08-26-2021, 08:08 AM
  • Chappy
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  • Oklahoma, OK, USA
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I got a sample of this shave cream and can normally get 3 shaves out of this size sample.  I scooped out about a 1/3 of the sample and while I was making a lather discovered I had too much cream.  The lather was slick, cushiony, and to me very silky feeling on the face.  It was great!!

Question: Do you find you use less of this brand of shave cream than other brands?  Even though it is a bit more expensive than what I normally use if I use a little less each shave economically it would work out price wise with my others.  So what is your mileage with this brand of shave cream?  Curious minds want to know!

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 08-26-2021, 09:49 AM
  • Steve56
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Harris creams are excellent and are reasonably concentrated. Not quite as concentrated as say Acqua di Parma v3, but few are. Castle Forbes is another concentrated cream. You can use Castle Forbes for about 1/2 cent more than Proraso because you only need about 1/3 as much CF vs Proraso.

In general, as you move up the price ladder, creams become more concentrated. Not in every case, but frequently better quality creams are more concentrated.

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 08-26-2021, 12:19 PM
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You could mix creams and soaps for superlather

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 08-26-2021, 04:46 PM
  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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@Chappy and @Steve56, your observations are very much like mine. The Harris Arlington cream definitely seems more concentrated than (my memory of) Proraso or Palmolive, my only real frame of reference. The first time I used DRH, the difference was quite obvious. Harris’ Eucalyptus is much the same. I don’t use as much of these as I did the other brands. While in a different price category, the English creams sold by BullGoose seem similar to DRH in their density and consistency. I’ve been enjoying using quality creams the last few months. It’s been a fun experience Smile

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 08-26-2021, 05:09 PM
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D.R. Harris creams are excellent.  However, I agree with Charlie about the Asylum English Collection creams.  I find them comparable to or better than any of the English creams, and at $17.00 they're a great deal.  They're made in England by the same company making some of the big name creams. 

These days I use D.R. Harris soaps rather than their creams.  The triple milled soaps have a longer shelf life than the creams and yield more shaves.

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 08-27-2021, 09:20 AM
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I’d say DRH is comparable with T&H/GFT, in terms of amount required per shave, which is to say it’s par for the course, ime.

OTOH, creams such as AdP v3 (mentioned by Steve) and SMN v3 are highly concentrated (mitigating the high upfront cost to a significant degree).

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