03-24-2019, 07:08 PM
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Hi Folks,

I have been into wet shaving for the almost 12 years now. During this journey i have tried wide range of soaps and creams

Some have been really impressive while some have not reached my expectations. As i intend to add few more
soaps or creams, it would be great if the wet shave champs have something to recommend.The one and the only
criteria to me would be quality of the shave. Well if there is a good scent it would be a bounus thats it. 
Following are the  list of soaps that i own

Acqua di parma
Antica barberia colla
Boellis panama
Czech and speake
DR Harris
Martin De Candre original
Penhaligons
Santa maria novella
Saponifico Varesino
I Coloniali Mango
Tabac
Tabula rasa
Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale

Are there are any other soaps or creams that i can add to my collection. I am pretty sure that 
you guys would have something to suggest me.

Cheers!!!

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 03-24-2019, 07:28 PM
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Mike’s, CRSW (particularity glide), declaration grooming

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 03-24-2019, 07:31 PM
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I've been exploring the top American artisans since my renewed interest in wetshaving, so here's my quick thoughts.

Barrister and Mann's newest Excelsior soap formula (and older ones too) is knock your socks off good. Currently it's available in the Beaudelaire, Behold the Whatsis, and Vespers if you can still find it, with more on the way.

Noble Otter was an instant hit for me in terms of quality of lather and variety of scents..

Ariana & Evans makes some strongly scented soaps with lots of slickness.

For a vegan option, I was really pleased with my first use of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements. Very nice feeling after the shave.

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 03-24-2019, 08:00 PM
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  • ARGH
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Would strongly recommend the following three:

Grooming Dept
Declaration Grooming Icarus base
Tallow+Steel

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 03-24-2019, 08:10 PM
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(03-24-2019, 07:08 PM)surileo Wrote: Are there are any other soaps or creams that i can add to my collection. I am pretty sure that 
you guys would have something to suggest me.

1.  Mystic Water.  Any scent, but start with the ones that have essential oils, but not fragrance oils.  (The listing on the website will inform your choice.)  If you have not tried Mystic Water, then your list is like the best baseball players in history, but you left out Babe Ruth, or the best cricket players, and you left out Donald Bradman.
2.  For a less obvious choice, La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise Cedar & Lemongrass Shaving Soap with Donkey’s Milk.  Not a jack-of-all-trades but master-of-none, this is the opposite:  Grand Master of Slickness.  Have trouble maintaining your grip on the razor handle slickness.   That is its schtick, its claim to fame.   Slickness is the first criterion for a close shave.

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 03-24-2019, 08:52 PM
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(03-24-2019, 07:08 PM)surileo Wrote: Hi Folks,

I have been into wet shaving for the almost 12 years now. During this journey i have tried wide range of soaps and creams

Some have been really impressive while some have not reached my expectations. As i intend to add few more
soaps or creams, it would be great if the wet shave champs have something to recommend.The one and the only
criteria to me would be quality of the shave. Well if there is a good scent it would be a bounus thats it. 
Following are the  list of soaps that i own

Acqua di parma
Antica barberia colla
Boellis panama
Czech and speake
DR Harris
Martin De Candre original
Penhaligons
Santa maria novella
Saponifico Varesino
I Coloniali Mango
Tabac
Tabula rasa
Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale

Are there are any other soaps or creams that i can add to my collection. I am pretty sure that 
you guys would have something to suggest me.

Cheers!!!
You have great taste... No lanolin!!
(except the WK)

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 03-24-2019, 09:20 PM
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Saying that Ariana & Evans have a lot of slickness is an understatement.

Like others, I would recommend Declaration Grooming Icarus base, Barrister & Mann Excelsior base is truly something, Cold River Soap Works in Glide base is really great too, Wholly Kaw need to be mentionned too.

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 03-24-2019, 09:29 PM
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If you haven't tried Barrister & Mann yet, then grab one of those! Scents can be polarizing so start with Seville.

I also really like Mike's Natural Soaps, and WSP (Wet Shaving Products), who I think make some of the Bullgoose Asylum soaps.

For creams, TOBS remains one of my favorite among everything I've used. And on equal footing or slightly above is Art of Shaving creams (and aftershave balms).

Finally if you find "old stock" Haslinger with tallow, grab it, that's another of my top favorites.

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 03-24-2019, 10:10 PM
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Pereira Shavery is a great soap in my opinion, as is Mike's Natural and CRWS.

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 03-25-2019, 01:40 AM
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You have SV , enough said! However, you could exp9re Meißner soaps  . In had their paste which was excellent.

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 03-25-2019, 02:43 AM
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You have indeed an excellent taste, I would also recommend exploring some artisans like Barrister and mann, Declaration Grooming and others already mentioned above.

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 03-25-2019, 03:27 AM
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JabonMan.

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 03-25-2019, 03:30 AM
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Cold River Soap Works - Glide & Schapenmelk
Eufros - (Jabonman)
Mikes

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 03-25-2019, 03:37 AM
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Excelsior by B&M
Icarus by Declaration Grooming
Lusso by Grooming Department

Find a scent that works for you.

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 03-25-2019, 04:04 AM
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You have a great collection.

I'd add:

Cyril Salter tallow soap

MWF

Floris 89 cream

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 03-25-2019, 04:37 AM
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An amazing collection of software! 

Unfortunately, I came to this party late and all of the other gents have stolen my thunder.

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 03-25-2019, 04:53 AM
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CRSW Schapenmelk

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 03-25-2019, 06:04 AM
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Sebum purple and PAA CK-6 Formula!

LPL soaps are also quite good!

Vr

Matt

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 03-25-2019, 06:06 AM
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So many great soaps out today - favorites I did not see mentioned
- Phoenix & Beau
- Soapy Science

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 03-25-2019, 08:48 AM
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(03-25-2019, 03:27 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: JabonMan.


What he said...


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