One Last Soap?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by TheBurgh, Apr 30, 2022.

  1. TheBurgh

    TheBurgh Active Member

    Let's face the age challenge. Some of us are much, MUCH closer to the end of our shaving days than others. As a result, we have less time than many to enjoy trial-and-error, experimentation and the thrill of the hunt. Not to be morose about it, but we need to condense new experiences into that relentless, winding-down of the clock.

    So, I'm asking that you share with old fogies, especially those of us who are re-inventing our shaves into the wet style, your hypothetical choice of your last soap. Use whatever selection criteria you must (and share those with us), but choose one soap you'd use as your last hurrah to face shaving.

    On behalf of the Order of The Silverbacks, thank you!
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  2. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I would pull out a puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat soap and enjoy my shave.
  3. swarden43

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

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh, another "what's your favorite...?" in disguise! ;) :p

    If I don't like a product, I don't keep it in my den. I won't use it.
    Sooooo, what ever I happen to grab that winds up being for my last shave, so be it.
    What ever it is, I know I won't be disappointed; not in the product, nor it being my last shave, as I know I'm going to a much better place.

    @TheBurgh , as you are new and not aware of my traits, I don't do favorites. Thus I kid, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, these types of threads.
    I know they do hold some value for newbies. If a majority of folks like a product, it can't be half-bad.
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  4. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I'd pull out a puck of Williams Mug Soap (Preferably vintage) to enjoy that last shave.
  5. VerbaVolant

    VerbaVolant Member

    Mitchell's Wool Fat, no doubt about it.

    Edited to add: I treat every day like the end of my shaving days. Ha.
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I might need a week of last shaves.

    DeVergulde Hand
    vintage Old Spice
    vintage Williams
    TSD Lanolin Bourbon Vanilla
    VDH Luxury

    maybe a couple of weeks...
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  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

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  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector

    Article Team
    I bounce between Mitchell's Wool Fat, Saponifico Verisino, and Barrister & Mann. I hope I'm working on a puck of Saponifico Verisino Felce Aromatica when I go.

    The performance of all three soaps are great, with SV being the winner for ease of lather and longevity of the puck.

    Many of the brands that I see trending on Facebook and other forum groups are sub-par imo, Declaration Grooming, Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements, and Stirling among others. All very popular soaps, even here in the forums where people ought to know better. ;)

    Just goes to show how taste in soap, like blades and razors and brushes, is very, very subjective.
  10. brit

    brit in a box

    +1 for sv felce..:)
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  11. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I would use D.R.Harris Marlborough shave soap for my final shave. It’s an English made triple milled soap that always performs exceptionally well; also I enjoy the scent of sandalwood and cedar. I personally find the D.R. Harris shave soaps to be the best of all the British made shave soaps from the old brands of men’s grooming.
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    darn..i forgot about my windsor set..:angry032:
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  14. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Southern Witchcrafts Samhain soap would be my choice.
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  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'll have to come back to this thread after I purchase a Bill Neumann soap......I bet those are quite nice-I already have 2 of Bill's aftershaves.
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    vintage williams tonsorial.i have 3 pucks stacked in a vintage victor mug..should last a while.
  17. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

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  18. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    It will have to be MWF. This is my favorite of all time soap, However, Tabac runs a close second. My second all time favorite soap.
  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Seeing these comments about MWF, I'll have to work with mine to appreciate it more. I will use it all year-spring/summer with a nice cool A.S.
  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Where would you put the Windsors compared to the others you listed?
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