OLAY Ultra Moisture with shea butter....epic. smells divine
Thread: Your Favorite Soap and Why
What is your favorite soap and why ?
Many years ago I got a bar of Gran Valor at an airport and as far as the scent was considered it was magnificent ! I tried to get more of it and couldn't find it anywhere.
I now use a soap with neem oil in it and it tends to give me more sillage and longevity. I have come to the conclusion that, for me, the extra oil will give me a little more longevity with frags that are frustratingly short lived on my skin. The one I use now is by Mountain Sky and is called Kali Spice.
For soaps, I look for a good scent that won't interfere with the frag I will be wearing and some moisturizers for better sillage and longevity.
Some soaps are so exquisite that they serve as my frag of the day. I luv when I have to reply.. "Oh that's not a cologne that's my soap". It would be great to hear about some soaps in this category.. so good that they could be your frag for the day. I used Aqua di Gio after shave balm as my frag at times and liked it. I don't know if its as concentrated as it used to be.
OLAY Ultra Moisture with shea butter....epic. smells divine
Prada: Infusion d'Homme Shower Gel
L'Occitane: Eau de Bavx Shower Gel
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Caswell & Massey's Almond Aloe Soap...lathers well, good moisturizing elements and doesn't interfere with my post-shower fragrances.
Dove Sensitive Skin, because I have very dry skin.
Irish Spring, although I'm liking the Old Spice bodywash I've been using lately.
Last edited by socalwoman; 22nd November 2011 at 04:05 PM.
Irish Spring & Coast for me. (Love that clean, green smell). I guess that's why I love Mugler Cologne & Creed Original Vetiver so much.
Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille bar soap. It's a fine rendition of the classic EdC. You will love it. Relatively inexpensive. Beautiful packaging. The scent lasts til the last chip of the bar is left. Goes well with almost any fragrance that follows. Rumored to be the soap of Great Britain's royal family. So when I shower with it in the morning I hum a cheery tune and say, "Ha ha, I'm Prince Charles." It really cheers me up. Great bang for the buck. Can't recommend it highly enough to my BN buddies. The other R&G bar soaps are good, too, but Extra Vieille is the one that blows 'em all away. Only complaint: can't find it in the large, bath-size bars anymore. Available only in the hand soap size. No worries though, I still love it to pieces.
And of course you should finish it off with a spray or two of the amazing EdC.
Yardley London - English Lavander from the dollar store. It smell sooo good on my skin and its cheap ($1 CAN/ bar of soap).
I use Satsuma orange shower gel from The Body Shop. I just love the way it smells first thing in the morning.
Infusion d'homme - shower gel and soap
Agua Lavanda - shower gel
Dove unscented and a few other body washes
I've always been a fan of Irish Spring, but lately I've fallen for Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel. It smells a lot like Coty Musk for Men with a bit of a medicinal/minty finish
Dei Colli Florentini Cipresso --cypress soap.
I get mine at the nearest Merz Hypothecary, $10 for an 8.8oz bar. Very nice for this leather chypre fan...and, with use, keeps strong scent cloud pretty much limited to the immediate surrounds of the bath. Don't drop this big boy on a toe!
This one is triple milled, good for your skin and its got a clean fresh scent.
Vetiver Cedar Soap http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/103
It has some citrus notes as well.
PS Lots of good ones to try. Can't wait !
Last edited by Ricardoh; 15th November 2011 at 01:55 AM.
Vetiver & Juniperberry (Crabtree & Evelyn) brilliant stuff.
Tobacco Toscana (Santa Maria Novella)
Hand / Face:
Habit Rouge (Guerlain) Just excellent, lasts forever and the scent fills the bathroom.
Uomo (Lorenzo Villoresi)
The 'Milk' One (L'Occitane - they're all good)
If you can find this Crabtree & Evelyn grab it - not available here anymore:
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Dove - scent, skin tolerability, moisturizing effect
Nesti Dante - again the scent, as well natural ingredients, luxurious packaging & presentation, great diversity
Best bar soap matched to scent I've run into is Habit Rouge. Tough to find anymore.
Best shower gel matched to scent, Infusion d'Homme.
Best generic soap - Cussons Imperial Leather
Best cleansing soap- Zirh Body Bar
I don't think I'm OCD, but I have a real thing for soaps.
Last edited by StylinLA; 17th November 2011 at 02:52 PM.
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I got some plain old lavender scented shea butter soap bars from Whole Foods the other day. 3 for $5. And they are fantastic
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Bath Soap. It leaves you squeaky clean and the fragrance is crisp, citrusy and a bit floral mixed with the classic bar soap smell. Now that it's almost gone, I'm split between buying another or trying something else.
At the moment I'm enjoying the Nesti Dante Chic Animalier range. These look and feel luxurious, and the fragrance is fabulous. My favourite is Bronze Leopard.
When I'm in a rustic/minimalist phase I often use traditional Savon D'Alep for washing, shampooing, and shaving (you get used to the smell). Lovely soft shave, and seems to add body when shampooing.
But most of the time I stick with the ever dependable and inexpensive Imperial Leather - nice smell, good lather, and cheap.
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Last edited by Ricardoh; 29th November 2011 at 09:11 PM.
Baxter of California Italian Lime and Bergamont bars
I love the scent, it's a light summer scent with a masculine spice to it. Leaves me feeling really clean