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Martin de Candre Rose & Vetyver

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Phrank, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Über Member

    Just picked mine up, wonderful packaging and a free sample too, just wish I knew what it was..
     
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  2. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    Yh I had the same issue I think it is either fougere bath soap or shaving soap. Look forward to hearing your thoughts @Holyzeus its a winner IMO, double dip that brush when loading too.
     
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  3. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Active Member

    Location:
    England
    Such a shame the Vetyver has gone :(
     
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  4. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Samples ordered...

     
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  5. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    Nice video
     
  6. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Active Member

    Location:
    England
    No more Rose left now from MdC

    I think it's strange they say they won't make more of these two scents, considering how fast they sold out of both.
     
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  7. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    I must admit I was a little surprised myself... Having done some digging into old MDC posts online it would appear the fougere scent came about the same way, initially released as a "limited edition" it sold so well they decided to make it a permanent product. Just have to hope they consider the latest two a success, personally I would call selling out of what is essentially a very niche product within a couple of weeks to be a roaring success but maybe they will prefer to keep demand high?
     
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  8. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Active Member

    Location:
    England
    I'll leave it a while and see if they release more of the Vetyver. If not I may buy their scented soap in the bowl thingy.
     
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  9. clint64

    clint64 Veteran

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I recall reading about Fougere scent being released as you described. I would think people sending an email requesting or asking about the new LE scents might persuade them to introduce one or both as a regular item.

    I absolutely love the Original and Fougere scents. When I can reduce my soap inventory, I too want one of the brain bowls.
     
  10. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    I did a bit of research on the brain bowls and read that the scent diminishes quicker than in the sealed jar, just food for thought but also I can't verify it first hand.
     
  11. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Veteran

    What the heck is a brain bowl? Is it this? http://savonnerie-martin-de-candre.com/en/cadeaux-au-masculin/140-savon-a-raser-le-bol-en-bois.html
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Veteran

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
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  13. qVAMPIREp

    qVAMPIREp Active Member

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    It's the common name. The unsmoothed soap is lumpy and looks like a brain in an upside down skull cap.
     
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  14. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Veteran

    I'm glad I worked it out... it was the only thing that remotely resembled brains so thought it must be that one :D funny
     
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  15. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    MDC samples arrived yesterday, will try one tonight... Not sure which one yet though.

    It was interesting to smell them at last,

    Original = Pungent French lavender, smells very clean and clinical... Perfect for the hotter months I imagine.
    Fougere = Fresh fern, from a quick sniff this is my favourite... Reminds me of childhood camping holidays in France/Channel Islands.
    Rose = This is proper rose, smells like the actual flower... In another league to the synthetically sweet Turkish delight esque Dusy Kabinett!
    Vetyver = This is something very special, I can finally understand what the fuss is about but will withhold further comment until I've actually used it.
     
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