05-16-2018, 03:50 PM
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Okay guys.  I need some suggestions.  I am an avid wet shaver and use great performing, great scented soaps.  That said, my son who is a new shaver, is looking for recommendations for creams.  He is turned off by my soap scents and doesn't want to be troubled building lather off a puck.  So, what do you guys suggest?  I was thinking a cream that he could quickly face lather.  I think it would be best if it were low or no scent.  I first thought about Porasso White, but I don't know.  What do you guys recommend?

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 05-16-2018, 03:52 PM
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I am currently reformulating my creams.  I know that AOS and XPEC are solid, but expensive, products.

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 05-16-2018, 04:03 PM
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Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Natural or Tabula Rasa Light Cream or Unscented come to mind. Otherwise, Castle Forbes Lime or Speick Cream strike me as not wildly scented but who knows what teenagers want to smell like - good luck!

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 05-16-2018, 04:12 PM
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(05-16-2018, 03:52 PM)asiliski Wrote: I am currently reformulating my creams.  I know that AOS and XPEC are solid, but expensive, products.

XPEC!  I am not spending so much on a 17 year old.  He can get a job.  If I get him XPEC, the next thing I know he'll be using my Nuavia.

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 05-16-2018, 04:17 PM
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(05-16-2018, 04:03 PM)TripleG Wrote: Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Natural or Tabula Rasa Light Cream or Unscented come to mind. Otherwise, Castle Forbes Lime or Speick Cream strike me as not wildly scented but who knows what teenagers want to smell like - good luck!

TOBS might be a good choice.  I used to love their Avocado Cream.  As for Tabula Rasa, isn't that more of a croap?

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 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM
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I also vote for Taylor of Old Bond Street in either Almond which is a delicious scent, or Eton College (because he can pair that with the Eton College Aftershave). I don’t think you can go wrong with either of those, and you can purchase that stuff off of Amazon really quick!

Vr

Matt

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 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM
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I'd start him with Proraso in the tube

He can rub in on his face like a normal shaving cream, or build a lather in the palm of his hand with a brush

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 05-16-2018, 04:27 PM
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I first thought about Porasso White, but I don't know.Thumbsup Good choice.
Also, LEA Shaving Cream.

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 05-16-2018, 04:44 PM
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This cream.  Lovely scent which is not too strong.  Lathers easily.  Excellent lather quality.  

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 05-16-2018, 04:55 PM
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Some good suggestions guys.  Thanks!  I am going to Pasteurs this weekend to pick up a cream and a Rockwell 2C.

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 05-16-2018, 05:32 PM
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JM Fraser's or AoS Unscented

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 05-16-2018, 06:45 PM
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I would go with Kiss My Face (he can replace easily if he likes it) or Proraso

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 05-16-2018, 06:55 PM
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Proraso .. that’s what my boys use.
Simple and effective.
They can expand afterwards.

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 05-16-2018, 07:13 PM
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Kiss My Face has an unscented version and the cream is quite good, for what it is.

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 05-16-2018, 07:58 PM
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(05-16-2018, 07:13 PM)celestino Wrote: Kiss My Face has an unscented version and the cream is quite good, for what it is.

I’ve never tried Kiss My Face ..

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 05-16-2018, 08:14 PM
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(05-16-2018, 06:45 PM)lloydrm Wrote: I would go with Kiss My Face (he can replace easily if he likes it) or Proraso

+1
And again, +1.

Yr obdnt srvnt had been carrying the travel size (later deemed TSA-compliant) tube of Kiss My Face Lavender Shea in his Dopp kit when traveling for years, before he learned that it could be lathered with a brush: all that time, I had used it as a very good brushless cream.  But lather it does, and it produces an excellent lather with minimal effort.  Bonus:  it is inexpensive.

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 05-16-2018, 09:34 PM
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Proraso, Nivea Mild, Dalan d'Men cream (if you can find it, it's Turkish), Arko cream (it does NOT smell like the stick), Derby cream... there is plenty of good and affordable offerings that smells neutral or is softly scented. Or a puck of Mike's Natural in Unscented, even if that is a little harder to dial in the lather on than cream in a tube Wink

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 05-16-2018, 09:53 PM
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I have a cream recommendation for varying price points Smile

~ $5 Palmolive cream
~ $10 Proraso cream
~ $15 TOBS cream
~ $30 AOS cream

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 05-17-2018, 12:24 AM
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Meißner do some scents which your son may like. Beer and also whiskey might suit him.

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 05-17-2018, 01:07 AM
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Proraso White or Blue or Kiss My Face Bamboo Green Tea.

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