12-20-2016, 04:53 PM
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  • Steve56
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I believe we've all heard of superlathering, most typically putting good cream on bad soap for reasons that were never clear to me....

But has anyone mixed creams and soaps because of fragrance, not performance? I've looked around and found very little.

What got me thinking was that I have a tube of Musgo Real oakmoss and Musgo lavender, and several other lavender creams. We all know that two of the underpinnings of fougeres are lavender and oakmoss so I did an experiment mixing Musgo oakmoss with lavender creams. And it mostly worked. What I got smelled quite good and like neither - though you could tell they were in there if you smelled it critically. A dry lavender like Truefitt and Hill worked best with the Musgo oakmoss so far.

I also tried mixing a dab of AoS sandalwood cream with some T&H rose cream and then again with Simpsons vanilla rose. Both seemed to work and the Simpsons mix was interesting.

I haven't actually shaved with either yet or tried to determine a good balance, but the idea seems to have some merit.

So has anyone else tried something like this? Anything work for you? I know we have some supernoses here so I thought I'd float the idea.

Cheers, Steve

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 12-20-2016, 05:11 PM
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I do this occasionally.

I also mix my fragrances, why not my soaps  Biggrin

SuperMix I have enjoyed:

Xpec Original with Tabac shaving stick

Penhaligon Bayolea soap with Penhaligon Blenheims Bouquet cream

Castle Forbes Lime cream with DR Harris Windsor shaving stick

I Coloniali soap with Valobra shaving stick

Savonniere du Moulin soap with La Toja shaving stick

Do you want me to continue  Wink

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 12-20-2016, 05:12 PM
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I used to mix Mystic Water Lily of the Valley soap with TOBS Grapefruit cream. Fantastic shave & scent.

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 12-20-2016, 05:13 PM
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  • Steve56
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Absolutely Claus, I'm learning something!

Cheers, Steve

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 12-20-2016, 05:50 PM
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I like to use Latha Sandalwood with Proraso Red from the tube. They balance each other out nicely for me.

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 12-20-2016, 07:10 PM
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  • bijou
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I have taken soap samples that I have gotten over the years and made into a hodge podge of 3 tubs of soap that include the remnants of finished soaps. Actually the tubs have wonderful scents emanating out of them and thye really produce a great leather and post feel.

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 12-20-2016, 09:13 PM
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I used to have a puck of DRH Lavender, which I never really cared for, scentwise. I tried adding a dab of TOBS Peppermint cream to it, and wound up with a fantastic lavender-mint.

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 12-20-2016, 10:26 PM
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Tabac and MdC.

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 12-21-2016, 01:54 AM
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Castle Forbes Cedarwood/Sandalwood cream with Tabac shaving stick

Castle Forbes Lavender cream with Speick shaving stick

B&M Seville soap with Musgo Real Original cream

TOBS Sandalwood cream with DR Harris Sandalwood shaving stick

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 12-21-2016, 08:47 AM
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(12-20-2016, 05:12 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: I used to mix Mystic Water Lily of the Valley soap with TOBS Grapefruit cream. Fantastic shave & scent.

No longer necessary because of the new MW scent that combines grapefruit with lily of the valley!

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 12-21-2016, 08:49 AM
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(12-21-2016, 08:47 AM)kingfisher Wrote:
(12-20-2016, 05:12 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: I used to mix Mystic Water Lily of the Valley soap with TOBS Grapefruit cream. Fantastic shave & scent.

No longer necessary because of the new MW scent that combines grapefruit with lily of the valley!

I wonder who could have suggested that combination to Michelle?  Thumbsup

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