08-19-2017, 05:12 PM
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(08-19-2017, 04:53 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote: If you can afford it then high-end soaps and creams are worth it. If not, then they are overpriced and not worth it.

This question reminds me of this particular Seinfeld episode:

George: "I'm not taking a cab."
Seinfeld: "I'll pay for it."
George: "It's not the money."
Seinfeld: "Well, what is it you object to? The comfort? The speed? The convenience?"



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So many great lines from Seinfeld. Although some may disagree, imo it's one of the best written programs in tv history.

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 08-19-2017, 05:16 PM
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(08-19-2017, 05:12 PM)chazt Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 04:53 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote: If you can afford it then high-end soaps and creams are worth it. If not, then they are overpriced and not worth it.

This question reminds me of this particular Seinfeld episode:

George: "I'm not taking a cab."
Seinfeld: "I'll pay for it."
George: "It's not the money."
Seinfeld: "Well, what is it you object to? The comfort? The speed? The convenience?"



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So many great lines from Seinfeld. Although some may disagree, imo it's one of the best written programs in tv history.


No disagreements here. Along with Frasier, my favourite comedy show of all time.


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 08-20-2017, 11:20 AM
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I suppose it depends by what your definition of, "worth it" is.  I would say no because theres many great soaps out there in the $15 range.  I mean, you can get Tabac for $10 on Amazon.  I couldnt see myself paying $30 or $40 for shaving soap.  
On a whim, Ive bought a couple obscure soaps from Germany that were in the $20 range and even that I thought was highway robbery.

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 08-22-2017, 05:44 AM
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This is another case of YMMV... opinions are like belly-buttons, right?   Biggrin  I used my O Melhor cream yesterday, and while it's a little more expensive than the other Portuguese creams, it's much cheaper than some of the ridiculously priced creams/soaps  like MdC and others of its ilk.  The O Melhor shave was as good as any I've ever had (and I'm 65 years old, that's a lot of shaves).  Paying absurd prices just encourages people to continue to charge absurd prices... I won't do it (and I've tried MdC and other insanely priced ones through samples, etc.).  Again, just my opinion and I respect the opinions of my detractors

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 08-22-2017, 09:09 AM
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(07-02-2017, 02:23 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(07-02-2017, 12:38 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(07-02-2017, 07:00 AM)Ilnones Wrote: The most expensive shaving cream I have used is TOBS. I usually lather Proraso. On the low-end, I have a Williams soap that I rarely touch. Are the high-end soaps really worth it? If I spend upwards of $50 for, say, Mitchell's Wool Fat, would I be likely notice a big improvement over Proraso?
MWF is hardly a high-end soap. Available for $10-12. (Although, IMO, it performs equally, if not better than many "high-end" soaps.)

I have to question that - MWF is the worst performing soap I have ever used among with Lea Classic  Wink

Totally agree! MWF is one of the worst I have tried.

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 08-22-2017, 10:28 AM
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(08-19-2017, 05:16 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 05:12 PM)chazt Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 04:53 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote: If you can afford it then high-end soaps and creams are worth it. If not, then they are overpriced and not worth it.

This question reminds me of this particular Seinfeld episode:

George: "I'm not taking a cab."
Seinfeld: "I'll pay for it."
George: "It's not the money."
Seinfeld: "Well, what is it you object to? The comfort? The speed? The convenience?"



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So many great lines from Seinfeld. Although some may disagree, imo it's one of the best written programs in tv history.


No disagreements here. Along with Frasier, my favourite comedy show of all time.


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Did someone say Frasier?

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 08-22-2017, 03:06 PM
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(08-22-2017, 10:28 AM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 05:16 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 05:12 PM)chazt Wrote: So many great lines from Seinfeld. Although some may disagree, imo it's one of the best written programs in tv history.


No disagreements here. Along with Frasier, my favourite comedy show of all time.


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Did someone say Frasier?





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 08-22-2017, 03:11 PM
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There is an old Chinese proverb:

Buy quality, cry once.
Buy crap, cry many times.

The moral of this story is that you do get what you pay for. There is no such thing as a free lunch.


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 08-22-2017, 04:11 PM
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(08-22-2017, 10:28 AM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 05:16 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 05:12 PM)chazt Wrote: So many great lines from Seinfeld. Although some may disagree, imo it's one of the best written programs in tv history.


No disagreements here. Along with Frasier, my favourite comedy show of all time.


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Did someone say Frasier?

Uggh. Now I'm in the mood for tossed salad and scrambled eggs...   Biggrin

Not everything expensive is high value, but not everything expensive should be suspect either. Our own peer reviews and suggestions would still be our best guide when purchasing new products, most specially expensive ones.

I enjoy Haslinger very much, and it's very inexpensive per puck. Price isn't usually a good gauge if a product is good, and low price doesn't always mean great value. 

I think Dr Harris is worth it. Great performer, one of my favorites. Very creamy lather and the scent uncloying and refined. I also enjoy Saponificio Varesino very much. Such great attention to details and their ingredients, the scents are very complex too and mostly robust. These are pretty expensive products, at least to me they are, but I find them very much worth it.

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 08-22-2017, 04:17 PM
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Any artisan soap $20 or more for 4oz. is "high end" IMO. At this point that generally means the more exotic B&M scents, WK Donkey Milk, L&L limited runs, and Bufflehead.

Are all of those worth the price? Abso-goddamn-lutely. That said, you hit serious diminishing returns past like $15 a jar. Mike's Natural is a great example of great great soap for only $12-14 a tin. Less than that if you buy the bar and use your own containers.

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 08-26-2017, 05:41 AM
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(08-22-2017, 03:11 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote: There is an old Chinese proverb:

Buy quality, cry once.
Buy crap, cry many times.

The moral of this story is that you do get what you pay for. There is no such thing as a free lunch.


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I agree. Specially with shoes. However, I know I'm not getting my $ worth with soaps like MdC. I had all three regular issues. Good soaps, but still.

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 08-26-2017, 05:49 AM
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(08-22-2017, 09:09 AM)HoracioAR Wrote:
(07-02-2017, 02:23 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(07-02-2017, 12:38 PM)primotenore Wrote: MWF is hardly a high-end soap. Available for $10-12. (Although, IMO, it performs equally, if not better than many "high-end" soaps.)

I have to question that - MWF is the worst performing soap I have ever used among with Lea Classic  Wink

Totally agree! MWF is one of the worst I have tried.
Totally disagree.

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 08-26-2017, 05:54 AM
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Haha, love the simplicity of that, Primo!

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 08-26-2017, 06:05 AM
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(08-26-2017, 05:54 AM)Nero Wrote: Haha, love the simplicity of that, Primo!
Biggrin

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 08-26-2017, 04:05 PM
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Probably the first acronym that someone new joining one of these forums gets acquainted with is YMMV, so to me posts like these don't make much sense. Also, $50 for MWF? Are you kidding me? It is possible to get MWF for $22 US (ceramic bowl) and $9 US (replacement puck) with shipping.


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 10-13-2017, 08:07 PM
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(07-04-2017, 12:30 PM)cpool222 Wrote: I know that MdC has different scents, but I tried the regular scented MdC and was totally unimpressed.  I thought the smell was terrible and the performance was "just fine".  As good as many others but absolutely no better than many of my favorite moderately priced soaps and creams.  In my humble opinion, spending anywhere near that amount of money for a soap or cream is ridiculous.  Do others also think it stinks, literally?? JMO
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 10-14-2017, 02:47 AM
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I found it off putting the first couple times I used MdC. The scent has grown on me quite a bit and find MdC original scent and performance to be a benchmark.

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