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How much soap do you have?

ajkel64

The Aussie Bulldog
Moderator
I have about 25 soaps. Still far too many, need to use them up.
 
I fell off the wagon this year and bought another soap, even though I swore I wouldn't. All right, I'm serious this time.

Im sitting on 73 soaps, not counting samples.
 
Palmolive stick
Wilkinson puck
Tabac puck
TOBS sandalwood cream
Proraso Red soap
sample of Proraso green

I feel very confident the number is likely to grow. Unless I stop visiting B&B.
 
I have a slightly unusual approach to soaps. I keep one cream, one mug soap, and a sample sized portion of a mug soap in the bathroom. Any more than that, is too much choice for me to face at each shave. I also have a stockpile of new stuff waiting to be needed.

...<other stuff snipped>
I'm trying to narrow things down the same way. It's like instant FOMO choosing a soap, so I'm working down the number of soaps to get away from that choice angst.

I'm running about 5 right now:
SV Felce Aromatica
MDC Fougere
Stirling Varen
Proraso (will ALWAYS have proraso)
Plisson something or other (I got it ~10 years ago tallow based with a fancy soap dish)

In the drawer but getting some infrequent usage:
B&M Petrichor
CF Lavender
Fine AB

Lots of stuff has come and gone to get to this point.
 

AimlessWanderer

Contributor
I'm trying to narrow things down the same way. It's like instant FOMO choosing a soap, so I'm working down the number of soaps to get away from that choice angst.
A choice of three, seems to be the sweet spot for me. Two leaves me being at risk of not being in the mood for either of them, and four+ is more choice than I want to face, and I find myself getting irritated by the presence of the lesser used stuff.

Having everything else put away, and only brought out when the previous equivalent item, seems to alleviate/emliminate the frustration. It's a weird balance of having lots of options, but not being faced with them at every shave. Having one of those three only being sample sized portions, increases the frequency at which the choice of three changes.

So while I only have a choice of one cream, one mug soap, and one sample of a tub soap, it's a continually evolving platter to choose from. Here's how things currently sit.

Mug soap in useMug/hard soaps in reserve
Goodfellas Smile Italian LemonGoodfellas Smile Briarwood
Goodfellas Smile Blueberry Grapes
Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood
Edwin Jagger Lime and Pomegranate
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
Thiers Issard Vetiver
Haslinger Seaweed
Haslinger Sage
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Ach Brito Mogno
Cream in useCreams in reserve
Erasmic2 x spare Erasmic
London Oatcake Overgrowth (part used)
London Oatcake Mahogany (part used)
St James of London Black Pepper and Lime
Edwin Jagger Lime and Pomegranate (sample)
St James of London Sandalwood and Bergamot (sample)
Tub soaps in use
(just one sample sized serving at a time)
Tub soaps in reserve
(plus samples of others)
Gentleman's Groom Room Malt 'n' Myrtle
(made by Shetland Soap Company)

Gentleman's Groom Room Berry Fields O' Blair (made by Wickhams)

Random sample from the pile of bought samples -->
Wickmans Ninfeo di Egeria
Wickhams Cashmere
Phoenix and Beau Sanskrit
Phoenix and Beau Empress Rising
TFS Dracaris
Razorock The Stallion
Erasmic soap
Floris Elite (sample)
Phoenix and Beau Trafalgar (sample)
Phoenix and Beau Spitfire (sample)
Wickhams Scottish Heather (sample)
Wickhams Shamrock Tweed (sample)
Nuavia Nera (sample)
Cyril Salter (sample)
Czech and Speake No.88 (sample)
Saponificio Varesino Felce (sample)
DR Harris Marlborough (sample)
 
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I just cut off a couple ounces of a brand new brick of Cella. So I guess the amount of soap I have is 1 kilo - 2 ounces = .9xxxx something of a kilogram.
 
40-45, a few don't see much use, the others I rotate through. There are several I want
to get when the finances improve.
 
In August I had 19 so I decided to 3017 some, I even joined December's GRUME and by the end of the year I was down to 15. Then I ordered some soaps from new to me manufacturers, and 3017d another soap, by the end of January I was back up to 20. Now I have 3 more "spare" and 3 more on the way so I'm now up to 26. Wait? What? Where did that lot come from?
I guess it is back to the 3017 thread for me!
 

JWCowboy

Probably not Al Bundy
Contributor
I fell off the wagon this year and bought another soap, even though I swore I wouldn't. All right, I'm serious this time.

Im sitting on 73 soaps, not counting samples.
I'm curious as to which one you purchased this year?
 
• 11x MWF 🇬🇧 (Tallow)
• SV Manna di Sicilia 🇮🇹
• SV Desert Vetiver 🇮🇹
• SV Opuntia 🇮🇹
• SV Cosmo (S.E.) 🇮🇹
• 3x OAM oli del benessere 🇮🇹
• 2x OAM Stay Traditional 🇮🇹
• 2x RR Blue Barbershop 🇮🇹
• 2x RR Mudder Focker 🇮🇹 (Tallow)
• Castle Forbes 1445 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
• Savon Mystere Cuba 🇬🇷 (Tallow)
• Savon Mystere Argos 🇬🇷 (Tallow)
• A&E Forbidden Fruit 🇺🇸 (Tallow)
• TGS Chronos 🇮🇹
• TGS Abysso 🇮🇹
 
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