01-02-2016, 12:55 PM
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Now that 2015 us officially behind us I thought this might be fun. Please only 1 nomination per category.

2015 Soap/Cream releases:

BEST SCENT:
BEST POST SHAVE:
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years)
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM:
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR:
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors)

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT:
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM:
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE:

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 01-02-2016, 01:01 PM
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Here's Mine

2015 Releases:
BEST SCENT: Mystic Water -  Egyptian Dragon
BEST POST SHAVE: Mystic Water Soaps
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Soap Commander Gusto 
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: SV Flying Mango
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Sapone di Paolo Bosco
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Wolfman Razors

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Caties Bubbles QCV
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Barrister & Man Leviathon
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: SplashPAA CaD / Balm - iColoniali Mango Balm

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 01-02-2016, 01:13 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Here's Mine

2015 Favorites:
BEST SCENT: NSS Signature Moroccan Sands Soap
BEST POST SHAVE: iColoniali Mango Soap
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Le Pere Lucien Rose de Pushkar
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: SV Flying Mango
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Boellis Panama 1924
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Noapictures

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Boellis Panama 1924
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Mitchell's Wool Fat
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Floid Blue

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 01-02-2016, 01:20 PM
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  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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(01-02-2016, 01:01 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: Here's Mine

2015 Releases:

SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Sapone di Paolo Bosco

Wow! That's a pretty bold statement! I am quite honored, thank you!!!

That said, I'll have a go:

2015 Releases:

BEST SCENT: Tim's Soap - Signature
BEST POST SHAVE: Barrister & Mann - Le Grand Chypre
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: CRSW - Spring
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Soap Commander - Serenity
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: CRSW - Spring

ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Wolfman Razors

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Dapper Dragon's Signature
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Cold River Soap Works
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Sapone Di Paolo (not to sound conceited, but it is made specifically for my face  Biggrin ) 

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 01-02-2016, 01:25 PM
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2015 Releases:


BEST SCENT: Barrister & Mann - Cologne Russe
BEST POST SHAVE: Barrister & Mann - Le Grand Chypre
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Cold River Soap Works - Spring
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Barrister & Mann - Hallows 
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Boellis Panama 1924

ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Nathan Clark for his AMAZING high end knots. The Envy white is insane.

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Barrister & Mann - Leviathan 
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Barrister and Mann - Leviathan
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Fine American Blend


As you can see, I am a huge fan of B&M. Love it all.  Badger

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 01-02-2016, 01:35 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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BEST SCENT: B&M Dickens

BEST POST SHAVE: Polo Green
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) B&M Dickens
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM:
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: MdC Fougere 
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors) 
Westholme Strops
Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: T&H Grafton
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: MdC Fougere 
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE Tie: Polo Green and Fine American Blend. 

Honorable mention to Wacker Razors which seem to be winning more and more time in my rotation

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 01-02-2016, 01:49 PM
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(01-02-2016, 12:55 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: Now that 2015 us officially behind us I thought this might be fun. Please only 1 nomination per category.

2015 Soap/Cream releases:

BEST SCENT:
BEST POST SHAVE:
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years)
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM:
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR:
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors)

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT:
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM:
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE:

Disclaimer - this is not soaps made in 2015, this is my personal votes on the best soaps for me in 2015.

2015 Soap/Cream releases:

BEST SCENT: Saponificio Varesino 70.th anniversary (a very well done cologne scent in a shaving soap, and it lasts....)
BEST POST SHAVE: Haslinger Scharfsmilch, rivals MWF
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) Don't own any to be honest.......at least I don't think so.
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Tabula Rasa Steam Punk
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Acqua di Parma shaving cream in the pot
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors): Cold River Soap Works

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT:  Acqua di Parma Colonia pot, older version
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Xpec original, new version
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: DR Harris Sandalwood AS

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 01-02-2016, 02:15 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore
BEST POST SHAVE: Haslinger Schafmilch
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Barrister & Mann Solarion (2015)
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Strop Shoppe LE Via dell'Ambra (2014)
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore


ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Chatillon Lux

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Strop Shoppe LE Via dell'Ambra
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Strop Shoppe LE Via dell'Ambra
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Folsom & Co. Capri


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As you can see, there were some consistent favorites Biggrin

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 01-02-2016, 02:33 PM
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2015 Releases:


BEST SCENT: Saponificio Varesino Manna di Sicilia
BEST POST SHAVE: Mystic Waters (edges out DeLuxe Shave Soap but a tiny bit, see below)
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Barrister and Mann Fougère Imperiale
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: N/A
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: DeLuxe Shave out of Canada
            Similar consistancey and post shave of Mysic Waters, but infinately easier to lather. Their scents are incredible and the descriptions are spot on.
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Aldo Siu @ The Varlet  Definitely Toby of Triad Handles! Oh Man, Sorry Toby! 
 

