05-17-2018, 02:33 AM
  • NJDJ
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You guys are great!  As usual, lots of very good helpful suggestions.  Thanks!

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 05-17-2018, 02:52 AM
  • Sully
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CRSW Glide is my recommendation.

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 05-17-2018, 03:00 AM
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I'm so stupid..... Facepalm ...Sometimes.
Of course, Kiss My Face ! Great product, cheap, so simple to use, just one pump on the brush.
Can't fail with KMF.. Wink

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 05-17-2018, 03:15 AM
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So, I am leaning towards either Kiss My Face Green Tea, Porasso White in the tube, or one of the Tobs products, probably Avocado.  Which should be the "winner"?

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 05-17-2018, 05:52 AM
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(05-16-2018, 04:12 PM)NJDJ Wrote:
(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.

HAHA yeah...  My brother uses poroso when he travels and loves it.

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 05-17-2018, 02:48 PM
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(05-17-2018, 03:15 AM)NJDJ Wrote: So, I am leaning towards either Kiss My Face Green Tea, Porasso White in the tube, or one of the To be products probably Avocado.  Which should be the "winner"?

Be aware that — unlike some other makers — Kiss My Face offers different formulas (different ingredients) among the varieties of Kiss My Face shaving cream.  I have personal experience with only two of the Kiss My Face creams; of the two I prefer the scent of Kiss My Face Key Lime, but I prefer the performance of Kiss My Face Lavender Shea; YMMV.   (I have no opinion as to either the scent or the performance of Kiss My Face Green Tea & Bamboo.)

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 05-17-2018, 02:53 PM
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Taylor of Old Bond Street’s avocado is my recommendation.

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 05-17-2018, 09:17 PM
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 05-17-2018, 09:22 PM
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I love TOBS avocado. But for the younger crowd, I would sugggest AOS Ocean Kelp. It has a more modern scent and very good performance.

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 05-18-2018, 04:49 AM
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KMF tea/bamboo is a good performer. Scent is nice and should be fine for his age. Also affordable for a young man soon to make his own purchases.

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 05-18-2018, 11:49 AM
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Proraso is good "first cream" and mild scent.

If "brushless or non-lathering shave cream", Ursa Major is excellent, also look at  Malin & Goetz, Jack Black, etc.  Another beginner option is Gel (Bulldog, several others).

Many available in travel sizes - nice idea if unsure of likes.

Good luck and onward toward the shaving experience.  

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 05-19-2018, 09:48 AM
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If he is just starting out, I'd suggest a cream in a tube, as it's easier to lather with just your fingers. If he likes it, he can move on to a brush.

Proraso has already been mentioned and is a great choice. Also recommend Palmolive (Italian) in green tube, LEA Classic in the silver tube; Musgo Real classic

If you can find I Coloniali Softening Rhubarb shaving cream it is outstanding.  I think it is still available for $15 or so.  You might steal it for yourself!

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 05-20-2018, 10:05 AM
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As you can see, there are many options. I recently got back into creams since I’ve been traveling a bit lately.

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St James of London

Personally, I find TOBs and Proraso not very good. Others will disagree.

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 05-20-2018, 03:05 PM
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If I were you, I'd take a trip with him to Bloomsbury to visit Stone Cottage. David, the proprietor, makes creams on the premises, and has a huge variety of reasonably-priced creams to sniff. They're all soft creams; I simply scoop out a dab with my finger. There's bound to be a scent he likes, and they're all mild to my nose. Cheap samples are available for him to test out the options. It would be a great way to spend an afternoon with the young fella.

I was at Stone Cottage last weekend. David is a charming guy, and very helpful.

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Taylor of Old Bond Street has plenty of good scents, and my favorite so far is Almond.  In my humble opinion, it's worth the price to get him a tub, although you might wish to get him a sampler pack so he can try out various scents to see what he likes.

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