Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream

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Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream

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I just picked up a tube of Palmolive @ CVS today - $.81 after tax - on clearance!
Damn - This stuff does not have an aroma/scent it is more like an odor - I can't even start to place it :shock:
Is there any chance I got a funky tube?
I also picked up some Lumene AS balm for under $3 :D
I doubt I'll use the Palmolive, but I'll probably go back and get the rest at that price to add in with some razors I'm sure I'll be selling. ebay RAD and wanting to try a variety.
I've yet to use the the Lumene, but from doing searches it seems to rate at least as good as the Nivea balm. I'll definitely be clearing the shelf of that - I'll probably hit all the CVSs in town at that price.
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Re: Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream

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jgeesen wrote:Damn - This stuff does not have an aroma/scent it is more like an odor - I can't even start to place it :shock:
Is there any chance I got a funky tube?
I think you just described the way it is supposed to smell!

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jgeesen wrote:I just picked up a tube of Palmolive @ CVS today - $.81 after tax - on clearance!
Damn - This stuff does not have an aroma/scent it is more like an odor - I can't even start to place it :shock:
Is there any chance I got a funky tube?
I also picked up some Lumene AS balm for under $3 :D
I doubt I'll use the Palmolive, but I'll probably go back and get the rest at that price to add in with some razors I'm sure I'll be selling. ebay RAD and wanting to try a variety.
I've yet to use the the Lumene, but from doing searches it seems to rate at least as good as the Nivea balm. I'll definitely be clearing the shelf of that - I'll probably hit all the CVSs in town at that price.
John
Stick with it. After a while, Pavlovian classical conditioning will cause you to associate the scent with a trouble free fantastic shave, and it will make you salivate, and your arm will start involuntarily twitching as if mixing up a lather.
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Scott is right, use the Palmolive! I did't like the odor either, and I was surprised at the light charteuse color, but the lather and shave was superb!
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I've been using Palmolive for about a month now and have gotten used to the odor. It's a wonderful, affordable cream that is giving me good shaves. A nice Palmolive shave, followed up with some Masters Bay Rum and Clubman styling gel.... a nice, nostalgic feel.
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I have no doubt the lather gives a great shave. Butt... The odor is WAY past "I don't care for the scent" !! I'm, by no way, a scent snob - far from it. I can still smell it on my hands after wasning them with soap and water - I have turds that have a more pleasant bouquet. Although, it is slightly more pleasant than a new wet Proraso/Omega boar brush! OMG That was a project that shtank up the bathroom for a couple days! It was worth the effort because I wound up with a great brush :D thanx to all the input from this board.
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jgeesen wrote:I have no doubt the lather gives a great shave. Butt... The odor is WAY past "I don't care for the scent" !! I'm, by no way, a scent snob - far from it. I can still smell it on my hands after wasning them with soap and water - I have turds that have a more pleasant bouquet. Although, it is slightly more pleasant than a new wet Proraso/Omega boar brush! OMG That was a project that shtank up the bathroom for a couple days! It was worth the effort because I wound up with a great brush :D thanx to all the input from this board.

Turd scented shaving cream. I never would have thought of that. Does it provide you with a good shave?
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slcsteve wrote:
jgeesen wrote:I have no doubt the lather gives a great shave. Butt... The odor is WAY past "I don't care for the scent" !! I'm, by no way, a scent snob - far from it. I can still smell it on my hands after wasning them with soap and water - I have turds that have a more pleasant bouquet. Although, it is slightly more pleasant than a new wet Proraso/Omega boar brush! OMG That was a project that shtank up the bathroom for a couple days! It was worth the effort because I wound up with a great brush :D thanx to all the input from this board.

Turd scented shaving cream. I never would have thought of that. Does it provide you with a good shave?
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I'll never know. Too many other options - like growing a Grizzly Adams or a ZZ Top beard :lol:
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slcsteve wrote: Turd scented shaving cream. I never would have thought of that. Does it provide you with a good shave?
Fifty cents says Sam buys it and trades it away a week later :wink:
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ScottS wrote:
slcsteve wrote: Turd scented shaving cream. I never would have thought of that. Does it provide you with a good shave?
Fifty cents says Sam buys it and trades it away a week later :wink:
I put the odds at 50/50. :lol:
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Scrapyard Ape wrote:*watches with fascination as the thread teeters on the brink of spinning wildly out of control* :mrgreen:
Not there yet but one can only hope. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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So... has anyone contacted Trumper or Taylors with this bold new fragrance idea? Also, "turd" is a bit to crass and uninspired to used as a name. How about "Bowel Ejecta" instead?



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Scrapyard Ape wrote:So... has anyone contacted Trumper or Taylors with this bold new fragrance idea? Also, "turd" is a bit to crass and uninspired to used as a name. How about "Bowel Ejecta" instead?
For maximum in-joke potential, I suggest calling it "Swirlydoo".

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You guys are hystercial...


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nodaktim wrote:You guys are hystercial...


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Fine, fine... just as long as I get a 5% cut of the profits from the sale of Swirlydoo scented cream.


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And finish off with my favourite Mexican aftershave 'El Sterco del Toro'.

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Sounds like a solid plan, Doctor. Can you recommend a good breath mint too? :mrgreen:
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Post by DavidB »

OMG this thread had me laughing out loud. I guess I needed some levity on a Friday.

I know scent preferences change over the years. A few of the older Pinaud scents had me wondering "Who would have ever liked smelling this stuff?" And yet they must have sold well way back when.

I've gotten used to the Palmolive scent, and it is a pretty darned good performer, but I do wonder if a half century ago, anybody ever opened up a tube or tub of the stuff, took a whiff and said, "Yeah, baby!"... or whatever the phrase of the day was.

Anybody know any senior guys who used Palmolive way back when and actually preferred the scent?

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DavidB wrote: I've gotten used to the Palmolive scent, and it is a pretty darned good performer, but I do wonder if a half century ago, anybody ever opened up a tube or tub of the stuff, took a whiff and said, "Yeah, baby!"... or whatever the phrase of the day was.
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(In a fast voice): "Hey chum, that there broad is a real dish! What's you're secret to meeting the ladies?"

"Why sir, I'm, quite keen on this dynamite new Palmolive shaving cream. It makes my face feel so smooth, and has that unmistakably masculine fragrance of a urinal cake that the classy dolls just love!"
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