I Want Luxury.......

Discussion in 'Shave Creams' started by poppi, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Please recommend which creams y'all think meet that criteria.

    Open to any/all suggestions and thanks in advance
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    truefitt and hill..
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  3. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member


    Just tried T&H this past week. Awesome.

    Or...Castle & Forbes. Geo F. Trumper. C&F 1445 is a nice fragrance, somewhat subtle, but eloquent. If budgeting, maybe ToBS, or Proraso.

    Then there’s what some call croaps from artisans. Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CK6 formula or any of the Wholly Kaw line are two of my favorite.

    Between Gary’s recommendation and the one’s I listed (with all the fragrance variations), I could be content for the rest of my years. But that’d be a little boring!

    Hope that helps a little.
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Hemingway Accoutrements. Mic drop....
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  5. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    I'm probably the wrong one to be suggesting anything, but for me;
    Proraso Single Blade Line.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic soap line..the best proraso imo..
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  7. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    You may think this is a joke, but it's not. Without consideration for a classy scent, the classic & inexpensive Palmolive Shave Cream, in a tube, will give you one of the best shaves you can get!
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  8. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Castle Forbes for me.
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  9. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer


    My best ever shaves are with my cheapest razor, brush and soaps (Arko/Yuma)
    Price does not truly equal performance.
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  10. Campion

    Campion Member

    Luxury on a budget: Razorock's Santa Maria del Fiore.
  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    On a budget, Castle Forbes - if you dole it out a tub will last a year and the performane is well, luxurious.

    Acqua di Parma, the old version Collezione Barbiere is a light aquatic, the new version is Colonia.
    Santa Maria Novella
    I Coloniali Rhubarb or Atkinson’s for Gentlemen (same cream different scents)
    Dior Eau Sauvage, a notch down in performance but still much like T&H but the scent is the luxurious part of this one
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  12. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Kent cream is the most luxurious and most expensive cream I have tried.

    T&H is also good.
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  13. cpool222

    cpool222 Well-Known Member

    Even though it’s cheap, the India version of Old Spice shave cream not only smells great to me, it lathers great! O’Melhor and Top Secret shave creams are great smelling and lathering creams as well
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  14. Tommynick

    Tommynick Well-Known Member

    Trumpers or T&H

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  15. rs_776

    rs_776 Well-Known Member

    I don't have personal experience with it, but Czech & Speake is some pretty high-end software.
  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Clubman Shave Cream is my recommendation. Goes best with Clubman A.S., of course. but I imagine it could work well with any barbershop-scented A.S.
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Any of the three T's... and by extension, Penhaligon's. If you are looking for the performance without paying top $$$, the Body Shop shave cream is exactly the same 'type' (high end english) shave cream as those listed above, just with a non-offensive, gender neutral, pedestrian scent.

    The only American shave cream that even comes close is Kiss my Face. KmF's scent selection is geared strongly towards female/hippy/vegan customers, with lime, mint, lavender, and sport tossed in for the boyos. Comparing scents to the English makers above, KmF is the VHS tape recording compared to the 4K Imax 3D experience.

    I've yet to find a really good artisan shave cream that can equal English scents. I'm open to trying to find some though.
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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    The English scents are classics. Christian Dior Eau Sauvage cream is equally good, as is the I Coloniali Rhubarb cream (same scent as the Mango Oil soap), and of course the Acqua di Parma Colonia line. Most continental European products tend to be lighter and simpler scents, like Martin de Candre, the discontinued Savonnerie des Volcans, which I prefer for daily use. An odd one is Santa Mariah Novella cream, very much a medicinal tobacco/eucalyptus/camphor scent, but once I got used to it, never seems tiring.
  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Is the Kent cream similar in smell to the Kent soap? (Kent soap is rebranded MWF, and I've been looking for a shave cream equal).
  20. brit

    brit in a box

    cyril r salter is/has nice scents as well.great performance..for performance canadian jm fraser is fantastic..pacific shaving is great as well..

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