Mentholated shave soaps

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Omelmad, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I really don't know what to say HAHAHA! That's a lot of menthol! I admire that setup =)

    What was most surprising was that TSD iced subzero is colder than glacial. I didn't know there was anything colder than glacial =P or did I misunderstand?

    There is so many things I never heard of haha. How do you find these things. Your post can be used as an index haha =)
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  2. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    That is logical, it's to bad Williams didn't pack them in plastic bags =P it would be cool to know how mentholated they were. I don't think a lot

    I have 2 Williams mug soap from the US. I haven't figured them out yet =) but I havent really given it effort
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  3. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I just tried The Stirling Frozen Tundra. That was my first menthol shave experience. I have to say, it was completely different. It took a few minutes, but it got cold. I keep my brush in a mug that sits in warm water and the warm lather that turned to ice was a new experience for me.
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  4. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Haha nice isnt it
  5. swarden43

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

    Which begs the question, is it "oxymoronic" to use a mentholated soap/cream and try to keep it warm? :p
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  6. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    It's definitely a little fire and ice deal going on. I liked it. The "ice" won, though.
  7. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, Glacial is MUCH colder than Iced Subzero - take my word on that. The reason I put the Glacial farther down was because at that time I hadn't yet received the Glacial. Iced Subzero is indeed very cold, but not even close to Glacial. It's like comparing day to night. :)
  8. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I thought so =P it was suspicious
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  9. VedderLG

    VedderLG Well-Known Member

    You are correct as usual sir.
  10. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

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  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    No I'm not - just a menthol lover! :)
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  12. BaldSoxFan

    BaldSoxFan Member

    Fellow menthol lover here. In the name of being helpful I'll share my experiences as far as menthol and rank my experiences starting with 1 being the most metholated:

    1. Queen Charlotte Soaps Vostok - This soap is great IMHO. It wasn't as cold as I thought it would be, but it is pretty cold, provides great lubrication, and smells pretty nice with a heavy Peppermint fragrance.
    2. Queen Charlotte Soaps Iced Key Lime - This is pretty much as cold as the Vostok but it smells a little bit better. The key lime scent is amazing.
    3. Mama Bear's Awakenings- I just got this and I do enjoy it, but it's not as cold as the Queen Charlotte Soaps. The smell is ok, kinda like loads of peppermint with a bit of citrus.
    4. Proraso Green: A classic and definitely a nice product. It lathers easily, smells nice, and has a good amount of menthol, even though it's not a "face freezer" like the above soaps.

    1. Godrej Menthol Mist- Was plenty cold (though not on par with the QCS/Mama Bear soaps I tried), but I just didnt care for it. It didn't lather well for me and I disliked the scent.
    2. King of Shaves Alphagel Supercooling- I picked this up at Target and really like it for a quick shave. It's really slick and lubricates well, and the menthol seems nonexistent at first, but when you start shaving, it is quite pronounced.
    3. Proraso Green- Seemed similar to the soap version, but maybe a wee bit colder.
    4. Kiss My Face Cool Mint- Not as cold as the real face freezers and a more subtle cooling effect, similar to Proraso, but maybe slightly less cold. However, I love this stuff. $6.99 for an 11 oz bottle (with a pump) at Whole Foods. It smells awesome. When I first tried it, I just applied it straight to my face and head and it was hard to lather up. However, when I used with my brush, it only took a tiny bit for the brush to come alive with thick, foamy lather.
    5. Headslick- As a head shaver, this was first menthol product I used. Not bad, pretty good menthol tingle, but not worth the $8 a can when there are far better menthol products that provide better results.
    6. Bump Patrol- very little menthol, awful shave, and quite oily/messy unless shaving in the shower. Hated it.

    Canned foams:
    1. Gillette Foamy Menthol- For $1.87 a can, it is a good bargain and nice to have for when I don't have time for a wet shave. It is typical canned goo, but it packs plenty of menthol punch, moreso than Proraso IMHO.
    2. Proraso Green- Best canned foam I've tried, but not worth $10 a can when you can get quality soaps/creams at the same price. Not as much menthol kick as the cream.
    3. Barbasol Arctic Chill- Decent cheapo canned goo. I got a decent shave, but there is not nearly enough menthol.

    Aftershave Balms/Splashes:
    T1. Osage Rub- A classic. Hard to find around here, but a bottle lasts forever and it is very chilly. Not a lot of pleasant fragrance, but it's old school.
    T1. Queen Charlotte Soaps Vostok A/S Balm- LOVE IT!!!!! A little goes a long way. To me, it's just as cold as Osage Rub, but without the alcohol sting. The scent stays around a while and it makes my skin feel nice and moisturized.
    2. Barbasol Pacific Rush A/S- For $1.75 a bottle, it is a good bargain. Not as chilly as Osage Rub or Vostok, but it still has plenty of kick. I love the scent and it's easy to find at Dollar General.
    3. Barbasol Brisk- Almost as cold as their Pacific Rush A/S, but not quite. However, I don't like the scent.
    4. Dollar General version of Brut- Awful...I hated the smell and it just didn't provide enough of the menthol kick.

    Next up, I've got the TSD Iced Subzero shave stick on order and I can't wait to try it out.
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  13. Hersh

    Hersh Well-Known Member

    I really over did it I used c.o. bigelow cream and sqeezed the m bomb a little to much on my brush. Eyes watering nose running. Then ran out to start my truck in 5 degree weather. Felt like my entire head was numb and shrinking. Very bad idea
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  14. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    One must not overdo the m-bomb. It's called, the M-bomb for a reason hahaha
  15. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I have yet to try the M Bomb. For some reason I'm a bit nervous to.
  16. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Speaking of menthol, I bought some menthol crystals for a few aftershaves I have I think could benefit from a little kick. Let the experimentation commence.
  17. Hersh

    Hersh Well-Known Member

    The m bomb is great with like 2-3 drops on top of some cella. Like iced dr. Pepper lol
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  18. Hersh

    Hersh Well-Known Member

    I also did this. It is nice for non menthol splashes. I add a small amount Iin a folded blade wrapper and smash it up. Let it dissolve about an great
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  19. Hersh

    Hersh Well-Known Member

    I think the Queen should file for a patent on mbomb before the word gets out!
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  20. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I think you should get it haha, as much as you like menthol I'm surprised you haven't asked JoAnna to sell it in 1 liter bottles yet =P
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