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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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My favorite!
1/18/2018
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man This is my second tub of Sharp Dressed Man. It is my new favorite overall and my favorite Stirling scent, which means I go through it faster than others in my rotation which keep getting set aside for this one. It has great performance and a very pleasing scent. No doubt I'll have to buy more soon.
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Waiting for my faced to become chiseled...
1/18/2018
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Ghost Town Barber, 4oz Great product with a great smell. Being upfront though I am a little new to the 'nice shave' club. That being said it has a much better shave quality than the stuff that came with my beginners kit. Not to mention 1000% better smell. Highly recommended!
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Nice Soap
1/17/2018
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man I own Creed Aventus and I'd say Stirling does a somewhat good job of mimicking the scent - mainly the pineapple notes. Although the total scent is a bit off, I think the scent on this soap is excellent, nonetheless. I would say I disagree with the others on the lathering capabilities. Compared to many other soaps I've purchased, I've found that it's hard to get a great lather with this soap. It's by no means horrible, but maybe a bit more tricky to get a good lather. I find that it is either hard to get a lather at all, or it quickly becomes too diluted when adding a bit of water to get a nice lather that "sticks" to the face. I've worked with it for a number of shaves and found a good sweet spot, but again, it took me awhile and overall the lather isn't quite as thick as many other soaps I've used. It does allow for a good, close shave though, so overall with the great scent I would recommend trying this one out.
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B&M Eventide
1/11/2018
Barrister & Mann Shaving Soap, Eventide Great shave soap. It is slick and provides good cushion. I mostly smell the rose and lime the OUD not so much. Post shave feels oustanding a notch or so below XPEC
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Mom
1/7/2018
Captain's Choice Shaving Soap, Lime This was a gift for my son but he mentioned he really liked the soap. Said he would definitely purchase again
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I Love the this Proraso
1/7/2018
Proraso Sandalwood with Shea Butter Cream Soap, 150ml Tub I Love the this Proraso Sandalwood cream soap. It has a nice lather and a great scent
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Amazing
1/2/2018
Proraso Shaving Cream Soap, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150g Tub I own a few soaps and creams and Proraso ranks among my favorites. This has a cool, cleaning feeling after use and the scent is a great thing to wake up to. Plus, it lingers well after your shave is over. It's a great price for a great product. Yes, it can be a little messy...but that's par for the course. Just have a wet sponge or paper towel nearby for easy clean up.
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Great !
1/1/2018
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