07-07-2018, 04:03 PM
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I have not been blown away to date with most barber shop soap scents with the exception of Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber and B&M Seville.  I think both of them are good with GTB being my favorite. 

What other barber shop soaps would you recommend me trying?  I want to be sure I am not passing judgement  too hastily.

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 07-07-2018, 04:09 PM
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Mike's paired with Maggards London Barbershop splash

MLS Kraken

Strop Shoppe Barbershoppe

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 07-07-2018, 04:32 PM
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RazoRock XXX
RasoRock Santa Maria Del Fiore
Mickey Lee Colonia Di Agrume

While they are all different, each one ticks all the right boxes for me. I did try a sample of Ghost Town Barber and my notes indicate I liked it but it's been long enough that I don't really remember the scent itself so can't compare it to those above.

Dave

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 07-07-2018, 04:34 PM
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Stirling Barbershop

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 07-07-2018, 05:10 PM
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Mike's Barber Shop and CRSW Barbeire Sapone are both excellent.

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 07-07-2018, 05:17 PM
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Thanks all for the recommendations.

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 07-07-2018, 05:34 PM
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  • evnpar
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My favorites are:

Strop Shoppe Barbershop (no longer produced)

Mike's Barbershop

Noble Otter Barrbarr

Oleo Soapworks Windy City Barbershop

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 07-07-2018, 06:03 PM
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(07-07-2018, 04:34 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Stirling Barbershop
+1

I was not really a fan of GTB....it was too "saloony" for me.

Stirling's version is exactly what I think a colonial barbershop smelled like. I have no desire to try others. My brother gave me the GTB sample or I'd not have tried it either.

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 07-07-2018, 06:14 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I've tried bunches of barbershop soaps, as the "genre" is one of my favorites. Seville is a great one, but Kraken, GTB, Mike's and Oleo, although very nice, don't work as well for me. My all-time favorite, however, is Declaration Bandwagon. Amazing stuff.

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 07-07-2018, 06:21 PM
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Mike's

Local Gent California Barber

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 07-07-2018, 07:02 PM
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Mikes and CRSW are my favorites. I love the scent of Stirling barbershop - but enjoy the balm more than the soap.

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 07-08-2018, 07:12 AM
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(07-07-2018, 04:09 PM)jaxstraww Wrote: Mike's paired with Maggards London Barbershop splash

MLS Kraken

Strop Shoppe Barbershoppe

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This right here ^^^^

Probably my favorite combo.  Seville is definitely right up there along with SC Honor.  For a different take there's Summer Break soaps Picture Day which is an excellent soap/splash combo.

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 07-08-2018, 07:52 AM
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May I add Al's Goodfellas cream

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 07-08-2018, 08:25 AM
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So many good choices to choose from.  Thanks again, gentlemen!

@jackgoldman123 Al's creams were new to me.  Had not heard of them before.  Thanks to Uncle Google and your suggestion, the Goodfellas cream is on my radar now.

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 07-08-2018, 09:16 AM
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I love Barrister & Mann Seville

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 07-08-2018, 10:17 AM
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Not mentioned yet but I like very much -- Wet Shaving Products (WSP) Barbershop. Nice scent and awesome performance.

Stirling's scent is so great, but I'm not a fan of their soap base. I'll probably buy some of their bath soap in the barbershop scent as as 'compromise' Smile

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 07-08-2018, 10:48 AM
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  • evnpar
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(07-08-2018, 07:52 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: May I add Al's Goodfellas cream

Al's creams are some of my favorites. I forgot to mention Goodfellas, as I was focussing on soaps.

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 07-08-2018, 11:15 AM
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I have always been curious to know what the definition of a barbershop scent is and how that would differ from a fougere since they both tend to use a lot of the same ingredients.  Anyone have any insights?

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 07-08-2018, 11:20 AM
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(07-08-2018, 11:15 AM)asiliski Wrote: I have always been curious to know what the definition of a barbershop scent is and how that would differ from a fougere since they both tend to use a lot of the same ingredients.  Anyone have any insights?


Here's my 0.02 cents. imho fougere is like a forest, barbershop is like...a barbershop.

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 07-08-2018, 11:46 AM
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Fougere is one of main olfactory group. Typical barbershop scents are from sub-group, called aromatic fougere. Fougere is too wide term, because for example oriental fougere is fougere, but it isn't typical barbershop scent.
... and like forest smell to my nose more scents from woody group than fougere group. Just my 0.02 as well.

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