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    1st Time Buying Expensive Soaps: Buy Refills Only or with Jar

    Since this thread started, I've gone about halfway through a jar of Tabac, and I just bought a refill puck. I'm a fan of mid-20th century modern design, and Tabac's milk glass soap jar and aftershave bottles are fine examples. I even like that the lid is plastic, as no doubt that will go...
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    Shaving Soap Market Segmentation

    Thanks, guys, some funny but true comments. For me, VDH Luxury, which is available in my parts for as little as $3 discounted, is the cheapest I've found that is at least decent in every major respect. However, I wouldn't say it is luxurious in any respect. With soaps, I think the "luxury"...
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    Sandalwood: The most meaningless word in wetshaving?

    Cremo sandalwood has real sandalwood oil in the ingredients list, but the scent is nothing like the real thing, and is awful. Unscented remains my favorite in the Cremo line.
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    Price creep?

    No argument from me, but if CNC milled razors were mass produced, though they still would cost more than plastic ones, they would cost a lot less than they do now. The bottom line is, if you want small batch specialty or custom products, in most cases you will pay a high price for them. As The...
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    Price creep?

    Noxzema was my favorite canned foam, though Barbasol was OK, too. As I've already mentioned in this thread, I have skin problems that most likely are well beyond those of most members here who claim to have "sensitive" skin. In the 6-7 years since I've switched over completely to DE razors...
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    Price creep?

    You may be in the business and have to say that, but it is also absolutely, 100 percent correct. I remember stopping with my daughter in a large store, part of a large national chain, that contained nothing but women's 'beauty' products (as they are known in the industry, no sexism intended)...
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    Price creep?

    Yes, I know there is nothing wrong with what I do. I inherited a condition from my father where my hands, and even my face, peel, crack and bleed, especially in the winter. (For example, when he entered the military, his fingerprints were rejected and had to be done over.) Back when I did a...
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    Price creep?

    Agreed. I have very dry skin and need to use a moisturizer, especially in the winter, but I don't need it in my shave soap.
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    name a blade that gets better with use ?

    I very much agree, and Derby Premium also seems to last for a lot more shaves than many other brands, as does Personna Platinum, as @lurchbrian mentioned. Several members here have suggested this has something to do with the coating process used, and that makes sense.
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    Tabac PIF!

    To me, the smell of Tabac when fresh is very much like putting your nose into an open bottle of full strength Chanel perfume, i.e., overpowering and borderline disgusting. Most of our mothers and grandmothers understood such perfume needed to be used sparingly. Alas, fur coats and other...
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    Price creep?

    I must admit, recently I've been alternating between Tabac and tallow formula aloe vera Haslinger, and while both work well for me, and both are reasonably priced (even in the US, they are probably much less in the EU), no question Tabac performs better, if only slightly. When I could buy...
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    Price creep?

    Well, I never got that far.
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    Price creep?

    Ha! Then you don't have much experience with bad soaps. Ever taken a whiff of something called Herban Cowboy? Then there is Rocky Top Unscented Shaving Soap. PIFed to me by a well-meaning member here. Lots of clay but no lather.
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    Price creep?

    I'm not a big fan of the Schafmilch scent, though I wouldn't give it a 'fail'. In fact, I'd rank all of the others ahead of it, except maybe for Honey. I love honey in my tea, not on my face. NOS Tallow Haslinger can still be found, though of course it may not be for you either.
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    Price creep?

    Yes, Cremo is great for travel or when I'm in a hurry. A step below the better soaps and creams I've tried, but I'm impressed that it actually works at all without the supposedly important thick, creamy lather. I don't know if you consider Haslinger decent, but it can be found for under $10...
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