05-26-2019, 03:55 PM
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I had my first shave with Cold River Soap Wroks' Schapenmelk shaving soap.  It's made with sheep milk and lanolin.  I was thinking of buying a second puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat and  happened on CRSW on these very pages here on shavenook.com.Smile  This stuff lathers like crazy! Great lather, nice thickness, and amazing slickness.  Needless to say, I had an incredible shave.  

It was the Sheep's milk and lanolin ingredients that caught my eye  It looked to be in the same ballpark as MWF, so gave it try.Smile  Glad I did.Smile Plus, a really nice price.Smile  $8.95 for a 3.5 ounce puck.)

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 05-26-2019, 04:41 PM
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  • Garb
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I used to love Mitchell's mostly during the winter months. 
Curious how the CRSW scent is.

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 05-26-2019, 04:46 PM
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It's a very light, clean, pleasant scent.  Not overpowering at all.Smile

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 05-26-2019, 04:47 PM
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(05-26-2019, 04:41 PM)Garb Wrote: I used to love Mitchell's mostly during the winter months. 
Curious how the CRSW scent is.

It is quite a nice soapy smell...same genre as MFW.

Similar to how Tabac and Old Spice are different, but in the same genre.

Vr

Matt

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 05-26-2019, 05:58 PM
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  • evnpar
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I love the shaving soap as well as the bath soap. Highly recommended.

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 05-26-2019, 06:31 PM
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(05-26-2019, 04:41 PM)Garb Wrote: I used to love Mitchell's mostly during the winter months. 
Curious how the CRSW scent is.

(05-26-2019, 04:46 PM)georgetoon Wrote: It's a very light, clean, pleasant scent.  Not overpowering at all.Smile

(05-26-2019, 04:47 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(05-26-2019, 04:41 PM)Garb Wrote: Curious how the CRSW scent is.

It is quite a nice soapy smell...same genre as MFW.

Matt

Define “soapy.” Powdery, fougere-y, perfume-y?

Yes, I know; just try it...

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 05-26-2019, 07:04 PM
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No powder note at all to my senses.

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 05-26-2019, 07:09 PM
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It's an excellent soap and, at $8.95, a great value.  As Richard pointed out, the matching bath soap is also excellent.

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 06-10-2019, 12:21 PM
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The more I use it the more impressed I am with it. Anybody use the matching bar soap?

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 06-10-2019, 01:35 PM
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(06-10-2019, 12:21 PM)tubular Wrote: The more I use it the more impressed I am with it. Anybody use the matching bar soap?

I've been using the bath soap since it was first released, and it's excellent.  Easy to lather, same light scent as the shaving soap, and leaves the skin soft and moisturized.

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 06-10-2019, 09:04 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I guess I'm the only one who didn't like it?  I bought a couple of pucks and sold them all.  My hard water was too hard for it apparently.  
Shame, because I enjoyed the scent.

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 06-11-2019, 03:08 AM
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(06-10-2019, 09:04 PM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I guess I'm the only one who didn't like it?  I bought a couple of pucks and sold them all.  My hard water was too hard for it apparently.  
Shame, because I enjoyed the scent.

I have city water.  No water softener set-up.  Just city water out of the pipe and Schapenmelk lathers like crazy! 

I still have a little bit of MWF left, but once this is gone, I'll probably transfer the Schapenmelk puck to the MWF ceramic bowl.

I'm definitely buying Schapenmelk again.Smile

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 06-11-2019, 03:14 AM
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(06-10-2019, 09:04 PM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I guess I'm the only one who didn't like it?  I bought a couple of pucks and sold them all.  My hard water was too hard for it apparently.  
Shame, because I enjoyed the scent.

I have the most incredibly hard water and Schapenmelk is one of the few soaps that lathers easily with no issues. Our old house had a whole system softner so I didn't have many problems with almost any soap. Our new house at present only has the softener at the kitchen. I'm having a whole house system installed soon, the wife wouldn't appreciate shaving at the kitchen sink. plus I'm used to soft treated water.

But anyway, Schapenmelk performs brilliantly in hard water!

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 06-11-2019, 05:18 AM
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(06-10-2019, 01:35 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(06-10-2019, 12:21 PM)tubular Wrote: The more I use it the more impressed I am with it. Anybody use the matching bar soap?

I've been using the bath soap since it was first released, and it's excellent.  Easy to lather, same light scent as the shaving soap, and leaves the skin soft and moisturized.

Thanks I was just curious if anyone else likes them. I wish they would put more in stock. I'm running low.

To the guy compalining about the shave soap not working in hard water, no issue here! In fact it lathers just as easy as Martin de Candre for me.

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 06-11-2019, 08:26 AM
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(06-11-2019, 05:18 AM)tubular Wrote:
(06-10-2019, 01:35 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(06-10-2019, 12:21 PM)tubular Wrote: The more I use it the more impressed I am with it. Anybody use the matching bar soap?

I've been using the bath soap since it was first released, and it's excellent.  Easy to lather, same light scent as the shaving soap, and leaves the skin soft and moisturized.

Thanks I was just curious if anyone else likes them. I wish they would put more in stock. I'm running low.

To the guy compalining about the shave soap not working in hard water, no issue here! In fact it lathers just as easy as Martin de Candre for me.

I never said it didn't work.  I said I didn't like it.  Big difference.  The lather quality is lacking I find compared to other soaps.  Granted, this soap is very low cost.
I felt it was important to note that while this soap is good, it doesn't work for everyone.

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 06-11-2019, 10:23 AM
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(06-11-2019, 08:26 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I never said it didn't work.  I said I didn't like it.  Big difference.  The lather quality is lacking I find compared to other soaps.  Granted, this soap is very low cost.

Yeah, we know. You have made it abundantly clear on every Schapenmelk thread here (and other places).

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 06-11-2019, 11:22 AM
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(06-11-2019, 10:23 AM)LAParker Wrote:
(06-11-2019, 08:26 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I never said it didn't work.  I said I didn't like it.  Big difference.  The lather quality is lacking I find compared to other soaps.  Granted, this soap is very low cost.

Yeah, we know. You have made it abundantly clear on every Schapenmelk thread here (and other places).

OK, OK, OK.  I got it.  Dissenting opinions and open-discussions are not allowed in this thread.  Duly noted.

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 06-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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(06-11-2019, 11:22 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote:
(06-11-2019, 10:23 AM)LAParker Wrote:
(06-11-2019, 08:26 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I never said it didn't work.  I said I didn't like it.  Big difference.  The lather quality is lacking I find compared to other soaps.  Granted, this soap is very low cost.

Yeah, we know. You have made it abundantly clear on every Schapenmelk thread here (and other places).

OK, OK, OK.  I got it.  Dissenting opinions and open-discussions are not allowed in this thread.  Duly noted.

OK Mr Smartepants here is a dissenting opinion, at least from yours. I would pay 2 times the asking price for this soap any day, it's that good. 

Not sure why people feel the need to go and trash a product that they don't like or aren't talented enough to get the full benefit from. If there is a thread about a product I don't care for, I don't bother even reading it much less whining or complaining about it. Life is too short to be a weenie!

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 06-11-2019, 06:53 PM
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Woahhh, ease up guys. It’s soap. Smile

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 06-12-2019, 04:01 AM
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(06-11-2019, 06:53 PM)chazt Wrote: Woahhh, ease up guys. It’s soap.  Smile

Thank you Charlie.

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