07-11-2015, 08:28 AM
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I have been a fan for a while, Adirondack Jack is my favorite so far. But I mostly use it in the cooler months.

Working through some samples, I used Barbershop the other day. One moment I thought the scent was good and unique. Next it was just meh... Cycle continued throughout my shave. I felt overly moisturized afterwards, but it is summer. Gotta use this some more to make up my mind, probably a yes.

Today was Spearmint Eucalyptus, nice and sweet, but I like more menthol.

Tomorrow will be Prospect Creek. I hope the menthol bites more.

I may wind up with some Spearmint Eucalyptus Creek ultimately Wink

Mystic takes a bit more work (it doesn't lather as readily as Arko) but the moisturizing post shave feel is worth it. Cushion and sickness is great too.

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 07-11-2015, 09:30 AM
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Prospect Creek I would say is very similar to Proraso Green in menthol levels. I enjoy the peppermint scent more than I thought I would. 

The Orange Vanilla is something special though, amazing scent right up my street.

My dad is enjoying Poggio Dei Pini also Smile

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 07-11-2015, 10:22 AM
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I agree with the post shave feel. My favorite scent is Frankincense & Myrrh. It smells amazing in my book. A scent similar to Caties Bubbles LPV.

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 07-11-2015, 12:34 PM
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You might want to try the Lemongrass & Blue Gum as Michelle added menthol to it which should make it quite cooling since it was already without it!

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 07-11-2015, 02:20 PM
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Why not marrekesh or brown windsor ? Both are terrific scents . Very unique .
Prospect creek is really good for summer.


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 07-11-2015, 02:26 PM
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(07-11-2015, 12:34 PM)celestino Wrote: You might want to try the Lemongrass & Blue Gum as Michelle added menthol to it which should make it quite cooling since it was already without it!

+1. 

Although I do not use MW, Lemongrass and Blue Gum is very nice scent.

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 07-11-2015, 02:27 PM
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I felt the Prospect Creek had a touch more menthol than Proraso. I love it and find it great on a hot day!

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 07-11-2015, 04:08 PM
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Validation for Michelle:

Not that I ever doubted her, not for a minute, not me, no sir!  
— But I was intrigued by one of the statements on mystic4men.com:  


Quote:A classic fragrance in the 19th century and said to have been the favorite soap of Napoleon, Brown Windsor . . .

And today, I stumbled upon a well-written 2009 blog entry about a 199 year old article that appeared in a Tasmanian newspaper.  
Here is the URL for the blog entry.

Quote:
Browsing through Saturday morning’s Hobart Town Gazette - 14 September, 1816 (as one would), I read a remarkable article about Bonaparte’s carriage.
This fine vehicle was taken by General Kellerman at the Battle of Waterloo (June 1815) and sold to the Prince Regent for 3000 guineas.
The news article describes the interior in fine detail.

Inside the carriage were many compartments for maps and telescopes, a small writing desk beneath which was a hole for an iron bed (folding), two merino mattresses, and a liquor case.
The accessaire, an elegant mahogany box, contained mother-of-pearl razors, silver toothbrush, shaving box, ink stand and sand box, teapot and sugar box and two elegant candle sticks.
Napoleon’s personal items included several bottles of eau do Cologne, and eau de lavender – even (despite his old English enemy) bars of Windsor soap.
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Now I am really intrigued.

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 07-11-2015, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I love reading little bits of history like that plus it's nice how it ties in with this hobby. Makes you wonder on how the razors looked and who they were made by!

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 07-11-2015, 04:26 PM
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(07-11-2015, 04:08 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: Validation for Michelle:

Not that I ever doubted her, not for a minute, not me, no sir!  
— But I was intrigued by one of the statements on mystic4men.com:  



Now I am really intrigued.

As was I.   Wink

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 07-11-2015, 06:52 PM
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(07-11-2015, 04:21 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Thanks for sharing! I love reading little bits of history like that plus it's nice how it ties in with this hobby. Makes you wonder on how the razors looked and who they were made by!

