Gents-- I tried one of the Mario Badescu shaving cream samples (the regular, unscented) I received yesterday. My first impression: Ehhh *hand wavy*.
Pros: *Very* lubricating; I got a very close shave. No nicks, cuts, or burn.
Cons: No wonder the sample jar is bigger than others I've received--I needed three times the cream. I tried lathering using a brush; it worked OK, but apparently this is a brushless cream. The cream clogged my Mach3 cartridge much more quickly than usual, and it took more effort to rinse out as I was shaving (and I noticed "clumps" of whiskers in the sink, vs. evenly distributed single whiskers in the sink).
Summary: I'll finish the samples but I doubt I'll go out and buy any.
I also tried the aftershave...blech. Strong smell of witch hazel and strong sting of alcohol. I quickly washed it off and applied some Trumper Skin Food. That sample got thrown in the trash.
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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