Poll: Preference?
 04-29-2017, 06:24 AM
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I wonder what is your personal taste when it come to scent? Do you like something simple? Or something complex? Or perhaps you avoid scent for certain reason?

Personally, I am a guy that largely prefer simple scent. Though many agree that the words complex and simple varies from person to person, just use your definition of it.

I have tried scent from many many different artisans, some which I won't purchase again because of the complexity and high risk of the scent even how wonderful and good the soap base it. One good example is L&L and B&M. Had 6 L&L though 3 or 4 are a miss and the performance are top notch and 3 B&M which I hardly use due to how weird the scent is.

I tend to stay with simple scented soap these days.

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 04-29-2017, 06:37 AM
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If I could I would vote for all three choices.

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 04-29-2017, 06:55 AM
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I like to use the term: "Identifiable", when it comes to my preference in soap-scents.

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 04-29-2017, 07:04 AM
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Although I prefer simple scents, scent is the least important thing to me in a shaving soap or cream. It's all about performance, both during the shave and post-shave effect for me. I spent 5 straight years shaving with a 'shaving mix' that had virtually no scent, and persevered with it because of the performance. I added scent after the shave with an EdT or EdC.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a nice scent, but between scent and performance, performance wins easily.

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 04-29-2017, 07:08 AM
  • eengler
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(04-29-2017, 06:37 AM)ColdRiverSoap Wrote: If I could I would vote for all three choices.

Yes! I like to have all choices availableSmile

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 04-29-2017, 08:04 AM
  • Nero
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While shaving, I prefer a nicely-sourced (high quality and, as Primo says, "identifiable") SIMPLE scent.

(For colognes, a bit more complex, but still natural, not abstract.)

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 04-29-2017, 08:54 AM
  • Mouser
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The first two equally.

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 04-29-2017, 01:23 PM
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I prefer complex, with subtle to moderate scent strength.  Thus, I can't vote for the "Complex and robust" category.

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 04-29-2017, 03:56 PM
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I voted for unscented because my wife has COPD. Over time, I have become more interested in pure performance. I think that a preferred scent may make one overlook excellence of performance.

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 04-29-2017, 06:07 PM
  • SCOV
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I like mild scent and good performance.  Same for cream/soap and aftershave moisturiser.

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 04-29-2017, 06:39 PM
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I prefer milder scents in shaving creams and shaving soaps, however I enjoy complex as well as simple scents.

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 04-29-2017, 07:43 PM
  • Agravic
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I vote 'keep it simple' ie pure and to the essence..

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 04-29-2017, 08:25 PM
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Simple for me too. I don't want to sound naive when someone asks me about the scent and I have to say, " Well, you know, it's complex"..

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 05-01-2017, 12:52 PM
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I voted for more complex; but I would say I use simple scents just as much. I would have voted for both if I could; as I'm not a fan of unscented.

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 05-01-2017, 01:00 PM
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I find it hard to limit to these categories.  I generally like a less robust scent in soap but love both complex scents and simple scents.  Performance is where it's at though.  Don't care how well a scent is crafted or how pleasing I find it to be.  If the soap doesn't do the work, the scent is useless.

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 05-01-2017, 05:20 PM
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I guess I tend toward complex, meaning multi-note combinations as opposed to one or two notes.

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 05-01-2017, 06:02 PM
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I like a good strong scent, but I generally dislike complex blends of fragrances. I find that too many notes blended together tend to smell like generic cologne. With that being said, a single note fragrance is usually boring. I tend to like soaps that have one main note, with a bit of something else, to keep it interesting. Lavender pairs nicely with peppermint, or musk. Sandalwood pairs nicely with cedar.

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 05-04-2017, 09:44 AM
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Simple in the summer.. More robust in the winter!

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 05-08-2017, 08:18 AM
  • Steve56
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I prefer simpler scents in general, lavender, lavender-mint, citrus, citrus-wood, rose, rose-wood, etc. But I also enjoy complex scents provided they are made by perfumers, think the 3Ts (Grafton, Trafalgar, Spanish Leather...), Penhaligon's (Belnheim, Sartorial...), vintage Colonia cream, I Coloniali mango, etc... And I do unscented just fine too.

Cheers, Steve

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 05-08-2017, 08:24 AM
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If 'all of the above' were a choice I would have cast a vote for that.  Angel Depending on the soap I like some that fit all three characteristics.

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