Speick Shave Cream vs Shave Stick

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Speick Shave Cream vs Shave Stick

Post by AZwildcat » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:22 pm

I am about to place an order with QED and was wondering what you guys recommend. What do you find to provide the more moisturizing shave? Which one smells better? Which has the better lather? Can you face lather with both? Thanks for your help guys.
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Post by rustyblade » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:15 pm

No idea but I am interested in the stick. Let me know how it performs.
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Post by AZwildcat » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:45 pm

Will do. I chose the stick over the cream based on Charles' recommendation. Look forward to trying it out.
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Post by rustyblade » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:11 pm

I don't see Speick on Charles' web site, is it one of those "call and ask" items?
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Post by AZwildcat » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:43 pm

Yes it is a "call and ask" item. Charles carries both the cream and the shave stick. He may also carry the aftershave splash but I am not sure.
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Post by MOSES » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:22 pm

Hmm..... Now I know Charles carries this stuff, I really will have to try it. No excuses left, I guess.

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Post by rustyblade » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:30 am

I tried the Speick Stick last evening. First off, there seems to be bit of a cult following over on B&B regarding the Speick scent. Can't say it does much for me, I'll even say that I actually somewhat dislike the scent, but as always to each their own. It is a good performer, although not great, in the Shave Stick category I would put it somewhere above Palmolive and equal or slightly better than Erasmic. Certainly nowhere near the pinnacle of shaving soap that is Valobra. I can't really see myself using this shave stick again, there really is nothing much special about it unless you really enjoy the scent. At $7.50 for Speick vs. $9-$10 for Valobra...I know which one I would choose
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Post by Squire » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:19 am

It could be great stuff, I just don't care for the scent.
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Post by Padron » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:25 pm

I like it, it's a bit different from other offerings out there so it is nice to throw it into the line-up every once and a while...I have the cream and the soap stick...I like the soap better but they work nicely mixed together too...

I like the aftershave too :).....it's much better than the cologne...

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Post by loueedacat1 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:57 am

rustyblade wrote:I tried the Speick Stick last evening. First off, there seems to be bit of a cult following over on B&B regarding the Speick scent. Can't say it does much for me, I'll even say that I actually somewhat dislike the scent, but as always to each their own.
Bingo. Don't get the excitement over this scent, but scent is I guess pretty personal.

And agree, the performance is really good but not in any way earthshattering. Valobra stick performance is better, but even that isn't any better than the perfomance of all the good tallow soaps.

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Post by Scorpio » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:36 am

The scent is different but not bad imho. I much prefer the cream. The shave stick is ok but not to the level it is elevated in other forums. I also place it along the same level as the palmolive stick. I believe Erasmic is a higher quality product when compared to the Speick stick. The Speick shave stick and the cream smell completely different in my opinion.

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