Scent Strength (balance):
I have been sitting on this review of Truefitt & Hill’s Alspey Shave Cream for some time now and I have finally managed to put the finishing touches on it. The delay is in no way a result of dislike of the product, but rather other matters preventing me from returning to the blog.
No one can deny Truefitt & Hill’s reputation so when I was given the opportunity to test out their latest Alspey Shave Cream I was super excited.
The performance was as expected providing super cushion for your shave. I haven’t had the pleasure of using many soaps from Truefitt Hill so I can’t really compare this to their other offerings, but on its own I can’t really say there is any major faults in terms of performance. The soap lathered quickly, with a little cream going a long way. So although the price may deter some, it shouldn’t because the tub should last you some time.
The scent of Truefitt & Hill’s Alspey Shave Cream is where it may lose some people. The official description from is: The harmonious overtones of woody vertivert are lifted with a refreshing essence of grapefruit and are accentuated by notes of pepper, while its heart of cedar- wood and patchouli, which has been enriched by sensual notes of musk, gives an alluring base to this captivating fragrance. I found the grapefruit scent to be most dominant, and although I enjoyed it, and it was long lasting, it has a bit of a perfumy slant to it – which some may not enjoy. So if you prefer your scent to be less perfumy you may want to look elsewhere.
The packaging follows what you would expect from Truefitt & Hill with the soap coming in their familiar tub. Not that it takes away from it in any way. The opening is more than wide enough to load your brush.
Overall I would say that most would be happy with Truefitt & Hill’s Alspey Shave Cream, especially if you are an existing fan. If you are looking for something new and are ok with the price tag there is no getting around the quality of the product. You can check it out on their homepage here