06-17-2012, 04:13 AM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Floris No. 89 Shaving Cream

Inspired by Teiste's reviews of Floris soap I decided to try the Floris no. 89 cream.


Introduced in 1951, No. 89 takes its name from the number of the Floris shop, 89 Jermyn Street and was popularised by Ian Fleming's James Bond.

With added Aloe Vera and Glycerine plus Allantoin and Chamomile to sooth, this non-soap based, light formulation is suitable for use with sensitive skin.
Orange and bergamot blended with lavender and neroli give No. 89 its classical cologne aspect.
Warmed with a touch of spicy nutmeg, the floral heart is underscored by the dominant woody accord of sandalwood, cedarwood and vetiver.

This is a quintessential English gentleman's fragrance.


A small squeeze of Floris in to my warm Georgetown scuttle.


In seconds the lather is forming.


A few more drops of water.


Wonderful lather!

The cream lathers easily, provides sufficient cushion, good glide and some hydration.
The most enjoyable aspect of using this is the scent.

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 06-17-2012, 07:25 AM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Very nice write-up Ben. Makes me want to try some of this.

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 06-17-2012, 08:03 AM
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I haven't tried any of their soaps or creams, but their scents are some of the very best on the market to found anywhere, i have a few favourites from Floris especially the EDT Elite wonderful scent.


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 06-17-2012, 08:31 AM
  • jfmii
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  • Pittsburgh PA
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Thanks for the review and nice colors on your scuttle.

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 06-17-2012, 08:41 AM
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Nice concise review, Ben. I haven't tried the current Floris No. 89, but I have some vintage No. 89 that I really like a lot, especially chased by some old No. 89 aftershave. Here I am, Miss Moneypenny!

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 06-17-2012, 11:21 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Thanks for your impressions about the cream,my friend.
Its the only in current production,since JF,Elite and Santal have been discontinued as shaving creams.
Floris products are top notch for me and I truly enjoy them.

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 06-18-2012, 03:58 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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I'm looking forward to trying the no. 89 soap next, I just need to find some first!

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 06-18-2012, 05:36 PM
  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I prefer the Floris 89 cream to the soap. The scent is all there in all its glory. The performance of the cream is first rate.

There are lots of great performing products out there. When I use Floris products, it's not just for the performance, it's for the scent. And this cream scores a 10 on both counts.

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