Other Awards:

Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: L'Occitane Cade Soap Puck
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: L'Occitane Cade Soap Puck
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Swiss Pitralon

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 01-02-2016, 03:05 PM
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2015 Releases:

BEST SCENT: Barrister & Mann Le Grand Chypre
BEST POST SHAVE: Barrister & Mann Le Grand Chypre
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Soap Commander Fortitude 
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Barrister & Mann Le Grand Chypre
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Barrister & Mann Le Grand Chypre
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Triad Razor Handles

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Barrister & Mann Le Grand Chypre
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Barrister & Man Le Grand Chypre
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Barrister & Mann Leviathan

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 01-02-2016, 03:51 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: Beaver Woodwright Captain Scurvy
BEST POST SHAVE: Beaver Woodwright Thomas Tew aftershave
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) 
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM:
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Beaver Woodwright Captain Scurvy
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors): Beaver Woodwright 

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Barrister & Mann Vetiver Heather & Clary Sage
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: ABC
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Soap for Goodness Sake Sandalwood aftershave balm

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 01-02-2016, 04:13 PM
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2015 


BEST SCENT: CRSW Bergamot and Bay (Savon No.1 Very Close Second!)
BEST POST SHAVE: Strop Shoppe/CRSW (I know you said one, but these two are to close for me to pick one) 
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: CRSW Fall/Winter
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: SV Colonia (if its limited)
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Strop Shoppe - Barbershoppe 
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Sorry, There Is Just Too Many! 

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 01-02-2016, 04:50 PM
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  • ARGH
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  • Boston, MA
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BEST SCENT: B&M Le Grand Chypre
BEST POST SHAVE: Mystic Water 
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: CRSW Spring
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: SV Flying Mango
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: LPL 
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Ken&Co (Dark Holler Design Works)


Other Awards:

Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: MdC Fougere
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: B&M Le Grand Chypre
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: ABC latte Dorobara Sandalo Rosso and Floid Blue

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 01-02-2016, 04:54 PM
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So many great products this year, can I change my mind later?


BEST SCENT: I Coloniali tied with Saponificio Varesino 70th Anniversary (today, could be different tomorrow)
BEST POST SHAVE: Le Grand Chypre
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: CRSW Fall tied with Beaver Woodright Queen Anne's Revenge
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Le Grand Chypre (I bought 2, I never do that!)
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Aldo Siu/ The Varlet tied with Will from Barrister & Mann for offering such a unique variety in one year.

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 01-02-2016, 05:33 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: Cold River Soap Works Spiced Amber
BEST POST SHAVE: Haslinger Shafmilch
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: Cold River Soap Works Fall 
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Haslinger Shafmilch
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: Aldo from The Varlet 

Other Awards:
FAVORITE All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Martin de Candre Fougere
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Cold River Soap Works
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Swiss Pitralon

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 01-02-2016, 05:39 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: Saponificio Varesino Manna di Sicilia
BEST POST SHAVE: Strop Shoppe Alpine Frost
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) CRSW Fall 2015
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Saponificio Varesino Flying Mango
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: RazorRock Santa Maria del Fiore
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors) The Varlet

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Klar Seifen Klassic
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Valobra Fougere
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Clubman Classic

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 01-02-2016, 08:30 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: Barrister and Mann Lavanille
BEST POST SHAVE: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) Beaver Woodright Ghost Ship
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: Barrister and Mann Lavanille
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors) Chris Cullen at Catie's Bubbles. Really enjoy his products and a lot of his would be up here if I didn't get hooked on B&M the last month or so. Absolute top notch guy and hope to meet him in the future.

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Catie's Bubbles LTV
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Derby City Chop Shop Winter Reserve for Winter, Floïd Blue for Summer

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 01-02-2016, 08:31 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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2015 Releases:

Best Scent: Barrister & Mann - Cologne Russe
Best Post Shave: La Savonnière du Moulin
Beast Seasonal: CRSW Fall
Best Limited Edition: JobanMan - Tobacco
Soap/Cream of the Year: La Savonnière du Moulin
Artisan of the Year: Wolfman Razors

Other Awards:

Favorite All Time Soap Scent: Czech & Speake No. 88
Favorite All Around Soap: La Savonnière du Moulin
Favorite All Time Aftershave: Sapone Di Paolo ASB

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 01-02-2016, 09:20 PM
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BEST SCENT: CRSW Vetiver Moderne

BEST POST SHAVE: MW
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years) CRSW Fall
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: S.V. Flying Mango
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: CRSW
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors) Triad Handles

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: CRSW Bergamot & Bay
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: CRSW

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 01-02-2016, 10:06 PM
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2015 Soap/Cream releases:


BEST SCENT: PannaCrema Nuavia Blu
BEST POST SHAVE: PannaCrema Nuavia Blu
BEST SEASONAL SOAP/CREAM: (Can be a soap released in previous years)  (Abstain)
BEST LIMITED EDITION SOAP/CREAM: (Abstain)
SOAP/CREAM OF THE YEAR: PannaCrema Nuavia Blu
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR: (Open to not only soap/cream makers but also Brush and Razors) PannaCrema

Other Awards:
Favorite All TIME SOAP/CREAM SCENT: Martin de Candre Fougere
FAVORITE ALL AROUND SOAP/CREAM: PannaCrema Nuavia Blu
FAVORITE ALL TIME AFTERSHAVE: Derby City Chop Shop Winter Reserve (splash), Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere (balm)

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