10-14-2014, 03:01 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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We are currently in Japan, staying, as we usually do when we are here, in my bride's sister's (and her husband's) home in Kamakura. This trip, I brought my L'Occitaine Plisson synthetic brush with me, with a puck of Provence Santé Thé Vert (Green Tea) shaving soap (and the Schick Hydro razor). I have not used that shaving soap in Japan before.

I really like the scent of the PSGT soap, but I have not thought of it as a lingering scent. But, since I have been here on this visit, shaving early in the morning, everyone who has used the bathroom after me has commented on the wonderful clean fresh scent the bathroom has after I have shaved there.

Conclude from that what you will. Wink

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 10-14-2014, 03:23 PM
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well - i conclude that you should bring with you home 3 cans of organic matcha (gold version) from marukyu-koyamaen.

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 10-14-2014, 03:41 PM
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  • kav
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shaving quietly
my blade
cuts beard

Flute music in background

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 10-14-2014, 09:11 PM
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Very nice and I hope you enjoy your trip! Smile

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 10-14-2014, 11:57 PM
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(10-14-2014, 03:23 PM)tonsorius Wrote: well - i conclude that you should bring with you home 3 cans of organic matcha (gold version) from marukyu-koyamaen.
+1 that is some awesome green tea

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 10-15-2014, 01:15 AM
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certainly keith - the most awsome green tea of any green tea on the face of earth - however - ones personal style may differ. in fact - teamasters usually prefer the lower grades - albeit still of peak quality.

but hey - mista meles - you may also have great smell of green tea in your surroundings by other means than from your soap. i highly recommend these green tea incense sticks from kogado. your japanese family will appreciate it very much. when it comes to kodo you will be hard pressed to find a better selection of true incense in all of japan. add to that - they'll answer your emails in english as well Cool

ps: you can read a slight review in english of the shop's incense sticks here.

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 10-15-2014, 01:49 AM
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My favorite variety is genmai cha (with toasted rice grains).

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 10-15-2014, 02:09 AM
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yes rory - it's refreshing. this tea was invented by the teashop horaido in kyoto. funny with puffy rice Smile

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 10-15-2014, 02:51 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(10-14-2014, 03:23 PM)tonsorius Wrote: well - i conclude that you should bring with you home 3 cans of organic matcha (gold version) from marukyu-koyamaen.

We have some of that around the house in Portland (less than three cans, for sure). But the scent of Provence Santé Green Tea is not really like any green tea that I have smelled. PSGT has a very pleasant scent -- maybe it is my favorite of all shave soap scents -- but to my nose it smells more fresh and clean than it smells like tea of any kind. My Japanese relatives, in commenting on how nice the bathroom smelled after I had shaved, never suggested that it reminded them of green tea.

The Provence Santé listed ingredients do mention green tea, however.

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