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Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by PickledNorthern, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome..
     
  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thanks, Gary!
     
  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I have recently become interested in that one. Sounds like a classic choice for this time of year.
     
  4. brit

    brit in a box

    deep blue sea..awesome.. 20191208_185927_edited.jpg
     
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  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD December 9, 2019

    Prep: Cold water and PAA Cube pre-shave soap
    Blade: Kai Captain Mild
    Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
    Brush: JR #41 badger
    Soap: Stirling Ozark Mountain
    Post: Witch hazel, Stirling Ozark Mountain aftershave

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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Lemony scented icicles in my face this morning![​IMG]


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  7. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Lemon chill is my favorite.
     
  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    IF IT"S MONDAY-it's got to be Arctique, right?? :)
     
  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD Decadent December 9th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    RazoRock SS DLC Lupo VS RazoRock Al Lupo
    Permasharp Stainless x2
    30DCLE brush (26mm, Frigate Class)
    Dry Dock lather bowl
    Stirling Royal soap and AS


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  10. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Andrew, I know I could just go and check Stirling’s website, but I’ll ask anyway since I’ve not heard of Royal...

    How would you describe the Royal scent?
     
  11. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    Well somehow FedEx delivered BOTH of my orders this evening............about 20 minutes apart!! I don’t know how they stay in business. I wish I knew how to post photos...........this is the largest pile of Stirling to ever arrive at once.

    The highlights;
    Stirling Spice AS is in fact pretty darn close to my memory of the original Shulton. I remember more tonka bean I think.

    Deton—8 was an excellent last minute grab (soap and AS). I’m going to enjoy it. Tsuka will take some use before my nose can develop an opinion. It’s a lighter scent.

    I gambled on a tub of Vanilla Sandalwood that totally paid off! I’m not crazy about straight Sandalwood, but I like wood scents and the vanilla really changed the scent in a huge way. I’ll add the AS when I order again some day.

    Of the bath soaps, Christmas Eve was still awesome (no surprise) but Lavender Vanilla and Coniferous were both really great scents to discover. There were no duds in the order, but those three were the standouts. Actually Tobacco Oud might too, but it’s a weak batch. A stronger level would be fantastic, and hopefully become a shave scent.

    Roughly half of the order is being given as gifts. I think the recipients will be as happy as I am. Thanks for listening. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
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  12. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    I edited the above post. I originally typed Evergreen rather than Coniferous. The new Coniferous is much milder than my Coniferous shave soap or Scots Pine Sheep soaps. It will be a perfect gift for a new user who’s not accustomed to the snorty version. I think the lighter scent caused me to call it by the wrong name.
     
  13. brit

    brit in a box

    i like a strong pine scent..scots pine a better choice?
     
  14. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    My Coniferous and Scots Pjne shave soaps are both very strongly scented. So was a more recent tub of Scots Pine I bought last May as a gift. I also had a bath sample of Scots Pine that smelled the same. This is my first experience with Coniferous bath soap, but I read a recent review on Stirling’s sight, and it was a complaint about the new lighter strength scent.

    I think Scots Pine Sheep will probably keep its scent strength because the sheep fat needs a strong scent to hide the smell. At least that’s roughly what Rod stated at one point. Hopefully he can check in with a more definitive answer.
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you..
     
  16. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    It has always seemed to me that bath soaps were a scented a little more lightly than the shave soaps.
     
  17. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD December 10, 2019

    Prep: Cold water and PAA Cube pre-shave soap
    Blade: Schick
    Razor: Schick H1 injector
    Brush: Poculi synthetic
    Soap: Stirling Ozark Mountain
    Post: Witch hazel, Jeeves of Hudson Street Tobacco Bay Leaf aftershave

    Slick Stirling lather from Ozark Mountain this morning as expected. Fine shave.

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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Ozark is a favorite of yours because you've BEEN there, right?
     
  19. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    This was a post I made on another thread:

    It's a light, fresh, cologne type scent. Nothing too complicated going on. Slightly floral opening but it really smells like an unassuming clean, fresh scent. Like something you would find in a mass produced bar of soap (lever 2000 or Irish spring or something similar). I like it and I think it's a good scent to wear to the office or situations where you don't want to offend anyone. That being said it probably doesn't stand out enough to justify a repurchase.

    BTW Royal is based on Creed Millesime Imperial
     
  20. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Hmm....I've been to Branson once. Went to the Silver Dollar City theme park for a day, but that's about all that I can recall of visiting the Ozarks.
     
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