+1

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 07-11-2015, 08:19 PM
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(07-11-2015, 04:26 PM)Mystic Water Wrote:
(07-11-2015, 04:08 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: Validation for Michelle:

Not that I ever doubted her, not for a minute, not me, no sir!  
— But I was intrigued by one of the statements on mystic4men.com:  



Now I am really intrigued.

As was I.   Wink

So there is a French savonier, Rancé, that traces its roots back to 1795 see this site, and which apparenly was Napoleon Bonaparte’s soapmaker.  Rancé Le Vainqueur Fine Soap was “made for Napoleon Bonaparte”, and other Rancé soaps were made on Napoleon’s commission for his son, and for Eugénie, and for Joséphine, etc.  Reviewers say that “Rancé is without doubt the best soap in the world.”  

But at the very pinnacle of Napoleon’s career, as he, perhaps the most powerful individual in the world at that moment, traveled with his army to Waterloo, he carried in his personal luxury carriage, not one of the Rancé soaps, but Windsor.  

So, here in 2015, which — Rancé and its Le Vainqueur or Michelle Burns and her Mystic Water Brown Windsor — is the true banner carrier for the soap fragrance that was favored by Napoleon?

I know where I will place my bet.

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 07-12-2015, 06:18 AM
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Michelle's Brown Windsor is very nice.  

I placed my bet this morning with a Coconut sample that came with Friday's delivery.  First time with this scent. Very nice pure coconut scent for the warm summer day out there.  

How to justify another puck when a delivery just came in... Wink

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 07-12-2015, 10:21 AM
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My Prospect Creek is face freezing, much more so than Proraso --- I would put it up there with Stirling Glacial levels.

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 07-12-2015, 07:08 PM
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Been wanting to try mystic water for a while. Maybe I will visit there stand at a farmers market while in DC

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 07-12-2015, 07:18 PM
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(07-12-2015, 07:08 PM)Shubes Wrote: Been wanting to try mystic water for a while. Maybe I will visit there stand at a farmers market while in DC

Boy, you're lucky! I wish I could do that!  Biggrin

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 07-12-2015, 11:04 PM
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(07-12-2015, 07:08 PM)Shubes Wrote: Been wanting to try mystic water for a while. Maybe I will visit there stand at a farmers market while in DC

I hope to be at the Kensington market on Saturday and the Greenbelt market on Sunday.  Any changes to my usual schedule (usually due to weather) will be posted on my Facebook page on the day of the market so you might want to check there before coming.  Also, if you want to purchase samples, let me know ahead of time so I can bring the ones you want (I don't usually sell samples at the markets, just online).

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 07-14-2015, 11:23 AM
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(07-12-2015, 10:21 AM)Boonie21 Wrote: My Prospect Creek is face freezing, much more so than Proraso --- I would put it up there with Stirling Glacial levels.

really? the menthol is that strong?

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 07-14-2015, 11:31 AM
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(07-14-2015, 11:23 AM)llalm Wrote:
(07-12-2015, 10:21 AM)Boonie21 Wrote: My Prospect Creek is face freezing, much more so than Proraso --- I would put it up there with Stirling Glacial levels.

really? the menthol is that strong?

Michelle doubled the menthol content in her more recent batches, I believe.

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 07-14-2015, 12:46 PM
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(07-12-2015, 11:04 PM)Mystic Water Wrote:
(07-12-2015, 07:08 PM)Shubes Wrote: Been wanting to try mystic water for a while. Maybe I will visit there stand at a farmers market while in DC

I hope to be at the Kensington market on Saturday and the Greenbelt market on Sunday.  Any changes to my usual schedule (usually due to weather) will be posted on my Facebook page on the day of the market so you might want to check there before coming.  Also, if you want to purchase samples, let me know ahead of time so I can bring the ones you want (I don't usually sell samples at the markets, just online).

That is very kind of you! Thank you for the offer and for the heads up!

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