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Tabac Original Shaving Soap Bowl 125 g

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So, at the end of the day, I believe that I have moderate to hard water since the city is publishing something every year. Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Laurate, Sodium Laurate, Glycerin, Aqua, Parfum, Lauric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, CI 77891, Isoeugenol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol. Because of the dense nature of the soap, I erred on the side of using more water than normal and giving it extra time to charge up.

Tabac Shaving Soap in Bowl 125g - The English Shaving Company

It's different. I went from one to another for a good 5 minutes. How different? Not that much. It's not the same, that I have to agree but it's in the same range of scents. It might be more soapy and less granny ( @luvmysuper, I know...). It's not a bad thing IMO. This version might not be as much on the Hate/Love club. You might have more "it's all right now". My shaving brush is a synthetic brush. Therefore if you are using something like a full silver-tip badger or super badger brush, you will probably have no trouble building a nice and rich lather to go with this.

Ease of lathering: As with the original formula, I scored this a 5 with a badger brush and 3 with a synthetic for an average of 4. But there was a major difference between the original’s lather and the new formula. The original produced a dense, silky lather while the new version was much lighter and less dense. I don’t know how chemists score density so I’ll use a dairy analogy. The original formula was like a low-fat yogurt—OK, not exactly and without the fruit—while the new formula was like whipped cream from an aerosol can. The difference on my face was noticeable and that concerned me because less dense lathers have produced inferior shaves for me in the past. Tabac is a product name that most traditional wet shavers will recognize from its long presence in the market. According to Mäurer & Wirtz (M&W), the product’s Stohlberg, Germany-based manufacturer ( www.tabac.de/tabac-original), the Tabac line has been around since 1959. The new formula’s scent is persistent, though. The plastic bowl lid does not screw on and the soap was like a bathroom fragrance plug-in that filled the room. The original formula was similar but more subdued. Both versions lingered on the face. I applied a scented balm once with each soap and the Tabac overwhelmed the balm. Conclusion

Tabac Old Formula Vs New Formula - Sharpologist Tabac Old Formula Vs New Formula - Sharpologist

Made in Germany, Tabac Original shaving soap has been popular with wet shavers since the 1950s and is formulated to soften beard hair and facilitate an easy and close shave. Gently fragranced with the Tabac signature scent, a classic, masculine blend of floral notes, peppery-spicy accents and exotic woods. Presented in smart, branded bowl with lid. The brand name of Tabac Original is due to its distinctive, tart-spicy fragrance composition. However, it has nothing to do with the common processed tobacco, which smells completely different and was never one of the ingredients of Tabac Original.I can only assume that the Marketing types believe that vegetal shave soaps will be more profitable based on focus group data. For this article I spent a week shaving with each soap, using a Merkur 34C razor with Feather blades. To test the duration of the soaps’ fragrance, I applied Nivea’s Sensitive Soothing Post Shave Balm after most shaves. The Nivea balm isn’t completely scent-free but its fragrance is very mild. According to online posts, the formula changed because M&W’s tallow provider went out of business in late 2020. M&W’s media department did not respond to my questions about the formula change so I can’t confirm this but the information appears solid.

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