Tell us your best smelling soaps...

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Primotenore, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    I too have too many to list. Most of the soaps I've tried are great smelling, performing soaps. TOBS always smell great, no matter which one I try, although the Peppermint is fricking amazing!! Stirling is also really good but not all of them smell great. The one I've been using every day, just so I can get rid of it, is the TOBS Sandalwood. I'm just about finished with it. Stuff is incredible. And the wife LOVES it.
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  2. Fly2High

    Fly2High Breaking Frugal

    Is it the cream or the soap? I have the cream and was wondering if the soap was as strong and as wonderfully scented.
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  3. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    It's the cream. I haven't tried the soap. I'll probably try that next as a soap would last longer
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  4. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Great thread Joseph! I don't know much about scents, or scent categories, but I have a few favorites.
    All time favorite scent- George F Trumpers GFT.
    Next in line- Crabtree & Evelyn Morracan Myhrr.
    Other faves-
    Maggards London Barbershop.
    RazoRock XXX
    Caties Bubbles Spanish Holiday.
    TOBS Traditional Luxury Shaving Soap.
    And of course Proraso Red and Proraso Blue.
  5. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    My favorite scent is
    ST. JAMES of LONDON Mandarin & Patchouli .
    2nd is a Amish made Violet goat's milk soap. (Smells like the Chowards candy )
    3rd would be Speick.
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I just have 4 right now, and I'd put them in this order.

    1. Stirling Barbershop*
    1. TSD Russian Leather*
    3. WSP Sandalwood
    4. RTe 66 Cavendish.

    tie goes to Stirling Barbershop.
  7. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    This so, so, so subjective!! Lol!

    I will break down a couple of categories, so it at least explains the "why"

    Cologne scents : executive man from Stirling...the aftershave is great as well.

    Upscale and classy scents: penhaligons sartorial and Truefitt and Hill 1805

    Odd and off-the-wall: About any barrister and mann scent could fit here...but I really like diamond and hallows. Mickey Lee Soap Works makes another incredible soap called Ruby's green that I have to put on here as well.

    Sweet scents: catie's bubbles has the corner on this market. Their strawberry chocolate and raspberry jells tops the list

    Menthol: Stirling. All Stirling. I particularly like iced pineapple and Margaritas in the arctic.

    Citrus: There are a lot of good ones here, but again...I can't think of anyone that has surpassed Stirling

    Other companies to look out for that produce randomly great scents are crsw, jabonman, L&L grooming, dr. Jon's, Phoenix artisan accoutrements, wholly kaw, and TOBS.
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  8. dscaver

    dscaver Well-Known Member

    TSD Purple Rain when I finish this I will go back to TSD Commando Cocktail.
  9. ohbrian

    ohbrian Well-Known Member

    My favorite scent seems to change with the wind. As of yesterday it's Tabac. This stuff is so simple but it's intoxicating to me.
  10. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Best Unscented = None (don't own any)

    Best Barbershop = Stirling

    Best Herbal = None (don't own any)

    Best Woodsy = B&M Latha Taiga

    Best Citrusy = TOBS Grapefruit

    Best Floral = TOBS Rose

    Best Cologne = Stirling Executive Man

    Best Menthol =
    Stirling Orange Chill (only menthol I own)

    Best Bay Rum = Captain's Choice and Stirling (like them both)

    Best of What the Wife Likes = Cella

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  11. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    In a puck: Williams
    In a stick: Arko

    'cuz that's what I've got.
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  12. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Excellent thread, really like this. Everyone is everywhere, so I'll continue and do my best:

    1. Unscented Soap = Proraso white
    2. Barbershop Soap = WSP Barbershop Formula T
    3. Herbal Soap = Asylum Soap Works Nerouli & Black Pepper
    4. Woodsy Soap = ToBS Cedar-wood/ WSP Mahogany Formula T (what? Love them both)
    5. Citrusy Soap = WSP Citrus Blast Rustic
    6. Floral Soap = Tabac ( Semi Floral, only one I have that comes close)
    7. Cologne Soap = RazoRock Modder Focker
    8. Menthol Soap = None

