02-26-2012, 10:22 PM
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Thanks to Phil and http://www.bullgooseshaving.com (as always,an outstanding service!!!) I now own this tube of one of the most famous creams made in UK : the Geo F. Trumper coconut.

I had the chance to try in the past several samples of it,from tubes and from the Trumpers sample pack,and I did consider it one of the best made in UK (or Creightons creations) shaving creams,with the TOBS Avocado.

According to one of the members of my shaving forum,the Trumper creams from tubes are slightly different than the ones from the tubs,thing that its not really new,since there's differences in other brands,like TOBS or AoS regarding their lines of shaving creams in tubes and tubs,always performing the ones form the tubs slightly better than the ones from the tubes.

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This cream comes in a handy presentation of 75 ml ,perfect for traveling or if you don't want to occupy much space in your bathroom cabin, and has a price of 18 dollars.The one in the tub has a price of 30 dollars,being a better deal,specially since you only need a little bit of cream to make tons of lather from it.

The ingredients are the same than the one from the tub:

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and we can see that shares the almost the same formulation with other shaving creams from TOBS or T&H.I wonder if they would get rid of the parabens in the next future.

I have read somewhere people saying that this cream is richer in Stearic Acid than the rest of the 3Ts,others that its the higher concentration of Coconut Acid which makes it more "greasy" than the regular 3 Ts creams : I must say that I remember this cream more slicker and denser than the rest of the Trumper line and identical to the TOBS Avocado in skin care protection.

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This cream its really thick,like the ones from the tubs,and its so easy to make lather from it!I thought that I was making lather from a dishwasher detergent,and no,this cream doesn't have SLE/SLES on its formulation,so we know that we don't need those chemicals to make a good,rich,stable lather.

As I said earlier,a drop of cream makes lather for,at least,5 DE passes,providing a lot of slickness and that "greasy" feeling that I was referring earlier.

The scent its pretty "Caribbean" style,giving you the impression of being close to a beach and smelling the coconuts when they get cut in the middle...One of my friends say that smells like "Hawaiian Tropic" after sun,but I really like Hawaiian Tropic!

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The shave was really good,as I did remember this cream,giving me a really close shave and leaving my skin not really dry after it,which its really important,since I have a dry skin.I find it much better than many of the Made in UK shaving creams.Its scent also lasted during the shave and even after it.Nice,I really like that fresh cut coconut scent!

Anyway,this is one of the most famous shaving creams made in UK and there's a couple reasons why : good skin care and a pleasurable fresh coconut scent.If you haven't try it,maybe its time to.

And,well I don't have a tub of this cream to compare with this tube one,but I would say that,as far as my memory goes, this tube shaving cream performs the same than the one from the tub,but there is only a way to find it out.....

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 02-27-2012, 02:42 PM
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You had me at TOBS avocado.

I have tried this stuff, and it's good stuff. My standard for lather is would I put it in a pie? I've only tried a sample of the GFT coconut, but it's definitely pie-worthy. As a bonus, it makes me think of the best coconut cream pie chef on all of Gilligan's Island. Mmm-hmm.

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 02-29-2012, 11:44 AM
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Not a fan.

Trumper's Coconut SC was the first real lather I bought, and, hoping it'd smell something like Hawaiin Tropic, I was entirely disappointed.

The scent's simply too subdued.

Its performance is top-notch, but you can get better SSs/SCs for the money.

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 03-04-2012, 12:42 PM
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Trumper's coconut oil shave cream is great stuff, lathers really well and easily, the smell, i think is similar to malibu (the rum) but not as strong.it is probably my 3rd most moisturizing shave cream behind Mandarin Queen Charlotte soaps cream and TOBS avocado.

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 03-04-2012, 01:02 PM
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It is funny how when people think of coconut they think Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. Have you smelled a fresh coconut recently? The scent is very subdued much like this cream. I am a fan of the GFT Coconut Oil shaving cream as well as the old tallow version of the Coconut Oil Soap...not so much for scent (which is ok) but for performance, which is excellent. The newer reformulated Coconut Oil Soap? Not so much.

Now...I also happen to like the smell of Hawaiian Tropic and that is the scent I was going for with the Portman Square Tropical Coconut cream.

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 03-04-2012, 03:34 PM
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(03-04-2012, 01:02 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It is funny how when people think of coconut they think Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. Have you smelled a fresh coconut recently? The scent is very subdued much like this cream. I am a fan of the GFT Coconut Oil shaving cream as well as the old tallow version of the Coconut Oil Soap...not so much for scent (which is ok) but for performance, which is excellent. The newer reformulated Coconut Oil Soap? Not so much.

Now...I also happen to like the smell of Hawaiian Tropic and that is the scent I was going for with the Portman Square Tropical Coconut cream.

Hi Phil

Nods in agreement, below is an extract from my personal Wetshaving Wiki:

Quote:Coconut Oil Soft Shaving Cream (200g) £15.50 — Recommended by GEO F Trumper for "sensitive" skin, excellent cream, nice light "sweet coconut" scent, lathers very well.

Probably won't be until next year, but I look forward to trying Portman Square Tropical Coconut cream and the Gin & Tonic one Smile

Take care, Mike

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