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Casswell-Massey's 1752 Sandalwood

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My first review thread, so I'll piggy-back on Brother Kyle's format.

I got this tub of Sandalwood from a B&B member, but had been eyeing it in one of the local OK City shops for a while. Historically, I haven't been into Sandalwood scents, but historically I wasn't into wet-shaving either :cool: .

Price - I've seen 8 oz tubs of this stuff go for about $16. Like I said, I picked up this and some other Sandalwood products from a fellow B&B member. I'd consider re-stocking at that price.

Scent - If you like Sandalwood, this is the cream for you. It is a stronger scent than the Crabtree & Evelyn and I found it lingers around some after the shave.

Latherability - This is not a thick cream like Taylor or Trumpers. Its consistency is more like the Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort or Nancy Boy. It didn't produce the thick meringue-like peaks I've enjoyed with the three T creams, however, once lathered up in my bowl, I got 4 very good passes out of it each time.

Moisturizing Properties - This is what I liked best about it. The cream glistens in the tub and on your face. It moisturizes great and my blade (Merkur HD with Feathers) just glided across my face. There's an abundance of oil in this product and it helped make this a great shave!

Packaging - Black plastic tub--never been a deciding factor for me (although I do like the smoky, amber glass that the C&E creams come in:cool: )

Quality / Efficacy - Good stuff. I got it for a good price and will certainly buy more when I run out

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Pros: Nice scent, quality product, Preps my face nicely
This was the very first premium shave cream product I ever bought, and I was duly impressed. It gave my skin a tingly sensation that made me feel 'ready' for the task at hand, and I honestly felt it put the mass-market product I had been using previously to shame. I have bought it again, and it has been in my rotation for some seven years now.
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I stopped by the Model Pharmacy today because I was low on my TOB Shave Cream and needed something to carry me over till I could get some more. In the past my Sandalwood cream of choice has been TOB or AOS. I saw this and picked it up for $17 for a tub. I came home and before using it I read the reviews and was unimpressed with them.
Anyway...I didn't shave this morning so decided to shave this afternoon so I prepped and warmed up my mug and used a little less water in my mug than usual because the cream is pretty thin compared to my usual creams. It did seem to whip up nicely and went on pretty good but I did notice that the remaining lather in the mug disapated pretty quick while I was making my first pass. I whipped it back up to some decent peaks a second time and applied and the lather in the mug did the same thing so you have to keep after it to use it. I did a three pass shave, actually two in my face and three on my neck. I think the oils in the cream lend itself to a very nice shave as afterwards my face felt nice and smooth and it seemed to give some moisture to my skin. Now as far as the fragrance......it is called Sandalwood but I can not really smell the fragrance so I am not all that impressed. I will finish the tub but I just don't see it making it into my regular rotation.
I really wanted this to be a have to have cream since I have a local business that carries it but I will not repeat.
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Hello all, I am new to this forum, so I wanted to dive in and add my two cents to this thread. Before using the CM Sandalwood shaving cream, I had been using the AoS Sandalwood which I found to be an invigorating scent. After receiving the CM catalog and seeing how much more cheaper (price wise) it was, I thought I'd give it a whirl and buy the kit (pre-shave, cream, and after shave balm). Unfortunately, after about a weeks worth of use, I just couldn't get over the scent and the result of my shave compared to the AoS version. So I gave it to a friend that used it longer than I did, but too couldn't quiet get attached to the scent. Im getting ready to purchace the Taylor's version, and hope I have a better experience.

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