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Post by bernards66 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Porter, Unfortunately I don't remember for sure. I think it was similiar to their regular bath soap, but then again, their bath soap and shave soap smell pretty much the same to me. Interestingly, I have been using the classic Mitchell's soap in the shower for several weeks now and have not had the problematic skin reaction that I did the last time I used it, so, if this holds I may have found my replacement for my beloved ( but now cheapened ) Vinolia. I certainly hope so.
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Post by 95% » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Gordon, if indeed you can use MWF bath soap with no reaction to the lanolin, it will be a milestone in the annals of SMF, and a perfect answer to the recent Vinolia catastrophe. The creaminess of this soap is like nothing I've experienced. Yet it rinses off nicely while leaving no residue.

I will simply order a bar in the Country Scene wrapper and report back to the group on how its scent differs, if at all, from the classic version. In any case I plan on making MWF my soap of choice.
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Post by fallingwickets » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:22 am

Thatnks Porter...Im looking forward to hearing what you thing. ive always wondered what that soap is but was to afraid(cheap) to try it :lol:

i alternate between vinolia and mwf........soap heaven!

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Post by Flash G » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:14 am

Just started on a bar of C&E Sandalwood soap. Nice scent. I'm impressed with the two C&E soaps I've used. They are very nice, indeed.
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Post by brothers » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:25 am

I've got a nice bar of heavily tallowed Mexican bath soap in the shower. It seems to be lasting a long time. Next after this one will be the beleagured Musgo Real "shave" soap.
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Post by rsp1202 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:16 am

I hope to be moving soon and have a newly arrived box of Green Mountain tallow bars and veggie liquid soap that will be opened at the new pad. (I am currently undergoing sensory deprivation training to prepare for the unscented wonder of it all.) I also plan on ordering some Nancy Boy Sweetgrass once settled. I do miss the original Vinolia, but that train has sailed and I have since moved on.
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Post by Esoteric83 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:38 pm

http://www.guelphsoap.com/NATURAL.HTML

They have a mint soap that is just awesome. Doesn't last too long, but is dirt cheap and really available in Canada. Apples and medicine balls compared to a proper milled soap, but works really well nonetheless.

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Post by bernards66 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:25 pm

Ron, FWIW, that Green Mountain soap really didn't do it for me. It is TRULY scentless, which was a bit unsettling, but also, the soap itself just didn't lather or treat my skin like it has been accustomed to. I don't really know why, but it was rather a disappointment. Hopefully it will go better for you. I have been staring balefully at my dwindling supplies of the original Vinolia soap for some time, wondering what in the world I was going to do when it finally ran out. All the high end soaps that I used to love have all gone to palm oil and nothing else I've tried as a substitute has been satisfactory. I had a couple of cakes of Mitchell's lying around that my then girlfriend had bought thinking that that was what I used. I thought, 'oh well, let's give it another try...why not?'. I always thought that it was excellent soap, really liked the stuff, but had had problems with the lanolin in the past. But this time, so far, things have been fine and it's a hellava relief to tell you the truth.
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Post by gruffydd3 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:02 am

95% wrote:Gents - those of you who have tried the Wool Fat Country Scene range - is it the same soap as the one that comes in the traditional yellow wrapper, or does it have a different scent? I'm digging the quality of the traditional bar but would appreciate more fragrance. It smells nothing like the shave soap, to my nose.
The Mitchell's bath soaps are all the same. The only difference is in the wrappers. The shave soap scent is different.

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Post by 95% » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:14 am

Thank you, Rick. That's not what I would have expected. I can't think of many other cases where the identical product is offered in more than one style of packaging.
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Post by rsp1202 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:59 am

Gordon, I haven't used the Green Mountain in quite a while so wanted to see what's what. Same with the Nancy Boy. I've been using drugstore brands lately and wanted back into the good stuff. A little scent is okay by me and suspect if the NB performs as I remember, that will become a go-to. The GM is just to have a decent-quality something around; the liquid soap is actually quite good, at least for my uses. I'm glad you and Mitchell's get along.
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Post by brothers » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:39 am

Looks like this week will usher in a new bar of Mexican made Rosa Venus, 5.3 ounce bar with 3 ingredients and a pleasant but mild rose fragrance. Sodium cocoate, sodium tallowate, and fragrance. That's it. Very inexpensive, to boot. Fabrica de Jabon La Corona.
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Post by Squire » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:39 pm

That's interesting Gary. A new shop called The Mexican Store recently opened in town and I may drop by to see if they have any soap products.
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Post by GA Russell » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:53 pm

My old stomping grounds in the neighboring county had Mexican shops. Next time I'm in the area I'll see if they carry soaps.
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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:18 pm

Gary, Sounds like a good deal. So far, my purusing of 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' shops around here have come up negative but I haven't checked them all out. Thanks for the tip.
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Post by ScottB » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:27 pm

Started into a new bar of Claus Porto Lelite (Orange Amber) this week.

As has been mentioned it is a vegetable based soap but it is agreeable for my skin type and the scent is quite pleasant. It is one of those 12.34 ounce monstrous sized bars and contains 2% shea butter. The label claims that it is milled 7 times and air dried.

I rather like it.

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Post by bernards66 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Scott, Yeah, they always were top quality products. Personally, I was partial to their 'Almond' rendition....unlike the scent of most other almond soaps, a little closer to say Trumpers Almond hard shave soap in a way. I really liked it, but like my other favourites, once they went to veg. oil base it just didn't work the same for me. I'm glad they do for you because they really are fine soaps.
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Post by JimT » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:09 pm

Gordon,

I have made this suggestion to you before. Try the Basis Sensitive Skin Bar. The ingredients are posted on drugstore.com. Tallow based, no fragrance, the best skin compatibility of anything I or my family have tried, shaves fairly well for a bath bar, and reasonably priced. This one has withstood the test of time and consistently comes out on top. I orginally discovered this doing research for dry skin on Mayo Clinic's website. This soap also works very well for oily skin such as foreheads by not removing excessive oil from the skin.

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Post by bernards66 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:10 pm

Jim, I first tried the Basis soap in the '80s and have checked it out at odd intervals since. It doesn't seem to work very well for me. It's a nasty predicament; the inexpensive soaps, a few of which are still tallow based, don't seem to amuse my skin or lather that well, whilst almost all of the high end soaps that I once loved have gone to a veg. oil base which ruines them for me. I'm truly relieved that the Mitchell's seems to be working great this time around because if it didn't I'd largely be SOL.
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Post by Rufus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:17 am

SWMBO and I have been using Cussons Imperial Leather Original for as long as we can remember. On our annual pilgrimage to the family seat in England we stock up at the Pound Store; we get 3 x 100g bars for £1 (used to be 4) whereas in Canada we pay $2 per 100 g bar. Occasionally we'll use L'Occitane Verveine. Every once in awhile I'll torment SWMBO by opening a bar of Lifebuoy coral-coloured soap, which she hates. I like it as it reminds me of my boarding school days when we were each given a half-bar of Lifebuoy for a week of showers. Unfortunately today's Lifebuoy no longer has its characteristic medicated carbolic smell, which I loved, nor does it have the much loved red brick shape; so much for progress. Today, however, there is a nice big bar of Imperial Leather in our shower.
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