12-16-2018, 08:20 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I generally am not drawn to the so called bargain soaps. When I first started wet shaving, bargain soaps generally meant something like Arko or a glycerin based melt and pour soap that is scented by a cheap fragrance oil. While the Arko provided me with a good shave, I could not get past the scent which to me, smells like bug spray.

Several weeks ago, Teiste suggested that I try the new version of the Cyril Salter soap. Teiste has never steered me wrong so, I immediately ordered some. Let me just say, I am very impressed. It is a hard tallow soap with a really fresh Lavender scent that lathers up like the old English Tallow soaps (Vintage Trumper and Vintage Penhaligans). It checks all the boxes...great scent, great lather and great post shave face feel. At only $8.00 per 100g refill, it also qualifies as a bargain soap.

What are your favorite bargain soaps?

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 12-16-2018, 05:24 PM
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Vintage Penhaligans you say?  I'm intrigued.  I have a vintage Penhaligans BB that I ration.


As far as a bargain soaps, I don't think I'm using anything that costs under $15.  Mike's is a great soap, and it's reasonably priced.  

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 12-16-2018, 05:34 PM
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(12-16-2018, 05:24 PM)Sully Wrote: Vintage Penhaligans you say?  I'm intrigued.  I have a vintage Penhaligans BB that I ration.


As far as a bargain soaps, I don't think I'm using anything that costs under $15.  Mike's is a great soap, and it's reasonably priced.  

I don't want to overstate how good it is but, this soap is really good. Maybe more vintage Trumper than Penhalighans. Very creamy lather.

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 12-16-2018, 05:36 PM
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I've liked the C.R. Salter creams, especially WILD ROSE and FRENCH VETIVER. They make good soaps IMHO.

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 12-16-2018, 06:29 PM
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Alot of the razorock soaps are great budget soaps. Stirling is very hard to beat at the price you pay. Stirling performs as good as soaps that cost 3-4 times more.

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 12-17-2018, 05:30 AM
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(12-16-2018, 08:20 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I generally am not drawn to the so called bargain soaps.

Several weeks ago, Teiste suggested that I try the new version of the Cyril Salter soap.  Let me just say, I am very impressed.

What are your favorite bargain soaps?


Although I cannot disagree with thefat98’s mention of Stirling, my own list of excellent affordable soaps begins with Mystic Water.
And pretty much continues with Mystic Water.   Hello  

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 12-17-2018, 06:49 AM
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Will have try this Cyril Salter soap.

My favorite bargain soaps are Green Mountain Soaps, Cella and L'Occitane Cade puck.

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 12-17-2018, 07:19 AM
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Some of the bargain soaps I've tried turns out to be less than a bargain when they are used up in a few shaves, while a number of premium soaps I've used lasts forever... cost per shave can be less with a premium soap than with some of the "bargains".

That said, I still like Arko, but it's a soap you either loathe or love.

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 12-17-2018, 07:45 AM
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(12-17-2018, 05:30 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote: Although I cannot disagree with thefat98’s mention of Stirling, my own list of excellent affordable soaps begins with Mystic Water.
And pretty much continues with Mystic Water.   Hello  

When one has reached a desired destination, does one still need a map?

It looks like we have something, very much, in common.  Shy

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 12-17-2018, 08:44 AM
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Mystic Water IS amazing

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 12-17-2018, 12:26 PM
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(12-17-2018, 07:19 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Some of the bargain soaps I've tried turns out to be less than a bargain when they are used up in a few shaves, while a number of premium soaps I've used lasts forever... cost per shave can be less with a premium soap than with some of the "bargains".

That said, I still like Arko, but it's a soap you either loathe or love.

So true...…...And I DO LOATHE ARKO...… Cheers

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 12-17-2018, 02:45 PM
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Arko.  

The C.R. Salter French Vetiver is one of my preferred shaving creams, but I've never tried the soap.

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 12-17-2018, 06:16 PM
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That Salter soap seems the return of the old glorious days for the English tallow based shaving soaps.Hope that Geo F Trumper would go back to tallow soon as salter have done.

8 dollars for a 100 g puck is beyond a bargain these days for its quality.

But , if you live in Spain , you have La Toja stick for less than 2 Euros ( 50 g) or LEA stick for a 1,30 euros (50 g).

And the Speick shaving stick still have a great price for its quality , as well as the Palmolive.

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 12-17-2018, 07:09 PM
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If you can afford it, it's hard to beat MdC on "cost per use" but I suppose budget means low initial purchase price. For low initial purchase price, a Speick stick or a Wilkinson stick have been my favorites. A La Toja stick for under 2 Euros mentioned previously would have to take the cake, wow!

