Best Scent: TOBS SW cream
Best Lather (and Best Overall): tie between TOBS SW Herbal and Harris SW hard soaps
I sort of dig the scent of PR, myself; it's reminiscent of pure SW.
However, PR's scent isn't the same, nor as good (IMO), as the real McCoy.
Well, spoke directly with Creightons just today, and they confirmed that they still make Trumper’s creams.
(And they're still the makers of StJoL...
Creightons no longer owns/makes The Real Shaving Co.; it has been sold to another manufacturer (Swallowfield).
As per Trumper's Head Office (with...
Hard Soap: Valobra (AoS, C&S, Valobra), I Coloniali
Cream: I Coloniali Rhubarb
The new organic version is my favourite TOBS cream.
Hard soap - D.R. Harris Arlington
Cream - Trumper "GFT"
I'll point out that shaving creams are composed of soap - and (more) water.
In terms of effectiveness, I see little-to-no difference between my...
I either create the lather directly on the puck (in its bowl), or just load brush and lather on face.
(I don't lather loaded soap in a separate bowl.)
Soft water is preferable (no matter the soap/cream brand), but, a good soap should lather well, even in hard (within reason) water, IMO.
The scent of the repackaged soap is slightly brighter than that of its immediate predecessor; the order of the ingredients has also (slightly)...
I don't mix (per se) witch hazel with any of my alcohol-based splashes, although my Floris splash does contain WH; there are also other splashes,...
Just to clarify, ASA (aka aspirin) is not found in vinegar. Acetic acid (aka vinegar) is a by-product of the synthesization of ASA.
Since you like TOBS, you might want to try their Peppermint. It too (like Proraso Green) provides a strong cooling effect and performance is...
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