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Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad

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I got this shaving soap as a gift from my wife. At first I was not too impressed, however, it certainly has grown on me since using it. It lathers very well especially if you use a larger bowl rather than a small cup. I found it very easy to shave with and the smell was just fantastic. Lingers on for quite a bit. What I especially love about this shaving soap is that it must contain some ingredient that really opens up the pores and the hair just sticks right out since I found I got an especially closer shave than other shaving soaps. No doubt this is a top-notch, high-quality product.

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Pros: Scent
Great scent. This is my daily shave but I use a multiblade razor. It’s a little pricey but it lasts forever. I’ve probably tried thirty different soaps and for multiblade shaving this is my favorite.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
2.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
3.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
3.00 star(s)
Pros: Quality product
Cons: Price
Good quality product. A bit pricey but no complaints in how it worked!
Price
2.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
In the past I have tried C&E Nomad cream, but I never tried their soap. When I came across a puck of Nomad in a slightly strange giftstore-like store in a provincial town somewhere in my home country—which, I should add, has next to zero shaving tradition—I took it home with me, and gave it about two carts' worth of shaves (about 10 times or so).

PROS
  • Scent: absolutely delicious. The packaging states it's ‘aromatic shave soap’, which is spot on. Masculine, slightly sharp, somewhat oriental, yet still fresh-oceanic and green-herbal all rolled into one package. This is, without doubt, Nomad’s main selling point.
  • Lather smoothness: The packaging states that the lather is ‘rich and creamy’, and C&E weren’t kidding.
  • Efficacy: effortless shaving smoothness, provided the lather is there to protect the skin (see below).

CONS
  • Lather stability: Unfortunately the lather tends to evaporate and/or coarsen somewhat quicker than average, making the last strokes of the ATG pass across sensitive parts of the face a bit tricky. Too much effort placed on the creaminess, and too little on simply getting the lather stable.
  • Price: is a bit on the high side with €10 per 100 g.

Moisturisation/skin care properties are great, but with the triple whammy of isopropyl myristate, bisabolol (= main constituent of chamomille eo) and vitamin E, they should be. Interesting to note: C&E Nomad is a veggie soap.

Overall, I’m reasonably happy with this product. I find it annoying that an otherwise rich formula with a lovely fragrance has been married to a somewhat less than satisfying lather stability; were this issue solved I would definitely consider Nomad to become part of the small rotation I employ at my house. I’ll definitely use the soap some more in the future, but I’m not sure I will replace it once it’s finished.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Lather
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)

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