06-13-2014, 12:38 PM
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Just ordered some Harris and gft soap. Are they good or are they hard to lather? Not eucris


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 06-13-2014, 01:07 PM
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I have had mixed results with Trumper. One coconut and one sandalwood that made for very expensive, yet very good smelling, bath soap. And then there is my puck of Violets which lathers perfectly fine (manufaturing code starting with 09, so it may be older stock). I hope you get something you can use.

DR Harris is a good tallow based soap that I find lathers well, but lacks a bit in the slickness department. The quality of scent is enough to keep in rotation, however, with Windsor being my favorite.

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 06-13-2014, 01:19 PM
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Ok cool. Thanks. I got the trumpers for $10 so I'm not heavily invested, I can bath soap it if I have to


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 06-13-2014, 02:28 PM
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I'm a big fan of Trumper and D.R. Harris creams, especially Eucris and Marlborough/Windsor. Their soaps are a different story. YMMV....

Try Martin de Candre, Tabac, I Coloniali, and L'Occitane Cade if you like hard soaps.

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 06-13-2014, 03:09 PM
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You can't miss with the creams from DRH and GFT. The soaps from them that I have tried over the last couple of years have gone to the bath. They easily produced lots of lather but provided none of the characteristics needed in a shave soap and dissipated quickly. As an added suggestion Penhaligon's has a good performer in their Sartorial soap if your tastes go in that direction.

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 06-13-2014, 04:54 PM
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I'm a big Harris fan. I've never heard anything about Trumper soaps that made me want to try them.

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 06-13-2014, 10:48 PM
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Harris soap is very good. Spend a week with it and I'm sure you'll be impressed.

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 06-14-2014, 03:31 AM
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Thanks. I don't have any triple milled soaps so I wanted to give it a go


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 06-14-2014, 04:02 AM
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D R Harris arlington is my favourite

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 06-14-2014, 06:51 AM
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Mike,
I found the Trumper soaps utterly useless, lacking in their lather, cushion and glide. The D.R. Harris soaps are fine, although I don't consider them superior.

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 06-14-2014, 08:33 AM
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Both are good in my hands, with the Harris being easier to lather. Trumpers' require a bit more patience.

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 06-14-2014, 09:45 AM
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Harris soaps are in a totally different league to the current formulation GFT soaps. If you are lucky enough, however, to find any GFT soaps that carry a 5 digit number, with the last two numbers of 09 or less, then grab without fail. These soaps will not disappoint. Any GFT soap made in 2010 or later, I wouldn't touch with a barge-pole.
Harris, on the other hand, are simply outstanding, whatever the year.

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 06-14-2014, 09:46 AM
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I should have it in a few days. I'll let you know hoe I find it


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 06-16-2014, 03:01 AM
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Harris soaps are great, nice protective and slick lather all the time, and lovely scents, particularly the Arlington.

As for GFT soaps... mixed results with those. Better not risk with them.
However, GFT creams are awesome.

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