05-15-2015, 03:10 PM
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Where credit's due. I'm amazed at the performance I get from an inexpensive tube of Palmolive shave cream.  I bowl lather a product to judge the quality of it's lather, I'm able to observe it's qualities or lack of better that way and I have to say that other than fragrance, which is a subjective thing and I kinda like it, Palmolive performs way, way above it's pay grade. I know there are many versions of it but I've only ever tried the one
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Anyone else as impressed as I am?

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 05-16-2015, 12:33 PM
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I used American palmolive for years....which version due you speak of ?

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 05-16-2015, 01:26 PM
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IMHO a very nice budget cream, but it lacks slickness and protection IMHO

I get a better shave and overall performance from Speick cream and Proraso red, blue and white creams than I get from either of the 3 Palmolives creams I own.

I would rate the Palmolive creams a 7/10 for overall performance
Not a bad cream, but far better alternatives out there for not much more money IMHO

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 05-16-2015, 01:56 PM
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I happily used Palmolive and Noxzema shave creams for years here till they stopped selling them. Not a lot wrong with either. Now I happily use the Palmolive shave stick which is a good bang for the buck. 

Bob

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 05-16-2015, 02:30 PM
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Wasn't the stick discontinued?

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 05-16-2015, 03:06 PM
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(05-16-2015, 02:30 PM)Shannon Wrote: Wasn't the stick discontinued?

Well, it is all a bit murky about what's going on but as far as I can understand it the Palmolive shave stick will no longer be sold in the UK market. It will continued to be made in Germany and sold in other markets though. I had a friend send me a dozen sticks from the UK just in case. 

Bob

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 05-16-2015, 04:07 PM
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(05-16-2015, 12:33 PM)SnafuJack Wrote: I used American palmolive for years....which version due you speak of ?

see pic.

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 05-16-2015, 04:20 PM
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The vintage stuff works well too.

Bob

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 05-16-2015, 05:50 PM
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From what I've seen, the sticks, grated, are better than the creams.

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 05-16-2015, 05:57 PM
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The stick is incredible soap, I enjoy the cream as well. Claus I agree proraso red is great , one of my favorite creams.

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 05-16-2015, 08:26 PM
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(05-16-2015, 01:56 PM)BobH Wrote: I happily use the Palmolive shave stick which is a good bang for the buck. 

Bob

I haven't used it in a while but those were EXACTLY my sentiments, as well, regarding the stick... I do not think there is a bigger steal in shavedom than the Palmolive stick.
I love the scent. Not fancy, but certainly very pleasant to my nose and an excellent morning wake-me-up. Soapy, outdoorsy, and invigorating.

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 05-17-2015, 02:50 AM
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(05-16-2015, 08:26 PM)Nero Wrote:
(05-16-2015, 01:56 PM)BobH Wrote: I happily use the Palmolive shave stick which is a good bang for the buck. 

Bob

I haven't used it in a while but those were EXACTLY my sentiments, as well, regarding the stick... I do not think there is a bigger steal in shavedom than the Palmolive stick.
I love the scent. Not fancy, but certainly very pleasant to my nose and an excellent morning wake-me-up. Soapy, outdoorsy, and invigorating.

I guess we are in full agreement then as I also agree with you on the scent and your description of it.

Bob

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 05-18-2015, 08:41 AM
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This cream was one of my firsts. Surely I have better creams in my den, but I still use it in my rotation. The scent is green, clean, slickness and protection are not the best, but good enough to recommend it to all the newbies.


Nick

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 05-20-2015, 10:32 AM
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  • Balj86
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I'm using a tube myself which is in rotation. A very good SC for the price. When i'm in a rush and need a quick shave I use this SC. There are other SCs that deserve credit but doesn't.

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 05-20-2015, 11:08 AM
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My wife put a firm veto on Palmolive cream on the account of scent.
There was only one other product that she exercised her veto right - Il Coloniali Soap.
Other than that she has been 110% supportive of this hobby.

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