Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by Squire » Mon May 25, 2015 6:12 am

I generally avoid big box stores (too much walking) but will be on the lookout for Jergens and Cashmere next time I chance into one.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by mustang_john » Tue May 26, 2015 11:51 am

Squire wrote:Oh the demand is there just the lure of higher profits is elsewhere.
Glad its not just me that's cynical ;)

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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by Squire » Tue May 26, 2015 11:54 am

A cynic is an optimist who's been mugged.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by BiffBuff » Tue May 26, 2015 6:17 pm

Being a cynic has it's advantages -- you're either constantly being proved right, or being pleasantly surprised!
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by brothers » Tue May 26, 2015 6:39 pm

Cynics depress me. :D. I can be very cynical, to my own detriment.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by Squire » Wed May 27, 2015 3:01 am

Cynics are rarely disappointed.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by Brutus » Wed May 27, 2015 3:28 am

IMHO, the trick is to strike the right balance between cynicism and optimism, with (as a survival tool) an ever so slight bias towards optimism.

Here we go (essentially a confirmation of post #3 in this thread):
On May 25th, I sent again an e-mail to Colgate-Palmolive in Germany, where I usually buy my Palmolive shaving products on trips to the European continent, and this is what they replied today: "Die Palmolive Rasierseife Classic for Men und der Palmolive Rasierschaum Classic for Men sind weiterhin in unserem Sortiment.
Beide Produkte sind in Großbritannien jedoch nicht mehr erhältlich.
Wir danken Ihnen für Ihr Interesse an unserem Unternehmen und an unseren Produkten."


Translated:
"Palmolive Shaving Soap Classic for Men and Palmolive Shaving Foam Classic for Men continue to be available in our product range.
However, both products are no longer available in Great Britain.
We thank you for your interest in our brand and our products."


The interesting bit is that I had asked about the soap (stick) and cream and their reply referred to "foam".
That could be a small slip by the respondent, as I am confident that cream will also continue to be available since cream seems to be more popular than shaving sticks, which are now confirmed (again) to remain available. (The German Colgate-Palmolive website refers to a picture of the shaving stick as "Rasierseife" ("shaving soap").)

For North American Internet distributors this could to be resolved as easily as switching from their U.K. based Palmolive shaving stick supplier to a German supplier.


Hope this allays fears of the untimely demise of the beloved Palmolive shaving stick... :wink:


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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by owenm » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:18 pm

Palmolive cream and stick still in stock at every large Tesco I've been to recently.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by JayDee » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:44 pm

Apparently it's not so hard to get Palmolive creams and sticks after all in Europe.

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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by brothers » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:53 am

brothers wrote:As of now it is confirmed by Phil at Bullgoose Shaving (Facebook) that he'll no longer be able to stock Palmolive shaving soap and cream. To paraphrase my favorite singer of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis, "if you ain't got some, get some!"
I just this morning 11-20-15 checked Bullgoose Shaving, and it appears the Palmolive stick is still in stock after --- how many months? :D
It appears that this tempest has fizzled. :oops:
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by jww » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:17 pm

Every Tesco and Asda I went in while in the UK this past month had plenty of supply. I brought back 12 sticks, for my son, a friend and his son (and myself, admittedly), but forgot to grab some tubes -- next time.
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Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Post by Shave4Fun » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:45 pm

This is an old thread but Connaught still carries sticks:
http://www.connaughtshaving.com/palmolivesoap.html
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