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    whats your favorite? I use Van Der Hagen's premium, it has a rich boozy berry and classic powdery shaving soap smell! its fantastic and shaves well too for a 4 dollar soap. I use it with my DE razor. Anyone else like to use shaving soaps/tubes as opposed to aerosols?

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    Nope...tbh I just use nivea for men.

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    This will probably be moved to the men's grooming forum....

    My favorite is Trumper's Eucris soap. In fact I can't wait to use up all my other stuff so I can get a new cake!

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    I'm also a fan of Van Der Hagen Premium. Best shave soap for the money. I tried Classic Shaving's soap and it doesn't lather well enough. I like Proraso's Eucalyptus shaving cream, Art of Shaving Sandalwood cream, and Taylor of Old Bond Street's Mr. Taylor shaving cream. The best shave I ever get with my Feather straight razor however, is from Shave Secret. No lie.
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    Proraso, Truefitt & Hill Limes, Taylor of Bonds Avocado, and the list goes on (but I'd be happy with just those three.)

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    I shave with a straight razor. Geo F. Trumper's Ajaccio Violets shaving soap is the one whose scent I most enjoy. It is always a pleasure to use. But in terms of the pure utility of good shaves, my favourite is Cella's Crema da Barba All'Olio di Mandorla. A tallow shaving soap, though the scent is a sort of uninteresting marzipan.
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    10dadeo - check out the shaving soap threads in the men's grooming forum.

    My favourite is Czech & Speake's Oxford and Cambridge. Pricey, but in terms of performance and scent is tops for me.
    Honourable mentions to D.R.Harris soaps (Arlington in particular) also.

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    I've been using Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender which I like a lot. Used to use Proraso tube at first, but I've been loving Santa Maria Novella and RazoRock XXX lately. Castle Forbes is hard to beat as well. I want to try Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp -- anyone use it yet?

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    Institute Karite

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    Valobra Shave Stick

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    No shaving soap user yet, but I am considering either the ones by Knize or by Crabtree&Evelyn
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    The shaving soap/cream that works the best for me is Proraso's Eucalyptus (I get a super-close shave, plus can lather up quickly!), but it's not my favorite scent-wise. I really like the scents from Trumpers!

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    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood here
    Nasomatto Black Afgano is my fave frag right now

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    There are a lot of good ones out there. Some quite expensive. On the lower cost side, I like:
    Ogallala
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    Irish Moos
    Tabac

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    Recently, one day that I had run out of my usual shaving foam, I used just a normal soap bar, just the cheapest, least fancy you can think of. And I never came back since, it's great for my thick beard.

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    I hear Mitchell's Wool Fat is amazing but have yet to try it. Very expensive but supposed to create slick lather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Old Water View Post
    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood here
    I generally use a cheapie, like Barbarsol, but had a sample of this and might treat myself to a bigger purchase.
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    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood here
    I have the cream. Smells incredible.

    Just bought Provence Sante Green Tea. Smells exactly like Trader Joes green tea body soap, exactly what I was looking for.

    Also bought Mitchell's wool fat. Will report back.

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    I've tried a bunch -- Mitchell's Wool Fat and Martin de Candre are my favorites. I like others but those two stand well above the field, for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Old Water View Post
    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood here
    A good one IMO.

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    £0.49 Palmolive shaving stick.

    I've had soaps that have cost 40 times more (!) but this little stick has knocked 'em all into a cocked hat.

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    Mitchells is good stuff. You might want to you tube some tips on how to lather it though. The puck is fairly hard and you have to hit just right. I've got some of the straight razor designs soap as well that I like. I mainly use cream TH Trafalgar and Castle Forbes are my fav right now.

    Has anyone tried any of the Creed shaving soaps?

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    In ruff order

    Martin De Candre
    Razo Rock Italian Artisan Limited Ed
    (Penhaligans, Truffitt and Hill, Taylor of old bond Street)
    DR Harris
    Straight razor designs

    I have about 30 soaps and about 37 creams...
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    Valobra Mentolado
    Valobra Regular
    Arko
    Tabac
    Irisch Moos
    Ogalalla Sandalwood

    I have many, but these are probably my most used.
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    DR Harris Arlington
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Cella
    Tabac
    Proraso
    Martin de Candre

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    Good lord How did I forget LaToja??? In the container not the stick. Different formula. Sadly now discontinued.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by str8shooter View Post
    Good lord How did I forget LaToja??? In the container not the stick. Different formula. Sadly now discontinued.....
    La Toja was better in the container than in the stick?
    The stick has such magnificent lather I find it difficult to fathom that there could have been a better version.
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    Funnily enough, I've been solely using the stick for the last week or so. It's excellent stuff! It's interesting that it seems to prefer my loftier horsehair brush to my silvertip badger. That Vie Long's a real winner at the moment.

    On a more topical note, I need to stop purchasing soaps. I've got 3 in rotation at the moment (Proraso green, GFT Limes cream and the La Toja stick) and must resist the urge of opening what's already in stock (Cella, MWF, Proraso white and Palmolive sticks). It's hard because this lady is definitely turning my head at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    La Toja was better in the container than in the stick?
    The stick has such magnificent lather I find it difficult to fathom that there could have been a better version.
    Cheers,
    Renato
    Very much so!!!!
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