A commonly asked question in wet shaving is "If you could only take one scent to a desert island or use for the rest of your life, what would it be?" Which is always great fun and we usually all have our favourites.

I would like to hear your answers to a variation on this, "If you where given one brands full set of soap scents to use solely for the rest of your life what would it be?"

I ask this because a friend asked me this question recently and I actually struggled. I love Barrister and Mann but some of their scents are a bit dodgy to me so I wouldn't choose them. I love Dapper Dragon for performance, but I prefer my custom scents to the majority of the main range and they don't really count. So what brand could I use forever and not get bored?!

I settled on Cold River as I like nearly every single scent.

What would you choose?
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.

Out of the brands I've tried, I'm going to have to go with Barrister and Mann or Mystic Water. I'm probably basing a lot of this on performance and post-shave feel, but I love their scents as well. For me, it's gotta be something with tallow. Shea Butter and lanolin are nice too, but optional I guess.
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(This post was last modified: 10-18-2015, 12:43 AM by brucered.)
For a single soap, I'd take Haslinger Coconut, even on a desert island surrounded by Coconuts.

For a full line, I'd also take Haslinger, as it's my #1 performer. The scents are mild and they have enough variety to keep my happy.

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Barrister and Mann for me. Performance is outstanding and Will is always coming up with new, unique scent profiles. I have 25 of B&M soaps and will continue to buy them as he releases new ones.
Cold River is a close 2nd place. I love the scents and performance of Larry's soaps.

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I am going with Mike's, but if the question weren't about scents, I have to say vintage Williams.
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Pannacrema for me. Namaste, Rossa, Ebano, Blu, Nostalgia, San Francesco... I can't decide. All the scents are great and the performance is one of the best.
With what I have tried I would have to say Caties Bubbles. I would rather pick about 5-6 brands.

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For me it would be Barrister & Mann. Not only for the top notch performance, but the scents go from super complex (Leviathan, Cologne Russe, and Lavanille) to versatile and simply great (Lavanda, Rhapsody, and Solarion).

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Soap Commander for me. I've only tried three scents and didn't really like one of them but they have a lot of scents and I'm sure I'd like at least half of them. Plus, I'd get a new one every three months.
(This post was last modified: 10-19-2015, 03:19 PM by brothers.)
Penhaligons. Or Tim's soaps. It takes a lot of talent to create complex and memorable scents for public consumption, that people gladly pay money to experience.
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