Top Soaps 2019

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


    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...
    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:

    Mystic Waters
    Sudsy Soapery
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2020
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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

    Dr. Harris
    Col. Conk
    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
    Space Soap
    Captain's Choice
    Col Conk
    Proraso Red/Green
    Arko/Derby/More for You
    VDH Deluxe/Glycerin/Luxury
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
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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.

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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.

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
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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
    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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