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Best shaving soap?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by godofcoffee, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Senior member

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    My go to shaving Soaps:
    Mitchells Wool Fat
    Prosaso Green Tea and Aloe
    Valobra Almond scent
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    Trufitt and Hill Lavander.
     
  2. jimmyfingers

    jimmyfingers Senior member

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    Shaving Soaps

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


    Shaving Cream

    Domenico Carcenci
     
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  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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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
     
  5. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Tabac owns all, and is a fraction of the price of Mitchell's Wool Fat.
     
  6. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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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. [​IMG]
     
  7. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    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...
     
  8. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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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. [​IMG]
    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.
     
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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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.
     
  10. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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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.


    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.
     
  11. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    Just started using Speick - good stuff and cheap.
     
  12. noxlord

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    Crabtree and Evelyn Nomad soap is great. I love it mutch more than Trumper's and Prorazo.

    The Occitane shaving soap is supposed to be rather good too.
     
  13. CalTex

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    can anyone recommend a soap and aftershave that does not leave a significant scent?
     
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  14. raags

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    Check out Mitchell's Wool Fat.. luxury English brand that is has an extremely faint scent. Great soap.
     
  15. bullethead

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    Speick after shave is scentless and does a great job
     
  16. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    My summer rotation consists of Acqua Di Parma, Santa Maria Novella and Tcheon Fung Sing Bergamotto Neroli. I'll throw a little DR Harris Arlington in for good measure every so often.
     
  17. gdl203

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    I've been using Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet cream since Father's Day and it's pretty amazing - I'd say on par with SMN, if not better. I understand it's ungodly expensive but (1) the glass jar with silver top is pretty and stays on my sink, (2) it lathers like crazy and I feel I will get two years of shaves out of that jar, and (3) it smells awesome
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    The BB cream is very good but the the soap is horrible. Pen's Opus is also a great cream. BB is one of my favorite scents, unfortunately, it smells terrible on me.
     
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  19. Mariooo

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    this is a relative question without the possibility of a definite answer.

    Myself, I mostly come back to either Taylor of Old Bond Street or Trumpers, but I also like Penhaligons or DR Harris sometimes
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
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    :sherlock:
     

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