nope...never finished any full sized creams/soaps....probably will be a few years before that happens.
I believe HoosierTrooper has both varieties in his arsenal.
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I use Arko to shave my head, so I have gone through a few sticks. Otherwise, I still have most of the soaps I started wet shaving with 18 months or so ago. I keep thinking I'd at least like to get through the tub of Cella, but then I decide to use something else for a while. Meanwhile, I have another tab open with my West Coast Shaving shopping cart, with yet more soaps in it.
In one year, I finished a puck of Tabac, Arko, and 90% of a puck of MWF.
Along with that, also a tub of GFT Limes, tube of GFT Sandalwood, and a tube of SIM.
Shave face and head almost every evening.
Emptied many a green tub of Proraso
when i get close i just throw another puck onto it
I have finished a puck of Arlington and a puck of AOS Sandalwood. It's very satisfying. Plus you realize quickly if the soap is up to par.
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Indeed! I have finished quite a few.
We even have the Graveyard thread for finished products. It's sort of a mini-celebration when a product is used up.
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Finished a puck of VDH Deluxe. Working on Col Conk Amber and Thee Fat. I have 15 sticks of Arko and I'll never finish that. At least not for the next several years.
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I finished the first three pucks I bought: Tabac (that took forever), Cella, and Proraso.
After that my soap collection exploded, making it much more difficult to finish anything.
I haven't even finished a full sample yet, so I feel your pain.
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I actually just finished a tub of TOBS Avocado the other day and just in time for some Mike's samples to come in (I needed a container to put a sample in so it worked out great).
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Before joining B&B it was vintage Williams soap everyday year in and year out for decades and I have never gave any thought about other shaving soaps/creams. I bought literally tons of vintage Williams without any knowledge of it eventually being bought out by Combe. I admit I am a hoarder in many things . I was so happy then before B&B got me addicted into trying other soaps and creams and this last 16 months it has been C&E shaving creams only. I started with the C&E Nomad tub and just finished the C&E Sandalwood tub and I will be working on the Sienna tub soon after I finish off my Old Spice Indian Shulton Original scent. I stick with what I open and rarely rotate around. Do I get the urge to try other stuff? ..Yes I do and that is why I have been staying away from B&B this last while and there is less temptations as a result I have always been disciplined in sticking and using up what I opened up and as a result I know each product thoroughly well and I enjoy the end result of shaving consistency and predictability = BBS and easier to troubleshoot any inconsistencies which rarely ever happens.
I think the key is to keep your soap/cream purchases less than your usage. This is theory however, since there are so many good ones out there! Hey, it's better than not having enough selection. Enjoy your shave!
I could probably load Tabac on a Q-tip and still get a decent lather
nope. not yet lol
Before I joined here yes. Since then the only thing I finished was a sample of MWF.
Quite a few. I only use on soap at a time. I imagine it would take forever with several in roatation.
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Yes, I just finished my first puck on Saturday. It only took three months. I doubt I will finish anything currently in rotation in the next year... or two.