04-05-2019, 03:29 AM
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Once I began smelling and tasting Tallow in my many Tallow shaving soaps,
I can’t seem to enjoy them the way I used to.

It started with the old Haslinger soaps where I really could sense the Tallow.

Now I also smell and taste it in other Tallow soaps. Yes, lathering around the mouth I will often taste the soap.

What are your preferred shaving soaps without Tallow in them ?

So far mine are Martin De Candre, LPL, Saponificio Varesino and Jabonman (non Tallow version) AND forgot about Nuavia. I own 3 MDC, 8 SP, 5 JM and 3 Nuavia.

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 04-05-2019, 03:45 AM
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I am not a vegan, but hate the idea of tallow on my face. Your choice of soaps are superb and I use SV almost every time now.

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 04-05-2019, 03:56 AM
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Caties Bubbles treats me fine in the non-tallow category.

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 04-05-2019, 04:05 AM
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JabonMan is, by far, the number one non-tallow soap for me.

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 04-05-2019, 04:26 AM
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I have only two non-tallow in my rotation.
SMN - prefer due to scent
IColoniali Mango - prefer due to performance

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 04-05-2019, 04:44 AM
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I really like saponificio and cattie's bubble, there's one I also like that haven't been mentionned yet and it's Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements !

I know that their scent are really in a different league and on the darker side of the spectrum and might be polarizing, but the soap base of Southern Witchcraft is truly something great!

Honorabble mention to Siliski, Dr. Jons and Eleven (former Sapone Di Paolo)

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 04-05-2019, 05:06 AM
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I'm using the very basic Pre de Provence and Proraso Green.  Love both and get heaps of lather.  Gotta also mention Col Conk.Smile

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 04-05-2019, 06:02 AM
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Nuavia; the Blu and Rossa are wonderful scents.

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 04-05-2019, 06:22 AM
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(04-05-2019, 03:45 AM)Roy Wrote: I am not a vegan, but hate the idea of tallow on my face. Your choice of soaps are superb and I use SV almost every time now.

 Do you eat steak?

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 04-05-2019, 07:01 AM
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SV is excellent, especially the 4.2 and new 4.3 soaps. WSP Rustic soaps are also very good with great scents (but I have to say that I prefer their Formula T [tallow] line). I get a nice, slick lather with ABC, but I have to shave fast because the almond oil starts to burn my skin if I take too much time. I also really like xPec unscented, but that's a cream.

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 04-05-2019, 07:29 AM
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Haslinger. It's now non-tallow

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 04-05-2019, 07:33 AM
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(04-05-2019, 06:02 AM)celestino Wrote: Nuavia; the Blu and Rossa are wonderful scents.


Forgot about Nuavia.

I own the red, blue and green.
All are superb and should be my number 1 pick along with Jabonman non Tallow.

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 04-05-2019, 07:35 AM
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(04-05-2019, 07:29 AM)SteelTown Wrote: Haslinger. It's now non-tallow


If only the pucks were larger.
Have tried to put two pucks together, but it’s not really ideal.

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 04-05-2019, 08:06 AM
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In no particular order, Saponificio Varesino, Nuavia, Santa Maria Novella, Pre de Provence, Martin de Candre. I use all of these on the regular, and all perform as good or better than any Tallow (from any animal) based soap.

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 04-05-2019, 08:56 AM
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(04-05-2019, 03:56 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: Caties Bubbles treats me fine in the non-tallow category.

I own several Caties and I agree, they are very good performers.
Actually forgot about them. Think I own 10-12 Caties.
Definitely good soap.

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 04-05-2019, 08:58 AM
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First of all. I'm not into soap tasting

If you tuck your lips inward over your teeth while applying lather to your face, you won't have to deal with the "soap tasting" again.

Also, if an artisan soap is properly cured, you can't identify the tallow scent or any other unpleasant scent, like the ammonia scent caused by coconut milk. So, it's a problem these "artisans" have to fix.

The mass produced products that contain tallow and smell like this are only a few. Valobra are infamous for that.

I may prefer non-tallow soaps, but I can't argue that some tallow soaps are excellent too. It's a matter of preference and only a handful have that tallow scent prominent.

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 04-05-2019, 09:00 AM
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(04-05-2019, 07:29 AM)SteelTown Wrote: Haslinger. It's now non-tallow

And a shell of its former self. A pity.

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 04-05-2019, 09:03 AM
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(04-05-2019, 08:06 AM)vigilantesd Wrote: In no particular order, Saponificio Varesino, Nuavia, Santa Maria Novella, Pre de Provence, Martin de Candre. I use all of these on the regular, and all perform as good or better than any Tallow (from any animal) based soap.


Please tell us which of your reddit sanctioned tallow soaps perform better!

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 04-05-2019, 09:10 AM
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Also, it would be more helpful if you could make a list of products that have a strong tallow scent instead of starting another "your top soaps" thread! Claus, you have tried many products, so I hope you get my point. That list would help all of us avoid such products.

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 04-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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(04-05-2019, 06:22 AM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(04-05-2019, 03:45 AM)Roy Wrote: I am not a vegan, but hate the idea of tallow on my face. Your choice of soaps are superb and I use SV almost every time now.

 Do you eat steak?


No.  And no fish, chicken, or eggs either.

My favorites are SV, MdC, Bulgari Man in Black.

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