What's today's soap or cream?

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by brothers » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:24 am

I've posted about this matter other places, but one of the best glycerin soaps I've ever used was a tub of Opus X from SRD. Very nice glycerin soap that lasted a full two months with everyday usage and heavy loading. It worked extremely well, & I have others on hand that I'm looking forward to using.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by Squire » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:42 am

Mike you can also take two glycerin soaps with complementary scents you like and melt them together to form one.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by smoothshaver » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:52 pm

Mystic Waters sensitive skin
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by brothers » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:23 pm

L'Occitane Cade soap
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by jaguar » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:03 am

D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap

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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by gsgo » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:51 am

TOBS Almond
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by Squire » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:05 am

Arko Citrus shave cream last evening, good performance and very good price.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by gr_elias » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:03 am

ARKO stick -- you should really try this soap!
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by CaySea » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:12 am

brothers wrote:L'Occitane Cade soap
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by smoothshaver » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:28 pm

Mystic Waters sensitive skin again. Experimenting with water temp. and also distilled water.
Heavier loading with a drier brush and then working at lathering longer seems to help, too.
-Ed

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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by Squire » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:32 pm

For my evening shave I used Arko Citrus.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by brothers » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Synergy Meta Nectar soap
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by jaguar » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:41 am

Valobra Patchouly Shaving Soap

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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by Squire » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:52 am

Believe I saw some Park Avenue in the box so that will be next.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by gsgo » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:09 am

I Coloniali Softening Shave Cream
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by gr_elias » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:11 am

T&H luxury soap -- The scent really describes luxury! Does anybody knows if D.R. Harris Lavender has a similar or very close scent?!
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by Squire » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:33 am

Harris lavender is a very light scent that I sometimes don't even notice but I always notice the citrusy scent of T&H.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by JRTASTER » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:58 am

smoothshaver wrote:Mystic Waters sensitive skin again. Experimenting with water temp. and also distilled water.
Heavier loading with a drier brush and then working at lathering longer seems to help, too.
Ed,
I gave up on the MW Sensitive Skin soap.... never could get a workable lather out of it. I'm of the school which
believes any soap deserves a fair chance but after that, moving on, or in my case returning to one of 4-5 soaps
which faithfully give up lather day in day out, saves time and frustration.
For this reason, my soap choice today was Valobra hard puck, cologne scent.
Hope you can manage to master the MW, a soap with many, many fans!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by malocchio » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:21 am

Tabac cream

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Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Post by smoothshaver » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:10 pm

JRTASTER wrote:
smoothshaver wrote:Mystic Waters sensitive skin again. Experimenting with water temp. and also distilled water.
Heavier loading with a drier brush and then working at lathering longer seems to help, too.
Ed,
I gave up on the MW Sensitive Skin soap.... never could get a workable lather out of it. I'm of the school which
believes any soap deserves a fair chance but after that, moving on, or in my case returning to one of 4-5 soaps
which faithfully give up lather day in day out, saves time and frustration.
For this reason, my soap choice today was Valobra hard puck, cologne scent.
Hope you can manage to master the MW, a soap with many, many fans!
I was about to give up on it myself, as I have with a few others that don't give me consistent results, but gave it another go after seeing folks were having success (I'm afraid I don't recall who to credit here).
I probably wouldn't have tried again except that I had gotten (by accident? :? ) really good lather a few times and knew it could be done.
Since I have hard water I first tried using room temperature distilled water and got a good lather. I started with a very dry brush, loaded heavily, and gradually added water as I lathered. I proceeded on to using warm, but not as warm as possible, water from the tap. Good results again. Now I face lather starting with almost a paste and adding water as I build the lather. So far it works. [-o< Used it again today.
-Ed

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