Summer shave soaps and creams

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by ztirf1953, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. ztirf1953

    ztirf1953 Active Member

    With summer fast approaching, I'm wondering what's a good soap and/or cream for summer use?

    What's your favorite Italian or English or American (or any nationality) soap/cream?:confused::confused::confused:
  2. Regan

    Regan Well-Known Member


    I would probably say something that isn't too moisturizing. As the sweat and heat and such, however your skin might still need some moisture.
  3. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    Williams, Arko, Tabac, Provence Sante are all good soaps for summer season.
  4. dashmaverick

    dashmaverick Member

    My personal favorite summer shave gear: Williams, Proraso (C.O. Bigelow, Omega), TSD Iced Sub-Zero, Godrej Menthol Mist, Ingrams
  5. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    Menthols including Proraso/Bigelow, and 'fruity/fresh' scents like some of the TOBS scents and AOS Lavender/Lemon
  6. swarden43

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

    Any soap or cream is good for summer.

    I know many folks categorize their soaps and creams into different seasons.
    I just use what ever comes up next in the rotation.
  7. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    I also do this with my colognes/EDTs. Some just seem more wintery and summery than others
  8. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    In addition to anything with menthol, the fruity creams/soaps are particularly nice for the summer. The ones I really like are JoAnna's Pink Grapefruit (with menthol of course) and Mama Bears Lime Ice.
  9. dashmaverick

    dashmaverick Member

    Also, nothing else screams summertime beach fun than TSD Monkey Farts!

    Summer is also when I break out all my lime/citrus scented soaps & creams.
  10. revtriplep

    revtriplep Member

    Noooo menthol for me

    Sorry guys, can't stand mentholated soaps or creams. I've been mixing a little of Lucky Tiger Cream with a Little dab of Cremo Cream and get a wonderful, good-smelling, and slick cream to shave with. It's nice!!
  11. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    I agree with Steve. I don't tend to categorize my soaps, but I did purchase some Mandarin Ice, in hopes it will mix well with Bay Rum!
  12. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    Same here.. I don't change based on season.. I simply change location.

    I LOVE shaving out back in my yard. It takes some adjustment to my technique since I don't yet have hot running water out there, but it's the best experience out in the cool morning air regardless of the software I use.
  13. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    MENTHOLLLLLLLLLL, and the more, the better! :D
  14. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Aside from being the ambassador for TSD's Yin/Yang (lavender & lime), I'd have to also go with a soap I've started using recently from Turkey.. Dalan D'Men. Don't let the cheap price fool you.. it's some damn fine cream. They have a sensitive version. I get it from but see it's been removed.. although shaveabuck has have plenty listed on eBay at (I sure hope they don't stop carrying it!)
  15. Kyhunter

    Kyhunter Active Member

    Ive broken out the lime and peppercorn scents and bay rum for the warmer weather, and the fla. h2o. I also will be getting some new soaps soon and will be looking for warmer citrusy stuff.
  16. ztirf1953

    ztirf1953 Active Member

    Summer Soap

    I've enjoyed hearing what many of you have to say about summer soaps/creams.

    Let me narrow my question and focus and ask: Which scent from TSD do you prefer for the hot summer days of shaving?::whacky011
  17. Etoyoc

    Etoyoc Backwards

    iced subzero!

    there are also some that prefer iced peppermint as well (but I have not tried it, so I can't say much about that one)
  18. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Well, I did try the Mandarin Ice and it worked very well, maybe I will try the Lemon Ice... I dunno I swore Mama Bears soaped weren't this good, maybe my last one was just a dud.
  19. Xezmer

    Xezmer Active Member

    Artisan glycerin soaps keep well with me in the summer. Heavy tallows for the winter, baby!
  20. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    Anything with loads of menthol, or if you have the M-Bomb, anything. :)

    Dunno why, but that made me chuckle... :D

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