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Scentless Saturday

I always forget about this thread since I use unscented stuff quite a bit of the time and usually work on Saturdays so don't play around on here as much as I'd like.

Having had skin issues for a long time, ingredients and how they react on me are a big deal. One of my favorite soaps was what I used today...the old and original unscented Dove beauty bar. Makes a decent enough lather (I want thin and slick) and no need for any balms or post shave stuff- most of which cause redness no matter how "irritation free" it's labeled.

This stuff has a post shave feel that rivals MWF for my tastes and can be found locally and cheap.

That said, one of these days I need to break down and buy the Canada stuff listed above. That's just a lot of money for me to spend on one soap. ;)

MacDuff Soap Company Aspen Parkland. Makes a great lather!
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Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.

Mike's is an excellent base. The post shave is great. There are no downsides. I know of no base I like better.

Today's Mike's base is unscented but it is not what I'd call scentless. There is a slight scent, but it's the scent of the ingredients and not an added scent. I'm not a fan of the scent.

The base is so good that I've ordered and am using some of Mike's scented soaps. I like several of them, but not all. I've tried one (the rose) which I don't much like, and another (barbershop) about which the jury is still out.

I like the complex orange, the simple lime, and the vetiver. I have on order the coconut which should arrive by Monday. There are a few other of Mike's scented soaps I'll purchase when available. Some, I doubt I'd like, and doubt I'll try.

No, I'm not saying Mike's unscented is powerfully bad smelling. It's subtly bad smelling. So subtle that today I really didn't notice it, but then again I wasn't trying to notice it. Perhaps the scent has dissipated. If so, wonderful! If not, I can obviously use it on occasion without admitting myself to Big Nurse's ward.

Happy shaves,


Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
This was one of my best shaves ever.


Some notes on the shave are here.

My soap today was Mike's Unscented. Sometimes I don't think that means scentless, at least in Mike's version, but today I noticed no scent at all. Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but surely nothing jumped out and grabbed me.

For my money Mike's can't be beat.

Happy shaves,

Saturday's Scentless Soap SOTD

Brush: Shavemac 20/46 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Canada
Razor: 1939 Gillette NEW RFB GT
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Black (1)
ASL: La Rive Cabana

A fine shave. :biggrin:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
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