07-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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Don't really like menthol soaps but Phoenix & Beau Denali is pretty good.

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 07-05-2017, 02:28 PM
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Stirling Iced Pineapple.


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 07-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for all the recommendations! I ordered the Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo along with the Glacial unscented post shave balm. Should make for a nice cool shave Smile


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 07-06-2017, 08:34 AM
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Even though you already made your purchase I'll throw a few out there that I really enjoy... 


Santa Maria Novella V.3 
iColoniali 
Abbate Y La Mantia Don Jose (Probably my favorite from this list) 
Route 66 Frozen Margarita (I also have MITA but much prefer the Route 66 soap)

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 07-06-2017, 06:20 PM
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B&M Adagio

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 07-07-2017, 04:23 AM
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B&M lost my ears when he said Penhaligon's English Fern smells like Head & Shoulders shampoo.
Anyone who says that shouldn't be trusted, especially with scents.

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 07-07-2017, 06:27 PM
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(07-07-2017, 04:23 AM)Nero Wrote: B&M lost my ears when he said Penhaligon's English Fern smells like Head & Shoulders shampoo.
Anyone who says that shouldn't be trusted, especially with scents.

I agree. English Fern smells more like the mints an old lady would have, in her handbag.

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 07-07-2017, 06:54 PM
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Interesting take, haha. I smell the notes listed: oakmoss, patchouli, geranium, wood, lavender, and clover. No mint.

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 07-07-2017, 07:10 PM
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(07-05-2017, 04:46 AM)ask4Edge Wrote: I Coloniali - the hard and creamy soaps (with Mango Oil, and Rhubarb, respectively) are mild-to-moderate, in terms of menthol intensity; both are excellent, in terms of in-/post-shave performance. Both are no longer produced, so might be difficult to find. 

Santa Maria Novella - the Crema da Barba (v3) is an excellent (albeit expensive) alternative; contains menthol, plus eucalyptus.

I use the mango I Coloniali hard soap frequently, but had no idea until I read this post that it has menthol. It must be a tiny dose...

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 07-08-2017, 08:38 AM
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(07-05-2017, 12:06 PM)MrWonderful Wrote:
(07-04-2017, 07:28 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I love Cold River Soap Works Arctica. Plenty of menthol, and a pleasant light fragrance.

Agree! Pretty darn cold but not tear inducing borderline painful. CRSW Limenthol is another one to try with a perfect menthol level. Definitely know you are using a mentholated soap, nice cooling effect but not overpowering.

+100 on both CRSW soaps, Arctic being my favorite of the two.

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 07-14-2017, 03:15 PM
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(07-07-2017, 07:10 PM)pbrmhl Wrote:
(07-05-2017, 04:46 AM)ask4Edge Wrote: I Coloniali - the hard and creamy soaps (with Mango Oil, and Rhubarb, respectively) are mild-to-moderate, in terms of menthol intensity; both are excellent, in terms of in-/post-shave performance. Both are no longer produced, so might be difficult to find. 

Santa Maria Novella - the Crema da Barba (v3) is an excellent (albeit expensive) alternative; contains menthol, plus eucalyptus.

I use the mango I Coloniali hard soap frequently, but had no idea until I read this post that it has menthol. It must be a tiny dose...

Its just a little but I can feel it at two points during the shave:  1) when I apply lather for the second pass, and 2) at the time of the final rinse.  

Next time you use it, compare the coldness of your rinse water on your hands with how it feels on your face. You'll see that it is colder on the face.

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 07-14-2017, 03:39 PM
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Santa Maria Novella and iColoniali are great but my favorite at the moment is this........ 

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 07-14-2017, 03:40 PM
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- Fitjar Islands "Folgefond"

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 07-16-2017, 06:09 PM
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Eufros Premium Tallow Lima-Especias

Nice scent and strong menthol kick.

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 07-16-2017, 06:57 PM
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(07-05-2017, 07:56 PM)BradleyD1146 Wrote: Thanks for all the recommendations! I ordered the Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo along with the Glacial unscented post shave balm. Should make for a nice cool shave Smile

I too love Vostok and grabbed 4 pucks in the going out of business sale.

I just tried a sample of Eskimo Tuxedo. It is colder than Vostok. Some say its the coldest of the glacial soaps. It did bring tears, but the cold was tolerable. At 1st try, it didnt lather as well as other Stirling soaps. But I wont judge it on one lather.

Let us know how you like it. There arent many reviews out here.

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 07-16-2017, 07:07 PM
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(07-16-2017, 06:57 PM)Mr_Houston Wrote:
(07-05-2017, 07:56 PM)BradleyD1146 Wrote: Thanks for all the recommendations! I ordered the Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo along with the Glacial unscented post shave balm. Should make for a nice cool shave Smile

I too love Vostok and grabbed 4 pucks in the going out of business sale.

I just tried a sample of Eskimo Tuxedo. It is colder than Vostok. Some say its the coldest of the glacial soaps. It did bring tears, but the cold was tolerable. At 1st try, it didnt lather as well as other Stirling soaps. But I wont judge it on one lather.

Let us know how you like it. There arent many reviews out here.


I love Eskimo Tuxedo! Lathers really well for me in both of my boar and synthetic brush I use mostly. The menthol is strong and I really like it. I pair it with their Glacial unscented post shave balm as well and use proraso menthol pre shave. Coldness all around Smile


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 07-16-2017, 08:06 PM
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Have you ever tried Lea Mentolada? This cream is sold in Spain for less than 2€ and really freezes your face

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 07-18-2017, 04:58 PM
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(07-16-2017, 08:06 PM)eldenegro Wrote: Have you ever tried Lea Mentolada? This cream is sold in Spain for less than 2€ and really freezes your face

Yeah, it feels really great, but, heads up, it comes out of the tube like a gel, or, an ointment.  It lathers up, okay, but, it looks, smells, and feels, gooey, and, medicinal.

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 07-20-2017, 09:23 PM
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(07-05-2017, 04:48 AM)BradleyD1146 Wrote: I've seen some menthol crystals for sale on Amazon and other places I wonder if you could just dilute one in some water and add it to the soap or if it's a glycerin soap just microwave it and get it melted and add one to it.


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Drop a few crystals in witch hazel in a dropper bottle and shake. They will disolve and you can add a few drops to your lather bowl.

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 07-20-2017, 09:26 PM
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Big menthol fan myself. I run Eskimo Tuxedo and Cryogen mostly. I have Dr. Jon's Artic Hydra but I don't find it that cold. Not mentioned allot in this thread is Fine Snakebite. I haven't used it yet but have only read good things.

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