DR Harris Almond Soap

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RazorRamone
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DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by RazorRamone » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:26 pm

Year after year of trying various soaps, I simply can't buy a better performing soap than DRH Almond.

I find even the vintage shaving soaps like Yardley and Pens English Fern are not quite on par.

Anybody else here have the same appreciation of this soap?

RR

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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by Steve » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:35 am

Well, I prefer the new DRH Sandalwood scent but I do think it is one of the best performing English soaps. I think Pre de Provence is on par or maybe even a slightly better performer but no Sandalwood scent.

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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by Squire » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:17 pm

Harris Almond is first rate stuff. Others may be as good but there are none better.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by jww » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:54 pm

I do like Harris soaps in general -- find the almond scent a bit different from the other almonds I have used --- but it's a great performer nonetheless.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by EL Alamein » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:55 pm

Reached for the Harris Lavender last week and it was excellent. Like others have said other soaps are par but none are better. It's just top notch on performance and only preference in other categories is going to mitigate that IMHO.

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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by John Parker » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:26 pm

I have added several of the new artisan soaps to my arsenal, notably Cold River Soap Works and Barrister & Mann. Both are truly excellent. Still look forward to my D.R. Harris Almond and Lavender.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by Nitrox » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:27 pm

Harris soaps are number one in my opinion.
I still long for a Rose scented one though.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by brothers » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:24 pm

There was a time when I thought I could learn to enjoy the scent of the Almond, but it wasn't meant to be. I just liked Marlborough best of all, even though I have hard water and it took more soap to get the rich abundant lather I prefer. Then along came Sandalwood, which is the DRH soap I prefer above them all, but Marlborough is just fine. I have been thinking I might get a tub of Sandalwood cream because I like the firm consistency and strength of scent that the DRH tubs represent. Might decide I prefer that to the soap. One never knows.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by John Parker » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:36 am

brothers wrote:There was a time when I thought I could learn to enjoy the scent of the Almond, but it wasn't meant to be. I just liked Marlborough best of all, even though I have hard water and it took more soap to get the rich abundant lather I prefer. Then along came Sandalwood, which is the DRH soap I prefer above them all, but Marlborough is just fine. I have been thinking I might get a tub of Sandalwood cream because I like the firm consistency and strength of scent that the DRH tubs represent. Might decide I prefer that to the soap. One never knows.
And then there is the variety found in switching back and forth.
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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by Scrum » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:49 pm

I have to agree. I have 3 soaps on the go and the D.R, Harris is the best.

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Re: DR Harris Almond Soap

Post by RazorRamone » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:40 pm

Good to see others' appreciation of DRH soap.

I have tried too many soaps than I care to admit. I have become like several of the long term members on the forum. I now use only a couple of soaps that I really like with the rest of my collection rarely used.

DR Harris Almond, a Tulip T3, my Canadian Rocket with a Bolzano blade and an application of Trumpers Wild Fern have become my primary shaving tools.

No more desire to try new products...

Cheers,

RR

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