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D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Cream

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Harris creams don't seem to get as much attention as the Three Ts, but in my opinion they're every bit as good as Taylor's and Truefitt (haven't tried Trumpers).

Price/Quality/Packaging: A reasonably priced, very highly concentrated cream with functional, attractive packaging. No complaints!

Latherability/Efficacy/Moisturizing: Superb. Slick, cushioned, relatively moisturizing, this cream is a top performer. Some creams are slightly more moisturizing and gentle (TOBS Avocado for one), but this is a superb everyday luxury cream.

Scent: Wonderful. I don't know if this is wishful thinking, but the core of the scent for me was a mild vetiver; this combined with notes of cedar and possibly geranium to create a woodsy, planty, very masculine fragrance. Quite delightful. It has a tiny synthetic edge to it so I've docked one point. Not a knock-your-socks-off vetiver like Salter's, so don't be afraid to try it if you're not a vetiver fan.

If you plan on getting only one Harris cream for some reason, definitely go for Arlington, which has one of the most amazing scents of anything in the world. But Marlborough will definitely not dissapoint in performance or scent.

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Pros: Great lathering, awesome scent
Cons: Price
This is a great cream. Lathers easily, smells great. Some of their creams are a little too light on the scent (like coconut) but this one is perfect. Large tub, lasts forever. One of my go to creams.
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Pros: Very crispy - will last a Long time
Cons: Weak scent
This was a very croap-y style cream, very thick so it will last long time.

I had high expectations of the scent, which I loved in the jar, but then the scent virtually disappeared once I lathered it up. It felt unscented!

I also found this very tricky to lather, even compared to other Dr Harris creams (I used the rose and lavender the months prior). I never did get a satisfying lather which resulted in some rough shaves.

I did not get great, smooth shaves out of this one. There was no noticeable moisturising effect.

I would not recommend, although other creams from Dr Harris are exceptional.
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The expected Harris quality. I am fond of the Marlborough scent. SWMBO says it smells like wood with this why-would-you-want-to-smell-like-wood look on her face. She doesn't hate it, so I continue to use the Marlborough line.

Lathers with the best. Works like it ought to. Leaves my face in great shape. One of my favorites. I have yet to meet a DR Harris product I don't like.
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