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Topic: New SkyFall Discovery: Floris 89 Shaving Bowl

Folks, wanted to share with you a recent "confirmation" from Floris and their marketing director, Edward Bodenham.  As you can see from the below email he acknowledges this but cannot post on their site OR market it due to the PAID product endorsements.  BUT that doesn't stop consumers and fans like us spreading the word.  Also on my site, www.thebondexperience.com, you can now see my interview with Edward on Bond's connection to Floris 89 and even some interesting information regarding Daniel Craig....by the way, the correct bowl and cream is available via the web sites Bond shop.

Here is the email from Edward:

Dear David,



Thank you very much for your email.



It was such a pleasure to meet you and I am pleased to hear that the video looks good. Thank you again for featuring Floris as part of the Bond Experience.



Yes, apparently our No.89 Shaving Soap Bowl was used in the filming of Skyfall, but for the time being we are unable to officially confirm this because of the tight restrictions placed by the main sponsors on product endorsements.



Please let me know if there is anything else that I can help with.



Best wishes,



Edward.



Edward Bodenham

Marketing Director



FLORIS
89 Jermyn Street
London
SW1Y 6JH

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This is interesting.  As I was recently pricing 1964 Gillette slim adjustable safety razors on eBay, I was also researching shaving soaps.  And this exact shaving bowl was the one I had my eye on, due to the Bond connection.  But this was months before Skyfall  was released. 

Now I feel like I have to pull the trigger, so to speak.

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Hi
Was it the wooden floris 89 shaving bowl and have we managed to confirm the cut throat razor yet
Ross

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jared_nomak wrote:

Hi
Was it the wooden floris 89 shaving bowl and have we managed to confirm the cut throat razor yet
Ross

Well, Bond has been known to use George F. Trumper grooming supplies.  So my guess, although unconfirmed, is it's from here:

http://www.trumpers.com/shop_detail.cfm


http://www.trumpers.com/product_detail. … =111547848

Check the open razors and strop page.

DG

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this one?
http://www.point-rouge.de/floris-no-89- … 100-g.html

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yep, i think that's it.

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it's on their web site too direct - £34 including P&P in the UK - £7.95 outside - happy hunting all  ajb007/smile

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Any ideas on the brush he uses - does't look like the Floris one?? Any ideas anyone?

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http://s11.postimage.org/zfdle4s33/2012_11_21_23_14_58.jpg

Very nice and well worth the money! (Kent Bowl, by the way, Floris soap!)

As for the brush, looking at the spread it's certainly badger hair as opposed to Boar or synthetic material and it has a black handle judging by the image below.

http://s13.postimage.org/dzacpfosj/brush.jpg

http://s17.postimage.org/bgfgxblrv/brush2.jpg

Could be a Kent, like mine. Possibly an Edwin Jagger, but many possibilities though and hard to make an educated suggestion from the few shots we have.

PS: Before anyone asks, I took these pictures on my phone, in the cinema! I'm not turning them in to canvass art and making a mint, nor have I pirated the movie. (Shiver 'me timbers, etc)

Last edited by Wilde (21st Nov 2012 23:57)

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How do you know its a Kent bowl and not a floris one?

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I don't, just showing what I use. Always been a Kent man myself (brushes are very good) but the soap I tend to vary, I have Floris in there at the moment and it's very nice!

Perhaps the brush is something like this; http://www.blackandbrown.net/product/BL … 28black%29.

There are different grades of Badger hair, depending on where on the badger they take it from. Better brushes make a smoother and more comfortable lather. If you prefer not to use animal products, then go for a synthetic, which is slightly cheaper and does a similar job.

Regards,
Wilde

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Ah, sorry...misunderstood... ajb007/martini   ajb007/bond

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Mine arrived, loverly packaging. Free sample too included  ajb007/smile

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do you've a picture?

draxhugo wrote:

Yes, I must say the packaging and packing were quite impressive ajb007/smile

Bullet proof one might say.

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ajb007/wink i mean the packaging of the floris bowl

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WOW, whats the sample they gave you?

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Thomo wrote:

Mine arrived, loverly packaging. Free sample too included  ajb007/smile

Where did you get yours from
Ross

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richmenstoys wrote:

do you've a picture?

draxhugo wrote:

Yes, I must say the packaging and packing were quite impressive ajb007/smile

Bullet proof one might say.

Me too - sorry

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jared_nomak wrote:
Thomo wrote:

Mine arrived, loverly packaging. Free sample too included  ajb007/smile

Where did you get yours from
Ross

Floris - direct free P&P in the UK