12-23-2016, 11:08 PM
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Quote:We have an almondy-type scent that we call Amaretto. People seem to like it.

+1   Shannon's Soaps Amaretto has a toasty-burnt almond smell that makes me think of of Italian amaretto cookies.  Plus, all her soaps are top-shelf performers.

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 12-24-2016, 09:57 AM
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(12-23-2016, 05:29 AM)Johnny Wrote: Boellis Panama is the only almond soap I use, and I have tried most of them.

Johnny.

How come?  Scent preference?  Irritation?  Performance?

Thanks

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 12-24-2016, 06:43 PM
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(12-20-2016, 07:11 PM)Nero Wrote: DRH Almond soap is for me creamy and slightly vanilla (but not at all sweet, powdery, or feminine). The shave cream is a different scent (marzipan).

If you like to search for vintage and EXCELLENT performance, then C&E Sweet Almond Oil soap all the way. It is the scent of almond tree blossoms. Beautiful. The cream is the same idea, but it does not come across identically. Both are great.

If performance and actual lather are dead last on your list then Trumpers Almond soap is all you. Same scent as the C&E but much stronger, whereas the C&E is more nicely done, IMO. [The cream is again a different scent (marzipan).]

+1. I am amaretto nut. I really like DRH almond. Smile

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 03-30-2018, 05:54 PM
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I just tried 1924 and it's great.  

Anyone compare mystic water almond vanilla with Stirling almond?

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 03-31-2018, 03:28 AM
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Agree with Boellis and CRSW Almond.

Stone Cottage Creams also makes an “Almond Flower” which has a fantastic scent. Not vanilla or cherry. Just pure Almond Flower.

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 03-31-2018, 05:10 PM
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The old formulation of Trumper's Almond soap was the bee's knees. One can only hope they get it right again

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 04-02-2018, 05:39 AM
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Taylor of Old Bond Street sells an excellent almond shaving cream in a tub.  I haven't tried their tube cream, but I can say that the tub stuff goes on nice and slick and has a clean scent to it.

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 04-02-2018, 08:05 AM
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For my with difference Acá Kappa 1869 old versión " discontinued "

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 04-02-2018, 11:43 AM
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(12-20-2016, 05:24 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: Never thought I would ask for help on this topic but I'm hoping to get some suggestions on a uniquely scented or just whatever you guys think is the best Almond scented soap.

The reason I never thought I'd ask is that until recently the only experience I have had with Almond scented soaps was Cella which I absolutely hated. Then recently I was sent a sample of Stone Cottage Almond Flower shave cream which I really do like the scent of,   just not a fan of creams. My wife also just bought a few bars of the Yardley Oatmeal & Almond body bars which also has a great scent

So what say you? Any great Almond soaps out there that don't smell like Cella?

Question.  Did you use the Cella in the plastic tub or the kilo brick?  Most people who have tried both feel the kilo brick is a much better soap.  This is what I have and I like it.  However, it will last for ever.

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 04-02-2018, 02:43 PM
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I have the old ABC hard soap and it has excellent performance and what I feel is a very mild scent. I've heard that the ABC croap (they call it cream) is even better, but I haven't tried it.

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 04-02-2018, 04:28 PM
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I've tried ABC cream, ABC soap, Boellis Panama 1924, Cella, and P.160 Tipo Morbido. Of those, I prefer both scent and performance of 1924 most.

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 04-02-2018, 06:01 PM
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Razorock Classic Italian and P-160 soaps, very strong and lovely scent. I call them the sinus busters lol

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 04-02-2018, 06:27 PM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned 3P yet.  I like it.  Very marzipan with a good slick lather.  Not all that common in the States it seems, but you can get it.  It doesn't knock my socks off, but then again, no shaving soap really knocks my socks off.  

Heck I almost never wear socks when I shave anyway.

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 04-14-2018, 05:47 PM
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Extro Cosmesi, run by the famous Don Donato, produces an almond shaving soap that does not contain benzaldehyde, which is an irritant to many people.  It is called "Mandorla."  It was a limited edition of 50 tubs, but it has now been made part of his normal offering.

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 04-21-2018, 03:25 AM
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I have tasted a few: Valobra, Boellis, Cella, Stirling, Mondial, ABB, and I would take the one in the photo. It's a shame, but the British artisan no longer does it.

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 04-21-2018, 04:09 AM
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(04-02-2018, 11:43 AM)Tidepool Wrote:
(12-20-2016, 05:24 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: Never thought I would ask for help on this topic but I'm hoping to get some suggestions on a uniquely scented or just whatever you guys think is the best Almond scented soap.

The reason I never thought I'd ask is that until recently the only experience I have had with Almond scented soaps was Cella which I absolutely hated. Then recently I was sent a sample of Stone Cottage Almond Flower shave cream which I really do like the scent of,   just not a fan of creams. My wife also just bought a few bars of the Yardley Oatmeal & Almond body bars which also has a great scent

So what say you? Any great Almond soaps out there that don't smell like Cella?

Question.  Did you use the Cella in the plastic tub or the kilo brick?  Most people who have tried both feel the kilo brick is a much better soap.  This is what I have and I like it.  However, it will last for ever.
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Agree.
Hate to say it, but I have both Cella (brick) and Boellis Panama 1924 and they are virtually indistinguishable.

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 04-21-2018, 09:30 AM
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Valobra is pretty darn good and it gave me and the missus a strong marzipan craving after only one whiff...

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 04-27-2018, 12:27 PM
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Barber Mind Son - While it is advertised as a cream, it is really a paste, very much like Meissner Tremonia in consistency. It has a sweet almond scent like ABC only a bit stronger and it produces a lather as slick as anything that I have ever tried.

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 04-28-2018, 02:13 PM
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Boellis is one of my top soaps and best almond scented soap! Great stuff! You can buy a 250 gram brick for $45

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 04-28-2018, 02:23 PM
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(04-02-2018, 08:05 AM)lu20vt Wrote: For my with difference Acá Kappa 1869 old versión " discontinued "

I agree.

I still own an 80% full plastic pot of this.

Fantastic almond scented croap from Acca Kappa.

The newer ones didn't do it for me at all.

I think my pot is from 2011/2012. One of the best performers in my HUGE soap/cream den.

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