Top Soaps 2019

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by KUSTOM, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. KUSTOM

    KUSTOM Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing "Top 9 Of 2019" posts all over Instagram the last couple of days and I thought it would be fun to start a similar thread here. So, let's see 'em! Show us your most used "Heavy Hitters" of the last year. What were the shaves you kept going back to? Why?

    I'll start...
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    TFS- Barbacco
    Moon Soaps- Havana
    Phoenix- Good Vibrations
    Proraso- Green
    Razorock- Santa Maria Del Fiore
    TFS- Tabacum Crepito
    Moon Soaps- Union
    Figaro Monsieur- Gold
    TFS-Tabacco Verde

    I used these more than anything else this year. I guess I'm a tobacco fan.
    Happy New Year! Have a prosperous and safe 2020 Shave Den-ers.
     
  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Meissner Tremonia Dark Limes

    Like an adulterous affair. I thought about this one while shaving with other soaps so I kept going back to it.
     
  3. brit

    brit in a box

    a and e grecian horse,stirling sand piper and deep blue sea,MWF,barrister reserve waves have been thoroughly enjoyed lately..mostly for scent.all great performers imo..
     
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  4. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I used a lot of Tabacco Verde a couple of years back. It’s one of my favorites.
     
  5. ShavePastor

    ShavePastor New Member

    Seems the top soaps in performance lately are from the newest formulations of the artisan soaps:

    Arianna & Evans (strained yogurt base)
    Declaration Grooming (Milksteak base)
    Murphy & McNeil (Kodiak base)
    Wholly Kaw (Siero base)
    Zingari Man (Sego)
    Grooming Department (Nai)
    Barrister & Mann (Reserve & Excelsior)
    Midnight & Two (new formula)
    Tallow & Steel

    Of these, A&E, WK, B&M, & DG are what dominates in my den.
     
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  6. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    for me I used the most of Stirling Sheep, Murphy & McNeil, First Canadian and Jilek's
     
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  7. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    I only have about 11 brands of soaps in my rotation.

    I think I'd trade it for ShavePastures though.

    Top 9 in no particular order would be:

    Stirling
    SV
    Mystic Waters
    Mike's
    WSP
    Arko
    Haslinger
    Sudsy Soapery
    IColonaili
     
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  8. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    My top 5 soaps of 2019 are as follows.
    5 Shulton Old Spice
    4 Martin De Candre Agrumes
    3 PAA Copalli
    2 Wholly Kaw King Of Oud
    1 Perfumology Clutch

    These are all soaps I tried for the first time in 2019 and used frequently.
     
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  9. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    1.DR K Limes.
    Genuinely very good performer and a go-to when i just need my shit to work
    2. Yardley Black Label.
    Superb performer and a vintage classic.
    3. Imperial leather: As per YBL.
    4. Arko comfort. No finer bang for yer $£€ tbh.
    5. Cella. Bellisimo.
     
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  10. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Cella
    Arko
    Dr. Harris
    Tabac
    Col. Conk
    VDH
    Williams
    Dove bath soap
     
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  11. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Going to only make a list of soaps currently in production that I own and have used;
    Modern Williams
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    Space Soap
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    Stirling
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    Tabac
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    Captain's Choice
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    Col Conk
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    Proraso Red/Green
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    Arko/Derby/More for You
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    VDH Deluxe/Glycerin/Luxury
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    i will add razorock" the dead sea" as quickly becoming a favorite.fantastic stuff.i have the "project unbranded" on the way as well.
     
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  13. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    @BigD I know this is a "soap" thread, but I'd like to add that lather you have going in a lot of those pics is impressive. Especially since it looks like you are using the same brush (Omega 10048?) that I use, so I'd like to ask to what do you attribute that? I'm doing fairly well, but not that good by any means with my Omega, Proraso Green Cream, and a turned wooden bowl to lather in.

    :thanks:
     
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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    I use the 48 only on my Modern Williams. I use mostly Zeniths for everything else. @sgrdddy has a YouTube channel that really gets into depth on how to build a lather. I add water slower than @sgrdddy and a bit less. Once it gets to where I want I get the shave started.

    However, you can get lathers like this without issue with an Omega 48.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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  15. JoeLr

    JoeLr New Member

    I guess it's been around for a while now, but Dead Sea by Razorock was a revelation these past couple of months. I had no idea it existed until a friend of a friend recommended it to me late summer/early Fall. Also a terrific bargain at ~$20USD for an 8+ oz. jar.
     
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  16. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    These are the best I used last year:
    Murphy & McNiel - Kodiak
    Murphy & McNiel - Aon
    Declaration Grooming - Milksteak
    GroomingDept - Nai
    The Club and A&E
    Nuavia
    Noble Otter

    I've yet to try Wholly Kaws Sierro, Zingari Man's Sego or B&M's Soft Heart bases but hopefully will soon. Although the Wholly Kaw price seems a bit steep :ashamed001:
     
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  17. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Soap: Saponificio Varesino
    Cream: Castle Forbes

    Most shaves over the past year used Forbes with occasional use of SV.
     
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