12-30-2016, 04:45 PM
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I have tried almost all of the high end soap/creams and artisan soaps alike. I can honestly say a year later I find myself continually reaching for CRSW. The slickness, cushion, skin care and quality ingredients always impress. IMO Larry leads the pack of artisan soap makers in presentation, scent, performance, price and business ethics. His scents IMO are a nice blend of complexity but staying on point with the main profile, I don't appreciate a scent that is all over the place.. CRSW will always be my main staple. What say you.

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 12-30-2016, 05:18 PM
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Yep - same here.  Barbiere Sapone is right up there with my Tabac as #1 and #2 (no particular order, tbh) - hands down.  Both fragrances are amazing.  Both deliver top notch slickness, lather, comfort, and post-shave skin-heaven that only tallow-based soaps can promise.

To be honest, I was a little leary at first of CRSW's use of Castor Oil as an ingredient - my skin took major umbrage to castor oil in one of my attempts to make my own shaving oil but I've had zero issues with the soap.  It's an amazing soap.

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 12-30-2016, 05:34 PM
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  • eengler
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I say you nailed it! 100% agreeSmile

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 12-30-2016, 05:52 PM
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I think Larry made a big step forward with the Select v2. It has become one of my two favorite tallow soaps. 

Interesting comment about the fragrance. When I feel like a straightforward fragrance, I'll reach for the CRSW-Spiced Amber is my favorite, but I like the Puro Fresco, Fougère, etc. When I feel like a more 'interesting' fragrance, I'll reach for the other brand.

I tried going to the CRSW website, and the front page is password protected. I'm wondering if this is in anticipation of some changes coming for 2017...

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 12-30-2016, 06:00 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I'm very impressed with the products from many soap artisans, including CRSW. I didn't really dive into artisan soaps until this year, but have not yet been disappointed with any of them. Which makes choosing a soap in the morning very difficult. CRSW, Mike's, B&M, Eufros, Nuavia, Tabula Rasa, MdC, MLS, Catie's Bubbles, etc. We're fortunate to live in these times.

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 12-30-2016, 07:30 PM
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  • Agravic
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(12-30-2016, 04:45 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: I have tried almost all of the high end soap/creams and artisan soaps alike. I can honestly say a year later I find myself continually reaching for CRSW. The slickness, cushion, skin care and quality ingredients always impress. IMO Larry leads the pack of artisan soap makers in presentation, scent, performance, price and business ethics. His scents IMO are a nice blend of complexity but staying on point with the main profile, I don't appreciate a scent that is all over the place.. CRSW will always be my main staple. What say you.

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

Larry is a true gem to the shaving community here, IMO ; humble yet passionate about providing the best shaving software, without nonsense.
I respect Larry and Audrey; exceptional products and service.

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 12-30-2016, 07:38 PM
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I have really been impressed by the service they provide and Larry has always been a true craftsman by taking both my praise and constructive criticism of his products. I will continue to be a customer of CRSW in 2017.

P.S.-Used the new body soap he came out with this morning and it smells great as well as works well on the skin and face.  Smile

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 12-31-2016, 12:03 AM
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His shaving soaps perform excellently. Good stuff indeed.

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 12-31-2016, 01:09 AM
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Tried the Oliva for the first time and I was blown away. The only soap I remember that I ever had this reaction was Haslinger sheep.

Wow. Just wow.

I just wish Larry would make his soaps more accessible or offer cheaper shipping for us non -CONUS. I promised not to buy too much soap this 2017 but I will happily make an exception for CRSW, specially his Oliva line. I love tallow soaps but his Oliva is just special. Bravo Smile

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 12-31-2016, 02:59 AM
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The only negative about CRSW is the cost of international shipping.  If only he'd distribute via Maggards!   CRSW is the only artisan soap maker I've tried where I've liked all his scents, and for me performance is superlative in all aspects.

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 12-31-2016, 03:09 AM
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I need to spend more time with this soap, as I only recently gave it a secpnd chance. At this point, its a strong contender.

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 12-31-2016, 06:47 AM
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Love the soaps too. Own close to 20 of CRSW soaps.
Just saw his new presentation:

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 12-31-2016, 07:34 AM
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I like the new containers! I find the minimalist design to be classy.


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 12-31-2016, 08:46 AM
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(12-31-2016, 07:34 AM)Watson15 Wrote: I like the new containers! I find the minimalist design to be classy.


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Agreed.

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 12-31-2016, 09:03 AM
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New vs. old...

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I'm a bit sad to see the classy metal tins go away. They were the best looking in the business.

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 12-31-2016, 09:10 AM
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I wonder if the new containers will still be as wide?

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 12-31-2016, 09:24 AM
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  • nikos.a
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The CRSW tins are my all time favorite soap containers. It's really sad... The perfect soap packaging is gone.

Do we know if the formula changed as well?

About the soaps, I am really glad with those I have, CRSW are excellent performing soaps and among my very best. I can't recommend them enough.

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 12-31-2016, 09:45 AM
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(12-31-2016, 07:34 AM)Watson15 Wrote: I like the new containers! I find the minimalist design to be classy.


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yep  Thumbup

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 12-31-2016, 11:52 AM
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I like the metal tins more for sure. The best soap container.


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 12-31-2016, 02:07 PM
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As said in another thread, my guess is the tins from the Select line will stay the same.

The new tubs could be Larry's version of a B&M Latha pendant perhaps with simple scents or essential oil based.

Just guessing here. I have ZERO knowledge. Pure speculation from me

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