04-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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  • tgutc
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I purchased this for $22 with free shipping at whatshebuys.com. I've read on this forum though that another site is offering free shipping and a discount not sure which site though. The presentations nice with a sleek black tub with a silver label with light blue writing. The scent is something I can quite place. It's sort of a green tea or honeysuckle scent however my wife smells a light pine. I'm not crazy over it but it's light enough where if you don't like it you will probably just be indifferent to it. I used a Simpson The Duke 3 and it exploded with lather. It lathers very easily and it provides a very slick and protective shave. Afterwards my face felt smooth and moisturized. This is my first AOS product, I've never bought them for some reason thinking they were mass produced but this cream is absolutely top notch stuff and I will be trying their lemon next.

Ease of lathering: 10/10

General skincare: 9/10

Scent: 6/10

Longevity of lather: 10/10

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 04-01-2012, 06:33 PM
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  • Teiste
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For what I understand this cream is made in USA while the other are made in UK (Creightons?) and also has different ingredients.
I like its scent,but I dont now if I ever get to use it.Maybe Ill ask for a sample at Nordstrom.
Thanks for your impressions about it!

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 04-01-2012, 06:59 PM
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  • bullgoose
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For some reason I have never gotten around to trying AOS shave creams. I may have to pick some up one of these days.

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 04-01-2012, 08:25 PM
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I tried a sample of it and I enjoyed it. Like tgutc mentioned lathering is really easy, the lather is slick and protective. The scent was nice, kind of reminded me of DRH Arlington, but very light. Overall I liked this cream, but there are others I'm thinking of getting first.

In case anyone is interested I received the sample from Gary's Sample Shop: http://sampleshop.blogspot.com/

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 04-01-2012, 09:59 PM
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  • Misha
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  • Temple, TX
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I smell ocean surf. Not NJ ocean, but beaches in Maui where tourists don't go, but homeless hang out. Its very nice and clean. It does not gunk up my raxor, it washes away clean. I've had some creams stay on after washing and clog my pores or feel tacky, this is a nice product. I liked their Sandlwood, but their Lavender always made me sneeze. It really wips up into a grat lather and doesn't fall flat a minute later. For people who make the dreaded Fusion Razor, their other line , Art of Shaving, is noteworthy. I also like their aftershave lotion, its a non oily, not shiny moisturizer with a clean, frsh scent. Makes me homesick for Hawaii.

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 04-02-2012, 02:24 AM
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  • Dave
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(04-01-2012, 06:59 PM)bullgoose Wrote: For some reason I have never gotten around to trying AOS shave creams. I may have to pick some up one of these days.


PM Sent!!

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 04-02-2012, 07:03 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-02-2012, 02:24 AM)Dave Wrote: PM Sent!!

Thank you Dave! Biggrin

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 04-02-2012, 07:46 AM
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  • Dave
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The Enabled becomes the Enabler hehe

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 04-02-2012, 08:02 AM
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(04-02-2012, 07:46 AM)Dave Wrote: The Enabled becomes the Enabler hehe

Haha, I like it! Way to go Dave Smile

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 04-02-2012, 11:11 AM
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I'm a big fan of this cream. I think its made in the UK (the label on back of my jar says something about being from UK). I get a salty/citrus/sweet smell from it. I honestly think the name is really strange; I always associate kelp with harbors and bays and areas that are murky, still water. It if was named something like "surf" or "tidal pool" or something like that, there'd be less trepidation.

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 04-02-2012, 11:23 AM
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  • slantman
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(04-01-2012, 06:59 PM)bullgoose Wrote: For some reason I have never gotten around to trying AOS shave creams. I may have to pick some up one of these days.

Phil they are really good. Lathers easily and has a lot of skin protection. I used the almond which has a nice scent. A tub will last a long time.

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 04-02-2012, 12:46 PM
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  • Dave
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How's this for Karma? I am giving Phil my sample of OK. I went to the mall today to fill out some paperwork and went by Sephora. They had Ocean Kelp in stock and the lady gave me another sample of it.

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 04-06-2012, 12:18 AM
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  • Teiste
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I got some samples today from Nordstrom and I would try it this coming week.

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 04-06-2012, 11:21 AM
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I bought a tub of this today, and just had to use it right away. I went looking for a tube, but apparently they don't sell it yet, so I took the plunge and got the full size. I can't place the scent, but it does evoke memories of being on the ocean. I quite like it. Like others have said, this lathers great, very easy, and I was able to get a BBS shave with a blade that should have probably been retired already.

The scent is very light, not overpowering. Not my favorite scent, but I do like it, and it has earned a place in my rotation.

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 04-06-2012, 11:54 AM
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  • Dave
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The Ocean Kelp and the Lemon scented creams are my favorites.

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 04-06-2012, 12:51 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I received a sample from Dave and it is on deck for tomorrow. I cannot wait to weigh in.

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 04-06-2012, 01:06 PM
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  • Dave
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Awesome. I like it quite a bit.

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 04-06-2012, 02:42 PM
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  • Songwind
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I stopped in an Art of Shaving store for the first time this week. I was impressed by the lemon cream's smell for sure. Not certain if I was impressed enough to spend that kind of $, though.

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 04-06-2012, 02:45 PM
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  • Dave
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$22 isn't bad to me for a good product and their creams are quite good. I didn't care for the aftershaves or pre shaves or brushes, but the cream is worth it.

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 04-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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I love this cream. I love the light crisp clean citrus smell of it. And it does in fact explode into lather with very little effort! I may have to pull it out myself tomorrow..

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