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(This post was last modified: 07-28-2016, 05:08 PM by grim.)
I know there is a "what do you use today" thread and a SOTD with Pix. That's cool. This is a bit different.

What is your Summer, 2016 rotation?  Inquiring minds want to know. Or do use the same thing, day after day after day?

In the Hot, Summer days I've been rotating through, in no particular order:

A. MDC Lavender

B. Klar Sport, and

C. MWS Violet

With a bit of GFT Rose once in a while

The MDC lathers in a blink of an eye and is routinely and mundanely (in a good mundane way), excellent and lightly scented.

The Klar Sport consistently gives me the closest shaves (IMO the best cushion) and lasts forever. I might never has to rebuy it.

The MWS Violet is like a  longtime, and old friend. I reach for it for that superb after shave face feel with a summer violet scent

And the GFT Rose? What''s summer without the scent of roses? And GFT knows its scents in a most excellent way.

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#2
I will use a bit of everything I have, mainly because in the UK the weather is so random it can be hot in the morning and freezing at night.

But most often or not I will use scents based on the time of year.

The ones getting the most use right now.
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Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
#3

Member
Austin, TX
Interesting thread...

I rarely plan ahead on which soaps that I will use and typically just go with the mood.

Having said that, the mood has been very citrus and menthol forward thus far for the summer and some come to mind:

Arctique
Lime, Ice, Sage
Citra Royale
Latha Limon
Tim's Busta's Blend
Stirling MITA [Orange Chill on the way!]
Don Marco

Tallow + Steel Grog has and will get a lot of play this summer too.

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Kevin
#4

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
My regular rotation all year:

Ralph Lauren Safari shaving soap (tallow)
Acqua di Parma Colonia croap + AdP Colonia shaving cream
Old Spice shaving soap (tallow) + Old Spice Original shaving cream
Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap + Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream (vintage)
AoS Sandalwood shaving soap (tallow) + C. Salter Indian Sandalwood shaving cream
RazoRock XXX LE 'hard' shaving soap (tallow)
Floris Elite shaving soap (tallow)
D.R. Harris Almond shaving soap + C&E Sweet Almond Oil shaving cream (vintage)
Roger & Gallet L'Homme shaving soap (tallow)
Penhaligon's English Fern shaving soap (tallow)
Avon shaving soap (tallow) + Avon Wild Country shaving cream (vintage)
Floris Verbena shaving soap (tallow)
Dapper Dragon Egyptian Musk shaving soap (tallow)
Williams Rose shaving soap (tallow) + C. Salter Wild Rose shaving cream or Williams Golden Yellow shaving cream
Boellis Panama 1924 shaving soap
Floris No. 89 shaving soap (tallow) + Floris No. 89 shaving cream
Harrods Cologne (Floris) shaving soap (tallow)
XPEC Unscented shaving cream (original version) + a few drops of Creed Original Santal EdT
Penhaligon's Lords shaving soap (tallow)
Colgate Barber shaving soap (tallow)
Aramis JHL shaving soap (tallow) + Aramis JHL shaving cream (vintage)
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouqet shaving soap (tallow) + Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream

And perhaps one of the Pecksniff's shaving soaps substituting now and then.
John
#5

Member
Austin, TX
(07-28-2016, 04:55 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: And perhaps one of the Pecksniff's shaving soaps substituting now and then.
We've been using Pecksniff's Grapefruit Citron hand soap in the kitchen.

If they made or make a shave soap in the same scent, I'd buy a case of it!

Do they currently make shave products?
Kevin
#6
(07-28-2016, 04:55 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: My regular rotation all year:

Ralph Lauren Safari shaving soap (tallow)                                
Acqua di Parma Colonia croap + AdP Colonia shaving cream              
Old Spice shaving soap (tallow) + Old Spice Original shaving cream          
Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap + Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream (vintage)    
AoS Sandalwood shaving soap (tallow) + C. Salter Indian Sandalwood shaving cream  
RazoRock XXX LE 'hard' shaving soap (tallow)    
Floris Elite shaving soap (tallow)                            
D.R. Harris Almond shaving soap + C&E Sweet Almond Oil shaving cream (vintage)  
Roger & Gallet L'Homme shaving soap (tallow)
Penhaligon's English Fern shaving soap (tallow)  
Avon shaving soap (tallow) + Avon Wild Country shaving cream (vintage)
Floris Verbena shaving soap (tallow)  
Dapper Dragon Egyptian Musk shaving soap (tallow)  
Williams Rose shaving soap (tallow) + C. Salter Wild Rose shaving cream or Williams Golden Yellow shaving cream
Boellis Panama 1924 shaving soap  
Floris No. 89 shaving soap (tallow) + Floris No. 89 shaving cream
Harrods Cologne (Floris) shaving soap (tallow)
XPEC Unscented shaving cream (original version) + a few drops of Creed Original Santal EdT    
Penhaligon's Lords shaving soap (tallow)
Colgate Barber shaving soap (tallow)  
Aramis JHL shaving soap (tallow) + Aramis JHL shaving cream (vintage)    
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouqet shaving soap (tallow) + Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream  

And perhaps one of the Pecksniff's shaving soaps substituting now and then.

Now That's interesting.

I just felt that Summer Time and the heat - and its in the high 90s feeling like 110 since mid-July, means different scent,

Winter would be more Old Spice, darker type scents while summer more florals, light, green stuff, mentholated ...

This will be interesting to see

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(This post was last modified: 07-28-2016, 05:23 PM by SCShaver.)
My Summer rotation includes soaps I like in the spring as well:

Barrister & Mann Adagio
Barrister & Mann Cologne Russe
Barrister & Mann Latha Limon
Barrister & Mann Latha Aqua
Barrister & Mann Latha Le Petit Chypre
Reef Point Earl Grey and Ginger
Reef Point Admiralty
Reef Point Classic Barbershop
Strop Shoppe Barbershop
DR Harris Windsor
Saint James of London Black Pepper and Lime
Saint James of London Mandarin and Patchouli
Cella
Saponoficio Varesino Felce Aromatica
Wet Shaving Products Gaelic Tweed
Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn
Wet Shaving Products Citrus Blast
Wholly Kaw Lav Sublime
Wholly Kaw Jamestown Gentleman
The Shaving Shop Springtime in Paris
The Shaving Shop Acqua di Florida
Sapone di Paolo Agrume
#8
Nuavia Verde
OSP bay rum
P&B Albion
Tabac
Sir Irisch Moos
C&S Oxford/Cambridge
MW bay rum
MDC Unscented

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#9
I also don't vary my soaps depending on the seasons.
One reason being I only have approximately 16 scents and the other is that I couldn't wait months to try most of my favourite scents. I have a difficult time as it is waiting for scents to come up in the rotation, after only two weeks. Big Grin

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Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
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Member
Cincinnati. Ohio
Biotique Bio Palmyra
Esbjerg Grapefruit
Godrej Menthol Mist
Catie’s Bubbles Barnegat Bay
RazoRock P.160 Special
Sapone Di Paolo Agrume
Saponificio Varesino Felce Aromatica
TOBS Rose
The Shaving Shop Poivre Rosé
D.R. Harris Arlington
Italian Barber Amici

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John


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