Haslinger Ringelblumen

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Haslinger Ringelblumen

Post by gsgo » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:51 am

I have been using this shaving soap on and off over the past few weeks and believe this fits easily into the top tier with a little room to spare.

It easily produces a wonderful rich and dense lather that shaves very well. Slick with plenty of cushion and as advertised this soap is ideal for those with sensitive skin due to it's marigold (calendula) component. I do not really have sensitive skin but I have noticed a difference in my facial tone post shave using this soap.

This soap is pretty widely available, I am lucky that Merz has added this to their assortment, and definitely worth a try. Brothers and Dr. Moss have spoken highly of this one inspiring me to pick up a couple of the smallish pucks on my last shopping trip. The other one I tried was the coconut which shaved very well but was not the scent for me, rest assured, I will be picking up a couple more in the coming days.

Haslinger is a small soap maker from what the fellows at Merz told me but the product most definitely stands up well against most in the category.
Good shaving,

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Post by brothers » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:10 pm

It does make a nice lather. I'd like to get another one, maybe sage or seaweed, or marigold.
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Post by Oscar11 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:31 pm

I have the Honig (Honey). Very faintly scented and a fine shaving soap in all regards.

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:32 pm

Add me to the list of haslinger fans. I have the Coconut and Seaweed. Although I wish the scents were a little stronger, the shave is top-tier. And you can't complain about the price.
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Post by CMur12 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:49 pm

Are versions of this soap, such as the marigold, seaweed, and honey naturally scented or do they have fragrance?

These sound like good soaps, but I can't use anything with any sort of perfumery.

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Post by jww » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:31 am

I can't even pronounce it -- sounds wonderful though.
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Post by gsgo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:38 am

Murray - All the soaps in the range seem pretty mildly scented, the Marigold is geared for sensitive skin, Honey and Aloe Vera are also very light in the scent department.

One thing I have noticed is that these soaps produce a cream like lather that I have not experienced with any other soap. The pucks will soften quite fast if soaked, I use just a splash of water to start lathering with a damp brush and then add water as desired.

The small pucks seem to go quickly with regular use which means that a good supply in the den is strongly recommended. I will be increasing stock on these in the near future.
Good shaving,

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Post by KAV » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:42 am

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Post by brothers » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:36 am

Or, if that one's too violent, here's a kinder gentler Marigold or Honey.


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Post by KAV » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:09 am

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Post by M6Classic » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:16 pm

jww wrote:I can't even pronounce it -- sounds wonderful though.
Ahhhhh, German. The language of love!

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Post by KAV » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00lUXnAs-U

I splashed on a generous amount of Alt Innsbruk and sang along.
Phil, you plan on stocking this soap?

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