09-24-2015, 05:13 PM
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  • Chaddy
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Im looking for a menthol soap thats cold but not cryogen. It's a little to cold. C.E. Biglow is not cold to me. So gauging by that what some soaps to look for?

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 09-24-2015, 05:29 PM
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(09-24-2015, 05:13 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Im looking for a menthol soap thats cold but not cryogen. It's a little to cold. C.E. Biglow is not cold to me. So gauging by that what some soaps to look for?

I am not a user of mentholated soaps, however Stirling has a great selection and offers a few different levels of menthol. You can't go wrong with Stirling because they have some of the lowest prices and their soaps are among the best performers out there. With that said, I do like menthol in my aftershaves and I have a Stirling mentholated AS balm that provides plenty of cooling for me. Mine is the Glacial Wintergreen, and Glacial is there strongest menthol line.

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 09-24-2015, 06:24 PM
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I used some Catie's Bubbles Mile High Menthol. It was pretty cool, but just not my scent. Now, I have taken a Vintage Puck of Williams and "mentholated" it with menthol crystals. That way you can control the level of menthol intensity. It is from another shave forum and it's title is: The Vintage Williams Project.

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 09-24-2015, 06:29 PM
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Caties mile high ,
mystic water prospect creek
Jabonman lime menthol


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 09-25-2015, 11:53 AM
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Not many in to cold soap?

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 09-25-2015, 12:32 PM
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Try anything Stirling that is "Iced" or "Ice", probably stay away from "Glacials".

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 09-25-2015, 06:59 PM
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I have a Stirling GLACIAL LAVENDER -- I like it a lot, but it is the most highly mentholated soap I've ever used! Lathers luxuriously and has a marvelous glide and face feel. I have only one small issue with it; the menthol is SO strong that there's very little detectable lavender. I usually lather up with it (arctic blast) and then squirt a dab of Musgo Real lavender shaving cream onto my brush.

The glacial rush I crave (particularly in hot weather) along with the lavender aroma I love. If you're looking for something without menthol I really enjoy Stirling CONIFEROUS.

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 09-26-2015, 05:28 PM
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I only see three kinds of glacial soaps and I don't know about them they ain't no lavender or I'd try it one of the soaps look black.

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 09-27-2015, 02:12 AM
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First Canadian Shave Soap Polar Vortex is great

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 09-27-2015, 03:33 AM
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Mystic Water Prospect Creek is what you are looking for

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 09-27-2015, 03:46 AM
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(09-26-2015, 05:28 PM)Chaddy Wrote: I only see three kinds of glacial soaps and I don't know about them they ain't no lavender or I'd try it one of the soaps look black.

They may very well be selling out of the Glacials for the year.  The black is Anise.  I really like that one. You may want to try the "iced" or "chill" soaps first.  The Glacials aren't quite Cryogen, but they are very close.

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 09-27-2015, 03:52 AM
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Ingrams, sterling (favourite being MITA), TOBS peppermint and clinique shave cream to my mind fall into your range. Other than that you could try dissolving a few menthol crystals into your lather bowl. Best to test the strength out on your arm first, in case of irritation.

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 09-27-2015, 12:41 PM
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Any input to where to buy these crystals?

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 09-27-2015, 01:04 PM
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I coloniali might be a good one for your list too

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 12-12-2015, 09:39 AM
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(09-25-2015, 06:59 PM)opsimath Wrote: I have a Stirling GLACIAL LAVENDER -- I like it a lot, but it is the most highly mentholated soap I've ever used! Lathers luxuriously and has a marvelous glide and face feel. I have only one small issue with it; the menthol is SO strong that there's very little detectable lavender. I usually lather up with it (arctic blast) and then squirt a dab of Musgo Real lavender shaving cream onto my brush.

The glacial rush I crave (particularly in hot weather) along with the lavender aroma I love. If you're looking for something without menthol I really enjoy Stirling CONIFEROUS.

Indeed the Glacial Lavender is frigid. So are ALL the Glacials - especially the newest versions. They can bring "tears of joy" to a menthol lover's eyes!

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 12-12-2015, 10:19 AM
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Stirling Orange Chill is a good one or as mentioned Mystic Waters Propect Creek but I don't actually find the later that cold.

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 12-12-2015, 10:29 AM
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I'm a fan of Stirling Iced Pineapple. Nothing near the Glacial amounts of menthol.

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 12-13-2015, 04:13 AM
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QCS Vostok is the coldest soap I've used.  If you like lime scented soaps, QCS Iced Key Lime is great as well.

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 12-14-2015, 01:44 PM
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(09-27-2015, 12:41 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Any input to where to buy these crystals?

You can order them from Amazon.

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 12-15-2015, 08:02 PM
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(09-25-2015, 11:53 AM)Chaddy Wrote: Not many in to cold soap?

Yea, there are people into cold soap. But this is not usually the "season" for cold soaps. So, looking for cold soap advice at this time of year is like shopping for snow tires in August in Las Vegas. People might look at you funny, but what ever makes you happy, go for it. I wont be the guy to slow you down.

If you feel like reading about some other seasonal cold soaps, I will plant this right here for you. But I agree with others, you cant go wrong with a Stirling Glacial anything. Frozen Tundra is another that isnt as cold, but the scent mixed with the moderate menthol rocks.

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...t=arctique

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