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Palmolive by Mennen lather shave Reg (made in Australia)

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What can I say? The stuff is cheap and good!

This little 65gr tube will set you back at $2.20 AUD. The highest I saw was $3.25 AUD. I don't think you can beat that price for what you get. Unless you get it for free :biggrin:

65 grams is not that much but you don't need much to work with this cream. I've been using it for more than 4 weeks at the moment and I still have some left for probably 2 weeks.

I use it with my Men-U bristle brush, almond size and it lathers like crazy.

The scent is a bit difficult to describe but I would say a fresh plant. However, not like Proraso white. It's a nice, soapy and clean scent. Maybe on the edge of being a 'barbershop' type of scent.

Out of all the shaves I had, I never had a single bad shave with this cream. I used it with my Gillette NEW w/Bull Mastiff or with my straight (Sheffield John Wyatts).

If you are getting started, this is a very good place to start. Easy to lather, easy to find and cheap! If you never tried it, you should. It's a great exprience. I wasn't sure when I bought it as I do not trust those 'classic' tubes. For $2.20, it wasn't a big gamble.

Would I buy it again? Yes :thumbup1:

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Pros: convenient tube with flat lid so it will stand up, pleasant smell, cheap
Cons: not a great lather in feel/looks or shavability
yes it's cheap. yes it has a great lid. yes it is convenient for travel. yes it smells ok. but these are not necessarily what makes a great cream/soap for shaving - it's the lather and the resultant shave and I'm sorry to say this stuff just doesn't cut it (weak and overused pun intended).

I absolutely love the aussie Palmolive shave stick - I do not love the cream, I don't even like it and at 65gms it does not even give good value for money - vastly inferior to the Palmolive Shave Stick and also Fauldings Shave Cream both of which are also widely available (in Oz) and in the same price range.

I find the lather from this cream to be too dry thus providing insufficient lubrication for a smooth close shave. I have used it with DE (38c, hoffritz slant, progress 510 and Derby/Astra SP/Feather) and SE (g-bar and gem ptfe) and everytime I was disappointed.

the only use I will have for this in the future is to add it to a pucked stick for a superlather. on it's own I'm sorry to say I think it is a poor product - ymmv. based on the lather and shave I get from the Shave Stick I had high hopes for this cream, afterall, creams generally give a pretty moist cushiony lather...

a shame this did not live up to my expectations because I do really like the large cap and tube design, I just don't like the stuff that comes out when you squeeze it.
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Rocco sent one of these together with the Australian Palmolive soap stick some time ago. It irritated my skin a little so I let it be for about 2 years but since I am trying to get rid of my 'forgotten' stuff this year I am working my way through this tube. The great thing is the irritation didn't occur again.

It is a typical drugstore quality but on the good side; scent is a bit artificial but not bad. Actually it smells close to the glue I used in kindergarten...

It lathers easily and the quality of that lather is simply good; not superb but above average with enough cushion and protection and a nice glide. I can see why people keep on using this when it is around and cheap.

As a soap user 90% of the time I am always surprised how fast a tube of cream goes down but I don't need to use more product than with other creams so that is ok too I guess. Never got a bad shave out of this one and I liked using it (there are maybe 4 or 5 shaves left) but at the same time I will be glad there is another product gone in my den. Nothing to complain about it but at the same time it also isn't a product that I will get attached too.

But it was certainly nice to play around for a few weeks with 'exotic' stuff that I would never have used if it wasn't for some of the fine gentlemen gathered here at B&B! Thanks again Rocco! :thumbup1:
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I've used it on and off for a long time. I have one in the den as a reserve.

I agree with others: for the price it is very good. Some more expensive creams (Taylors St James, for example) tend to dry out or leave less cushion than this.

For a little more money I can get Nivea shave cream from India (which isn't sold in Australia). It is better - but not the easy option.
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