willams@ walgreens

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  1. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

  2. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Not bad, not bad at all.
     
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  3. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your post. I just ordered a puck. My local Shoprite used to carry pucks of Williams for even less, at around $1.19. But for some reason they stopped carrying it before I decided to pull one off the shelf. The only reason I'm buying one is purely out of curiosity. I'll stick it in an empty tub that I was using for a sample once the sample is gone which should be in a couple of shaves.
     
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  4. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    If I had known you wanted to try it, I'd send ya one
     
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  5. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the offer but I'm guessing my buying a puck from Walgreens for $1.59 is still a lot cheaper than you sending me one in the mail.
     
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  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Not bad at all. Keep us up on what you think of the soap. There is a Williams thread too.
     
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  7. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    ordered on monday showed up today @ store 1.60 with tax

    not much nose to it, think ivory soap, proletariat nose at best. I didn't get the offensive nose many report
    i didn't shave with, no blade time yet but did have a test lather and face wash
    it is hard and dry soap, oily to the touch, i ended up blooming it for a few minutes, and need to load brush more than i thought, and also needed more water than i thought. im going to use the bloom water next time. i was able to get nice slick and dense lather that did not dry on face, i'll try for volume foam next time. i bowl lathered, it is a small puck , it danced around inside of my bowl, probably better in a "mug" hence the registered trade mark. maybe better to hand hold to load brush then go to bowl and lather up. it left my face feeling soft and conditioned
    i'm sure its a far cry vintage willam's, and even further cry from its 1840 beginning, now i'm curious to try and find some vintage pucks that some rave about
    it's no fancy artisan french soap, for $1.60 its a keeper
     
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  8. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Don't let fuzzy @wchnu read this.
    Your liable to catch a brick for even mentioning blooming Williams.
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Ought to be a program to rehabilitate Williams Bloomers. @Leclec13 - suggested methods are to attack the puck with a stiff bristled boar brush, or rub the puck on your stubble, then face lather with a brush of your choice.
    Fuzzy @wchnu will give you a hard time. Just remember it's your puck to molest as you please. I hear it's acceptable to grate it and add AS for improved scent.
     
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  10. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    @RyX
    [Snorts line of bloom water with a thick pillow lather of perfect Williams' slickness on the face] What? Don't bloom Williams?
     
  11. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Are y'all trying to get a brick tossed at you?
    Cause that's exactly how you get a brick tossed at you!
     
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  12. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

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  13. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    @RyX
    BLOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Careful @BigD . Fuzzy keeps a stack of bricks at the ready.

    Are you familiar with Science Fiction writer Larry Niven's Laws?
    I draw you attention to #1;a&b, #12, and I'd adjust #15 to say,

    "The only universal message in (Wet Shaving): There exist (folks) that (shave) as well as you do, but differently."

    (Link goes off site, w/other than family friendly language)
     
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  16. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    @RyX
    (Read like epic narrator of old)
    Lol. I bathe in the bloom water of the tallow puck before whipping such puck into a creamy, thick, and sumptuous lather of cushion and slickness. Though Fuzzy may swear by other means, I see his goatee is still intact. Poopy I am not throwing, but gobs of rich creamy lather of goodness.
     
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  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Waiting on the Fuzzy reply. This should be good. :eatdrink013:
     
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    20190206_060205.jpg I don't bloom my Williams and this is my results from this morning.
     
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  19. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    That looks all creamy and rich. Also, a bowl? who's getting the bricks now?
    Because we'll be singing, "bloom bloom bloom"
     
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I pick up the Williams on a dampened brush and then whip it up in a bowl. Works great for me. It does take a little longer but it ain't a bad soap. It is interesting that some people have problems with Williams but it works for me.
     
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