Soaps or creams?

#3
It's not a question of what I prefer, it's all about the best scents. I'm getting much better scents with artisan soaps that use essential oils, and while that's the case I don't see more than one or two creams entering my den. I'm only interested in top tier artisans so I buy what they produce, and that's generally soaps.
I've only ever used 2 soaps, Arko (came free with some blades) which I couldn't get to lather and Mitchells Wool Fat which lathers well but find it dries my skin out a bit.
Creams on the other hand I've not had a bad one yet.
Does anyone else find a difference in lather performance between soaps and creams?
 
#4
I've only ever used 2 soaps, Arko (came free with some blades) which I couldn't get to lather and Mitchells Wool Fat which lathers well but find it dries my skin out a bit.
Creams on the other hand I've not had a bad one yet.
Does anyone else find a difference in lather performance between soaps and creams?
I used Trumpers Creams exclusively for around seven years and was happy with them.
I then bought my first shaving soap, Wickham 1912, and found the lather it produced to be not only better with regard to protection and slickness but also post shave feel was an improvement over the creams.
I still sometimes use creams but tend to lean towards soaps nowadays as I prefer to face lather
 
#15
Soaps seem to be the choice for most then.
I'll have a look in the soaps section and see if I can find something that suits me better than MWF.
Will definitely keep the creams I've used also, have found then excellent. NSS being my favourite so far.
Have a look at the soaps by Fine Accoutrements. The performance is as good as Tabac but they're available in less polarising scents.
 
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