09-05-2018, 09:22 AM
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What are some especially long lasting shaving soaps and creams that you've personally used. Here's one that I've been using recently and it has lasted me forever it seems: Stirling Soap Company Gin and Tonic shave soap. I've been using it for several months now and still haven't used it all up completely. Beats me why some soaps and creams last forever and others get used up in just a few quick shaves. This one is kind of hard and waxy, I guess this must have something to do with it.

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 09-05-2018, 09:29 AM
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  • Garb
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I think tallow soaps last longer than grass based (veggie) soaps. 

I get pretty much 3 months out of most soaps and even longer if I only shave every few days.

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 09-05-2018, 09:51 AM
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(09-05-2018, 09:29 AM)Garb Wrote: I think tallow soaps last longer than grass based (veggie) soaps.

Some of my favs are veg:
• Martin de Candre "Originale"
• Saponificio Varesino "Felce Aromatica Reformulated"
• Meissner Tremonia "Indian Flavour" (seife)
• Osma Alum
Each, last for more than half year.

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 09-05-2018, 10:04 AM
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SMN
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 09-05-2018, 10:54 AM
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I notice that triple milled soaps really last a long time like Tabac & AOS tallow. For non triple milled soap I noticed Mikes Natural Soap last a very long time. Stirling is a softer soap but you are correct that it does go a long way. Also happens to be my#1 soap!



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver

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 09-05-2018, 11:38 AM
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(09-05-2018, 10:54 AM)49erShaver Wrote: I notice that triple milled soaps really last a long time like Tabac & AOS tallow. For non triple milled soap I noticed Mikes Natural Soap last a very long time. Stirling is a softer soap but you are correct that it does go a long way. Also happens to be my#1 soap!



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver

I used the Stirling Almond this morning with chella cool aftershave, and a late 50s Super Speed TTO!  It was a beautiful thing!

Vr

Matt

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 09-05-2018, 12:18 PM
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KISS MY FACE is the longest lasting stuff I've ever used. You just put 1 pump on your wet brush and face lather.
Longest triple milled/hard soap  is the Saponifico Varesino soaps or maybe the Pre de Provence.
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 09-05-2018, 12:54 PM
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Mitchell's Wool Fat and Williams both last forever for me.

But that's only because I don't like them, so they sit in my cabinet unused.

Biggrin 

But seriously...   I agree with Jack that Santa Maria Novella is on the list.

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 09-05-2018, 01:17 PM
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  • chazt
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All IMO, YMMV. Hard soaps: Valobra, old AoS tallow, MWF. Mike’s is the longest lasting soft soap I’ve used. LPL unscented is deserving of an honorable mention in the category.

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 09-05-2018, 05:10 PM
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This is my longest lasting soap.  It's a hard soap, but not triple milled.

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 09-05-2018, 07:44 PM
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Pre de Provence seems to last forever.

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 09-06-2018, 05:39 AM
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I would add La Savonniere du Moulin Donkey Milk shaving soap.

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 09-06-2018, 09:40 AM
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I rotate, but a tub of SMN lasts me a year.  Small pinch whips up a bowl full of later.

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 09-06-2018, 10:36 AM
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Saponificio soaps,  MWF are long lasting for me. However, LOL rose lasted about 2 weeks!

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 09-06-2018, 09:10 PM
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No mention of DR Harris yet. It took ages before I could even see an impression in the puck! Someone in the B&B 3017 thread used it for over 200 shaves, and I think someone else went even longer but I stopped visiting.

I think the Palmolive sticks last "ages" too; less than 1g per shave and they weigh 50g.

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 09-10-2018, 06:35 AM
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Another vote for D R Harris. I’ve probably passed like a dozen shaves on my Windsor puck and it still looks nearly unused. I also have their Arlington, Almond and Sandalwood. Because of the size of my ever expanding rotation I probably will still have those 10 years from now, LOL.

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 09-10-2018, 09:38 AM
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SV, MdC, CRSW Select, Tabac, the list goes on and on and on but these are ones I use most.

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