Soaps you have a love/hate relationship with.

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by SharptoothC, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Soaps I've tried & can't use are Stirling soaps. I've had irritation on my face using many of Stirling soaps & AS splashes. It's not a love/hate relationship, I'm just disappointed I can't use what is regarded by many to be such a wonderful line of soaps.
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  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I already discussed my choice in a post long ago, but it still counts for this thread. I had the Clubman Shave Soap and would say I "loved" it because it was Clubman, but "hated" it because it was described in the website as having the Clubman Vanilla scent, but the puck didn't say "Vanilla", as I think it should have. I thought I'd try it anyway, as the Clubman Vanilla A.S. has received a lot of 5-star reviews in Amazon, and in the Clubman website itself, and later said, "where's the word 'Vanilla'. Perhaps a pet peeve here, but I call it a Great Dane peeve.
  3. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    I like your concept of rotation.
  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    One thing that the 4+ years of traditional wet shaving has taught me...have whatever you want in your den as long as it is of high quality and facilitates a great shave. I have lost significant $$ weeding out the products that do not fit that criteria. Some things I definitely regret selling, but that's another thread.
  5. yellowgiallo

    yellowgiallo Well-Known Member

    Uncle Jon's soaps. Love the soaps hate the labels. I know its just a label and it doesn't matter but it still bothers me. His barbershop scent might be my favorite scent in my collection.
  6. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    There are some soaps I won't purchase due to the label or the name. Some people won't understand, but I simply feel there is a standard that needs to be met.

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  7. yellowgiallo

    yellowgiallo Well-Known Member

    Yea I get it for sure. It's just my OCD or something. Looks like it was made with a Windows 95 clip art. I understand smaller companies not wanting to spend a lot of money paying artists, they would be better off with basic universal labels like Mike's Natural or CRSW. Each to their own though.
  8. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    Dr Jon's Flowers in the Dark. Best Lavender scent I have smelled or used. Label is freaking awesome. Performance of the soap is mid-Tier. I will continue to use it, and probably buy more because I love the scent so much, but I wish it wasn't as drying and was slicker.
    Ogalla Bay Rum Sandalwood. Scent is fantastic. It made my face burn for hours. I don't seem to get along with Sandalwood.

    One of the things I have realized on artisan soaps, is that some companies have scent blends that I love almost every one of them, (Jeeves of Hudson Street,) some that are about 50/50 (Barrister & Mann, Stirling,) and some companies that I have yet to find a scent that is fully in the "love it" category (Cattie's Bubbles and Blackship Grooming Co.) I won't keep a soap in my rotation that I don't love. I got into wet shaving mainly because I loved using artisan soaps. If I find a maker that seems to be pretty compatible scent wise, I tend to go nuts.
  9. Gobucks

    Gobucks Member

    My only hate relation is it takes forever to use a tub ha ha. All soaps are great.
  10. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I used to love Proraso Green but now I can’t stand it.
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  11. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    LPL. For me, hard to lather, lather breaks down in even a mildly warm scuttle. I have several and they mainly draw dust.
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  12. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    No love for the cherry almond scent of a lot of Italian soaps. I don't care how good they are, I won't use them.
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  13. KUSTOM

    KUSTOM Active Member

    I get a great shave from Cella but use it almost never because of the scent. I'll forget this and use it again.
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  14. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I'm o.k. with Valobra Menthol, pretty good stuff.
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  15. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

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  16. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member


    Like the price, ease of lather and I'm able to get along with the scent. But it burns my face.

    WSP formula T

    I'm one of the few that like the non tallow version better. Like their scent selections, lather well. But I almost get a weeper or two when I shave with it and post shave is a little lacking for my skin type.

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