11-15-2013, 08:13 PM
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Sticks:

Palmolive
Arko
Speick
La Toja

Pucks:

Cella
AoS Lemon Tallow
Cade
Pre de Provence
Tabac
MWF

Artisan:
Stirling Scots Pine
Barrister & Mann Vetiver
Mikes Orange
Mikes Bay Rum
Strop Shoppe Barbershoppe SE Tallow
Strop Shoppe Baker St.
Nikolis' Homemade Soap - beta test for friend
Panna Crema San Fransesco

Creams:
Proraso Green

Phew. That's a lot of soap. Aside from Dr. Harris (disappointed by Arlington - sold) and MdC which I plan to purchase before the new year...

What am I missing out on? I feel I have the majority of my bases covered. Soft, hard, artisan and brand name. I just wanted to double check and make sure Ill be set for the new year (or 4) without wanting something new haha.

Obsessed? Nah.

2014 Sabbatical here we come.


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 11-15-2013, 08:48 PM
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It looks like you have a great collection!

I would only add a few more artisan soaps to the list if you want to try them out:
* Mystic Water
* Jabonman
* HTGAM (How To Grow A Mustache) Synergy

Enjoy your sabbatical! Biggrin

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 11-15-2013, 08:50 PM
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  • ben74
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Maybe some:

Tabula Rasa... Great post shave skin care qualities.

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Or...

I Coloniali

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And..

Santa Maria Novella Crema da Barba

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Maybe...

Veleiro, Top Secret or Lavanda

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Regardless, far too many you haven't tried yet to consider a sabbatical... Tongue

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 11-15-2013, 09:32 PM
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Haha sabbatical discouragement! I sadly enjoy hearing those words. An excuse to tell my future wife.

Sorry for the double post - not intended.

What's i coloniali all about?

I have la toja grated into a container Smile

Mystic Water didn't work for me. Regardless of the 20 or so different techniques I tried according to stickies, nothing would produce a good lather with that stuff. Sucks because her bay Rum smells phenomenal.

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 11-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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  • ben74
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(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)bmilcs Wrote: Sorry for the double post - not intended.

Fixed ! Biggrin

(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)bmilcs Wrote: Haha sabbatical discouragement! I sadly enjoy hearing those words. An excuse to tell my future wife.

Consider me the anti-sabbaticalist ! Tongue

Congratulations on your pending nuptials !

(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)bmilcs Wrote: What's i coloniali all about?

I Coloniali reviewed here.

(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)bmilcs Wrote: I have la toja grated into a container Smile

I noticed the La Toya and switched it to Lavanda ! Biggrin

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 11-15-2013, 10:01 PM
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In no particular order. Some are quite inexepnsive. They all work great with my extremely soft water.

De Vergulde Hand tub

Boots stick

Provence Sante Verlain

Klar (various) their Kabinett is incredibly inexpensive and good

Valobra stick

Italian Croaps , 3P, Cella, Vitos (various), Valobra almond, P160 if you find it on the BST, Antica Barbiere Colla Bitter almond, probably more that I'm missing.

RazoRock (various)

Prarie Creations (various)

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 11-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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You have a good selection on hand and many excellent suggestions for the future. If you like almond scented soap I suggest Boellis Panama 1924.

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 11-16-2013, 02:07 AM
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You have every soap there that I have my mental "list" to one day try, with the exception of Mystic Water and Razorock.

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 11-16-2013, 09:47 AM
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You are missing one soap I could not do without: DR Harris.

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 11-16-2013, 05:34 PM
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Sadly I wasn't impressed with Dr. Harris Arlington's performance.

I traded it for Pre de Provence and glad I did! Otherwise I might've missed out on veggie soaps! That lead to La Toja and Cade.

I've heard testimonies that the other Dr. Harris scents perform better by two sources that are acid fans. I'll definitely give Marlboro a try as that scent sounds like its right up my alley.

I'm trying to hit all the classics that I've heard repeatedly. MdC, Calani, Dr. Harris - all in my future. Also, a Valobra stick.

Is the Valobra stick different than the Cell like soft soap sample I've received from WCS? Cella aggravates my skin Sad


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Ah yes. Razorock as well.

If you had to recommend one specific type of Razorock, what would it be?

I've read that the King of the Castle line is great - the lavender one - and XXX that's been discontinued.

I scored another AoS tallow lavender today at a local shop. Very pumped to try it out Smile


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 11-16-2013, 07:48 PM
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I've tried half of the soaps you have listed there.

I have a sample of Mdc and need to try that out soon.

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 11-16-2013, 08:33 PM
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I think you should pick up a few vintage soaps to add to the rotation but yeah you got a pretty decent selection already

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 11-16-2013, 09:41 PM
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(11-15-2013, 08:13 PM)bmilcs Wrote: 2014 Sabbatical here we come.

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Bryan, what is this craziness?! I am a firm believer in a healthy and balanced non-sabbatical lifestyle ... Biggrin

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 11-17-2013, 07:08 PM
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I picked up a puck of vintage Williams today for $3 at a flea market. It's marked with .23 - not sure if it's 23 cents or what but it sure looks old Smile

I also snagged another AoS tallow lavender puck. And I have MdC on the way.

God help me.


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 11-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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(11-16-2013, 05:34 PM)bmilcs Wrote: I'll definitely give Marlboro a try as that scent sounds like its right up my alley.


I scored another AoS tallow lavender today at a local shop. Very pumped to try it out Smile

+1 on Marlborough. In vintage AoS, my vote is for Sandalwood.

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 11-18-2013, 06:16 AM
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(11-17-2013, 07:15 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(11-16-2013, 05:34 PM)bmilcs Wrote: I'll definitely give Marlboro a try as that scent sounds like its right up my alley.


I scored another AoS tallow lavender today at a local shop. Very pumped to try it out Smile

+1 on Marlborough. In vintage AoS, my vote is for Sandalwood.

Yea that's the one scent they didn't have. Lavender and lemon lather up equally well however and scent doesn't play a. Important role in my choice of soaps.

I cannot wait for MdC to show up!


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 11-23-2013, 03:19 PM
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I can recommend Wm. Neumann 1911. Slick, with great cushion and IMO a wonderful scent.

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 11-23-2013, 06:28 PM
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None of my favorites is in here Angry :
Antica Saponeria Artigiana (artisan Almond ... best ever)
Susan Darnell Vito's Extra Super Coconut (better & easier than Cella)
Proraso Blue cream & White crop (best super-lather ever !!)

Give them a try ... I'll enjoy.

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 11-23-2013, 08:54 PM
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TFS hard soaps

Not much of a cream guy so I don't have a lot of suggestions there

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 11-24-2013, 09:40 AM
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Definitely the HTGAM Synergy "Cavendish"!!!

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