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    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.

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    OLAY Ultra Moisture with shea butter....epic. smells divine

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    Prada: Infusion d'Homme Shower Gel
    L'Occitane: Eau de Bavx Shower Gel
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Cussons Imperial Leather. It smells nice.

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    Caswell & Massey's Almond Aloe Soap...lathers well, good moisturizing elements and doesn't interfere with my post-shower fragrances.

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    Dove Sensitive Skin, because I have very dry skin.

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    Irish Spring, although I'm liking the Old Spice bodywash I've been using lately.
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    Irish Spring & Coast for me. (Love that clean, green smell). I guess that's why I love Mugler Cologne & Creed Original Vetiver so much.
    Currently wearing: AB Spirit Silver by Lomani

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    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.

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    Yardley London - English Lavander from the dollar store. It smell sooo good on my skin and its cheap ($1 CAN/ bar of soap).

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    I use Satsuma orange shower gel from The Body Shop. I just love the way it smells first thing in the morning.

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    Infusion d'homme - shower gel and soap

    Agua Lavanda - shower gel

    Dove unscented and a few other body washes

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    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

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    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!

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    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 !
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    Olay Mandarine

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    This Shea Butter soap from L'Occitane. But the limited edition one from Mali. Contains 70% shea butter.
    for swap/sale:



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    Shower:

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Tobacco Toscana (Santa Maria Novella)
    I'll have to check this one out - sounds interesting.

    Daily use: Taylors of Old Bond St. Sandalwood soap bars.
    Special use: Mitsouko soap bars.

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    Dove - scent, skin tolerability, moisturizing effect
    Nesti Dante - again the scent, as well natural ingredients, luxurious packaging & presentation, great diversity

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    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.
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    Nesti Dante - again the scent, as well natural ingredients, luxurious packaging & presentation, great diversity
    +1. These are fab and not wildly expensive.
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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."

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhunbj View Post
    Yardley London - English Lavander from the dollar store. It smell sooo good on my skin and its cheap ($1 CAN/ bar of soap).
    I like that one, too, Good stuff - excellent value. Also very manly.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhunbj View Post
    Yardley London - English Lavander from the dollar store. It smell sooo good on my skin and its cheap ($1 CAN/ bar of soap).
    I picked some up. It moisturizes and smells fresh ( and good ). Unbelievable value at $1 Can. I bought one to try it.. I'll get several next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Dove Sensitive Skin, because I have very dry skin.
    +1 Dove Sensitive. Won't break me out when used on my face and is fragrance free so it won't interfere with my aftershave or cologne.

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    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

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