01-11-2020, 10:20 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I came across JTB cream on special at Woolworths here in Sydney for $7.50 AUD (that’s just over $5 US). My first thought was that it surely couldn’t be any good. I’d never heard of it before, but I purchased it after not having found any reviews online. And I am glad I did! 

We have a shortage of budget quality shaving products here in Australia, and things like local Palmolive shaving sticks, for example, are terrible, in my view.

Anyway, JTB comes in an attractive ‘piratey’ package, with a tin-foil sealed plastic tub inside. Shame about the plastic, really.

I used a tiny bit of cream (pea-sized) to lather in my hand and the results were very promising indeed: rich, plenty of slick and cushion, and a mild hint of sandalwood. Later, I could still pick up the scent on my hand which did worry me a little, as sandalwood can be a bit cloying and sweet for my tastes. I have discovered, though, that scents tend to stick around on the palm for some reason. The sandalwood is not intense but slightly sweet. 

I used it to shave this morning, and the results were actually really good. I liken it to Truefitt and Hill No.10, but better. The scent is much more palatable, and doesn’t hang around for too long. It lasts, but not so as that it would interfere with a favourite splash or balm. 

I had a two-pass shave, and the slick was great, but not as much, say, as Tabac. It’s a good, solid performer, though. Very good, actually. 

The softish cream in the plastic tub is beige and you only need the tips of your brush to pick up a smallish amount. I face lather, but this cream warrants further lather testing.

I rate it an 8 out of 10, given its availability, cost and overall performance. 

The contents list is pictured below. I read up on them, and all seem good for the skin. The face feel afterwards was also quite good. 

On special at $7.50 AUD? Can’t go wrong.

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 01-12-2020, 07:18 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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First off, Shaun, I sure hope you are safe and sound. I saw reports this morning of two separate blazes merging into one, million plus acres inferno. Keep yourself and your home and loved ones wet!

Second, congrats on the seemingly excellent local score. Sounds like a solid product. The artwork prompts my next thought.

I’m a life-long fan of the Grateful Dead. LOVE the music, been to over a hundred shows. But outside of the obvious association with the band name, I can’t for the life of me understand people’s fascination with skulls. What am I missing?

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 01-12-2020, 07:20 AM
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  • TonyN
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  • Buford, GA US
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Thanks for the review Shaun!

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 01-12-2020, 09:58 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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(01-12-2020, 07:18 AM)chazt Wrote: First off, Shaun, I sure hope you are safe and sound. I saw reports this morning of two separate blazes merging into one, million plus acres inferno. Keep yourself and your home and loved ones wet!

Second, congrats on the seemingly excellent local score. Sounds like a solid product. The artwork prompts my next thought.

I’m a life-long fan of the Grateful Dead. LOVE the music, been to over a hundred shows. But outside of the obvious association with the band name, I can’t for the life of me understand people’s fascination with skulls. What am I missing?

I live in inner-city Sydney, so the worst for us here is the terrible blankets of smoke. Still, I have three sets of friends who have had properties burnt down. It’s awful.

As to the skull thing, I don’t know. I don’t get it either.

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 01-13-2020, 05:31 AM
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  • RyznRio
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Well, gents I think we can thank Orrick, I knew him well for the beginning of the skull fascination in European culture. The skeleton also plays a big part in Mexican spirituality and folklore. A major cultural holdover from a time before the Spaniards killed almost all of indigenous population of Mexico with the first biological warfare attack. notice also that when a truly ancient human ancestor is found what they find is typically a piece of the skull. it seems to be the most permanent piece of us.

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 01-13-2020, 01:57 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(01-13-2020, 05:31 AM)RyznRio Wrote: Well, gents I think we can thank Orrick, I knew him well for the beginning of the skull fascination in European culture. The skeleton also plays a big part in Mexican spirituality and folklore. A major cultural holdover from a time before the Spaniards killed almost all of indigenous population of Mexico with the first biological warfare attack. notice also that when a truly ancient human ancestor is found what they find is typically a piece of the skull. it seems to be the most permanent piece of us.

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