11-17-2012, 01:58 PM
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  • Teiste
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What about if we make a list of the best shaving creams , soaps and sticks of each country?I know , its not that easy , but lest try it by writing our favorite items from each country.

Let me start myself :

United Kingdom :

Shaving creams : Truefitt and Hill and Taylor of Old Bond Street

Shaving soap : D.R. Harris

Shaving sticks : Erasmic.

Italy :

-shaving cream : Santa Maria la Novela , Acqua Di Parma/RazoRock XXX

-shaving stick : Valobra , of course

-shaving soap : the C&S and AoS made by Valobra.

Germany :

-shaving soap : Calani

-shaving stick : Palmolive

-shaving cream : Tabula Rasa.

Portugal

-shaving cream : Musgo Real

France :

-shaving soap : Martin de Candre

Spain

-shaving soap : Jabonman

-shaving stick : La Toja

-shaving cream : LEA

USA

-Williams BiggrinBiggrin[/u]

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 11-17-2012, 02:01 PM
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  • beartrap
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I was waiting for that Williams T, you didn't disappoint! Biggrin

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 11-17-2012, 02:15 PM
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Pretty nice list, Teiste. I would exchange Palmolive for Erasmic shave sticks and Mike's for Williams.

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 11-17-2012, 02:17 PM
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i would have to second Mike's Natural and add Mystic Water!

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 11-17-2012, 02:20 PM
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  • Teiste
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Make a list , gents , thats the purpose of this thread ! Wink

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 11-17-2012, 02:25 PM
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USA: Mike's

Canada: RazoRock???

Netherlands: De Vergulde Hand

Germany: TABAC & Dr. Dittmar

Italy: RazoRock??? TFS, Proraso

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 11-17-2012, 02:28 PM
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  • JAYDEE
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Here we go - I'll only mention a couple of favorites from some of the countries that I've tried stuff from.

Italy:

1) Palmolive Menthol cream
2) Noxzema cream
3) Cella soap

UK:

1) Erasmic soap or stick
2) Nanny's Ice & a Slice
3) Taylor's Almond cream

Israel: (my country)

1) Mem cream
2) Lavendor cream

Greece:

1) Kolynos Regular cream
2) Prosar cream

Germany:

1) Tabac stick
2) Dr Dittmar soap
3) Florena cream

Spain:

1) Lea Menthol cream
2) La Toja stick

Turkey:

1) Arko stick
2) Tweex stick
3) Arko Ice Mint cream

Russia:

1) Tet-a-tet cream
2) Znakhar cream
3) Phyto Expert Sensitive cream

Hungary:

1) Barbon cream
2) Derbylux cream

Bulgaria:

1) Top Ten Sensitive cream
2) Aspis Ice Rain cream
3) Max cream

Portugal:

1) Musgo Real Original cream
2) Lavanda cream

Lebanon:

1) Gada Cool Mint cream

Egypt:

1) Ingram cream
2) Chabrawichi 555 cream

I better stop right now or I'll be here all night! Laughing1

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 11-17-2012, 02:40 PM
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The out and out "best of" list, cost be danged!

I can only put into my list that which I've tried... I include the dead (RIP) in it.

USA: Kiss My Face (cream) and Prarie Creations (hard soap)

Germany: Klar Seifen (hard soap), Speick (stick)

Italy: P.160 (RIP- croap), Valobra (stick)

Portugal: Musgo Real (cream)

Turkey: ARKO (stick)

France: Martin deCandre

Holland: deVergulde Hand

England: MWF (hard soap), Palmolive (stick)

Canada: RazoRock

The list for the best bang for the buck would be quite different. (except for Turkey)Biggrin

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 11-17-2012, 03:08 PM
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  • Arcadies
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I've only listed what I have personally used and enjoyed.

USA

Mike's Natural
Queen Charlotte Soaps

UK

DR Harris
Taylor of Old Bond Street
Penhaligon's
Mitchell's Wool Fat

Germany

Tabac/Irisch Moos
Klar Seifen
Speick (stick)
Palmolive (stick)

Italy

Proraso
Razorock
Tcheon Fung Sing
P160
Vitos
Cella

France

Martin de Candre
L'Occitane
Pre de Provence

Turkey

Arko (stick)

Spain

Jabonman

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 11-17-2012, 03:13 PM
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My list of personal favorites by country:

Germany

Shaving Soap: Klar Seifen and Calani

Shaving Stick: Speick

Shaving Cream: Speick

France

Shaving Soap: Martin de Candre

Italy

Shaving Soap: C&S and AoS by Valobra

Shaving Stick: Valobra

Shaving Cream: Acqua Di Parma


Spain

Shaving Stick: La Toja


England

Shaving Soap: D.R. Harris

Shaving Cream: Truefitt & Hill and GFT


Portugal

Shaving Cream: Musgo Real

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 11-17-2012, 08:57 PM
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  • Johnny
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My list is short and just based on my favorites from what I've used. I have just listed my favorite from each country.

USA

Wm. Neumann & Co.

UK

Mitchell's Wool Fat

Germany

Speick Cream

Italy

Proraso

France

Martin de Candre

Turkey

Arko (stick)

Spain

Jabonman

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 11-18-2012, 12:28 AM
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Germany:
Soap: Tabac / Sir Irish Moos
Cream: Speick

Austria:
Soap: Haslinger Coconut

Italy:
Soap: i Coloniali Mango
Cream: i Coloniali with Rhubarb

UK:
Soap: D. R. Harris, all of them are terrific
Cream: Trumper Coconut

Spain:
Soap stick: La Toja

Portugal:
Cream: Musgo Real

France:
Soap: l'Occitane Cade

Uruguay:
Soap: Dr. Selby (they call it cream, dunno why)

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 11-18-2012, 08:02 AM
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The Short List:

UK - Mitchell's Wool Fat

Germany - TABAC

Turkey - Arko Shave Stick

Italy - Proraso Shaving Cream

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 11-18-2012, 08:11 AM
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  • Andrew
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USA: Queen Charlotte Soaps (cream)

Italy: Valobra (C&S, AoS)

England: Penhaligons (cream, not soap)

Austria: Haslinger

France: Martin de Candre

Germany: Tabula Rasa

Spain: La Toja Manantiales

Portugal: Musgo Real (cream, not soap)

Uruguay: Dr. Selby

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 11-18-2012, 10:06 AM
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  • JAYDEE
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This nice Thread is making me think about all the stuff from everywhere in the world which is still available to us wetshavers!

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 11-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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My list by country first and alphabetical order second:
USA:
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* Mike's Natural

Everything else can go

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 11-19-2012, 10:41 AM
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A couple more English ones plus:

Castle Forbes
Foris
Simpson's
Mitchelles Wool Fat.

International:
Body Shop "Macca Root"

Sweden:
Fitjar


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 11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
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(11-19-2012, 10:41 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: Sweden:
Fitjar

If it is soaps from "Fitjar Såpekokeri" you are refering to, then they are from Norway Biggrin

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 11-19-2012, 12:24 PM
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Agree with adding KMF and Speick for their respective countries.

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 11-19-2012, 12:36 PM
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English: GFT Coconut Cream, CF Lime Cream, XPEC
Italy: SMN, AdP
Spain: JabonMan soaps
France: MdC
Germany: Klar soap, Tabula Rasa
USA: Stropshoppe, Mamabear

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