01-16-2020, 09:43 AM
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Hello! I used to be active here when the site was getting started, but I've been off the grid for the last few years. I had the AD pretty bad, you see, so I worked on eliminating a bunch of supplies and trying use up what I had.


Now, I'm seeking suggestions for a "daily driver" soap. By that I mean something that could be used every day (wouldn't irritate skin after 3 consecutive days, for example), and wouldn't compete with other scents, like a cologne.

For the last couple of years I've been using Cella soap and Myrsol Acqua Balsamica for aftershave. This has been a pretty good combination because the Cella doesn't have a strong scent, and the AB dissipates rather quickly. I think I'm sticking with the AB but am interested in trying another soap now.

In addition to Cella, I have a tube of Italian Palmolive that I use on occasion in the summer, a tube of Rose of Bulgaria, and a Palmolive stick for travel.

I think my skin doesn't like lanolin or something else in MWF, which is about the only other unobtrusive soap I know. I tried the Proraso sandalwood in a tub but didn't like it compared to the cream, and I'd like to stick with a soap. I like Tabac but I don't know if I can handle it as an everyday soap, and I think the scent lingers more than I would like.

I've been considering something by Saponificio Varesino but am interested in your suggestions! Again, something you could use every day and a scent that won't compete with cologne. Thanks!

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 01-16-2020, 10:01 AM
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Hi, a lot of soaps also irritate after 3 days! SV is fantastic,  any variety. 

The other soaps which I would only use are MDC, and Meißner Tremona. Both VERY Kind to my skin. Maybe the unscented versions wouldn't interfere with your cologne,  but others may be better in advising as I don't use aftershave etc.

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 01-16-2020, 10:46 AM
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Two I have been using recently are Zingari in the Sego Base, and Long Rifle Soap Co shave soap.

They are both pretty fantastic, and neither will break the bank!

Vr

Matt

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 01-16-2020, 11:04 AM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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Had I to choose one soap for year round usage, it would be either:

Grooming Dept Asinus (any of the latest Donkey Milk formulations such as Lemon Bay) or new Kairos base soap forthcoming

or 

Wholly Kaw new Siero base soap

Have a Primanti on me!

In fact, PM me and will send a sample

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 01-16-2020, 01:11 PM
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CRSW American Barbershop

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 01-16-2020, 02:07 PM
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(01-16-2020, 11:04 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Had I to choose one soap for year round usage, it would be either:

Grooming Dept Asinus (any of the latest Donkey Milk formulations such as Lemon Bay) or new Kairos base soap forthcoming

or 

Wholly Kaw new Siero base soap

Have a Primanti on me!

In fact, PM me and will send a sample

Primanti Brothers...a drunken college kid’s dream meal at the end of an evening of debauchery!

Vr

Matt

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 01-16-2020, 03:10 PM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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(01-16-2020, 02:07 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(01-16-2020, 11:04 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Had I to choose one soap for year round usage, it would be either:

Grooming Dept Asinus (any of the latest Donkey Milk formulations such as Lemon Bay) or new Kairos base soap forthcoming

or 

Wholly Kaw new Siero base soap

Have a Primanti on me!

In fact, PM me and will send a sample

Primanti Brothers...a drunken college kid’s dream meal at the end of an evening of debauchery!

Vr

Matt
Hell, even as an old slow fat man, would have a roast beef extra slaw, tomatoes and fries with hot sauce mid run. Builds character

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 01-16-2020, 05:33 PM
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I was going to recommend Mike's but it has lanolin. Otherwise, Meißner Tremonia (I like Dark Limes but Pots of Milk could be a nice, low scent option), Tabula Rasa Light Creme or a stick of Speick are my recommendations.

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 01-16-2020, 05:43 PM
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(01-16-2020, 03:10 PM)DanLaw Wrote:
(01-16-2020, 02:07 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(01-16-2020, 11:04 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Have a Primanti on me!

In fact, PM me and will send a sample

Primanti Brothers...a drunken college kid’s dream meal at the end of an evening of debauchery!

Vr

Matt
Hell, even as an old slow fat man, would have a roast beef extra slaw, tomatoes and fries with hot sauce mid run. Builds character

Capicola or go home, fellas!

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 01-16-2020, 05:45 PM
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Lots of new brands for me. I will read up on them. Thanks for the recommendations everyone!

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 01-16-2020, 05:50 PM
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Another vote for Zingari Sego, whatever flavor you like

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 01-16-2020, 08:25 PM
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  • Nero
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Zingari Sego soap is hard (maybe impossible) to beat. Amazing shaving soap and definitely the best post shave I've had of anything. That's after 1 shave. However I personally don't think I could do any of their 3 scents I own for more than a couple days at a time. They're not bad scents (but I can't say I LOVE them either)... just not scents I could do long term. I look forward to other scent releases in the Sego base.

Disclaimer... There are VERY FEW SCENTS that I could do everyday. My preferences for scent change with the season/weather (literally).

So, that said, a scent I could do every day/season/weather type/holiday/mood/activity is MDC Fougere.

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 01-23-2020, 06:40 AM
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What do you want/need from a daily driver? For me:
- reliable performance
- ease and speed of lather (I don’t do “zen” shaves on workday mornings)
- good value
- readily available
- pleasant or no scent (subjective, obviously)

For me, any of the products you already have could work. What are your requirements? In fact, you could finish those products and use the experience to zero in on what works for you. Evaluate suggestions in this thread based on that.

I could easily use Palmolive stick every day..


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 01-24-2020, 05:55 AM
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Mystic Water Sensitive Skin

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 01-24-2020, 11:30 AM
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Valobra?

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 01-25-2020, 07:59 AM
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  • Steve56
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Any of the Martin de Candre scents I could use every day
Santa Maria Novella
XPEC unscented
3P - but you already have Cella
Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere, this is the last version in the brown tub, it’s a light aquatic. The current version performs better but you’re going to have to like the colonia scent, not hard for me.
D. R. Harris creams are lightly scented, try Marlborough (light funky sandalwood with other scents), Arlington (citrus), Windsor (Terre de Hermes scent), Almond
Any of the lightly scented Stirling soaps, lime, coconut lime, grapefruit.

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 01-25-2020, 10:22 AM
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Before precluding soaps containing lanolin I'd spend a bit more time regarding whether or not it is the ingredient that irritates you - allergies and sensitivity to lanolin certainly exist, but are rare at around 1.5% of the population. Your local allergist can perform a very quick patch or skin-prick test and you'll know within minutes whether or not you are allergic.

There are fantastic daily drivers out there: Cold River Soap Works select (already mentioned), wholly kaw bare is quite good, saponificio varesino is great for a veg soap - although the scents are cologne-like (but dissipate quickly). Mike's is great, though nexessitates longer loading times. Shannon's soaps rust belt reserve line would make a great daily driver, as would declaration grooming.

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 01-25-2020, 03:09 PM
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Haslinger would work out well for a daily driver. IMO

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 01-25-2020, 03:44 PM
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Have you considered or tried unscented soaps?

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 01-25-2020, 05:47 PM
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I can't use lanolin, and i've grown to be a big fan of Southern Witchcrafts. The two latest scents, Samhain and Carpathia are fantastic.

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