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Old Spice Shaving Cream in a tube

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As a n00b DE shaver in New Zealand, good shaving products are very hard to come by. There is one specialist store, and even then, the range is a little thin on the ground with Col Conk products, a few razor blades and a couple of cheap Chinese-made razors - and that's it. For a specialist shaving store, they sharpen clippers but don't even hone a straight edge razor.
But as luck would have it, I am having much better luck in my local Indian grocery store where they sell DE safety razors, Blades, proper shaving creams and and an assortment of shaving balms and aftershaves. It seems our Indian cousins know a thing or two about proper shaving - it must be something to do with India's colonial past!

Anyway, back to the cream - a great smell. I've never used Old Spice before, but have vague memories of my dad buying it in the 70s, before Henry Cooper started pushing that God-awful smell of "Brut 33 on the 25th", but that's another story.
The cream lathered up quickly with my badger brush, supplying lashings of shaving cream from a small dollop of cream. The smell seemed to intensify as it was whisked up. Slathering the cream on gave a great start to the shave, surpassing the Mennen cream by a very wide mile, and almost, dare I say it, rivalling my TOBS.

For a very cheap price you get quite a superior product. And to be honest, why would I want to spend a lot of cash (partly due to exchange rates and the NZ$; partly due to import duty unless I can get family to send it) to buy the products, when I have something quite similar on my doorstep. That is, until T&H release their range on the NZ markets - and I know that is coming soon.

Not only that, my preferred local Indian store has a whole range of shaving creams and other shaving related I have yet to try.
:thumbup1: To the Indians:thumbup1:

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I found this in an Indian spice mart. Four bucks, and it was the only tube they had. Being a recent convert to the Old Spice scent, I had to try it, of course.

It's not great shakes in the scent area. It's there, and it's Old Spice, but it isn't very strong, even once it lathers up. I gave it high marks because I like the scent, but it's gone with the rinse. No surprise there, it's a cream, not an after shave or cologne.

The cream produced lots of lather, easily enough for four passes with my usual stingy dollop, and while the lather is slick I wouldn't call it cushiony or anything really special. The lather stayed moist on my face and in my Tweezerman brush between passes.

My face didn't feel either dried out or moisturized by this cream. I wouldn't call it luxurious, but there wasn't a negative or irritating sensation.

The packaging is like a toothpaste tube. It's old school, but it fits the product. I felt like I was taking a step back to the way a working stiff would shave when DE was the norm...effective stuff, not frilly, it just worked well. Overall, it added up to a great blue collar cream.

At four bucks I'd gladly buy a few more tubes to sock away. Now, I have to find them.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
2.00 star(s)
As a n00b DE shaver in New Zealand, good shaving products are very hard to come by. There is one specialist store, and even then, the range is a little thin on the ground with Col Conk products, a few razor blades and a couple of cheap Chinese-made razors - and that's it. For a specialist shaving store, they sharpen clippers but don't even hone a straight edge razor.
But as luck would have it, I am having much better luck in my local Indian grocery store where they sell DE safety razors, Blades, proper shaving creams and and an assortment of shaving balms and aftershaves. It seems our Indian cousins know a thing or two about proper shaving - it must be something to do with India's colonial past!

Anyway, back to the cream - a great smell. I've never used Old Spice before, but have vague memories of my dad buying it in the 70s, before Henry Cooper started pushing that God-awful smell of "Brut 33 on the 25th", but that's another story.
The cream lathered up quickly with my badger brush, supplying lashings of shaving cream from a small dollop of cream. The smell seemed to intensify as it was whisked up. Slathering the cream on gave a great start to the shave, surpassing the Mennen cream by a very wide mile, and almost, dare I say it, rivalling my TOBS.

For a very cheap price you get quite a superior product. And to be honest, why would I want to spend a lot of cash (partly due to exchange rates and the NZ$; partly due to import duty unless I can get family to send it) to buy the products, when I have something quite similar on my doorstep. That is, until T&H release their range on the NZ markets - and I know that is coming soon.

Not only that, my preferred local Indian store has a whole range of shaving creams and other shaving related I have yet to try.
:thumbup1: To the Indians:thumbup1:
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
4.00 star(s)

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