Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
Rob

Post by Rob »

Muahahaha! Awesome, Zach.
User avatar
jgeesen
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:09 pm

Post by jgeesen »

Yah... This 'scent' is growing on me like dingleberries :wink:
The older you get...the more you find out... the less you know.
User avatar
jgeesen
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:09 pm

Post by jgeesen »

I wish it smelled as good as a urinal cake! :mrgreen: #-o
The older you get...the more you find out... the less you know.
User avatar
Scrapyard Ape
Posts: 1866
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:20 am
Location: Somewhere in Ohio

Post by Scrapyard Ape »

jgeesen wrote:I wish it smelled as good as a urinal cake! :mrgreen: #-o
You are a regular fountain of new scent ideas lately. :P
~Greg
User avatar
jrgroucho
Posts: 710
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:16 pm
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Post by jrgroucho »

prism wrote:Scott is right, use the Palmolive! I did't like the odor either, and I was surprised at the light charteuse color, but the lather and shave was superb!
Is anyone else upset/confused that the brushless cream is white and smells good, whilst the red tube's contents are green and slightly odoriferous?

I actually like the smell of the red stuff

--
Jeremy
><((((º>`·. .· `·. .· `·... ><((((º> .
· `·. . , . .· `·.. ><((((º>`·. .· `·. .· `·... ><((((º>
User avatar
prism
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:04 pm
Location: South Nyack, New York

Post by prism »

Hmmm, seems like it should be the other way around.
06GTJake
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:25 pm
Contact:

Post by 06GTJake »

I was thinking of picking up some of this if the one by me has it, but after reading this.... I think that dunking my face in a porta-potty would have a better smell.

jake
User avatar
Racso_MS
Merkur Man
Posts: 3179
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:35 am
Location: Mississippi

Post by Racso_MS »

"BRUSHLESS SHAVING CREAM" :evil:

How could you...Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy...Even here we have standards.

You are hereby banished to the goop section of Wal-Mart and will be required to read the label and the contents of every can.

There...that should teach you a lesson.
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
(Racso) Oscar...
User avatar
prism
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:04 pm
Location: South Nyack, New York

Post by prism »

Jake, if you find a tube, by all means pick it up! It lathers great! Besides, it'll be on clearance, meaning you'll really get a great bang for the buck. Vic
User avatar
DavidB
Posts: 1722
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:43 am
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Post by DavidB »

After using everything else in my shaving cream arsenal for the last month or more, I used the Palmolive this morning. My wife said, Oh, I like the smell of that. I just about fell over. To me, Palmolive is an acquired scent at best, and for many, it's a repellant. But she said she likes mostly soapy and clean smells (again, not sure if Palmolive fits that description), vs. florals like lavender and rose, or "food" scents like almond and citrus.

I have two and a half tubes of Palmolive, so I'm set for a good while. But I may use it more often, now that it's met the wife test. Besides, I got a really great shave.

Dave

p.s. Is Palmolive discontinuing the shave cream, or is it just that CVS no longer carries it?
Rob

Post by Rob »

As far as I know, Palmolive is discontinuing production. Sorry. :(
JohnP
Hookahman
Posts: 1549
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:53 pm
Contact:

Post by JohnP »

It's a shame,
too.
It doesn't smell nearly as bad as people are letting on. It's just an unscented, plain, real olive oil soap smell. I imagine the "cube" probably smells similar. No frills, just performance.
Just because it isn't "scented" doesn't mean "plain soap"
stinks....
John P.
Lil' Shaver
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Kansas

Post by Lil' Shaver »

Ive collected, ahem....several, maybe a dozen tubes of Palmolive shaving cream. (Just couldn't resist at $1.88/tube)

The more I use it, the more I like it. I dont think the smell is bad. I sorta like it, now.....otoh, I like o-dee-skunk, too...just kidding.

