11-28-2015, 04:16 PM
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been perusing the bullgoose site, and am curious about the French soaps. the ones formulated for straight razors for slickness and glide. Savon I believe?

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 11-28-2015, 04:31 PM
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I've tried Le Pere Lucien, La Savoniere du Moulin and Pre de Provance (original and No. 63). I really like the performance of LPL and LSdM. I like the scent of PDP No. 63.

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 11-28-2015, 04:33 PM
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(11-28-2015, 04:16 PM)topcatman Wrote: been perusing the bullgoose site, and am curious about the French soaps. the ones formulated for straight razors for slickness and glide. Savon I believe?

Savonnerie du Bon Berger (same company as Savonnerie des Volcans)

"Savonnerie du Bon Berger is a little known treasure from France. This shave soap comes packaged as two 55g refill pucks.

This shave soap is especially favored by straight razor shavers due to its superior slickness."

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 11-28-2015, 07:50 PM
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have just used the above soap in orange and cedar scent and can attest to its effectiveness, ease of latherability, slickness, and post shave feel.  scent is like most french soaps, mild.  note the orange scent more than the cedar.  i grated the 2 disc shaped pucks into a plastic bowl, rather than lathering from the pucks directly.

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 11-28-2015, 08:56 PM
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so they are worth the price?

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 11-28-2015, 09:58 PM
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I'm a fan

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 12-06-2015, 01:13 PM
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What is the definition of mild in regards to these soaps? 
Light pleasent and short lived like raxorock classic cream?Chemically at first then turning nice like i find williams to be thogh willuams scent dies fasy pisy shave but i luke the faxe feel.

Im burned on buying for the name. Respected razirs xan be crap but so can soap.

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 12-06-2015, 01:44 PM
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(11-28-2015, 08:56 PM)topcatman Wrote: so they are worth the price?

The triple milled stuff is very hard and last a super long time while still being easy to load. So yes, the price is with it.

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 12-06-2015, 02:27 PM
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The only ones I have so far are MdC and LPL and both are excellent.

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 12-06-2015, 02:32 PM
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(12-06-2015, 02:27 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: The only ones I have so far are MdC and LPL and both are excellent.

I'll second what Hobbyist said here, and like I said on the LPL thread, I have yet to find a French soap that was a dud. They all perform really nicely.

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 12-06-2015, 03:55 PM
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SdB is the best for straights for me that I have came across.  Not sure what it is, but it helps give a superb shave with a straight every, single time.

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 12-08-2015, 07:11 AM
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The SdB donkey milk soap is wonderful.  It would be a top contender if I had to choose only one soap to use for the rest of my life.

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 12-08-2015, 08:30 AM
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(12-06-2015, 03:55 PM)Boonie21 Wrote: SdB is the best for straights for me that I have came across.  Not sure what it is, but it helps give a superb shave with a straight every, single time.

Boonie21,  Congratulations on exceeding 1,000 posts!

Is there anything about a soap optimized for straights that would not be optimal for a DE shaver?

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