09-20-2015, 10:31 AM
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  • carvelo
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Hello. All of us here discuss about the best soap. Most of us agree that in many cases expensive soaps do not equal quality and vice versa. Now I want to know your opinion regarding the best soap under $15.00. You might stretch this number a little if you want. For me, I have to admit that Proraso Green is a good example. Not the best soap in the market, but still pretty good. As I said, what is your opinion?

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 09-20-2015, 10:33 AM
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  • chamm
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Arko. I think we can end the thread now. Biggrin

EDIT: I don't mean to imply that there aren't other fantastic, relatively inexpensive soaps out there. It's just that for $2 a stick, Arko is going to be pretty tough to beat in price/performance. It isn't the best performing soap out there, but I think it is the cheapest. (Maybe Godrej comes close, per gram) And there are not many soaps that out-perform it, certainly nothing even close to its price range.

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 09-20-2015, 10:34 AM
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For me, Proraso Green, Speick stick, and Tabac. All three are pretty cheap.

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 09-20-2015, 10:44 AM
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I will mention this before Bruce does  Biggrin

HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER

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 09-20-2015, 10:53 AM
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(09-20-2015, 10:44 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I will mention this before Bruce does  Biggrin

HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER

I have only tried the Sheep's Milk, and it was quite good. I'm interested to know how the other flavors compare.

Still... I can get three dozen sticks of Arko (that's almost 3kg!!) for the price of 3 pucks (180g) of Haslinger. It's hard to compete with that level of cheapness, considering it is a great performer.

(Despite my post, I don't actually have that much Arko. Only 2 sticks. But man, it's cheap!)

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 09-20-2015, 10:56 AM
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Williams, after you figure out how to super load it with extra water.

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 09-20-2015, 11:06 AM
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  • nikos.a
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La Toja. What else?

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 09-20-2015, 11:22 AM
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(09-20-2015, 10:44 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I will mention this before Bruce does  Biggrin

HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER HASLINGER

Beat me to the punch! Haslinger kills anything and everything in the quality/price comparison. It's only $5 a puck at TVB Shaving, and you get (IMO) a top-10 soap in terms of quality.

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 09-20-2015, 11:44 AM
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  • RobinK
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Green Mountain Soap, Savonnerie du bon Berger, Haslinger. In that order. Green Mountain Soap is serious business. For me, by far the best soap at or around $10.

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 09-20-2015, 11:48 AM
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For 15 bucks get the MWF puck and be done with it.

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 09-20-2015, 11:49 AM
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Any and All stirling soaps. Dr Jons. First Canadian Shave Soap

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 09-20-2015, 11:55 AM
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Mystic Water Soaps.

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 09-20-2015, 12:02 PM
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  • chazt
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B&M
MWF
Proraso

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 09-20-2015, 12:05 PM
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Mystic waters is in that price range. So you got my favourite in there. If I would need to use it for a long time, it would definitely be MW. BUT I d have to find a scent that I could use for a long time..

Now another candidate would be Lea, the hard puck. It is very pleasently smelling and has all the properties. Also, Mitchells wool fat.
Haslinger makes for a strong lather; I  have to practice with more water, then it should be a close contender.
The LEA is just more pleasing to me and has a superb postshave


Mike' s Natural soaps, LEA, Mystic waters. Second row: Haslinger, Mitchells Woolfat, Dusy Kabinett

edit: Mike's Natural soaps included in top row; La Toya I did not have...

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 09-20-2015, 01:22 PM
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  • tdmsu
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Fuzzy Face is a very good soap for $6.

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 09-20-2015, 01:25 PM
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For me is LaToya, either stick or cream.

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 09-20-2015, 01:26 PM
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Lots of great soaps already mentioned. I'd add Barrister & Mann Latha line to the list. Pretty spectacular stuff for $10 per tub. In my opinion it is far superior to his other more expensive line of soap.


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 09-20-2015, 02:13 PM
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For 15 bucks you can get some great soaps. I forgot soap commander as well.

I have some strop shoppe soaps that were 19.99,and they are fine soaps with great scents. The amount of water a strop shoppe lather can hold is unreal.

Same with barrister and mann.I have a tub of Seville and I think it was about 16-17 dollars and worth every penny.

Mickey Lee is 13.50 a puck IMO barrister and Mann and Mikey Lee are nearly identical performance wise,ingredients are close,soap looks nearly the same etc. The difference for me is I like the scents of nickel Lee soap works the best.

What I'm saying is go artisan .

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 09-20-2015, 02:19 PM
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(09-20-2015, 10:34 AM)BriDroid Wrote: For me, Proraso Green, Speick stick, and Tabac. All three are pretty cheap.

Judging by your avatar I would have guessed Arko would be one of your favorite cheaper soaps.

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 09-20-2015, 02:36 PM
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I don't really consider $15 cheap for soap, that is near the upper end of what I would spend.

The Palmolive stick is nice for an inexpensive stick.  I enjoy Institut Karite soap quite a bit as well.

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