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Czech & Speake

Czech & Speake is an exquisite brand that develops products with only the highest of standards. It is one of those brands you pick up and you take one smell and are amazed. It is not for the thrifty per se, but it is one of those lines that will make you just feel a little extra fancy. The company was developed out of a desire to not only transform the home into a castle, but to not neglect the bathroom - to make it a sanctuary! For all of those who know what it is to become enamored with grooming and to make this chore more of a luxury....you can appreciate this ideal. It is a time of the day and a place that you can come to dream of, a place where your day both begins and ends. While they offer a variety of bathroom accessories, we fell in love with the quality and scents of their colognes, aftershaves, and shaving soaps. If you smell them, you just might fall in love, too!

  • Czech & Speake After Shave, 100ml-No. 88-West Coast Shaving
    $119.99

    Czech & Speake After Shave, 100ml

    2 reviews

    Traditional aftershave splash Alcohol-based Choose your scent from the dropdown menu Czech & Speake is an exceptional fragrance house in the ...

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  • Czech & Speake Shaving Dish with Soap-No. 88-West Coast Shaving
    $156.99

    Czech & Speake Shaving Dish with Soap

    7 Reviews

    Tallow-based shaving soap formula produces a light and slick lather for a smooth and nick-free glide Refill puck fits Czech & Speake shave di...

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  • Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Cologne, 100ml-FR-CZE-OC1100-West Coast Shaving
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    $135.99

    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Cologne, 100ml

    2 reviews

    If you've been looking for a big, extremely high quality lavender fragrance, this is it. While it's a true lavender, additions such as peppermint a...

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  • Czech & Speake Neroli Cologne, 100ml-FR-CZE-NC1100-West Coast Shaving
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    $127.99

    Czech & Speake Neroli Cologne, 100ml

    2 reviews

    There are a number of quality neroli fragrances, but Czech & Speake offers one of the few truly neroli centered. It's bright, airy, dry, fresh ...

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  • Czech & Speake Cuba Cologne, 100ml-FR-CZE-KC1100-West Coast Shaving
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    $127.99

    Czech & Speake Cuba Cologne, 100ml

    2 Reviews

    Not a cologne for the timid. It's easily one of the most love-it or hate-it scents we have on the shelves. It's also one of the most original scent...

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  • Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Soap Refill, 90g-West Coast Shaving
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    $33.99

    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Soap Refill, 90g

    9 reviews

    Czech & Speake shaving soaps are some of the highest performing tallow soaps on the market. The Oxford & Cambridge is deeply scented and ba...

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  • Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Dish with Soap-West Coast Shaving
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    $151.99

    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Dish with Soap

    1 review

    Tallow-based for rich and slick lather and comfortable glide Infused with essential oils: peppermint, rosemary and base notes of bergamot and warm...

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  • Czech & Speake Shaving Soap Refill, 90g-No. 88-West Coast Shaving
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    $33.99

    Czech & Speake Shaving Soap Refill, 90g

    16 reviews

    Tallow-based shaving soap formula Comes in a sophisticated, black anodized aluminum dish Choose your scent from the dropdown menu Shaving is ofte...

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  • Czech & Speake No. 88 Cologne, 100ml-FR-CZE-EC1100-West Coast Shaving
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    $139.99

    Czech & Speake Cologne, 100ml

    14 Reviews

    Long lasting cologne fragrances From popular UK brand Choose your scent from the dropdown menu Created by designer Frank Swakins over forty year...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.