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Martin de Candre Rose & Vetyver

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

  1. Sid James

    Sid James Über Member

    The vetyver is very nice. I would have lived with the dryness MDC leaves me with just for that scent, however, bye bye ship...
    The rose on the other hand, nope, not for me, my loss is the wife's gain.
     
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  2. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    I used the fougère tonight, in a word: Beautiful. 10/10 on everything and no post shave dryness that some experience.

    Will try the Vetyver tomorrow :okay:
     
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  3. qVAMPIREp

    qVAMPIREp Member

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    I never understood the dry skin comments. Are people not applying aftershave or moisturizers?
     
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  4. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Senior Member

    No but then I have skin like leather
     
  5. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Über Member

    It's true, he does. I've seen it in person. :p: :hug:
     
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  6. qVAMPIREp

    qVAMPIREp Member

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    LOL...
     
  7. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Regular

    Location:
    England
    ...I hope you remember to sporadically apply Dovo strop balm to that skin then :D
     
  8. Sid James

    Sid James Über Member

    I nearly always use a balm, no issues with the hydration of my skin. Why would I use a product that leaves my skin feeling dry (I know it will ultimately be superficial and just a face feel) when there are lots of products that don't. It makes no sense to impart that feeling in my shaving routine if I don't have to.
    I'm not saying MDC is a bad soap, it just doesn't work for me as good as others, no biggie. I was intrigued by comments on this vetyver scent so got a sample, the reality is I'll most likely not use it and give it away.
     
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  9. Nishy

    Nishy Veteran Staff Member

    I have to admit I have normal to oily skin, most soaps leave my skin neutral if that makes sense, only a couple leave my skin feeling moisturised and MdC is one. It's main constituent is Coconut oil so this makes sense to me. But with anything shaving YMMV.
     
  10. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Tried the vetyver this evening... Lovely scent but it didn't agree with me for some reason? I felt a mild burning sensation on my face and post shave my skin felt hot and irritated :(

    Didn't have this problem last night with the fougere, will try the either the original or rose tomorrow and see how that goes.
     
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  11. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Regular

    Location:
    England
    Hmm how strange, and disappointing. Maybe the Vetyver essential oil is the culprit for the skin reaction?
    I've used my ShaveDash sample of it and had no issues at all.
     
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  12. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Indeed, was rather gutted! Ho-hum... Mine was from Shavedash too, on the bright side at least I didn't get a 200g tub :happy:
     
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  13. lastcoyote

    lastcoyote Regular

    Location:
    England
    I wish you did as I'd be snagging it from you!
     
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  14. Rohleder

    Rohleder Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    You and about 10 others :happy: Its surprising as I dont have particularly sensitive skin, the only other shaving product to ever irritate me was TOBS sandalwood.
     
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  15. Nishy

    Nishy Veteran Staff Member

    I would be in there :) I have already used up a decent amount, I don't leave the lid off to dry, trying to keep the scent in the tub!

    My brushes have been busy! The soap was flush to the lip at one point.
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