Glycerin delight!

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Glycerin delight!

Post by Araner » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:28 pm

Not long ago I picked up some Col. Conk soaps because I was feeling a little nostalgic and wanted to relive my early wet shaving experiences. While these are not tip top performers when compared to the Palmolive shave stick or D.R. Harris hard soap they are pretty good and smell great. Well, soon I started getting the urge to try some other glycerin soaps just to enjoy the great scents. First up I bought some Mamabear soaps in Lime, Gingerbread, Ice Lime and Spicy Lime; man do these smell fantastic and perform rather well too. Now, with my inner glycerin child in overdrive I got some Honey Bee Sue soaps in Violet and Coconut – yowzawahoo! Terrific scents! I’m out of control now, I have more soaps on order from Straight Razor Designs (Sandalwood) and from QED (Rose Geranium and Fresh Lime).

I haven’t abandoned the more traditional soaps but I am having a blast with these exotic smelling glycerin jobbers. While they might not be everyone’s cuppa, for the price they sure are a great diversion to brighten up the old soap rotation.

Mike

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Post by Straight Arrow » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:37 pm

As a lover of variety I can appreciate your current glycerin soap binge. I don't think I'll ever be a one soap, one blade, one razor, one brush guy. There are just so many great choices to experience.
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Post by Squire » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:14 am

The prices are good and the scents are great. I used to make my own by melting the standard Van der Hagen and adding cologne.
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Post by ScottB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:53 am

How do you like the QED Rose Geranium Mike?

I've got the Fresh Lime and really like it. Was thinking of getting the Rose Geranium. Can you recommend it?

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Post by brothers » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:20 am

I have a lot of respect for the makers of the glycerine soaps. They offer a far wider variety of great fragrances, and some of the more successful ones have fine-tuned their recipes to deliver a form of lather that does perform well enough to keep the customers coming back for more. I've been stung a couple of times getting ones that smell great but just have nothing to offer in terms of usable shaving lather.
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Post by Araner » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:26 pm

ScottB wrote:How do you like the QED Rose Geranium Mike?

I've got the Fresh Lime and really like it. Was thinking of getting the Rose Geranium. Can you recommend it?
Scott, the Rose Geranium is pretty good stuff. It smells very much like Rose and Geranium and it’s a pronounced smell but stops short of being a belligerent in your face type of fragrance. I used it this morning and it made me feel like it was a beautiful spring morning. As far as the lather goes, IMO the QED soaps are all great lathering soaps. Anyway, if I had to describe this soap in one word I'd say it was "classy". So, if you like glycerin soaps and the smell of Rose Geranium, I’d say give it a shot.

Mike

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Post by mikey » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 am

IMO, QED Lime and Sandalwood are the best glycerin shaving soaps.

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