07-07-2015, 03:45 AM
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Been using this soap recently and am really enjoying it. Nice cushioned and slick lather and short load time.

My worry was the scent. Will it be too sweet or will it be to faint (jasmine being light) and will it be linear and lacking complexity.

No, no and no. Good scent strength 7/10, definitely not sweet and the bouquet is certainly not linear, I get rose, floral and gorgeous real jasmine notes.

Does anyone have any other recommendations under the Mystic Waters brand?

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 07-07-2015, 04:07 AM
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All of MW scents are very pleasing. 
My personal favorites are Sandalwood-Rose; Poggio dei Pini; Bay Rum, Lime, Marrakesh, Barbershop, and Irish Traveller. 
The price point is such that you can try several soaps and not spend a lot of $$.

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 07-07-2015, 04:13 AM
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Jasmine is really good. For summer try prospect creek, my all time favorite is Marrakesh


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 07-07-2015, 04:22 AM
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You discovered a wonderful soap! 

Lilac & Lime really shine this time of year as well with the added benefit of lanolin.

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 07-07-2015, 04:27 AM
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(07-07-2015, 03:45 AM)Nishy Wrote: Been using this soap recently and am really enjoying it. Nice cushioned and slick lather and short load time.

My worry was the scent. Will it be too sweet or will it be to faint (jasmine being light) and will it be linear and lacking complexity.

No, no and no. Good scent strength 7/10, definitely not sweet and the bouquet is certainly not linear, I get rose, floral and gorgeous real jasmine notes.

Does anyone have any other recommendations under the Mystic Waters brand?
On the recommendation of a great TSN member I recently got myself a few MW and love them all. Started with the Bay Rum, then added a puck of Jasmine, Lilac, and Lavender. 
If you like Jasmine, the chances are pretty high that you might Like the lilac and Lavender.

What makes this soap special for me is the aftershave feel. I tried many soaps, but the MW is the best so far.

Cheers

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 07-07-2015, 04:42 AM
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I am really enjoying some Mystic Waters shaves at the moment. I recently brought Orange Vanilla and Prospect Creek. Orange Vanilla is sweet but very nice and the Prospect Creek has a wonderful Peppermint scent with the right amount of menthol.

David, another UK TSN member very kindly sent me some samples to try out. He sent me Poggio Dei Pini, Lime and Sardinian Honey. All of which are very nice.

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 07-07-2015, 04:45 AM
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Thank you gents for your suggestions, residing in the UK I am quite selective and MW has become one of my favourote American artisans. Lilac & lavender as well as bay rum shout out to me.

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 07-07-2015, 06:03 AM
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MW Jasmine is probably my favorite soap scent. Just love it. Next in line would be Poggio dei pinni. I also enjoy the Brown Windsor and Marrakesh but have actually yet to find a scent I did not like from MW.

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 07-07-2015, 06:04 AM
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Jasmine is lovely, indeed.

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 07-07-2015, 06:18 AM
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I picked up the Jasmine based on a recommendation from Celestino and am very happy with both its scent and most importantly the performance both during and post shave. I don't find the MW soap difficult to lather, contrary to other reports.

The one that keeps catching my eye is the Orange Vanilla for some reason. Oli, good to hear you enjoy and would love to get more impressions of the scent [sorry, don't want to derail this thread though].

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 07-07-2015, 06:19 AM
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 07-07-2015, 06:21 AM
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MW is great stuff!  Currently using and enjoying Marrakesh and Poggio de Pini and Marrakesh.  Might have to give Jasmine a try.

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 07-07-2015, 06:32 AM
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(07-07-2015, 06:18 AM)kwsher Wrote: I picked up the Jasmine based on a recommendation from Celestino and am very happy with both its scent and most importantly the performance both during and post shave. I don't find the MW soap difficult to lather, contrary to other reports.

The one that keeps catching my eye is the Orange Vanilla for some reason. Oli, good to hear you enjoy and would love to get more impressions of the scent [sorry, don't want to derail this thread though].
Actually any type of awareness or information surrounding MW is beneficial so no need to apologise regarding de-railing Smile I sent a friend 10 or so samples including CRSW sandalwood, gondolier, choc bourbon, icoloniali and MITA amongst others. I included MW jasmine and a note mentioning one of these samples will be a game changer, not indicating which one.

I was delighted when he said the jasmine was his preferred choice, amazing considering the many options I sent but does prove it is a great soap for us two guys at least.

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 07-07-2015, 07:17 AM
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(07-07-2015, 06:32 AM)Nishy Wrote: Actually any type of awareness or information surrounding MW is beneficial so no need to apologise regarding de-railing Smile I sent a friend 10 or so samples including CRSW sandalwood, gondolier, choc bourbon, icoloniali and MITA amongst others. I included MW jasmine and a note mentioning one of these samples will be a game changer, not indicating which one.

I was delighted when he said the jasmine was his preferred choice, amazing considering the many options I sent but does prove it is a great soap for us two guys at least.

Cheers Nishy!

Very interesting full blind "focus group" experiment! I am a huge fan of iColoniali too and very much enjoy the performance as well as the scent. I would put the MW soap in the same category from my limited experience. I do want to try some other "flavors" but have a ton of soaps right now and a couple more on the way.

Marrakesh sounds interesting as well but not clear on the scent.

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 07-07-2015, 07:58 AM
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(07-07-2015, 07:17 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(07-07-2015, 06:32 AM)Nishy Wrote: Marrakesh sounds interesting as well but not clear on the scent.

Kevin, think Patchouli without the hippie coming along for the ride, and with a sweet floral scent. It is wonderful, but I hope my description doesn't dissuade you from trying it. Biggrin   It is one of my favourite scents.

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 07-07-2015, 08:00 AM
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(07-07-2015, 07:58 AM)celestino Wrote:
(07-07-2015, 07:17 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(07-07-2015, 06:32 AM)Nishy Wrote: Marrakesh sounds interesting as well but not clear on the scent.

Kevin, think Patchouli without the hippie coming along for the ride with a sweet floral scent. It is wonderful, but I hope my description doesn't dissuade you from trying it. Biggrin   It is one of my favourite scents.
Ha ha! I do normally shy away from Patchouli as to me it is a masking scent and I don't care for it. I do have another shave soap that uses patchouli in a number of their scents as a baselayer and it is fantastic!

Your description may have just closed the deal for me Smile Thanks!

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 07-07-2015, 08:21 AM
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(07-07-2015, 04:45 AM)Nishy Wrote: Thank you gents for your suggestions, residing in the UK I am quite selective and MW has become one of my favourote American artisans. Lilac & lavender as well as bay rum shout out to me.

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 07-07-2015, 08:30 AM
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Jasmine is lovely, though it reminds me a bit too much of my grandmother's house. I like Lilac a little more. Both are very nice.

In the non-floral camp, Cedar & Sage is a great scent, and the Lemongrass & Blue Gum scent is medicinal, but really refreshing!

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 07-07-2015, 08:40 AM
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(07-07-2015, 08:21 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(07-07-2015, 04:45 AM)Nishy Wrote: Thank you gents for your suggestions, residing in the UK I am quite selective and MW has become one of my favourote American artisans. Lilac & lavender as well as bay rum shout out to me.

PM sent.

Enablers all around the world! Thumbup

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 07-07-2015, 09:36 AM
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(07-07-2015, 08:21 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(07-07-2015, 04:45 AM)Nishy Wrote: Thank you gents for your suggestions, residing in the UK I am quite selective and MW has become one of my favourote American artisans. Lilac & lavender as well as bay rum shout out to me.

PM sent.
Thank you received

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