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post #76 of 141
Cella is my favorite, closely followed by Mitchell´s Wool Fat and D.R. Harris.
post #77 of 141
Greetings. I have only very recently discovered this forum. I have been wet shaving for several years and have used many triple milled soaps as well as creams. My thoughts:

- From an efficacy standpoint, the top contenders are Tabac and Art of Shaving. These are tallow based soaps (as opposed to veggie based soaps which are much more common these days). My problem with Tabac is the strong scent which I don't particularly care for. AOS soaps are equal in efficacy to Tabac but are considerably more expensive. The available scents are better (particularly the sandalwood) and the wooden bowls are nice.
- D. R. Harris soaps are also very good efficacy wise; they also contain tallow. Lavender and almond are my favorites.
- With regard to the veggie based soaps, I like Geo. F. Trumpers, particularly the rose. T&H luxury soap is OK but not excellent. Probably the best from the standpoint of efficacy alone is Gold Dachs Spezial.
- The shea butter based French soaps are also generally very good (e.g. Pre de Provence).
- I have no experience with glycerine based soaps.
- Mitchell's Wool Fat soap (or the Kent soap which is identical) is also highly regarded. It contains tallow as well as lanolin. It is perhaps the best from a skin conditioning standpoint. The scent is quite subtle but pleasant. The MWF ceramic bowl is also very nice. Many folks have difficulty coaxing good lather from this soap. The lather does not explode off the puck as is the case with Tabac and AOS.
post #78 of 141
Greek olive oil soap. 73 cents (Euro) at any Greek grocery store. Like that is accessible. I bought a one year supply last time I was there and it is just heaven. Check Ebay or specialty on-line retailers
post #79 of 141
Another big Tabac fan here. Refills cost ~$10 from fragrancex.net with free shipping which seem to last forever. A cheap Omega boar brush works perfectly fine with soap for me and my sensitive skin.

One thing I've been experimenting with recently is loading up a nice Tabac lather on my brush then squirting on a dime-size dollop of Headslick shaving cream and face-lathering that combo for about a minute. I've never shaved my head but the combo of Headslick and Tabac on my face makes for a rich, slick leather with a nice menthol cooling sensation which is easy on the wallet.
post #80 of 141
Much depends on the quality/hardness of your tapwater, IMHO. Some soaps work very well in soft water, but not so well in harder stuff. That being said, TABAC seems to work well in almost all conditions.
post #81 of 141
My go to shaving Soaps:
Mitchells Wool Fat
Prosaso Green Tea and Aloe
Valobra Almond scent
and
Trufitt and Hill Lavander.
post #82 of 141
Shaving Soaps

Mitchells Wool Fat
Vintage Williams -before 1980s
Tabac
Cade
Provence Sante
Martin de Candre


Shaving Cream

Domenico Carcenci
post #83 of 141
Speick Shaving stick is amazing. I prefer it to Tabac.

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Spei...tick_p_76.html
post #84 of 141
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Speick Shaving stick is amazing. I prefer it to Tabac.

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Spei...tick_p_76.html

Do you leave it in stick form? I've only ever used one stick (QED) and I just cannot get good results from the damn thing
post #85 of 141
Tabac owns all, and is a fraction of the price of Mitchell's Wool Fat.
post #86 of 141
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Do you leave it in stick form? I've only ever used one stick (QED) and I just cannot get good results from the damn thing

You must be doing it wrong. If you vigorously rub the stick on your face it will surely bring forth a mighty lather.
post #87 of 141
I'm currently alternating between 1 puck of Tabac and one tub of Taylor Avocado shaving cream.

Had them for almost 2 years and the Taylor is almost halfway used, the Tabac barely seems to have a dent.

I do shave every other day though...
post #88 of 141
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You must be doing it wrong. If you vigorously rub the stick on your face it will surely bring forth a mighty lather.
Well, then maybe QED sucks then. I can't say I've tried anything else Charles put out, though B&B Really Really Really loves him and his products. ah well. fwiw, I'm trying to use up the shaving creams since I used them SOOOO SLOWLY and they're starting to dry out. I've got a couple left in the rotation, and I'm scared to see what's still in the drawer yet to be opened.
post #89 of 141
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Do you leave it in stick form? I've only ever used one stick (QED) and I just cannot get good results from the damn thing
I remember trying this, back in my shaving days, and finding it to be rather sucky as well.
post #90 of 141
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Well, then maybe QED sucks then. I can't say I've tried anything else Charles put out, though B&B Really Really Really loves him and his products. ah well.

fwiw, I'm trying to use up the shaving creams since I used them SOOOO SLOWLY and they're starting to dry out. I've got a couple left in the rotation, and I'm scared to see what's still in the drawer yet to be opened.

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I remember trying this, back in my shaving days, and finding it to be rather sucky as well.

I've never tried QED but I love sticks. I have used Tabac and Speick and they were both great.
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