08-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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Can anyone make some recommendations for some shaving soaps that are a bit more feminine smelling? She loves all the different hand soap scents from places like Bath & Body Works and she thinks a shave soap should smell like that too. I was trying to find a way to get scent samples from different manufacturers but was not having much luck and I am feeling lazy. So I turn to the fine citizens of the Nook for help.

What scent would you recommend to make her feel uber-girly?

Thanks.

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 08-13-2012, 07:52 PM
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Rose, lavender, violet, or lilac. All of these can be made by some artisan soap makers. Prairie Creations (Krissy's site) makes all of these scents and more. Her tallow and lanolin shave soaps are excellent. For glycerin shaving soap, try Ginger's Garden (Irena's [aka soapbuddy] site). Easy to lather and great scents. Easily the best glycerin shave soap I have tried. I hope this helps.

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 08-13-2012, 07:54 PM
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Thanks freddy. We just got done looking through Krissy's site and we're very impressed. I'm about to send her a PM with a couple questions.

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 08-13-2012, 08:12 PM
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Blenheim bouquet? Honestly don't know as I can't afford it. Tongue But it sounds girly....

On a more serious note, Avocado from TOBS is fresh and while not flowery, isn't restricted to manly smells.

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 08-13-2012, 08:22 PM
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Like Freddy suggested the artisan soapmakers might be your best choice. They will have scents that will appeal to the girly side of any woman.

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 08-13-2012, 08:42 PM
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Also, today many scents are truly unisex so the name doesn't necessarily mean anything. Many men are big fans of rose and lavender, for example, scents that are very often associated with women. Krissy has two scents, Bedford Falls and Squeaky Clean. Either might work for your lady.

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 08-13-2012, 08:54 PM
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As Freddy, mentioned, Rose is a wonderful uni-sex smell and the artisan soap makers could provide that for your partner, Brian.
i assume the soap is for her, right?

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 08-13-2012, 09:04 PM
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Well Krissy has swooped in to the rescue! Thanks again Krissy! I'm confident that we'll find something that my wonderful wife will love. Actually, with all those great scent descriptions I don't think I can let her have all the fun and will eventually find something for myself. If her soap AD reaches the levels of mine, then we'll need a new house just for shave kit! Laughing1

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 08-13-2012, 09:10 PM
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your most certainly welcome......

I know as a female myself I like having choices and not limited to just one. Just like you guys I guess. Sometimes i'm in the mood for one scent one day and another scent another day. And on days i can't make up my mind, I might use 2-4 different scents. You know upper leg, lower leg on both the left and right side. :yho: just because I can.......

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 08-13-2012, 09:21 PM
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Check out MdC.

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 08-14-2012, 03:51 PM
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I noticed that Mike's has Lily of the Valley, one of my wife's favorites.

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 08-14-2012, 04:29 PM
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(08-13-2012, 08:12 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Blenheim bouquet? Honestly don't know as I can't afford it. Tongue But it sounds girly....

On a more serious note, Avocado from TOBS is fresh and while not flowery, isn't restricted to manly smells.

Bleinheim bouquet was churchill's favorite scent. It is a bold scent. It pairs well with a stogie.

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 08-14-2012, 04:31 PM
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(08-13-2012, 09:21 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Check out MdC.

If you consider the smell of hot tar on a humid summer day to be girly. It just shows how the perception of scent differs from person to person

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 08-14-2012, 06:41 PM
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Biggrin Phil, can we agree on Klar Kabinett? I had a similar issue with TOBS almond cream. It stank of an "off" scent. Just nasty to my nose.

Brian, she's got to love rose for KK to work. Heck, If I shaved my legs and pits it might work for me at full strength since it wouldn't be near my nose.

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 08-14-2012, 07:06 PM
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KK is too synthetic for her. She still doesn't like it even after some airing out. Did the scent mellow enough for you to like it?

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 08-14-2012, 07:11 PM
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Maybe you could take her to TrueFit & Hill? AoS? Nordstroms? Nieman Marcus?

Just throwing ideas at the wall.

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 08-14-2012, 07:43 PM
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No T&H or AoS near us. Instead, we are working with a wonderful lady who's made the Nook her home. Krissy from Prairie Creations is helping us find something that my wife can really enjoy. She's even offering her some lathering tips because, let's face it guys, leg lathering is much different than face lathering. I couldn't be more pleased and impressed with the desire that Krissy has to help her potential customers & fellow traditional shavers. I guarantee no AoS, Needless Markups, or Nordstrom employee can offer this type of service.

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 08-14-2012, 07:56 PM
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(08-14-2012, 06:41 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Biggrin Phil, can we agree on Klar Kabinett? I had a similar issue with TOBS almond cream. It stank of an "off" scent. Just nasty to my nose.

Brian, she's got to love rose for KK to work. Heck, If I shaved my legs and pits it might work for me at full strength since it wouldn't be near my nose.

Biggrin Yep...the Klar Kabinett or the Klar Ladies (Lotus flower) soap would be good choices.

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 08-14-2012, 07:57 PM
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(08-14-2012, 07:06 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: KK is too synthetic for her. She still doesn't like it even after some airing out. Did the scent mellow enough for you to like it?

The Klar ladies soap (lotus flower) is much more subtle and natural. She may like that.

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 08-14-2012, 08:08 PM
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(08-14-2012, 07:06 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: KK is too synthetic for her. She still doesn't like it even after some airing out. Did the scent mellow enough for you to like it?

I have one shred of KK in a cup waiting for tomorrows shave/test. It's still fairly soon to try it though. I was planning on giving it quite some time to age. I'd really like it to be a soap that I can use. But I might die before it ages enough and I don't plan on dying anytime soon.

Maybe it's the synthetic that my nose is objecting to.

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