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#1
Hey Guys I hope Xmas and New year treated you right and your ready for a new year of shaving greatness and I hoping you can help me start mine off.

I have been very fortunate that I have been able to try a great deal of Shaving Soaps from all over. I pride myself in being able to answer many questions from people here and other forums in regards to soaps, particularly those from artisans. However there is also a great deal I have not tried and I am now abit more limited to how much I can buy as buying a house is imminent. For this reason I have come up with a simple way to enjoy a range of new soaps, afford it and still enjoy this hobby and be able to answer your questions.

I am going to limit myself to one new artisan per month, for the remaining months of 2016. I can buy a maximum of two soaps from that artisan. So far this is how it is going to work:

February - Shaver Heaven
March - Shannon's
April - Tim's
May - Jabonman
June - Country Club
July - Lebelle
August - Beaver Woodwright
September - Sapone Di Paolo
October - TBD
November - TBD
December - TBD

I know what your thinking, that is a lot of soaps. Well for me this is control!

I am surprised I have not got round to trying some of these artisans. I am looking for your opinion on any I may have missed or soap suggestions for those I have mentioned. I tend to enjoy sweet or citrus based scents.

I know your not going to know what I have tried but there is to many to list them but here is a few of the obvious ones that may come up:
CRSW, MLSW, B&M, Reef Point, Dr Jons, CB, Deluxe, Dapper Dragon, Haslinger, SV, SC, Maggards, TTF, Strop Shoppe and more.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and best wishes for the new year.
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
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#2

Member
Austin, TX
Nice roadmap Oli! I will give it some more thought but some that jump out to me are:

WSP soaps. Lee puts out a solid product with some interesting scents.

Soap Smooth, Wholly Kaw and Chiseled Face others for consideration.

I'd be interested to hear a non-biased review of Meissner product(s) too. Very passionate users.

So many soaps, so little time. Congrats on the house too.
Kevin
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#3

Soap Slinger
Burnsville, MN
If you don't have any yet, you should definitely get Bufflehead.
#4

Member
Ontario
Try some Mama Bear's! Smile One of the first soaps I owned and I still enjoy them even if I don't use them as often any more. Dragon's Blood and Vanilla Sandalwood are my two choices Smile
#5
Kevin, thanks, I have tried Soap Smooth and Chiseled Face but Wholly Kaw and WSP is a good shout.

Eric, Bufflehead is also a good suggestion.

They will take up my remaining three spots for the time being.

Shawn, I have tried Mama Bears, thank you though.
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
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(This post was last modified: 01-04-2016, 11:27 PM by Hobbyist.)
I can vouch for Tim's but I like the original line's lather better. I thought the Green Label was as good but lately I noticed it is a little more difficult to lather.

Have you tried Tabula Rasa yet? If not you may want to add if to your list. It's an excellent soft soap with a very fluffy texture. I've never seen anything like it actually but it is very good and provided a great post shave.
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#7
Kevin, it's interest you say this.

"be interested to hear a non-biased review of Meissner product(s) too. Very passionate users."

I have not tried Miessner but for some reason I do not really want to. I have read reviews gal or on this soap and some people scream and shout and then there are a few that say it's terrible. I think there is something I just find unattractive about it.
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
#8

Member
Austin, TX
(01-04-2016, 09:22 PM)WindsorCitrus Wrote: Kevin, it's interest you say this.

"be interested to hear a non-biased review of Meissner product(s) too. Very passionate users."

I have not tried Miessner but for some reason I do not really want to. I have read reviews gal or on this soap and some people scream and shout and then there are a few that say it's terrible. I think there is something I just find unattractive about it.
For some reason I am in the same boat...

I trust you and your reviews, we seem to share similar taste but even if you found it positive for some reason I am not that enthused with trying them.

Of the others in your hit list I am very interested in your thoughts as there are many I have not tried yet. But will Smile
Kevin
#9
Hobbyist, thanks for your feedback I will take that into consideration when grabbing some Tims soaps. I have tried Tabula Rasa and like it but not a favourite unfortunately.

Kevin, we do seem to, I only tend to like the best Wink

I would say that my favourites so far tend to be soaps that rarely get a bad review.
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
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#10

The People's Champ
Dallas, Texas
if you havent tried Tabula Rasa it might be a good one to put on the list, Its different from any soap or cream i have used. Country Club I'd recommend yacht club or grapefruit.
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