10-24-2017, 07:20 PM
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Which do you prefer?

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 10-24-2017, 07:24 PM
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I have both... your question is a dead end. They are both phenomenal lavenders imo. Very clean natural lavender, not perfume scented at all. I am quite smitten with Savon #1

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 10-24-2017, 07:25 PM
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  • MaxP
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I prefer CRSW over Mike's in nearly all cases. It performs better.

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 10-24-2017, 07:28 PM
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(10-24-2017, 07:24 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: I have both... your question is a dead end.  They are both phenomenal lavenders imo.  Very clean natural lavender, not perfume scented at all.  I am quite smitten with Savon #1

How would you describe each scent?

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 10-24-2017, 07:50 PM
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  • eengler
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I enjoy the CRSW over Mikes. The scent is more complex and I find the performance to be better both during and post shave.

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 10-24-2017, 07:57 PM
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Mike's is thicker, more cushion.. CRSW is slicker with better post shave. In my experience, CRSW is a 8.5 out of 10, Mike's is a 8.

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 10-24-2017, 08:01 PM
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I prefer the performance of Mike's, but I prefer the scent of CRSW Savon #1.  I am not trying to imply that CRSW is lacking in performance, we all know it is excellent, I just prefer Mike's.

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 10-24-2017, 09:18 PM
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A vote for the Mike's here. Hungarian Lavender is just so earthy and the lather is super thick and creamy.

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 10-25-2017, 01:07 AM
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Another vote for Mike's.  Been awhile since I have tried Savon #1, but Mike's is still in my Den!

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 10-25-2017, 02:28 AM
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I find them both excellent.  Their performance is comparable, and I give a slight edge to Mike's on scent.  CRSW is a more complex scent, while Mike's seems simpler, earthier and more natural.

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 10-25-2017, 03:34 AM
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As usual, we’ve made your decision much easier.   Biggrin

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 10-25-2017, 04:16 AM
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(10-25-2017, 03:34 AM)Steelman Wrote: As usual, we’ve made your decision much easier.   Biggrin

So True! There really is no wrong choice here. Both highly recommended top tier artisans.

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 10-25-2017, 04:25 AM
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(10-25-2017, 04:16 AM)eengler Wrote:
(10-25-2017, 03:34 AM)Steelman Wrote: As usual, we’ve made your decision much easier.   Biggrin

So True! There really is no wrong choice here. Both highly recommended top tier artisans.

I agree Ed. And this is true of many “this” vs “that” posts. Many of these artisans have really nailed their products. There is no superior product.

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 10-25-2017, 05:35 AM
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I've smelled Mike's before, would you say Savon is similar, or "fresher"?

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 10-25-2017, 05:56 AM
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(10-24-2017, 08:01 PM)merkur man Wrote: I prefer the performance of Mike's, but I prefer the scent of CRSW Savon #1.  I am not trying to imply that CRSW is lacking in performance, we all know it is excellent, I just prefer Mike's.

+1

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 10-25-2017, 06:17 AM
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Another vote for CRSW. I have both CRSW and Mikes in my top 5 soaps but the performance of CRSW is definitely much better. CRSW is thicker, creamier, slicker and has a better post shave face feeling.

As for the scents of each I also prefer CRSW over Mikes. CRSW is richer and much more complex while Mikes is a single note of lavender. As far as a straight lavender soap, Mikes is fantastic but the Savon No.1 is a beautifully crafted scent.

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 10-25-2017, 06:18 AM
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(10-24-2017, 09:18 PM)Gig103 Wrote: A vote for the Mike's here. Hungarian Lavender is just so earthy and the lather is super thick and creamy.


Curious, what are your thoughts on the Savon No.1 scent?

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 10-25-2017, 06:28 AM
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I just finished off a tub of Mikes. Excellent soap.


CRSW is an awesome soap as well. Definitely a top performer.


As far as scent , here's my take.

Mikes is a pure lavender scent. Slightly earthy.

CRSW Savon is a stronger herbal lavender. Think MdC original.

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 10-25-2017, 06:34 AM
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(10-25-2017, 06:28 AM)Gabe Wrote: As far as scent , here's my take.

Mikes is a pure lavender scent. Slightly earthy.

CRSW Savon is a stronger herbal lavender. Think MdC original.

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 10-25-2017, 07:05 AM
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(10-24-2017, 07:25 PM)MaxP Wrote: I prefer CRSW over Mike's in nearly all cases.  It performs better.


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I do like the performance of the CRSW Select Premium by a fair bit over Mikes. You cant really go wrong with either though IMO and the scents are different enough you can buy both!

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