Which shaving soaps/creams do you want to try?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by OceanBreeze, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    I tried the Palmolive shave cream, partly because Fleming has Bond using it in From Russia With Love, but it got used up pretty quickly and wasn't that great. While I'm tempted to try another TOBS cream, the sandalwood works pretty darn well.
     
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  2. Michael R.

    Michael R. Call Me a Cab

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    Paul , I love a bunch of TOBS creams , and Aftershaves , and Colognes , but I've receive more compliments from the ladies for TOBS Jermyn St by far , Its great . Get the Cologne , too . I can tell you about most , St James is the thickest cream I've ever seen , Lemon and Limes is Great , and Eton College is a good citrus scent .
     
  3. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    At the end of the day, that's the desired result, right? That it works, clean, smooth shave without flaying oneself. If it feels nice and smells nice when I'm done, success!
     
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  4. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    I rotate old school favorite soaps:

    -Mitchell's Wool Fat
    -Haslinger Schafmilch w/ Sheep Milk and Lanolin
    - D.R. Harris Arlington
    - D.R. Harris Almond
    - Tabac
     
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  5. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    TOBS Lemon & Lime
    Poraso Green (Agree that the aftershave is great too)
    Stirling Soaps - I have quite a few but I really like their Lime, Bergamot Lavender and Coniferous soaps. Their aftershaves are very good too, I like adding a few drops of Texas On Fire in with my Old Spice. Their Bay Rum is quite nice.
    Mama Bear makes good soaps too. I like their glycerin & EO based Lime.

    As for my razor it is a 60's Super Speed and I use Astra Platinum or Derby blades
     
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  6. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    Well, I mustered up my courage last night and utilized the double edged safety razor.
    I used the Lather & Wood pre-shave oil, three little squirts. I changed mugs to a wider version, and even the Williams Shave Soap now lathers nice and fully. So I used that.
    The safety razor is a Perfecto, it came in a set with the brush and stand. I'm told on Badger & Blade that it's a nice introductory blade. I loaded it with a Wilkinson Sword blade, and simply worked carefully. This blade seems forgiving, as I caught myself applying too much pressure, but no real injuries.

    All-in-all, a good experience.
    Nivea After-Shave Balm to finish is a nice product, too. I like the classic "soap" scent of both the Williams and the Nivea.
     
  7. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Congratulations. The trick, as I was told here and by Lee of Lee's Razors when I bought my Merkur from him, is not to press hard. Pressure is how the multi-blade cartridge razors work -- but that's completely wrong for the double-edge safety razor. Light passes, they tell me, and they're right. You don't have to shave all the undergrowth off in one pass.

    Michael R., I intend to try the TOBS Jermyn St. cream soon.
     
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  8. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    I'm still fighting the urge to press hard, otherwise, I'm really feeling good about this.

    Got an Edwin Jagger DE89L, this week, I put a Feather Stainless Steel blade in it, and I've done well with it, so far.
    Proraso Red pre-shave and shave cream a couple nights ago, and the Lather&Wood pre-shave oil and sandalwood shave soap/cream last night. Three pass shave, still trying to find the best way to get BBS on my neck, but that may never happen. Quite satisfied, though. This is an enjoyable adventure.
     
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  9. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    The EJ DE89 is a mild razor, and the Feather blade is super sharp, making for a fine combo, if it suits you. I mostly use Astra blades (middle of the road).
     
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  10. Lone_Ranger

    Lone_Ranger Practically Family

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    My standard is Haslinger soaps. I like the sandalwood, sheep's milk, and sage. Great lather and the scents are mild.

    Though I keep thinking about trying a Bay Rum??
     
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