordon had recommended the Limes to me on a couple of occasions so I had to try it for myself and I like it!

However the Tea Tree has become my favorite among all my creams that include or have included the entire Taylor line. After using the Tea Tree twice I contacted Knox to grab a couple more pots only to be informed that I had received one of the last few they had in stock.

The Tea Tree scent seems to get little or no recognition but I like it very much and am in the market for any shaving product in that scent.
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May we remind you of the follies of falling in love with a product that has such a limited supply and the possibility of not coming back on the market for a long long time?

Ask poor Bob about his new love of old formula Harris Aftershave Milk.
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I do enjoy Coate's Tea Tree. I bought several from Knox at the closeout price. The dehydrated stuff works just like soap. Fantastic!
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I was quite surprised to find that my pot of Tea Tree was in excellent condition and not at all dried out.
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Ahh, Richard, you're quite right. I'm now desperately buying up any bottles of the old formula Harris milk I can find. I also bought three pots of the Coates lime shave cream from Knox.

What's next? Perhaps I can find one cake of some obscure shave soap from the 1880s on eBay, and get hooked on that.

Gordon, how do you live with all this guilt?
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Richard, Don't say that for the love of God. You know it's coming back. While in town today I could smell boxes and boxes of the Coates in that airplane 37,000 feet up passing OVER Bolton and landing in an airstrip near my small village.

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Yep, the Tea Tree is probably my favourite cream and I snagged 7 tubs of it a while back. :D It's worth the effort of rehydrating it. It's already dry, so a couple more years in the house won't hurt it. :lol:
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Nitrox wrote:Yep, the Tea Tree is probably my favourite cream and I snagged 7 tubs of it a while back. :D It's worth the effort of rehydrating it. It's already dry, so a couple more years in the house won't hurt it. :lol:
Seven tubs! Wow.... That is a worse affliction than my stock of 5 Kent soaps.
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rustyblade wrote:
Nitrox wrote:Yep, the Tea Tree is probably my favourite cream and I snagged 7 tubs of it a while back. :D It's worth the effort of rehydrating it. It's already dry, so a couple more years in the house won't hurt it. :lol:
Seven tubs! Wow.... That is a worse affliction than my stock of 5 Kent soaps.
I'm afraid my SCAD is worse than my SBAD. I have multiple tubs of other creams too. :lol: :oops:
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rustyblade wrote:
Nitrox wrote:Yep, the Tea Tree is probably my favourite cream and I snagged 7 tubs of it a while back. :D It's worth the effort of rehydrating it. It's already dry, so a couple more years in the house won't hurt it. :lol:
Seven tubs! Wow.... That is a worse affliction than my stock of 5 Kent soaps.
Richard after hearing you rave about these and seeing them in your SOTD, where's the best place to get them? Directly from Kent?
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texasPI wrote:
rustyblade wrote:
Nitrox wrote:Yep, the Tea Tree is probably my favourite cream and I snagged 7 tubs of it a while back. :D It's worth the effort of rehydrating it. It's already dry, so a couple more years in the house won't hurt it. :lol:
Seven tubs! Wow.... That is a worse affliction than my stock of 5 Kent soaps.
Richard after hearing you rave about these and seeing them in your SOTD, where's the best place to get them? Directly from Kent?
Search for the Kentbrushes store on ebay where they are offloading their old stock bowls.
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Thank you sir! 8)
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rustyblade wrote:May we remind you of the follies of falling in love with a product that has such a limited supply and the possibility of not coming back on the market for a long long time?

Ask poor Bob about his new love of old formula Harris Aftershave Milk.
Dodo meat anyone?

Wonder which will come first - Coate's returning, Taylor's Rose old formula reintroduced (in some form) or World Peace :mrgreen:

I'm betting it'll be Coate's back on the market. A fair chance?

Basing this optimism on a post I read a few weeks ago (probably on this forum) arguing very reasonably that Coate's does need wickedly long time to finalise the conversion due to 'industry usual' thechnical and legal issues.

Cheer up then :D

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Bob, I am a therapist, I know how to deal with guilt ( chuckle, chortle ).

John, Well it's about bloody time! This took even longer then the DE razor thing, for heaven's sake! Now, I know that you had a whole cupboard of pots of Taylors, but really now. Surely you didn't think that I was making it all up? ( chuckle ). Seriously, glad that you finally got a hold of some. Hopefully the full line will return to the market soon. It better. In addition to you, I've gotten Brett hooked on the Coate's Almond.
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The latest word from Simpsons/Coates is that they "have had some difficulty in sorting out the new packaging" but expect to relaunch the brand in March or April 2007. They are unable to sell directly to the public as they are out of stock of most of their products. The saga continues...


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Thanks very much for the update, Ren. I wonder how the new packaging will look? Perhaps they are thinking "outside the box", and will sell their creams in goatskins, grease guns, or something equally radical.

Well, if they're saying April, I'm guessing July. I may be up in Manhattan in early December. Perhaps Pasteurs will still have some of the old stuff left.
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Bob, Be a good fellow, and leave some for me. I'll be in later in December.
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Post by bernards66 »

Ren, Thanks for the update. At least they're still working on it, and haven't decided drop the product. All we can do is wait, I guess, and muddle along as best we can ( chuckle ).
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Gordon, I like the Trumper sandalwood soap. Which cream comes closest to that in scent and lubrication?

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Post by Big Ren »

Gordon,

I guess there isn't much else we can do except wait and hopefully Coates will make a triumphant return next year. I wonder if Gregory's Barbershop has any stock??


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