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Col. Conk's Lime! Wow!:)

I pulled out the Col. Conk's Lime soap this morning. I haven't used it in quite along time.:) I paired it with a vintage Gillette Tech safety razor (Fat Handle) and Gillette Silver Blue blade.

I had an absolutely WONDERFUL shave! The lather created was thick and rich and VERY slick! My shave was free of nicks or cuts. Absolutely zero irritation!

I do believe, though, that the key to generating all that lather was due to using a good synthetic shaving brush (AP Shaving Co. tuxedo knot). I've found that synthetic brushes perform much better than natural hair brushes when using a hard soap like Col. Conk's.

The lime scent is exactly what you expect. A nice citrus lime scent. It wakes you up and gets the senses going.:)

This was my last puck, so I have to order more!:)

Five stars for slick performance, great protection, and outstanding value!
 
I pulled out the Col. Conk's Lime soap this morning. I haven't used it in quite along time.:) I paired it with a vintage Gillette Tech safety razor (Fat Handle) and Gillette Silver Blue blade.

I had an absolutely WONDERFUL shave! The lather created was thick and rich and VERY slick! My shave was free of nicks or cuts. Absolutely zero irritation!

I do believe, though, that the key to generating all that lather was due to using a good synthetic shaving brush (AP Shaving Co. tuxedo knot). I've found that synthetic brushes perform much better than natural hair brushes when using a hard soap like Col. Conk's.

The lime scent is exactly what you expect. A nice citrus lime scent. It wakes you up and gets the senses going.:)

This was my last puck, so I have to order more!:)

Five stars for slick performance, great protection, and outstanding value!
It's great to return to something and find it better than you expected!! I like Col. Conk's Lime soap, too; not the best, not the worst, for me it's a solid performer.
 
Glad you liked it.

But, Col Conk is hard soap? If I recall it is a glycerin based soap and it lasts no where near what a traditional hard soap like Taylor's or Trumper's does.

Chris
 
Although not a Lime user, I still keep the Amber on hand. It's one of the (if not THE) first soap(s) I used however many years ago and the scent and slickness is still admirable!
 
You've probably improved your technique a lot over time which also helped you get better lather and a better shave. With most soaps, "use more product" is key to a great shave. And conk soaps are cheap enough that you can use a lot of it without wasting it. I like to rub it on my face like a shave stick.
 
Although not a Lime user, I still keep the Amber on hand. It's one of the (if not THE) first soap(s) I used however many years ago and the scent and slickness is still admirable!
Amber is next on my list to try from the Col Conk line.:) I've read some very positive reviews.:)
 
You've probably improved your technique a lot over time which also helped you get better lather and a better shave. With most soaps, "use more product" is key to a great shave. And conk soaps are cheap enough that you can use a lot of it without wasting it. I like to rub it on my face like a shave stick.
I agree with the points you mentioned.:)

I'll have to remember the shave stick approach.:)
 
Amber is next on my list to try from the Col Conk line.:) I've read some very positive reviews.:)
It's a great "warm" scent. The aftershave is good also, coupled with the soap or alone. I think the lime aftershave has a following much like the soap too.

I am not certain, but did Caswell-Massey produce them for a little while? I know it was in their distribution portfolio a while back.
 
I love the performance of this soap. Nice and easy to get very slick but still cushioning lather. I can't say I love the scent though. It's a bit more "lime jolly rancher" scented rather than natural lime scented, if that makes sense.
 
This is why it's always a good ideal to revisit soaps later on. Some people will stop using a particular soap if it didn't work well the 1st time, sometimes technique changes, plus the gear used can greatly effects the results. Synthetic brushes make it a lot easier to generate lather with Certain soaps IMO.

Very rarely will a soap work great the 1st time then generate a terrible lather later on, but one example is the LEA hard puck, first few shaves whipped up a thick lather, but after that it became impossible to get a stable lather. Other people have reported this same problem with this soap, so it's not just me. OTOH the LEA stick is a much better product but doesn't have that sandalwood scent.
 
I think Conk soaps are very underrated.
I think the Amber soap and aftershave are fantastic products that I have used for about 15 years now.
Great value, great performance.
Thank you!
I appreciate your loyalty!

There are (now) hundreds of boutique and high-end soaps but our soap remains a VERY strong seller. I think often times it gets overlooked because of the price point and never given a "real" chance.

Again, I thank you!
 
Col Conk lime was my very first soap. I took a cheese grater to four pucks of Williams, microwaved the Conk lime and mixed in the Williams. Voila! Lime Williams. You gotta try it, its amazing! I do agree with Mike, it is overlooked and does not get the love on many shave sites, which is just wrong. BTW I also make my own bootlegger aftershave. I will be ordering another puck, because it is an excellent product on its own and you can't beat the price.
 
The variety pack was the first soap I bought and stays in my rotation with the 3 Proraso’s. I’m looking to try their naturals line next in the blue packets.


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