07-27-2021, 07:52 PM
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  • Bax
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Chazt's "two razors" thread was fun. How about a similar one for cream?

"If you were stuck using just ONE shaving soap/cream and just ONE aftershave balm/lotion for the rest of your life, which soap/cream and aftershave balm/lotion combination would you choose?"

I'd have go with Proraso white label (Pelli Sensibili) in a tub, and Cella "Lozione Dopobarba" aftershave splash.

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 07-27-2021, 11:29 PM
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  • Wolf
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Soap stick Lea Original, After Shave Williams Aqua Velva fresh control.

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 07-28-2021, 02:07 AM
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Whelp... guess I'll grow a full beard Tongue

Part of me want to say Mike's Natural Soap and Marmara Kolonya No3, but if I can't get to enjoy picking a soap and aftershave daily I might just go for an Arko shave stick and the BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection cream.

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 07-28-2021, 03:35 AM
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  • Rufus
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Shaving cream: TOBS Eton College

Aftershave splash: Harris Arlington

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 07-28-2021, 04:38 AM
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  • chazt
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DRH Arlington cream and splash.

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 07-28-2021, 04:41 AM
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  • Bax
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Lots of good choices!
Perhaps THESE are the "golden years" of wet shaving!
  :-)
- Bax

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 07-28-2021, 04:28 PM
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Wickham soap and highland spring soap company aftershave balm.

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 07-28-2021, 05:10 PM
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  • MaxP
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Great game. Bummer I can’t play. There are too many “one” products for my tired brain to attempt making choices.

And-very fortunately- I don’t have to choose.

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 07-28-2021, 07:32 PM
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  • chazt
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Changed my mind. Our AC crapped out. Now I’m going with DRH Eucalyptus cream and Snake Bite splash.

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 07-29-2021, 03:24 AM
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  • David
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(07-28-2021, 03:35 AM)Rufus Wrote: Shaving cream: TOBS Eton College

Aftershave splash: Harris Arlington

1.  This is cruel Bax.

2.  I'll go with Rufus— excellent choices.

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 07-29-2021, 03:47 AM
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The list of stuff I need to try keeps growing...
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 07-29-2021, 01:00 PM
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  • RyznRio
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CRSW Schapenmelk

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 07-29-2021, 02:17 PM
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  • garyg
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Tough choices - I've seen several listed that make me glad like Max I am not yet down to just one choice - 

But to pick of all the stuff I have tried, and that's alot of software, for Soap it would be Sir Irisch Moos, for
Aftershave it would Speick Lotion

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 07-29-2021, 04:32 PM
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MdC Unscented with 4711

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 07-31-2021, 08:25 PM
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MDC Original with Spanish Aqua Velva

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 08-01-2021, 01:48 PM
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Sebum Soaps for the lather and Ethos Aftershaves

Here are some Sebum lather pics I took from today’s shave:

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 08-01-2021, 06:14 PM
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La Toja stick, Fine American Blend.

edit:  Runner up Speick Stick and Speick AS.

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 08-04-2021, 03:20 PM
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If I was forever limited to one of each, I would opt for unscented products.  I would be fine with Mike's Natural Unscented and Witch Hazel.

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 08-05-2021, 02:21 PM
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  • Steve56
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I shave with a straight razor, and don’t do artisans any more, with a couple of exceptions.

ABC hard soap/cream + ABC almond balm. Cream and balm are available, hard soap is discontinued.
I Coloniali Mango Oil soap/Rhubarb cream + Rhubarb balm (discontinued)
Martin de Candre, agrumes + Myrsol Limon, Throw the water to the soap, and you will be happy. Myrsol Limon, perfect match.
Stirling - pick your scent and scent strength, great tallow + lanolin SR soaps. If you can’t lather MWF, here ya go.
Pre de Provence - thin, stupidly slick veg soap, but stable lather, great SR soap. Quad milled, lasts forever. Cheap as chips.
Santa Maria Novella, v3, always delivers a great shave, a staple for me. Not that pricey considering a tub is 250ml.
Acqua di Parma cream, v3, just stupendous, fantastic scent. Copies are not the same, no matter what anyone says.
Acca Kappa 1873 pre-reformulation, smells like Cella brick, performs like MWF. Lanolin. Discontinued.
Klar Klassik - smells like MWF, much easier to lather and much more expensive.
Klar lemon grass (?) - smells like MdC agrumes, performs as well and costs as much per gram.

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 08-05-2021, 02:22 PM
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  • Steve56
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If I had to choose one out of that lot, ABC hard soap. From available soaps, MdC.

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