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Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby blantyre » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:40 am

I'm currently in Valencia, Spain. A little research I found that there is a Santa Maria Novella shop and a store called Gifts and Care. Today I went to gifts and care specifically t buy a tub of Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap. I went to the street address and could find no evidence of a shop - in fact it was a combination of residential, small shops and some light warehousing. Since it had been quite a hike, I called the phone number and they kindly found someone who spoke English. They are in fact a mail order only operation with no showroom. They were good enough to let me into their very well stocked warehouse, pick out a few goodies and pay them in cash. They also gave me a huge selection of samples: Cella, Voskhod blades, Alvarez-Gomez and Acca Kappa sample vials and made me feel very welcome.

So in addition to a plug for Myrsol Agua Balsamica cream (it does contain lanolin by the way), I would strongly recommend checking out Gifts and Care.com https://www.giftsandcare.com/en/ - very pleasant people to do business with and a huge selection of especially European shaving gear of all kinds.

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Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby mlb549 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:13 am

Gifts and Care has a wonderful selection of shaving products, some of the best pricing as well. I have purchased from them the several times, great service, great vendor! I highly recommend them. It sounds like they are extremely accommodating as well. You must have had a wonderful time there. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby blantyre » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:48 am

I used the soap for the second time today. A very different experience. The scent is very string - the classic Agua Balsamica scent of thyme and lavender only much stronger than in the splash. The soap lathers differently from most others and makes a very dense but fluid white "milk". It is rich and leaves an oily residue. While this description may not sound that impressive, it makes for a very good shave and leaves a very smooth moisturizing layer on the face. Clean up takes a little more work but well worth the effort IMO..
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Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby brothers » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:10 pm

I have used the original cream/soap. I can attest to your results in my own experience. It's a bit different; it is strongly scented which may or may not be a positive attribute; and the performance and results are excellent in my opinion.
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Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:19 am

not a fan...it stung my face :(
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Re: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap/cream

Postby brothers » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:18 pm

A plug for the vendor - I've purchased a couple of their items over the past few years. Their communication is very good, and they respond to any inquiry with an obvious sense of urgency and follow-through. Looking for another opportunity to do business with Gifts & Care.
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