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Your top 5 in shaving soaps and shaving creams.

The King

SU-Patron Gold
With the advent of many new shaving soap manufacturers, we are discovering new jewels of shaving soap all the time.

That's why my top 5 in shaving soaps and shaving creams looks completely different than many years ago.

With this in mind, everyone in the next few years will probably be posting here again. ;)

So although it's only a snapshot, I wonder what your current top 5 in shaving soaps is?

My top 5 looks like this:

Scheerzeep

1: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet
2: Kepkinh Magnolia
3: Jack Dean Shaving soap Tea Tree & Eucalyptus
4: Mama Bears Oakleaves & Acorns
5: Stirling Scots Pine Sheep

Scheercreme

1: Acqua di Parma
2: Castle Forbes 1445
3: Martin de Candre Agrumes
4: Meissner Indian Flavor
5: Sweyn Forkbeard Peppermint

Menthol scheerzeep

1: I Coloniali Mango oil
2: Mama Bears Awakenings
3: Stirling Glacial Margarita in the Artics
4: KShave Worx Frosen
5: The Sudsy Soapery Blizzard

Menthol scheercreme

1: Meissner Gentle Menthol
2: Meissner Mint Ice Menthol
3: Lea Classic
4: Prep
5: Godrej Menthol tube
 

maranatha

Well-Known Member
Unfortunately, this list changes every 3-4 months. Sometimes only in a few points, but sometimes very extensive. As in the last six months. In December 2018 I started to shave with the straight razors and since then there is not a single shave with a safety razor. And I notice that the ranking of soaps and creams has changed completely in part because the requirements for a soap or cream on the knife are even higher. Here are my current Top Five in unspecified order. But I'll probably stop by and make a few changes here.

Soaps:
  • Klar
  • Tabac
  • Wickham 1912
  • Mystic Water
  • Declaration Grooming

Cremes:
  • Castle Forbes
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street
  • D. R. Harris
  • Truefitt & Hill
  • Speick
 

Onno

SU-Patron
Really @The King , is the Penhaligon BB soap that good. Do you mean the soap and not the cream (read reply of @Snuff ).

Is this high score for the odeur or other soap qualities as well?
 

The King

SU-Patron Gold
Martin de Candre Agrumes

I’m no expert but isn’t this a soap (and a hard one at that) instead of a cream?

Oooh there's my so carefully built reputation as shaving soap king in ruins. :auslachen1

You're absolutely right, the MDC Agrumes is on the wrong list.

Really @The King , is the Penhaligon BB soap that good. Do you mean the soap and not the cream (read reply of @Snuff ).

Is this high score for the odeur or other soap qualities as well?

The shaving cream has recently gone up and this was the first shave with the shaving soap.

The smell is a bit milder than that of the cream but for me it remains the most beautiful scent that is available in shaving soap or cream.

The shaving soap is of very good quality and because this was the first time I used it I did not pre-shave applied. But the skin was covered with a full fat high quality foam which has good shaving properties and care.
 

dajd94

SU-Patron
I am not realy a fan of creames anymore. Soaps are my clear preference. However, I owe Some realy good creams. My top 5 for soaps and creams are based on a combination of scent and performance.

Soaps
1. Saponificio Varesino Cubebe
2. Ariana & Evans Platinum Barbershop
3. Stirling Mountain Man
4. Barrister & Man Le Grand Chypre
5. Saponificio Varesino Manna di Sicilia

Honorable mention: Australian Private Reserve Mycroft. The performance is excellent, but the scent is not my favorite.

Creams
1. Castle Forbes 1445
2. Castle Forbes Lavender
3. Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet
4. St. James of London Lavender & Geranium
5. Castle Forbes Cedarwood & Sandalwood.
 

The King

SU-Patron Gold
Now that Snuffie, as a true detective, had discovered a serious mix-up in my list, only humility fits me and the duty to fix it.:blush :oops:

So here are the recovered lists.

Shaving soap.

1: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet
2: Kepkinh Magnolia
3: Martin de Candre Agrumes
4: Jack Dean Shaving soap Tea Tree & Eucalyptus
5: Mama Bears Oakleaves & Acorns

Shaving cream.

1: Acqua di Parma
2: Castle Forbes 1445
3: Meissner Indian Flavor
4: Sweyn Forkbeard Peppermint
5: Saponoficio Bignoli Galliate Violetta di Parma
 

Wilco Roos

Well-Known Member
  1. Stirling - Varen
  2. Noble Otter - Monarch
  3. Stirling - Margaritas in the Arctic
  4. Martin de Candre Agrumes
  5. Phoenix and Beau - Albion
I dislike crème shaving products except as a pre-shave, and i like menthol in soap, but it is not a must have when you look at my list. As an unfriendly :modboese member called me an amateur, ill keep it at this :flucht1
 

scratchy_count

SU-Patron
Uh thats a tough one. I'm pretty sure that after writing this list it might already be outdated o_O
But I'll give it a try:

Soaps:
  • Klar Lemongrass
  • Calani Oriental Plum (and others)
  • Asylum Old Virginia
  • Le Pere Lucien Cedre Patchouli
  • Phoenix Harvest Moon
Creams:
  • St. James of London Bergamot and Sandalwood
  • D.R. Harris Marlborough / Arlington
  • Speick
  • Musgo Real
  • RazoRock the Dead Sea (although my wife really doesn't like the smell :()
 

maranatha

Well-Known Member
There is a newcomer for me to the soaps. This has played in the shortest time in the top five. As I said, it can change something in this thread weekly with me.

Soaps:
  • Klar
  • Tabac
  • Wickham 1912
  • Mystic Water
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Dr. Dittmar Spezial Rasierseife

Cremes:
  • Castle Forbes
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street
  • D. R. Harris
  • Truefitt & Hill
  • Speick
So I have six soaps in the Top-Five! :rolleyes:
 

Yehuda D

Well-Known Member
If I get started I’ll be here all day!

Just kidding - here are five of my favorite soaps:

1. Stirling Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo
2. Stirling Glacial Wintergreen
3. Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill
4. Bundubeard Kameelperd’s Kick
5. Bundubeard Rooibos

Now five of my favorite creams:

1. Palmolive Menthol
2. Lea Menthol
3. Gada Cool Mint
4. Florena
5. Hamol (A Syrian barbershop cream)

Yehuda
 

shadowman12

Well-Known Member
My top 5 for soaps is as follows (currently I don't use creams)
1.Saponificio Varesino Cubebe
2.Saponifcio Varesino 70th Anniversary
3.Saponificio Varesino Opuntia
4.Noble Otter The Noir et Vanille
5.Wickham Apricus

Yes, I'm a big SV fan ;)
 

Moods

Member
My top 5 changes regularly, but at the moment I would say:

Soaps:
1. Uncle Jon's Menthol Soap
2. Blackship Grooming Shiver Me Timbers
3. Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic (Glacial)
4. Chiseled Face Cryogen (the scent not so much, but the post shave feeling, just WOW!
5. Caties's Bubbles Waterlyptus

Creams:
1. TOBS Peppermint
2. LEA Classic
3. Godrej Cinthol
4. Headblade Headslick
5. Palmolive Menthol
 

Onno

SU-Patron
1 Martin de Candre Rose
2 Saponificio Varesino 70 th anniversaire
3 Stirling Varen
4 Martin de Candre Agrumes
5 Barrister & Mann glissant Lime, Lavander and Cedarwood

creams
Simpson sandelwood
Simpson rose and Vanilla
Castle Forbes Lavender
Simpson Lavender&Veviter
Meissner Tremonia Salty Sage paste

The New Formula of Simpson is excellent!
 
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