Musgo Real Shaving Soap, anyone?

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Musgo Real Shaving Soap, anyone?

Post by Flash G » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:49 am

I'm just wondering if anyone has tried the new shaving soap from Musgo Real?
Eric

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Post by Roger Smith » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:16 pm

Is this soap even tallow-based? If not, I'm not interested in slightest bit.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:28 pm

I've come to the realization that tallow isn't the magical ingredient that lots of folks think it is. There are plenty of absolutely fantastic soaps that don't contain tallow, and one soap that I rejected as junk that did contain it.

But for the OP, yes, there's a review very close to your thread.
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Post by Flash G » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:27 pm

ShadowsDad wrote:I've come to the realization that tallow isn't the magical ingredient that lots of folks think it is. There are plenty of absolutely fantastic soaps that don't contain tallow, and one soap that I rejected as junk that did contain it.

But for the OP, yes, there's a review very close to your thread.
Thanks, it was posted after I posted my question. Good to know we can rely on Gary to try out the new stuff :)

I'm also in agreement that tallow isn't the magical ingredient.
Eric

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Post by Flash G » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:35 pm

And now the review thread's gone. What happend?
Eric

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Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:38 pm

I'm only a peon, can't help. It was there, I swear it was!
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Post by brothers » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:05 am

Guys, that was me. I did my very best to lather it, and failed. To say more would be cruel. Let's enjoy the many products that work, and ignore those that don't.

On second thought, here's what I want to say about this. Musgo soap is a fraudulent dud, so beware. I've also posted this on B&B.

I was aware that the German shaving forum first sounded the alarm about this a couple of weeks ago. I was stubborn and decided to try it for myself. I did everything right because I was forewarned. Distilled water, Rooney Finest brush, loaded the brush for a full two minutes on the soap before moving to the lather bowl for a full four minutes. All I got was big bubbly brown suds, a lot of suds. I left the brush sitting in the bowl and the suds immediately began to dissipate, and after a minute or so, even the suds had all but disappeared. I've suggested to the vendor that he should return the shipment to the factory and get a refund. This soap shouldn't be on the market. The insult is emphasized by the glowing language on the box about how wonderful the lather and shave are going to be. That's either dishonest or gross incompetence.
Gary

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Post by malocchio » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:34 am

this puck got bad reviews on the Spanish forums.

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Post by brothers » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:29 pm

I might be referring to the Spanish forum, instead of the German. I do recall that is was in a language in which I'm not very literate. Oh, I understand some of the guys on the Spanish forum have been in contact with Ach. Brito, and that the manufacturer is open to looking into the issue.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:40 pm

That's a shame that it's so bad!

I have a tube of their cream and it's good. I'm hoping they had a bad batch.
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Post by Teiste » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:23 pm

brothers wrote:I might be referring to the Spanish forum, instead of the German. I do recall that is was in a language in which I'm not very literate. Oh, I understand some of the guys on the Spanish forum have been in contact with Ach. Brito, and that the manufacturer is open to looking into the issue.
Portuguese,my friend,Portuguese : www.barbearclassico.com

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Post by brothers » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:39 am

Thanks for placing this on the right track, Teiste. Portuguese!
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Post by malocchio » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:04 am

the puck was reviewed,with lousy ratings,on the Spanish forum (foroafeitado.com) early in the pucks debut..

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Post by Teiste » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:33 am

malocchio wrote:the puck was reviewed,with lousy ratings,on the Spanish forum (foroafeitado.com) early in the pucks debut..
Man,Im a founder of foroafeitado.com and I didnt even check it out hahahahahahaha :lol: Im also a founder of barbearclassico and when I want to read about Portuguese stuff,this is the first place I check.

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Post by crackstar » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:03 pm

malocchio wrote:this puck got bad reviews on the Spanish forums.
I'm on the gut rasiert (German) forum every day, and I actually spoke to 4 guys from Germany on the phone this week and last, and they told me the Musgo soap is almost worthless as a shaving soap.
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Post by Flash G » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:40 am

That really is a shame!
Eric

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Post by brothers » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:34 am

The new creams in 5 varieties in addition to the Classic are very good. Now the Musgo Real brand of shaving cream will have the ability to attract a lot of new fans.
Gary

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Post by California Cajun » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:57 am

The way these lathering experiences are being described, I wonder if it is regular soap mislabeled as a shaving soap.

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Re: Musgo Real Shaving Soap, anyone?

Post by brothers » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:00 pm

brothers wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:05 am
Posted August 10, 2012
Guys, that was me. I did my very best to lather it, and failed. To say more would be cruel. Let's enjoy the many products that work, and ignore those that don't.

On second thought, here's what I want to say about this. Musgo soap is a fraudulent dud, so beware. I've also posted this on B&B.

I was aware that the German shaving forum first sounded the alarm about this a couple of weeks ago. I was stubborn and decided to try it for myself. I did everything right because I was forewarned. Distilled water, Rooney Finest brush, loaded the brush for a full two minutes on the soap before moving to the lather bowl for a full four minutes. All I got was big bubbly brown suds, a lot of suds. I left the brush sitting in the bowl and the suds immediately began to dissipate, and after a minute or so, even the suds had all but disappeared. I've suggested to the vendor that he should return the shipment to the factory and get a refund. This soap shouldn't be on the market. The insult is emphasized by the glowing language on the box about how wonderful the lather and shave are going to be. That's either dishonest or gross incompetence.
Good news! I have learned from some of my fellow SMF members that Musgo Real shaving soap has been reformulated and is now providing excellent lather. That is very good news.
Gary

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