06-29-2015, 06:41 AM
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Has anyone tried the VS TSN? How does it compare to the others? Mana? Dolm?

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 06-29-2015, 06:43 AM
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(06-29-2015, 06:41 AM)Deuce428 Wrote: Has anyone tried the VS TSN? How does it compare to the others? Mana? Dolm?

Performance same as manna , same beta 4.0 formula. Amazing performance . This has mango butter which improves post shave .You must try


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 06-29-2015, 07:27 AM
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I just used it last night.  It's a great soap--smells good, which is a bonus, but for me comfort is the #1 concern and it was right up there with the best.  It's my first SV, so I can't compare to other versions.

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 06-29-2015, 10:33 AM
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Performance is as expected. 

The scent is more citrus and herbal to me and a good choice for the warm months...

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 06-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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(06-29-2015, 06:41 AM)Deuce428 Wrote: Has anyone tried the VS TSN?  How does it compare to the others? Mana? Dolm?

I used regularly the SV Felce and SV Manna. Recently I added  the SV TSN LE (Flying Mango). Their performance is exceptional and very close IMHO, but given my scent preference I would rate them as follows:

#1 - SV TSN LE
#2 - SV Felce
#3 - SV Manna

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 07-01-2015, 12:09 PM
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A. The aluminum container with or without dents is a large unit. There is a nice margin of elbowroom for a brush without the mess other tins filled to the brim create.
B. I tend to overload my brushes and wind up squeezing a good amount of soap back into the containers. I was surprised how SV loaded up only to the upper third of my Vie Long Beehive Badger ( same load time) and then face lathered into Antarctic iceflows.
C. The scent seems to change delightfully with my body chemistry and outdoor conditions. I was up early to beat our humid June gloom and walk to the store. I'm at the sample station at Trader Joes. They were promoting these weird flat wheat buns and bacon that, well smelled like BACON.
I'm having my Ethiopian coffee and a sample and 3 of the clerks said 'what smells so nice'? I had moved on to the cheese and one following me
said 'It's YOU'! She said it was like fresh cut lumber only stronger. She called over the others and I heard three different, but positive responses.
d. this is also my first SV also. If the rest are this nice all will be in my collection ASAP.

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 07-01-2015, 12:15 PM
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The performance is absolutely amazing. Easy to lather, great shave performance but even better post shave feel. I highly recommend it. Scent is lovely as well. I hope a matching aftershave eventually is made.

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 07-01-2015, 05:40 PM
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Just received my package from Phil today - so had to try it for a night shave.  Next up SB was a Tulip 2 band that likes soaps, and went at a moistened puck with a somewhat wet brush.  Plenty of load in the hard Great Lakes water with about 30 swirls.  Whipped up quickly. nice, slick, smells great - I got a bunch of citrus.  Very good shave.  Feels nice post-shave too.  Will have to try the others if a hole ever opens in the shelves of soap  ..

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 07-01-2015, 06:10 PM
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Its great to read so many positive comments, but difficult to accept that I may want some!

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 07-01-2015, 08:03 PM
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For me the Flying Mango is easier to lather than the Manna, I have not tried the other two SV soaps.

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 07-01-2015, 08:11 PM
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Anyone in the shaving community knows all to well the succession of products that become THE Excaliber of razors or soap so good you want to commit heresy and steal holy water to use with it. All to many seem to fade like health foods fads and become Bran pushed aside by Kale. Oh they keep a quiet consumer base of users or simply vanish one day and see a brief fire of interest as the remaining stocks go up in price and then fade into darkness. 
We've all been there. I chased after old formula Woods of Windsor and then one day went YAWN. A bar of rose scented Klars Kabinett is probably worth an equal bar of gold. I was scared to death when Super Iridiums became unavailable.
And now we have this soap and I'm thinking: Are you that blonde in University I thought was it and suffered so much pain only to wonder now what the 'it' was? I don't think so. Once in awhile some products do 'win The triple Crown' with times measured in milliseconds or agonizing leads and this is one of them.

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 07-02-2015, 10:26 AM
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Kav, I've thought the same thing many times. I enjoy trying new soaps and many are enjoyable and I'm glad to have them for variety's sake, but there aren't many that measure up to my gold standard, Czech and Speake O&C and 88. That said, the SV line is a triple milled Italian soap, so my interest is piqued.

Cheers, Steve

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 07-03-2015, 12:10 AM
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Anyone had any problems with dinged up metal containers ?

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 07-03-2015, 08:02 AM
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YES! mine arrived nearly pristine so I let Pyewacket play bathroom floor hockey with it. It has now been properly distressed.

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 07-03-2015, 08:07 AM
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Yes, 'distressed' finish is a nice term, almost suggesting added attention to detail. Winky

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 07-03-2015, 08:13 AM
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(07-03-2015, 08:07 AM)Agravic Wrote: Yes, 'distressed' finish is a nice term, almost suggesting added attention to detail. Winky

In the guitar world you can purchase a relic'd guitar. Designed to look like somebody else put miles on it, up to and including buckle rash on the back. Fender sells these through the custom shop in Corona, CA at a premium. Perhaps a marketing angle to be applied here? Relic'd razors, soaps, etc. Wink

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 07-03-2015, 08:33 AM
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So I take it this soap needs a wooden SV container ?

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 07-03-2015, 08:35 AM
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(07-03-2015, 08:33 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: So I take it this soap needs a wooden SV container ?

Hey Claus , it's comes in a tin no need for bowl. Amazing scent you should try
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 07-03-2015, 09:00 AM
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(07-03-2015, 08:13 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(07-03-2015, 08:07 AM)Agravic Wrote: Yes, 'distressed' finish is a nice term, almost suggesting added attention to detail. Winky

In the guitar world you can purchase a relic'd guitar. Designed to look like somebody else put miles on it, up to and including buckle rash on the back. Fender sells these through the custom shop in Corona, CA at a premium. Perhaps a marketing angle to be applied here? Relic'd razors, soaps, etc. Wink
Filson also sells Restored bags with new stitching, new straps, patch holes and charges more then new.

I don't get it.

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 07-03-2015, 10:13 AM
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Don't some companies do that with the ripped and worn-out jeans that sell for over $100?  Biggrin

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