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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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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Mike you can also take two glycerin soaps with complementary scents you like and melt them together to form one.
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Mystic Waters sensitive skin
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L'Occitane Cade soap
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D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap
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TOBS Almond
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Arko Citrus shave cream last evening, good performance and very good price.
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ARKO stick -- you should really try this soap!
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brothers wrote:L'Occitane Cade soap
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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.
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For my evening shave I used Arko Citrus.
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Synergy Meta Nectar soap
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Valobra Patchouly Shaving Soap
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Believe I saw some Park Avenue in the box so that will be next.
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I Coloniali Softening Shave Cream
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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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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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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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Tabac cream
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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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