01-26-2018, 06:26 PM
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  • chazt
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Can’t pick only one. The artisan soaps I’m currently enjoying (in no particular order) are Mike’s, B&M, ASW, LPL, Mystic Water, CRSW. I‘ve also enjoyed Shannon’s, but haven’t replaced it. Must get on that.

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 01-26-2018, 08:20 PM
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The vast array of really nice artisan soaps and creams is impressive.  Castle Forbes now is selling a new shaving soap they call 1445 which is the fragrance they have been selling for a number of years now. I've placed an order for a sample from ShaveDash in UK. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. It's good to see CF branching out in the shaving cream fragrance department.

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 01-27-2018, 12:50 PM
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(01-26-2018, 08:20 PM)brothers Wrote: The vast array of really nice artisan soaps and creams is impressive.  Castle Forbes now is selling a new shaving soap they call 1445 which is the fragrance they have been selling for a number of years now. I've placed an order for a sample from ShaveDash in UK. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. It's good to see CF branching out in the shaving cream fragrance department.

This cream smell awesome     Babeando

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 01-27-2018, 01:02 PM
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A lot of very good artisans soaps but without question the best soap I've ever used is Cold River Soap Works Glide.

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 01-27-2018, 01:12 PM
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For me it’s the one and only. . . Mike’s.

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 01-27-2018, 04:28 PM
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I've  made clear before my feelings toward artisan soaps and creams and I'm not sure if what about to comment on is artisan, but I absolutely love Boellis Panama.  But does it qualify?

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 01-27-2018, 04:43 PM
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My favorites have changed... a little.

In order

CRSW Glide
Jabonman Eufros
CRSW Select
Wholly Kaw
Mikes

That's it. But right now honestly it's CRSW Glide and then everything else. Please offer more Glide Scents please!

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 01-27-2018, 05:38 PM
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1. Haslinger
2. Barrister & Mann glissant formula
3. Mike's Natural Soaps

If I could get Haslinger in stronger and maybe more varied scents, it's all I'd need. My perfect world is Haslinger having Stirling's quantity of options (even if it means FO not EO).

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 01-28-2018, 05:43 AM
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Boellis
Klar Seifen
MWF

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 01-28-2018, 05:52 AM
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Declaration Grooming
Mystic Water

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 01-28-2018, 06:55 AM
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Cold River Soap Works

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 01-28-2018, 07:15 AM
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The top tiers are so close to one another, performance wise, that for me it all comes down to a matter of which scent suits you better. I have B&M, Stirling, Eufros Tallow, Declaration, Wholly Kaw, MLS, Chiseled Face, and others like "By Luna" (vegetal based) and I personally think that finding noticeable differences is really hard. I had Mystics and liked them a lot... whenever I was lucky enough to get the lather properly dialed in, which wasn't often. 

 If I have to pick two, I'd pick the Eufros Premium Tallow and Declaration.

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 01-28-2018, 08:03 AM
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(01-27-2018, 04:28 PM)Mouser Wrote: I've  made clear before my feelings toward artisan soaps and creams and I'm not sure if what about to comment on is artisan, but I absolutely love Boellis Panama.  But does it qualify?

Boellis does not claim to have a parent company. In addition, their fragrances are considered “niche” by fragheads, and so a logical conclusion would be that they are certainly closer to “artisan” than non-artisan. 


And yes, their soap is top notch, as are all their products.

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 01-28-2018, 01:29 PM
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I don't know about top artisan but Grooming Dept and Wholly Kaw have made me question all my vegan and tallow soaps. CRSW tallow, Mike's, and Jabonman tallow will continue to get my business.

~Royce

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 01-28-2018, 03:07 PM
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Tier 1:
- Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk
- Cold River Soap Works Glide
- Eufros Tallow by Jabonman

Tier 2
- Tallow + Steel Old Formula
- Mike's Natural
- Cold River Soap Works Old Select

Tier 3
- Cold River Soap Works New Select
- Tallow + Steel New Formula
- Grooming Dept Duck

All of them are in my top tier level(maybe minus one or two) and can be swap easily, but I rank the base on personal preference as well such as scent, lather appearance and packaging.

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 01-29-2018, 08:45 AM
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(01-25-2018, 07:23 PM)evnpar Wrote: I also vote for CRSW Glide as the best soap I've ever used.

This currently. Tip of the hat to Wholly Kaw, Jeeves, Mike’s, and MW.



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 01-29-2018, 09:54 AM
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Eufros Premium Tallow and Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk. Great performance and scents. I could use these two soaps only and be perfectly content.

-Mark

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 01-29-2018, 10:35 AM
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Wholly Kaw (Tallow +/- DM, both fantastic)
Eufros Premium
Mystic Water
Barrister & Mann Reserve
Mike's
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CRSW Glide is growing on me, but I'm not a huge fan of loading creams. I plan to revisit the Select formula in 2018.

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 01-29-2018, 01:19 PM
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(01-25-2018, 07:23 PM)evnpar Wrote: I also vote for CRSW Glide as the best soap I've ever used. 

Could not agree more!

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 01-30-2018, 08:41 PM
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PannaCrema Nuavia (all three).

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