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Hard Creams (Croaps)

If you've whipped up a lather on a puck of soap and a bowl of cream, you might find the best of both worlds with a croap. This hybrid between a soap and a cream is common with many of today's artisans.

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Finding the exact definition of "croap" is the debate of blogs, chat rooms, and forums, for our purposes, a croap is a soft soap/hard cream that you start (proto-lather) in the container and finish in a bowl or mug (or even face/palm). Many of our artisan soap makers fall into the croap camp. You might love Chiseled Face, Al's Shaving Cream, or Taconic. They often whip up frothy mounds of lather in a quick hurry. No Frankenstein this - just a wonderful amalgam of soap and cream.

Hard Creams (Croaps) Reviews
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Great Scent & Amazing Shave
7/21/2017
Barrister & Mann Latha Shaving Soap, Lavanda The lavender scent is very pleasant and enjoyable. I found it perfect for night shaves. The soap is incredibly easy to load onto my brush (I use a boar hair brush), and it produces a very great lather. The slickness is good, and it offers a good bit of protection. I will probably buy Latha again when this runs out!!
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Great soap; superb scent
7/20/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man First off, having owned a few different batches of Creed's Aventus, which this particular soap by Stirling patterns its scent after, I can definitely say the likeness is spot-on.



The soap itself: what can I say? It lathers easily and extremely well, with lots of silky-smooth glide, the soap stays nice and moist throughout the shave, and it's gentle and nourishing on my skin! All the things a great shave soap ought to do (and do well), Stirling's shave soaps nail right down.



The scent: while the slight pineapple notes of the Aventus-styled fragrance might not be some guys' cup of tea, it's a great counterpoint to the more stereotypical, ruggedly masculine scents I prefer during colder months. This one is definitely unique, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather - plus, even though I say it's a less traditionally-masculine scent, that's not to say it's markedly feminine.



Just more of a "dandy sophisticate" scent than a "lumberjack explorer" scent.
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Pow! Perfect!
7/20/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Ghost Town Barber, 4oz I got a sample of this alone with Sherlock and Midnight Stag; and I think this is my absolute favorite! It lathers and performs beautifully and the scent is awesome! I will def. be buying the tub size soon; and I want to try the aftershave splash too! It will be amazing to smell like this all day long!! Highly recommend this! Shave On!! :-0
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Cella rich and smooth
7/12/2017
Cella Shave Soap Cream Cella may not be a new boutique brand with lots of buzz, but it's been a staple among gentlemen and their barbers forever because it's great and a great value. Always a smooth shave with thick lather at a great price.
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Just amazing
7/12/2017
Krampert's Finest Frostbite Shaving Soap I've used a lot of soaps over the last few years or so, and I am still shocked I can still find such perfect soaps out there! This is just so good! Best lather, great scent, perfectly balanced and great post shave and slickness. GET THIS ONE!!!!!

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Great Soap
7/8/2017
Proraso Shaving Cream Soap, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150g Tub This is a great soap for beginners! The scent is not over powering. Also it is very easy to build up a quick lather--something desirable in the morning on the way to work. I will use the soap on the weekdays and use the cream on weekends--I feel the cream needs some more work to a get a good lather going.
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Dr. Jon's Natural Vegan Shaving Soap, Arctic Hydra
7/7/2017
Dr. Jon's Natural Vegan Shaving Soap, Arctic Hydra Very good shaving soap, lathers well and smells great
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Very Good Cream
7/7/2017
J.M. Fraser's Original Shaving Cream I've used many top shelf soaps and creams over the years, but I must admit, J.M. Frasers is at the top for performance, post shave feel, and value. This cream lathers like no tomorrow, provides a slick protective cushion, and allows the blade to shave super close without irritation. The scent is a mild lemon/citrus type aroma that does not linger....it's not my favorite, but it's definitely not off putting either. I use this product the most out of all my other creams.....it just works. My jar arrived with no leakage FWIW. Thanks WCS for offering this awesome product.
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