What bath soap are you using right now?

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Post by rustyblade » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:39 am

Does anyone like regular Pears? I love the scent and the heritage it has, but it seems to disappear pretty quick (glycerin).
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Post by mgraepel » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:50 am

I can't recall the brand name off the top of my head, but it's a local soap maker and the soap in question is pure Castille soap with peppermint oil. I smell like a candy cane when I come out of the showers now :P

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Post by Big Ren » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:54 am

Holt Renfrew proprietary triple-milled soaps - gardenia and grapefruit in particular. Also, Roger & Gallet mild soap bars.


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Post by BD1970 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:43 am

although it can be disconcerting watching the brown trail go down the drain.
LMAO =D>
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Post by BD1970 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:46 am

Where did you find the Vinolia?
FWIW, Vinolia is sold at Vermont Country Store...or it used to be.
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:47 am

BD1970 wrote:Where did you find the Vinolia?
FWIW, Vinolia is sold at Vermont Country Store...or it used to be.[/quote]

I thought you may have had a lead on some that Gordon hadn't sniffed out yet. :)
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:52 am

I found this interesting nugget just now regarding Mitchell's Wool Fat (5):

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Post by jww » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:15 pm

For me it's Imperial Leather Original.

http://www.imperialleather.co.uk/barsoa ... d=original

I used to be able to get it on the cheap here in Canada at most dollar stores (that was after Boots closed Canadian operations a number of years ago - they stocked it all the time). Now I am lucky if I find it a couple of times a year so every time someone we know travels to the UK, we get them to do a market run and pick up a few 4-for-£1 packs to keep us going.
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Post by scarface911 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:38 pm

Using both Bee and Flower Jasmine and Nancy Boy Signature right now.

The next in line is Dr.Bronners Almond.

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Post by dridiot » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:19 pm

Hi Wendell,

Cussons Imperial Leather Original, I have used that when I was a child.....There is even an ad on tv that I remembered very clearly.

They put One Cussons and an unknown soap together and run a shower on both and guess which one last longer?

My siblings and I used to fight over that bar of soap.

Thanks for bringing back those memories......


Havent seen them for a while now, gotta start looking....


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Post by javyn » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:45 pm

KMF now.

I like the Zum bars, they smell amazing, but are expensive and don't last long at all.

Next, I don't know what I'll try but if the weather is still cold, I know it's going to have to have Shea.
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:39 pm

dridiot wrote:Hi Wendell,

Cussons Imperial Leather Original, I have used that when I was a child.....There is even an ad on tv that I remembered very clearly.

They put One Cussons and an unknown soap together and run a shower on both and guess which one last longer?

My siblings and I used to fight over that bar of soap.

Thanks for bringing back those memories......


Havent seen them for a while now, gotta start looking....


Regards,
Jason
I grew up with that soap as well. As a kid that sticker always interested me. The soap would wear funny because of that sticker on it. I should pick some up sometime, I see it now and then.
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Post by bernards66 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:04 pm

Evening, Ah, one of my favourite topics, and it's nice to see that there is much more general discenment evident, compared to the last time this topic really came up ( which was on the old Wetshavers forum ). There are certainly still a lot of real quality soaps available, if one knows where to look. Unfortunately for me, some of the best ones are out of court for me, due to that pesky lanolin problem again; Harris's, Wool Fat, and Bronnley pop immediately to mind. My favourites are the Floris soaps, especially Rose Geranium and Lavender. Also, Penhaligon's English Fern. The Santa Maria Novella soaps are also just superb ( I'm partial to their Lavender and Russian Cologne scents ). All three of these are brutally expensive though. I always pick up some Floris Rose Geranium when I'm in NYC, but I only mail order it when/if it is on sale. When I didn't have any, I always used Vinolia. A truly top shelf, old fashioned, classic bath soap. For awhile I was buying it at our local C-M shop for $5 a cake, and it was a steal at that price. Before it became locally available, I usually used the 'smaller' cakes of Claus Porto Almond. Now, neither one is available in these parts, and the Vinolia seems to be gone from N. America, AGAIN! All these five soaps are tallow based. Very recently, in a fit of despair, I've had to turn to the C&E Goat's Milk soap. I used this stuff regularly many years ago. It was better back then, but it's still a fine quality bath soap, and, it's easily obtainable locally, and not especially expensive. So, that's were I'm at right at the moment. I am looking forward to popping into the NY Floris shop in December though. For hand soaps; in our bathroom it's usually Roger & Gallet Fern, in our son's bath, Cusson's Imperial Leather, and in the kitchen, usually the original Pears. These last two I can generally get at the local 'British store'.
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Post by rtaylor61 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:05 pm

Asquith & Sommerset Shea Butter bath soap. Wonderul scent and very moisturizing.

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Post by Rambler » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:50 pm

I have used your typical bar soaps from drugstores, target, and such. I never was fond of the lather, and they were always too drying for my skin. I switched to using body washes for the past several months. I currently have a bottle of Jason Lavender Satin Shower Body Wash that I picked up from whole foods. I was happy with using it, but I always grow tiresome of using the same things. I have almost used up the bottle, and I was thinking of going back to trying bar soaps for the winter. I was going to try some of the nancy boy bars, that woody's meat and potatoes giant bar soap, or i was going to pick up some T&H bars during my next time in nordstrom. What are some of the pros/cons of liquid body washes opposed to bar soaps? I always just assumed it was just a personal preference.
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Post by Steve-o » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:58 am

Right now, Nancy Boy, in the Sweetgrass scent. I have a bar of Spa scent waiting when I finish this one.
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Post by SimonM » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:33 pm

I'm currently using a bar of Nancy Boy soap in one shower and a bar of Bee and Flower rose soap in the other shower. They're both fine soaps (the Nancy Boy in particular, the latter I just like for the rose scent), but whenever I use an olive oil soap like Kiss My Face, I wonder why I use anything else. Olive oil soaps just have a clean, gentle, earthy quality about them to me that belies their ugly green color!

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Post by soulshine » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:00 pm

nancy boy body wash
molton brown black pepper
butterscotch baby - chocolate stout body bar
logan creek bars

s~s

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Post by acoldspoon » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:08 am

Bath for me these days:
Nancy Boy Invigorating Body Wash

The liquid soaps tend to be kinder to my dry and sensitive skin. Same reason I shy away from shaving soaps and instead use creams (mostly Nancy Boy too these days).
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Post by jww » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:02 am

rustyblade wrote:
dridiot wrote:Hi Wendell,

Cussons Imperial Leather Original, I have used that when I was a child.....There is even an ad on tv that I remembered very clearly.

They put One Cussons and an unknown soap together and run a shower on both and guess which one last longer?

My siblings and I used to fight over that bar of soap.

Thanks for bringing back those memories......


Havent seen them for a while now, gotta start looking....


Regards,
Jason
I grew up with that soap as well. As a kid that sticker always interested me. The soap would wear funny because of that sticker on it. I should pick some up sometime, I see it now and then.
For me it's the sheer clean fragrance that doesn't smell purfumed to me - just plain clean.

It's a drag we can't readily find it in Canada any longer. Thankfully we are able to keep some supply around from friends and family who travel back and forth between us and the UK. It's a great deal on the market - like I said, usually 4 bars for £1. You can't beat that price.
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