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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!

Postby jww » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:17 pm

C&E Sienna
C&E Sweet Almond
Proraso green tub (it's a soap, not a cream)
Palmolive Classic Shave Stick
Valbora Shave Stick

GFT Limes
GFT Rose
GFT Sandalwood
The Body Shop (previous generation)
EJ Premium
C&E Bigelow OEM Proraso cream (it's a cream, not a soap).
C&E Sweet Almond

Pretty humble collection when compared to most.


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Postby brothers » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:05 pm

Institut Karite
Trumpers Rose
Trumpers Violet
I Coloniali
Old Spice
Yardley vintage

Irisch Moos
Santa Maria Novella
Castle Forbes Cedarwood/Sandalwood
Castle Forbes Lavender
Domenico Caraceni 1913
Taylor Rose
Fraser's - all variations
CO Bigelow (Proraso)
Coate's Almond
Harris Rose
Taylor Avocado
Coate's Lavender
Coate's Lime
I Coloniali

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Postby 95% » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:22 pm


Speick (stick, grated)
TOBS Lavender
Trumper's Coconut
Trumper's Rose
Trumper's Sandalwood
Valobra Almond
Valobra Balsamo


Bigelow (Proraso)
Fitjar Norwegian Fern
Fitjar Neroli
TOBS "Mr Taylor"
T&H Lavender
Trumper's Violet
Trumper's Almond
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Postby KAV » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:02 pm

One wonders what, if any dent in those caches 3 years have made?
I've been gifted a few and passed most on to a few homeless men I've made kits for. We may critique a product, but the homeless have a different, and humbling perspective.
I have one close to the end puck of Mitchell's and two gifted in reserve.
I have practised stowing shaving kit in my rucksack should I wake up a Steinbeck character some morning. :shock:
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Postby gil3591 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:29 pm

gft rose
dr harris arlington
srd patchouli

coates sandalwood
tobs lavender
tobs eton college (paraben)
gft violet

best of the lot: tabac,
worst: gft (over rated)
best bang for the buck: tobs
always rewarding in a simple way: proraso
futur/EJ357/ gillette redtip
iridium ,blue IP
thater, shavemac.anchorset/tgn,sr3226
dirty bird
and a prayer
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Postby loueedacat1 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:42 pm

Artisan Soaps

SCS Neroli EO
QED Limes EO
QED Sandlewood EO
MB Rosemary Mint EO
HBS Old Spice
HBS Rosemary Lavender Mint EO
HBS Pina Colada

English Soaps

Penhaligon English Fern (tallow)
DRH Arlington
DRH Almond
GFT Rose
GFT Lime
C&E Almond

Italian Soaps

p160 morbido
p160 duro
valobra almond
valobra stick
AOS Lemon
AOS Sandlewood
AOS unscented
valobra stick

French Soaps


German soaps

Speick (mixed with PdP)
Tabac stick
Tabac dish

Turkish soap

Arko stick


Castle Forbes Lime
DRH Almond
JM Frasur
Godrej Limes
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Postby siouxsie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:10 pm

Art of Shaving Lavender x 2 cream
Art of Shaving Sandalwood cream
Avalon Lemon Verbeena
Barc Cutting Up cream
Cremo Cream x 2
Derby Lavender
Derby Lemon
Derby Menthol
Edwin Jagger Marigold shave soap
L'Occitane Shaving Cream
Musgo Real
Proraso Wheat Germ cream
SCS Pumpkin Soap
Speick cream
Taylor of Old Bond Street Rose cream
Tom's of Maine Mint shave cream x 2
Godrej cream
Jack Black Supreme Cream
Lider Active cream
Lider Classic cream
Moxie Spa Shave cream
Murad Cleansing Shave cream
Omega cream
Perricone Shave Cream
Proraso Aloe & Green Tea cream
Tabac cream
Tom's of Maine Calendula shave cream x 2
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Cream
Vicco cream
Wars x 2 cream
Arko Extra Sensitive Shave Cream
Arko Sensitive Shave Cream
Dalan Sensitive Shaving Cream
J.M. Frasers Shaving Creams - Mosswood
J.M. Frasers Shaving Creams - Oriental Spice
J.M. Frasers Shaving Creams - Polar Ice
Lea Shaving Cream
Pacific Shaving All Natural Shaving Cream
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Cream
Penhaligon's Endymion Shaving Cream
Zirh Shave Gel
Amenity Shave Cream
Avalon Lavender
Brave Soldier Shave Cream
American Crew Classic Shave Cream
Anthony Logistics Courage Cream
Arko Shave Stick
Art of Shaving Lemon cream
Castle Forbes Lavender
Castle Forbes Lime
Cella Almond Crema Da Barba
Col Conk Almond Soap
Cyril R Salter Wild Rose Luxury Shaving Cream
Cyril Salter London English Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Stick
D.R. Harris Lavender Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris Rose Shaving Cream Tube
Dovo Eucalyptus
Dovo Lavender Travel Shave Soap (Gold Dachs)
eShave Floral cream
eShave Lavender Soap
eShave White Tea cream
Institut Karite Moisutrizing Shaving Cream
Institut Karite Shaving Soap
Irisch Moos Stick
Korres Absinthe Heady Shave Cream
Lightfoots Pine Shaving Soap
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill
Muhle Aloe Vera Shaving Soap
Muhle Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Muhle Sea Buckthorn Shaving Soap
Ogallala Bay Rum Lemon Grass Shaving Soap
Ogallala Bay Rum Limes & Peppercorns Shaving Soap
Ogallala Bay Rum Sage*Cedar Shaving Soap
Ogallala Bay Rum Sandalwood Shaving Soap Stick
Pre de Provence Shave Cream
Provence Sante Green Tea Shaving Cream
Provence Sante Green Tea Shaving Soap
Provence Sante Shaving Soap
SCS Balsam and Cedarwood Shave Cream
SCS Barbershop Soap
SCS Bay Rum Shave Soap
SCS Bleached Wood Soap
SCS Bulgarian Rose Shave Cream
SCS Bulgarian Rose Soap
SCS Candy Cane Shave Soap
SCS Dagger Shave Soap
SCS Oakmoss Lavendula Cream
SCS Orange Sorbet Shave Cream
SCS Orange Sorbet Shaving Soap
SCS Parma Violet Cream
SCS Unfragranced Cream
Speick Foam Can
Speick Soap Stick
Tabac Soap
Tabac soap Stick
Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado cream
Taylor of Old Bond Street Classic Shaving Soap Scuttle Refill
Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street cream
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender cream
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Taylor of Old Bond Street St. James Shaving Soap Stick
Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap
Valobra Almond
Valobra Sapone Per Barba Hard Shave Stick
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Postby 95% » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:27 pm

