Chris, have you tried the rose scent? I emailed MDC about upcoming scents they will make available and they replied that they intend to release rose and vetiver later this year. I definitely want to buy one of them.
I quite liked the scent of the sample you sent. To me, the benzoin gave it a sweet vanilla vibe and I likened it to Rose Pudding - if there were such a thing.I had a tub of it and PIF'd it; I did not care for the scent. To me, the MdC rose smelled quite artificial.
I think you're right about the benzoin. It's not that I disliked the soap scent, per se, just wasn't the pure rose I was hoping for (if that makes sense).I quite liked the scent of the sample you sent. To me, the benzoin gave it a sweet vanilla vibe and I likened it to Rose Pudding - if there were such a thing.
Not a pure rose, for sure.
I just got it and had a shave with it today. It's a nice take on a Vetiver and pairs well with a couple of my Vetiver colognes. The scent strength is about equal to the others except for the Rose which to me is stronger than all the others I have in my den. MDC advises to leave the top off their soaps once you get it in your den. I know it's to get more of the water out which is why they age their soaps but I don't leave the tops off all of the time but rather let it dry out for the entire day or all night depending on what time I shave. How many leave the top off theirs I'm curious.
Performance I find is no different than any of their other soaps of theirs I have and I happen to like the new packaging as well.
I had a tub of it and PIF'd it; I did not care for the scent. To me, the MdC rose smelled quite artificial.