10-25-2017, 11:49 AM
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Hey lads,

I am going to make the transition from Soaps to Creams. Over at some other forums, they are all about Proraso. Having used Proraso when I first started, I know there are better creams out there.

What are your best performing creams (slickness/cushion/ease of lathering), scent not a factor? How would you break it down by price point (low/medium/high)?

Thanks!

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 10-25-2017, 11:59 AM
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I don't break down by price point.  That being said, the best I've tried include:

Floris #89 
ADP
Penhaligon's creams
Santa Maria Novella
Alvarez Gomez

They are not cheap.  But they are the best and worth it to me.

Best inexpensive creams I've tried are I Coloniali Rhubarb, LEA (silver tube) and Coates.

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 10-25-2017, 01:03 PM
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Low - kiss my face , proraso , Tobs
Medium - icoloniali
High - castle Forbes , XPEC , ADP

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 10-25-2017, 02:03 PM
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My personal favorites, Art of Shaving, Castle Forbes, XPEC.

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 10-25-2017, 03:22 PM
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Based on the ones I've tried...

Low:

CO Bigelow (Poraso)
Nivea Shave Cream (I don't think this is available in the States anymore? I'd like to track it down if it is)
The Real Shave Company Shaving Cream (again, not sure it's available anymore in the states?  I used to buy it at Riteaid)
Old Spice from India (available on eBay and Amazon sometimes, some say they get it at their local Indian market but I haven't found it at mine)

Medium:

TOBS...although I feel this is pretty inexpensive these days, relatively speaking
AoS
Cade from L'Occitane

High:

AdP
Xpec

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 10-25-2017, 03:36 PM
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I'll say Cyril R Salter.  I don't see it mentioned much and for me it's one of my favorite creams.  The Indian Sandalwood is an absolutely wonderful scent.

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 10-25-2017, 03:58 PM
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Floris 89
AoS

Start there.

End there.

IMO.

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 10-25-2017, 04:01 PM
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AOS is great stuff , I may run over to the local and grab a tub after I look at all the penhaligans frags.

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 10-25-2017, 04:07 PM
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Give Stone Cottage a try -- their samplers are good value, and the scents are nice. Performance is good too.

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 10-25-2017, 04:46 PM
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Add Baume.be, St James to the list

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 10-25-2017, 05:14 PM
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(10-25-2017, 03:58 PM)Nero Wrote: Floris 89
AoS

Start there.

End there.

IMO.

I need to try Floris.   AoS is a favorite of mine too.

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 10-25-2017, 05:24 PM
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My current favorites are AOS and Nancy Boy. Middle on price for both. Great performaners in my book.

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 10-25-2017, 07:33 PM
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My top four are expensive, incredibly slick, great cushion, all lather very easy and scents are outstanding.

Santa Maria Novella
XPEC
Penhaligons
Floris 89

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 10-25-2017, 08:14 PM
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Castle Forbes is similar to MDC in the aspect of pay a high price, but the soap/cream lasts and lasts because you only need a small amount of soap for 3+ passes.

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 10-26-2017, 10:19 AM
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Under $5 - Palmolive
Under $10 - Proraso
Under $20 - TOBS
Under $30 - AoS

Those are my votes! I actually prefer TOBS over AoS and it's half the price. I think TOBS takes less water and ends up slicker than AoS for me.

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 10-26-2017, 11:11 AM
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Low: TOBS

High: Penhaligon's

They are the only brands I have in creams so far. I love the Penhaligon's! It's interesting seeing how many people have recommended Floris, I guess I know what I will be getting in the near future  Shy

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 10-26-2017, 11:39 AM
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performance wise, Maca root cream is up there with anything else.

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 10-26-2017, 12:46 PM
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pulled the Xpec out again after reading this thread.  very nice.  I think I need to add Penhaligon's to my list.

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 10-26-2017, 01:03 PM
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A bunch of closet creamers is what you are.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wink

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 10-26-2017, 01:37 PM
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anyone tried tabula rasa?

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