05-23-2015, 02:05 AM
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Guys,
I don't see Simpson shaving creams are discussed much in the forum . So I decided to give my two scents on Simpson. I own Xpec , adp colonia , baume and other high end creams . Let me tell you the performance of Simpson cream if not better are on same par as other top brands like Xpec and adp. A little dime size create abundant leather and it's very slick and protective . So for the fraction of the cost of Xpec you can buy Simpson and it will do the magic.

My favorite : Citrus burst

My recent Simpson acquisitions:

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 05-23-2015, 02:15 AM
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I agree, Mustafa. Simpson creams are excellent performers and at the price, even better. I just love soaps, though.

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 05-23-2015, 02:21 AM
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(05-23-2015, 02:15 AM)Optometrist Wrote: I agree, Mustafa. Simpson creams are excellent performers and at the price, even better. I just love soaps, though.

I hear you David . I mostly use soaps as well. Sometimes I needed a change of pace :-) as you already familiar with cricket, after attacking with fast bowl, a surprise slow ball can do a clean bowled :-)


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 05-23-2015, 02:46 AM
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I just got the Citrus Blast and have to agree that it's a really great cream.  I can't compare this to any creams as I mostly us soaps too but I'm impressed with the performance of this cream, just a tiny amount is needed to create enough lather for a shave.

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 05-23-2015, 03:42 AM
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I do not like creams in general but keep Café Latte for its spectacular scent.

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 05-23-2015, 04:59 AM
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I like soaps more, but tried a some creams... Simpsons Luxury Line are top, not only the cream wich I love, the Skin Food and After Shave too are excellent.

The performance of the cream (I have the unscented version) is very, very good. 

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 05-23-2015, 08:49 AM
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Love them. 

My favorite scents are Vanilla Rose and Lavender & Vetivert (very subdued lavender...mostly a light, green, fresh Vetiver.) I also enjoy the skin food. My wife does not like rose scents, but when I am "solo" I use Simpson's rose cream for myself!

There are just so many excellent products, nowadays. The variety is wonderful and I have given up on trying to narrow them down to just a few.

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 05-23-2015, 11:41 AM
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I use creams regularly although I too have more soaps than creams. Simpson's can compete with any other top tier creams. Like Steelman, my favorites are the Vanilla Rose and Lavender and Vertivet. Not sure about the Peppermint and Rosemary only because I am not a menthol fan. Citrus Burst is one I'd like to get soon.

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 05-23-2015, 12:02 PM
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I own two pots. Nice performance. To me on par with TF&H. Not better.
Only issue is the metal pots.
I have bought 5 pots in total. One was more bruised and dinged than the other. All had bumps and marks.

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 05-23-2015, 01:26 PM
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I bought two tins of the unscented back in the day before the scented versions were released. This is my go-to for unscented cream. I would consider this to be an par with anything coming out of the UK, with Castle Forbes being the lone exception.

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 05-23-2015, 04:13 PM
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I've never used their creams.  How are the scents compared to other creams?  Are they natural smelling or more artificial?  Are they very strong and lasting or subtle?

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 05-23-2015, 04:19 PM
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(05-23-2015, 04:13 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I've never used their creams.  How are the scents compared to other creams?  Are they natural smelling or more artificial?  Are they very strong and lasting or subtle?

I've only tried the Lavender, to me the scent is definitely a strong natural smell, but not too overpowering. I do prefer other Lavender scents such as Castle Forbes over the Simpsons Lavender though.

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 05-23-2015, 05:46 PM
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I do like the Café Latte scent but was unimpressed by the rest of the scents. I can say it is a high quality cream though.

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 05-23-2015, 05:54 PM
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(05-23-2015, 04:13 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I've never used their creams.  How are the scents compared to other creams?  Are they natural smelling or more artificial?  Are they very strong and lasting or subtle?

Scents are quite nice IMHO

I own the Peppermint & rosemary and the Lavender & vetiver

My guess is that they are made by Creighton, and I would pick any of the 5 St. James Creighton made shaving creams over the Simpsons any time of the day, because of the far nicer packaging in sturdy solid high quality glass jars, and you can often buy these 5 at reuduced prices, making them cheaper than Simpsons and at least as well made scents, far better packaging and at least as good shaving cream.....at least as well made !!

