Has anybody tried this new soap? I just received the QCS "Lime" and tried it this morning. The smell is amazing. It is a cream soap ala TOBS. Anyone else have an opinion?
+1I got a tub of the QCS Cedarwood-Lemongrass last week. Used it twice. Got it in the afternoon and didn't need to shave, so made a quick lather in my hands just to get an idea for the slickness and scent. Didn't notice much in the cedarwood, but very strong lemongrass on the backend. First shave the next morning left me with the same impression. Second shave I got my brush loaded better. Lots of lather, and slick. I could really get a nice cedar scent while I was shaving, and again the lemongrass pickup at the end. Overall, I think its a great product (only had 2 shaves with it so far), and I would purchase again. I like the C-L, but I might would try a different scent as well to mix it up a little.
Matt had great service (ordered on Sunday night, received on Wed.)
I am sniffing the tub right now and the lemongrass is more apparent.What do you gentlemen think of the cedarwood-lemongrass balance? When testing my blend out, I fealt like the lemongrass needed to be stronger, hence the scent you have now. Would you actually prefer the cedarwood being stronger?
Is it a dry, woodsy Sandalwood, or a sweeter mixture? How strong is it? I like the smell of Sandalwood, but so many of the scents are not quite pure. I kinda like the TOBS version, but it is so incredibly strong to my sensitive nose..Received my Sandalwood soap yesterday after work. It sat in our mailbox all day and melted, too. It was quite soupy when I opened it. At first, I was kinda concerned becuase I didn't know if it would be an issue or not (if the soap was ruined or if it would be ok), and I wasn't totally sure what the consistency should be since this was my first order. It setup over night into a hard cream (almost like a really soft puck, solid but squishable). So, all is well.
If I were being honest, I'd say that the Sandalwood scent didn't agree with me at first, though not bad. It's growing on me, though... figuratively and literally... the scent has lasted into the noon hour on me, which is about 6 hours, and still going. Nice staying power.
The lather though.... WOW. I loaded the soap/cream up like I would a hard puck and went to work on my face. This stuff is just really creamy, thick, cushioning, slick and hydrating and practically lathers itself. In a word, fantastic! Shave was great and my face feels smooth, comfortable and moisturized. Even if the scent didn't 100% agree, I will be using this soap often in the future, because.... the lather was that good for me.
I think this is a wonderful product at a great price, and am tempted to buy another with a different scent after only 1 shave, though I am saving those pennies for some other toys at the moment.
I think QCS should be extremely proud of the product they're producing, and I for one am glad I showed a small token of support. Great customer service, too. Hand written thank you note, and timely shipping & response to questions. WINNER.
A late thought WRT the scent is that with the heat/soupy mixture, I wonder if the heat released the scent very strongly or altered its perception some how. It was definitely "mellowing" this morning vs. out of the box, and was ever more so and pleasant when I got home from work. ... like I said, its growing on me.Is it a dry, woodsy Sandalwood, or a sweeter mixture? How strong is it? I like the smell of Sandalwood, but so many of the scents are not quite pure. I kinda like the TOBS version, but it is so incredibly strong to my sensitive nose..