02-01-2014, 06:09 AM
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Just an FYI and possibly a place to put your thoughts.

Considered by many to be one of nature's greatest aphrodisiacs, vanilla's use in perfumery and grooming can be traced back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians crafted vanilla-infused oils as offerings to the gods and the Romans often anointed themselves with oils of vanilla and other precious plants before attending their grand banquets. In 1925, the great perfumer Jacques Guerlain made history when he chose to incorporate vanilla into the exquisitely animalic Shalimar, regarded as one of the greatest perfumes of all time. But the use of true vanilla has fallen off in recent years, replaced by cheaper, sweeter synthetic substitutes that have never really been able to match the original. Barrister & Mann decided that it was high time for that to change and what better time of year to do so than Valentine's Day?

We thus bring you the limited-production Vanille, scented with a combination of real bourbon vanilla absolute and the richly vanillic and woody resin styrax benzoin. Together, the oils combine to produce the most gorgeous vanilla scent in shaving today, a voluptuous, elegant, and deeply sensual fragrance that will remind your date of the meaning of desire.

Only 36 pieces of Vanille have been made. Don't wait to get yours.

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2/36 are spoken for at a minimum
http://www.barristerandmann.com/shaving-soap/vanille

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 02-01-2014, 07:56 AM
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Wow, my wife isn't going to know what hit her. I'd better save this for a shave before bed.

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 02-01-2014, 11:02 AM
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(02-01-2014, 07:56 AM)evnpar Wrote: Wow, my wife isn't going to know what hit her. I'd better save this for a shave before bed.

As it happens, you got the very last one. Biggrin

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 02-01-2014, 01:00 PM
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Not happy at all about missing out on this one.Angry

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 02-01-2014, 01:15 PM
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There will be more good things coming, some of them with vanilla in them. Promise! Angel

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 02-01-2014, 06:12 PM
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Luckily I got up early this morning and happened up on this whilst I was shopping!! My wife loves Clubman Vanilla and paired with this...you guys may not hear from me for awhile Heart Tongue

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 02-01-2014, 08:43 PM
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(02-01-2014, 06:12 PM)scottb7862 Wrote: Luckily I got up early this morning and happened up on this whilst I was shopping!! My wife loves Clubman Vanilla and paired with this...you guys may not hear from me for awhile Heart Tongue

Biggrin Enjoy your time!

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 02-03-2014, 09:28 PM
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Mmm. Vanilla.

Can't wait to get my two pucks.

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 02-08-2014, 08:22 PM
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Got my 1 puck I think Thursday maybe.. Just unwrapped it and put it in a container. Haven't used it yet.. anybody used it yet?? My first run with it will be Sunday since I shaved earlier today..Nose is kinda stopped up, couldn't really smell it...

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 02-08-2014, 10:14 PM
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It also doesn't project as much from the bare soap as some of our other scents, mostly because it's absolute-based. You'll smell it more obviously in the lather.

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 02-09-2014, 04:06 AM
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(02-08-2014, 10:14 PM)BarristerN_Mann Wrote: It also doesn't project as much from the bare soap as some of our other scents, mostly because it's absolute-based. You'll smell it more obviously in the lather.
Can't wait to lather it!! & this cold go on its merry way..

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 02-09-2014, 08:14 PM
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How bout another run of this eh? It was here and gone before most could blink! I love vanilla, but a lavender vanilla would be fantastic.

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 02-09-2014, 08:50 PM
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Lavender / Vanilla!!! Oh, my! Smile

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 02-09-2014, 09:34 PM
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Lavender/Vanilla would be fantastic!!!Biggrin

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 02-10-2014, 08:04 AM
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Hmmmm. Lavender vanilla. Very "Jicky." Well, I'm working on a lavender soliflor that would incorporate vanilla, but a straight lavender/vanilla scent would be good too. I'll give it some thought and let you fine folks know?

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 02-10-2014, 08:12 AM
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Now that is exciting!

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 02-10-2014, 10:41 AM
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(02-10-2014, 08:04 AM)BarristerN_Mann Wrote: Hmmmm. Lavender vanilla. Very "Jicky." Well, I'm working on a lavender soliflor that would incorporate vanilla, but a straight lavender/vanilla scent would be good too. I'll give it some thought and let you fine folks know?

Also very Caron Pour Un Homme!

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 02-10-2014, 11:59 AM
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(02-10-2014, 10:41 AM)john parker Wrote:
(02-10-2014, 08:04 AM)BarristerN_Mann Wrote: Hmmmm. Lavender vanilla. Very "Jicky." Well, I'm working on a lavender soliflor that would incorporate vanilla, but a straight lavender/vanilla scent would be good too. I'll give it some thought and let you fine folks know?

Also very Caron Pour Un Homme!

It's funny you should say that, actually. I'm in the process of sending a sample of Mousse de Saxe, on which all but one of the early Caron fragrances were built, out for analysis. I'd really like to know what's in the stuff. Perhaps I should wait until I get the results back?

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 02-10-2014, 12:03 PM
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At first I was disappointed the Vanilla was sold out so quickly. I've got two of the regular soaps on the way to me here in the UK. Dispatched today I believe. Looking forward to giving them a try Biggrin

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 02-10-2014, 12:05 PM
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(02-10-2014, 12:03 PM)782sirbrian Wrote: At first I was disappointed the Vanilla was sold out so quickly. I've got two of the regular soaps on the way to me here in the UK. Dispatched today I believe. Looking forward to giving them a try Biggrin

Looking forward to hearing what you think of them!

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