01-16-2013, 09:36 PM
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Hi, has anyone tried Al's shaving creams? http://www.alsshaving.com/ (pros, cons, performance, scent)

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 01-16-2013, 09:45 PM
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I was given a sample of his stuff - I think the Saigon scent. It was a pretty good performer, and a very nice scent (though it was kind of strong, which I prefer.) I think it is worth a try; there's a sampler pack that is reasonably priced.

I liked his balms too. Very soothing.

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 01-17-2013, 02:27 PM
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  • EHV
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I have the Goodfella's cream and it's is an excellent performer.

It explodes with lather very quickly and it's very easy to make a Greek yogurt like, thick, slick and protective ultralather. Only a small amount is needed to create that great lather.
I love the Goodfella's scent as well but don't have any clue about any of the other scents.

I highly recommend it if you like a good shave cream alternative.

Eric

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 01-17-2013, 10:00 PM
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(01-17-2013, 02:27 PM)EHV Wrote: I have the Goodfella's cream and it's is an excellent performer.

It explodes with lather very quickly and it's very easy to make a Greek yogurt like, thick, slick and protective ultralather. Only a small amount is needed to create that great lather.
I love the Goodfella's scent as well but don't have any clue about any of the other scents.

I highly recommend it if you like a good shave cream alternative.

Eric

Actually the goodfella scent was the one that caught my eye. In the description of the scent Al says that it is reminiscent of a barbershop, is it close?

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 01-19-2013, 10:53 AM
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It is a "barbershop" type scent but more citrus than something like Clubman A/S or Rive Gauche EdT which a lot of people consider barbershop scents. It's different than Mike's Soaps Barbershop scent too.

I definitely think it falls into the barbershop realm but I'd call it an interpretation on a barbershop scent theme if I were pinned down. Biggrin
It is an addictive scent and fairly strong out of the tub and while lathering. It lingers for a short while after the shave but does not interfere with a different aftershave or cologne/EdT at all.

I hope that helps!
Eric

(01-17-2013, 10:00 PM)HoracioAR Wrote:
(01-17-2013, 02:27 PM)EHV Wrote: I have the Goodfella's cream and it's is an excellent performer.

It explodes with lather very quickly and it's very easy to make a Greek yogurt like, thick, slick and protective ultralather. Only a small amount is needed to create that great lather.
I love the Goodfella's scent as well but don't have any clue about any of the other scents.

I highly recommend it if you like a good shave cream alternative.

Eric

Actually the goodfella scent was the one that caught my eye. In the description of the scent Al says that it is reminiscent of a barbershop, is it close?

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 01-22-2013, 01:22 PM
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Well, sounds great, I will give it a go once I had finished trying everything I bought last year. Thanks for your help!

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 07-23-2013, 02:10 AM
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I've noticed Al's Shaving Cream after reading Mantic's interview and i'm interested in trying the Calypso.

As anyone ever tried?

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 07-23-2013, 11:04 AM
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I got the sample pack - he calls it the 7-day sampler, but read on another forum where someone got around 20-shaves from each sample container, so he should change the name to the 105-day sampler...

I LOVE Jubilee, Goodfellas, Saigon and Bodega, but the others seem too earthy for me. They all perform incredibly well, but I needed a balm after I used them. It's no surprise, tho, he says right up front that shaving with his soaps are a three step process with Shave oil, Shave Cream, and after shave balm, so I was ready for it.

The cream provides a slick lather and really helps the razor stay in contact with the skin...I was very pleasently surprised at how well it worked and how little I used. the other thing he nailed is scent composition. I would not purchase those other scents(didn't care for them), but I would definately used the creams all up scent notwithstanding! They are great performers and should be on everyone's "try" list!

Great product!

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 07-29-2013, 08:40 PM
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Definitely worth trying out Al's sampler. I am in the minority and don't like Goodfellas all that much, but it is quite popular. Some of his more unique scents to definitely prioritize are:

Saigon - herb-heavy, very unique with what smells like lemongrass as the primary note
Bodega - formerly Casablanca scent of the month, a nice mix of grapefruit, orange and woodsy notes (cedar maybe?)
Piemonte - Al's fougere style scent, I love it quite a bit, apparently draws favorable comparisons to Pen's EF
31 - crazy unique, I have never smelled anything like it, lots of fresh, ozone notes which I can't even begin to describe

A nice thing about these creams is both the longevity (barely need to use any product for great lather) as well as the "essential oil only" thing Al does. I have rather sensitive skin and have yet to come across any skin issues with his creams.

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 10-06-2013, 09:00 PM
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Al's creams are some of the best available. They literally explode into a rich, slick lather. His scents are very complex. Al gives great customer service, and will quickly answer any question you may have. He'll also make your own custom cream.

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