Tabac inspired

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Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:53 am

Reassuring strength
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Tabac morning smooth
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Sam » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:33 am

Im gonna use my Tabac tomorrow

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:00 am

i gave my tabac away a few years ago, but after reading your post i have a tinge of regret :D :D

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Rufust445 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 am

I still have about 1½ sticks of Irisch Moos left. Great fragrance, but maybe too much of it.
Can't use it for more than two shaves in a row without feeling irritation from it.

As we head into the dry winter months, I've found the best lather for me is from an LEA
soap stick, "con glicerina y lanolina." Et "Testado dermitologicamente."

As always, YMMV, or as Fallingwickets quoted: "De gustibus non est disputandum."

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:17 pm

This one's just a few days of running out. It's been a great run. It passed the long-term fragrance test with flying colors. I swear it smells even better now with just a few grams left. Almost 2 months of constant use.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Brutus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:18 am

brothers wrote:This one's just a few days of running out. It's been a great run. It passed the long-term fragrance test with flying colors. I swear it smells even better now with just a few grams left. Almost 2 months of constant use.

While I would not want to use any shaving soap or aftershave every day for a month or so, Tabac is fairly high up on my regular rotation list, as it works so well, and hardly a week passes when I don’t use it.

My wife describes the scent as “old fashioned”, but for me this scent may be part of the attraction, as I believe my father used Tabac aftershave in the early 60s, and the scent of his Tabac aftershave was part of my daily morning routine.
Sadly, I cannot ask my father anymore.


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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by BPman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:26 pm

I have the soap and AS, but I find that the days between usage are further & further apart as the extremely powerful & lineal scent becomes overbearing. :(

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Gareth » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:37 pm

I recently finished a small 30ml bottle of Tabac aftershave which I thoroughly enjoyed wearing. Quite "old fashioned" as described above, but very classic and suitable for most occasions I found.

Here in the UK it's not terribly easy to find - I actually bought my bottle from a hyper-market in Abu Dhabi of all places.

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Brutus » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:32 am

Gareth wrote:I recently finished a small 30ml bottle of Tabac aftershave which I thoroughly enjoyed wearing. Quite "old fashioned" as described above, but very classic and suitable for most occasions I found.

Here in the UK it's not terribly easy to find - I actually bought my bottle from a hyper-market in Abu Dhabi of all places.

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In Germany and Austria it’s quite easy to find, as most drugstore and department store chains seem to carry it, but there is also the German Amazon version (amazon.de) with several online shops that sell to anywhere within Europe.

Having found it in Abu Dhabi out of all places?
Interesting and chance find.
I never spotted it locally in my 32 years in the UAE and picked up Tabac aftershave in Europe, often in the 300ml “king size” version of the bottle.


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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Gareth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 pm

Brutus, yes I find it to be quite readily available in their Carrerfour hyper-markets.

Actually there is usually quite a nice selection of traditional shaving products - various shaving creams, soaps, DE blades etc.

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Today was the final (50th) shave in a row with the puck. Absolute perfect lather and performance from first to last.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by stagger » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:42 pm

Tabac is still my favorite hard soap. Great fragrance and excellent performance. I have to admit that it is followed closely by the FAT tho.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Bill_K » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:45 pm

Gareth wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:37 pm
I recently finished a small 30ml bottle of Tabac aftershave which I thoroughly enjoyed wearing. Quite "old fashioned" as described above, but very classic and suitable for most occasions I found.

Here in the UK it's not terribly easy to find - I actually bought my bottle from a hyper-market in Abu Dhabi of all places.

Gareth
Gareth, just this past December I bought a puck of Tabac through amazon.ca; the vendor was Zu Store London.

I've been using it almost exclusively for the last month, and as others have noted, the nostalgic "old world" aroma is appealing. I believe my grandfather ("Opa") used both it and the after shave.

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm

stagger wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Tabac is still my favorite hard soap. Great fragrance and excellent performance. I have to admit that it is followed closely by the FAT tho.
Hi Mark! Good to see you here. It's been a while. I agree completely!
(Almost completely --- the MWF has something about the scent that isn't my "cup of tea".)
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by stagger » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 am

Thanks Gary! I don't stop in here as much as I used to. Gonna have to correct that.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:16 am

Last year I got a good deal on some refill sticks of Tabac. This week I put one in an old Irisch Moos tube (same manufacturer) and will be using it up from start to finish now through the end of the year.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Bill_K » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:38 am

What a coincidence: I used Tabac this very morning; using a new Rapira blade I wound up with a surprisingly smooth and comfortable shave. Rapira was one that I'd previously written off as "meh", but I'm slowly coming to the realization that shave performance has more to do with technique than it does with equipment. Who'da guessed? :wink:

I used my Semogue 1305 and finished up with 4711 after shave to round out my homage to my granddad.

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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Brutus » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:03 pm

Bill_K wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:38 am
What a coincidence: I used Tabac this very morning; using a new Rapira blade I wound up with a surprisingly smooth and comfortable shave. Rapira was one that I'd previously written off as "meh", but I'm slowly coming to the realization that shave performance has more to do with technique than it does with equipment. Who'da guessed? :wink:

I used my Semogue 1305 and finished up with 4711 after shave to round out my homage to my granddad.

Bill
Hmmh, 4711 as homage to your grandad?
As a baby-boomer, I grew up in a small town near Cologne, Germany, where this stuff originated, and at that time 4711 epitomized an old lady’s Eau de Cologne.
My grandmother seemed to use it all the time, dabbing a few drops into her handkerchief to soothe her nerves (as old ladies were fond of doing then), so for me it would be more a homage to my grandmother.

I am still struggling somewhat to wrap my head around how this former old lady’s Eau de Cologne became popular among men, but be it as it may it’s now also available as an aftershave and maybe it’s only my sense of smell bringing back a vivid recollection of old ladies born in the Victorian era that keeps me from trying it.
Maybe next time I go back to Europe I should sniff 4711 again and possibly change my mind, as I generally like orange/bergamot tones in shaving soaps and aftershaves.


As far as blades are concerned, it may not only be your technique.
A good soap can bring out the best in a blade and I always found that Tabac worked rather well in that respect.


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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by Bill_K » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:21 am

Brutus, it could very well be that my reminiscences are out of whack. I'm pretty certain that he had the aftershave, but one thing I definitely recall is that my grandmother had the cologne in the cylindrical bottle with the trademark blue-and-gold label.

Today's aftershave definitely puts me in mind of the ladies' perfume, but there is a difference that I can't quite figure out.

I used the Tabac again this morning and enjoyed the experience.
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Re: Tabac inspired

Post by brothers » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:00 pm

This stick of Tabac will last as many as 125 shaves.
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