02-13-2014, 09:07 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Was just able to purchase one of these brushes, does anyone have a review of it. Can't wait for it to arrive. #8 will be in my den shortly.

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 02-13-2014, 10:17 AM
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I have heard many good things about them on B&B.
If they are anything like the Caravela I had, then you should be in for a real treat! Biggrin

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 02-13-2014, 10:29 AM
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I've got #43, it's a great brush. It has some scritch to it, but not enough to be uncomfortable. The Semogue 2012 LE was too big for my preferences, but this is just about the perfect size. And it's an absolute lather monster. It and my Duke 3 are fighting it out for the top spot in my rotation.

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 02-13-2014, 10:32 AM
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  • tsimmns
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I had the Semogue 2012 LE and was not a fan of it. I don't know if it was not broke in enough for my taste or what. Right now my favorite brush is a Simpsons Colonel X2L in Best. Hopefully, this one will live up to the hype. If not it will be on the BST. I am not a fan of brushes with to much scritch, so hopefully this one has less than the Semogue 2012.

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 02-13-2014, 10:56 AM
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  • Fidel
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It's very similar to the Semogue Caravela. Same knot width, same type of hairs, same loft length , but doubling its price.

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 02-13-2014, 11:21 AM
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I don't have the Amici but wish I did. Congrats on finding one. I did have the 2012 SE and I despised that brush. Confused

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 02-13-2014, 11:37 AM
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(02-13-2014, 11:21 AM)fbones24 Wrote: I don't have the Amici but wish I did. Congrats on finding one. I did have the 2012 SE and I despised that brush. Confused

If you didn't like the 2012 LE you will probably not like the Amici either. They're not exactly the same but they are very similar.

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 02-13-2014, 11:40 AM
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(02-13-2014, 11:37 AM)NSmalls Wrote:
(02-13-2014, 11:21 AM)fbones24 Wrote: I don't have the Amici but wish I did. Congrats on finding one. I did have the 2012 SE and I despised that brush. Confused

If you didn't like the 2012 LE you will probably not like the Amici either. They're not exactly the same but they are very similar.

I was thinking the same but have read comments by others stating that they love the BC Mistura and did not like the 2012 SE for whatever reason? I was hoping to give another mixed Semogue a chance before writing them off.

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 02-13-2014, 01:01 PM
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The Mistura has a 22mm knot instead of 24mm, perhaps it was someone who cares for smaller brushes in general. The 2012 SE is a pretty large brush all around. I like it personally, I think it makes it a good all rounder.

There may be other differences besides size, but I wouldn't know because I do not have the Mistura. I am waiting on a Texugo though Wink

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 02-13-2014, 05:31 PM
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  • Triad
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Forgive my pics
Bad news-I find the SE is less scritchy than the Amici
Good news-I bet you could sell it fast
Hope it turns out that you like it though!!

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 02-13-2014, 05:32 PM
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  • ben74
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I have an Amici, #96 and the BC Mistura, #74. Both are great brushes. The BC is smaller and softer.

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 02-13-2014, 05:34 PM
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(02-13-2014, 05:32 PM)ben74 Wrote: I have an Amici, #96 and the BC Mistura, #74. Both are great brushes. The BC is smaller and softer.

This keeps my hopes alive that I Will like the mistura even though the 2012 didn't do it for me.

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 02-13-2014, 05:39 PM
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(02-13-2014, 05:34 PM)fbones24 Wrote:
(02-13-2014, 05:32 PM)ben74 Wrote: I have an Amici, #96 and the BC Mistura, #74. Both are great brushes. The BC is smaller and softer.

This keeps my hopes alive that I Will like the mistura even though the 2012 didn't do it for me.

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

The BC Mistura is very approachable, it is the best (IMO) of all the Semogue mixed knots. That said, given time the Amici, TSN, IR, SOC SE etc all soften up, but the BC is pretty soft right from the start. I believe the 2 band badger used in this and the BC Texugo has very soft tips, yet ample backbone. The BC Mistura and Texugo are certainly my favourite Semogue brushes. The Amici is special and something I won't part with, but the BC Mistura is what I reach for most...

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 02-13-2014, 06:32 PM
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  • Shanman
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Owning the 2012 LE, the Caravela, and the 2010 Custom Boar, I found no need to hop on the Mistura and Amici train. I really Iike these, and truly should shift some attention their way. I've been on the Simpson 2 band train for a while now!

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 02-14-2014, 02:48 AM
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(02-13-2014, 10:56 AM)Fidel Wrote: It's very similar to the Semogue Caravela. Same knot width, same type of hairs, same loft length , but doubling its price.

Signs011 This!

There's nothing like a good ol' Caravela! Biggrin

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(02-13-2014, 05:39 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(02-13-2014, 05:34 PM)fbones24 Wrote:
(02-13-2014, 05:32 PM)ben74 Wrote: I have an Amici, #96 and the BC Mistura, #74. Both are great brushes. The BC is smaller and softer.

This keeps my hopes alive that I Will like the mistura even though the 2012 didn't do it for me.

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

The BC Mistura is very approachable, it is the best (IMO) of all the Semogue mixed knots. That said, given time the Amici, TSN, IR, SOC SE etc all soften up, but the BC is pretty soft right from the start. I believe the 2 band badger used in this and the BC Texugo has very soft tips, yet ample backbone. The BC Mistura and Texugo are certainly my favourite Semogue brushes. The Amici is special and something I won't part with, but the BC Mistura is what I reach for most...

I agree with Ben. The badger hair use in the BC Limited Editions is extraordinary - perhaps the best Finest badger hair ever used in a Semogue brush.
I don't have the Amici, and I feel no need for it, since I have the Caravela...

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 02-14-2014, 05:40 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Love the Amici and Tabac picture there. Can't wait to use it when my Tabac stick comes itBiggrin

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 02-14-2014, 06:48 AM
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In general, I prefer large, soft, dense knots with some backbone for face lathering. The handle on the Amici is large enough for my large hands, but it has a little more scritch than I like. It probably deserves a home that appreciates it more so that it's used more often, but I do appreciate the craftsmanship and do reach for it every couple of weeks on days when I feel like a little more scritch. I would probably prefer the BC Mistura.

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 02-14-2014, 09:21 AM
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(02-14-2014, 05:40 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Love the Amici and Tabac picture there. Can't wait to use it when my Tabac stick comes itBiggrin

It's a Caravela, not an Amici! Biggrin

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 02-14-2014, 10:22 AM
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Ah, a Caravela. Now if I can just locate one of those things as wellBiggrin

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 02-14-2014, 10:25 AM
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Thus far I prefer the 2012 SE to the Amici but I think it's a YMMV thing.

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