05-23-2015, 08:56 AM
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Hi guys, just got my puck of MWF and I'm inpressed, I lathered it up just fine and got a nice shave. However while I had the soap really warm the scent really came to life and I kept thinking this soap smells like something my grand dad used to use,and for the life of me it's driving me crazy but it has that familiar scent. Anybody know what it cold be Old spice maybe,I dunno. Mitchells being so old I'm sure whatever I'm thinking of was probably made after the scent or I could be wrong. Maybe this post makes sense or maybe I'm babbling like a mad man. Lol

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 05-23-2015, 09:03 AM
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Right there with you Otis. I was my first soap and is used regularly. I can only describe the scent as clean,  warm, pleasant, and yes,  familiar but can't place. Something about it I find fresh and relaxing. Great stuff! 

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 05-23-2015, 09:21 AM
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(05-23-2015, 09:03 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Right there with you Otis. I was my first soap and is used regularly. I can only describe the scent as clean,  warm, pleasant, and yes,  familiar but can't place. Something about it I find fresh and relaxing. Great stuff! 

(05-23-2015, 08:56 AM)Otis375 Wrote: Hi guys, just got my puck of MWF and I'm inpressed, I lathered it up just fine and got a nice shave. However while I had the soap really warm the scent really came to life and I kept thinking this soap smells like something my grand dad used to use,and for the life of me it's driving me crazy but it has that familiar scent. Anybody know what it cold be Old spice maybe,I dunno. Mitchells being so old I'm sure whatever I'm thinking of was probably made after the scent or I could be wrong. Maybe this post makes sense or maybe I'm babbling like a mad man. Lol


I agree with the both of you. It's like a real classic clean laundry scent.

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 05-23-2015, 09:30 AM
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I really like the scent of MWF.  Pleasant in way that I don't find myself getting tired of it. Perfect for a daily driver type of product. 

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 05-23-2015, 09:51 AM
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Its a great soap, I like a soap to smell clean but not over bearing MWF is a great balance. It's a keeper I just knew it was going to smell old fashioned, but I was pleasantly surprised. 

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 05-23-2015, 10:21 AM
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It makes sense, and no, you aren't babbling like an old man.

It smells good and reminiscent of something that I've never been able to nail down either.

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 05-23-2015, 11:02 AM
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Yea, never been able to nail that scent down too. It screams old fashioned to me and not in a bad way either.

Bob

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 05-23-2015, 11:10 AM
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 only way I can describe it is going into the bathroom after my father or grandfather just got ready to go to work,if that makes sense. Maybe some kind of hair tonic I've got my wife's sniffer n the case she'll have it nailed down before too long. She agrees so far it smells like our father's and grandfather's bathrooms after they were getting ready

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 05-23-2015, 11:48 AM
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I know just what you all mean!  When I first got MWF I knew I had smelled that aroma before!  But I have never been able to associate it!

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 05-23-2015, 04:22 PM
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I agree.  It has a simple clean smell.  Not to insult anyone (I love the stuff myself), but it reminds me of when I would go into my Grandmother's restroom.  It had that fresh aroma, but not overpowering.

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 05-23-2015, 06:34 PM
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Was thinking the same thing. My dad owns the Kent's soap and I had my first whiff over Easter. Very familiar but I couldn't think of it. Very pleasant too.

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 05-23-2015, 07:37 PM
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(05-23-2015, 04:22 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I agree.  It has a simple clean smell.  Not to insult anyone (I love the stuff myself), but it reminds me of when I would go into my Grandmother's restroom.  It had that fresh aroma, but not overpowering.

LOL,it really really does. In a good way in my opinion triggers happy times in my youth, who would of thought all that from smelling a soap. 

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 05-23-2015, 10:33 PM
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(05-23-2015, 07:37 PM)Otis375 Wrote:
(05-23-2015, 04:22 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I agree.  It has a simple clean smell.  Not to insult anyone (I love the stuff myself), but it reminds me of when I would go into my Grandmother's restroom.  It had that fresh aroma, but not overpowering.

LOL,it really really does. In a good way in my opinion triggers happy times in my youth, who would of thought all that from smelling a soap. 
Smells are the epitome of recognizing tons of things from ones past, instantly! Awesome!

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 05-24-2015, 05:33 AM
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Add me to the list -- love the clean, fresh, vibrant scent... it smells very familiar to me... but I just can't quite place it either.

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 05-26-2015, 09:27 AM
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Gentlemen, stop and think what your dad's and granddad's used that was also used by barbers.  Give up?  I will tell you what it is.  It is the clean scent of MWF with just a touch of talc scent.

TALC, that is what is bringing back the old memories.  And yes, grandmother's used talc in the bathroom too.

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 05-26-2015, 09:33 AM
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(05-26-2015, 09:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Gentlemen, stop and think what your dad's and granddad's used that was also used by barbers.  Give up?  I will tell you what it is.  It is the clean scent of MWF with just a touch of talc scent.

TALC, that is what is bringing back the old memories.  And yes, grandmother's used talc in the bathroom too.

I told my wife it smelled like talcum powder! 

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 05-26-2015, 11:10 AM
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(05-26-2015, 09:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Gentlemen, stop and think what your dad's and granddad's used that was also used by barbers.  Give up?  I will tell you what it is.  It is the clean scent of MWF with just a touch of talc scent.

TALC, that is what is bringing back the old memories.  And yes, grandmother's used talc in the bathroom too.

Yea, just might be right about it smelling like talc.

Bob

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 05-26-2015, 12:34 PM
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Could it be Ivory soap? That was my first reaction. Ivory was our bath soap growing up.

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 05-26-2015, 12:40 PM
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To me ARKO smells more like Ivory soap.

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 05-26-2015, 01:00 PM
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(05-26-2015, 12:40 PM)Johnny Wrote: To me ARKO smells more like Ivory soap.
That, is high praise.  Wink

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