I've tried lots of creams, soaps, aftershaves, etc: some from big name companies, others from our popular artisan soap makers. But my favorities tend to be inexpensive stuff. Don't get me wrong, I like my T&H SC, my L'Occitane Cade SS and many others but I keep returning to my old traditional standbys.
And I may be the only one, but I almost feel like I'm deviously scooping everyone. You know, like I'm somehow one of a few geniuses who find great deals on excellent products that work phenomenally. Silly, I know but still fun (as if there aren't 264 other people on here who agree that my favorites are solid performers as well).
My current favorites are:
Merkur HD w/ Crystal
Vulfix brush I've had for years
SC - JM Fraser's, Speick, WARS, Proraso
AS - Everyman Jack unscented from Target followed by Aqua Velva splash
Just wanted to opine.