03-10-2013, 08:28 AM
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My McD has aged 14 months since it's been in my hands. At first the scent was incredibly strong. But I've been noticing that as it sits in the cabinet, even with the lid screwed on, that the scent is reducing. At first I thought it was my nose, now I'm certain it's actually happening.

The scent when young has been compared to the smell of tar on a hot roof, not w/o justification. Today I asked the wife to confirm my suspicion about the taming of the scent and she agreed. She made the comment, "That's very nice now.".

Has anyone else noticed this scent reduction phenominon?

This might be used to ones advantage if the scent doesn't work when it's fresh... just put it aside to age for a year and then come back to it.

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 03-10-2013, 08:40 AM
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Yep. The scent of my MdC has tamed down with time, too.
I have mine since December 2010. Smile

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 03-10-2013, 08:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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Even MdC says to leave the lid off so the soap/croap can harden. Buy one of their large wooden bowls, it smells nothing like a new closed jar of the same product.

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 03-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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Yes, mine has tamed and yes it's preferable to my nose too...

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 03-10-2013, 09:25 AM
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  • TexBilly
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This is good (?) to hear since I just bought 3-5 years worth of it. Blush

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 03-10-2013, 10:11 AM
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I like the scent enough that I wish it wouldn't diminish. In fact that's one reason why I leave the lid on it despite MdC's recommendations. I'm 44 shaves into my pot since its arrival early January & I can confirm that the scent has diminished for me too.

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 03-10-2013, 11:35 AM
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Saddened to hear that the scent diminishes! All I had was a sample that I left in the open, and the scent diminished. Was hoping in the future to get a jar and leave the lid on to keep that from happening. Really enjoyed the aroma while it was there. Makes me wonder what will happen to the new, fougere if/when it arrives.

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 03-11-2013, 04:52 PM
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(03-10-2013, 08:28 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: The scent when young has been compared to the smell of tar on a hot roof, not w/o justification.

This makes me nervous. I think I may get a jar at the end of the week and wonder if I should try to wait for unscented or the fougere.

Then again, I see many like the scent, and I prefer a scent over unscented.

Huh

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 03-11-2013, 05:40 PM
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(03-11-2013, 04:52 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: This makes me nervous. I think I may get a jar at the end of the week and wonder if I should try to wait for unscented or the fougere.

Then again, I see many like the scent, and I prefer a scent over unscented.

Huh

I wouldn't be nervous. I had never detected it but I just got some in the mail and took a sniff and I get the comparison but it's not unpleasant. It's more of a "smokey" scent to me, earthy.

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 03-11-2013, 06:33 PM
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(03-11-2013, 04:52 PM)Bowhnter Wrote:
(03-10-2013, 08:28 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: The scent when young has been compared to the smell of tar on a hot roof, not w/o justification.

This makes me nervous. I think I may get a jar at the end of the week and wonder if I should try to wait for unscented or the fougere.

Then again, I see many like the scent, and I prefer a scent over unscented.

Huh

I'd try it. The comparison was from one gent only, not from many. It is strong initially, but it's rosemary and lavendar primarily to my nose. But if you don't like it initially give it a year to age (lid on) and see if it doesn't get better.

If you absolutely don't like it you can sell it on the b/s/t in a heartbeat.

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