04-02-2012, 08:08 AM
  • Teiste
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Thanks to a good friend,I was able to try one of these "new" (at the time) Queen Charlotte shaving cream.As we know,Queen Charlotte is a made in USA artisan brand,which uses tallow in many of their products.

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This Esquire shaving cream has a really nice scent as have became in one of the popular ones of this brand : the scent its a mixture of sandalwood with some fresh notes,which gives this cream a warm and herbal scent.

According to the Queen Charlotte page, Esquire is :

Quote: a complex scent that starts with fresh, clean citrus notes, which are quickly joined by luxurious sandalwood. At the base, Esquire has a distinct dark, earthy note. Esquire smells classy, refined, and sophisticated.

Classy and sophisticated are two words that can define this shaving cream.

Lets have a look to its ingredients :

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As we can read,this cream contains tallow,as well as olive and palm oil and stearic acid,as well as kaolin.

The texture of the cream is really dense,and I would say that if I leave it open for a week,would get hard as a tripple milled soap.

And how good is it lather?Well,an image is better than a thousand words,I would say.Here is a pic of the lather I made with this cream using a Semogue SOC two band brush (I test this brush with so many creams and soaps!!)

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This cream provides a comfortable shave and has a lot of slickness.I do like how it leaves my skin after the shave,since I don't feel any dryness at all (I have a dry skin).If we add a really elegant scent,we have a good artisan made product.Well done for Queen Charlotte!

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 04-02-2012, 08:19 AM
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i used my Tangerine today and it was also amazing. i use the extra lather on my face during cleanup, skip the WH and applied some of my tester QCS ASB that i was privileged enough to get a sample of...

i have yet to try the hard soaps, as i get such good results with the creams (hard soap texture), i see no need in switching.

i have briar and tangerine (finished a cedarwood/lemondgrass), so next on my purchase list...Key Lime & Green Irish Tweed

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 04-02-2012, 08:22 AM
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I've heard that one of the QCS soaps smells like English Fern... which one is it?

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 04-02-2012, 01:29 PM
  • sp514
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Sounds like a wonderful scent. Another one gets one my "to try" list Biggrin

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 04-09-2012, 08:04 PM
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Agreed this s a fine croap!! I love it!

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 04-09-2012, 10:13 PM
  • seixi
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I've only tried the Celestial Woods cream, I assume the behavior is the same, and it's just great! Really outstanding slickness, great protection, great postshave... A winner!

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 04-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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I have ordered some, and can't wait to try it!!

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 04-11-2012, 12:22 PM
  • Howler
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You guys have have kicked my SAD, to wanting these soaps.

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