Looking for New Soap Suggestions

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by scott.ostermille, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. scott.ostermille

    scott.ostermille Well-Known Member

    Okay, folks. Looking to try something new. If you could recommend only one new soap brand, who would top your list? Thinking specifically soap brands that are new within the last 12-18 months.

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  2. Dzia Dzia

    Dzia Dzia Entitled to whine

    L&L Grooming
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  3. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Stubble Trubble. I was gifted a tub by my Secret Santa over Christmas, and it hangs in there with any soap I have tried, bar none. Worth a look, maybe especially because not many people have heard of it.
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  4. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Favorite soap so far is Haslinger. It gives a great shave, fairly easy to lather, and excellent post shave feel. I don't buy expensive soaps, so my recommendations are somewhat limited.

    Edit: By the way, it would be helpful if you could list what you have already tried. Otherwise you may get a lot of suggestions that are already in your collection.

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  5. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    My recommendation is pretty simple but extremely effective. Arko. Its not the best smelling soap out there (i happen to love the smell) but ive never heard a bad review of it performance wise.
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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

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  7. scott.ostermille

    scott.ostermille Well-Known Member

    I've tried Stubble Trubble. I agree. Very good stuff.

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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I recently ordered one(Cavendish)...arrived yesterday :).
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  12. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Route 66!
  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Ooh ooh! Then that one is an absolute must.
  14. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Search over. I really enjoy the Bourbon Jungle, but I'll bet if you talk to @Salty Belle about the scents you enjoy most, she can probably point you to which of her scents would fit your palette best.
  15. Halvor

    Halvor Well-Known Member

    Phoenix and Beau (UK) is at the top of my list. Then there's Tallow+Steel (CA). Both available from Maggards. And Bufflehead is coming with a new one in a few days: "North York is a Gourmand featuring Blood Orange, Roasted Coffee, Roasted Barley, and Vanilla. It's a warmer, darker accord well suited for cold weather."
  16. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention, make sure you come back and let us know when you've posted your video review...
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  17. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Here are the rankings by year. They aren't all brand new artisans, but all are high quality

    Top artisans 2016: barrister and Mann, Mickey Lee soap works, L & L grooming, chattilon lux, tallow + steel, k shave worx.

    2015: saponificio varesino, cold river soap works, barrister and Mann, Dr. Jon's, Mickey Lee soap works, Martin de candre
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  18. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    1) Sapone di Paolo - Terroso or Pulito
    2) L&L - Darkfall
    3) Phoenix & Beau - Spitfire
  19. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Much too many great soaps to only choose one.
    These two are my favourites: Mystic Water & Jabonman/Eufros.
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  20. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I would have to go with Stirling and Captain's Choice. Great scents - great lather (even with hard water) - good value in the $10 to $15 range.
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