Need a new soap

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by A-Aron T., Nov 4, 2020.

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  1. A-Aron T.

    A-Aron T. New Member

    Needing a new new soap. I love the old time barber shop scent but looking to,well, explore i should say, so any ideas or recommendations would be much appreciated.
     
  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You have a lot of options, and you'll find many different opinions here. For starters, what scents do you like?
     
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  3. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    What have tried to this point?
     
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  4. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Get some samples from Stirling.
     
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  5. Paul Turner

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    Central Texas Soaps offers a nice barbershop scent...it's called Grandpa's Barbershop.
     
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  6. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    Can't go wrong with Stirling. This is my go-to. Their samples are the huge and are closer to what it's like to load your brush from a tub. Others give you small containers for samples.

    I would also recommend Zingari Man. Ariana and Evans and Barrister and Mann are good one's too.
     
  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    That is a good scent. I have the AS from the traveling box.
     
  8. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Here’s some of my favorite shave soaps and their scents.
    Wickham Magnum - citrus and musk
    Wet The Face Pipe Smoke - pipe tobacco
    PAA Tombstone - gunpowder leat
     
  9. Paul Turner

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    Hi....I was attracted to Tombstone until I read Smitty's description the scent of "opiates" in there. Someone later, in an attempt to calm me down, said it's hard to smell it, as it is well-mixed with the good stuff. What do you say about this????
     
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  10. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I don’t detect any opiates in the scent profile. I mainly smell leather, gunpowder and Rose.
     
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  11. Paul Turner

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    Well, either he mashed it in real hard(the opiate smell), or he was just being silly.
     
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  12. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    CBL makes some great performing soaps for the $$.

    They offer some barbershop scents in their line up too.
     
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  13. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Probably be easier to ask what not to buy.
     
  14. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    I recommend The Soap Opera Himalaya Shave Soap. Very good and reasonably priced. Sego Lily Shaving Soap is another great soap. This post tells how you can order it until they get their online store back up.
     
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  15. emkeane

    emkeane Member

    Lost my sense of smell to COVID-19 last week. Hope it comes back. My nephew lost it for a month. That said, I’m doing well so far.

    it’s hard to go wrong with a barbershop type of soap. My favorites are barrister and man, but I have bought many bars from Sterling. These last a long time so I haven’t gotten around to many of the others, but you have so many good options. Good luck. The fun will be in the searching.
     
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  16. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

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  17. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Stirling barbershop. You’re welcome :):)
     
  18. Paul Turner

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    That was my first Stoylin shave soap.
     
  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    In terms of pure performance, no one beats Saponifico Verisino. I personally don't care for most of their scents, but they are unmatched in longevity, ease of lathering, and skin care.

    A close runner-up is Barrister & Mann. They tend to go for the classic vintage scent profiles, and also make a decent performing soap. Saponifico soaps will outlast B&M soaps by a factor of 3 or 4 times as long, if not longer.
     
  20. Paladin38201

    Paladin38201 Member

    I just purchased Taylor Old Bond Street sandlewood. I would recommend this to everyone.
     

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