Top End soaps

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Re: Top End soaps

Postby shiomoto » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:16 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:Currently, I have my eye on Taylor Of Old Bond Street creams, as well as Edwin Jagger Soaps. I think these two offer good performance at very nice price point.

Nothing can go wrong with TOBS creams :thumbup:
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Re: Top End soaps

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:16 pm

shiomoto wrote:
RiverValleyTrading wrote:Currently, I have my eye on Taylor Of Old Bond Street creams, as well as Edwin Jagger Soaps. I think these two offer good performance at very nice price point.

Nothing can go wrong with TOBS creams :thumbup:

Thanks Shiomoto!

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Re: Top End soaps

Postby JHBBlade » Mon May 02, 2016 12:45 pm

I have the EJ Lime and Pomegranate it is not a BD cream, I just am not a fan of their sweet factory interpretation of lime. TOBS sandalwood is a much better soap, and better value IMHO. The lime TOBS is on my watch list.

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Re: Top End soaps

Postby deepsouth » Mon May 02, 2016 11:30 pm

Any word on the lpl?

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Re: Top End soaps

Postby JAYDEE » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:32 am

Here I go again with my big mouth, please forgive me:

These “high end” soaps are bulllshit. Bullshit with a capital B. I walked out of a specialty store one day when I found out I had to spend 120,00$ on a LPL soap. I saw a puck of Kent soap which I believe is MWF renamed, which was selling for 45,00$ with no container - nothing. To me the only two soaps selling for twenty bucks or more that I would buy again are these:

Gold-Dachs Spezial. Made in Germany.

Rockwell Barbershop. Made in Canada.

Anything else above that price point for ME is money thrown out. Check out these two soaps I mentioned. :)
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Re: Top End soaps

Postby admin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am

JAYDEE wrote:Here I go again with my big mouth, please forgive me:

These “high end” soaps are bulllshit. Bullshit with a capital B. I walked out of a specialty store one day when I found out I had to spend 120,00$ on a LPL soap. I saw a puck of Kent soap which I believe is MWF renamed, which was selling for 45,00$ with no container - nothing. To me the only two soaps selling for twenty bucks or more that I would buy again are these:

Gold-Dachs Spezial. Made in Germany.

Rockwell Barbershop. Made in Canada.

Anything else above that price point for ME is money thrown out. Check out these two soaps I mentioned. :)


As the saying goes YMMV sir :thumbup:
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Re: Top End soaps

Postby deepsouth » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:03 am

Yeah, I was mad keen to get some top tier soaps a while back. I've changed my mind though, I get great shaves with what I have. I can't image how much better a $100/$200 soap could be? My soap cache isn't ostentatious and I've purged what I don't like.
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Re: Top End soaps

Postby JAYDEE » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:16 pm

admin wrote:
JAYDEE wrote:Here I go again with my big mouth, please forgive me:

These “high end” soaps are bulllshit. Bullshit with a capital B. I walked out of a specialty store one day when I found out I had to spend 120,00$ on a LPL soap. I saw a puck of Kent soap which I believe is MWF renamed, which was selling for 45,00$ with no container - nothing. To me the only two soaps selling for twenty bucks or more that I would buy again are these:

Gold-Dachs Spezial. Made in Germany.

Rockwell Barbershop. Made in Canada.

Anything else above that price point for ME is money thrown out. Check out these two soaps I mentioned. :)


As the saying goes YMMV sir :thumbup:


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Re: Top End soaps

Postby JAYDEE » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:09 am

deepsouth wrote:Yeah, I was mad keen to get some top tier soaps a while back. I've changed my mind though, I get great shaves with what I have. I can't image how much better a $100/$200 soap could be? My soap cache isn't ostentatious and I've purged what I don't like.


I’ll tell you some other soaps I consider high end:

RVT
Bundubeard
Simply Bee
Tabac
Stirling
Soap Smooth

If anyone I didn’t know offered me any of these L’Occitane, LPL, MDC or whatever, he’d better be prepared to drop the prices WAY down if he’d want me to buy them. I will NOT pay more than twenty bucks for a shaving soap.
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Re: Top End soaps

Postby ShavingB » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:36 am

JAYDEE wrote:
deepsouth wrote:Yeah, I was mad keen to get some top tier soaps a while back. I've changed my mind though, I get great shaves with what I have. I can't image how much better a $100/$200 soap could be? My soap cache isn't ostentatious and I've purged what I don't like.


I’ll tell you some other soaps I consider high end:

RVT
Bundubeard
Simply Bee
Tabac
Stirling
Soap Smooth

If anyone I didn’t know offered me any of these L’Occitane, LPL, MDC or whatever, he’d better be prepared to drop the prices WAY down if he’d want me to buy them. I will NOT pay more than twenty bucks for a shaving soap.


I paid 20usd for my MDC second hand still touching the rim it’s a great soap, but not worth 4 to 6 times the cost of most expensive soaps.
L’occitane and Tabac are two soaps that I love the scent but the slickness is just a sad state. Bundubeard is far superior in this aspect for sure.
Stirling on the other hand is definitely a top performer for me.
But man have you tried Figaro, Haslinger, TOBS, Jeeves of Hudson, Crown King and Shaver Heaven?

Again all just my personal opinion.


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