11-21-2012, 09:50 AM
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Hi, Does anyone has any experience with Haslinger soaps? (performance, scent, post shave, pros, cons, etc.)

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 11-21-2012, 10:37 AM
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(11-21-2012, 09:50 AM)HoracioAR Wrote: Hi, Does anyone has any experience with Haslinger soaps? (performance, scent, post shave, pros, cons, etc.)

I just did a rewiew on Ewe's milk a couple of threads down.

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 11-21-2012, 10:43 AM
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(11-21-2012, 10:37 AM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-21-2012, 09:50 AM)HoracioAR Wrote: Hi, Does anyone has any experience with Haslinger soaps? (performance, scent, post shave, pros, cons, etc.)

I just did a rewiew on Ewe's milk a couple of threads down.

Thanks! I will read it right away!

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 11-21-2012, 10:53 AM
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  • oscar11
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I'm a fan of Haslinger soaps. I have Honey, Seaweed and Sandalwood. Scents tend to be on the lighter side. It makes a dense, slick lather and has good skin protection.

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 11-21-2012, 11:00 AM
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(11-21-2012, 10:53 AM)oscar11 Wrote: I'm a fan of Haslinger soaps. I have Honey, Seaweed and Sandalwood. Scents tend to be on the lighter side. It makes a dense, slick lather and has good skin protection.

+1. I agree. I have Coconut, Marigold, Sandalwood, Seaweed, Aloe Vera, Honey. They are excellent soaps, lathering easily with a slick, full texture. Scent is light and not overwhelming. Post-shave skin feels soft. The pucks are rather small though for what it's worth.

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 11-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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Big fan of the small puck!
I have quite a lot of them in my collection.

As Lee wrote here: http://shavenook.com/thread-haslinger-ew...aving-soap the Ewe's milk is very, very good.
With my water here in Amsterdam it is great, if not exceptional.

I also like the marigold and the coconut, I gave away the Sage as a present so that leaves me with the 'meeresalgen' to try.

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 11-22-2012, 01:36 AM
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The Ewe's Milk one sounds nice.

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 11-22-2012, 06:52 PM
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  • Andrew
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Haslinger is one of the best soaps currently in production. It has tallow. It lathers very easily. It provides an outstanding shave. The scents are very nice (haven't read of anyone being put off by them like Tabac). And the cost per puck is low, so trying it is not a big investment.

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 01-05-2015, 07:52 PM
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I'm a new convert to Haslinger soaps. I started off with the Schafmilch and used it from start to finish. Recently I started and am just about complete a puck of Coconut. Some get 45-60 shaves from the small 60g puck, I get just over 30 with my hard water. But they are 30 of the best shaves I could ask for. All the scents are mild and not overpowering.

Having liked them so much, I ordered all the scents. They all have mild scents and I expect them all to perform was well as the two above.

For anyone interested, I cut mine up and place in a wider ceramic dish.

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Here's a lather shot from an actual shave, no staging or dolling up of the lather after the first past with an Old Rooney 3 band:

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And the ingredients from all scents:

Meeresalgen:
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Ringelblumen:
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Sandelholz:
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Aloe Vera:
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Salbei:
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Honig:
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Coconut:
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Schamfilch:
[Image: IMG_20150102_223919_Large.jpg]

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 01-05-2015, 07:59 PM
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Great post Bruce, and nice looking lather. One of these days I'll try out the Haslinger...I've really been trying to get through all the soap I already have.

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 01-06-2015, 03:39 AM
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Great Post!!!

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 01-06-2015, 04:31 AM
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  • Lando
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I've always wanted to try this soap, but which flavor to pick. Can someone give a more in depth scent description for some of these less obvious varieties (seaweed, marigold, sage)

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 01-06-2015, 04:31 AM
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Agree with Bruce! Haslinger is amongst the best soaps out there! I also grate them into a larger bowl.

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 01-06-2015, 05:04 AM
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(01-06-2015, 04:31 AM)Lando Wrote: I've always wanted to try this soap, but which flavor to pick. Can someone give a more in depth scent description for some of these less obvious varieties (seaweed, marigold, sage)

They are all very mild. If I were you, I'd start with their version of MWF, the Schafmilch. It's a very mild perfumey scent like MWF but is widely considered their tops because of the Lanolin.

