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Tallow -based soap

Messaggioda Aldebaran » 09/05/2010, 9:08

Floris
I listed this first for a reason. Floris used to manufacture their soap in-house and the few pucks that I have found were absolutely the tops. It is the finest soap I have. Floris makes a thick, dense and rich lather, slick and just a joy to use.
The soaps have a subtle but accurate representation of the accompanying Floris scent.

Penhaligons
Just as nice as the Floris, and why not? Floris manufactured the tallow based bath and shave soap for Penhaligons! These soaps are a dead-on match of the fragrances in the line. Old stock soap would list tallowate first in the ingredients list. Good stuff indeed!

Geo F. Trumper’s
I have most of the old pre re-reformulated Trumper’s and these are also a wonderful soap to use. The coconut and rose are two of my favorites. Grab them if you can find any. Shave soap base and or toilet soap base in the ingredients list would indicate tallow in the formulation.

D.R. Harris
The original formulation was predominantly tallow-based. The lovely Mahogany bowls are another sign of the old stock to look for.
Many men feel the Lavender is the best of the best in this product range, I would have to agree.

Taylor’s of Old Bond Street
Taylor’s Gentlemen’s Shave Soap is remarkably like the Floris soaps. The Gentleman’s shave soap had been out of production for quite some time when I was gifted this soap. Very subtle fragrance and a tip top performer. Is it a “back door” Floris Product? Who knows!

Truefitt and Hill
T&H is another reformulated soap, I have not had the opportunity to try the tallow based version, yet.

Yardley
Another legendary soap that lives up to its reputation. Creamy, dense, stable lather, very slick and protective. Personifies what the good old days mean!

Crabtree and Evelyn
A marketing powerhouse that has sprawled through suburban malls across the land.The original version of this English soap were, of course, tallow based. The vintage barbershop sized soap puck that I have gives me that great shave only a tallow based soap can deliver.
The reformulated soap currently available is a very poor performer by comparison, avoid it at any price point.

Old Spice
Yep, this inexpensive old standby was tallow based when I was just a peach fuzz wetshaver back in the "good old days" it was easily available in supermarkets and drugstores. I recently acquired a puck from the early 1950's and its actually better than I remember. Strictly speaking,its not a triple milled soap. A shame it is no longer available.


Tabac
It is the baseline for triple milled tallow based soaps. This soap is readily available, reasonable in cost and a fine performer. The scent does leave some men cold. The soap is available in a nice ceramic container or as a shave stick.

Czech & Speake
This boutique brand is still manufactured with tallow; the lather is very slick and dense. The fragrance is bright and pronounced; it is spot on to the C&S # 88 and Oxford & Cambridge colognes.

Art of Shaving
This soap may be the best of the currently available triple milled tallow based soaps in this group, It is certainly as good as any of the legendary English soaps that we love. As an additional plus this line has a variety of fragrances to chose from. This soap is an excellent place to start if you are just looking to explore triple milled tallow-based soap. The lavender is an especially fine choice.


D.R. Harris
This soap contains both Palm oil and tallow. This is a very good soap and the lack of 100% tallow has not greatly diminished the effectiveness–still a good choice.


Olivia's Crema, soft soap

My Time Bath and Body soft soap

Mitchell's Wool Fat
This soap has legions of fans. Not particularly fragrant or exciting scent-wise, but a solid performer. If you have dry or sensitive skin this can be a godsend. It can be expensive with the ceramic bowl so shop around.

Valobra Shave Stick (not the "soft" soap)

Palmolive shave stick

Cella Crema da Sapone and Crema da Barba All´Olio di Mandorla

Speick Shave stick

Erasmic Shave Stick* This has been reformulated and no longer contains tallow.

Sir Irisch Moos Shave Stick
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