Your Worst Soaps!

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Rowlers, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Thanks to Rob @Blackmass for the idea!
    List your worst, under-performing, underwhelming and down right crap soaps here:

    For it would be:
    Wilky Blue bowl
    Razer Master

    And I'm sure there are others that will come to mind...
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  2. Mr_Smartepants

    Mr_Smartepants Genius Member

    Generally anything with coconut oil as the first ingredient (or second behind stearic acid) is going to be bad news for me.
    MdC (love the scent though)
    Shave Revolution
    Catie's Bubbles (I still keep the Waterlyptus though for the scent).
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  3. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus TSR reject

    The Blades Grimm and Nattys Silk stuff take the title for stuff so bad I wouldn’t give it to someone I don’t like
    Uncle Jon’s was terrible
    OSP and P&B...
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  4. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson The Other James

    West Sussex
    I'm yet to find a soap that was unusable (for reasons other than fragrance induced skin irritation) but there's been a few which left me underwhelmed...

    Myrsol (odd slimey lather)
    Geo. F. Trumper (poor lather which dissipates)
    Pre de Provence 63 (light airy lather with no protection)
    Razorock (utterly mediocre)
    Palmolive stick (very drying)
    Wickhams 1912 (controversial choice I know, but I always struggle to enjoy it)

    YMMV :)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  5. Rufusdog

    Rufusdog Forum GOD!

    Henri &Victoria Nautilus. Difficult to lather and what lather it did make was thin providing little in the way of slickness and cushioning. As well, its scent was weak. I’ve also found C&E soaps to perform this way. Another soap I’ve been underwhelmed by is Mitchel’s Wool Fat: very difficult to lather and a peculiar scent.
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  6. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    I knew this would be fun; some so called top drawer soaps are not everyone's favourites...
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  7. iamsms

    iamsms Video Assistant Referee

    San Jose, CA, USA
    K Shave Worx, Razorock, Scottish Fine Soap. Can't remember anything else I tried and disliked as much.
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  8. Burgundy

    Burgundy Forum GOD!

    I can only really include soaps that have caused me irritation:

    Catie’s Bubbles (any)
    Mystic Water (Irish Traveller, Vanilla Sandalwood)
    Petal Pusher Fancies (any)
    Phoenix & Beau (Star Noir)
    Sapone di Paolo (Albera)

    Mystic Water’s Sensitive Skin soap is one of my favourites, mind you, and P&B’s Volupta is perfectly good soap. I gave SdP another whirl with Pulito and that was perfectly fine. The other two I won’t touch with a barge pole, not that the PPF brand exists anymore.

    Actually, add Taylor’s Sandalwood to that list. Not only did it make my face itch but it’s performance is utterly underwhelming - I get better lather from Wilkie ‘Blue
    Bowl’, which at least has sentimental connotations as my dad and grandpa both use it.
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  9. N_Architect

    N_Architect Travel, See, Feel, Explore

    The Handmade Soap Co.
    Aramis shave soap
    Colgate puck (vintage)
    OSMA Savon A' Barbe
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  10. vtmax

    vtmax Forum GOD!

    MdC - ridiculously overpriced vs quality
    PAA - anything made by them
    Caties Bubbles
    Handmade Soap Co.

    There are too many great one’s now in GroomingDept, Wholly Kaw and the new Tallow & Steel. The above, and others like them, were passable a few years ago but have fallen by the wayside imo.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  11. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

    The worst I've had are Razorock for performance and P&B Spitfire for the scent.
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  12. halvor

    halvor a most elusive fish

    Scottish Fine sucks.

    Wonderful scent on Crabtree & Evelyn’s Indian Sandalwood, but the performance — blaaaah.

    Ogallala in any scent smell nice and burn the crap out of my skin.

    3P terrible on all counts.
  13. Poster

    Poster Forum GOD!

    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Haven't tried a lot,
    But there is one sope that really irritated my skin, Razorock

    P.S.Noticed that almost everyone mentioned Razorock
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  14. MPH

    MPH Forum GOD!


    Can't believe people don't like MdC.... But I know some people can't believe I can't get MWF to lather..... I never fail to be amazed how different everyone's opinions are!!!
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  15. chris.hale

    chris.hale Forum GOD!

    Cumbria, England
    I think I’ve been lucky in that I’ve never had a truly bad soap. There have been some I’ve not cared for the scent of but in terms of performance I think the worst I’ve tried is TOBS sandalwood and that wasn’t terrible it’s just not that good.
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