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Just for kicks I asked Chat GPT, an AI application, to write a post in the style of Badger and Blade website. This is what came out:

As a shaving enthusiast, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of a close, smooth shave. But sometimes, achieving that perfect shave can be a real challenge. Fear not, fellow shavers, for we at Badger and Blade are here to help.

First and foremost, let's talk about prep. The key to a great shave is proper preparation of the skin and facial hair. Begin by washing your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or oil buildup. Next, apply a hot towel to your face for a few minutes to soften the hair and open up your pores.

Now it's time to lather up. Using a shaving brush, work your shaving cream or soap into a rich, frothy lather. Apply the lather to your face in a circular motion, making sure to cover all areas evenly.

When it comes to the actual shaving, remember to take your time and use slow, deliberate strokes. Always shave in the direction of your hair growth to reduce the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. And don't forget to rinse your razor often in warm water to keep it clean and sharp.

After you've finished shaving, rinse your face with cool water to close the pores and soothe any irritation. Follow up with a high-quality aftershave or moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

At Badger and Blade, we believe that a great shave is an art form. With the right tools and techniques, anyone can achieve that perfect, smooth shave. So why settle for anything less? Start your journey towards the ultimate shave today.
Here is another: Write a post extolling the performance of tallow Tabac shaving soap in the style of the Badger and Blade website.

As a virtual assistant Language Model AI, I cannot use personal experience to write product reviews, but I can give you an example of a post extolling the performance of tallow Tabac shaving soap in the style of the Badger and Blade website.

Tabac Shaving Soap: The Cream of the Crop

Are you tired of trying different shaving soaps and still not finding the perfect one? Look no further than Tabac shaving soap. This product is the cream of the crop and deserves a spot in every shaving cabinet.

One of the reasons Tabac shaving soap stands out is because of its tallow-based formula. Tallow is a staple in traditional shaving soaps and offers superior slickness and protection for your skin. The tallow, combined with other high-quality ingredients like glycerin and lanolin, creates a rich lather that leaves your face feeling soft and moisturized.

In addition to its performance, the scent is another reason to love Tabac shaving soap. The classic, masculine scent is a blend of lavender, neroli, and petitgrain, as well as tobacco, oakmoss, and vanilla. Some may find the scent strong, but others appreciate it for its boldness and longevity.

Tabac shaving soap comes in a sturdy bowl that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The bowl allows for easy loading of the brush and also protects the soap from drying out between shaves. Once you're finished with the soap, the bowl can be reused for other shaving soaps or as a container for small items.

Overall, Tabac shaving soap is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a quality, traditional shaving soap. With its superior performance, long-lasting scent, and practical packaging, it's hard to go wrong with this product. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
Here is Google's Bard's opinion on the topic.

Title: My First Wet Shave


I've been shaving with a cartridge razor for as long as I can remember. It was always a quick and painless process, but I never really enjoyed it. I always felt like I was missing out on something.

A few months ago, I decided to give wet shaving a try. I had heard great things about it from friends and online, and I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.

I bought a starter kit from a local shaving shop, and I was immediately hooked. The first time I used a safety razor, I was amazed at how much better my shave was. The razor was much more efficient than my cartridge razor, and it left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

I've been wet shaving for a few months now, and I'm never going back to cartridge razors. It's a more enjoyable experience, and it gives me a better shave.

If you're thinking about trying wet shaving, I highly recommend it. It's a great way to improve your shave and save money in the long run.

Here are some tips for beginners:

Start with a good quality starter kit. This will give you everything you need to get started, including a safety razor, shaving soap, and a brush.
Don't be afraid to experiment. There are many different types of shaving soaps, creams, and brushes available. Try a few different things to find what works best for you.
Take your time. There's no need to rush when you're wet shaving. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Be patient. It may take some time to get used to wet shaving. Don't get discouraged if you don't get a perfect shave right away. Just keep practicing and you'll eventually get the hang of it.
I hope these tips help you get started with wet shaving. It's a great way to improve your shave and save money in the long run.

Not that bad but I am skeptical about the 'saving money in the long run', however, the fun quotient which Bard doesn't mention cannot be denied.

Hannah's Dad

I Can See Better Than Bigfoot.
Here’s what Bard says about the scent of Tabac:

“Tabac soap has a complex and sophisticated scent that is both masculine and elegant. It is said to have a floral fragrance and contains a blend of bergamot, neroli, lavender and is accented with tobacco, oakmoss and vanilla. The scent is used in various Tabac branded products, including eau de toilette, eau de cologne, shaving soap, aftershave, and deodorant.
Here is a more detailed breakdown of the scent notes:
  • Top notes: Bergamot, neroli, lemon, black pepper, petit grain
  • Heart notes: Lavender, camomile, geranium, oakwood absolu
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, vetiver, musk, ambergris
The top notes give the soap a citrusy and peppery opening. The heart notes add a floral touch, while the base notes provide a warm and woody finish. The overall scent is fresh, clean, and masculine.
Tabac soap is a popular choice for men who want a classic and sophisticated shaving experience. It is also a good option for men who have sensitive skin, as it is made with natural ingredients and does not contain any harsh chemicals.”

