Barbershop scented soaps

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by CallMeNugget, Aug 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM.

    I've tried Stirling Barbershop.. love it.

    Thinking of trying others. Razorock What the Puck Barbershop Blue is on my radar.

    How does it compare to Stirling?

    Are there other Barbershop scented soaps I should consider, & how do they compare to Stirling (scent-wise.)
  1. I liked declaration grooming bandwagon... never tried B&M Seville, but that seems to be highly regarded by a ton of people.
  2. HatMagnet

    HatMagnet Contributor

    Never tried Stirling so I can't compare to it but Mama Bear's soaps makes a really nice barbershop scented soap called Ye Olde Barber Shoppe.
    Great smelling and performing shave soap.
  3. The Barbershop term is getting too broad for fragrances, IMO.

    RR Blue Barbershop is based on floid blue.

    Most other barbershops are based on YSL Rive Gauche. (which is probably based on clubman and brut which are both probably based on houbigant Fougere Royale)
  4. I agree that barbershop is too broad of a term to tell you what it will smell like, I won't buy one that doesn't list the scent notes.
  5. I do like Bandwagon too but to me, nothing smacks of barbershop like Fine American Blend. Still, to me, Bandwagon is a better performer. And Seville is also up there with the best of them.

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  6. I've used Stirling Barbershop and the performance was great. However, from a scent standpoint the vanilla in the soap was just too much for me. I've been using Mike's Natural Soaps - Barbershop for a very long time now, and for me the performance of his soaps are fantastic and this one is no exception. Not to mention, it's a very nice clean Barbershop scent and many aftershaves pair nicely with it. I like it it's a keeper in my book.
  7. 1. Barrister & Mann Seville
    2. Declaration Grooming Bandwagon
    3. Chiseled face Ghost Town Barber
    4. Grooming department Barbershop
    5. Fine American Barbershop
    6. Soap commander Honor
  8. Barrister & Mann Seville
  9. Well barbershops probably smell somewhat different the world over. A Turkish barbershop doesn’t smell the same as an Italian barbershop and so on.
  10. HatMagnet

    HatMagnet Contributor

    Good point Boghopper.
  11. RR Blue Barber shop is nice (and cheap too) but I wouldn't put it at the same level as Sterling Barbershop which I'm very in love with. The RR Blue kind of reminds me of a worse version of Barrister Reserve - Cool. Noble Otter Barbarr is great too.
  12. Yeah, that's part of the fun! :001_smile
  13. DEPenguin

    DEPenguin Contributor

    WSP Barbershop is nice--performs well too. Can't say how it compares to Seville but I know I like it :001_rolle
  14. I would add Fine American blend to the list! :a14::a14:
  15. Imo, Stirling is an outlier. Different than the few others I've tried. I have Stirling, Hendrix / Mike's (very close to each other in the scent Dept), and RR WTP. Each is very different, and great in it's own manner.

    WTP is powder forward... But in a great, barbershop reminiscent way. It's light and refreshing, and a puck of it lasts about 3 eternities. Lol. It is also a great travel soap as it is compact and dries in seconds.

    You can get a text-book depiction of the ingredients in a lot of them at . It's a great site. I'd also suggest ordering samples from Maggards to get an idea of what you prefer.

    Nonetheless, if you choose WTP barbershop I think you'll be pleased. It's a great performing, cheap, and versatile soap.

    Good luck.
  16. Anything with a lot of bergamot in the scent.
    Like B&M Seville, First Canadian's Barbershop Taper Fade, etc.
  17. One of my favorite soaps. I much prefer it to Seville, but that's just me.
  18. Dragonsbeard

    Dragonsbeard Contributor

    Some of my favorites in no particular oder

    WSP year round
    Stirling Cold weather only
    Mikes Natural year round
    Oleo No. 11 Year round
    Ghost Town barber Cold weather only
    Also I like Proraso Green which some may not consider a barbershop but a 1000 Italian barbers may not agree. Lol
    Year round.
  19. I enjoy B&M Seville.

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