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    Hello All.. Hope all is well with everyone.. So after another great shave with an Ogallala shave stick it got me wondering why you hear very little about this company.. I personally get great shaves, great price, lots of shave stick options as I like face lathering and nice subtle scents... I won't call it under rated but more under appreciated?.. Anyway it appears it's been a while since a thread about under rated, under appreciated, or just plain not very well known soaps that you really like had been started I might as well see what you guys throw out there... So mine is Ogallala Shave Soaps .

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    For me under appreciated/under rated soaps and creams would include Arko shave stick, Palmolive shave stick and The body Shop's Macca Root shave cream.

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    Agree with Bob
    Body shop macca root and Arko are extraordinary cheap and very good shaving soaps
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    I have to say Cremo. That stuff is amazing. A little goes a long way. I love their Cremo Cooling (Menthol). I've managed to get it really lathered-up with a decent brush. It's inexpensive, readily available, and lasts a very long time.

    I just went through a phase of 70 hour work weeks. I had no time to enjoy my shaving den at all. My morning consisted of jumping out of bed, showering, and wet shaving as fast as possible with a DE. Every morning I reached for my tube of Cremo Cooling. Dab a bit on the brush, face lather, and 4 minutes later a clean shave.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

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    Speick and Williams creams, really like Ogallala too.
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    Good idea for a thread. I wish i had something to offer, but ive been stuck on the top tier stuff for a while now. And have more of that soap than any one man needs, but i rotate thru it. Maybe ill buy s9mething that this thread comes up with to try. I just know that i dont like Tabac. Some do and some dont. Now i do like the cool glass jar it comes in.

    Oh, i do have one for the list. Mama bears soap. I got two samples and found them to give a great lather and just enough slickness. Not overly buttery feeling like some.
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    Only nicer soaps I've used are Gentlemen's Quarter and Stirling Soaps, which I've enjoyed both of. Proraso creme seems to work well, but I learned I'm not a sandalwood fan.
    I recently tried some small batch bar soap and was happy with the results!
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    The only one underappreciated brand that comes to mind would be Calani Seifenmanufaktur.

    In my experience similar to Haslinger and Green Mountain Soap, but for me a noticeably better performer than the former and almost on par with the latter (which in my opinion is pretty awesome). I blame it on their webshop being exclusively in German.

    Ah, maybe a second one: Green Mountain Soap.

    I base this purely on forum activity, as both brands have been around for a few years and seem to be going strong, so they must have a following.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    Only nicer soaps I've used are Gentlemen's Quarter and Stirling Soaps, which I've enjoyed both of. Proraso creme seems to work well, but I learned I'm not a sandalwood fan.
    I recently tried some small batch bar soap and was happy with the results!
    I've got nothing but praise for Stirling soap. I had heard that some complained about a funky odor and evidently the Tallow they use (? if I've got that right) was changed. I truly like their soap products. And the owner always seems to send me free samples when I order. Plus, their product lathers well, has interesting vibrant scents, and gives a great smooth shave in my experience.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

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    Good thread guys. I've been using the soaps sold by Gentleman's Quarter. I like the scents and the ease in which they lather and no one else can ever do customer service as well as Colleen Hurley in my opinion.
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