    Category not listed for these great awesome scents:

    1. Tobacco = Tobacco Formula T
    2. Spicey = WSP Black Amber Vanille
    3. Bay Rum = WSP BlackBeard Formula T
    4. Oud = RazoRock Tuscan Oud
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  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Is Bulgarian more of a manly scent?
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  14. llalm

    llalm New Member

    I'm a big fan of the ADP colonial scent. I even purchase the scent from different artisans like BM, ML, Stirling, Razorock, CSRW, etc.
  15. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Best menthol... stirling orange chill

    Best citrus.... mickey lee itailian stallion

    Best floral..... mystic waters jasmine

    Best summer scent.... tiki north shore

    Best winter scent... stroppe shoppe russian tea

    Best cologne scent.... stirling executive man

    Best green scent.... tiki fougere

    Best woody scent... razorock tuscan oud

    BEST OVERALL SCENT....................................

  16. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    Decided to redo my list:

    Best Overall - TIE - Nuavia Rossa / P&B Spitfire / CRSW Select Juniper (Sorry just can't choose one)

    Best Citrus - Sapone Di Paolo Agrume

    Best Barbershop - Strop Shoppe Baker Street

    Best Floral - CRSW Select Bois Floroux

    Best Lavender
    - Dr. Jon's Flowers in the Dark

    Best Fun Scent - Caties Bubbles Saturday Morning

    Best Fougere - Eufros Select Tallow Fougere

    Best Tobacco - Mystic Water Sweet Briar

    Best Sandalwood - CRSW Select Sandalwood

    Best Menthol - Abbate Y La Mantia Don Jose

    Best Winter Scent - Eufros Kasbah

    Best Vetiver - Desmonds Barrow Joie de Vetiver (It's smokey Vetiver perfection)

    Best Woodsy - Shannon's Soap Woodlands

    Best Clean Scent - Caties Bubbles La Terre Verte / Sapone Di Paolo Pulito

    Honorable Mentions - Just had to give the following soaps some props!

    Wickhams 1912 - Magnum
    Caties Bubbles - Quatre Cent Vingt
    Mystic Water - Vetiver & Oakmoss
    B&M - Hallows
    Nuavia Blu
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
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  17. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    My den has changed quite a bit in months since I posted this. It's kind of difficult, as I don't keep scents I don't like. And they are difficult to categorize, so I am simply listing the scents I always love to come back to (in no particular order).

    Henri Et Victoria Cognac and Cubans
    RazoRock Puros
    B&M Seville
    B&M Latha Taiga
    Stirling Baker Street
    Stirling Iced Pineapple
    Stirling Port Au Prince
    Lisa's Natural Cedar & Saffron
    Route 66 Bourbon Jungle

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  18. Porter

    Porter Well-Known Member

    I have relatively few soaps that have truly caught my nose, as it were. A few have definitely stood out, though.

    Favourite menthol:
    -Stirling Frozen Tundra: smells like it's name sounds, like you're outside in the cold.

    Favourite herbal:
    -Wickham's 1912 Scottish Heather: just got some sample of this today, but I really like the blend of grass, aniseed and cedar. Very well done scent in my opinion.

    Favourite woody scent:
    -Mike's Pine and Cedarwood. Sadly it set off my skin a bit.

    Favourite "warm" scent:
    Mornington shave Co Abstergo: great blend of amber, a little cedar and some Rosemary. Great scent. Sadly, the artisan making the soap seems to have dropped off the market, which is quite unfortunate.
    My runner-up in this category would be Tabac. I like how the warmer notes come out in the dry-down.

    Favourite cologne scent:
    -very little exposure to these types but really like Stirling Executive Man.
  19. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Oh my this is tough I have two more soaps coming in tomorrow and I will be back

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  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I better update this list.

    Best lemon/lime scented soap:

    Stirling Gin & Tonic on the Rocks.

    The rest are as they are.
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