04-18-2016, 10:42 AM
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It's time for me to order a new CRSW soap and I was curious if someone would offer an opinion on the scent of this soap?  Is primarily floral or primarily woodsy?  I'm hoping for the latter.  

Thanks in advance for your input.

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 04-18-2016, 11:40 AM
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i don't speak French but I think Floraux would be Floral in English...

scroll down to second description

http://www.coldriversoapworks.com/store/...__v.2.html

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 04-18-2016, 12:26 PM
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To my nose it is definitely more earthy, woodsy..... less floral.

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 04-18-2016, 12:32 PM
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(04-18-2016, 12:26 PM)Ezekiel Wrote: To my nose it is definitely more earthy, woodsy..... less floral.

Fantastic!  Thanks.

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 04-18-2016, 02:23 PM
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More floral, less woodsy to my nose.

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 04-18-2016, 02:40 PM
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(04-18-2016, 02:23 PM)evnpar Wrote: More floral, less woodsy to my nose.

Ok, thanks.

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 04-18-2016, 05:33 PM
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It's a lovely scent, but I'm not any good at describing scents.  I would say it's a balance of floral and woodsy, with neither scent being predominant but perhaps just slightly more on the floral side.

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 04-18-2016, 05:56 PM
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(04-18-2016, 05:33 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: It's a lovely scent, but I'm not any good at describing scents.  I would say it's a balance of floral and woodsy, with neither scent being predominant but perhaps just slightly more on the floral side.

Thanks for your opinion.  

As with most other things in our hobby, it seems I just need to try it for myself.

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 04-18-2016, 07:24 PM
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To me it has a nice mixture of floral and wood. I generally don't care for floral soaps and in particular I do not like rose, but this soap has changed that for me.
I have used at least a dozen of Larrys soaps over the past couple years and I have to say that Bois Floraux is my favorite thus far. I say give it a try.


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 04-18-2016, 08:16 PM
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(04-18-2016, 05:56 PM)shaverjoe Wrote: As with most other things in our hobby, it seems I just need to try it for myself.

Joe, I think this is the best advice you'll receive and I was just going to state this. Smile

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 04-21-2016, 07:13 PM
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I just ordered this as my 1st V2 soap.  I do like floral scents, particularly those from Mystic Waters.

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 04-25-2016, 12:10 PM
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Nice scent from what I remember , something I received in a trade , never would have purchased based on scent profile but found it enjoyable.

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 05-08-2016, 04:16 PM
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I cracked open the tin and "hot caramel on a new boardwalk" was my first impression. That quickly morphed into more distinct scents of jasmine and a huge white rose balanced with cedar, juniper and rosewood. That sounds inviting, but to be honest, the puck smells funereal. Heavy wood and abundant floral notes brought up memories of sad, somber occasions in old Victorian houses. It's a very unexpected fragrance for a shaving soap, and I thought it would be brought out only on the bluest Monday mornings, when anything more chipper would be an insult to a pervasive melancholy.

But put a dab of the soap on your wrist, and let it warm up. What blooms is a much lighter blend of flowers and juniper with just a hint of wet, warm woodland earth. The lather carries these notes, but even more quietly. The floral sweetness fades to pale violet, and the vetiver comes forward to balance perfectly with the woody scents. You're transported from your home to shady woodland paths fringed with clumps of flowers and fresh green plants. It's a remarkable transformation, and a testament of Larry's skills, not only with tallows and butters, but with scents as well.

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 05-08-2016, 04:20 PM
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(04-18-2016, 10:42 AM)shaverjoe Wrote: It's time for me to order a new CRSW soap and I was curious if someone would offer an opinion on the scent of this soap?  Is primarily floral or primarily woodsy?  I'm hoping for the latter.  

Thanks in advance for your input.


Joe for me it opens with the floral but the woody undertone is dominant.

It's fantastic.

Did you order?

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 05-08-2016, 04:38 PM
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(05-08-2016, 04:16 PM)Bouki Wrote: I cracked open the tin and "hot caramel on a new boardwalk" was my first impression. That quickly morphed into more distinct scents of jasmine and a huge white rose balanced with cedar, juniper and rosewood. That sounds inviting, but to be honest, the puck smells funereal. Heavy "polished" woods and abundant floral notes brought up memories of sad, somber occasions in old Victorian houses. It's a very unexpected fragrance for a shaving soap, and I thought it would be brought out only on the bluest Monday mornings when anything more chipper would be an insult to a pervasive melancholy.

But put a dab of the soap on your wrist, and let it warm up. What blooms is a much lighter blend of flowers and juniper with just a hint of wet, warm woodland earth. The lather carries these notes, but even more quietly. The floral sweetness fades to pale violet, and the vetiver comes forward to balance perfectly with the woody scents. You're transported from your home to shady woodland paths fringed with clumps of flowers and fresh green plants. It's a remarkable transformation, and a testament of Larry's skills, not only with tallows and butters, but with scents as well.

You have some language skills when it comes to describing soap scents.

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 05-08-2016, 05:19 PM
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(05-08-2016, 04:20 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote:
(04-18-2016, 10:42 AM)shaverjoe Wrote: It's time for me to order a new CRSW soap and I was curious if someone would offer an opinion on the scent of this soap?  Is primarily floral or primarily woodsy?  I'm hoping for the latter.  

Thanks in advance for your input.


Joe for me it opens with the floral but the woody undertone is dominant.

It's fantastic.

Did you order?
I did not. Rather I went with the LE soap by Brutalt Bra.

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 05-08-2016, 05:37 PM
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(05-08-2016, 05:19 PM)shaverjoe Wrote:
(05-08-2016, 04:20 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote:
(04-18-2016, 10:42 AM)shaverjoe Wrote: It's time for me to order a new CRSW soap and I was curious if someone would offer an opinion on the scent of this soap?  Is primarily floral or primarily woodsy?  I'm hoping for the latter.  

Thanks in advance for your input.


Joe for me it opens with the floral but the woody undertone is dominant.

It's fantastic.

Did you order?
I did not. Rather I went with the LE soap by Brutalt Bra.


Great choice.

Although if you would like I'll shoot a sample out tomm as I will be headed to the post office anyways.

So you can smell for yourself.

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 05-08-2016, 06:47 PM
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(05-08-2016, 05:37 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote:
(05-08-2016, 05:19 PM)shaverjoe Wrote:
(05-08-2016, 04:20 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Joe for me it opens with the floral but the woody undertone is dominant.

It's fantastic.

Did you order?
I did not. Rather I went with the LE soap by Brutalt Bra.


Great choice.

Although if you would like I'll shoot a sample out tomm as I will be headed to the post office anyways.

So you can smell for yourself.
I appreciate the offer but that isn't necessary.  I try to rotate through the artisan soaps I have and CRSW is up next after I finish my current puck of Mike's Lime.  I use one soap from a particular artisan then pick up another soap from a different artisan. I'm going to work through Mike's Lime this summer, then pick up a CRSW soap for fall-either a Vetiver scent of the Bergamot and Bay. 

I agree, the Brutalt Bra LE soap is wonderful, though I prefer the scent of the original. That said, I regret buying only one puck of the LE. 

Again, thank you for your generous offer!

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