07-22-2012, 10:22 AM
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  • Teiste
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Have I ever mention how much I like D.R. Harris shaving soaps? Biggrin I dont think so, so today Im gonna mention the D.R. Harris shaving sticks,not very well known by many and being the same outstanding shaving soaps than the regular refill pucks.

Both shaving sticks comes in containers with 40 g of soap inside :


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And they both have the same ingredients than the refill shaving soap pucks :

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So we have two triple milled with tallow shaving soaps in a stick form,perfect for traveling or for the die hard face latherer,the one who likes to rub the puck of soap on the stubble (like I do Cool).

40 G of a triple milled soap would provide you a lot of shaves,let me tell you,and if you are the guy who travels a lot,is looking for a great shaving stick with a brilliant scent (specially the Arlington) and dont want to carry a 100g of stick,like the Irisch Moos,these sticks are calling your name.

Here is a pic of a brand new Arlington stick (40 g) with a brand new LEA shaving stick ,50 g,to compare :

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As you can see,there is not much difference of soap quantity between the Harris and the LEA,even when they have 10g of difference.

The lather is exactly the same that I get from the pucks.I have red that some people have problems making lather from the shaving sticks,but honestly,I never experience such problem,and the lather that they offer me is one of the best that I can find out there,very easy to make,thick and dense,slick and very protective.What else can I ask for?

The sticks,as I said aren't cheap like other shaving sticks,but they come on a very handy,elegant container and,as I said,are perfect for traveling,specially if you are looking for "exclusive" scents.If you are not looking for that,Palmolive,La Toja and many other brilliant shaving stick,would offer you great shaves too.

Yes,I do like the D.R. Harris shaving soaps a lot,and the sticks are not exception.Pricey,yes,like the Harris refill pucks,but worth every cent,specially if you travel a lot.

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 07-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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The best thing about Harris sticks are the containers, IMO.

They can be reused with a softer tallow soap rolled to fit inside, such as a 1/2 puck of AOS, Mike's, etc.

I may rethink my sale of some of these sticks.

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 07-23-2012, 09:47 AM
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I've used the Marlborough stick and really enjoyed the scent. It lathered fairly well but not as good as my Arko or LaToja sticks. But that might just be me. I would definitely recommend it.

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 07-23-2012, 09:57 AM
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The sticks are great.
For some reason the caps on both my arlington and Marlborough cracked. Easily fixed by wrapping it in Scotch tape, so just a bit of a warning not to over-tighten the caps

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 07-23-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • oscar11
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Not a big fan of the Arlington scent but the soaps and sticks are fine products. My favorite is Almond or Lavender, though Marlborough is ok too.

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 07-23-2012, 04:01 PM
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  • njpaddy
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While I like my Arlington and Lavender pucks, I didn't care for the Almond stick. Over the weekend I used my Spyderco to shave(no grater) my almond stick into an empty PdP tin. I haven't tried it in its new form yet.

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 07-23-2012, 05:43 PM
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  • ben74
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Thanks for the review Teiste! The Dr Harris sticks are generally highly praised.

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 07-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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  • Andrew
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That's a nice looking stick of Marlborough there, TeisteWink

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 07-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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(07-23-2012, 05:46 PM)Andrew Wrote: That's a nice looking stick of Marlborough there, TeisteWink

Maybe you can tell us a little bit more about it...Biggrin
Thanks Andrew!

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 07-23-2012, 06:21 PM
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  • Andrew
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I had both the Arlington and Marlborough sticks and ended up sending the Marlborough to Teiste. Both whip up the same fantastic lather that I get from DRH Almond and Lavender in the bowl. I thought the sticks would be a great way to try these scents without committing to a whole bowl.

The Marlborogh is, to me, a very dry, woodsy scent. Kind of like a cedar chest, but with a hint of smoke and tobacco thrown in. Very masculine. I actually quite like the scent, but the Arlington always found its way into my dopp kit instead.

When using these sticks, I find they require a bit of water while rubbing on my unshaven face. By this I mean, I'll take the stick to my prepped face, it starts to feel dry and skip, I wet it and continue applying soap, and so on. The lather is superb, and I've found adding a little more water than I think I need improves the shave even more.

I can't wait to try Windsor when it comes out in stick form.

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 07-23-2012, 11:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks Andrew.
I used the Marlborough stick the other day with the same results that you have described.Its funny,since I dont care too much for tobacco notes right now,but I truly enjoyed the fragrance during the shave.Maybe the Marlborough scent is growing in me.Arlington is fantastic,no doubt abuout that.

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 10-03-2014, 05:41 PM
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The Arlington is my favorite scent of all the hard soaps - puck or stick. Marlborough is good too, though. I think it's perhaps a little milder scent than Arlington. Tabac is another that I really like. For creams I find TOBS Eton to be wonderful. I'd love to try D.R. Harris lavender and almond sticks, although I've had a slew of almond scented shaving with some of the Italian "croaps".
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 10-03-2014, 06:04 PM
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Great soap, nearly great packaging. The lids always split on the side for me.

I thought I would mention here: Not a fan of the particular woody notes in Windsor. I enjoy the Lavender especially.

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 10-03-2014, 06:12 PM
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  • evnpar
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Thanks for the review. I've yet to try these soaps, but I think I'll order a stick for my next trip.

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 10-17-2014, 11:43 PM
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  • dimitrof
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Love D.R. Harris soaps in all forms. They are great performers!

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