I own 2 Simpsons shaving cream and 5 St. James shaving creams, wonder why  Smile

YMMV

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 05-23-2015, 06:27 PM
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(05-23-2015, 05:54 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(05-23-2015, 04:13 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I've never used their creams.  How are the scents compared to other creams?  Are they natural smelling or more artificial?  Are they very strong and lasting or subtle?

Scents are quite nice IMHO

I own the Peppermint & rosemary and the Lavender & vetiver

My guess is that they are made by Creighton, and I would pick any of the 5 St. James Creighton made shaving creams over the Simpsons any time of the day, because of the far nicer packaging in sturdy solid high quality glass jars, and you can often buy these 5 at reuduced prices, making them cheaper than Simpsons and at least as well made scents, far better packaging and at least as good shaving cream.....at least as well made !!

I own 2 Simpsons shaving cream and 5 St. James shaving creams, wonder why  Smile

YMMV

Haha! Tell us how you feel, Claus!!

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 05-23-2015, 07:46 PM
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(05-23-2015, 06:27 PM)Nero Wrote:
(05-23-2015, 05:54 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(05-23-2015, 04:13 PM)gp569900 Wrote: I've never used their creams.  How are the scents compared to other creams?  Are they natural smelling or more artificial?  Are they very strong and lasting or subtle?

Scents are quite nice IMHO

I own the Peppermint & rosemary and the Lavender & vetiver

My guess is that they are made by Creighton, and I would pick any of the 5 St. James Creighton made shaving creams over the Simpsons any time of the day, because of the far nicer packaging in sturdy solid high quality glass jars, and you can often buy these 5 at reuduced prices, making them cheaper than Simpsons and at least as well made scents, far better packaging and at least as good shaving cream.....at least as well made !!

I own 2 Simpsons shaving cream and 5 St. James shaving creams, wonder why  Smile

YMMV

Haha! Tell us how you feel, Claus!!

Just being honest, Matt.

Not trying to diss the Simpson cream, it's well made - but I had to sell two of the tin pots I bought and reorder because they were badly bruised even though they were very well wrapped and protected from the seller.

When you hold a jar of St. james up against the Simpson tin pot - and actually use both creams, you will realize that I'm right in what I say  Smile 

I paid £7 for a 200 gram pot of st. James cream - Simpson cost me more than double of that.......performance wise they are close, perhaps with the edge going to the St. James cream.

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 05-23-2015, 08:07 PM
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(05-23-2015, 07:46 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: ...I had to sell two of the tin pots I bought and reorder because they were badly bruised...
I'm confused. You HAD to sell them because of this? Was there anything wrong with the cream?  Huh

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 05-23-2015, 09:39 PM
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(05-23-2015, 08:07 PM)greyhawk Wrote:
(05-23-2015, 07:46 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: ...I had to sell two of the tin pots I bought and reorder because they were badly bruised...
I'm confused. You HAD to sell them because of this? Was there anything wrong with the cream?  Huh

Not at all.

But my OCD will not allow me, if any way possible to avoid it, to have new full priced cream pots that looks like they have been run over by a truck and then kicked by an NFL topkicker  Tongue

I see sort of the same probems with Cold River Soap Select alu tins, but my two CRSW Select were in pretty nice shape, only c couple of dents in them.

Alu/metal tins is a very nice idea, but perhaps the idea sounds better inside the head, and then when you actually think about it - paying high price for a luxury cream/soap and then receive the product in a pot that has several marks and dents perhaps is not so great an idea  Dodgy

As said I'm a collector and suffer from OCD, so take it for what it is  Wink

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 05-23-2015, 09:49 PM
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Ah, I understand. Thanks, Claus.

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 05-23-2015, 11:19 PM
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Personally, I found the two Simpsons cream I tried to be good but not great.  I found them to lack slip / slickness and they didn't allow buffing, unlike Castle Forbes, Jabonman (I consider the older softer consistency as a cream) or Nanny's Silly Soap.  I gave both of mine away.

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