11-27-2017, 02:33 AM
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Hi Guys,

A friend is coming to Athens from the US and I would like to select the 10 best shave soaps from US-CAN brands.
Please specify the scent as well not only the brand!


Please give me your top 10 US-CAN Shave soaps (scent specific) !

Thank you in advance.
Petros

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 11-27-2017, 03:53 AM
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WOW your going to get a bunch of different opinions on this as everyone has different opinions and what price ranges are you looking at? Soaps under $50 .. $40 .. $20 ??

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 11-27-2017, 05:08 AM
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(11-27-2017, 03:53 AM)LuvWetShavin Wrote: WOW your going to get a bunch of different opinions on this as everyone has different opinions and what price ranges are you looking at? Soaps under $50 .. $40 .. $20 ??

I am open to your suggestions. 50$ for a us soap?

Petros

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 11-27-2017, 05:12 AM
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My friend suggested...

Barrister&Mann Chesire, Seville

Tallow&Steel West Indies, Himalaya
Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber
Wholly Kaw all except the  Fougere Bouquet,  Monaco
Shannon's soaps all excellent
L&L Grooming all except the  darkfall
Mickey Lee all scent wise

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 11-27-2017, 05:30 AM
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Suggest to your friend he try Cold River Soap Works, either Select or Oliva in any scent he thinks sounds good. He will thank you for it!

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 11-27-2017, 05:48 AM
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  • ARGH
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Highly recommend to get at least one container of each CRSW, Mystic Waters, and Mike’s natural.

From B&M my favorite is the Leviathan

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 11-27-2017, 07:52 AM
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  • Boonie21
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May be a very simple suggestion - but maybe focus on soap makers that do NOT ship internationally. Maybe that helps ...

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 11-27-2017, 08:44 AM
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There are too many to list, but here are some good ones:
* Mystic Water
* Mike's
* Shannon's
* Stirling
* Wholly Kaw
* L&L Grooming
* Sapone Di Paolo
* Cold River
* Grooming Department

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 11-27-2017, 08:50 AM
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(11-27-2017, 02:33 AM)2petros Wrote: Hi Guys,

A friend is coming to Athens from the US and I would like to select the 10 best shave soaps from US-CAN brands.
Please specify the scent as well not only the brand!


Please give me your top 10 US-CAN Shave soaps (scent specific) !

Thank you in advance.
Petros
Does he like floral, citrus, musky scents? What does he use now along with a scent profile.

Turns out I am a citrus barbershop guy. I appreciate allot of scents but find allot of my favorites are scented similarly.

CFG Ghost Town Barber
MLS Kraken
Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
Stirling Baker Street
B&M Reserve Spice

Maybe a menthol like Cryogen or Lemon Chill for a change up.

I have a ton of L&L soaps on order but can't give you a scent yet. Been using their unscented soap which has performed like a beast. I dont expect his scented versions to let me down.

Like above focus on stuff he cant get delivered. You may want to get a soap from each of the most popular soap makers based on a scent he may like.


B&M Reserve
Mickey Lee Soapworks
Mike's Natural
L&L
Tallow and Steel
Chiseled Face
Wholly Kaw
Stirling


If he likes vegan soaps
Dr. Jon's
Caties Bubbles
Soap Commander

Few new players
Grooming Department
Noble Otter

Not as popular but read good things
Turtleship
Sudsy Soapery
Reef Point
Black Ship Grooming

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 11-27-2017, 11:16 AM
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You asked for specific scents and not just brands, so that's what I'm listing.  I have no idea what scents your friend likes, and his preferences may be totally different than mine.  If he doesn't like my scent choices, he'll still do very well picking other scents from the four brands I've listed.   I've listed my choices in alphabeltical order.

