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    Any love out there for the English shaving creams? With the exception of D.R. Harris the soaps are not great, the creams however are first tier.
    I have creams from all the traditional barbers; Floris, Penhaligons, Geo F Trumpers, T&H and Taylors and all excell. From the sent to the performance I find them hard to beat. I don't see many posts on sotd with people using them so was wondering how many actually use them.
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    I really enjoy the Cyril L. Salter sandalwood. It was one of the first creams I bought way back when and it still provides a great shave. It came in a large tub at a reasonable price.

    SWMBO insists it leaves a waxy residue in the sink, but the after shave face feel is great and worth listening to the complaints.
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    ToBS is nice too.
    Fragrance of T&H is gogeous.
    St. James of London too.
    Even Simpson.

    Actually, just Erasmic I can't really love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    I really enjoy the Cyril L. Salter sandalwood. It was one of the first creams I bought way back when and it still provides a great shave. It came in a large tub at a reasonable price.
    I still have the four I bought (from QED) back in 2007: Almond, French Vetiver, Italian Sandalwood, and Wild Rose (the first and last are my favorites). These, and more, are still available at affordable prices.

    They're more-correctly called "croaps" (a cross between creams and soaps), 'cuz they're denser/harder than most other creams, but still softer than soaps. Long-lasting, and explode into lather with just a few drops of water.
    You can have everything, and still not have enough.
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    I used to be a big fan of Trumpers and Harris but they both changed the formulations a few years back and I don't like the current fare from them. I still have some Penhaligon which I like.

    In general I've moved on to the German Stuff which I prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I used to be a big fan of Trumpers and Harris but they both changed the formulations a few years back and I don't like the current fare from them. I still have some Penhaligon which I like.

    In general I've moved on to the German Stuff which I prefer.
    I have hard water and the Trumpers and D.R Harris perform exceptionally well. I've tried to get along with the likes of Meißner Tremonia but just can get the same level of performance as English creams.

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    The Germans refer to English Soaps as lather bombs. I find the Meisner "creams" lather about as good as the English ones. Of course I have very soft water.

    Why not get a gallon of RO or distilled water and use it for shaving.It would probably last a month at least.
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    When I first started wet shaving I used them. And if I found they performed as well as others that have replaced them, I’d still prefer to use DRHarris Marlborough for almost every shave. I love the scent. And to mix it up, Trumpers coconut or almond would fit in nicely. Bu they just don’t leave my face feeling very good compared to others. After years of buying every damn soap out there, I stopped. I stopped a long time ago and just go with what works best for me.

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    A long time ago I elevated face feel after shaving up to one of the top requirements to be in my top tier of soaps. Otherwise you could get a can of Gillette Foamy menthol.
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    I understand about face feel but as I always follow with a face oil and or face moisturiser it's not a show stopper for me.

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