04-06-2018, 03:11 PM
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(04-01-2018, 04:00 PM)asiliski Wrote: I have used both, like both.  I find them quite similar in performance since they are both tallow recipes with lanolin.  Mike's lemongrass/eucalyptus is fabulous.  So is Larry's Lavish. I prefer vegan soaps, but these are the only tallow ones i will use.

Why yes it is!

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 04-07-2018, 04:55 AM
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(03-30-2018, 11:06 AM)TropicalHotDog Wrote: The thing that I love about Mike's soaps is that the scents are clean and simple, and good for everyday use. CRSW is way too complex and perfumey for my tastes. Others see this the other way around, with a preference for the complexity and nuance of a well crafted fragrance, and dislike for simple, "pedestrian" scents. It all comes down to your taste.

As far as lavender goes, I think that Mike's Hungarian Lavender is one of the best on the market. It is much earthier than the average floral lavender, and has a masculine appeal. It's hard to find any company whose lavender offering can compete with it. Lavandin and Eucalyptus is a similar scent that I also enjoy. I highly recommend both.

As some have mentioned, Mike's Lime is a very sweet scent. I find it more reminiscent of green lifesavers candy than of limes. I enjoy it, but would not recommend it if a true lime scent was desired.

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 04-07-2018, 07:33 AM
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(04-06-2018, 03:11 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote:
(04-01-2018, 04:00 PM)asiliski Wrote: I have used both, like both.  I find them quite similar in performance since they are both tallow recipes with lanolin.  Mike's lemongrass/eucalyptus is fabulous.  So is Larry's Lavish. I prefer vegan soaps, but these are the only tallow ones i will use.

Why yes it is!

I know you are a huge fan of this scent, Mike.  I've seen others describe this as smelling like lemon head candy, would you agree?

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 04-10-2018, 07:15 PM
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(04-07-2018, 07:33 AM)22bulldog Wrote:
(04-06-2018, 03:11 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote:
(04-01-2018, 04:00 PM)asiliski Wrote: I have used both, like both.  I find them quite similar in performance since they are both tallow recipes with lanolin.  Mike's lemongrass/eucalyptus is fabulous.  So is Larry's Lavish. I prefer vegan soaps, but these are the only tallow ones i will use.

Why yes it is!

I know you are a huge fan of this scent, Mike.  I've seen others describe this as smelling like lemon head candy, would you agree?

Sorry, missed this. I think Mike’s LG&E is very similar to CRSW Citrus, even given the different scent notes. That said, I can see where Mike’s is likened to lemonhead candy, but probably not as sweet to my nose. E.G., Mike’s Lime is very sweet, whereas LG&E isn’t. Mike describes his scent as dry, lemony, and invigorating - which I agree with. I originally purchased a bath-soap bar in this scent, and it was great!

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 04-15-2018, 08:25 AM
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  • Niro884
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Mike's Lime smells quite natural to me and not synthetic or candy like in any way.  OWV

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 04-15-2018, 08:35 AM
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I'm slightly OT here. I've used both Mike's and CRSW.

I get a better quality and more protective lather from CRSW. Of the scents (of both) that i've used, the CRSW scents are generally more to my liking.

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