#1
Can someone help me decide between these two from a scent strength and quality perspective?

I know they're similar and both will perform very well. I have the MdC Fougere which I find to be moderate in strength and low on scent longevity on skin. The lather is superb with great cushion and glide, but lacks a little in post-shave feel. It can be slightly drying. I've not tried a C&S or Valobra soap yet.

Thanks, gents.
#2
(This post was last modified: 06-13-2016, 11:28 PM by grim.)
See http://damnfineshave.com/thread-shaving-...4#pid64214

From a purely technical POV, I rate C&S superior to MdC on the basis of the After Shave face feel attribute. It's clearly superior. The other attributes are a wash.

In terms of scent, however, no contest to me - MdC is much better. Oxford to me is stronger and just a weird Lavender, but scent is a personal thing and between two humans, we can have 30% difference in what we perceive.

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#3
I like them both.

For the summer months I prefer MdC.

The scent of the O&C is something that prevented me from buying it for a while. Simply because I generally don't know if I'll like something based on written descriptions. Wish I'd have bought some sooner rather than later. I really like it.

They're different. For sure.
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#4

Veni, vidi, vici
New Vegas
Right now, from the MdC website, you can get a jar of original MdC soap for $54 shipped to the US.

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Shaving for 46+ years; enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità...
#5

DARK KNIGHT
(This post was last modified: 06-14-2016, 12:08 PM by Batman.)
They are both terrific soaps. Hard to pick a winner.

That being said....since you already own MDC Fougere, I'd go for the O&C. It's lavender and peppermint, a unique scent combination in the shave world, and it's a superlative soap. Scent strength is stronger with the O&C. Not necessarily better to everyone, but better to me than MDC lavender, but not by much. Certainly O&C should be experienced at least once by every wet shaver, and summertime is a great time to try O&C as the peppermint is a bit cooling.
#6

Member
Connecticut
I would vote for Oxford & Cambridge by a wide margin in all aspects. I quickly lost interest in my MdC soaps and after a couple of years with them NEVER use them anymore. O&C on the other hand, for me at least, is the best lavender scent in all of shaving. Wonderful lather, wonderful scent, wonderful performance.


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#7

The Dude Abides
Florida
Both soaps are excellent performers. I give MdC the edge in everything except post shave comfort. I do enjoy the scent of both, and when I use MdC, I follow up with the O&C cologne. It works out as a great combo for me.

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#8
In case you don't know, C&S O&C is on Amazon for $30.99 shipped. I've been thinking of picking one up myself.
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The Dude Abides
Florida
(06-19-2016, 07:14 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: In case you don't know, C&S O&C is on Amazon for $30.99 shipped. I've been thinking of picking one up myself.

Is that the puck alone, or the puck with the insane jar?
Doug

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(06-19-2016, 09:02 PM)wingdo Wrote: Is that the puck alone, or the puck with the insane jar?

Not there jar. Jar prices is insane

I happened to use Oxford today. IMO its just to "heavy", not a summer scent at all. Good stuff but ... heavy.

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