Thanks for the feedback. Very curious to see how it performs back home in SWFL. The water strikes me as very hard here. I think I can resist Schafmilch for now. I was supposed to wait until current stock was gone before purchasing Haslinger (like Egmont!).Most of my experience is with tallow version. With that formula I noticed no performance difference between the various flavors.
It’s a hard puck so needs a little break in. It’s also a very concentrated soap. I’d load a bit heavy first few shaves, then dial loading time back. It’s very water tolerant as well...load heavy then just keep adding water....lots of water. You’ll find the sweet spot.
Now, as far as gong back to Merz goes.....my answer would be hell yes! .
Second go this morning was better. Very faint coconut scent. I think I smell the soap base more than coconut. No skin irritation. Enough lather with a regular load for a couple passes and touchups.