AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

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brothers
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AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:28 pm

First, some background: Recently I got an old and long-discontinued tub of this beautiful cream, and it's excellent. Problem is, it's so old it hardened and I was able to use it by adding some water and stirring.

This caused me to explore the possibility of buying a tub of AOS Unscented and adding Rose Absolute essential oil (or Rose Otto, depending on the individual's taste). Has anyone tried this?

For some reason, it seems there are a few internet outlets selling new tubs of AOS Unscented at about 50% of the normal retail price. In my opinion and experience, AOS shaving cream is among some of the best available currently, in several scents.
Gary

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Re: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:17 pm

I haven't tried your exact combination. But I've put a few drops of Sandalwood perfume or Floris Moss Rose EdT into the lather of XPEC unscented cream in my scuttle bowl, and it has worked pretty well.
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Re: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

Post by blantyre » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm

This is exactly what I have been doing for a while now - AOS or Xpec unscented and add a decent quality EO. I’ve made rose, sandalwood, neroli and geranium this way. I tend overload the EO a bit and make the scent good and strong. I’ve never noticed any significant drop in performance of the creams after adding the EO. The old AOS tubs work great.
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