Well I had to join in on this just for the fun of it. I do not have many vintage/discontinued items save for three or four items. Including a cake of Trumper tallow almond soap.
So today it was the EL shave soap
Avon Leather a/s
Gillette ajustable(slim set to 4)
Feather DE blade.
B&B 2009 Butterxcotch Kent
To say it was exemplary is understated. It is nice to know that at one time this sort of morning shave could have been considered normal if you paid a bit of attention. I suspect the MEM English Leather soap is from the early seventies. It has no bar code. It almost assuredly tallow and probably carried an "expensive" price tag in those days of around $2.99. Stands toe to toe with the best of them.
Now I just need to get my hands on some genuine MEM English Leather a/s. This was my Da's scent of choice and it smelled better on him than it ever has on me. I wish I could have gotten him into this before he passed nearly a decade ago. I would give just about anything to see him lathering up a brush full of this soap and finishing it off with some MEM EL from my childhood.