09-03-2014, 02:10 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking for some help in finding a quality shave cream. I usually go for something more sensitive and love that old barber shop scent (similar to that of Taylor of Old Bond Street)

Any Suggestions?

Thanks,

Chris

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 09-03-2014, 02:28 PM
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I would consider:

TOBS Jermyn Street
Truefiit & Hill Ultimate Comfort
Floris 89
Acqua di Parma
Penhaligon Blenheims Bouquet
ALVAREZ GÓMEZ BARBERÍA

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 09-03-2014, 11:41 PM
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  • Shaun
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TOBS Mr Taylor is one of my favourite scents, but there are better soaps IMO, like Tabac. You'd either love or hate the scent of Tabac, though.

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 09-04-2014, 03:25 AM
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Al's Shaving Products have some really great creams. Their scent to me is divine. Lathering is easy. The Auguri cream is one of the best I have tried.

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 09-04-2014, 04:04 AM
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(09-04-2014, 03:25 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: Al's Shaving Products have some really great creams. Their scent to me is divine. Lathering is easy. The Auguri cream is one of the best I have tried.

Definitely pick up an Al's sampler. His scents can be divisive at times, but it's absolutely nuts how good the product is, and a single tub will last you for 3-4 months at LEAST.

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 09-04-2014, 05:37 AM
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  • Giorgio
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For considerations towards sensitive skin I'll add Castle Forbes, Tabula Rasa, and I Coloniali. I don't think any will lean towards the barbershop scent, but all have outstanding performance and are excellent for sensitive skin.

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 09-04-2014, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for all of your help. This gives me great direction!

Chris

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 09-04-2014, 09:18 AM
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Went with Al's sampler for both aftershave balm and shaving cream. This will help me put together a new shave regimen.

Thanks Again,

Chris

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 09-04-2014, 09:29 AM
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Look no further than "Murdock" of London.

In a beautiful heavy glass jar with silver lid scent is called (Avalon) very much a old barber shop smell Lovely...........

Not cheap but a must have.


Charles U.K

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 09-04-2014, 09:45 AM
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(09-04-2014, 09:29 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: Look no further than "Murdock" of London.

In a beautiful heavy glass jar with silver lid scent is called (Avalon) very much a old barber shop smell Lovely...........

Not cheap but a must have.


Charles U.K

Looks awesome. Do you know of anywhere that sells samples?

Thanks,

Chris

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 09-04-2014, 03:16 PM
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  • NunoFC
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Nivea Sensitive shaving cream is a great performer and at an even greater price

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 09-05-2014, 08:38 AM
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(09-03-2014, 02:10 PM)Mizzle576 Wrote: Hello Everyone,

I am looking for some help in finding a quality shave cream. I usually go for something more sensitive and love that old barber shop scent (similar to that of Taylor of Old Bond Street)

Any Suggestions?

Thanks,

Chris

TOBS Jermyn St

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 09-05-2014, 01:45 PM
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(09-04-2014, 09:18 AM)Mizzle576 Wrote: Went with Al's sampler for both aftershave balm and shaving cream. This will help me put together a new shave regimen.

Thanks Again,

Chris

I love the performance of Al's creams, but definitely do a few test lathers first. It really is ridiculous how much water it needs (and how little of the cream you actual need). Do a few runs where you palm lather and just keep adding water until it breaks down completely. That should give you a sense of what it needs to work.

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 09-05-2014, 02:08 PM
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(09-05-2014, 01:45 PM)explodyii Wrote:
(09-04-2014, 09:18 AM)Mizzle576 Wrote: Went with Al's sampler for both aftershave balm and shaving cream. This will help me put together a new shave regimen.

Thanks Again,

Chris

I love the performance of Al's creams, but definitely do a few test lathers first. It really is ridiculous how much water it needs (and how little of the cream you actual need). Do a few runs where you palm lather and just keep adding water until it breaks down completely. That should give you a sense of what it needs to work.

Thanks for the advice! I'll let you guys know how I do with some pictures early next week when it comes in.

Thanks!

Chris

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 09-06-2014, 05:10 PM
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  • NunoFC
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AL's is a great product, I have it in the Calapyso scent. Only thing I would like to see would be larger jars.

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 09-06-2014, 10:18 PM
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Alvarez Gomez
Acqua di Parma
Speick
Wars
Art of Shaving
Floris 89

… Couldn't have a bad shave with any of them if ya tried.

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 09-07-2014, 03:58 PM
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  • joedy
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I'd suggest a sampler of Trupmer's creams from The Superior Shave if you haven't tried them yet.

-joedy

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