Blenheim Bouquet tallow soap on the chopping block

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Blenheim Bouquet tallow soap on the chopping block

Post by brothers » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:05 am

It's time for me to use up another puck of soap. I have a well-used puck (about 1/2 remaining) of the old formula Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet that started on its final journey this morning. I plan to load the brush on the soap for about 15 seconds every day. It goes without saying the lather is a thing of beauty. I'm going to enjoy this one! :)
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Re: Blenheim Bouquet tallow soap on the chopping block

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:36 pm

I have their BB and EF soaps from some years ago. Would you agree that they are remarkable for their scents rather than any soapy/shaving/lathery qualities? I find them pretty awful except for their marvellous scents.

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Re: Blenheim Bouquet tallow soap on the chopping block

Post by Nitrox » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:48 pm

I have the tallow EF I got a few years back and it's amazing in terms of scent and performance.
On the other hand, my BB is not tallow based and it is downright awful in terms of performance. My Sartorial (not tallow) is a pretty decent performer and smells pretty nice.
The Bayolea performs fairly decent as well, although not spectacularly.
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Post by brothers » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:49 pm

Chris, my soap was sold to me by an SMF member, and he told me it is tallow. I have no doubt about that. I tried one of the BB pucks which were sold as the first reformulated replacement of the tallow recipe shaving soaps, and it was absolutely horrible, except in fragrance. (Maybe yours is from that batch?) I understand the current version of BB as well as Bayolea is as good in performance as the Sartorial soap. Sartorial non-tallow shaving soap is exemplary in performance. I have not personally used current BB, but I am eager to do so.
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Post by churchilllafemme » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:20 pm

My Penhaligon's shave soaps are all vintage tallow versions (Lords, BB, EF), and all of them are wonderful in both scent and lathering qualities.
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Post by Nitrox » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:59 pm

Gary, thanks for the information on the BB. I might just get me a current one and use up the bad one I have as a bath soap.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:23 pm

Mine are now about seven years old. I believe they have tallow in the ingredients. I still don't care for them for shaving, but they do smell wonderful!

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Re: Blenheim Bouquet tallow soap on the chopping block

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:29 am

It'll be a couple of weeks or so before this well used puck of traditional classic soap gives up the last shave. It's one of those rare soaps that makes me feel that I've always used it, and never will use any other. It just works and smells so naturally appropriate according to my perceptions and expectations. I've been following it up with the matching EdT after every shave.
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