Shaving soap or cream of the day

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Now that the AOS lineup has completed the rotation for this year, I'm now working on the homemade Lime (no tallow) soap from my original 2013 soap-making adventure. It'll be mid-February before I make the next change.
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"Blue Monday" superlather blend, Wilkinson Sword and Nivea.

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Tonight - Fendrihan "Aloe Water" cream.
It just arrived today, with these other soaps:
Fendrihan soap order unboxing - Jan. 27, 2020
Fendrihan soap order unboxing - Jan. 27, 2020
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Fendrihan "Aloe Water"
Fendrihan "Charcoal" - looks and smells odd, but good stuff.
TOBS Mr Taylors - last tub is almost empty.
Mitchell's Wool Fat Luxury Shaving Soap Refill - wanted to see what all the fuss was about. As near as I can make out, one of my Old Spice mugs should be a good fit.
Free samples:
Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera Premium Shaving Cream and Aftershave Combo (10 ml)
Edwin Jagger Limes & Pomegranate Premium Shaving Cream and Aftershave Combo (10 ml)
Geo F. Trumper Eucris Eau de Toilette (1 ml)

The Fendrihan creams are said to be "Made in England", and it would not surprise me if they are made by TOBS. Their "Sandalwood" cream in this line smells and feels exactly like TOBS' Sandalwood.
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Jan 28 - Mitchell's Wool Fat Luxury Shaving Soap
First time using this stuff.
My goodness, it is an excellent soap.
I let it bloom in hot water during my prep shower for this first use, and I had no problem producing lots of creamy lather, with a Stirling 2-Band synthetic.
And . . . how handy that it fit snugly in my spare Old Spice mug.
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Tonight I used the Fendrihan Charcoal cream.
Fendrihan "Charcoal" Shaving Cream
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:shock: Looks (and smells) strange, but works about like most TOBS creams.
"A dynamic fragrance that combines cedarwood, sandalwood, musk and vanilla." - If they say so, I guess.
As I mentioned elsewhere, it contains no actual charcoal.
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Today I ended my 43 day run with Homemade soap, and switched over to Alpine Frost tallow soap from Strop Shoppe for the next few weeks. Unfortunately SS quit business in 2016.
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Yesterday's Alpine Frost by the Strop Shoppe has been all used up. Today's Solsetio soap, also from Strop Shoppe, is the current daily go-to until it's all used up or March 23rd whichever comes first. Tallow and lanolin. The Alpine Frost lasted 48 shaves from start to finish.
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That Fendrihan "Aloe Water" - it's well on its way to becoming my favourite cream.
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Today was the final day for the Strop Shoppe Solsetio tallow soap, and tomorrow will begin another round of Penhaligon's tallow English Fern soap for the next 40 days.
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Today was the final (60th) shave provided by the now empty Castle Forbes tub. No worries, I'm starting on a brand new Cedarwood Sandalwood tub tomorrow morning.
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I've been using the Fine Snake Bite soap (stick) this week as scheduled. Great lather and the menthol is strong.
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As of today, and for the next few days, I'll be using the Musgo Real shaving soap.
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Today, and for the next 6 weeks hopefully, I'm back to the Asylum Vetiver Bourbon soap from BullGoose. The lather it makes with the Thater silvertip is superior in performance to the two un-mentioned triple milled hard soaps I discarded yesterday, both non-vetiver. (One from somewhere in western Europe and the other has been out of production for at least 10 years and probably more. They were just OK. Didn't match up with my expectations.)
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Italian Barber's "Amici". New for me, and I quite like it.

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Sort of a croap, I guess. It lathers easily, and was slick enough. The scent is vaguely pleasant, but faint. Even the matching AS splash faded soon.
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My current shaving soap is Fine's Fresh Vetiver. This one and the Fine sibling - Green Vetiver - are outstanding tallow soaps.
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Today marked the end of a pleasant couple of weeks run for the great Fine Fresh Vetiver tallow shaving soap. It goes to the end of the rotation, but a year from now it'll be back.
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