Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by EL Alamein » Thu May 07, 2015 5:23 pm

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bernards66 wrote:Gary, So, after we wouldn't bite you yourself caved eh? ( chuckle ) I'm glad that it worked out well for you and thanks for the review. There was a time when I suspected that no commercially offered palm oil based soap would be any good. However, some of the more recent Trumper shave soaps showed me that I was mistaken. While I still don't think that they're quite as good as their tallow based predecessors they are still more than good enough....and it sounds like this Taylor soap is also. Like you I was wondering how they would do the scent but it sounds appealing from what you wrote above. This just might be my next, or next after that, hard shave soap purchase.
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I began my regular rotation today for a few days with the Taylor's Luxury Lime soap. Outstanding! This is a traditional classic that should be on everyone's shelf. I really should plan ahead and lay in a supply of backups.
Gary, yeah this one is good, really good. It has a sort of lime sherbert note in it before being lathered. Once lathered it's lime but herbal in a slight sense. The lather is top notch. I've got this on deck for tomorrow or Saturday.

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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by EL Alamein » Fri May 08, 2015 5:22 pm

An excellent shave today.

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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Fri May 08, 2015 6:28 pm

Something else was paramount today, and I didn't even miss my morning shave. Tomorrow being Saturday, I think removing this 2 day growth will be twice as nice with the Taylor's Lime.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Wed May 13, 2015 5:58 am

The top 3 positive characteristics of this soap are making themselves clear as I continue to use it. They are (1) beautifully mild fragrance, (2) slick, and (3) there's no suds!
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by EL Alamein » Wed May 13, 2015 5:51 pm

Gary, what do you mean by "no suds"?

I am guessing that there is no is no left over pre-lather bubbly stuff? If so, then yeah, Taylor's soaps are hard and thus marvelously good at whipping up the good thick, protective-yet-slick lather that lasts the whole shave through.

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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Wed May 13, 2015 6:06 pm

Yes, that's a good description of what I call suds. A good example of what I call suds is what Arko stick starts out with. Big bubbles that turn into smaller bubbles, but bubbles nevertheless. Suds make a crackly sound. Examples (in addition to TOBS Lime) of soaps without suds are MdC, Cella, Tallow AOS, Kramperts, Phoenix.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by Squire » Wed May 13, 2015 8:34 pm

Hmm, big bubbles usually indicate too much water.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Thu May 14, 2015 5:17 am

water/soap ratio matters
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by Squire » Thu May 14, 2015 5:37 am

Of course it does Gary, that's rather the point. Get that right and the rest falls into place. I don't find Arko or any other brand prone to excessively large bubbles yet all will do that if too much water is used.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Thu May 14, 2015 8:55 am

Squire, we're obviously in complete and total agreement on the water statement. There's no argument from me! Regarding TOBS Lime, I have stated my observation that some soaps are sudsy, and my personal preference for shaving soaps that happen to be formulated in such a manner that are less sudsy, in my opinion. TOBS Lime is a joy to use.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by EL Alamein » Thu May 14, 2015 6:13 pm

With these top shelf products were are merely talking about dialing it in. They got the lather we need.

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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by brothers » Fri May 15, 2015 5:29 pm

I was recently lucky to find an unused refill through the forums at a decent price, and to boot, it came with an unused bar of Mike's Bay Rum. Such a deal on two very good soaps.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by TRBeck » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:05 pm

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Fri May 23, 2014 7:26 am
This is a new formula without tallow. Note: the box describes the fragrance as "discreet". That's appropriate.

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Gary, for whatever reason I am unable to see this picture. Can you repost it or post an ingredients list from this? Sorry for the thread resurrection. Playing with soap formulations right now.
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Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Post by TRBeck » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:09 pm

Never mind, I see it was posted in text form on page 2. Intriguing. No pure stearates anywhere, but the potassium palmate would have a big chunk of palmitic and stearic acids, and the potassium salt of those would thicken a lather nicely.

Shea butter in the list is unsaponified, so added as superfat after the saponification had taken place.
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