Harris soap reformulation

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Harris soap reformulation

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The new formula DRH soap now lists tallowate as the first ingredient, just as does Salters new formula. Evidently these two soaps now share identical top 9 ingredients.
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I’m curious what the differences are between the prior formulation and the new formulation. The previous formulation has always been a strong performer....have you tried the new version yet, Gary?
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woodsrider wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:10 pm I’m curious what the differences are between the prior formulation and the new formulation. The previous formulation has always been a strong performer....have you tried the new version yet, Gary?
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brothers wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:26 pm The new formula DRH soap now lists tallowate as the first ingredient, just as does Salters new formula. Evidently these two soaps now share identical top 9 ingredients.
Now that's very interesting!

Now if only trumpers would use the same manufacturer for their shaving soaps...that would be heaven!

I'm still to find a soap that can match trumpers rose, violet and coconut scents.
I hated the lime though...bathroom cleaner!
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I am hoping that the new formula will perform as well as the new Salter's.
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Let's hope this is a trend in the right direction for all the top tier soaps.

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Had me worried for a minute. DRH is one of my favorite soaps, always on my to-buy list. I'm firmly in the tallow camp.
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Be still my heart! Blood pressure needs to revert to normal.

I feared that Gary was going to announce that DRH reformulated for the worse, even (shudder the thought) removing tallow. That would be absolutely terrible.

Glad to see I was wrong. Whew!! :D
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woodsrider wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:10 pm I’m curious what the differences are between the prior formulation and the new formulation. The previous formulation has always been a strong performer....have you tried the new version yet, Gary?
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So long as the integrity of the performance of the lather is unscathed, they could use egg white for all I care. However - don't mess with my WoolFat -- that concoction has been around for 120 years.

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nav wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 pm
brothers wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:26 pm The new formula DRH soap now lists tallowate as the first ingredient, just as does Salters new formula. Evidently these two soaps now share identical top 9 ingredients.
Now that's very interesting!

Now if only trumpers would use the same manufacturer for their shaving soaps...that would be heaven!

I'm still to find a soap that can match trumpers rose, violet and coconut scents.
I hated the lime though...bathroom cleaner!
I emailed this to trumpers, fingers crossed somebody there cares about their customers, though I'm not hopeful.
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I found the lists of ingredients of D.R. Harris shaving soap and Cyril R Salter shavingbsoap in old and new. Check it out. ChrisA
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Looks like Harris got rid of the Almond oil?

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That new Harris formulation listing appears to be for the Arlington (Farnesol is in the fragrance blend for that). The almond still has prunus dulcis.
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So, can anyone give a brief review of any scents of the "new" Harris soap? I usually buy Lavender for my wife because she really likes it, but I'm not sure which formula she has.
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While I haven't used the new formulation lavender, the sandalwood, Marlborough, Arlington, and almond are all unchanged from their classic scent profiles. I'd expect lavender is the same.
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TRBeck wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:05 pm While I haven't used the new formulation lavender, the sandalwood, Marlborough, Arlington, and almond are all unchanged from their classic scent profiles. I'd expect lavender is the same.
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How about the performance?
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Roger, for my money, this is the best Harris formulation that I've used. I think I've probably had 5-6 versions of Harris soap over the years, all with tallow, and this one is my favorite. Superb soap.
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TRBeck wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:02 pm Roger, for my money, this is the best Harris formulation that I've used. I think I've probably had 5-6 versions of Harris soap over the years, all with tallow, and this one is my favorite. Superb soap.
Thanks, Tim. That was what I needed to know.
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a question from the cheap seats: how do you know what formulation you are buying when placing an order?

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