Musgo Real Shave Soap & New MR Creams

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Post by BullGoose » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:27 am

Janus wrote:I'm all for variety, but I sure do hope they don't mess with the classic.
They have assured me that they will not mess with the classic. These are just 5 additional scents.
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Post by brothers » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:02 am

The classic fragrance in a well-performing soap sounds like a very good place to start.
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Post by Janus » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:18 pm

BullGoose wrote:
Janus wrote:I'm all for variety, but I sure do hope they don't mess with the classic.
They have assured me that they will not mess with the classic. These are just 5 additional scents.
That's good to know, thanks! I did already order a few backups, just in case.
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Post by jss » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:51 pm

I may finally get to try MR....

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Post by Rambler » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:07 am

Musgo used to be my go to cream some years back when I had very early morning shaves and went brushless most of the time. Lavender interests me and I've always like the metal tubes. This could do well in my travel kit too.
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:05 pm

I love the scent of the shave cream but have trouble using it due to slight irritation. If the soap was non-irritant to my skin, this would work out well.
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:08 pm

BullGoose wrote:Are you sure it is the lanolin? Many people who cannot use Musgo Real can use Mitchel's Wool Fat. Both contain lanolin so I think it may be something in the scent rather than lanolin. Do you have the same reaction with MWF?
Yes, this. I can use MWF but not Musgo.


I would also love if they brought back the original after shave splash without oil in it. I didn't know anyone could make an alcohol based a/s splash heavy and oily feeling like a balm, but the folks at Musgo managed to do it.
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Post by Janus » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:54 pm

rustyblade wrote:
I would also love if they brought back the original after shave splash without oil in it. I didn't know anyone could make an alcohol based a/s splash heavy and oily feeling like a balm, but the folks at Musgo managed to do it.
I'm no expert but some say it's the aloe vera that makes it so heavy. Whatever it is, I'd like to see the original brought back as well.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:28 pm

I wonder if the skin reaction isn't from the product directly, but from the metal tube that it's in.

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Post by BullGoose » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 am

Janus wrote:
rustyblade wrote:
I would also love if they brought back the original after shave splash without oil in it. I didn't know anyone could make an alcohol based a/s splash heavy and oily feeling like a balm, but the folks at Musgo managed to do it.
I'm no expert but some say it's the aloe vera that makes it so heavy. Whatever it is, I'd like to see the original brought back as well.
A big +2.
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Post by Squire » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:26 am

Brian I don't think the metal container would have any effect.
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Post by Janus » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:11 am

Ok, I received the new creams yesterday (didn't order the soap because I just forgot there was a soap). Shaved with the Oak Moss this morning, some first impressions:
I broke the seal and gave the tube just a little squeeze on the other end and the cream just kept pouring out. Very runny and airy consistency, I could see a lot of tiny bubbles in the cream, not the thick and creamy classic Musgo that I'm used to. Scent is nice and subtle. I don't know what oak moss is supposed to smell like, but this to me is a quite light and 'green' scent. I'm not familiar with Musgo colognes, so I can't make that comparison.
No heavy coloring, in fact it says on the package "natural color of the product without addition of dyes".
The shave was fine, good cushion and glide and the lather remained stable through my usual two pass WTG/ATG shave. No irritation after the shave, either, BUT, to get decent lather, I had to use much more cream. I bowl lathered, started with the usual amount, got a very thin lather and added a little cream a couple of times until I got the thick lather that I was after. I think I may have ended up using three times as much cream as I normally do.
Admittedly, there has always been batch to batch variation with the classic Musgo as well, but this was by far the runniest I have seen.
I broke the seal on the other four flavours also and they seemed the same consistency-wise. I'm no good in describing scents, especially in a foreign language, but they, too, were quite lightly scented, certainly not overbearing, IMO. I liked spiced citrus and lime basil the most, but this may change when I actually use them for shaving, of course.
So there you have it, good enough creams, provided that you use a lot more product than you may be used to. As always, YMMV.
Janus

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