Scent Strength (balance):
Over the past few weeks I haven’t had the opportunity to post reviews and articles as often as would have liked. Unfortunately, in the end home life trumps my wet shaving world. The good news is that I found some time to shave, ponder, and write a review for my tub of Omega shaving cream.
I don’t really have a reason to pick up one shaving cream over another other than whether or not I have used it in the past. If the answer is no, then chances are I will give it a shot. On occasion I pick up creams or soaps because I have heard or read positive things about it, which is the case with tub of Omega Shave Cream. Having read several people rave about it, many claiming it to be enjoy it over Proraso Green. I’m a big fan of Proraso, so I had high hopes for the Omega.
If this was simply a comparison of the two products I would say that the Omega Shave Cream and the Proraso Green and very similar but not the same. There ingredient list is very similar with only a few differences in the two. I would say that of the two I prefer the scent of the Proraso simply because it isn’t, as potent as the Omega was for me. That is not to say that the Omega was offensive, but just a bit too much for my liking – not enough to say it was bad.
Besides the scent, the Omega experience was great, on par, if not even a more pleasant experience when it came to the lathering and effectiveness of the cream. I had a close comfortable result with every shave (three or four of them), the lather didn’t dry up – on my face or in my lathering bowl for pass number two or three. Excellent cushion and slickness, hardly felt the razor on my face.
The cream itself has an interesting consistency. The Omega Shave Cream doesn’t have the same feel as say a Taylor of Old Bond Street cream which is much softer, and it is unlike the Proraso which is closer to a hard soap than a cream (not saying it is a hard soap). I found that my softer Badger hair brush was more effective in producing a nice lather; where is use a badger brush to lather my Proraso.
If you are looking for a new experience the price point of the Omega Shave Cream makes it an attractive option. If you absolutely can’t take the strength of the the scent you could always pass the bowl on to someone else. But even if the smell is too much for you, I would be surprised if the end result doesn’t impress.
Updated: December 11, 2016