Are There Any Shaving Soaps You Could Use Everyday?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Weishi Warrior, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I have several sandalwood soaps from different makers. None of them smell the same.

    TSD Shop
    Art Of Shaving (AOS)
    Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS)
    Crabtree & Evelyn (C&E)

    The only one of the above I doubt I would get again is the Muhle - just a bit on the sweet side, but that's me.

    All of them create a very good lather, soooooooo.... it really comes down to your nose and what one you like the smell of. 'Course the only way to know is to buy every sandalwood brand you come across and try it for yourself! :signs136:
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  2. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    I get a better shave with a soap myself, and I could use any of them every day if I had to, even Williams. I believe a lot of men since 1840 have.
  3. rweb82

    rweb82 Active Member

  4. jabberwock

    jabberwock Well-Known Member

  5. rweb82

    rweb82 Active Member

    Great review, thanks! The comments on that thread are also helpful.
  6. Woodekt

    Woodekt Well-Known Member


    And occasionally bounce to any other plethora of soaps I have in my closet.

    Regardless, I do not hate any of them.

    If I was on an island, and HAD to choose one it might be cella, but probably MWF.
  7. srpavko

    srpavko Fastrak Super Duty Hustler

    And of course now my tastes have changed. I PIF'd my red and if I had to choose one now it would be Tabac. If there were only Tabac in the world, I'd be ok!
  8. SKrotee

    SKrotee Member

    Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna!
  9. Doryferon

    Doryferon Well-Known Member

    Mama Bears.
  10. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    Well, I could use any of them, but the best performers would be Tabac, MWF, PdP, and D.R. Harris..Lavender.
  11. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Ginger's Garden Jasmine Coffee is my current answer to the daily driver.
  12. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Any Proraso product, even the ones without there name on it like Omega or Santa Novella.
  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Either of those two I could certainly make my daily mainstays.
    For creams, I'm enjoying the MEM as well as the the Proraso Menthol.

    Life is too short to just settle for one soap, however. Variety keeps the morning (or evening) routine FRESH and vibrant! :)
  14. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    I've become a soap guy. If I could only use one soap it'd be Arko or MWF. I love tallow based soaps the best. I started with a VDH glycerin puck, but it just doesn't give me that supreme feeling of cool refreshing radiance on my skin that tallow does.

    I don't like variety myself, I like to keep my selection to a few products so my technique doesn't have to change that much. One small change in my kit can throw me off if I'm not careful. I now know Arko and MWF really well (the lather explodes into being). I just bought some TABAC to add to my den. I bet I'll love it.

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  15. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    If you enjoy the other two you've listed, the Tabac will fit your routine nicely!
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  16. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    I use Arko almost everyday. It's so simple to use and works so well I almost ignore everything else. With a regular soap my wrist gets tired before the lather is even ready. When I'm not using Arko I use creams.
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  17. Kawika503

    Kawika503 Active Member

    I'm going to have to chime in and put a vote in for VDH soaps. I think my $2 VDH glycerin soap is superb and does the job nicely. And since it's so cheap, I feel like I'm getting a good deal with every shave. I mean, thats why most of us started wetshaving save some moola...;) SHAVE ON!
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  18. italianbreadman

    italianbreadman New Member

    I think this would probably be my choice, too, at my current level of shave education.
  19. clk

    clk Member

    I would choose Van der Hagen DeLux melted and combined with a grated puck of Williams. Van der Williams Frankensoap has been my go to soap for the last 4 months, and it always provides a smooth, comfortable shave.
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  20. Raven312

    Raven312 Well-Known Member

    I really get good shaves from Pyrates Cove soaps and Stirling Soaps.

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