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2017 soap intentions

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Wayne, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. DamianJ

    DamianJ Legendary Member

    I had a sample this year of soap commander and caties bubbles... I might investigate getting full tubs at some point this year, although I do like to try keep the number of soaps I have down so they all get a good use in rotation.
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  2. Burgundy

    Burgundy Forum GOD!

    No strategy. I've really enjoyed sampling a range of soaps in 2016. My favourite has been Wickham 1912 with JabonMan and Martin de Candre being right up there. I'll probably try a few more from the aforementioned, give Phoenix & Beau another chance, and sample anything else that sounds particularly interesting. I could do with slowing down the acquisition rate and trading off whatever hasn't quite made the grade or irritates my skin.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
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  3. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    My intention is to use / sell twice as much as I buy. I have about 30 soaps right now. I will end 2017 with 20-22.
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  4. celestino

    celestino Forum GOD!

    Vancouver, Canada
    To stop trying any new soaps, and to, finally, stop buying more! :blush:
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  5. Optometrist

    Optometrist Forum GOD!

    Now that my prayers have been answered and Manuel is making tallow soaps, to restrict myself to JabonMan only. Hopefully.:o_o:
  6. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Definitely narrowed down my preferences. The other day I was considering exactly what improvement I have made with regards to cost(relative), when considering shaving. Everything has come along well. I have over spent on a couple of things, which I put down to experience. With regards to soaps. I want to chisel down to P&B, MdC, Mike's and Jabonman. My issues are good soaps with excellent scents. For me that's something like SV MdS.

    One year I will solely use MdC. I have been hooked to the vetiver its outstanding.
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  7. ManicDee

    ManicDee Guru

    I have been trying several samples from http://shavedash.com/products/
    Some are Hard soaps such as Saponificio Varesino "Manna di Sicilia & Tundra Artica " as well as Valobra "Fougere"
    But also Softer soaps such as Wickham "Irish Fern" Gourgous scent.
    I even found a few from Australia which are as good as those above.
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  8. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    I plan to use up what I've got! I will buy the odd one or two and probably try a few from shavedash just for fun. But I have far too many already..
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  9. Shaver X

    Shaver X Veteran

    I am going to buy a couple of UK artisan soaps, a couple of US artisan soaps, and Van Der Hagen Scented Luxury soap. I will get unknown on the forums artisan soaps that look like they have some potential, just to check them out. The Van Der Hagen is sold in pretty much every supermarket and drugstore near me. Then I will decide which out of all the shaving soaps I have used over the years will become my staple. If none of the soaps purchased in 2017 work out, then I will order some Mitchell's Wool Fat, the best I have used to date. Purchased from Connaught Shaving, the total purchase + shipping cost to the west coast of the US is less than for many US made shaving soaps.
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  10. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Quack Quack

    I've got MdC on the way and fancy Kasbah but otherwise I'm going to get rid of loads I don't use
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  11. R181

    R181 Forum GOD!

    No real intentions of buying more but we will see. There might even be a culling of the herd down the road a bit too.

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  12. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Halifax, UK
    Martin de Candre Rose
    Wickham's 1912 ... new scents

    ... and to tip out all those I just don't use. Streamline. Consolidate the lines.
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  13. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    I am going to do just that this afternoon. Open the box, see what is there and PIF or sell what I don't use.
  14. Cheesepiece

    Cheesepiece Gold Member

    Same as above but i'm getting rid of all hard soap - I don't need it and I don't enjoy using it. Exception being MdC which I might try again (one of the LE scents, probably Rose).
    And the creams and croaps I have will be used up, not in a year, but until they're all gone I won't be adding any more bar the one exception (Wickham 1912 LE).
  15. Grarea

    Grarea Veteran

    I have recently done this myself.
    Although my life is made easier as I discovered a lot of scented soaps sting me slightly.
    I also find that when i find one not as good as the other, I just don't get the other one back out.
    I am left with MWF, DR Harris, P&B, Vitos Super, & Valobra.
    I am finding myself using one more than the others so I need to make direct comparisons and see where I sit with them.

    Then I will use up the remainder and then look into any others that might suit. I see a few names keep cropping up that I would like to try.

    I have tried quite a few soaps now over the last 18 months and have really enjoyed trying them.
    I have learned a lot.

    I might revisit Wickhams as there is an unscented I believe.
    MdC for example.
    I shall be perusing the 'top 5 soaps' thread that was made in more detail.
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