Seriously, everyone should try Palmolive red or green tubes. If you hate the smell, then pitch it in the dustbin...its cheap enough to do that if you hate it.

dwight
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10257
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Post by drmoss_ca »

JohnP wrote:It's a shame,
too.
It doesn't smell nearly as bad as people are letting on. It's just an unscented, plain, real olive oil soap smell. I imagine the "cube" probably smells similar. No frills, just performance.
Just because it isn't "scented" doesn't mean "plain soap"
stinks....
John P.
Not to continue the scatological vein of this thread, my cube smells exactly like a fresh green cow pat. Not unpleasant, but definitely agricultural.
Palmolive cream is not by any means unscented - the ingredients list 'fragrance' (a word used in its loosest sense in this instance). Nor does it contain olive oil any more. Its scent (?spoor) is 90% slightly turned clotted cream and 10% male adolescent armpit.
I bought what I thought was a six pack of Palmolive red on eBay, but actually got 24 tubes. I shall hoard them until they have collector value and then sell them for shamelessly high, nay, extortionate, prices.

Chris
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
CMur12
Posts: 7200
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:41 pm
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA

Post by CMur12 »

drmoss_ca wrote:
JohnP wrote:It's a shame,
too.
It doesn't smell nearly as bad as people are letting on. It's just an unscented, plain, real olive oil soap smell. I imagine the "cube" probably smells similar. No frills, just performance.
Just because it isn't "scented" doesn't mean "plain soap"
stinks....
John P.
Not to continue the scatological vein of this thread, my cube smells exactly like a fresh green cow pat. Not unpleasant, but definitely agricultural.
Palmolive cream is not by any means unscented - the ingredients list 'fragrance' (a word used in its loosest sense in this instance). Nor does it contain olive oil any more. Its scent (?spoor) is 90% slightly turned clotted cream and 10% male adolescent armpit.
I bought what I thought was a six pack of Palmolive red on eBay, but actually got 24 tubes. I shall hoard them until they have collector value and then sell them for shamelessly high, nay, extortionate, prices.

Chris
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well written and so droll!

- Murray
User avatar
DavidB
Posts: 1722
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:43 am
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Post by DavidB »

Well, I bit the bullet and bought a 6-pack of Palmolive on eBay. $11.50 including shipping. Twice as many as I would have bought at a store, but the price was hard to beat.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the wife really likes the scent (she doesn't like rose or lavender, but she likes Palmolive... go figure!). So if she likes it, I'm using it more!

Dave
yomuppet
Posts: 861
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:14 am

Post by yomuppet »

DavidB wrote:Well, I bit the bullet and bought a 6-pack of Palmolive on eBay. $11.50 including shipping. Twice as many as I would have bought at a store, but the price was hard to beat.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the wife really likes the scent (she doesn't like rose or lavender, but she likes Palmolive... go figure!). So if she likes it, I'm using it more!

Dave
What's not to like? :)

J
crackstar
Posts: 2540
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:39 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada

Post by crackstar »

While we're on the subject of Palmolive, has anyone ever tried the Palmolives from India, or Romania? Awesome stuff, lovely scents, and great lather. 8) :)
JEFF
User avatar
Zaniix
Posts: 714
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:38 am
Location: Ohio - USA

Post by Zaniix »

Ya know I think I would rather eat a bar of Williams than shave with Palmolive!
Chris
User avatar
Racso_MS
Merkur Man
Posts: 3179
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:35 am
Location: Mississippi

Post by Racso_MS »

Zaniix wrote:Ya know I think I would rather eat a bar of Williams than shave with Palmolive!
I'm making an assumption here Chris. By your statement I'm assuming you've actually tried Palmolive (Red Tube). I can assure you there was a buying frenzy (myself included) when we found out CVS was no longer going to carry Palmolive. Then the frenzy migrated to Proraso (myself included) when we found out Target was no longer going to carry that brand.

Palmolive is a very good product (YMMV) plus it was readily available at a reasonable price even before it went on sale. To each his own and everyone has their preference.

And as always...

Enjoy your shave... :) (with or without Palmolive, which BTW I have about 6 tubes left) :lol:
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
(Racso) Oscar...
Post Reply