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Top 5 soaps

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

  1. Gairdner

    Gairdner Legendary Member

    Great Britain
    I'm liking this Figaro stuff a lot. Nicer than the Vitos I tried a while back.
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  2. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Forum GOD!

    West Sussex, UK
    1. Tabac
    2. Dusy Kabinett
    3. Haslinger
    4. Speick
    5. MWF
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  3. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Forum GOD!

    Is it Figaro Monsieur? That stuff is wonderful! :okay:
  4. 2petros

    2petros Regular Member

    For me:
    1. i Coloniali Mango Oil Shaving Soap
    2. Saponificio Varesino Felce Aromatica
    3. Tabac
    4. Caties bubbles-Le Piment de la Vie
    5. Haslinger Schafmilch / Mitchell's wool fat
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  5. Shaver X

    Shaver X Veteran

    Mine are:
    1. Sego Lily
    2. The Soap Opera Himalaya Shave Soap
    3. Mitchell's Wool Fat
    4. Institut Karite
    5. Mike's Natural
    Truth be told, Tabac, Stirling Glastonbury, and Valobra Crema di Sapone Purissima could replace any of 2-5 on that list and it would work just as well.
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  6. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    Good to see some fellow love for Institut Karite. But you let yourself down with MWF:okay:
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  7. Lann

    Lann Guru

    1. Wickham's 1912
    2. P&B
    3. B&M
    4. NSS Traditional
    5. MWF
  8. BlacknTan

    BlacknTan Forum GOD!

    New York
    Numbers 1 and 2 are interchangeable

    1. Mitchell's Wool Fat
    2. Martin de Candre Fougere
    3. Czech & Speake "88" or Oxford & Cambridge
    4. Klar Kabinett
    5. D.R. Harris Arlington
  9. Reevers

    Reevers Berlin Calling

    Derby, UK
    If you were forced to chose between Schafmilch and MWF, which would you go for?
  10. celestino

    celestino Forum GOD!

    Vancouver, Canada
    I would go with Schafmilch as I find the scent more pleasant and the soap a tad easier to use. However, YMMV. :)
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  11. 1. Haslinger Calendula, Sea Weed, Sheep's Milk
    2. NSS Traditional
    3. Tabac
    4. Abbate Y La Mantia Krokos
    5. RazoRock For Chicago
  12. Shaver X

    Shaver X Veteran

    Institut Karite was the first really high-end soap I used, and will always be one of my favorites. No love for Mitchell's Wool Fat? I couldn't get it to lather worth a darn the first time I tried it. Years later, and using a different brush with a lot more backbone, MWF lathered like crazy and worked very well for me.
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  13. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    I first bought it years ago, didn't get on with it. Last year I bought it again thinking age and wisdom would bring more success - older deffo, but unfortunately not any wiser. Still found it to be hit and miss. There were too many other products I owned that 'just worked' and being lazy at heart, I moved it along.
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  14. R181

    R181 Forum GOD!

    I like a slick soap and never got the concept of "cushion". There are so many excellent soaps out there that seem to work well for me that it is hard for me to pick just 5. Scent is not a huge issue either be it strong or mild so long as it is not offensive to me. Having said all that, I really enjoy soaps that are excellent performers but are not costly. I do use soaps like MdC but have been left a little underwhelmed by them simply because I expected more from them relative to the less expensive soaps I have tried. That is not to say the higher end soaps I have tried did not perform well, on the contrary, they did. With that background in mind I would have to say:

    Arko shave stick - either as a stick or pressed into a bowl
    Palmolive shave stick - either as a shave stick or grated into a bowl
    Tabac - either in puck form or shave stick
    Haslingers - having tried Sharfs Milch and Honig
    Panama Boelis 1924

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  15. mistercindy

    mistercindy Noob

    Dallas, Texas
    I'm narrow minded, so they're all tallow. One day I'm going to try Mitchell's Wool Fat and Haslinger.
    • B&M
    • CRSW
    • D.R. Harris
    • Mystic Water
    • Stirling