Van Der Hagen Luxury

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Michael_W, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    Okay, so, I'm sure most if not all of us know about Van Der Hagen's luxury shave soap. I was fortunate enough to locate it being sold in a local big box grocery supermarket. Retailing for between $3.49 and $3.99, it's still a great buy and an even greater product. I also got the Van Der Hagen pre-shave oil and post-shave balm for my Friday shaves.

    Now, those of us who have used the deluxe puck know it has a powdery scent and a decent bit of slickness. But the luxury just goes way beyond that to deliver something awesome. I think it competes with some of the artisan brands out there for slickness, volume, and cushion.

    What are your thoughts and experiences?
     
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  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    It's been at least a couple of years since I had some VDH, but I really liked both the Deluxe and the Luxury versions. Easy lather, pretty slick; definitely a bang for your buck.
     
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    VDH Luxury is arguably one of the best soap values (quality/cost) on the market (artisan or otherwise).
    It performs as well or better than many soaps that cost much more.
    One might lament the lack of scent choices but I’ve added favorite scents to the unscented version with great success. Just a few drops of a favorite aftershave on the top of the puck before lathering.
     
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    It is a great "cheap soap" for being a luxury soap. I really like it and have replaced it when used up.
     
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  5. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    The luxury was my first soap when I started wet shaving about five years ago. I still keep some around and use it from time to time. Brings me back to when I first started thus journey. It is good soap and a great value.
     
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  6. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Having experienced the higher end soaps as a result of a friend passing the ones he no longer used along to me, I can say without reservation that VDH is a most excellent soap for shaving. It contains glycerin making it the proper slickness for any straight razor use.
     
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  7. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    I like the VdH stuff when it comes to their Soaps. Their shave butter is great for an ASB and moisturizer. Not so much for actually shaving.
     
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  8. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I enjoy it but I do like deluxe a little better. I keep both on hand.
     
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  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I agree. It's not quite a top tier soap imo, but it outperforms many soaps that cost more.
     
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  10. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I just bought 2 VDH Luxury shave soaps at 2 for $5 at my local Shop Rite. It was my first ever shave soap when I began wet shaving almost 3 & 1/2 years ago. I remember enjoying it very much. 28EF968D-B83E-4911-BB6D-DE892962407B.jpeg
     
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