Heaven help you, Scott!
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Postby siouxsie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:29 pm

I know, right? Good thing the Excel would just copy/paste in here, or I wouldn't have bothered.

You think that's bad, the razor list is longer.
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Postby gagarin » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:47 pm

I've tossed those that didn't make the grade, and all that remain are:

DR Harris Almond
Euro Palmolive Stick - tallow twice (I grate it)

Being more of a hoarder than a collector, my supply is likely to require disposal by my heirs. I suspect that even Dr. Moss's soap stash is relatively puny by comparison....


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Postby bernards66 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:54 pm

Scott, You have a VERY large dwelling I assume? ( chuckle )
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Postby siouxsie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:56 pm

bernards66 wrote:Scott, You have a VERY large dwelling I assume? ( chuckle )

Nope, that's what the plastic storage tubs are for.
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Postby DavidB » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:58 pm

Coate's Lavender
Proraso green
Proraso red
Palmolive (US)
Vulfix Sandalwood
Taylor Lemon & Lime
The Body Shop (original scent)
Arko Citrus

Trumper Rose
L'Occitane Cade (juniper)
Honeybee Spa Jasmine
Honeybee Spa Hydrogen
Mama Bear Hydrogen
Van Der Hagen Deluxe
Van Der Hagen Glycerin
Palmolive shave stick

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Postby m3m0ryleak » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:14 am


Interesting that many of these items have come from the good fellows here at SMF. Let's go from left to right:

    Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera cream
    Edwin Jagger Sandalwood cream
    Palmolive cream
    C.O. Bigelow cream
    Trumper's Sandalwood cream, x3
    Nancy Boy Signature scent cream
    Jake's Sport cream (JM Fraser)
    Trumper's Coconut Oil cream
    Palmolive soap shave sticks x6
    Speick soap shave stick
    T&H Sandalwood cream
    TOBS Sandalwood cream
    Cyril Salter Sandalwood cream
    JM Fraser Original cream
    Pyrex bowls containing Cella, grated Palmolive, VDH Deluxe
    Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera soap puck (not visible)
    Royal Shaving Co. cream
    Kiss My Face cream x2
    The Shave Den Bay Rum Wheat formula cream

    Man I have been led down the primrose path by you guys (grin).


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Postby fallingwickets » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:14 am

Scott, You have a VERY large dwelling I assume?

scott is like the DrP of soaps and creams LOL

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Postby bernards66 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:05 pm

Scott, How MANY plastic tubs?!.....and where do you put them all?....sigh...
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Postby siouxsie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:42 am

bernards66 wrote:Scott, How MANY plastic tubs?!.....and where do you put them all?....sigh...

They all fit easily in one 18 gal tub with room to spare, another for my razors and another for blades. I finally decided to get them organized in tubs and out of numerous cardboard boxes. I am also a little OC about keeping tabs on what I've got and quantities. Now when I have to search for a razor to answer a question for someone, it is a PITA, but it's okay.

I think (I live in hope) that I am done with the acquiring part now and can just enjoy what I have and some day whittle it down. The soaps and creams are the worst bit, because the blades and razors are mostly appreciating or at least holding their value as this hobby/lifestyle spreads.
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Postby Squire » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:33 pm

This thread is still kicking around? Alright, I have more than I need and less than I intend to acquire.
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Postby reggiano » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:10 pm


Harris Almond
Harris Lavender
Harris Arlington
Trumper's Coconut
Trumper's Rose (old)
Trumper's Violet (old)
Penhaligon's English Fern (old)
Vintage Yardley
Trufitt & Hill Luxury

Coate's Limited Edition
Coate's Rose
Coate's Sandalwood (tub and tube)
Coate's Almond
Coate's Lime
Trumper's Violet (old)
Harris Rose
Harris Almond (old tube)
Harris Lavender (old tube)
Fitjar Fjellheim
Fitjar Shea Pleasure
Green Pond Sandalwood
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Postby regboy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:59 pm

I can see that I don’t have it as bad as some of you. But I don’t think I’m too far behind.

Edwin Jagger Sandalwood
Speick Stick
Mitchell’s Wool Fat
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender Soap & Cream

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