Vetiver

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Re: Vetiver

Post by John Parker » Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 pm

Thanks, Tim. I will try. Thought about using my Walmart sugar bowl, but want to be able to take the puck with me in my dop kit. But, boy, do I have my doubts that spill-over suds are going to fit this gap!
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Re: Vetiver

Post by John Parker » Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 am

Shaved with Fine Green Vetiver shaving soap this morning. Scent was very nice. Lather was nice but I am sure would have been wonderful if I still had soft water. Nonetheless, had a very nice, two-pass shave. Face-feel after the shave was also nice. And, Tim, your suggestion on the lather spill-over to anchor the puck worked like a charm! Thanks for all your suggestions! Glad I got the Fine Green Vetiver soap!
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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:59 am

This morning's vetiver was Asylum Vetiver Bourbon soap from BullGoose. A quick splash of hot tap water on the soap and brush, followed by 4 seconds loading the brush on the soap, then straight to the face for a thin and wet lather. The results were excellent! Slick and protective.
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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Nowadays I'm back in the vetiver mood. I'll use the Cold River Soap Works Morning Ghost soap for a few days. Then a couple of days more with the Asylum vetiver bourbon and soon to be followed with Salter's vetiver cream. The one I'm most looking forward to using is Tim's delightful one-off vetiver soap. This is great! Love my vetivers.
Gary

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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:57 pm

I've used Tim's vetiver the past two days and it's right up there with the best. Tim knows his fragrances, that's for sure.
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Re: Vetiver

Post by EL Alamein » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:47 pm

It's funny how the colder months can make one nostalgic for Summer scents.

I was contemplating using Salter's French Vetiver cream last weekend just because I wanted something Summer-like. Never got around to it but I'm still bit by the bug. Maybe in the next few weeks as Winter is nigh.

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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am

I have just completed several days using Salter's French Vetiver shaving cream, and I love it. Performance and scent are top shelf, and it's residual property is slick, just as I like it!
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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:23 pm

Someone is currently expecting delivery of a pot of limited edition MdC Vetiver shaving soap, and has generously offered to send me a small sample.
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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:20 pm

Today I used the MdC Vetiver soap sample for the first time. It has a very light but pleasant vetiver scent. It's a great shaving soap as are all of the MdC shaving soaps. And expensive.
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Re: Vetiver

Post by brothers » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:02 am

The MdC sample was OK and I passed it on to someone. When it comes to MdC I feel like saying I've been there, done that.

Regarding my interest in vetiver, I got an unused tub of AOS Vetiver Citron shaving cream. Now discontinued but I think it's going to be a pleasant addition to my small gathering of vetiver in general. AOS will show up in rotation sometime in November and I' ll give it a few days.
Gary

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Re: Vetiver

Post by EL Alamein » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 pm

Gary, hope you enjoy.

Been enjoying the scent of vetiver myself this Summer.

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Re: Revisiting Vetiver

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:05 pm

I don't know exactly when it happened, but I'm no longer attracted to some of my vetiver-related shaving creams and soaps. Out of my 6 soaps and 2 creams, there are only 4 shaving soaps that I’m still attracted to, based on the pleasant well-formulated scents and performance. This means I have 2 soaps and 2 creams that will be donated to the dumpster in the very near future.
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Re: Vetiver

Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:01 pm

The only overtly vetiver product I use is Guerlain Vétiver aftershave. I use it but don't really like it a lot. For some reason vetiver just never clicked with me.
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