If you keep your shaving soap out on the lavatory top, it's nice to have a decorative container. It needn't be a branded container. One can find generic lidded shaving soap bowls in wood, metal, or ceramic.Hi Everyone, looking to step up to some better soaps but not break the bank. I noticed you can buy, say MWF, in the ceramic bowl for $35 or a refill for $13. What are your thoughts on just buying the refills (Tabac, SV, MWF, etc) to save some money? Suggestions on why this isn't the way to go?? Thanks.
If you're spending good money on soaps, and you have at least a fair number open at one time, you should have sealed containers for each of them, as you don't want the scents to dissipate in the time (years) it will take you to go through them. Utilitarian options such as small plastic food containers, wide-mouth jars, even zip-bags will suffice in a pinch.
If you know you love a soap and will undoubtedly re-buy it, it may prove emotionally satisfying to buy the signature dish.
But, I would never buy the branded bowl unless I was already familiar with the scent and performance of the soap.
Many brands will have unique bowls for each of their scents, Trumper, Truefitt & Hill, etc. I guy could go broke!
Finally, consider that the wooden bowls will deteriorate when used repeatedly with a wet brush. Some might say that's desirable, and call it a patina...