09-08-2014, 12:49 PM
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Hey guys I know some members here swear by the pricier soaps. If you could pick one tallow based soap around $40-$60. What would it be considering performance and scent.

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 09-08-2014, 01:50 PM
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They come in cheaper than that but easily worth more....the D.R. Harris soaps.
Can't go wrong with these.

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 09-08-2014, 01:57 PM
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(09-08-2014, 01:50 PM)Optometrist Wrote: They come in cheaper than that but easily worth more....the D.R. Harris soaps.
Can't go wrong with these.

^^ Hear, hear!!!

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 09-08-2014, 02:09 PM
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A few of the artisanal, tallow soaps are much, much cheaper than that such as Mystic Water, Mike's and Cold River, just to name a few and they are just as good as the more expensive ones, in my opinion.

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 09-08-2014, 02:27 PM
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I'm currently into Stirling's shave soaps, which I like very much for its performance as well as the price. I'm curious to see wether $$$=better performance. The D.R. Harris could be a contender.

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 09-08-2014, 02:38 PM
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(09-08-2014, 02:27 PM)captain caveman Wrote: I'm currently into Stirling's shave soaps, which I like very much for its performance as well as the price. I'm curious to see wether $$$=better performance. The D.R. Harris couldn't be a contender.

There are a lot of tallow-based soaps out there. What are you considering?

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 09-08-2014, 03:27 PM
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IMO higher price does not equal better performance, sometimes it just means better scents. C&S soaps come to mind. Pretty much the same performance as the Valobra soaps (outstanding), you just pay a little more for the brand and scent that is unique to that brand. However as was mentioned, I can think of several artisan soaps that perform much better

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 09-08-2014, 03:44 PM
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Just get you some Mitchells Wool Fat. Prob the best tallow soap IMO and for less than the price range you listed.

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 09-08-2014, 04:03 PM
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Honestly I don't have alot of experience with different soaps. Mama bears, Stirling, VDH, Palmolive tube, & shulton tube. I like tallow based best I think but I'm open to any and all suggestions.

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 09-08-2014, 04:12 PM
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Of what you just mentioned i prefer the Stirling. Great performer and I used this morning. As stated, get you some Mitchells. Its fantastic! Another one to check out is Queen Charlotte Soaps. Great perfomance and scents!

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 09-08-2014, 04:15 PM
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Geo F Trumper tallow...oh wait , no longer made awwww Angry
D.R. Harris soaps are excellent and follow that British tradition of outstanding tallow based shaving soaps.

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 09-08-2014, 04:18 PM
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Most of the great tallow soaps come in way under that price. In fact most of the non tallow ones that I know of are cheaper as well. Personally the only soap I have thats more than the price you listed is MDC.

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 09-08-2014, 04:24 PM
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I would also say the great Tallows come in well under that price. $$ often gets you a better essential oil/fragrance, but not always.

Having said that, when B&M reissues his fougere soaps in tallow, I will be spending the $$.

Hard to beat Mike's, Mystic Water, Cold River, Pannacrema to mention a few at any price.

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 09-08-2014, 04:32 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Mitchell's isn't scented right. I prefer a scented soap myself.

The D R Harris (Marlborough) is tempting. How would you describe the scent, is it any good. Ive read plenty of reviews on the (Arlington).

Im also eyeballing the Mystic Water, any scent suggestions.

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 09-08-2014, 05:19 PM
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(09-08-2014, 04:32 PM)captain caveman Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but Mitchell's isn't scented right. I prefer a scented soap myself.

The D R Harris (Marlborough) is tempting. How would you describe the scent, is it any good. Ive read plenty of reviews on the (Arlington).

Im also eyeballing the Mystic Water, any scent suggestions.

Mitchell's is lightly scented. It's as good as it gets today. Unfortunately the GREAT English tallows are gone except for Harris. That said Harris is a great soap.

However there are all of the artisan soaps already mentioned that are easily as good or better than the corporate tallows.

I'm a Mikes and Mystic Water guy but I haven't tried most of the others.

None of these are going to be in your stated price range.

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 09-08-2014, 05:31 PM
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(09-08-2014, 04:32 PM)captain caveman Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but Mitchell's isn't scented right. I prefer a scented soap myself.

The D R Harris (Marlborough) is tempting. How would you describe the scent, is it any good. Ive read plenty of reviews on the (Arlington).

Im also eyeballing the Mystic Water, any scent suggestions.

All the Mystic scents are nice; it just depends on what kind of scent you are looking for. I love citrus scents and floral scents, so I really like lime, lavender-lime, and especially Rosalimone.

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 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
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(09-08-2014, 04:32 PM)captain caveman Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but Mitchell's isn't scented right. I prefer a scented soap myself.

The D R Harris (Marlborough) is tempting. How would you describe the scent, is it any good. Ive read plenty of reviews on the (Arlington).

Im also eyeballing the Mystic Water, any scent suggestions.

As stated Mitchell's has a nice, clean scent. Its unique to itself. I enjoy the scent. The performance and the post feel make its lake of EO's & FO's moot.

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 09-08-2014, 05:59 PM
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Sorry, I missed the scent description for the Mitchell's. Ill definitely have to give it a try in that case.

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 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM
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(09-08-2014, 04:15 PM)Teiste Wrote: Geo F Trumper tallow...oh wait , no longer made awwww Angry
D.R. Harris soaps are excellent and follow that British tradition of outstanding tallow based shaving soaps.

Oh, in that case, I recommend Art of Shaving's tallow based soap.

What? Reformulated too? Dammit....

I've always liked Mike's Tallow soaps. Tabac is a great performer, but man, I hate the scent. Have not tried the newer stock of tallow soaps.

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 09-08-2014, 06:43 PM
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I think I'll give Mitchell's & D. R. Harris a try. Thanks for all the imput guys it was a big help.

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