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    This thread has inspired me to try more soaps. I just ordered a bunch of samples, including the following:
    Trumpers Coconut Shaving Soap
    Trumpers Sandalwood Shaving Soap
    DR Harris Almond
    DR Harris Arlington
    DR Harris Lavender
    DR Harris Marlborough
    Irisch Moos
    TOBS Jermyn Street (cream)
    Cella

    And at lunch today I wandered over to one of the two T&H locations that are within a few minutes of my office. The woman was very helpful when I asked her about the Sandalwood Cologne and insisted I try it, even though they had no samplers. I'm still on the fence, as I find it a bit sweet, but I did walk out with something.

    Just for you, Obie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdto View Post
    And at lunch today I wandered over to one of the two T&H locations that are within a few minutes of my office.
    Lucky guy, I'd love to have a shop of the calibre of T&H here in Edmonton! But since they don't even have a shop in Vancouver I think it will be a long time until we see them out west.

    I haven't been to T.O. for a few years, maybe it's time for another visit........

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    Sounds like a good idea. If you come down, maybe we can get a few of the guys out. We just had a great get-together not too long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdto View Post
    This thread has inspired me to try more soaps. I just ordered a bunch of samples, including the following:
    Trumpers Coconut Shaving Soap
    Trumpers Sandalwood Shaving Soap
    DR Harris Almond
    DR Harris Arlington
    DR Harris Lavender
    DR Harris Marlborough
    Irisch Moos
    TOBS Jermyn Street (cream)
    Cella

    ....snip....
    A week after you give all those samples you
    will have to take a bank loan out to get one of each
    in the full size and a spare puck.

    Good list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    A week after you give all those samples you
    will have to take a bank loan out to get one of each
    in the full size and a spare puck.

    Good list.
    They're that good, eh?

    I must admit, I already have a sample of Arlington, but threw in another just because I was making the order, anyway.

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    Pizza shaving soap ? Does it come with a salad on the side ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdto View Post
    They're that good, eh?

    I must admit, I already have a sample of Arlington, but threw in another just because I was making the order, anyway.
    To be fair there are reasons for all the different products.

    The value of sampling quality products as you are doing
    can save years of testing.... A good hard milled shave
    soap puck can last six months. To work your way through
    ten different good soaps can take five years... Samples and
    friends to compare notes with are a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    .... A good hard milled shave
    soap puck can last six months.
    Six months? That's a very conservative estimate, and likely based on the assumption it is the user's one and only soap. C'mon, who around here only has ONE soap????


    All joking aside, I have several soaps in my rotation and am nowhere close to finishing a single puck, so while niftyshaving's point is very valid I would guess it would take quite a while longer than he guessed to make your way through all those full sized "samples".

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    To be fair there are reasons for all the different products.

    The value of sampling quality products as you are doing
    can save years of testing.... A good hard milled shave
    soap puck can last six months. To work your way through
    ten different good soaps can take five years... Samples and
    friends to compare notes with are a good thing.
    It is definitely fun. I like my samples and my MWF sample has sure been lasting me, despite me using it for practice lathering and also breaking in brushes. I found a handful of very cheap, small white porcelain sugar bowls with lids at a dollar store which are perfect for my soap samples
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    I swear my MWF is regenerating beween uses....

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