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    Default How long does the soap smell stay with you?

    If I use some shaving soap and no aftershave how long will that smell stay? Is it just during the shave, or does some stay?


    EDIT: Thinking of buying MamaBear Ocean Rain & Sandalwood vanilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by mademperor View Post
    If I use some shaving soap and no aftershave how long will that smell stay? Is it just during the shave, or does some stay?


    EDIT: Thinking of buying MamaBear Ocean Rain & Sandalwood vanilla
    It depends on how you finish your shave session...but the short answer is not very long.

    I've used MB Sandalwood & Vanilla and it's got a great scent although it's misnamed as the Vanilla completely overpowers the Sandalwood. I normally finish my shave with a cold water rinse, alum block, pat dry, and slather on a little Trumpers Sandalwood Skin Food so that MB scent is perfect as the Skin Food adds back the Sandalwood and I can smell both for several hours afterwards.

    Most scented soaps I've used are pretty much gone an hour (or less) after I've shaved but the MB seems to hang in a little longer...especially the heavier fragrances like vanilla.

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    I agree. Soap scents don't last on your skin very long at all.

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    That said, I use Colleen's soaps, almost exclusively, and then finish with C&E Sandlewood aftershave balm, and my wife says that she can still smell it on me when I get home after a full day at the office.

    Of course, YMMV.

    Mark

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    I have tried all different types and the scent does not last on me too long

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    It's possible that one's own nose becomes de-sensitized to the fragrances that one wears so it seems that the soap smells don't linger. I suspect they remain longer than we realize and can be detected by those near and dears. When washing my face for the morning's shave, I can often get hints of yesterday's aftershave from areas where I've missed with a later-in-the day wash and rinse.

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    +1 with Mark. I like the scent of Colleen's soaps when I apply the lather. Smells clean and masculine. The scent doesn't stay long, but is very nice while it does...

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    Hiya,

    I'd agree with other members who mentioned the scent being kinda fleeting for the most part. There's a few exceptions I'll mention quickly. Both are made by Charles at QED, and really stay with me for a while. The first would be his version of sandalwood. I'll catch a few wisps of that for a couple hours after shaving .....especially if I 'accidentally' huff a little up my nose.

    The second soap would be his 'Wild Rose', and that stuff is intense! Now, when I use that, I plan on smelling like roses for many hours afterwards. It's gotta be the longest lasting fragrance of any soaps or creams I've tried......in a good way.

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    yea, its lasts until I wash off the remaining soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mademperor View Post
    If I use some shaving soap and no aftershave how long will that smell stay? Is it just during the shave, or does some stay?


    EDIT: Thinking of buying MamaBear Ocean Rain & Sandalwood vanilla
    Mad,
    When I'm in a soapscent sort of mood, I always reapply a good lather after shaving and every forty minutes throughout the day.

    Brad

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