Local creams

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!
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Local creams

Post by gage0921 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:38 pm

I am going to be driving into the galleria tommorow for the EO shampoos since there are alot of nice shops down there and I have not yet used a english cream(only QED soap so far) maybe I could pick some up. If any one knows where to look please let me know.
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Post by AACJ » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:43 pm

gage0921 wrote:I am going to be driving into the galleria tommorow for the EO shampoos since there are alot of nice shops down there and I have not yet used a english cream(only QED soap so far) maybe I could pick some up. If any one knows where to look please let me know.
I haven't lived in Houston for about 15 years, but I would think that Saks, Neiman Markups, Macy's, Nordstrom Spa, Crabtree and Evelyn or some of those uppity shops might have some stuff.

I am going back to Houston for my high school reunion in November and was planning to go to the Galleria to pick up some supplies too.
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Post by Austin » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:44 pm

I remember someone mentioned of a shop in Rice village that carries english creams. Sorry but the name escapes me.

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Post by bernards66 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:56 pm

Sean, The name of the shop on Rice Bvld. is The British Isles Store. They stock Trumper's creams, and I hear, have recently added a little Taylors. They may have some other interesting odds and ends as well. Nice folks, I've ordered by phone from them a few times.

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Post by gage0921 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:19 pm

Awsome!!!........Like I said before I have no never used a cream unless gilette counts :oops: :roll: :lol: So if trumpers is my only option what do you guys reccomend as far as a good lathering cream. Im fond of lavander but would like some lime(good summer scent) If the have taylors I will for sure go with that. THanx guys!!
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Post by Austin » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:38 pm

Sean, if you like lavender consider Trumpers Violet. Otherwise, if they stock Taylors pick up some Lavender.

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Post by gage0921 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:44 pm

I visited British Isles today and what a splendid store it was, thank you so much for the recomendation. While there selection of taylors was not that great :( there trumper's was not bad and they had a decent selection of truefitt. I wound up getting the Indian limes in a tube, it has such a great scent. I wanted to get the turpers violet but was not wanting to buy out the whole store plus I have never had a limes cream. They had plenty of soaps, colognes, and shampoos along with some skin food. They also had beautiful mugs and plenty of edwin yager(forgive the spelling) sets and other shave sets. I guess the price was right my tube of truefitt limes was $17 and some change and this lady gave me 4 diff. samples of truefitt cologne and trumper rose and lime shave cream along with truefitt 1805 cream.
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Post by Austin » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:48 pm

Cool! Next time I'm in Houston I plan to stop by and browse. Actually buy.

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Post by gage0921 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:53 pm

sadly they didnt have alot of aftershaves.....I was hoping to get a cream with a matching aftershave.
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