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Postby macmini » Mon May 23, 2005 4:29 am

I've just started using QED soaps. I get a great shave with them, but I've noticed that the lather is not quite as rich as the lather of the English creams. Is this normal or am I not getting the right water/soap proportions?

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Postby hedonist » Mon May 23, 2005 4:45 am

Nope, the lather just isnt the same. You can try to whip it up in a separate bowl and it will get a bit better but it still doesn't hold weight to English cream IMHO.
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Postby rschul2 » Mon May 23, 2005 9:53 am

I have found that it is true that the initial lather generated by the QED soaps is not as profuse as that produced by English Creams, but if you generate lather from the QED soap in a bowl you can get lather equal to the English Creams. It does take a little more work with the QED soap, but the results are well worth it.
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Postby clownjuggles » Mon May 23, 2005 11:37 am

I have found that the QED soap is the only soap to create as heavy of a lather as the creams when lathering on my face.
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Where is QED soaps

Postby AACJ » Mon May 23, 2005 1:43 pm

I have been to the QED website and cannot find the soaps that you all are talking about. Could someone post a direct link to their soaps.. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place?


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Postby Austin » Mon May 23, 2005 1:51 pm

Art, you are looking in the right place. The soaps are not listed. Either call or email QED.
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Postby Chris » Mon May 23, 2005 3:11 pm

I'm violating shaving cream embargo and getting some of the QED soaps next week tubs of Lime, Lavander and Sandalwood, along with a stick of Rose and probably another stick...I can't wait to try these out!
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Postby bernards66 » Mon May 23, 2005 6:16 pm

Evening, I agree with Hedonist, the lather from the QED soaps was not, for me, as rich and lubricating as the finest English creams, even when lathered in a bowl, although I thought it was a good shave product. Regards, Gordon
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Postby Sam » Mon May 23, 2005 6:44 pm

i used the lavendar stick tonight. with a feather straight. it was different rubbing it over the face and then generating lather. it petered out after the third pass, but it was a good shave.

does the lavendar smell to you like lemon? i was thinking more floral but i got more of a citrus/acidic smell to this.

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Postby bernards66 » Mon May 23, 2005 6:57 pm

Sam, I don't know how familiar you are with lavender. Although it is technically classified as a 'floral', it has a rather sharp, 'clean' smell. The QED Lavender shave soap that I have has a straight, and nice lavender scent. Personally, I don't find it to be any 'better' then the lavenders from some of the English firms, but it is similiar. Regards, Gordon
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Postby Sam » Tue May 24, 2005 5:24 am

i am not all that familiar with lavendar. i got that lavendar water from TJ Maxx to spritz on the bed. smells allright. that lavendar shave stick did not smell all that much like it. i ordered a root english lavendar candle and will burn it tonight, but in the bottle, it smells more floral then clean. i guess it is a scent that will grow on me, but not like the rose or violet

it is a different feeling to just rub it on your face first. i will try it more as a touchup for my neck, kinda like some guys use the jojoba oil on the touch up

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