Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by brothers » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:29 am

These are great bath soaps, but they'll make lousy shaving soaps. I would respectfully suggest that you will get far more enjoyment from them if you don't waste the effort and time trying to grate them up and then trying to shave with the suds. Enjoy them just as they are, and you'll have some very nice bath soap.
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by tshusker » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:45 pm

Thanks, Murray and brothers! I appreciate both of your guidance.

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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by cpool222 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:07 pm

What is the scent of the shaving soap?

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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:17 pm

cpool222 wrote:What is the scent of the shaving soap?
I don't know off the top of my head. I do know you can read the BB scent profile on the Penhaligon's website.
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:25 am

I don't know off the top of my head.
ditto, but oh my, is it addictive!!

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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by TRBeck » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:25 am

It is an addictive scent. I owned a puck of the tallowate version some years ago. Incredible. Am I understanding correctly that the current stuff is good again? I will purchase a puck post-haste if it's worth using these days.
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:29 am

Clive, what do you say about the performance of the current BB?
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by fallingwickets » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:22 am

Tim

Nice to see you out and about :D

Ive never used this soap before now and so I have no benchmark, but compared to trumpers rose:

1. lathering is soooooo easy*

2. provides really nice glide

3. good cushion

4. washes off blade easily

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P.S. * I was thinking the other day that lathering BB is so easy and forgiving that it should be every new to wet shaving person's go to soap
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by nodaktim » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:10 am

fallingwickets wrote:...compared to trumpers rose:

1. lathering is soooooo easy*

2. provides really nice glide

3. good cushion

4. washes off blade easily

clive

P.S. * I was thinking the other day that lathering BB is so easy and forgiving that it should be every new to wet shaving person's go to soap
Does this mean you have found a soap that 'trumps' Trumper Rose?
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Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap . . .

Post by fallingwickets » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:15 am

Does this mean you have found a soap that 'trumps' Trumper Rose?
HAHA....close, but not close enough!

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