Are you a Lavender and Rose lover?

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Are you a Lavender and Rose lover?

Post by chris1978 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:58 pm

Valentine Day's is coming up next monday on the 14th. Are you a Lavender and Rose lover? I mean when you have D.R. Harris, AOS, TOBS, T&H, Mama Bear's,QED, Salters,Saint Charles Shaves on shaving creams and shaving soaps and etc... Do you feel the passions of smelling the great scents of Rose and Lavender? During shaving, do you like the scents? Are you in love with it?

For me, Oh! Yes! I love the way the smell and it so good. For Rose scents on different brands, it smell the same but it not it hard to tell the different, you know. How do you tell the Lavender and Rose is stronger or mild or not overpowering?

Rose scents is not a girly thing but it great for men to use it. Does your wife or girlfriends know what are you using it or just don't care?

Can you tell us your experience and what is your favorite shaving creams on Lavender and Rose or the least? I'm not ready for TOBS SC yet but in a few months or so but I first I'm still using D.R. Harris Rose and Lavender on tube and this is really good one. It make me calm and comfortable. I don't even care about Geo.F. Trumper anymore. My skin is doesn't agree at all.

Again, Are you a Lavender and Rose lover? Yes? or NO?

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Post by 95% » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:48 am

Chris - I do like rose and lavender. I must confess that I thought rose was a girly thing at first, but I've gotten over that prejudice. Why should only girls be allowed to enjoy the fragrance?
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Post by paddy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:55 am

so chris, i've been reading this post and a few of your other ones and before we go any further i need to know exactly what drugs you are on?
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Post by fallingwickets » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:00 am

while paddy awaits his answer :lol: rose for me

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Post by fallingwickets » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:02 am

btw and off topic somewhat....when it comes to oils, the price of rose is dramatically higher than that of lavender....at least at emms place it is

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Post by jww » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:37 am

Yes. :wink:
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Post by hoffo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:41 am

I love both, probably the lavender a bit more. My girlfriend loves them both as well. I really dig the scent during shaving... it's a pity it doesn't last longer... the A/S I have more than make up for it though.

I have only tried a couple different lavenders (TOBS cream soap and both CF and St Charles Shave A/S) and one rose combination (Trumper's cake soap and Coral Skin Food). What would be another good lavender and rose combo? I've read lots of positive things of the Harris Rose.
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Post by SRD » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:21 pm

Enjoy both very much with a very slight preference for rose. Probably due to my love of David Austin Old World Roses in my garden.
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Post by m2setfree » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:32 pm

I'm also a Lavender and Rose lover. For Rose I've only used TOBS cream and for Lavender I've only used AOS cream. I enjoy them both, but if I had to chose only one, I'd go with the TOBS rose. Using that followed with Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner really sends me!
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Post by chris1978 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Paddy,

What?!! You think I'm using drugs or pills! No!! I'm fine. I just like the Lavender and Rose scents that all. I'm crazy about the scents.

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Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:34 pm

fallingwickets wrote:btw and off topic somewhat....when it comes to oils, the price of rose is dramatically higher than that of lavender....at least at emms place it is

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And always has been. It takes a stupendous amount of rose petals to make a drop of true attar of rose. Lavender is pretty easy to grow in a reasonable climate, and there even strains that grow here in the snowy wastes. There is a 'lavender farm' near here which makes many lavender scented products, even a shaving soap, but I can't say it passes muster in terms of function, even though the scent is delightful. I recall huge clumps of lavender in the bed around the flowering currant in the garden of the house where I grew up in Wiltshire. My grandmother used to pick the flowers and sew them into little bags which she placed in her drawers (furniture), which resulted in her drawers (clothing - and everything else she wore) smelling of lavender. I find this somewhat off-putting, but do my best to soldier on with lavender soaps.

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Post by John Parker » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:48 pm

Truly enjoy both rose and lavender! Which one depends on the moment, but it is usually one or the other.

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Post by Nitrox » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:29 pm

I like them both as well.
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Post by brothers » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Like 'em, don't love 'em. What else ya got?
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Post by DavidB » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:29 pm

Big fan of lavender, especially Coates (now out of production... sniff) and Truefitt & Hill, a Coates smell-alike and worthy shave cream. I also like fresh cut lavender.

I also enjoy rose, but my wife does not care for it. I have a puck of Trumper rose, which I use in Spring and Summer.

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Post by drumana » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Rose is a scent I like but not on myself - I prefer it on the ladies. I use lavender EO all the time though. Love the lavender.
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Post by DavidB » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:22 pm

DavidB wrote:Big fan of lavender, especially Coates (now out of production... sniff) and Truefitt & Hill, a Coates smell-alike and worthy shave cream. I also like fresh cut lavender.

I also enjoy rose, but my wife does not care for it. I have a puck of Trumper rose, which I use in Spring and Summer.

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I also enjoy Thayers witch hazel as an aftershave. Their lavender is wonderful.

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Post by chris1978 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:17 pm

I llike D.R. Lavender and it was good. I haven't try TOBS Lavender bu I will. I don't know if TOBS Lavender and Rose can sting your face, do you?

I think that D.R. Rose has the best scent out there, do you think so? I remembere I used to have TOBS Rose and I smell the rose scent and it was fine but It doesn't smell like rose. It has very little scent that all. T&H Rose is very mild. Trumper Rose is nice but I wasn't crazy about it.

Now D.R. Harris and TOBS are Parabens Free. You should be happy with. I'm glad it was paraben free.

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Post by function » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:32 am

chris1978 wrote: I don't know if TOBS Lavender and Rose can sting your face, do you?
As a matter of fact I do know. The parabens help me sleep well at night with my knowledge as well.
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Post by Laney1566 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:35 pm

yes
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