01-08-2014, 09:07 AM
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Has anyone used this scent? Tallow, Lanolin, & Kokum Butter Shaving Soap Tin: Hungarian Lavender.

I am looking for a nice lavender soap. I tried TOBS and it made my face sting and the scent was too strong (for me).

I appreciate your input.
Ed

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 01-08-2014, 09:17 AM
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An excellent Lavender...fairly camphorous, but clean and strong. It is one of my favorite Lavender scent and I have tried many! Performance wise, Mikes is always a great soap. It's easy to lather, slick, dense and moisturizing.

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 01-08-2014, 09:20 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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It's excellent, Mike's Hungarian Lavender ... one of the better lavender scented soaps around, IMO.

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 01-08-2014, 09:40 AM
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Great stuff. Used Hungarian Lavender most of this past week.

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 01-08-2014, 09:42 AM
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I am on the last dregs of my tin. My favorite lavender scent so far. An earthier lavender.

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 01-08-2014, 10:56 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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I haven't used the lavender, but MNS in general is good stuff.

I have not used TOBS lavender, so I don't know how it smells, but some really nice lavender soaps I've used are:

RazoRock King Louis Lavender. A slightly powdery French lavender
Mystic Water Wild Lavender. Very spicy, herbaceous lavender.
Speick is also a great soap or cream, and uses Spike lavender so its scent is also in the spicy realm.

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 01-08-2014, 11:09 AM
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Best Lavender I've tried! This and his Peppermint Rosemary are my two favorites. Highly recommneded!

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 01-08-2014, 01:45 PM
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I like it too. Not as strong as Castle Forbes but still a very pleasing scent. Used it this morning and got a great shave.

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 01-08-2014, 08:24 PM
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A wonderful lavender scent in a fantastic soap. My favorite of Mikes scents that I have tried.

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 01-08-2014, 10:38 PM
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It reminds me of the lavender they use in MdC. At least that was the first thing that popped into my mind when I smelled it.

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 01-09-2014, 10:41 AM
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Mike's Hungarian Lavender is a favorite of mine. Nice lather and smooth shave. I love the scent which has what I would call a "dark" scent as opposed to a more traditional lavender. It makes me think of the woods more than it does of floral area.

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 01-09-2014, 02:59 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Used it, loved it!

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 01-11-2014, 12:19 PM
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All,

Thanks for the input..I went to Mike's site to order some and the Hungarian Lavender is sold out. Sad

I'll send him an email and see when he expects it to be back in stock....sounds like a great soap.

Ed

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 01-12-2014, 11:33 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Mike's Natural Soaps are excellent. I have full tins of Barbeshop and Lemongrass & Eucalyptus and love them both. Yesterday I received 8 samples from Mike's. Among them is Hungarian Lavender. It is very, very beautiful smelling soap. Very natural and "quiet".

Other scents I got (which fell into three categories: 1 - Love it! 2 - Take it or leave it and 3 - not for me):

Lavandin & Eucalyptus (category 2)
Hungarian Lavender (category 1)
Rose & Cedarwood (category 1)
Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper (category 1)
Pine & Cedarwood (category 2)
Lily of the Valley (category 1)
Vetiver (category 3)
Unscented (category 1)

This is based on just sniffing the soaps, not lathering them. I assume they all provide similar performance to my full tins. Once I lather the soaps I may change my mind on some of them, I suppose.

I think it's certain that no matter the scent Mike's soaps are some of the best out there. Ingredients are all pronounceable (important to me) and the feel of the shave is simply wonderful. This is excellent stuff!

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 01-13-2014, 02:24 PM
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After reading this thread I have decided to pick up some Mikes Natural Soap I will let you know how it goes.

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 01-13-2014, 02:51 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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Mike's Natural soaps are a favorite of mine. I have not tried the Hungarian Lavender yet, but it sounds lovely and will definitely be in my next order. My absolute favorite scent is Rose & Cedarwood.

I have tried many soaps and I have a hard time finding soaps that perform as good for me. Some are close, but Mike's always seem to take the gold.

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 01-13-2014, 03:22 PM
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Mike's Coconut is currently in my heavy rotation (every 3 days). I like it a great deal. Recommended scent. Performance is great.

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 01-14-2014, 11:22 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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I shaved with Mike's Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper sample today. A very nice scent, dominated by Orange. Performance is spot on consistent with other Mike's scents I tried (I have full tins of Barbershop and Lemongrass & Eucalyptus). Very nice soap and a lovely subtle scent. I have more samples to go through.

I used today's sample as a stick and rubbed it on the stubble to get product off the bar. It worked fine, but not overwhelming amount of lather was produced that way. Enough for my 3+ passes with a small travel brush, but I'd like to try these samples with a big bruiser of a brush like SOC SE, which always plays so nice with Mike's soaps. Any ideas?

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 01-14-2014, 12:05 PM
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  • mjemec
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  • Slovenia
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The way I used Mike's samples was to press them down in a larger container. This almost doubled the surface area of the sample and that way the sample didn't move around the brush. I was able to get 3 to 5 shaves out of one sample, depending on the brush I used.

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 01-14-2014, 12:15 PM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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(01-14-2014, 12:05 PM)mjemec Wrote: The way I used Mike's samples was to press them down in a larger container. This almost doubled the surface area of the sample and that way the sample didn't move around the brush. I was able to get 3 to 5 shaves out of one sample, depending on the brush I used.

That's what I am planning to do next time. Thanks.

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