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 12-17-2018, 07:31 PM
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(12-17-2018, 07:09 PM)TripleG Wrote: If you can afford it, it's hard to beat MdC on "cost per use" but I suppose budget means low initial purchase price. For low initial purchase price, a Speick stick or a Wilkinson stick have been my favorites. A La Toja stick for under 2 Euros mentioned previously would have to take the cake, wow!

If the Salter soap and MdC were the exact same price, I'd take the Salter soap over the MdC. I find MdC to be drying and the MdC original scent reminds me tarring a roof on a hot and muggy summer day. YMMV, of course.

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 12-17-2018, 07:57 PM
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Shannon’s Soaps. Lightweight in $$$, Heavyweight in performance.....

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 12-18-2018, 01:14 PM
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(12-17-2018, 06:16 PM)Teiste Wrote: That Salter soap seems the return of the old glorious days for the English tallow based shaving soaps.Hope that Geo F Trumper would go back to tallow soon as salter have done.

8 dollars for a 100 g puck is beyond a bargain these days for its quality.

But , if you live in Spain , you have La Toja stick for less than 2 Euros ( 50 g) or LEA stick for a 1,30 euros (50 g).

And the Speick shaving stick still have a great price for its quality , as well as the Palmolive.

Can you tell me where I can buy 5-10 of these 100g pucks! I never got to try the old English tallow soaps. I was lucky to purchase on Ebay 9 pucks of NOS AOS sandalwood before they sold out and I really enjoy the performance, so the Salter pucks really caught my attention. Big thanks to you and the owner of BULLGOOSE for the recommendation and any info to purchase them. Much appreciated! 



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 12-18-2018, 01:38 PM
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(12-18-2018, 01:14 PM)49erShaver Wrote:
(12-17-2018, 06:16 PM)Teiste Wrote: That Salter soap seems the return of the old glorious days for the English tallow based shaving soaps.Hope that Geo F Trumper would go back to tallow soon as salter have done.

8 dollars for a 100 g puck is beyond a bargain these days for its quality.

But , if you live in Spain , you have La Toja stick for less than 2 Euros ( 50 g) or LEA stick for a 1,30 euros (50 g).

And the Speick shaving stick still have a great price for its quality , as well as the Palmolive.

Can you tell me where I can buy 5-10 of these 100g pucks! I never got to try the old English tallow soaps. I was lucky to purchase on Ebay 9 pucks of NOS AOS sandalwood before they sold out and I really enjoy the performance, so the Salter pucks really caught my attention. Big thanks to you and the owner of BULLGOOSE for the recommendation and any info to purchase them. Much appreciated! 



Happy Shaving!
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Connaught Shaving. I don't think it's available in the U.S. yet.

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 12-18-2018, 01:40 PM
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(12-18-2018, 01:38 PM)zipper Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:14 PM)49erShaver Wrote:
(12-17-2018, 06:16 PM)Teiste Wrote: That Salter soap seems the return of the old glorious days for the English tallow based shaving soaps.Hope that Geo F Trumper would go back to tallow soon as salter have done.

8 dollars for a 100 g puck is beyond a bargain these days for its quality.

But , if you live in Spain , you have La Toja stick for less than 2 Euros ( 50 g) or LEA stick for a 1,30 euros (50 g).

And the Speick shaving stick still have a great price for its quality , as well as the Palmolive.

Can you tell me where I can buy 5-10 of these 100g pucks! I never got to try the old English tallow soaps. I was lucky to purchase on Ebay 9 pucks of NOS AOS sandalwood before they sold out and I really enjoy the performance, so the Salter pucks really caught my attention. Big thanks to you and the owner of BULLGOOSE for the recommendation and any info to purchase them. Much appreciated! 



Happy Shaving!
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Connaught Shaving. I don't think it's available in the U.S. yet.

I think that Phil would have them soon if not already on his store.

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 12-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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(12-18-2018, 01:40 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:38 PM)zipper Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:14 PM)49erShaver Wrote: Can you tell me where I can buy 5-10 of these 100g pucks! I never got to try the old English tallow soaps. I was lucky to purchase on Ebay 9 pucks of NOS AOS sandalwood before they sold out and I really enjoy the performance, so the Salter pucks really caught my attention. Big thanks to you and the owner of BULLGOOSE for the recommendation and any info to purchase them. Much appreciated! 



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver
Connaught Shaving. I don't think it's available in the U.S. yet.

I think that Phil would have them soon if not already on his store.

Yes, I have them

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