01-05-2019, 06:02 PM
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If you had to rank your top 5 shaving soaps what would they be?  Price not a matter of ranking...….just what you like as your top 5.  After many soaps both small batch makers and commercial makers mine are:

- MWF
- Tabac
- Proraso (white tub)
- Hudson Made (Original)
- Stone Fox in Beau Brummel/Black Tie/Spicy Citrus scents (no longer in production)

My honorable mentions would be:

- Colonel Conk bay rum (best cheap soap I personally like for some reason)
- Musgo Real in lavender scent

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 01-05-2019, 06:22 PM
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My list in order!

#1 Stirling
#2 Mikes
#3 Mystic water
#4 Latha
#5 Art Of Shaving NOS tallow puck soap

I'm waiting on some Cyril R. Salter tallow soaps and based on what I hear, its pretty darn good so my list may soon change. I shall wait and find out soon!



Happy Shaving!
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 01-05-2019, 06:32 PM
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#1. Nuavia
#2. ABC
#3. Czech & Speake
#4. MDC Vetiver 
#5. SMN

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 01-05-2019, 07:43 PM
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In no particular order:

- Mike’s
- Cold River Soap Works glide & select
- Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk
- Declaration Grooming Tallow
- Saponificio Varesino

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 01-05-2019, 08:00 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I'm with:

1. Declaration Grooming (the legacy Bison Tallow, not the Icarus base)
2. MdC

Then a bunch, in no order:

Tabac
B&M Glissant
Sudsy Soapery
Phoenix & Beau
Eufros
Santa Maria Novella
Nuavia
T&S
Grooming Dept
Stone Cottage
Baume.be
Esbjerg
West of Olympia
Wholly Kaw (especially donkey milk)
CRSW Glide
Oleo
Wm Neumann
Ariana & Evans
Speick
Musgo Real
TOBS
DR Harris
Henri et Victoria
Lisa's Natural
Others I can't remember as I begin to worry about whether the Seahawks can actually win this game...

Including Mike's and SV. And many more.

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 01-05-2019, 09:23 PM
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  • ARGH
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There are quite a few threads that ask the same question, but I will play along:

Talbot
GroomingDept
Declaration Grooming
Nuavia
B&M

Honorable mention:
Wholly Kaw
Tallow+Steel
Eufros
Tabac
MDC

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 01-05-2019, 11:20 PM
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  • evnpar
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There are too many excellent soaps to limit it to five, and my list is constantly changing, but here goes:
#1. Grooming Dept
#2. Mike's Natural Soaps
#3. Mystic Water
#4. Saponificio Varesino
#5. Wholly Kaw

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 01-06-2019, 03:20 AM
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#1- Talbot
#2-Ariana & Evans/ The Club
#3- Barrister and Mann
#4- The Holy Black
#5- Mike’s Natural Soaps

Honorable Mention: SV, MdC, Boellis, Catie’s Bubbles, Eufros, Declaration Grooming, Grooming Dept., Oleo

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 01-06-2019, 03:39 AM
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I recently ended a long shave soap sabbatical and added Oleo, Sudsy Soapery, Declaration Grooming, Wholly Kaw, A&E and CRSW(select) to my soap cupboard.  All of them are really good, but not all of them made the top 5 list.  Two of my old standards remain in my top 5.

In order:

1.  Wholly Kaw (donkey milk)
2.  Declaration Grooming (icarus)
3.  Oleo
4.  Mickey Lee
5.  Through the Fire Fine Craft

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 01-06-2019, 04:20 AM
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I have tried more new soaps in the past year so my list is evolving. Here are mine in order.

#1 Cold River Soap Works Glide
#2 Wholly Kaw
#3 Barrister & Mann Glissant
#4 Grooming Dept.
#5 MWF

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 01-06-2019, 07:17 AM
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CRSW Glide Winter
CRSW Glide Olfactory Hue
CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Select American Barbershop
XPEC unscented

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 01-06-2019, 07:33 AM
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This week it is:

- Australian Private Reserve

- Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CK-6 Formula

- Martin De Candre

- Eufros (I love the Dama De Noche soap and balm! The performance is top notch, and the scent brings back pleasant/vivid memories!)

- Mitchell’s Wool Fat

If we were adding creams...I would have to consider:

- Santa Maria Novella

- Acqua Di Parma

- Antica Barbieria Colla

- Castle Forbes

Vr

Matt

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 01-06-2019, 02:44 PM
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  • Boonie21
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1. Soapy Science Hanalei
2. CRSW Glide Any Scent
3. SMN
4. Mikes Natural Vetiver
5. Eufros Lime

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 01-06-2019, 02:54 PM
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  • TN4
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MDC
SV
Castle Forbes
Boellis Panama
Klar Seifan

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 01-06-2019, 03:27 PM
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In no order.
Saponificio Varesino
MWF
Truefitt&Hill #10
Acqua di Parma
Abbate Y La Mantia
These are the ones I am using now as top 5,due to skin issues.
Not my "ALL TIME TOP 5"

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 01-06-2019, 03:52 PM
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In no particular order:

MdC
SV
Nuavia
XPEC
Alvarez Gomez

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 01-06-2019, 05:04 PM
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No particular order

Czech & Speake
MWF
Mike's
CRSW Glide
Green Mountain Soaps


The new Cyril Salter soap is terrific but that's just my initial impression. Will need to use iit more.

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 01-06-2019, 09:28 PM
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I have lots that I like but I'm going to stick to five.  No order.

Valobra 
Mikes
Mystic waters
WSP Formula T
Barrister and Mann

But it'll be different next week.

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 01-07-2019, 10:36 AM
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In no order.

Grooming Department
Eleven
T&S
Declaration (Bison)
Cade Rich Cream (outlier in the market but I get fantastic shaves with this cream)

Talbot and Wholly Kaw DM should be in here but the scents are more misses than I'd like.

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 01-07-2019, 10:42 AM
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As others have said, with all the amazing soaps out there a top 5 is really difficult if not impossible for me but off the top of my head and in no particular order...

Grooming Dept
Wholly Kaw
L&L/Declaration Grooming
Mystic Water
Nuavia

Wow thats already five?!?! see what i mean I didn't even get to...

CRSW
Shannons
Santa Maria Novella
Noble Otter
Ariana & Evans
Eufros
Soap Commander
PAA
Eleven
Smooth Operator
Soapy Science
Stirling
Wickhams 1912

Just TOO many great soaps!

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