Some soaps you won't buy again?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Rusty blade, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Had to revive this thread. After close to 3 years i finally had to throw away what was left of my cella. There was probably 85 percent remaining. Unfortunately the scent had all gone away, leaving a very animalistic scent that was very off putting.

    If all you have is a couple soaps then cella is great but i have to many to get through all of them.

    I dont know what it is about cella but its the only soap ive seen do this.
     
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  2. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Won't buy Body Shop Maca Root shave cream again. When I started using it I enjoyed it very much. Great scent and a great lather. However, I started developing a sensitivity to this soap after a while...burned my skin. Pity...I really liked it...
     
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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Well I can't stand seeing sooo many of you hating this many soaps.. I'm going to help you all. Pm me and I'll send you my address. I'll take these retched soaps so they don't have to ruin another shave again.
    :)
     
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  4. ob1page

    ob1page Frozen in Phoenix

    Hahaha...brilliant move sir. If your postman starts to complain send them my way
     
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  5. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    Cella has very few ingredients. Perhaps some of the "unpronounceable" in many other soaps helps keeping them "fresh".

    I've read stories like yours before, so it has made me use my Cella more often now. Would hate to see it go rancid or loose it's precious almond scent. :)
     
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  6. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    You might be right. Its a great scent and great performer i just have to many soaps.

    I dont know why it goes bad. Ive had Mike's Natural for even longer and havent seen a change. It has a small ingredient list also.
     
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  7. swarden43

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

    Late to this, but don't give up on a great scent. Get some unscented Kiss My Face (KMF) cream and add a bit to the Trumpers lather. The KMF will boost the lather without covering any of the scent you like. KMF is vastly underrated. It lathers up great!
     
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  8. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    Here we go again. KMF was one of my first soaps post Williams and I didn't like it at all. ;)
     
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  9. swarden43

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

    What didn't you like?
     
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  10. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    1. Relatively thin lather
    2. Lack of glide or protection
    3. Post shave feel or lack thereof
    I'm just a tallow kind of guy.
     
  11. K-zone

    K-zone Well-Known Member

    When I crossed over from the cartridge three years ago (and initially bought way too much stuff) I ordered probably four or five shaving soaps, one of which being:

    The Men's Soap Shop
    Shaving Soap #5
    Bergamot

    YMMV you know the deal - Others may like it, but it just wasn't for me.
     
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  12. K-zone

    K-zone Well-Known Member

    I like Cella and will keep that in mind, I bought a brick a few months back. I filled a tub for the rotation, a couple tubs for gifts, and keep the yet to be used portion in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
     
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  13. gregkw1

    gregkw1 Well-Known Member

    The Soaps I won't buy again are good performers I won't buy them again because of the scents
    Arko
    Wilkinson sword
    VDH Deluxe...only because the luxury is nicer.
    Proaso white

     
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  14. chrisf8657

    chrisf8657 Active Member

    DR Harris - dries quickly and does not seem to have a lot of lubricity at all to it.
    Conk soaps - tried an Almond soap and it was just "meh".
     
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  15. jaxstraww

    jaxstraww Well-Known Member

    Southern Witchcrafts
    Soap Commander
    PAA
    Strop Shoppe
    MDC
    Caties Bubbles
    WSP
    MLS
    Stirling
    Chiseled Face
    RazoRock

    MDC for the cost per ounce and the lather I get (drying) not worth it for me.

    Strop Shoppe was a huge buy for me at the start but the performance compared to newer soaps is terrible. However, the scents she was able to produce are simply top notch.

    I never do well with vegan soaps and why SC and PAA make the list. I do love the performance of SC balms.




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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    cella,williams, wilkinson tub.. cella- not an almond or food scent guy unless its citrus, williams-5 pucks, wilkinson sword tub- smells fake, prefer the stick..
     
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Arko
    RazoRock
    Krampert's
    WSP
    Meißner Tremonia
    DR Harris
    Castle Forbes
    Myrsol
    Catie's Bubbles
    Tabula Rasa
    Brutalt Bra
    Chatillon Lux
    Saponificio Veresino
    PAA
    Cyril R. Salter
    Simpson
    MdC
    Czech & Speake
    Dusy Kabinett
    Palmolive
    Fine
    Mystic Water
     
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  18. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    Southern Witchcraft - I don't remember which scent it was but it smelled like wet dog before lathering and wetter dog after.

    Cella - Can't stand the scent

    MDC - Left my face feeling dried out everytime I used it.

    B&M - This one's not a definite but I have found that at least 90% of the time I don't care for the scents and even if I do like them at first I'm ready to move on after the 3rd or 4th shave.

    Bay Rum or Marzipan Scented Soaps - Only one in my den currently is Mystic Water Bay Rum and that might not last much longer.
     
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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Only one soap that was memorable enough to stick in my mind - Marvy. Maybe it was setting on the shelf too long. Smelled like spoiled ham. Perhaps the tallow went rancid?

    I've purchased a couple of soaps from small time local Artisans. Kept thinking I might "discover" the next big thing. Hasn't happened yet. Their bath soap might be acceptable, but none have impressed me with their shave soap.
     
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  20. nikos.a

    nikos.a Well-Known Member

    D.R. Harris
    ToOBS
    Cella (only because of the scent)
    PAA
    Razorock
     
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