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Shaving soaps and the cost per shave- Data mined from the 3017 thread.

Computing variable cost/shave is fine, but in my opinion, dividing the total money spent on soaps by the number of shaves completed is more accurate. This would include the cost of soaps bought and never used, and also those waiting to be used sometime in the next decade or two.
 
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Palmolive sticks are the cheapest soap I’ve tried. I used to really enjoy them. Don’t think I’ll buy more though it’s just too many better alternatives out there.
 
Start
End
Soap/Cream
Weight (g)
# of Shaves
g/Shave
Cost
$/Shave
Perf.
Scent
Additional Comments
11/14/2013
01/05/2014
Barrister & Mann Nocturne Soap
106
30
3.53
$12.00
$0.40
*****
***
01/07/2014
06/17/2014
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
150
114
1.32
$25.00
$0.22
****
*****
06/18/2014
07/30/2014
RazoRock XX Soap (White Tub)
103
48
2.15
$10.00
$0.21
****
**
07/31/2014
08/22/2014
Stirling Soap Blue Sample
52
21
2.48
Free
Free
*****
**
08/23/2014
09/01/2014
Stirling Soap Sport Sample
22
10
2.20
Free
Free
-
**
Allergic reaction
09/02/2014
10/09/2014
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream (Partial Tube)
75
38
1.97
$6.67
$0.09
****
***
$/Shave was extrapolated
10/10/2014
02/18/2015
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
156
114
1.37
$30.00
$0.26
***
****
02/19/2015
05/11/2015
Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Soap
109
65
1.68
$10.00
$0.15
*****
*****
Perfect soap
05/12/2015
07/21/2015
RazoRock XXX Tallow Soap (White Tub)
108
64
1.69
$10.00
$0.16
****
****
07/22/2015
10/04/2015
Ian S. (SliceOfLife) Orange Geranium Soap
123
68
1.81
$6.00
$0.09
****
***
10/05/2015
11/24/2015
RazoRock New York Soap
107
48
2.23
$10.00
$0.21
***
****
11/25/2015
01/21/2016
RazoRock Don Marco Intense Bergamotto Neroli Soap
125
45
2.78
$9.00
$0.20
***
****
Very good shave but left my skin very dry
01/22/2016
06/02/2016
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
161
81
1.99
$33.00
$0.41
****
***
06/03/2016
07/26/2016
Queen Charlotte "Queen Charlotte" Soap
94
50
1.88
$17.00
$0.34
***
***
07/27/2016
09/25/2016
Dr. Jon's Hydra Soap V1
120
49
2.45
$15.00
$.31
***
****
09/26/2016
05/14/2017
RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore Soap
167
174
0.96
$20.00
$.11
****
****
05/15/2017
09/01/2017
Mama Bear's Il Siciliano
101
73
1.38
$12.00
$.16
***
***
09/05/2017
09/26/2017
Stirling Soap Executive Man Sample
25
13
1.92
Free
Free
***
**
09/27/2017
02/19/2018
Stone Cottage Suede de Kashmir Soap
100
86
1.16
$12.00
$.14
****
*****
Nice strong scent
02/26/2018
05/16/2018
Figaro Monsieur Gold
98
52
1.88
$10.00
$.19
***
***
05/28/2018
10/27/2018
TOBS Eton College Shaving Cream
131
91
1.44
$17.00
$.19
***
***
10/28/201810/11/2019Vintage Art of Shaving Sandalwood Tallow95135.70--**********NOS obtained through trade.
10/12/201912/30/2019RazoRock Mudder Focker Soap105254.20$10.00$.40********Top-shelf performance; mild scent
 

ackvil

Moderator Emeritus
Contributor
Start
End
Soap/Cream
Weight (g)
# of Shaves
g/Shave
Cost
$/Shave
Perf.
Scent
Additional Comments
11/14/2013
01/05/2014
Barrister & Mann Nocturne Soap
106
30
3.53
$12.00
$0.40
*****
***
01/07/2014
06/17/2014
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
150
114
1.32
$25.00
$0.22
****
*****
06/18/2014
07/30/2014
RazoRock XX Soap (White Tub)
103
48
2.15
$10.00
$0.21
****
**
07/31/2014
08/22/2014
Stirling Soap Blue Sample
52
21
2.48
Free
Free
*****
**
08/23/2014
09/01/2014
Stirling Soap Sport Sample
22
10
2.20
Free
Free
-
**
Allergic reaction
09/02/2014
10/09/2014
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream (Partial Tube)
75
38
1.97
$6.67
$0.09
****
***
$/Shave was extrapolated
10/10/2014
02/18/2015
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
156
114
1.37
$30.00
$0.26
***
****
02/19/2015
05/11/2015
Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Soap
109
65
1.68
$10.00
$0.15
*****
*****
Perfect soap
05/12/2015
07/21/2015
RazoRock XXX Tallow Soap (White Tub)
108
64
1.69
$10.00
$0.16
****
****
07/22/2015
10/04/2015
Ian S. (SliceOfLife) Orange Geranium Soap
123
68
1.81
$6.00
$0.09
****
***
10/05/2015
11/24/2015
RazoRock New York Soap
107
48
2.23
$10.00
$0.21
***
****
11/25/2015
01/21/2016
RazoRock Don Marco Intense Bergamotto Neroli Soap
125
45
2.78
$9.00
$0.20
***
****
Very good shave but left my skin very dry
01/22/2016
06/02/2016
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
161
81
1.99
$33.00
$0.41
****
***
06/03/2016
07/26/2016
Queen Charlotte "Queen Charlotte" Soap
94
50
1.88
$17.00
$0.34
***
***
07/27/2016
09/25/2016
Dr. Jon's Hydra Soap V1
120
49
2.45
$15.00
$.31
***
****
09/26/2016
05/14/2017
RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore Soap
167
174
0.96
$20.00
$.11
****
****
05/15/2017
09/01/2017
Mama Bear's Il Siciliano
101
73
1.38
$12.00
$.16
***
***
09/05/2017
09/26/2017
Stirling Soap Executive Man Sample
25
13
1.92
Free
Free
***
**
09/27/2017
02/19/2018
Stone Cottage Suede de Kashmir Soap
100
86
1.16
$12.00
$.14
****
*****
Nice strong scent
02/26/2018
05/16/2018
Figaro Monsieur Gold
98
52
1.88
$10.00
$.19
***
***
05/28/2018
10/27/2018
TOBS Eton College Shaving Cream
131
91
1.44
$17.00
$.19
***
***
10/28/201810/11/2019Vintage Art of Shaving Sandalwood Tallow95135.70--**********NOS obtained through trade.
10/12/201912/30/2019RazoRock Mudder Focker Soap105254.20$10.00$.40********Top-shelf performance; mild scent
Good to see someone is as compulsive as me!
 

BigJ

Ambassador
Computing variable cost/shave is fine, but in my opinion, dividing the total money spent on soaps by the number of shaves completed is more accurate. This would include the cost of soaps bought and never used, and also those waiting to be used sometime in the next decade or two.
+1! Great point! The most expensive soap is one that does not get used! :a14: :a14: :a14:
 
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