04-24-2014, 07:12 AM
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I thought a list of favorite soaps broken down by categories would be interesting. I have found that I prefer slickness and post shave to scent and latherabiliy so this list could be helpful.

Here's mine:

Slickness: LA Shaving Soap is by far the slickest soap I have used. If I want an irritation free, no nonsense shave, it's LASS.

Runner up: Strop Shoppe

Post Shave: I think I will give the nod to Tiki here. I recently got to try Tiki and I think this is one of the areas where this soap shines brighter than others.

Runner up: LASS

Latherability: Martin de Candre. Lathers itself.

Runner up: MWF

Scent: Again, I will give this one to Tiki Spice Island. it is the most unique scented soap I have tried. Perfect strength of scent and it doesn't linger after the shave.

Runner up: Catie's Bubbles La Rose du Mechant. The best rose scent I have ever tried, although I don't love the lather.

Packaging I know this isn't important to some, but if you've used old Panna Crema tubs or old LASS tubs it makes a difference. MDC wins out here with the glass jar, although you pay for it.

Runner up: Synergy. I like the wide thin tins although storing in my medicine cabinet is a challenge.

Value MDC. This may sound crazy but given the quality packaging, quality product and how long it will last, finding an almost full tub for $50 - $55 on the bst is a bargain in my book.

Runner up: Palmolive shave stick. Biggrin

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 04-24-2014, 07:21 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Slickness : LPL ... MW
Post-shave : MW ... JabonMan
Latherability : WSO ... LPL
Scent : MW ... JabonMan
Packaging : JabonMan ... MW
Value : MW ... WSO

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 04-24-2014, 07:29 AM
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(04-24-2014, 07:21 AM)Agravic Wrote: Slickness : LPL ... MW
Post-shave : MW ... JabonMan
Latherability : WSO ... LPL
Scent : MW ... JabonMan
Packaging : JabonMan ... MW
Value : MW ... WSO

I have a tin of Jabonman on the way and have not yet tried WSO but plan to. Ratings are subject to change. Smile

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 04-24-2014, 07:33 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I will add something here : my ratings are based only on soaps I've used regularly.
There are many great soaps out there ... not enough time!

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 04-24-2014, 07:39 AM
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I will not count my own products for the sake of professionalism.

Slickness: Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Cream
Post-shave: I Coloniali Mango Oil
Latherability: Nancy Boy Replenishing Shaving Cream
Scent: DR Harris Windsor
Packaging: Martin de Candre
Value: Arko. In my view, there's no better value in shaving.

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 04-24-2014, 08:50 AM
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Slickness: MWF
Post shave: tie MdC & MWF
Latherability: MdC, synergy the beach
Scent: MdC fougere
Packaging: synergy soaps, love that huge puck!


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 04-24-2014, 09:16 AM
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  • v4257
  • Always chasing the perfect shave
  • Boston, USA
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Slickness : MW
Post-shave : MW or MWF
Latherability : Valobra / PC / MWF (!)
Scent : Jabonman
Packaging : MWF (ceramic dish)
Value : MWF (lasts forever & only cost me $8)

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 04-24-2014, 10:36 AM
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  • tdmsu
  • Banned
  • Metro Detroit
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Slickness: Tabac
Post-shave: B&M
Latherability: Tabac
Scent: Synergy Coconut Bay
Packaging: Synergy tin, Tabac jar
Value: Synergy

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 04-24-2014, 11:17 AM
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Slickness: RR Son of Zeus
Post-shave: RR Son of Zeus
Latherability: MdC
Scent: Pen's Sartorial
Packaging: Pen's Sartorial
Value: RR Son of Zeus

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 04-24-2014, 11:39 AM
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Slickness: Stirling
Post-shave: MW
Latherability: Any of the RR argan-oil containing soaps
Scent: MW Rosalimone
Packaging: I honestly don't care; if packaging isn't good I transfer the puck to a Pyrex bowl anyway
Value: Stirling

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 04-24-2014, 11:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Based solely on what's in my inventory:

Slickness : WSO ... SMN
Post-shave : WSO ... MWF
Lather-ability : WSO
Scent : WSO ... Either Bill the Barber or White Lighting
Packaging : MWF in the ceramic dish
Value : WSO

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 04-24-2014, 01:15 PM
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Fav / Runner Up

Slickness : MW / Stirling
Post-shave : MW / Calani
Latherability : RazoRock XX / Mystic Water
Scent : Tabac / Mystic Water
Packaging : Tabac
Value : MWF (less that $12.50/refill) / Any RazoRock

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 04-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Slickness : MWF
Post-shave : Proraso Blue
Latherability : TOBS Avocado
Scent : Tabac
Packaging : Tabac Milk Bowl
Value : Arko

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 04-24-2014, 02:36 PM
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  • Elendil
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Slickness : MWF/La Toja Manantiales
Post-shave : MWF/La Toja Stick
Latherability : AOS (tallow)/Czech & Speake
Scent : C&S Oxford & Cambridge/DR Harris Windsor
Packaging : DR Harris LE Soap Bowl/MWF Ceramic Dish
Value : Palmolive Stick/MWF refills from Wingham Wool Works

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 04-24-2014, 02:36 PM
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Wow, lots of MW mentions. Its one I have not tried.

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 04-24-2014, 02:49 PM
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Sounds fun...I'll play! I have only included selections that are currently in my den. Answers are subject to change daily! Biggrin

Slickness : LPL - B&M
Post-shave : B&M - JabonMan
Latherability : MdC
Scent : JabonMan - B&M
Packaging : C&S Anodized Dish - JabonMan
Value : Stirling - RR KOTC (Lime)

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 04-24-2014, 06:11 PM
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Slickness: Tabac
Post Shave: Biotique Bio Palmyra
Latherability: Biotique Bio Palmyra
Scent: Queen Charlotte
Packaging: Queen Charlotte
Value: Arko/Stirling

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 04-24-2014, 06:30 PM
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Slickness: Al's Sapone da Barba

Post-Shave: Mystic Waters

Latherability: Razorock

Scent: Realized that Al's Bomb is a cream so in that case - Mystic Waters


Packaging: Mike's Natural Soaps

Value: Stirling


If it were up to me, I might add some extra categories like "cushion/protection" and "most well-rounded", where different soaps would shine! Looking at

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 04-24-2014, 06:30 PM
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If I were to include creams, then this would be a different list, but speaking for just soaps:

Slickness: VDH Deluxe
Post Shave: Bath House Spanish Fig & Nutmeg
Latherability: DE Vergulde Hand
Scent: toss up between L'Occitane Cade and Kell's Vanilla Bean
Packaging: Scottish Fine Soaps
Value: VDH Deluxe

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 04-24-2014, 07:31 PM
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(04-24-2014, 11:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: Based solely on what's in my inventory:

Slickness : WSO ... SMN
Post-shave : WSO ... MWF
Lather-ability : WSO
Scent : WSO ... Either Bill the Barber or White Lighting
Packaging : MWF in the ceramic dish
Value : WSO


* Interesting! Never would have imagined this and great to see you are really enjoying the new soap, Johnny! Biggrin

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