03-02-2012, 07:42 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I have been enamored with vintage shaving soaps but have been going back to current production ones more and more lately and am very happy that a few of the current production soaps match or even exceed the vintage soaps. While my list definitely changes periodically, if I had to choose right now, my top four shaving soaps (rated on performance as well as scent) are:

1) D.R. Harris Arlington shaving soap

2) Vintage (Tallow) Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood

3) Yardley Black Label

4) Mitchell's Wool Fat

All four of these soaps are excellent performers and the ratings differences I assigned were marginal and mainly based on scent.

What 4 soaps would make your Final Four?

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 03-02-2012, 07:53 AM
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In no order : Prairie Creations, VDH, Em's, Ogallala

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 03-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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Cella, l'Occitane, Tabac & I'll throw Harris Marlborough into the mix - though, ultimately, I find Arko and Valobra to be better: but each feels unrefined to me.

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 03-02-2012, 10:23 AM
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In no order

Prairie Creations Tallow and Lanolin 'Cool Spring'
Tabac
Crabtree and Evelyn Sienna
Sir Irisch Moos

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 03-02-2012, 10:53 AM
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  • Teiste
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1.Martin de Candre
2.Mitchells Wool Fat
3.La Toja Manantiales
4.Art of Shaving Lavender/Wilkinson stick/Pre de Provence/Provence Sante/Institut Karite/Loccitane Cade/Myrurgia stick...hard to choose.

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 03-02-2012, 11:05 AM
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Hard to pick 4.

Right now I guess it would be:

DR Harris Lavender
Speick Stick
AoS Lavender
MWF

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 03-02-2012, 11:06 AM
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In no particular order:

RL Safari
MWF
Martin de Candre
Sir Irisch Moos

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 03-02-2012, 12:19 PM
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This is a tough one, since I have dozens in the Nook! But I'm going to go with the most used ones, since they must be my favorites!

1. Mitchell's Wool Fat
2. Vito's Extra Coconut
3. L'Occitane Cade
4. Harris Arlington

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 03-02-2012, 12:36 PM
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In no particular order (and subject to change with no notice):

Seaforth
Dr Selby - more of a soap than a cream
Palolive Shave Stick
VDH Luxury/Williams

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 03-02-2012, 12:39 PM
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(03-02-2012, 12:36 PM)MichaelD Wrote: In no particular order (and subject to change with no notice):

Seaforth
Dr Selby - more of a soap than a cream
Palolive Shave Stick
VDH Luxury/Williams

Mine changes constantly. I also love the Dr. Selby Lavender and Palmolive sticks. Maybe I should have listed an Elite Eight. Cool

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 03-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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Final 4:

MWF
De Vergulde Hand "Extra fris"
RazoRock XXX
Provence Sante Green Tea

Elite 8:

L'Occitane Cade
Cella
De Vergulde Hand
Arko

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 03-02-2012, 02:42 PM
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4? ack! I'll try my best.

Martin de Candre
AOS
Haslinger
RazoRock Artisan line

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 03-02-2012, 05:42 PM
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(03-02-2012, 02:42 PM)Shawn Wrote: 4? ack! I'll try my best.

Martin de Candre
AOS
Haslinger
RazoRock Artisan line

Haslinger is another one I have not tried. Something in the scent of all of the varieties that I carry (or carried) get my allergies going. As a result, I was never tempted to try it. I do hear from a lot of people who swear by it though.

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 03-02-2012, 05:42 PM
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  • freddy
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Prairie Creations tallow & lanolin lavender
Roger & Gallet L' Homme
L' Occitane Cade
Tabac

These are in no particular order and subject to change. Biggrin

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 03-02-2012, 07:26 PM
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Hmm....this is not easy for me.

Let's go with:

MWF
Tabac
SCS Pine and Spruce (I think that's what it's called)
PC (any)

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 03-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, only four? OK, off the top of my head (or my chin?) and in no particular order:

Tabac
MWF
Pre de Provence
Mühle Sea Buckthorn

(I tried Dr. Dittmar's the other day for the first time, and I suspect it will quickly enter the Final Four once I get the proper water/soap balance dialed in)

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 03-02-2012, 10:43 PM
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(03-02-2012, 10:33 PM)greyhawk Wrote: (I tried Dr. Dittmar's the other day for the first time, and I suspect it will quickly enter the Final Four once I get the proper water/soap balance dialed in)

That is good to hear as I have Dr. Dittmar on the way. Biggrin

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 03-02-2012, 11:48 PM
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  • CMur12
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I'm really down to two, but you can spread one across a couple of brands. So, in no particular order:

1. Valobra Shave Stick (converted into a cake),
2. Art of Shaving, and
3. Cella.

There are my favorites and my mainstays. There are a lot of decent soaps, but I would be hard-pressed to pick out a fourth for the top.

Cella seems to lather especially well with boar, while the Valobra and AoS work better for me with badger.

- Murray

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 03-03-2012, 04:33 AM
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1. Cella
2. RazoRock Caprician Lemon
3. RazorRock Chianti Lavender
4. RazoRock XXX

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 03-03-2012, 06:47 AM
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In order for me:

Cella
Palmolive Stick EU
MWF
Arko

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