03-24-2015, 07:10 PM
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I have Givenchy Gentleman edt and aftershave, and truly enjoy it.  From all that I have read, it is patchouli; it is also sweet and a bit spicy.  Curious if there are any shaving soaps (preferably tallow-based) that are patchouli scented.  Have read that B&M Seville has that scent, at least to some.  But really haven't heard of many others.  Suggestions?

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 03-24-2015, 07:18 PM
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Mitchell's Wool Fat has some patchouli scent and it is tallow based. The scent is very light and pleasant--not sure if youre one of the ones that love that heavy cheap cologne smell on a soap. At ~$8 a 125g refill it is a tremendous value especially as it is the BEST soap ever made (or will be made).




PS. YMMV should be assumed by now that I don't even need to say this but some will get upset if I don't put those four letters.  Rolleyes

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 03-24-2015, 07:43 PM
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I'm subscribing to this thread because I'd like to know about a real patchouli soap as well.  I have Seville, but don't detect muc patchouli in it.

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 03-24-2015, 07:51 PM
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Valobra has a patchouly hard soap and it is tallow

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 03-24-2015, 08:03 PM
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(03-24-2015, 07:51 PM)SnafuJack Wrote: Valobra has a patchouly hard soap and it is tallow


Valobra is an excellent choice Biggrin

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 03-25-2015, 02:06 AM
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(03-24-2015, 08:03 PM)Giorgio Wrote:
(03-24-2015, 07:51 PM)SnafuJack Wrote: Valobra has a patchouly hard soap and it is tallow


Valobra is an excellent choice Biggrin

I'll third that.  Smile

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 03-25-2015, 02:09 AM
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(03-24-2015, 08:03 PM)Giorgio Wrote:
(03-24-2015, 07:51 PM)SnafuJack Wrote: Valobra has a patchouly hard soap and it is tallow


Valobra is an excellent choice Biggrin

Yes, the Valobra patchouli scented soap  is very nice.

Bob

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 03-25-2015, 02:11 AM
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1 Valobra   Biggrin

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 03-25-2015, 05:43 AM
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Stirling Glastonbury is a patchouli-based tallow soap. I love it.

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 03-25-2015, 07:43 AM
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Beer Soap Brewing Company soaps are pretty heavy on the patchouli, I got lime/coconut and it has a distinct patchouli scent even though it wasn't mentioned in the description. The Italian Bergamot and Patchouli is likely going to have the patchouli you are looking for, and it is a great tallow soap to boot.

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 03-25-2015, 08:44 AM
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I came on this thread to mention Beer Soap Brewing Company's Italian Bergamot and Patchouli, but I see that sgemmett beat me to it.  I agree that the lime/coconut has a bit of a patchouli tone to it, as well, but it's much more pronounced in the Italian Bergamot and Patchouli. 

I find BSBC's soaps very easy to lather and the lather provides for a fine shave.  Unless you hate bergamot, you should check out BSBC's Italian Bergamot and Patchouli.  I think you would love it.

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 03-25-2015, 08:51 AM
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Beer Soap Brewing Company is made from beer and some of the scent is going to carry off into it and not everyone is a fan of it. I have the BVV and could not use it even once. It smells like a drunk guy's urine.

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 03-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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(03-25-2015, 08:51 AM)fram773 Wrote: Beer Soap Brewing Company is made from beer and some of the scent is going to carry off into it and not everyone is a fan of it. I have the BVV and could not use it even once. It smells like a drunk guy's urine.

I didn't get quite the offensive odor as fram773, but it's a scent that didn't work for me. 

I'm intrigued by the Valobra but it is a bit pricey.  Stirling looks to be a more modest-priced contender.

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 03-25-2015, 09:44 AM
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I had a buddy who was a definite hippy, and I think still is that always wore patchouli. It wasn't bad at all and I knew when he was at work just by breathing. I miss that scent, it was like a flashback to when I was younger. Though I just missed that era being born mid 60's.  Love patchouli

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 03-25-2015, 10:20 AM
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Ginger's Garden Haight Ashbury soap and matcing aftershave is really nice!! You can also ask to have it made with Tallow..
http://www.gingersgarden.com/index.php/o...oap-detail

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 03-25-2015, 12:18 PM
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If you want patchouli.....and I mean you have to LOVE patchouli....get yourself some Village Barber pre-shave oil and aftershave balm.  100% natural oils. I sometimes use the oil as an aftershave in winter and for the occasional shave with irritation.  It's a patchouli bomb but in a very pleasing way. Check it out at http://www.villagebarber.com 

Also...Wickham's Dandyism has a Nag Champa incense/patchouli vibe that is very nice.

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 03-25-2015, 01:25 PM
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I also like the patchouli scent on the Kiss my Face cream. Patchouli version. Lather pretty well


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 03-25-2015, 06:40 PM
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SCS sells a patchouli soap. I used up the entire puck. Has the typical slickness you expect from SCS, albeit not the "natural" ingredients other soapers use. My mistake is I left it open to the air and I think it lost some of its scent over time. Probly wouldnt happen if I left it covered. I also got some of their matching ASL. I probly enjoyed that much more than the soap. Their website said to use it sparingly...I couldnt help but slather it on. I need to order a back up bottle, for, you know, an apocalypse or something.

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 03-25-2015, 07:36 PM
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Although not tallow based, Soap Commander's "Respect" is a fine lime patchouli with the dominant scent being patchouli. If you haven't tried it, it might surprise you. The performance is top notch. Good luck choosing. 

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 03-25-2015, 07:55 PM
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My Marrakesh has patchouli as a large percentage of its make-up, with Cedar & Sage coming in second.

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