04-05-2012, 04:23 PM
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I just bought some tonight. I can't wait till it gets here. It ships from France so it could be awhile. I'll report back with pics after it arrives! Biggrin

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 04-05-2012, 04:26 PM
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you are in for a TREAT. takes very little time and effort to lather (application time is about 10-12sec for me)

unlike some, i quite enjoy the scent and it always gives me a great shave with thick, luxurious lather.

nice pickup.

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 04-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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I too like it, including its scent. It lathers extremely well.

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 04-05-2012, 04:32 PM
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The Lavander might be a problem for me, because AOS irritated my face. One thing I know is that if this stuff does not agree wit my skin i'll be able to get rid of it fairly quickly.

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 04-05-2012, 04:42 PM
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(04-05-2012, 04:32 PM)Krisbarger Wrote: The Lavander might be a problem for me, because AOS irritated my face. One thing I know is that if this stuff does not agree wit my skin i'll be able to get rid of it fairly quickly.

not sure where the lavendar scent description comes from, it does not smell like any lavendar cream/soap i've ever smelled.

this is going to sound bad, but it's not meant to be a negative...someone said it best "smells like Noxzema", but in a good way.

it may be a raw, natural form of lavendar scent. whatever it is, i like it.

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 04-05-2012, 05:04 PM
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I only have a sample of this soap but I do not get the lavender either. It has a natural smell to it. At first I didn't like the scent but it has grown on me. When I deplete one of my fifty soaps I will be putting in an order for this stuff.

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 04-05-2012, 05:16 PM
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There have been some discussions about the difference between "French Lavender", like MdC, and "English Lavender", like well, most all the rest. This is a clip from a site that is speaking if the plant itself, but I think it covers most of our products' descriptions as well.
"French lavender carries a camphor scent and takes on smoky hints, especially as it dries, and is more subtle than either the English or Spanish varieties. English lavender's sweet smell is what most associate with the herb--very floral with hints of citrus."
As for the Noxzema comparison, not only does Noxzema smell like camphor it's in the ingredient list.

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 04-05-2012, 05:26 PM
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Congratulations on the purchase and i am sure you will enjoy the MdC. Great veggie soap!

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 04-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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Sounds great! That nails it, it's definitely on my "Brian what do you want for (fathers day, b'day, Christmas, whatever comes up next day). She can't afford the other things I want, like new black rifle, new handgun, shop tools, etc.

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 04-05-2012, 06:40 PM
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(04-05-2012, 05:16 PM)MrGuy Wrote: There have been some discussions about the difference between "French Lavender", like MdC, and "English Lavender", like well, most all the rest. This is a clip from a site that is speaking if the plant itself, but I think it covers most of our products' descriptions as well.
"French lavender carries a camphor scent and takes on smoky hints, especially as it dries, and is more subtle than either the English or Spanish varieties. English lavender's sweet smell is what most associate with the herb--very floral with hints of citrus."
As for the Noxzema comparison, not only does Noxzema smell like camphor it's in the ingredient list.

Good research. As for the Lavender notes, when you order from them they either send you a bar of Lavende or Fougere body soap. After I smelled each of those individually, it made a lot more sense. I pick up on both of those in the shaving soap. The oakmoss/spice wood of the fougere creates an earthy mixture with the lavender.

Bottom line, it's good stuff. They have an unscented too. Just in case you love the performance but not the scent. I've heard the unscented is more likely just "lightly" scented because people still get a faint hint of Lavender from it.

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 04-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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I tried it for the first time last week, thanks to a sample generously passed along by my buddy MaxP. Wonderful lather, with minimal product. That stuff will last for a long, long time.
I was just so-so on the scent. I can tell it's one of those that will grow on me (especially because the performance is so good), but it will take a few shaves, that's for sure. I don't get a "traditional" lavender scent from it, and I would not describe it as subtle.

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 04-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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Make sure you leave the lid off as they suggest on the website. That really knocks the scent down which is unfortunate for me since I like it.

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 04-05-2012, 07:53 PM
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(04-05-2012, 07:48 PM)TYdeFan05 Wrote: Make sure you leave the lid off as they suggest on the website. That really knocks the scent down which is unfortunate for me since I like it.

if you enjoy the scent and know the scent will go away with the lid off, why wouldn't you covered it? Huh

i cover mine after every use for that reason, i want to preserve the scent as long as i can.

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 04-05-2012, 07:59 PM
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For sure. I cover mine at risk of the MdC police escorting me to the nearest jail cell Blush . It's "unfortunate" because I assume there's got to be a performance reason for not leaving the lid on...certainly they aren't encouraging losing scent for the heck of it? Either way, I'm a lid on guy.

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 04-05-2012, 08:47 PM
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Congratulations, MdC is my all time favourite soap. You are in for a treat!

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 04-05-2012, 09:04 PM
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Another case of YMMV. I was/am not a fan but I seem to be in the minority on this. Cool

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 04-05-2012, 09:22 PM
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The Holy Grail of shaving soaps (at least for me).Enough said...Biggrin

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 04-05-2012, 10:26 PM
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Well, I will have to take everyones word on this product. As much as I would like to try it, I just cannot/will not spring for that price. I've shaved for over 50 years without it so I guess I will survive.

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 04-06-2012, 07:48 AM
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(04-05-2012, 09:04 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Another case of YMMV. I was/am not a fan but I seem to be in the minority on this. Cool

You and me both. I really didn't enjoy the scent, and because of this I sold it. There are too many good products out there that I enjoy using more.

I will say that performance wise it was very good, and it was super easy to make a nice lather.

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 04-06-2012, 08:40 AM
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(04-05-2012, 09:04 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Another case of YMMV. I was/am not a fan but I seem to be in the minority on this. Cool

Unfortunately for my past credit card statements, I tend to agree. I liked it in that I appreciated the fact that it only has six ingredients and everything is natural. But I never found that it "exploded with lather" and the scent was fine enough, but not "knock your socks off" great. I found the fact that the jar was filled to the tippy top was kind of annoying because lather would run over, making the jar slippery to hold.

Maybe I couldn't figure out how to use it right, but I found claims that you could get multiple-passes' worth of lather off of just a few swirls didn't match with my experience. I guess I'm just a cream guy.

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