09-02-2013, 02:22 PM
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  • Mouser
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I find soaps to be better performers than creams, still wouldn't give up my creams, but the best soaps I have ever tried so far and I'm rating them by results only are, in no particular order are
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Tabacs
D.R. Harris
Pre de Provence
Arko stick
when I use any of them and a decent blade, I end up with smooth feeling skin, and no trace of either whiskers or blood when I'm done. Every time.

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 09-04-2013, 08:56 AM
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I really like the scent of Pre de Provence but lately i've found that my shaves have been suffering. I'm pretty sure that it's my technique but have you noticed diminishing returns with PdP?

My first shave with it was excellent; my last two shave were terrible; lather would get sticky and made my face feel like it was on fire.

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 09-04-2013, 10:31 AM
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Hate to be monotonous and in no particular order:

* Mystic Water
* Mike's
* Jabonman

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 09-04-2013, 11:04 AM
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PannaCrema. It's absolutely outstanding!!!

Gewuppt mit dem BlackBerry Z10

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 09-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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  • Crag
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(09-04-2013, 08:56 AM)Starkicker Wrote: I really like the scent of Pre de Provence but lately i've found that my shaves have been suffering. I'm pretty sure that it's my technique but have you noticed diminishing returns with PdP?

My first shave with it was excellent; my last two shave were terrible; lather would get sticky and made my face feel like it was on fire.

Sounds like an issue with too little water.

My best soaps are:

Boellis Panama 1924
Cella
ABCBA
Tabula Rasa - Light Cream

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 09-04-2013, 11:36 AM
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  • Leo K.
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I find tallow based soaps to be my favorites, although I haven't explored high and wide for many soaps.

Arko is my top go-to soap. It's simply my favorite, including the scent.

Mitchell's Wool Fat is my other soap right now. I like to use it on weekends.

I just bought TABAC but haven't used it yet. Biggrin

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 09-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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MWF would be #1 but I really enjoy scented product. My go to soap is D. R. Harris Arlington - great lather and a wonderful scent. I also really enjoy my La Toja stick, mainly for travel.

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 09-04-2013, 05:05 PM
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Have you guys found MWF's scent to change depending on what container it's in (wood vs ceramic).

I have a loose puck in a tupperware bowl and a puck in a wooden bowl; the one in the wooden bowl has a "balsa wood" smell to it as well; but the bowl itself has no odour.

Would it just be MWF drying out/aging in the wood bowl and not the tupperware?

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 09-05-2013, 04:09 AM
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  • Sin7
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I am not sure on the MWF, but I am currently in love with DR Harris soaps.

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 09-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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  • Mouser
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Mystic Water is a mystery to me. I have no problem lathering any other soap, even ones that are supposed to be difficult. No problem bowl lathering MWF, or any other "problem soap", but I can't get anything other than a thin, useless film with Mystic.

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 09-05-2013, 07:58 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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MWF
Arko Stick/grated
Speick Stick/grated

Since I grate everything, yes, I even grate my MWF then repress it into the ceramic container, maybe I should try mixing the three and see what happens.

We could call it MAS.

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 09-05-2013, 08:24 AM
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  • u2u
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The best of my current soaps:

Boellis Panama 1924 in Coffret,
Martin de Candre scented in beechwood bowl,
Floris JF,
Klar Seifen Rasierseife Klassik.

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 09-05-2013, 08:53 AM
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  • Macko
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DR Harris Marlborough
MWF
Stirling

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 09-05-2013, 08:57 AM
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(09-05-2013, 07:46 AM)Mouser Wrote: Mystic Water is a mystery to me. I have no problem lathering any other soap, even ones that are supposed to be difficult. No problem bowl lathering MWF, or any other "problem soap", but I can't get anything other than a thin, useless film with Mystic.

Couldn't agree more, if there was a category for "best smelling worst performing" MW would take the crown.

Moderator edit: the personal opinions posted are permitted but baseless and defamatory comments have been deleted from this post.

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 09-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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  • R0B
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Random order:
DR Harris
PannaCrema
JabonMan

Recently tried LA Shaving Soap and think it's a very decent soap as well.

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 09-10-2013, 05:47 PM
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I love mitchells wool soap and barrister & mann.

Interestly enough both are tallow soaps.

Marc

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 09-10-2013, 05:52 PM
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  • Agravic
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(09-04-2013, 10:31 AM)celestino Wrote: Hate to be monotonous and in no particular order:

* Mystic Water
* Mike's
* Jabonman

+1 ... ditto ... Biggrin

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 09-10-2013, 08:08 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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*Boellis Panama 1924
*Mike's
*Barrister & Mann
*Strop Shoppe

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 09-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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  • Westchester, NY
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I'll keep it short...90% of the Haslinger and RazoRock soaps that have been made! Especially their Tallows...Veggies are great tooTongue

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 09-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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  • njpaddy
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I'm sure my well water is a factor, but I get my best results from DRH and SRD soaps.

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