05-08-2012, 04:21 PM
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  • James
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Let me know what you have. Thanks.

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 05-10-2012, 10:11 AM
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PM sent.

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 05-11-2012, 12:12 PM
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I used the Vetiver for most of last Fall while breaking in my Semogue 820. It has a very nutty quality, similar to the St. Charles Very V incarnation. I think you will be very pleased with the performance of Cyril Salter creams.

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 05-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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  • James
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Really look forward to trying it out via the good graces of Bowlturner. Seems to bring out the extremes in opinions. I tend towards heavier, vetiver scents in my creams and colognes.

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 06-18-2012, 08:11 AM
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Okay, finally getting around to a review. Thanks again to Bowlturner. Anyway, it is true that the first scent is of cigarette butts left in stale coca-cola. That said, it kind of grows on you after a while, especially if you are in to heavier vetiver scents. It seems to take a little more water in my AOS super badger to get a good lather going, but once there the lather is very thick and moisturizing. With a Feather blade loaded in an EJ89, two passes, the combo produces a pretty good shave. In fact, I just got a new tub for Father's Day. I alternate it with Martin de Candre depending on my mood. On my vetiver days, I combine it with some Encre Noir, and Ruh Khus oil (which is a whole nother thing!). So bottom line is that if you like the heavy, dark scents, this could be for you.

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 06-18-2012, 09:45 AM
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I never could get past that first scent. Congrats to you James!!

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 06-18-2012, 02:00 PM
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Nice review, James. Your description of how it smells is as good as any! I usually see it described as smelling like wet dirt. The Cyril Salter is pretty intense as Vetiver scents go! I still love it!

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 06-18-2012, 02:39 PM
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This is one of two soaps that makes my nose want to turn and run the other way when I smell it.

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 06-18-2012, 03:36 PM
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Definitely a 'in the mood' for Cream for me - but it's performance is excellent.

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 06-18-2012, 03:51 PM
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(06-18-2012, 02:39 PM)Dave Wrote: This is one of two soaps that makes my nose want to turn and run the other way when I smell it.

And the other is...?

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 06-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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(06-18-2012, 03:51 PM)James Wrote:
(06-18-2012, 02:39 PM)Dave Wrote: This is one of two soaps that makes my nose want to turn and run the other way when I smell it.

And the other is...?

Tabac. I've tried it a couple of times to see if my nose changed but it hasn't.

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 06-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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(06-18-2012, 03:53 PM)Dave Wrote:
(06-18-2012, 03:51 PM)James Wrote:
(06-18-2012, 02:39 PM)Dave Wrote: This is one of two soaps that makes my nose want to turn and run the other way when I smell it.

And the other is...?

Tabac. I've tried it a couple of times to see if my nose changed but it hasn't.

Hmm. Got me some Tabac as well. But for sheer stinkiness, the French Vetiver wins hands down.

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 06-18-2012, 04:53 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I always thought it smelled kind of like a campfire that was rained on although I can see the stale cigarettes.

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 06-18-2012, 05:09 PM
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(06-18-2012, 04:53 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I always thought it smelled kind of like a campfire that was rained on although I can see the stale cigarettes.

I don't think thats rain I think it's bear pee.

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