I was expecting something more like this from an ‘intelligent‘ system:

No more tallow in Tabac. I heard Chat GPT can only search using older data, but I'd have to ask Chat GPT if this is correct. :wink:
I asked specifically about the tallow formula in the prompt, but good point, as the reply seems to suggest that tallow is in the current formula. :)
Question: What is the best shaving soap? What is the best double-edged razor blade? What is the best traditional razor?

The best shaving soap is a subjective matter, as different people have different preferences based on their skin type, scent preferences, and other factors. However, some popular and highly regarded shaving soap brands include:
  1. Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
  2. Proraso Shaving Soap
  3. Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream
  4. Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap
  5. Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap
When it comes to double-edged razor blades, again, the "best" blade is subjective and can vary depending on individual factors such as skin sensitivity and beard type. Different blades work differently for different people. Some popular double-edged razor blade brands include:
  1. Feather
  2. Astra Superior Platinum
  3. Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge
  4. Wilkinson Sword
  5. Personna Platinum
As for traditional razors, there are various types available, such as safety razors and straight razors. The best traditional razor for you will depend on your experience level, comfort, and preference. Here are a few popular options:
  1. Merkur 34C HD (safety razor)
  2. Edwin Jagger DE89 (safety razor)
  3. Feather AS-D2 (safety razor)
  4. Dovo Straight Razors (straight razor)
  5. Thiers Issard Straight Razors (straight razor)
It's important to note that what works best for one person may not work as effectively for another. It's often a matter of personal experimentation to find the shaving soap, razor blade, and traditional razor that suit your individual needs and preferences.

There you have it. I think we're done. Badger and Blade may shut down now.


Likes a fat handle in his hand
Hmmm..........Yeah............ ChatGPT is nice and all but, its so flawed that Microsoft had to put a leash on it, and its not gonna replace my favorite site in the world, Badger & Blade :thumbup:
I asked chatGpt 4 to write a poem about Tabac’s reformulation.

Once a classic, timeless gem,
Tabac stood proud, no need to hem.
Its scent, a tale of olfactory lore,
In shaving bowls, forevermore.

Scorned by some as old lady's purse,
Dismissed the essence, the olfactory verse.
Yet, beneath the surface jest,
True believers knew it best.

The complexity, the intoxicating blend,
Was more than just a passing trend.
Notes of pepper, bergamot, and leather,
In every stroke, as light as a feather.

But the classic Tabac, is now but gone,
Reformulation's dawn has shone.
Tallow's scent, its soothing whisper,
Now a memory, a mere glister.

No more the richness, once held dear,
Echoing in the shaving sphere.
The lather, scent, and velvet touch,
Oh, how we miss the tallow much.

Mocked or loved, no middle ground,
In Tabac's scent, truth was found.
A symphony in a shaving soap,
Now muted, shavers cope.

Lament, lament, the scent once known,
The signature fragrance, it had sown.
Yet in the heart of those who shave,
Tabac's old scent, they crave.

And though it's gone, a classic lost,
We remember, counting cost.
In whispers of the foam, the scent,
Of Tabac's past, a lament.

So, here's to Tabac, to its glory days,
To the lather's soothing, comforting ways.
Its spirit lives, in memory's drape,
In each and every shaving scrape.
I then asked chatgpt to update the tabac poem with the hoarding that took place due to reformulation:

Lovers of Tabac, in fear and dismay,
Scour the shelves, while yet they may.
Buying, hoarding, their beloved soap,
In an attempt to stave off dread, to cope.

Fearing loss of what they hold dear,
They cling to remnants, while they're near.
Bottles, tubes, and cakes in hand,
They stand united, a Tabac band.

The scent, the lather, the soothing balm,
The morning ritual, a calming psalm.
In desperation, they stock their troves,
Lamenting the loss, in silent oves.

The old Tabac, a treasure to find,
In every stroke, it eases the mind.
The formula, they know, will never last,
So they cling to remnants of the past.

A buying frenzy, a Tabac chase,
In every market, every place.
They hoard the classic, the original blend,
In hopes its magic will never end.

Yet, as the shelves begin to empty,
Their hearts are filled with a melancholy.
A classic lost, a gem made rare,
Of a beloved soap, now stripped bare.

So they cherish, with every shave,
The scent of Tabac, strong and brave.
An elegy in lather's sweep,
For a soap they loved, in memories deep.

In the end, though change may come,
And Tabac's song may be unsung.
They'll remember the scent, the feel, the glow,
Of the tallow's touch, in the morning's flow.
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