11-22-2016, 07:24 AM
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Hi there, I'm thinking of acquiring a few RazoRock soaps. I own XXX and SMdF, which I love and find to be a great bang for the buck.

I'm considering to buy The Dead Sea, Emperor, Son of Zeus and Tuscan Oud. Has anyone tried any of those? Any other recommendation?

Thanks!

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 11-22-2016, 07:55 AM
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Ive tried Son of Zeus and Tuscan Oud.  I LOVE the smell of tuscan oud.  If you like SMdF you will like the scent of TO.  As for performance, they are all Razorock, so they are meh.. certainly serviceable but nothing to write home about.

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 11-22-2016, 09:27 AM
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  • Coyote
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Tuscan Oud is one of my favorites from any company.

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 11-22-2016, 10:17 AM
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Funny you mentioned RR. I just used the razorocktober soap this morning. My favorite scent from RR is the original XXX with UFO black tub. It has the strongest scent of all XXX reiterations IMO. The P160 is also a great bang for your buck.

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 11-22-2016, 10:38 AM
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(11-22-2016, 10:17 AM)llalm Wrote: . . . The P160 is also a great bang for your buck.

It's been a long while since I finished the original P160 Tipo Duro and was wondering how this newer iteration compares.

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 11-22-2016, 11:32 AM
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I agree with others here.   I have XXX (2014 batch) and just got some SMdF and both are decent performers with very nice scents -- ADP colonia for XXX and SMN Tobacco Toscano for SMdF.  I've tried other RR soaps and found them to be less than stellar.  Of the ones you mentioned, I think I'd try Dead Sea or if you can get it, Son of Zeus in Tallow.

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 11-22-2016, 12:29 PM
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Sure. Their performance is comparable with each other and your XXX (AdP scent), a notch below your SMdF in my experience. I don't have the Dead Sea but that's probably on par with SMdF.

Emperor = Creed Aventus. 
Son of Zeus = Terre D'Hermes 
Tuscan Oud = Tom Ford Tuscan Leather


As for recommendations, I liked their P.160, then again I am a Cella fan so the scent is right up my alley.

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 11-23-2016, 12:16 PM
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Thank you all for your responses. It sounds like RR does not raise an unanimous enthusiasm here... Smile) I think I'll still get a few soaps, though. Dead Sea and Tuscan Oud will definitely make it to the final list!

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 11-23-2016, 12:58 PM
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  • nikos.a
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To each his own, like we use to say. I also think they are average performing soaps, nothing special to me. For the money you pay for these, there are many better performing products out there.

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 11-23-2016, 01:27 PM
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(11-23-2016, 12:58 PM)nikos.a Wrote: To each his own, like we use to say. I also think they are average performing soaps, nothing special to me. For the money you pay for these, there are many better performing products out there.
Thank you Nikos, would love to hear suggestions.

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 11-23-2016, 02:29 PM
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(11-23-2016, 01:27 PM)LillasPastia Wrote:
(11-23-2016, 12:58 PM)nikos.a Wrote: To each his own, like we use to say. I also think they are average performing soaps, nothing special to me. For the money you pay for these, there are many better performing products out there.
Thank you Nikos, would love to hear suggestions.

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I only own the 7 RazoRock soaps I do, because of their scents.
They are still very nice performers, but they are among the first soaps in my den, I would get rid of, if I decided to thin my collection out.

Better shaving soaps/creams out there:

Tabula Rasa
Panacream Nuavia
Cold River Soap Works
Mike's Natural
Klar Seifen
Haslinger
Savonniere du Moulin
Savon des Volcans Bon Berger (if you can live with their lousy presentation and labels you have to glue on yourself)
Martin De Candre
Castle Forbes
Penhaligon
DR Harris
Esbjerg
St. James
Caties Bubbles Lux
Le Pére Lucien
Saponificion Varesino
Antica Barbieria Colla
Boellis Panama
Valobra Tallow
Cella
Pre de Provence
Wickham 1912
Phoenix & Beau
OSP
I Coloniali
Speick
Acqua di Parma
Baume.Be
Barrister & Mann
Tabac
MWF
Musgo Real
Alvarez Gomez
Portus Cale
Xpec

Just to name a few from my collection.......

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 11-23-2016, 02:36 PM
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  • nikos.a
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What Claus said.

Treat yourself with a Savon de Volcans or a CRSW soap. SdV is a little more expensive, but it's a hard soap, so it won't finish as soon as some soft soaps with regular use.

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 11-23-2016, 03:26 PM
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Thank you, gents. A long list indeed!

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 11-23-2016, 07:37 PM
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CRSW or Mike's for great performers. Stirling or reef point for a step above RR.

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 11-23-2016, 07:50 PM
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I don't even consider RR soaps average. I place my average performing soaps in my second tier, and RR are clearly third tier in terms of performance and aftershave face feel. Many of Claus' suggestions would be in my first tier.

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 11-23-2016, 08:21 PM
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  • Shanman
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Some are duds, but I still have a sizeable stash of Napoleons Violet and an nos ufo tub of XXX. Havent tried much newer RR in years. Love the aftershave wax!

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 11-25-2016, 05:22 PM
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I only use one RazoRock soap (Classic), but I consider it to be one of my favorites.  Love the almond scent, and it makes a great lather for me.

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 11-26-2016, 06:30 AM
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The Stallion is one of my favorite RR soaps great performer and great scent.

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 11-26-2016, 08:29 AM
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I have tried some and for me are mediocre.

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 11-26-2016, 08:34 AM
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(11-26-2016, 08:29 AM)lu20vt Wrote: I have tried some and for me are mediocre.


Agree. I tried about 5 or 6 RR soaps a couple years ago and would say they offered no more protection or post-shave benefit than shaving with a normal hand or bath soap. And definitely not as good as the latherless Kiehl's cream I was using for several years prior to acquiring my first shave brush.

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