Tabac Tuesday Deconstructed...

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Primotenore, Nov 21, 2017.

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How do you feel about Tabac Products?

  1. Second to none!

    13 vote(s)
    28.3%
  2. Good stuff

    28 vote(s)
    60.9%
  3. I like it but SWMBO is not so sure...

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. SWMBO has banned Tabac from my den...

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. I can't stand 'em

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Not a review, rather a blow-by blow account of my method to create a superlative lather with Tabac.
    Soaked (Bloomed :p) Puck and Boar brush whilst showering.
    Shook out most of the water from the brush; emptied the bloom :p) water into my Aesop Bowl;
    Began to load the brush.
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    After one minute
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    Then I moved to the bowl
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    Still have NOT added any water; after 1 minute
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    After 2 minutes, I clear the knot and dip the tips of the brush into water and whip...
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    After another 60 seconds
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    Ready to paint
    3 passes of slick, comfortable, ethereal shaving.
    Plenty left over for any touch up
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    Cast of characters:
    Semogue SOC Boar (Cherry)
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    Aesop Stainless Bowl
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    1956 (Birth Year) Super-Speed
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    Polsilver SI (4)
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    Tabac
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    Tabac After Shave
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    It doesn't get any better.
    Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Love the soap.
    Haven't tried any other Tabac products, except Irisch Moos. Now that there is a great soap, also!
     
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  3. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Tabac soap makes for a great shave. I use other soaps for variety but nothing beats it for me. I use my Semogue boars with it and face lather. I don’t shake the water out of the soaked brush, just let it drip out and then hit the dry puck. I need to buy the aftershave for the full experience. Good post @Primotenore
    Edit: I turned a friend onto the soap and that’s all he uses now.
     
  4. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Tabac soap and A/S are in my rotation. Great stuff!

    I also have an Irisch Moos Stick and matching A/S as well.

    I have no idea why Mauer discontinued the Moos Stick! Arg!

    But then why did Noxzema quit their cream... Not enough buyers, I guess.
     
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  5. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title



    Me Too!
     
  6. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Cool post, Primo. I love the Tabac!
     
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  7. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    I whipped up some Tabac with my Semogue SOC boar this morning, too. Seems to be a popular combination!

    Great performance and do like the scent. Am I weird? :happy088:
    I know scents are VERY subjective, but how close is the AS to the soap scent? Tabac is a staple for me in the winter, wouldn't mind the full monty...
     
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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thanks @GatorJoe
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thank you Jared.
     
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I think the AS scent is quite similar to the soap.
     
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Nicely done. I may have to take up a Tabac Tuesday.
     
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  12. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Well done Primo.

    Clayton

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    The AS and the Balsam have the same scent to my nose. Both are a pleasure to use and are underrated.
     
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  14. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Tabac soap and EDC :happy093:

    and

    :happy096: for a great post.
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thanks gentlemen. :thanks:
     
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  16. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Moderator
    Loved the soap performance; not a fan of the soap scent.
    SWMBO and I couldnt abide the scent of the aftershave/cologne.
    My 84-yr old mom loved the fragrance. It reminded her of her favorite spray cologne, Miss Dior.
    I gave her the bottle of Tabac spray.
     
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I have the soap, after shave and EDT, love 'em all. Soap makes a great lather and the scent is very nice.
     
  18. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    I use Tabac mostly on Sundays and or special occasions. I make an Uber lather with Tabac cream and soap and a couple drops of glycerin. Super slick and my favorite scent. Period. I als use (finished off today) the deodorant, asb, and cologne. So if you guessed that I picked the choice “second to none” you’d be right!!
     
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  19. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I really like Tabac Shaving Cream. The soap I'm a little indifferent to. Don't get me wrong the soap's o.k. but I have soaps that I prefer (perform) better.
     
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  20. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    The only product f there's I have it have tried is their cologne, but I like it a lot. The lather pics are great btw!
     
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