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Trafalgar Shaving Cream by Truefitt & Hill

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This cream bears-out its name: You could imagine Lord Nelson smelling like this as he faced the French and Spanish Navies in the battle where he lost his life.

Reviews that I and fellow B&Bers have written about other T&H creams tell you everything you need to know about their quality and efficacy. Though pricey (ca. $25/tub), most wetshavers will agree that the English supercreams justify the investment.

One of the pleasures you purhcase with most of the creams made by the 3Ts comes from a great fragrance, and this proves especially true with Trafalgar: Interestingly, experience has shown that this fragrance works well when preparing for office wear in colder weather, as well as for a casual day wearing shorts in warmer weather--muskier in the cold, spicier on the warmer days.

Someday, I'll treat myself and buy a bottle of the cologne--I like the fragrance that much.

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Oh my! This cream is among the very best in every respect (except price, but you get what you pay for). I prefer Trafalgar over 1805, which seems to put me in the minority.
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Lovely stuff.

All 10's for how it performs, except moisturizing. It's not drying, but I didn't feel nourished afterwards either.

Price gets a 7 because it is expensive. This is not to confuse it with 'Value' which I would have rated a 10 based on price vs. quality.

Scent is where the magic is. This is a very nice scent that explodes out of the cream and then quickly backs down to a delicious background. Every time I hit this stuff with a brush, I am amazed at how overwhelmingly strong the first bite of scent is and also how it quickly backs off to a more gentlemanly comportment.

The scent itself is primarily very botanical; woody, with strong hints of citrus. The most pronounced note I smell is vetiver , and the citrus is more citronella than lemon, there is a bit of pepper in there too.

The scent is very pleasant and lingers long on the neck. My wife *loves* it.
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Trafalgar was my second T&H purchase, and I must admit that I still prefer T&H W.I. Limes in terms of scent. Trafalgar has significant sandalwood notes, but with a smoky lightness. Its not overbearing, but I still can't get into the sandalwood 'scene.' Its a good scent for the winter, IMO, as opposed to the Limes which I previously recommended for the summer months. The quality and latherability are typical T&H excellence, I am a big fan of their products, but I'll probably stick to W.I. Limes or try some 1805 at the next go-around.
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