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What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:44 pm
by brothers
XPEC unscented shaving cream has resulted in an awakening that scent is too subjective, and truly unnecessary, to put it bluntly. Makes me wonder if there is a top shelf excellent shaving soap that is also unscented. By unscented I am referring to the absolute absence of any scent whatsoever, as is XPEC.

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:37 pm
by CMur12
Gary, I really like Valobra hard soap. It is available in unscented form in a cake, and it used to be offered in unscented form as The Art of Shaving soap. This is my favorite commercial soap. I have also liked artisan soaps, such as Mike's Natural, Mystic Waters, Tim's Soap, and such.

- Murray

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:42 pm
by EL Alamein
Murray, I'm having a hard time remembering that AOS offered an unscented soap. I guess because I was never interested. If it's the old Valobra formula then that's a good call.

Otherwise I don't have anything to offer on this thread.

Gary, I wish you luck in finding what you like!

Chris

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:51 pm
by CMur12
Chris, the AoS unscented shaving soap came in a black-and-gray striped box. I bought quite a bit of it and still have an appreciable stash!

- Murray

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm
by brothers
They still sell it. Alongside all of their other scented versions. The big drawback is that they reformulated all of their shaving soaps several years ago. No longer made by Valobra, and no more tallow. Here's the link: https://www.theartofshaving.com/shaving ... ap#start=1

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:54 pm
by EL Alamein
brothers wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm
They still sell it. Alongside all of their other scented versions. The big drawback is that they reformulated all of their shaving soaps several years ago. No longer made by Valobra, and no more tallow. Here's the link: https://www.theartofshaving.com/shaving ... ap#start=1
Ugh!

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:49 pm
by churchilllafemme
As others have not, the tallow version of AOS unscented is no longer made. But if you can find some, it is truly excellent.

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 pm
by CMur12
John, you can still get Valobra hard soap under the Valobra brand. I just noted that it also used to be available under the AoS brand, as well.

- Murray

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:14 am
by fallingwickets
I have a bowl of the aos version. I'm the opposite of gary.....scent all day long!!! The unscented is way to boring. Also, and this is probably just my becks induced imagination running amok, the aos needs a lot of water to get a lather going which is a style of lathering that i do not like at all

clive

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:15 pm
by slackskin
Hi Gary --

I have a freebie for you. I have two pucks of the old tallow formulation of AOS soap. My wife does not like it, and I think it is because the tallow must emit some kind of a fragrance that she doesn't like. She is hyper-sensitive. However, with 50 years of marriage behind us, and given her difficulty breathing, I have no desire to make her uncomfortable. So I will be pleased to send it to you if you will please PM me your address.

Please note that I have had good results with the current formulation of AOS unscented IF (and only if) I rub the puck directly on the stubble. I cannot find another way of getting enough soap into the brush, regardless of having tried several loading methods.

I have also had good results with Los Angeles Shaving "plain shaving soap." but the packaging currently on their site looks different than the product I have, so maybe they reformulated?

Neisner Tremonia "Pots of Milk" is unscented and a really good performer - for me, at least.

All the best.

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:17 pm
by brothers
PM sent! :D

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:32 am
by fallingwickets
I have a freebie for you
This is why smf rocks!!!!!!!

clive