The Art of Shaving Products

Discussion in 'General Shaving Discussion' started by toddbh, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Does anybody use the Art of Shaving soap and/or creams. My girlfriend purchased me some of the shaving cream. Wondering if anybody likes or dislikes it.

  2. The creams are pretty good. I have tried the sandalwood and it has a nice smell and lathers very well.
  3. jkh


    Their soaps are some of the absolute best current production shaving soap available. The price is a bit steep, but worth every penny in my opinion.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  4. I have used AoS shave cream and find it to be an excellent cream. I have not used their soap but have heard many good things. My only issue with AoS is the cost. I purchased a travel pack that contained ceam,pre shave oil, a balm and a small brush. While the brush was useless the products were excellent but the overall value just wasnt there for me IMO proraso or TOBS or MWF are at least equal in performance ( if not better) at a much cheaper price. Enjoy the gift but shop around for your next purchase.

  5. I,ve tried and love sandlewood cream and soap, ocean kelp cream is nice too!! What scent did you get?
  6. I've been using proraso soap and I really like. I have a really hard time finding things that don't irritate my skin. Prefer an unscented cream or soap. I've heard the Jack Black cream is good
  7. It's the unscented
  8. Their products do perform well, but their prices are outrageous. I got one of their hard soaps in lavender as a gift and am using it now. It is very nice, but I don't think it's worth nearly 2x the cost of the same thing from TOBS. (And $13 for a styptic pencil!)

    I'm also a bit put off by the company since learning they are owned by Proctor and Gamble. I have nothing against P&G really but I loath the thought of my dollar spent on their product funding the next octo-cartridge.
  9. franz

    franz Moderator Emeritus

    I'm a soap guy so I'm partial to those, but I've found both the soaps and the creams to be excellent.
  10. A few weeks ago I got back to Florida after living in San Francisco for a while. While I was in San Fran, I dropped by the Art of Shaving store downtown. I picked up a sample of a bunch of their products. I really loved everything I tried. I particularly loved their preshave oil. That stuff is awesome. You really can't go wrong with anything they sell IMO... though it is a tad pricey. :001_rolle
  11. Sign up for their "Brotherhood" program and they send out coupons for 20% to 40% off.

    This is the time to buy!

    Goods not Cheap, Cheaps not Good, IMO.
  12. I find them to be inferior to T&H, Pens, Floris or even Speick and Trumpers. YMMV
  13. It's good stuff... I like their Sandalwood cream, and preshave oilo
  14. The soap's one of the best tallow soaps out there, and the creams are rather good as creams go (though I hardly ever use creams anymore). The scents are understated, but they pretty much always use EOs (while most companies use synthetic FO for, e.g., Sandalwood), making them some of the best-smelling soaps out there, too. The soap is relatively drying, but most soaps are...the lather more than compensates. I just wish they hadn't stopped production of their rose was one of the best rose creams out there, despite AoS's insistence on marketing it to women (with the requisite "Oh G-d the pink!" packaging).

    Also, don't bother with the stupid wooden bowl, considering it almost doubles the price of the soap. You can always grate the puck into a non-overpriced bowl, if you want.

    Are you thinking of the cream or the soap? The cream I can definitely see...I'd be kind of curious if it was the soap you found to be inferior, given that it's pretty widely liked.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  15. I have the sandalwood cream, it lathers really well even for a newby like me and smells good. The shave oil is a bit thick and the glass bottle is not a great design, I usually get far too much coming out at one time; I prefer American Crew shave oil.
  16. Want to try the Kelp cream. Really like the unscented after shave balm.
  17. Arko is good, and really, there's nothing "not good" about Aqua Velva blue.
  18. The soap is one of the best out there. The creams are also quite good in my experience, although I rarely use creams anymore.
  19. i use the Lemon as well as Lavender Cream...both excellent.

    i just got a PIF of the lemon ASB, and it smells great, have to put it to use shortly.
  20. I think they are very good creams and aftershave balms, but not the cream of the crop (pun intended). The preshave oil is just awful imo, but I have some sandalwood cream/asb on it's way right now. And yes, a bit overpriced.

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