After that, I'd say Coconut is the most enjoyable to my nose, but many like the Sandalwood.

Again, they are all extremely MILD, so even if you don't fully enjoy a scent, it's not in your face potent, knock you on the floor strong.

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 01-06-2015, 06:21 AM
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Haslinger soaps are great... nice, protective, and very slick lather. very moisturising, too, specially the Schafsmilch variety. Made by a small company in Vienna, Austria - not sure if I should call it artisan, though. They are even tallow-based, if that is important to you. One of the great underrated shaving soaps in the market.

Bruce, I am one of those fellows that like the Sandalwood variety! Smile But my favourite is the Schafsmilch, because of the moisturising properties of that specific variety.

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 01-06-2015, 07:51 AM
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I also love Haslinger soaps. My favorite soap after Cella. The Coconut its just amazing, also have the aloe vera, and like then both.

I also grated my soaps to a larger container, an Ikea Grundtal. It makes loading a lot easier. For me this is just one of the most underrated soaps out there.

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 01-06-2015, 12:28 PM
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I guess I'll be the voice of dissent in this thread. I had a puck of Haslinger Aloe in the past that I thought was pretty good.

Based on all the positive reviews, I bought a puck of the Schafmilch. I don't like this soap at all. True that it lathers up really easily and produces a dense lather, but I don't like the quality of the lather much. It's almost like it's hydrophobic. It won't rinse off the brush very well, it won't rinse off the bowl very well; you could made a ball out of it and stick it in a glass of water and it'd probably be there an hour later without breaking down. It's just unnatural.

And I don't feel like a hydrophobic lather is really ideal for shaving. Counterintuitively, it seemed to provide less protection than thinner, water-loving lathers I get from other soaps.

The only other product in the shaving world that I've ever tried that makes this kind of lather is Al's "the bomb" creams. I didn't like them very much, either, and had the same exact problem with poor protection.

Yes, both Al's and Haslinger Schafmilch make the absolute most photogrenic lather on the planet. Didn't really like the shave with either, unfortunately.

Oh, and the Schafmilch's scent is pretty bad to my nose. I thought it was mildly pleasant the first time I smelled it but as time went on I liked it less and less. Now I think it actually kind of stinks. Like makes me turn up my nose.

I now return you to your Haslinger love-fest. I might be the only person in the world that doesn't like Haslinger Schafmilch soap. Truly proves YMMV.

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 01-06-2015, 12:41 PM
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(01-06-2015, 12:28 PM)kingfisher Wrote: I guess I'll be the voice of dissent in this thread. I had a puck of Haslinger Aloe in the past that I thought was pretty good.
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I now return you to your Haslinger love-fest. I might be the only person in the world that doesn't like Haslinger Schafmilch soap. Truly proves YMMV.

No, you aren't the only one. I've seen a few people post that they didn't like it or the smell was too faint or perfumey. I find the lather perfect for me and ultra slick, which is what I favor most in a soap. The residual residue you mentioned, I get on my face until I rinse and then dry but again, I actually like the residual slickness it leaves on my face as it allows for quick buffs and touch up with very little lather.

Your thoughts on Haslinger are my thoughts on Harris. I wanted to like this forum favorite and all time classic, but can't stand it. We are lucky to have so many choices these days and no sense in forcing yourself to shave with anything but the best for your face.

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 01-06-2015, 12:54 PM
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  • Balj86
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Haslingers Coconut was quite an excellent SS when I had it. It had one of thickest/slickest lather i've experienced. Also don't let the small puck fool you because it lasted for a long time. The only other Haslinger SS i'm interested in trying out is the Honey.

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 01-06-2015, 02:56 PM
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I dont have a blue soap so maybe I'll pick up the seaweed or sage.

Bruce i kinda agree with u on dr harris lather quality, it has a tendency to be a little frothy. But i really like the scents and traditional british presentation so it stays around

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