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    I do enjoy the Castlr Forbes. The scent is so good it makes you want to eat it. The only problem with it is it dont last very long. Being a cream you got to try and not use as much. Id say the best cream on the market!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justino14 View Post
    Nothing against him, but I find it hard to believe that all his 1st tier soaps are expensive, pricey soaps, and I have some of those expensive soaps. Nothing cheap is great I guess, just good enough. Maybe he said this, but his top tier is more luxury than anything. Anything in this 2nd tier would do just fine.
    Please note, that Obie said that was his opinion, and was what worked for him the best.
    Now his top tier soaps are some of the best out there in my opinion. Some are at the top end of the price range, but not all of them.
    And for the ones I've tried, they are very very good soaps or creams.

    Yes, the second tier are also good soaps. No question, but they are just that, second tier.
    In my opinion as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justino14 View Post
    Nothing against him, but I find it hard to believe that all his 1st tier soaps are expensive, pricey soaps, and I have some of those expensive soaps. Nothing cheap is great I guess, just good enough. Maybe he said this, but his top tier is more luxury than anything. Anything in this 2nd tier would do just fine.
    Not all are expensive, the DR harris are only $14
    https://www.amazon.com/D-R-Harris-Ma...AGMKBTZQ3&th=1
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    nicsandcuts,

    The Tiers in the soaps and creams are fluid, in some cases. I do move things around and re-evaluate them. I have never tried West Shaving Products and that's why you don't see it in my listing.

    When starting out, or when not sure what to try, you can be safe with the Second and Third Tier soaps and creams. With the Basement Tier, you're on your own.

    I do not categorize soaps and creams according to price; rather, by how well they have served me. For instance, one of my favorite soaps is Provence Sante Verlaine, in the Second Tier, an inexpensive soap from France — I think it costs around $10. It's a good soap and worth the try. I also like this version, because it is named after the French poet Paul Verlaine.

    Of course, all this only my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    nicsandcuts,

    ... I also like this version, because it is named after the French poet Paul Verlaine.

    Of course, all this only my opinion.
    I love that you have sentiment built into your selections! Never been a poetry fan, but there are associations I know I would apply a bias for.

    thanks for sharing your selections. I've ordered some DR Harris to try it out and as a point of comparison for the the WSP which has been the best from my limited experience.

    I'm reminded of the CS Lewis quote:
    “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

    perhaps a little overstated for the context... but I'd prefer not to go on playing with mud pies if there's a holiday at the sea in play in something better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicsandcuts View Post
    Not all are expensive, the DR harris are only $14
    https://www.amazon.com/D-R-Harris-Ma...AGMKBTZQ3&th=1
    Wow. Just Wow. I used the DR Harris yesterday for the first time using my DE razor (I was in a hurry), and MAN that was amazing. SOOO much better than the WSP stuff that I had been using. Slick and smooth. I couldn't even tell the razor was cutting it was so smooth. And the Marlborough scent is almost odorless - which is a huge plus for me.

    Today, my scuttle arrived and now I'm looking forward to trying this stuff out with the SR in the morning. I have high hopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    maybe but not going to try it again to find out,, but to me I don't even care for 3rd tier stuff, theres to much good in the first tier, so why compromise, its not that expensive to buy the top stuff. and don't get me wrong there are some top tier stuff that's inexpensive. or theres MDC which runs around 60$ a jar yet last as long as 3 jars of a lesser soap so is it expensive? or really a good bargain.

    now some of the 1st tier is around 20$. but the real fun is trying different soaps, I tried 100,s but now I,m down to 2-3 I use exclusively because of my remark in the beginning, why use second and third tier if I,m happier with my first tier? of course this is only my opinion, and my face and money Tc
    LOL - I agree, as an admitted and practicing soap hoarder, I love trying them, but most end up in the box, the few that I use stay in the cabinet in my washroom...but inevitably I end up going back to the box to pull a couple out and rotate a few.

    Just pulled out the Art of Shaving Oud, and seems after getting some exposure to air after a few uses, the scent has really blossomed, settled down from that "new car smell"....so of course then had to use the LPL Oud to compare....thoroughly enjoyed both.

    But absolutely, to indulge in fantastic products is a lot of fun, and one of the things that's so enjoyable about this sport for me.

    The MdC though, the Original and the Fougere, sublime, the bar setter, the only soap, in my opinion that I like using as much are the Pannacrema Nuavia Blu, Verde and Rossa....as well as a few dozen others...as well as the one's that I keep being compelled to order.

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