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Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:43 am
by brothers
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.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:25 am
by John Rose
"Blue Monday" superlather blend, Wilkinson Sword and Nivea.

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Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:21 pm
by John Rose
Tonight - Fendrihan "Aloe Water" cream.
It just arrived today, with these other soaps:
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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.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:50 am
by John Rose
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.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:13 pm
by John Rose
Tonight I used the Fendrihan Charcoal cream.
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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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Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 am
by brothers
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.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:07 pm
by brothers
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.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:24 pm
by John Rose
That Fendrihan "Aloe Water" - it's well on its way to becoming my favourite cream.

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm
by brothers
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.