martin de candre (rose)

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martin de candre (rose)

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:33 am

A few weeks ago, on one of the threads here, it was made mention that there existed a MdC rose soap. Of all my non trumpers product, MdC is my favourite soap and so I was uber excited to get my hands on the rose version. Turns out that the rose was a one off production for the holidays(?) and the availability is very scarce. Long story short, I bought a sample which arrived last week.

First off, the scent is *extremely* overpowering. You dont have to take a sniff to know whats in your hand!! Ok, thats neither here nor there. Like its regular cousin, the soap lathers up fantastically. Ive used soaps since 1989 and this is the first time I have ever had such a reaction to lather on my face. A really bad burning/stinging sensation> The shave couldnt end fast enough. Honestly, this was the worst shave I have ever had in my life.

I would not recommend this product at all and maybe the shaving gods are looking out for us by limiting the availability and access!! :D

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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by TheMonk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:15 am

Seems like you had a really bad experience, Clive. I'd say the burning is most likely due to the essential rose oils used for the fragrance, which judging by the potency of the scent, they must've gone a little overboard on. In terms of lathering performance, MdC is IMO among the best ever, but even the regular and Fougére soaps really don't have that much of a great scent. I've actually grown accustomed to them, but they are indeed far from brilliant.
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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:14 am

There was a time I thought I was immune to the burning that some guys experienced from time to time. That's not the case nowadays. Over a few years I have now encountered 4 products that burned my face just as Clive has stated. The sample of MdC I received just a couple of days ago was like fire on my face. Couldn't get it washed off fast enough. It went straight into the trash. Thank goodness I didn't waste $80 on a full tub of it. Now I understand why MdC no longer sells it. The scent was just a boring standard rose that didn't impress me at all, by the way. Makes a nice lather, but the Rose now joins Original and Fougere as unimpressive in my personal opinion. No more ---
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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by Brutus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:23 pm

brothers wrote:Now I understand why MdC no longer sells it.No more ---
On the Martin De Candre website it was always listed as a 2016 Christmas special edition.

As I don't care much for rose, I felt never compelled to buy a tub, but as far as the other Martin De Candre shaving soaps go, I quite like them and they give me a smooth, comfortable shave without any burning sensation.


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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by celar36 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 am

I got similar reaction to MDC Original. I got stinging/pinchy sensation and very dried face after. Shame I love the soap
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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by brothers » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:20 am

Brutus wrote:
brothers wrote:Now I understand why MdC no longer sells it.No more ---
On the Martin De Candre website it was always listed as a 2016 Christmas special edition.

As I don't care much for rose, I felt never compelled to buy a tub, but as far as the other Martin De Candre shaving soaps go, I quite like them and they give me a smooth, comfortable shave without any burning sensation.


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MdC including Rose is currently in stock at Old Town in California.
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Re: martin de candre (rose)

Post by Brutus » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:41 pm

brothers wrote:
Brutus wrote:
brothers wrote:Now I understand why MdC no longer sells it.No more ---
On the Martin De Candre website it was always listed as a 2016 Christmas special edition.

As I don't care much for rose, I felt never compelled to buy a tub, but as far as the other Martin De Candre shaving soaps go, I quite like them and they give me a smooth, comfortable shave without any burning sensation.


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MdC including Rose is currently in stock at Old Town in California.
As it was a Christmas 2016 limited edition; after remaining stocks are sold, I don't expect it to be back - even less so after the negative comments above.

As one would expect, by now it has also disappeared from the Martin de Candre website.


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