For the longest time, I had the bulk of my soap stash down in the basement, some in the closet in the master bedroom, a few of the current rotation in the master bathroom, and a bunch in a shelving unit on my side of the bed. I started traditional wet shaving and soap "collecting" back in October 2014. Fast forward to the end of this past summer when we moved -> My wife said she had a question for me: " Who in the hell needs 200+ shaving soaps?(never mind the various tubes of shaving cream)" Yup, during the move, the whole stash was in one place for her to peruse while I was at work. BUSTED!I am afraid to take a picture of my unopened soap stash because if SWMBO sees the 58 soaps all in one place... I am toast. I have always 3017'd my soaps. When I first started it was an attempt to reduce the variables and work my way up the learning curve. I then found this thread. Unfortunately I kept reading about all these great soaps so I would order some here and there because while plowing through the thread it seemed there were so many awesome soaps out there and they didn't seem to last too long. So this thread is largely to blame for me accumulating 76 additional soaps while I was using the first one I bought After I started reading this thread in real time I began to appreciate the mistake I made. I might actually have enough soup to last past the year 3017!
The good news is that since May 2014 I have managed to finish 18 soaps and creams of various sizes. I am currently working my way through a block of Vitos 315g of the original 820g have been used in the last year or so. I am looking forward to trying Haslinger (old formula), PdP, MWF, C&S and many others that seem to have kind words spoken about them over the years. Sorry no pictures, but putting all my soap in one place would not be good for my health. Putting all my aftershave in one place is a fire hazard and would probably require placards.
Ruckin (trying to stay below the radar).
I don't really 3017, but have been following this thread for quite a while and appreciate the posts from all of you folks about your experience with each soap. I have moved to using each soap for at least a week before moving on to something else. I have finished off a bunch of soaps in the last couple of years and have also cut WAY back on purchasing anything new. Baby steps, I guess, but I have been getting great shaves and enjoying shaving since I quit carts and canned goo.