06-25-2018, 05:54 PM
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Two words: Hungarian Lavender. Biggrin

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 06-26-2018, 02:16 PM
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I’ve been enjoying Mike’s unscented for a while now, and have a jar of lime on the way. You guys enabled my first Mike’s scented soap. Thanks!

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 06-26-2018, 04:46 PM
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(06-24-2018, 06:49 PM)Niro884 Wrote: Mikes has reached legendary status for me. You just can’t go wrong. Amazing soap.


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^ this ... indeed... without question... the best... soap... IMHO...

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 06-26-2018, 05:29 PM
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I used Mike's Vetiver this morning.   Most soaps layer vetiver with other notes, so that at most you get a hint of the vetiver.  Not so with Mike's.  Pure vetiver goodness.

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 06-27-2018, 04:54 AM
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I’ve been buying & selling soaps for over 5 years now. Always chasing the latest & greatest.

While there are many good soaps available, I still come back to Mike’s..one of my very first soaps ever.

It never disappoints.

I think from now on, I’ll just stay with Mike’s.

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 06-27-2018, 07:25 AM
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While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?

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 06-27-2018, 08:38 AM
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(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?

+1    I've thought that maybe I was on the outside of a joke... Blush

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 06-27-2018, 09:03 AM
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(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?


check out Nathan's (Merkur Man) video on how to lather a soap.  It's on the website somewhere. It's a tutorial on how to make a lather directly on the puck.  In the video, he uses Mike's soap.  Even for someone like me who enjoyed Mike's for years. this technique got me to make the most out of Mike's.

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 06-27-2018, 09:12 AM
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It's gonna take more than a lathering video to fix the problem I had with Mike's. (the lather wasn't the issue... It was the subpar performance during and after)

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 06-27-2018, 11:28 PM
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(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?

I thought your skin didn't agree with lanolin?

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 06-28-2018, 02:29 AM
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(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?


While you’re definitely an extreme outlier on your opinion of Mike’s Natural, there is no reason to use something that didn’t meet your expectations. Be happy using other stuff my friend... Having seen photographic evidence of the Armageddonesque supply you tend to amass of soaps you enjoy, it just means more Mike’s for the rest of us!


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 06-28-2018, 02:40 AM
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It will likely not come as a surprise to anyone that I really enjoy Mike’s. In fact I would go as far to say that while I’ve found soaps that I find just as good, I’ve never found a soap that is better, performance-wise, than Mike’s.
I love that Mike’s is just a constant. No updated formulas, an occasional new scent (no need for 10 new scents per year!), little need of the usual shave forum hype around soaps to sell them, it’s simply great and it’s performance does all the talking it needs. I must admit though, it’s gratifying to see an occasional thread where the soap is almost universally praised as one of people’s favorites.
Long live Mike’s Natural!!


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 06-28-2018, 03:00 AM
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(06-28-2018, 02:40 AM)merkur man Wrote: It will likely not come as a surprise to anyone that I really enjoy Mike’s. In fact I would go as far to say that while I’ve found soaps that I find just as good, I’ve never found a soap that is better, performance-wise, than Mike’s.
I love that Mike’s is just a constant. No updated formulas, an occasional new scent (no need for 10 new scents per year!), little need of the usual shave forum hype around soaps to sell them, it’s simply great and it’s performance does all the talking it needs. I must admit though, it’s gratifying to see an occasional thread where the soap is almost universally praised as one of people’s favorites.
Long live Mike’s Natural!!


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Well said, Nathan.

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 06-28-2018, 03:46 AM
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(06-27-2018, 11:28 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?

I thought your skin didn't agree with lanolin?
I've been quietly testing it (with about 20 different soaps). I actually might be slightly allergic but not like I expected.

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 06-28-2018, 03:49 AM
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(06-28-2018, 02:29 AM)merkur man Wrote:
(06-27-2018, 07:25 AM)Nero Wrote: While I respect the opinions of the members on this forum, I have quite a different experience with Mike's.
Maybe I should try for a third time?


While you’re definitely an extreme outlier on your opinion of Mike’s Natural, there is no reason to use something that didn’t meet your expectations. Be happy using other stuff my friend... Having seen photographic evidence of the Armageddonesque supply you tend to amass of soaps you enjoy, it just means more Mike’s for the rest of us!


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I live to be an extreme outlier Smile

Thanks Nathan, you are right about all that.

Btw, I didn't mean to sound that way yesterday, but when in a rush (especially in the AM) things often come out differently than I intend.(referring to post #29)

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 06-28-2018, 05:09 AM
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(06-28-2018, 02:40 AM)merkur man Wrote: It will likely not come as a surprise to anyone that I really enjoy Mike’s. In fact I would go as far to say that while I’ve found soaps that I find just as good, I’ve never found a soap that is better, performance-wise, than Mike’s.
I love that Mike’s is just a constant. No updated formulas, an occasional new scent (no need for 10 new scents per year!), little need of the usual shave forum hype around soaps to sell them, it’s simply great and it’s performance does all the talking it needs. I must admit though, it’s gratifying to see an occasional thread where the soap is almost universally praised as one of people’s favorites.
Long live Mike’s Natural!!


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Agreed 110%

I actually started my heavy slow down period of not buying anymore soaps, when one of my favourite soap makers stopped making a soap and started on another formula in new container design.
Then shortly after relaunched the very same older formula.

I still love the brand, but I haven’t bought new soaps since that.

That incident made me realise why I respect brands like Mike’s Natural.

There can be too much of a good thing, like in hype and relaunches.

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 07-01-2018, 10:45 AM
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I am glad that this thread was started...it caused me to take the plunge with Mikes soaps...I bought the lavender and orange-pepper. I used the lavender today, and it was a really really nice shave!!!

This soap sure can hold a lot of water!!!

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 07-01-2018, 11:19 AM
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Another one of my Mike's favorites is the Pine and Cedarwood.

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 07-01-2018, 01:02 PM
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The new bergamot, orange & ylang-ylang is terrific

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 07-01-2018, 04:07 PM
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Mikes pre-shave butter is amazing.

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