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Yardley Vintage Shave Soap

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Im a newbie to this stuff so I will try my best here. I purchased an old bowl of this online in the search of the old nostalgic barber salon soap (this was before I found this site). The shave soap was never used and in pristine condition. Upon arriving the first thing I did was to clean the old wooden bowl as well as run several passes of a bristle brush over the top to remove any old aging stuff.

The scent is a gentle coconut aroma backed with slight cardamom woody notes. It lathers up quite nicely and goes on good. It did lack a bit of moisturizing and left the face a bit dry but overall it was an decent shave. I wouldnt recommend it if you need extra moisturizing, for all others who are willing to try an old english classic, you can find them on ebay auctions.

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Pros: Performance, Price for open bowls
Cons: Price for NOS bowls
I first tried this stuff many years back, when even half-used bowls were selling for $50-75 and every other reviewer was calling it the best shaving soap out there. I stacked it up against Vintage Williams and it fell short.

Now that prices have come down quite a bit, I gave it another shot, and it really is quite good, stacked up against most soaps that aren't Vintage Williams.

Price is low for open bowls now (<$20) but still high for sealed ones (>$50)
I've never had a bowl with scent left, so I can't rate the scent.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
3.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
5.00 star(s)
EL Alamein;301276 said:
I can't be sure though as I'm not a soap spe......t and I'm not old enough to remember.
I sense an overprotective bulletin board filter. CÎALIS. haha UPDATE: Apparently this filter has been removed.
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Yardley is the best shaving soap I've had the pleasure to use. My ratings on price is due to the wide variety of prices one might see for a vintage bowl that dates anywhere from thr 1930's to the 1980's. The scents on these soaps have faded, but are still quite nice in a subdued way. Pictured is a mid- to late-50's example of the soap. The plastic seal had just been popped off.

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The lather that Yardley provides is very slick and cushioning. It's thick and glossy and doesn't deteriorate quickly. I am often able to skip any aftershave after shaving due to the fantastic moisturizing/conditioning properties this tallow based soap provides. It's a shame it is no longer manufactured.

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