08-27-2012, 11:26 AM
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Have a tub of D.R. Harris Lavender soap (which I love). The tub remains covered, and the scent has always remained what I would call strong. Received a sample of D.R. Harris Windsor and one of D.R. Harris Arlington in shredded form in plastic baggies. The scent of the Windsor was very faint, and that of the Arlington non-existent. I suspect that the act of shredding and being shredded may have adversely impacted the scents, but do not know. Was wondering if anyone had tubs of Lavender and either Arlington or Windsor could make a comment on how the strengths compare. I know the scents are different; I am wondering about the strength. Thanks!

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 08-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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  • Teiste
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I don't have the Windsor,but I have all the others.
Just use the soaps and you will see how they will deliver their scent.With the shredded Arlington soap,just put it on a container,like 5 drops of water to compress it and use it : the scent will show up.
The Marlborough contains the strongest scent,followed by the Arlington,Almond and Lavender.
The shaving creams also are stronger scented than the shaving soaps.The Almond shaving cream smells different than the shaving soap too.

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 08-27-2012, 12:07 PM
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(08-27-2012, 11:55 AM)Teiste Wrote: With the shredded Arlington soap,just put it on a container,like 5 drops of water to compress it and use it : the scent will show up.
Teiste, I did. It didn't. Several times now and no scent whatsoever. Would have said maybe it got mixed up with Almond, but the Almond has more of a scent than this Arlington sample does.

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 08-28-2012, 07:52 AM
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The Arlington sample I received from Garry is quite strongly scented. So far I've found that a complete puck of most soaps seems to have more scent than a 1/2 oz shredded sample. My experience with Malborough pucks is they vary a bit but always have that cedar scent. My puck of Windsor is a little more subtle and not as scented as the sample of the cream I had nor the AS splash.

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 08-28-2012, 09:06 AM
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(08-27-2012, 12:07 PM)john parker Wrote:
(08-27-2012, 11:55 AM)Teiste Wrote: With the shredded Arlington soap,just put it on a container,like 5 drops of water to compress it and use it : the scent will show up.
Teiste, I did. It didn't. Several times now and no scent whatsoever. Would have said maybe it got mixed up with Almond, but the Almond has more of a scent than this Arlington sample does.

Thats quiet strange,since the 2 Arlington soaps (3 with the stick) that I have tried/owned were very well scented ...not heavily scented,but close enough.

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 08-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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Tried it yet again. Still nothing. Perhaps my nose just doesn't register Arlington and Windsor. Good reason not to buy it.

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 08-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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Maybe some "dud" pucks ?HuhHuh

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 08-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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(08-28-2012, 11:21 AM)Teiste Wrote: Maybe some "dud" pucks ?HuhHuh

That may well be possible. Apparently not too long ago there was a problem with Marlborough pucks with no scents. If memory serves, those who had them sent them either to the vendor or to D.R. Harris for replacement. My comment to Garry was that if I decide to pursue a D.R. Harris puck, purchase will be contingent on the vendor smelling it before he sends it.

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 08-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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Nothing is sacred anymore...Sad

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 08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
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  • MickToley
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To me the windsor is the strongest followed by alington, marlborough, and almond having the lightest if any scent at all. I don't have the lavender, I'm not into the flowery scents.

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 08-28-2012, 08:02 PM
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(08-28-2012, 06:28 PM)MickToley Wrote: To me the windsor is the strongest followed by alington, marlborough, and almond having the lightest if any scent at all. I don't have the lavender, I'm not into the flowery scents.

Yes...I too find the Windsor Soap to have the strongest scent. However, I find the Marlborough to be stronger than the Arlington.

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 08-28-2012, 08:34 PM
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(08-28-2012, 08:02 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Yes...I too find the Windsor Soap to have the strongest scent. However, I find the Marlborough to be stronger than the Arlington.

Really? I guess it's the citrus scent in arlington that hits my nose hard.

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 08-28-2012, 08:51 PM
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Everyone perceives scent a bit differently. To my nose, the Marlborough is stronger than the Arlington but others may experience the scents differently.

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 08-28-2012, 08:53 PM
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  • MickToley
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(08-28-2012, 08:51 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Everyone perceives scent a bit differently. To my nose, the Marlborough is stronger than the Arlington but others may experience the scents differently.

True, with all this stuff it's always a YMMV thing.

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 08-28-2012, 11:57 PM
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I had my first shave with the Windsor today. Scent from the puck is strong, but once I had latherd it up the scent faded. I found the same happend with the Lavender, while Arlington, Marlborough and Almond maintain the scent in the lather.

Now, this was my first shave and I am expecting the scent in the lather to improve once I start using it regularly. I found this happened with both the Lavender and Floris No.89.

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 08-29-2012, 09:25 AM
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I think my DRH soaps are losing their scent with age. I rotated in my lavender last week and I could barely smell it.

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 08-29-2012, 09:31 AM
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(08-29-2012, 09:25 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: I think my DRH soaps are losing their scent with age. I rotated in my lavender last week and I could barely smell it.

Of the 4 D.R. Harris soaps that I have,the lavender has the weakest scent.

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 08-30-2012, 12:28 AM
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(08-29-2012, 09:31 AM)Teiste Wrote: Of the 4 D.R. Harris soaps that I have,the lavender has the weakest scent.
+1

Second shave with the Windsor and the scent is stronger. I notice an earthy undertone that I wasn't able to place yeaterday. To me its subdued, but others might find it more pronounced.

Great shave, though Cool

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 08-30-2012, 11:32 AM
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While all of the scents are on the light side, my strongest to weakest scented are:
1. Lavender
2. Marlborough
3. Arlington
4. Windsor
5. Almond

I find the strength of my Lavender and Marlborough soaps to be just right. The Windsor too, since I'm not a big fan of the scent. I do wish the Arlington scent was a bit stronger and I wish I could detect any scent at all in my Almond. As an aside, I would love to see Harris put out a Rose soap.

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 08-31-2012, 10:55 AM
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The scent in my Arlington puck hit my nose hard. Stored it away after one use. I think Marlborough is probably more my style.

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