What scent would you like to see in shaving soap/cream

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What scent would you like to see in shaving soap/cream

Post by BiffBuff » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:25 am

I am very focused on scent. If a cream/soap I try doesn't have enough smell, I am disappointed. I would love to see some of the major soap/cream producers offer cream/soap in some different scents........

Can you imagine the shaving soap stick Arko offered in some different scents? I gotta wonder why this obvious niche market isn't being exploited by the BIG BOYS -- why don't Arko and Williams offer something different?

Without wanting to be a tout, I've gotta say WET SHAVING PRODUCTS is offering an astounding variety of formulations/scents that are unparalleled in this market.

I find it hard to understand how the CEOs of the BIG NAMES in wet shaving aren't responding to the obvious market vacuum.

I'll step down from the soapbox now......
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Post by Squire » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:09 pm

Because the CEOs are concerned with building their resumes. Their last gig was selling widgets and their next gig will be fast food or whatever. Making money for the stockholders gets one a hefty bonus and a higher paying job with another company.
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Post by Big Swifty » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:52 pm

I would love for a nice tallow based shave soap in bourbon scent...
Heaven hill, Pappy, Old grand dad, Noah's mill...
all great names for a shave soap
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Post by Squire » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:54 pm

Steve that's actually sound theoretically, as is using gin for mouthwash. Unfortunately, some of us occasionally have to venture out in public and a Bourbon scent wafting after me doesn't sound like a good idea.
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Post by brothers » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:23 pm

A soap called William, new not vintage, with that great classic scent that lathers and performs with the best of them. PS. I may have one. Watch for a review, if and when my current product ever runs out. Haven't used it yet and I want to know if it's as slick as I expect it to be.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:57 pm

Squire wrote:Steve that's actually sound theoretically, as is using gin for mouthwash. Unfortunately, some of us occasionally have to venture out in public and a Bourbon scent wafting after me doesn't sound like a good idea.
Could you imaging being pulled over for a traffic stop and rolling the window down? Naw, there wouldn't be any problems! :lol: I could only imagine marijuana smoke scent would give more problems since it's so distinctive an odor.
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Post by Big Swifty » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:20 am

Stirling actually makes a soap called gin & tonic,
im tempted to get a puck :)
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Re: What scent would you like to see in shaving soap/cream

Post by BiffBuff » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:00 pm

The Stirling Gin & Tonic shaving soap is very good -- I also find that Truefitt and Hill's TRAFALGAR shaving cream smells like gin and tonic with a little lime added.

I was sipping a Dr. Pepper the other day and I think a Dr. Pepper scented shaving soap or cream would be very pleasant!
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Post by brothers » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:27 pm

Peppermint Art of Shaving. The reason I say this --- I received an email from them today notifying me that fragrance is now in stock in limited edition. I called AOS in the mall, it's in stock. I like their shaving creams, and Peppermint seems like a good choice for a new scent.
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Post by Squire » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:47 pm

The Trafalgar scent hit me with a bit of G&T aura as well but I thought that might be projection on my part.
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Re: What scent would you like to see in shaving soap/cream

Post by malocchio » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:27 am

Wintergreen.....

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Post by JayDee » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:37 pm

malocchio wrote:Wintergreen.....
Stirling Glacial Wintergreen is your ticket!

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Post by Oscar11 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:37 am

L'Occitane Vetyer

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Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:44 am

I don't believe it is offered as a stock item by anyone, but I just ordered a custom shaving cream in Hawaiian white ginger scent from an Etsy artisan.
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Post by blantyre » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:24 pm

I make my own custom scented creams - buy a tub of AOS unscented and add whatever takes your fancy and stir it up. Pure geranium essential oil makes a nice scent, a few shots of Bois du Portugal or maybe a dash of Black Aoud. So far I haven't noticed any deterioration in performance of the cream as a result of the addition of EO or EDT in reasonable amounts. Of course I still have way too many pre-made soaps and creams so these custom ones are usually small batch items made up in a travel size tub.
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Post by brothers » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:21 pm

Rick, I've been wondering how well this might work. I think the AOS shaving cream, uscented or otherwise, is one of the best. I'm glad to know it's working for you.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:59 am

buy a tub of AOS unscented and add whatever takes your fancy
what a great idea....47 thumbs up!

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Re: What scent would you like to see in shaving soap/cream

Post by Squire » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:40 am

That is a good suggestion and one we've talked about before. Probably the main benefit of soft glycerin shave soaps is we can melt then "improve" them.
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