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MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby Janus » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:52 am

Just FYI. Limited edition now available.

https://savonnerie-martin-de-candre.com/en/123-savon-a-raser

Not cheap, but if you must...

EDIT. There's Citrus also (which I already have).
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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:38 am

yes we must!! :D :D :D

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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby CMur12 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:48 pm

Janus, does the MdC in citrus scent actually smell like citrus?

I'm wary of MdC scenting from my previous experience. I ordered the original MdC soap and found it to have a horribly offensive smell. When they offered an unscented version, I ordered it right away, but it smelled just like the original. It was not unscented by any stretch of the imagination.

So, I wonder if the citrus version carries over any of the original MdC scent or if it is truly citrus.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby Janus » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:47 pm

Murray, I don't get any of the original MdC scent, only a lemony scent, which is quite mild off the jar but much stronger lathered up. Still milder than the original. I like it. I also like the original MdC, so if there's anything similar in citrus, I may not be able to detect it, since i don't find the original offensive at all. I'm not much of a scentaholic, I'm afraid. There might be reviews on citrus on other forums, I should think. I got mine some time last summer, when they had a limited run. Now I have rose and vetiver on the way. They, too, have been offered before. Last christmas, if memory serves.
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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby CMur12 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:35 pm

Thanks, Janus.

The original MdC scent is quite polarizing. People seem to love it or hate it. It's very good shaving soap, so if they have come up with other scents that have broader appeal, it may be worth looking into.

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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:57 am

Murray, somewhere on the www is a shop that sells among others, mdc samples. Maybe buy a test slither before forking over $$$$ for a jar you might hate. Sorry i dont have the sellers web address to give you

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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby EL Alamein » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:33 am

fallingwickets wrote:Murray, somewhere on the www is a shop that sells among others, mdc samples. Maybe buy a test slither before forking over $$$$ for a jar you might hate. Sorry i dont have the sellers web address to give you

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I'll second Clive's suggestion. That's how I tried the original MdC. Unfortunately I don't recall where I got my sample from.

I agree it's a very good soap but I wouldn't buy a whole pot but it's nice to have a little bit of it around for use every now and then.

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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby Janus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:59 am

Here's one place for MdC samples. UK based but they ship worldwide:

http://shavedash.com/products/#!/Martin-de-Candre-Shaving-Soaps-samples-France/p/47080424/category=11579823

FWIW, I have also tried a few of their bath soaps and they all smelled more or less the same to me, probably due to a quite sharp underlying soap base scent. Not so with their shaving soaps, IMO. I don't know if this helps, but that has been my experience.
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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby Brutus » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:33 am

CMur12 wrote:...does the MdC in citrus scent actually smell like citrus?



Yes, it does.
Most definitely.
Citrus, but not lemon.

It bought mine in June 2017, the previous time Martin de Candre offered the vetiver and citrus limited editions, and like it very much during the warmer months.

As Martin de Candre soaps last a long time, I barely made a dent in it, won’t need to reorder anytime soon, and use in the colder time of the year more often the classic fougère or unscented versions anyway.


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Re: MDC Rose and Vetyver

Postby CMur12 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 pm

Thank you, Janus and Brutus, for the feedback on the citrus version.

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