What's the best soap you've ever used and why

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by LevelupShaves, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Tabac. I love the scent, a puck of it lasts forever and its pretty cheap.
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  2. Micho-Mike

    Micho-Mike Member

    Yeah, Ghost Town Barber is really popular from what I see. If you try a CF soap or AS, hope you like it.
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  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Actually, I did try Sherlock and Midnight Stag aftershaves, but during the summer. Wrong time.
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  4. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Yes, I won the Dr. Jon's 1803 set (soap and Aftershave).
    Dr. Jon's best items are the classic, 1803, and krampus (which is a Christmas seasonal). Make sure to get their "volume 2" soaps since they are improved over the original (though, the original is still very good in its own right)
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    That's on my list.
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  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Stirling Electric Sheep..
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  7. Sevenbark

    Sevenbark Well-Known Member

    Cade, Tabac, P160, not in any order.

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  8. Micho-Mike

    Micho-Mike Member

    Funny you say that, the Vol.1 1803 four oz. tin is on sale on a shaving site for $10, and I see the Vol.2 series is $16 on Dr. Jon's site!

    I did some research and most people agree the Vol.2's are better because the soap is harder, the lid is screw on, and the tin does not rust over time like Vol.1
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  9. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I'm not sure if price is a concern (of course...For 6 bucks...I hope it's not THAT big of a worry), but the vol 2 us worth it. Heck, at 10 bucks a pop, the vol 1 is better than 98% of stuff on the market...seriously.
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    i have using the j m frasers lately and been really happy with it .it makes tons of lather,very slick.the scent is a little industrial but as a mechanic i am used to that. i have a fair number of other soaps/creams that i use and like; some have better scents etc. alot are mood related.on a bla day frasers is easy,no thought required.
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  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I have not used a bad soap, all work well during the shave. For me its the post shave feel that really makes a soap stand out.

    My two favorites are Stirling and Route 66.

    Also in my rotation:

    Blades Grim
    Sir hare
    Dr Jon
    La Toja
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  12. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    So I just used some VDH deluxe that my wife picked up at the store and I must say that soap get a lot of unnecessary hate it was really nice not the best at all but really nice. My first soap was VDH luxury love the scent but it dries the face hardcore

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  13. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at getting Sir Hare and Blades Grim is my personal favorite right now

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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Many favorites.
    MdC is the benchmark.
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  15. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    I bought a Klar Seifen Sandalwood soap to evaluate and it will be tested at some point.
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  16. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    I have Mendel scented Klar. If you like the almond of Cella, it's a bite of a cookie. Klar is a cake smashed in your face.

    For an inexpensive shave with plenty of lather Arko is tops of my list.
    Try a stick, if you don't like it you aren't out much. Some folks are irritated by the ingredients. Especially the unimaginative lemon scent. That can be "fixed" by grating, allowing it to de-scent, and adding your favorite aftershave or cologne.
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  17. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

    Vintage Williams from either the Glastonbury CT or the Cranford NJ plant. Everything else wins a participation ribbon.

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  18. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Connoisseur Grade Soap, Sir! I was fortunate to purchase 3/4's of a stick of 1960's production Williams. It rivals or beats any other lather I've sampled.
    Had I been a Fresh Newbie in that antique/thrift store I wouldn't have looked at it twice. I'll miss it when it's gone. Someone could make a business of correctly reproducing this stuff.
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  19. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

    It's magical stuff no doubt. Hopefully you'll run across some more.

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  20. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I don't know to answer this, except Stirling and OSP.
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