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by nav
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I’ve never been overly impressed with the lathering performance of Trumper soaps (yes, blasphemy...). Of course, I don’t recall ever using Trumper back when it was tallowated (if that’s a word...lol). Their first veggie formula after dropping tallow was killer! They reformulated again and everythin...
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 12
Views: 1326

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

Nope, no issues lathering MWF in hard water.

However, I should state that I switched over to using RO water for all my soaps. I just find it keeps everything consistent and my lather is just how I like it without any fuss. I use bottled water when away from home.
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Harris soap reformulation

The new formula DRH soap now lists tallowate as the first ingredient, just as does Salters new formula. Evidently these two soaps now share identical top 9 ingredients. Now that's very interesting! Now if only trumpers would use the same manufacturer for their shaving soaps...that would be heaven! ...
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Harris soap reformulation

I’m curious what the differences are between the prior formulation and the new formulation. The previous formulation has always been a strong performer....have you tried the new version yet, Gary? I have two Windsor pucks, one old, one new. There's no discernable difference between the two, either ...
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

adhoc wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:50 pm
I'm really eager to try TOBS lavender soap - if some kind soul out there has a spare puck, I would happily buy it! :wink:
It's really good stuff! I wish you find some.

I would have sent you a sample but unfortunately it's not practical from where I live.
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

Nav, I know everyone has their own preferences and experiences. In my analysis, the Taylor's is on a par with my experiences with Harris soaps. I have learned over the years that the best way for me to get thicker lather from Harris is to overload my brush for at least one, and even two minutes of ...
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 17
Views: 5465

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

For anyone still wondering about Arlington, I get a nice blend of citrus top notes, along with beautiful grassy/green, fern notes.

One of my all time favorites!!
by nav
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I will! I wont be getting the Eucris one though. I'll be eager to learn of your results. My experience with these soaps has been less than acceptable. +1 I'd also love to know the current status of trumpers soaps. If anyone does post a review, please also post the ingredients, batch number/manufact...
by nav
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

After a few days of the Taylor's Sandalwood soap, I've learned that while it does lather and doesn't disappear, the lather's not plentiful. It's more a watery slurry. I think this is a soap that would be preferred by those who don't want a thick rich voluminous lather. I place it 2 notches below Ta...
by nav
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime

In my own case, I avoid hard milled soaps because they are all (that I know of) scented with fragrance oils. Fragrances all smell like bug spray to me and they burn my olfactory. Essential oils apparently don't hold up through the extra processing of milled soaps. - Murray Actually i believe most h...
by nav
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime

Thanks for sharing this review. Too bad it doesn't get more guys trying it. I'm glad to hear that it's a good performer. Lol you're right! I don't think there is much interest in hard milled soaps, especially those that don't already have a good reputation. I'm very happy i took a chance with this ...
by nav
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Review: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime

I'm a real big fan of hard, milled shaving soaps and recently wanted to try out some soaps that really don't get any airtime on the forums (I recently posted a review of the Baume.be soap, which was a TOTAL DUD!!). In fact, I wasn't able to find any forum reviews on this soap from Bath House. So, in...
by nav
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap

Janus wrote:
nav wrote:Most users of fine soaps have agreed with this and basically call it Tabac with better scents.
Just to clarify, how do you know this?
I'm psychic!!

Just kidding...
By reading many of the posts on various forums.
by nav
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Fine Accoutrements Shave Soap

Just to clarify, The maker of Fine has stated that he reverse engineered the Tabac formula to create his soaps. Most users of fine soaps have agreed with this and basically call it Tabac with better scents. I have 6 Fine soaps on the way and am looking forward to them very much! (Fresh vetiver, sant...
by nav
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 8675

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

I now make my own Woolfat shaving sticks, it's very easy to do, I just use a cheese grater (smallest grating section) and then pack it down into an empty D R Harris shaving stick container using the back of a bread and butter knife. When you screw the base of the stick it comes out just like any ot...
by nav
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Soap Stick
Replies: 11
Views: 3649

Re: Speick Soap Stick

Whilst i agree that nearly every scent is love it or hate it and that's why the huge variety in artisan soaps means there's literally something for everyone. However, the funny thing is that I've only had a skin reaction from 3 or 4 commercial hard soaps whereas my skin reaction rate from artisan so...
by nav
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I need a new soap.
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: I need a new soap.

The bath house Cuban Cedar and Lime... It's a divine scent with great performance!! It doesn't get any talk time but i bought it on a whim and knew i was taking a risk as it may be a dud but it turned out awesome in every way! Upfront you get a tangy lime grapefruit which is backed up with slightly ...
by nav
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Edwin Jagger Soaps
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Edwin Jagger Soaps

I've had sea buckthorn and Aloe in the past and they were pretty decent actually! Not sure why i sold them off to be honest.

I've got the Muhle sea buckthorn on the way and will hopefully pickup the ej limes and pomegranate in future.
by nav
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Soap Stick
Replies: 11
Views: 3649

Re: Speick Soap Stick

I'm wondering how a thread about Speick stick doesn't get any responses? Out of the 70 soaps I have in my rotation, Speick is in my top 3, along with MWF and LEA classic puck. Everything about Speick is awesome! It loads up really fast, it lathers up so rich and creamy, provides an awesome shave wit...
by nav
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Musgo Real

I read good reviews and thought there must have been a reformulation. I bought two pucks after reading the positive reviews and I was not disappointed! Awesome shaving soap, just make sure you ask the retailer for the reformulated formula as my retailer had both in stock. Lovely Musgo Real scent and...