Mystic Water
08-08-2013, 12:39 PM  #1
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Looking to purchase my first tub of Mystic Water soon and looking to get everyone's opinions on scents. I see that Ravi and Celestin love the Sandalwood Rose. Is that the consensus on best scent, etc. While I know these might not be the easiest to lather from reviews, I'm willing to give them a go.

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08-08-2013, 12:43 PM  #2
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+1 for Sandalwood Rose

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08-08-2013, 12:46 PM  #3
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Mystic Water soaps offer a wide variety of lovely scents ... and as always YMMV, with scent being a particularly personal thing. I have tried 10 of the Mystic Water varieties so far ... there are still a few I haven't gotten to yet!
They can be a challenge to lather relatively speaking i.e. not as easy as other soaps, but with a little tinkering in terms of technique these challenges are not insurmountable. Once the right lather technique has been achieved, the rewards are a wonderful scent, great performance, and nice skin conditioning.

My top 3 at this time (subject to change):
1. Mysore Sandalwood
2. Sandalwood Rose
3. Bay Rum

Good luck!

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08-08-2013, 12:47 PM  #4
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(This post was last modified: 08-08-2013, 12:48 PM by 5Savages.)
I don't think you'll find a consensus. Every one I've smelled I've really enjoyed, but I like some more than others. Go by what sounds best to you.

My favorites so far are

Lily of the Valley
Lavender
Prospect Creek (peppermint)
Sandalwood

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08-08-2013, 12:49 PM  #5
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The Sandalwood Rose was my first purchase and I rate it highly, along with the Bay Rum and Mysore Sandalwood. Scents though are very personal. For what it's worth, I've been battling away to get them to lather for over a year. Good days and bad days. But the fact that I keep going is evidence enough I think of how graet these scents are. Furthermore, even when I don't get a decent lather, such is their slickness that I can still shave, even with a straight. Not ideal I know, but it can easily be done.
I am still waiting to receive my second Sandalwood Rose. It will lather...it will I keep telling myself!!!!Biggrin

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08-08-2013, 12:52 PM  #6
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(This post was last modified: 08-08-2013, 12:53 PM by Arcadies.)
I love the Marrakesh, I could sniff the tub all day and never tire of it.
The primary scents I get are patchouli and cinnamon, I know there are other scent in there, but
I don't have the most refined schnoz and always miss the smaller nuances when it comes to fragrance blends.
The fragrance as a whole is amazing, very masculine and potent.

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08-08-2013, 01:44 PM  #7
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I have one (coconut lime verbena), it's a really nice scent.

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08-08-2013, 01:48 PM  #8
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The Adirondack Jack scent blew my doors off, but the performance sucked. (it made a damn good bath bar though) Good luck...

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08-08-2013, 02:05 PM  #9
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(08-08-2013, 01:44 PM)MickToley Wrote:  I have one (coconut lime verbena), it's a really nice scent.

Green Fairy is a strong Anise and I love it.

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08-08-2013, 02:10 PM  #10
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When it comes to choosing any of Michelle's scented soaps, its almost an impossible choice.. The scents I absolutely love, in no particular are:

Sandalwood Rose
Bay Rum
Adirondack Jack
Lavender Lime
Cedar & Sage

I can keep going but any of those 5 are fabulous.

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08-08-2013, 02:18 PM  #11
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I recently was pif'd a sample of the Rosalimone by Ravi and purchased a tub of Irish Traveler from Bravado. Both soaps perform wonderfully for me. I think it's because I load relatively dry and long anyways so there wasn't any change in technique needed on my end to get great results. I walked away the other night mid lather to assist in the kitchen and noticed the disappearing lather that folks speak of, but that was 100% on me. Once it's built, the lather is fantastic.

Both scents are nice. The Irish Traveler smells almost identical to QCS GIT and the Rosalimone smells like a nice masculine floral and is very fresh.

I enjoy the lather very much, but don't find them to be any more or less moisturizing than many other brands. I'm sure I'll end up getting some more in different scents sooner rather than later.

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08-08-2013, 02:50 PM  #12
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Michelle's has some of the best scents around.
My favourite are:

* Sardinian Honey
* Bay Rum
* Mysore Sandalwood

i have yet to try the Sandalwood/Rose, but i cannot see myself not liking it! Blush
Too many great scents, so you might as well go for a sampler pack of each! Biggrin

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08-08-2013, 03:04 PM  #13
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Celestino,

Can you tell me more about the Sardinian Honey? Is it simply honey or something more complex?

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08-08-2013, 03:16 PM  #14
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Yes more info on the Sardinian Honey. I see it will be available soon and might hold off on an order of it until then. The name alone sounds amazing along with the description Michelle describes on her site.

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08-08-2013, 03:19 PM  #15
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Another vote,for Marrakesh! Love, love, the scent on this!

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08-08-2013, 03:45 PM  #16
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Dang it! I sold a tub of Sandalwood Rose due to the hit and miss lather, but this thread is going to cause me to order another, plus some!
Maybe the water where I am moving will help.

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08-08-2013, 04:36 PM  #17
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(This post was last modified: 08-08-2013, 05:56 PM by celestino.)
(08-08-2013, 03:04 PM)VT_Hokie Wrote:  Celestino,

Can you tell me more about the Sardinian Honey? Is it simply honey or something more complex?

(08-08-2013, 03:16 PM)tsimmns Wrote:  Yes more info on the Sardinian Honey. I see it will be available soon and might hold off on an order of it until then. The name alone sounds amazing along with the description Michelle describes on her site.

* Well, gentlemen, it has a very strong, homemade, dark honey scent and the puck itself is a brown colour. It is not the commercial, light honey scent prevalent in most stores, but as mentioned, good, homemade dark honey scent typical of what is made in southern Europe. It loads quite "sticky" because of the honey, so you have to take that into account and not use too much water. The honey scent is dominant, but there is some other scent(s) there. Possibly a citrus scent of some kind. i don't know what else to mention to you other than that it works just as well as Michelle's other scents, but it is a bit stickier when loading and applying. The best part of this soap is the scent. It smells wonderfully and i think i may have found my favourite scent that Michelle offers. It really makes all of my brushes smell scrumptious and there are times i am tempted to take a bite of the darn soap! Blush

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08-08-2013, 04:41 PM  #18
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Thanks Celestino!

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08-08-2013, 04:47 PM  #19
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No worries, Matt! i would highly recommend the soap, but, again, YMMV with scents. Good luck. Biggrin

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08-08-2013, 05:55 PM  #20
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Here is a picture of the Sardinian Honey soap to give you an idea of what the puck looks like compared to Michelle's standard pucks. i haven't seen or smelled anything quite like it. It is becoming my favourite scent! Blush

[Image: P3hZPe6.jpg]

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