07-18-2015, 11:53 AM
  • cmh8890
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  • Atlanta, GA
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I received some Savonnerie du Bon Berger, Lavender Rosemary the other day, and finally gave it a try this morning. 

My initial impression is "favorable at this price point".  It has a wonderful scent at the start of lathering, but is virtually gone before even starting the first pass.  It's a shame, because it smells to me like a muted version of MdC original (which I like).  The scent is actually too subtle for me, but I'm one that likes heavily scented shaving soaps.

Performance is adequate with the straight razor - slick enough when wet - but tended to dry quickly, which required a slight refresh during a pass.

All in all, at this price, a nice soap, but not in the "elite" category for me after just one use (and I emphasize the "just one use" part). 

YMMV, of course.

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 07-18-2015, 12:19 PM
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Good luck with the future uses of the soap, Chris!   Smile

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 07-18-2015, 12:36 PM
  • kav
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Have you tried the Volcans in peppermint? My 'shave den' has top notes of xmas candy cane with the subtle nuance of Pyewacket's litter tray and even 10% donkey milk makes for
 a lovely shave.

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