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Top 5 soaps

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Nishy, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Soaps can be a very personal thing, given we all have different skin types. What I look for in a soap can subsequently be different to what another wants/needs. I prefer a strong scented soap, with excellent slickness and good cushion, that causes no irritation. I find that tallow based soaps offer this in abundance, however, it is not limited to these alone. So what are your top 5 shaving soaps?

    For me:
    1. P&B
    2. Tabac
    3. Stirling
    4. Caties Bubbles
    5. CRSW/ B&M/ Haslinger
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2016
  2. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Quack Quack

    Whilst i still have a fair collection, i tend to return to the faves
    In no order
    Dr Jons
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  3. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Which Simpson scent do you prefer?
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  4. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Quack Quack

    I have two.
    Vannila & Rose and the Lavender & Vetivert
    I recieved both via trades and was surprised that they were passed on!
    Real luxurious stuff, post feel is amazing
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  5. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Nice I did pass on a sandalwood based one at one point I think or sold it not sure. Was a good performer, vetiver and lavender sounds interesting, are they both clean or a dirty earthy/peppery type lavender & vetiver? I was recently surprised by EJ pomegranate and lime offering, another good soap.
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  6. Str8_Shaver

    Str8_Shaver Legendary Member

    I don't need 5... these do the job
    and about to try Nanny's Traditional...
    Yes, proudly supporting the U.K artisans, who are producing some of the most outstanding Tallow soaps available... :thumbsup:
    oh, and still using Mike's... which for years, was the only soap I could use on my face, before I discovered the U.K offerings..
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  7. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Don't think I can differentiate much between my favourites. Bullet rather than numbered list permissible? (Hadn't tried Tabac in fact. Now enabled, thank you very much, @Nishy -- at low cost though)
    • MdC
    • P&B
    • Jabonman/Eufros
    • MLS
    • B&M
    (I could have just as well have listed Cold River, Stirling and Soapy Bathman. Edit: Oh, and my countrywoman's Fitjar, of course!)
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  8. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    =1. Tabac - Tallow, lather, full product range & scent
    =1. Speick - Ditto above
    3. Institut Karite - Shea butter, pretty scentless, kicks MdC in the balls at less than a third the price.

    4 and 5 get a little bit wiggy now, the top 3 are the holy trinity so I will give the next 2 spots to recent fads of mine: Haslinger & PAA C&B.
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Legendary Member

    Norn Iron
    In no particular order -

    Beaver Woodwright
    Phoenix & Beau
    Saponificio Varesino
    The Tiki Bar Soap

    There are a few more that I could pick but that I haven't used enough times. I also have a few that are new that I haven't used yet, so this will change no doubt, (Barrister & Mann, Mystic Water, etc) These soaps have everything I am looking for, including fantastic scents.
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  10. Grarea

    Grarea Veteran

    Top 5 so far are:
    DR Harris
    Oh and MWF (I need to give this a thorough test against the above to decide)
  11. Navarrsky

    Navarrsky Legendary Member

    - EUFROS (Jabonman)
    - Penhaligon's tallow
    - SMN
    - MDC / SdM / Mike
    - B&M / Saponificio Varesino
  12. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Forum GOD!

    La Toja
    Route 66

    While I prefer strongly scented soaps I will choose performance every time. :happy:
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  13. Dobbo25

    Dobbo25 Veteran

    I have used many but these are always in my rotation. I'll be seriously worried when I use up my P160:cry: ( Is there a 3-5 disliked soaps thread?)

    Figaro P160 Original
    Valobra stick Grated
    FineAccoutrements American blend
    OSP Neroli
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2016
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  14. Godfather

    Godfather Forum GOD!

    For me, SV 70th edition and dolomiti black. Also love tabac. Have a sample of 1912 to try tomorrow so will let you know how that fairs.
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  15. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Mitchells Wool Fat
    Any OSP.
    P&B Spitfire
    SV Cosmo
    SV Dolmiti.
    All give a wonderful face feel after the shave but as old as it is nothing tops the feel of MWF. If you can't lather it you are doing something wrong.
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