10-15-2016, 10:20 AM
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What would you say are your top five (or so) soaps or creams from a performance perspective.

My thinking here is there is only one measurement:  performance.  So for this one, I'm suggesting leaving scent out of it.  

I haven't found any creams that make my top five.  Also, like most of us, there are many fine soaps that I haven't been able to try.

My top five, in no particular order:

Stirling Tallow Soaps (Have only tried their tallow base)
Fuzzyface
Tabac
WSP Formula T (Their tallow base)
Barrister & Mann - both Latha and their other tallow base
Tcheon Fung Sing

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 10-15-2016, 11:42 AM
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Top 5 currently for me:

SORRY, had to make it a Top 12, Top 15, Top 20 sorry !!!!

Tabula Rasa
Cold River Soap Works v2 (v1 also performs fantastic and Oliva is great too)
Barrister & Mann Glissant (Latha line is also very good as is the older white lux formula)
Caties Bubbles Lux Formula v2 (older softer formula is great too)
Savonniere du Moulin
Klar Seifen
Czech & Speak
Wickham 1912
Nuavia
Boellis Panama
Castle Forbes
Xpec (new as well as sold formula)
Esbjerg
Floris 89 cream
Acqua di Parma (new as well as old formula in the pots)
Antica Barbieria Colla cream (Prefer the cream over soaps, but own both)
Baume.Be cream (Prefer the cream over soaps, but own both)
Atkinson Lavender (made by the same company, that Makes I Coloniali)
Meißner Tremonia Paste (slightly prefer the MT pastes over the harder soaps, but own 8 of each in the same scents)

Out of production soaps & creams, that all are fantastic:

I Coloniali soap
I Coloniali cream
AOS Tallow soap
Acca Kappa 1869 (2011 version)

Have yet to try Mike's Natural & Mystic Waters

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 10-15-2016, 11:43 AM
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Claus, where is I Coloniali? Wink

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 10-15-2016, 11:44 AM
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(10-15-2016, 11:42 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Top 5 currently for me:

SORRY, had to make it a Top 10, sorry !!!!

Tabula Rasa
Cold River Soap Works v2
Barrister & Mann Glissant
Caties Bubbles Lux Formula v2
Savonniere du Moulin
Klar Seifen
Czech & Speak
Wickham 1912
Castle Forbes
Xpec


Claus.....no I Coloniali? Huh

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 10-15-2016, 11:47 AM
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It's no longer in production - so I Coloniali is out, still love it.

Also love AOS Tallow old version, and have 3 pucks left, thanks to Grant, but feel like it's not appropiate to mention soaps, that are out of production.
I would also have Acca Kappa 1869 old croap version on my list, but it's no longer in production, instead they make a new soft gooey version, with a less great performance.

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 10-15-2016, 11:51 AM
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(10-15-2016, 11:43 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Claus, where is I Coloniali? Wink

I was wondering about Nuavia. Claus?  Biggrin

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 10-15-2016, 12:08 PM
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I'm looking forward to trying Cold River and Panna Crema.

Also, I forgot about Catie's, I would definitely add them to the list.

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 10-15-2016, 12:19 PM
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Myrsol crema de afeitar
AOS tallow
Castle Forbes
Mike's
Gron Lycka

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 10-15-2016, 12:23 PM
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Mystic Water, Valobra, Mike's, Tabac. These are my core 4. A lot of excellent soaps could be in the 5 slot.

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 10-15-2016, 12:43 PM
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(10-15-2016, 11:51 AM)shevek Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 11:43 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Claus, where is I Coloniali? Wink

I was wondering about Nuavia. Claus?  Biggrin

Forgot Nuavia - these lists are impossible to make  Biggrin

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 10-15-2016, 12:49 PM
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Mike's and Mystic Water - also on my list

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 10-15-2016, 01:22 PM
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My two favourite soaps haven't changed in almost five years, and it is also very difficult to keep these lists to a minimum of five as there are so many great soaps, nowadays. Shy 
* Mystic Water
* Mike's

* Jabonman/Eufros
* Haslinger
* Shannon's
* Cold River
* Panna Crema Nuavias
* Sapone Di Paolo

I could continue to add more, but I'll stop, for now.

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 10-15-2016, 01:24 PM
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No particular order.

1. STIRLING
2. MIKES NATURAL
3. MYSTIC WATER
4. B&M LATHA
5. VALOBRA STICK

All tallow and all EXCELLENT for me.

DARIUS Cheers

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 10-15-2016, 01:41 PM
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Celestino, I'm loving that bee hive horse hair I got from you.

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 10-15-2016, 01:56 PM
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My list is massively influenced by a gentleman here:

1/2. Mike's / Mystic Water
1/2. Mike's / Mystic Water
3. Haslinger
4. B&M
5. Shanon
6. AoS Tallow

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 10-15-2016, 02:00 PM
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Although these lists are done over and over, I still get a kick out of them as my lists keep changing. In no particular order:

Soaps:
1. Sapone Di Paolo
2. Mystic Water
3. La Savonnière du Moulin
4. Mike's
5. Czech & Speake
6. There are many others that could easily be on this list (Klar Seifen, CRSW, Barrister & Mann, Martin De Candre, Le Père Lucien).

Creams:
1. Tabula Rasa
2. Al's
3. Alvarez Gomez
4. Acqua Di Parma
5. Esbjerg

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 10-15-2016, 02:20 PM
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#1 CRSW 

#2 Mikes

#3 Jabonman

#4 Tabula Rasa

#5 Tabac

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 10-15-2016, 02:27 PM
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1. JabonMan
2. Barrister and Mann
3. Tallow + Stell 
4. Le Père Lucien 
5. Meißner Tremonia

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 10-15-2016, 02:48 PM
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(10-15-2016, 02:00 PM)evnpar Wrote: Although these lists are done over and over, I still get a kick out of them as my lists keep changing. In no particular order:

Soaps:
1. Sapone Di Paolo
2. Mystic Water
3. La Savonnière du Moulin
4. Mike's
5. Czech & Speake
6. There are many others that could easily be on this list (Klar Seifen, CRSW, Barrister & Mann, Martin De Candre, Le Père Lucien).

Creams:
1. Tabula Rasa
2. Al's
3. Alvarez Gomez
4. Acqua Di Parma
5. Esbjerg

Great lists, I do still consider Tabula Rasa a soap, a very soft soap, but still a soap.

Sort of like the old Caties Bubbles soft soap formula. In fact a bit harder than that. I own 12 Tabula Rasa's, the entire range currectly.

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 10-15-2016, 03:20 PM
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Mitchell's Wool Fat
Reef Point
Stirling
B&M
Cella

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