04-10-2015, 05:41 PM
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What are your top 3 classic HARD shaving soaps? Most of the conversation these days concerns the many artisan soaps which are usually of the softer variety. But sometimes it's nice to use a classic hard soap. 

My favorites are:  
Tabac
Klar Classic
MWF

(Update: clarifying that any hard soap is appropriate for this list, commercial or artisan) 

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 04-10-2015, 05:56 PM
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  • MaxP
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Oxford & Cambridge
Klar Seifen
Dr Harris

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 04-10-2015, 06:21 PM
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  • evnpar
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Czech & Speake 
I Coloniali 
Martin De Candre 

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 04-10-2015, 06:28 PM
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How about four?

Czech & Speake
Floris
Klar Seifen
DR Harris

*I don't hear too much about Floris soaps. They are some of my favorite, in particular the JF scent.  It goes with out saying that the scents are magnificent, but they also lather easily and well too. 

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 04-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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  • Giorgio
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C&S, MWF, DR Harris

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 04-10-2015, 07:08 PM
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Tabac
MWF
D. R. Harris
Euro

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 04-10-2015, 09:41 PM
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I have a feeling my list of favorites is about to change for ones currently available so I'll hold off for now. I have a nice order coming in soon. Will update ASAP.


Favorites of unobtainium are:
Yardley Black Label
Penhaligon's English Fern
Penhaligon's Lords

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 04-11-2015, 12:02 AM
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D.R. Harris Arlington; Penhaligon's English Fern; Tabac


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 04-11-2015, 12:55 AM
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Czech & Speake
MWF
D.R. Harris

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 04-11-2015, 02:30 AM
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Tabac
MWF
Felce Aromatica/Dolomiti

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 04-11-2015, 05:17 AM
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MWF
Tabac
D.R. Harris

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 04-11-2015, 05:31 AM
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MWF
LEA
Savonnière du Moulin

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 04-11-2015, 06:28 AM
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  • Mouser
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I can't narrow it down to three, so the most accessible .....
DR Harris Marlborough,
Tabac
MWF
Pre de Provence
Plus a few a little harder to obtain for one reason or another
C & S Oxford & Cambridge
Penhaligon's English Fern (Tallow)
Ralph Lauren Safari
I like pretty much everything I've tried in this whole wet shaving experience except for two, maybe four things so, really,  don't go by me.

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 04-11-2015, 06:55 AM
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Classics:
Martin de Candre
MWF
AOS Sandalwood Tallow

Newcomer:
Saponificio Varesino

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 04-11-2015, 06:59 AM
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My favorites:


MdC
DRH
Tabac
The "Fat"

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 04-11-2015, 10:25 AM
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Saponificio Varesino
AoS tallow Sandalwood
Tabac

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 04-11-2015, 10:30 AM
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Provence Sante
Pre de Provence
Mitchell's Wool Fat

I far prefer these over any artisan soap.

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 04-11-2015, 10:54 AM
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Saponoficio Varesino
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Klar kabinette / MDC


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 04-11-2015, 11:42 AM
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Tabac
MWF
D.R. Harris

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 04-11-2015, 11:53 AM
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(04-10-2015, 06:28 PM)merkur man Wrote: How about four?

Czech & Speake
Floris
Klar Seifen
DR Harris

*I don't hear too much about Floris soaps. They are some of my favorite, in particular the JF scent.  It goes with out saying that the scents are magnificent, but they also lather easily and well too. 

Floris has been reformulated like zpenhaligons several times. Chances of getting cr-ap performance is too steep with them imho

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