04-23-2018, 02:15 AM
#1
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1. Eufros
2. Declaration Grooming
3. Barrister & Mann
4. Mike's Natural Soaps
5. MdC or Saponificio Varesino (maybe the slickest in my den)

**** I love Boellis and it is probably my #1 soap but it only comes in 1 flavor, Almond*****

What say the board?

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 04-23-2018, 03:38 AM
#2
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1. Cold River Soap Works
2. Eufros
3. MdC
4. Wholly Kaw
5. Mikes

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 04-23-2018, 05:53 AM
#3
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1. Saponifico Varesino
2. Cyril R. Salter
3. Tcheon Fung Sing
4. Truefitt & Hill #10
5. Henri et Victoria

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 04-23-2018, 06:03 AM
#4
  • Niro884
  • Italian Shaving Enthusiast
  • Stoney Creek, Ontario CANADA
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1. Mikes
2. Cold River Soap Works
3. Barrister and Mann
4. Saponificio Varesino
5. Nuavia

Honorable mention to i Coloniali Mango (discontinued)

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 04-23-2018, 06:24 AM
#5
  • ARGH
  • Senior Member
  • Boston, MA
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Grooming Dept
Saponificio Varesino
Barrister&Mann
CRSW
Eufros

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 04-23-2018, 06:57 AM
#6
  • Nero
  • ACV is my new BFF
  • le montagne
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1. Valobra/ AOS-t/ C&S

2. Tcheon Fung Sing, RR, Abbate Y La Mantia, et al.

3. Crabtree & Evelyn (vintage)

4. WSP/ASW (creams moreso than soaps which are already great)

5. If my first shave with it wasn't a fluke, then PAA (and I cannot believe I'm saying that).
I used The Beach the other day and the scent and performance we're both FANTASTIC. One of the easiest shaves in recent memory. And the skin felt fantastic afterward.
I ordered a few more over the weekend, so I'm hoping it was not a fluke!!!!

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 04-23-2018, 07:27 AM
#7
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1) Vintage AoS Tallow
2) Tallow Williams
3) Vintage Old Spice
4) Tabac
5) Vintage Yardley Black Label

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 04-23-2018, 08:02 AM
#8
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Eufros
Declaration Grooming
B&M
Pannacrema Nuavia
CRSW (Sandalwood).

Not in any particular order.

How could I forget Adp? That's also a top rated one.

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 04-23-2018, 08:29 AM
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Shaved with Abbate Y La Mantia for the first time and it was Awesome (Don Jose).

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 04-23-2018, 08:55 AM
#10
  • oscar11
  • Senior Member
  • North Dakota
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1) Le savon des Volcans - for some reason this soap really works well for me
2) Wholly Kaw - King of Oud
3)Stirling - Bay Rum at the moment
4)Grooming Dept. Amber & Oud
5)BM or Declaration - probably give it to BM by virtue of scent only.
All are really close but Volcans would be my #1 the rest a close 2nd.

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 04-23-2018, 09:17 AM
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Granted, my experience with soaps is still limited, but here are the ones I've tried or have en route to me, in order of purchase/gifting/use:

Soaps -

1. Williams
2. Van Der Hagen Luxury
3. D.R. Harris Marlborough
4. Van Der Hagen Deluxe
5. Tabac

There was a local soap puck I bought a couple of years ago that was Bay Rum scented and had Bentonite clay in the formula, that I used after the Williams but before the Van Der Hagen.  I don't include it in the list because I don't remember the name.

Creams -

1. Taylor of Old Bond Street (Almond)
2. Taylor of Old Bond Street (Mr. Taylor's)

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 04-23-2018, 09:49 AM
#12
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1. Wholly Kaw

2. Grooming Dept

3. Mikes Natural Soaps

4. Declaration Grooming

5. Eufros

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 04-23-2018, 10:16 AM
#13
  • DDP
  • Junior Member
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Barrister & Mann
Cold River Soap Works
Wholly Kaw
Stirling
Mickey Lee Soapworks

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 04-23-2018, 10:38 AM
#14
  • Steve56
  • Senior Member
  • Knoxville, TN
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I'm a straight razor user. Slick is important to all SR users,. I also want a soap that rinses clean and doesn't clog drains, pores, or leave scum on the shaving tools.

In no particular order:

ABC , cream or hard soap
AdP
I Coloniali Mango
Valobra/AOS-t/Czech abd Speake
XPEC

Cheers, Steve

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 04-23-2018, 10:47 AM
#15
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#1 Cold River Soap Works

#2 Grooming Dept

#3 Wholly Kaw

That's it... in order.

The 3 brands above have separated themselves from the pack.

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 04-23-2018, 11:28 AM
#16
  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
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Soaps:
1. MdC
2. Vintage AOS-t/C&S/Valobra
3. Mike's
4. Eufros
5. Wholly Kaw

Creams:
1. Castle Forbes
2. XPEC
3. Proraso Single Blade
4. Antica Barbieria Cola
5. Santa Maria Novella v3

Soap/Creams: CRSW Glide

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 04-23-2018, 03:55 PM
#17
  • Steelman
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  • Delaware
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I think I've come full circle......I started with classics....

MDC
AOS tallow/Czech & Speake
MWF
Cella brick
Castle Forbes

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 04-23-2018, 04:10 PM
#18
  • pbrmhl
  • Senior Member
  • Seattle
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This week, my choices are:

Soaps:
Nuavia
MdC
Declaration
Tabac
Lisa’s Premium (more like a cream)

Creams:
SMN
Wm Neumann
Baume.be
Stone Cottage
XPEC

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 04-23-2018, 04:11 PM
#19
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
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Barrister & Mann
AoS/Valobra
ASW
LPL
Mike’s

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 04-23-2018, 04:22 PM
#20
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Seeing all these lists I do love Valobra/C&S, Saponificio Varesino and a new soap I just tried Abbate Y La Mantia that I absolutely loved. It is hard to do a Top 5 as these need to be in there as well! I need a Top 10. Ha Ha!

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