Back From Italy – Figaro Shave Soap

Perhaps it is my fault. My last trip to Italy was six or seven years ago. Long before I started to wet shave it was interested in any way. I arrived in Italy expecting to find more of a traditional wet shaving culture than I found. I had a vision of grocery stores and pharmacies carrying Proraso, Cella, and shelves of lesser known, but equally fantastic brands. I expected a large selection of brushes – even if they were all Omega’s.

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Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes & Peppercorns

Until a few years ago the suggestion of a Bay Rum, Limes and Peppercorns scented shave cream would have been ridiculous to me and I would have rejected, and possibly even ridiculed the idea. In fact, I would imagine the majority of my friends who use mass market shaving products would feel the same way now. It’s too bad really because Ogallala’s Bay Rum, Limes and Peppercorns is fantastic, and they are missing out on a great experience.

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Fendrihan Lime and Ginger Shave Soap

There was a time when I wouldn’t have given a second thought to the scent of the shave cream I was purchasing. The only concern was whether it would help me out with my shave. Happily those days are gone, shaving with mass market creams and gels are a thing of the past, replaced with wonderful creams and soaps that make shaving much more enjoyable and comfortable. Sadly the days of me not caring so much about my shave cream has increased my awareness and expectations to the products I am using, so when I’m disappointed in a product, I’m really disappointed, as I was with Fendrihan’s Lime and Ginger Shave Soap. Not so much with the performance but definitely with the scent.

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Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera Shave Soap
A Review

Updated: December 27, 2016 Ratings: Overall: Cushion: Slickness: Scent Pleasantness: Scent Strength Balance: Moisturising: About a year ago I read what

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Cremo Shave Cream – A Review

Ratings: Price: 8 Cushion: Slickness: 8 Scent: 5 Moisturising: 8   My most recent acquisition of shave creams and soaps

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Col Conk Amber Shave Soap – A Review

Ratings: Price: 9 Cushion: 7 Slickness: 7 Scent: 4 Moisturising: 7 Out of the box I had great difficulty picking

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Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood Cream – A Reivew

I picked up a tube of Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood shave cream, my third shave cream/soap from Geo F. Trumper. I had mixed feelings from my first two – the Rose was a bit too flowery, while I just didn’t get on well with the puck of Eucris – however refuse to give up too easily.

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