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    If you had to select only one soap stick which would you select?
    Palmolive
    Arko
    Speick
    Other(please specify)

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    Speick produces a very slick cushiony lather with very little effort, and it smells great.

    or

    Wilkinson Sword Shave Stick
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    Palmolive is best bang for buck, but smells a bit "boring", not as nice as the cream.

    I'd have to say... Valobra!

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    Any of those listed so far, except that nasty smelling, weak-lathering Arko .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhclare View Post
    Palmolive is best bang for buck, but smells a bit "boring", not as nice as the cream.

    I'd have to say... Valobra!

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    +1 for Valobra, but of the three you listed, I would choose Speick.
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    LaToja or Gentlemen's Best
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    These are all good! The Arko smell is not that bad, just open up the stick, and after a few days the lemony smell is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw View Post
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    +1 for the La Toja
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    all of the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasa View Post
    If you had to select only one soap stick which would you select?
    Palmolive
    Arko
    Speick
    Other(please specify)
    Arko reeks to high heaven (often compared to a urinal puck), but is an excellent performer. But, for something that smells nice (classic/soapy) and which is an excellent performer, I'd go with Erasmic tallow formula.

    Tallow-based Erasmic sticks are either NOS or newest stock as Erasmic reformulated recently to a non-tallow formula which worked very poorly and then re-re-formulated back to tallow.

    edit: adding a +1 for Valobra stick which I forgot about, but love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elveeskee View Post
    +1 for the La Toja
    I third the La toja soap stick.
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    My travel soap stick is Pine&Cedarwood by Charles at QED. Its the only soap stick I own and I love it.
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    I love my Valobra stick!

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    1. Irisch Moos
    2. Speick


    Depends on what you want to spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norton View Post
    1. irisch moos
    2. speick


    depends on what you want to spend.

    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton View Post
    1. Irisch Moos
    2. Speick


    Depends on what you want to spend.
    +3, I've just shaved with Irisch Moos and it's easy to work with and works great. Because the stick is bigger it's easier to work it into the beard too. Performance wise it's hard for me to pick which one is better, I would have to use it few times more to decide, but they are close.

    Also I would add La Toja, it smells like dark chocolate

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    Thank you for all your post, I guess I have a few more to read about it.
    Decisions decisions

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    Go with a Tabac shave stick. Phenomenal shave.

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    Everyone mentioned here is a good performer. I think you will be happy with any of these you choose.

    My personal favorites would be:
    Moos
    Arko
    Palmolive
    Valobra
    Tabac

    Not in order of preference. I want to try the Erasmic with Tallow.

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    QED Bathtub Gin (only available in stick form) is an amazing scent. Irisch Moos is a no-brainer, as well.
    Chad

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