- Asylum Old Virginia
- Asylum Royal Fougere

- Cold River Soap Works Glide Olfactory Hue
- Cold River Soap Works Select Sandalwood
- Cold River Soap Works Select Savon No. 1

- Mike's Natural Soaps Barber Shop
- Mike's Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender
- Mike's Natural Soaps Pine and Cedarwood
- Mike's Natural Soaps Vetiver

- Wet Shaving Products Formula T Tobacco

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 11-27-2017, 12:20 PM
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Artisan or mass-produced? Easy to get or hard to put your hands on? Cheap and cheerful or worth it's weight in gold? Tallow or vegetarian? Suitable for hard or soft water? Hard or soft soap?

There is simply too many good soaps (and way to many soaps other people think are good or are willing to shill for) to make any meaningful recommendation beyond opinionating.

My personal opinion is that you can never go wrong with Mike's soaps (when he has them in stock), and I think highly of the Asylum Shave Work Soaps too. Krampert's Bay Rum Soap is also a favourite, as is Prairie Creations KISS cream (not sure if she still makes it). However, that is my opinion, and as always YMMV.

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 11-27-2017, 12:41 PM
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My 10 favorites
  • Shannon's Soaps Etherea
  • Barrister & Mann Leviathan
  • Cold River Soap Works Select Citrus
  • Castle Forbes Lime
  • Maggard soaps made by Maria Arman
  • Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale
  • Mike's Natural Orange/Cedarwood/Pepper
  • Grooming Dept After The Fire
  • Caties Bubbles La Terre Verte Luxury
  • Mystic Waters Brown Windsor
That's out of ones i have or have tried, there may be better ones but it's impossible to have or try them all .... my money trees are not producing much lately

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 11-27-2017, 01:13 PM
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My favorite US brands are
Barrister and Mann
Mike's Natural Soaps
Chiseled Face
Wet Shaving Products Formula T

Despite having 30 soaps, I have bought additional ones of those three brands before finishing the first!

And Chiseled Face makes my favorite aftershave splash formula too. Dries fast but had some toners in it and just a hint of menthol for that quick burn.

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 11-27-2017, 01:16 PM
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Cold River Soap Works
Mike's Natural Soaps
Wholly Kaw (donkey milk)
Oleo Soapworks
Dr. Jon's
Grooming Dept
Barrister and Mann
L&L Grooming
Shannon's Soaps (goat milk)
Mystic Water

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 11-27-2017, 01:24 PM
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Wholly Kaw - King of Oud, Monaco Royale, Fougere Bouquet, Cuero Oscuro
Mystic Water - Egyptian Dragon
B&M - Cool, Cologne Russe
Mike's - Barbershop, Pine & Cedarwood
Grooming Dept - After the Fire

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 11-27-2017, 01:29 PM
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Here are a few suggestions: 

Mike's Natural Orange/Cedarwood/Black Pepper

Mystic Water's Lime or Rosalimone 

Dr. Jon's Hydra  

Stirling Peach 

Barrister and Mann Seville

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 11-27-2017, 01:32 PM
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  • Johnny
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Just get some MWF and be done with it.   Biggrin

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 11-27-2017, 03:59 PM
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First Canadian Shave Soap


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 11-28-2017, 03:43 PM
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I'm guessing that OP is looking for his buddy to bring soaps to him in Greece from NorthAm, so Petros the better question is probably what type of scents do you like?

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 11-28-2017, 03:53 PM
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Thank you for your help

I have selected...

Mickey Lee Soapworks - The Kraken
Tallow + Steel "Himalaya" Shaving Soap,
Tallow + Steel "West Indies" Shaving Soap,
Wholly Kaw Merchant of Tobacco Tallow Shaving Soap,
Barrister and Mann - Cheshire Shaving Soap
Barrister and Mann – Seville Glissant Tallow Shaving Soap
Chiseled Face – Ghost Town Barber – Shaving Soap
Barrister and Mann – Cologne Russe Glissant Tallow Shaving Soap
Mickey Lee Soapworks Shaving Soap, The Drunken Goat
WhollyKaw Tallow and Donkey Milk Shaving Soap, King of Oud
Barrister & Mann Tallow Shaving Soap, Lavanille
Declaration grooming Try This Soap - Premium Bison Tallow Base
Declaration grooming Trismegistus Shaving Soap - Premium Bison Tallow Base

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