Last week I stopped in at one of the local Sally Beauty Supply stores to pick up some Derby and Personna DE blades. While I was standing looking over what shaving supplies they have I noticed a brand I wasn't familiar with... Barburys by Sibel. What first caught my eye was a boxed shaving brush under that brand name. I don't remember the exact price but it was about $7 and some change. Adjacent to the brush were a 5 oz bottle of Shaving Cream (about $6.50), and nearby that was a 3 oz bottle of Aftershave Balm (about $5.50). Always curious about products I can buy locally, I opted to buy these 3 items which together was less than $20. They had some other Barburys products like body wash, and beard balm and I don't remember what else. This morning I got around to using these products. First, the brush: It appears to have an inexpensive, plastic handle but it has good weight. The box the brush came in doesn't say what the bristles are. It has directions on using the brush, and says it was Made in China. The bristles are very soft, and they feel like badger, but they could be synthetic. I used the brush for the first time this morning... and normally when I use a brush for the first time, I lose a few hairs. I didn't lose a single hair from this brush that I could see. I'm no brush expert, but for the price I was impressed with its soft touch, and it's performance. The shaving cream comes in a 5 oz plastic bottle and is dispensed with a pump nozzle. I normally bowl lather and since this was the first time I was using it I was going to bowl lather. I had soaked the brush in a salsa bowl while I showered and afterwards squeezed out most of the water from the bristles. I pumped some of the shave cream into the bowl and mostly a liquefied, milky substance came out. I realized I needed to shake the bottle's contents. I removed the pump nozzle, squeezed the remaining liquid in the tube back into the bottle and shook it vigorously. Then I replaced the nozzle and pumped some of the product into the bowl. This time it came out as more solid cream, a consistency I would describe as to a hair conditioner. I whipped the cream with the brush and it did form into a lather, but I had to work at it for a couple of minutes to get a reasonable lather. There were a lot of bubbles in the lather still, but I started to apply it to a wet face. For the first pass it painted on as a thin lather and I kept working at it as a face lather to get it thicker. I started to shave with my Gillette Fat Boy and I noticed the lather on the opposite side from my shave was beginning to dissipate. This is reminisce to what happens to me with modern Williams soap... so I hit that side of the face again with the brush to rebuild the lather before shaving it. As far as the shave itself, the lather's slickness was good, and it was comfortable. For the second pass I did not re-wet my face and just applied more lather with the brush. By not adding more water to the face that seemed to help because the lather seemed a little thicker then the first time around. Nevertheless, before I got to the opposite side to shave the lather was beginning to dissipate. I managed to do 2 passes and some clean up on my neck and ultimately had a pleasant shave. I am no good at describing scents or base notes.... I'll leave that to those who are practiced at it. It has a floral scent to me and I like that. As to the performance, I'm planning to try this shave cream again soon. I may have had too much water in the bowl (from the first, initial pump prior to shaking the bottle). After the shave I splashed on my witch hazel and a few minutes later I applied the Barburys by Sibel Aftershave balm. The balm was fine, I could definitely feel the menthol in it, but it wasn't unpleasant. The scent of the balm is the same as the shave cream. I'll use it again in my rotation, but it probably won't become my favorite. Would I purchase any of these products again? I would definitely consider the brush. I like the brush and it performed well. The price seemed reasonable. I probably wouldn't buy the shaving cream or the AS balm again. But I'll continue to use them periodically. I'm likely to combine the shave cream with some other shave soap or cream to see what kind of Frankenlather I can develop. I'll post again here if I have more news about it. Have a good week everyone!