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    I have Irving Park, Pucker, El Caballero, and Windy City and enjoy the feeling I get from them. Like Mark, The quality of a soap makes all the difference to me. Glad you're coming around on this one Mark. We'd hate to have to take your Mentor Badge away from ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Ah, my friend,

    This is a good review. Thanks for taking the time. With a knee operation that presented some complications, and with possibly another knee operation coming up in couple months or so, I am a wee bit out of sorts. So it's good to see my friends leading the charge on quality shave products.

    Oleo still is. Right now I am out of Oleo soaps. Perhaps Rougere should be next on my purchase. I love the rose scent and have tried many soaps and creams with that scent. Of course, some have been more natural than others. I expect nothing but the best from Oleo.
    Obie

    I was able to make Rolodave's meetup this past weekend. I was really looking forward to meeting you as well as the others. I am sorry your knees were acting up.

    I passed out about sixty different soap samples during the meet. Had you been there, you could have picked up a couple of the Oleo Soapworks samples as well as others.

    I hope you second knee operation goes well. I am looking forward to meeting you at Dave's next year.

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by earcutter View Post
    I think iíll pass on a week long review of this product. I already know I love it, and todayís shave just reaffirmed that love.

    After lathering up the soap, I still maintain a hayish or grassy scent mixing in with the oud and rose. The lather is without a doubt both cushioning and viscous. I went two passes with an insanely awesome blade brought about by mixing CrOx on my Black. Then just to see, I did a third pass with my DE to ensure my neck got the closest shave too... it was awesome, there was NO sting from my Alum block after the shave. This stuff works! And smells great to boot!

    Now, the splash afterwards is always a blast! A blast of cold! The menthol is seriously amped in the splash. A lovely, lovely thing in the summer. A little much today being fall. The balm is just a lovely finish. Both have an awesome rose/oud scent. Spectacular!

    The thing is, I thought after using the Rougere, that Iíd probably replace my entire soap collection with Oleo products. I love that they have a splash and balm for each soap. Iím a huge fan of layering all 3 on every shave(soap, splash, balm). But that wasnít the case. I bought another three-some of awesome, but was burned. Literally.

    The new soap burned my upper lip pretty badly. Iíll probably never try another Oleo product, but I will replace the Rougere. Itís a fantastic product. This is a great tallow soap.
    Earcutter, that was an interesting post. There were a couple of things I noted.

    1. Oleo duck fat does make a soap.
    2. You shave two passes with a straight and then do a clean-up pass with a DE. That is exactly the procedure I follow. My chin and jawline have weird grain that makes it hard getting close enough with a SR alone.
    3. I have six of the Oleo soaps in my den, but have not tried Rougere. If the rose scent is light, I would probably like it as the fougere (lavender, oakmoss, and tonka bean) and vetiver scents are fine. I tend to be sensitive to strong rose and strong lavender scents.
    4. For me, Oleo soaps have a great post shave feel. My only aftershave product is witch hazel. Any product with alcohol or menthol tends to burn my face. In winter, I may use a shave balm.
    5. Don't confine yourself to only one soapmaker. I know people that confine their usage to one soap, or a few. For me, there are too many great soap bases and too many great scents to confine myself. I know I have way more than I need, but exploring new soaps and new scents is fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayClem View Post
    Earcutter, that was an interesting post. There were a couple of things I noted.

    1. Oleo duck fat does make a soap.
    2. You shave two passes with a straight and then do a clean-up pass with a DE. That is exactly the procedure I follow. My chin and jawline have weird grain that makes it hard getting close enough with a SR alone.
    3. I have six of the Oleo soaps in my den, but have not tried Rougere. If the rose scent is light, I would probably like it as the fougere (lavender, oakmoss, and tonka bean) and vetiver scents are fine. I tend to be sensitive to strong rose and strong lavender scents.
    4. For me, Oleo soaps have a great post shave feel. My only aftershave product is witch hazel. Any product with alcohol or menthol tends to burn my face. In winter, I may use a shave balm.
    5. Don't confine yourself to only one soapmaker. I know people that confine their usage to one soap, or a few. For me, there are too many great soap bases and too many great scents to confine myself. I know I have way more than I need, but exploring new soaps and new scents is fun.
    I think any man worried about a rose scented soap being too floral for him should try this product. If he labels it too floral or feminine, I’m going to second guess his personality lol! It’s a great soap that hints at floral - but that’s it.

    I love the balm. I use it sparingly indeed, usually cut with water, but it’s a must for me after the splash. You should never use the splash lol. By your description, i’m here to say, this one would burn your face off lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCMichigander View Post
    Hi David.. I was going to make a comment on your friends dad's "Jamaican Rose Farm".. and whether that was rose you were smelling .. Anyway I have used a couple of Oleo soaps with Excursion the last im going through now... I really like the ones ive used
    and plan on getting another scent soon. Im not a real big fan of floral scents but i have not found Oleo to give off a heavy scent on the ones i have used.. So with the very nice review and my experience withthe company im confident i will enjoy this one also.. Thanks David.. Scott W
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    Lol - there’s a few smells that “take me back” to Jamaica, the smell of roses does take me back where I lived as a kid for 6 years. Big time. Being from a family of Dutchmen, you think it would take me back to the Netherlands where I lived as well, but nope - JA it is.

    I think hurricane Hugo all but decimated the infant rose growing business in JA. You need to be as resilient as a “weed” to survive those things lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayClem View Post
    Obie

    I was able to make Rolodave's meetup this past weekend. I was really looking forward to meeting you as well as the others. I am sorry your knees were acting up.

    I passed out about sixty different soap samples during the meet. Had you been there, you could have picked up a couple of the Oleo Soapworks samples as well as others.

    I hope you second knee operation goes well. I am looking forward to meeting you at Dave's next year.

    Ray
    Ray, my friend, I'm sorry I was unable to come. The knee operation went well, but something caused considerable verve damage to my foot, making walking a wee bit difficult. Also, my other knee is really bad, as well as the sciatic nerve pain in that leg. I can't drive more than a block before the leg explodes in pain. No way I could have made the drive to Dave's chateau without croaking. Anyway, I was so looking forward to meeting everyone. Well, next year.

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    UPDATE:

    Gentlemen, I lied. I said after buying the second Oleo which burned me, that I wouldnít buy any Oleo product save the Rougere - that was incorrect.

    I just ordered the ďBonaire.Ē Soap, splash, and balm! How couldnít I? I lived in CuraÁao for 5 years. Weíd hang in Bonaire (good air). Itís again - nostalgia!!

    But beside that, for a guy who grew up in the West Indies, check out the scent description!

    Scented with bergamot, lime, mandarin, coconut, copra, jasmine, hibiscus, ylang ylang, ginger, tonkin musk, white rum, sugar cane

    OMG!! Itís going to be an olfactory party! Iím telling you, Iím pumped lol! Hibiscus!?! Ylang ylang! Oh man. I canít wait!

    But Iím going to have to. I didnít pay for expedited shipping. $40 for it all. The soap, the splash and the balm. Good stuff at a good price.
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