Truefitt & Hill's 1805 is one of my absolute favorite scents. Perhaps because it reminds me of my formative years spent on the shores of Santa Cruz.... but without all of the bums, beer bottles, and flotsam.
The price of a tub of this ocean foam isn't cheap, but of course that's par for the course for Truefitt & Hill. The cream itself is quite nice and luxurious. The cream takes little coaxing to whip up a thick, rich, very luxurious lather. It feels great on the face, and provides optimal slickness for slicing through stubble. The smell as mentioned is very pleasing, but not overpowering. There are definitely much better 'value' buys out there, but when you're looking for a morning shave that screams "bring me a mojito love, I just got back from watching the deckhands scrub my yacht," then this is the cream for you.
Now on to some pictorial goodness:
The cream in question:
One more shot of the tub:
A look under the hood:
A little dab 'll do ya:
A gentle shake:
Lathery peaks of latherific goodness:
Prepping to shave my hand:
A Thumbs up for 1805:
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"WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT DOES IT DO? Truefitt & H"
Pros - Exquisite aromas, luxurious lather, decadence throught the entire experience
Cons - Pricier than alternatives
WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shave Cream. What it does is simply majestic. Read on for more!
APPLICATION METHOD AND DESCRIPTION:
I took a small amount onto my brush and into the bowl. I swirled the brush a few times in each direction to start the lather, and added a few drops of water occasionally to really moisten the lather and allow it to build to its full capabilities. I then applied to my face (which was already moistened with my own preshave oil), in a light circular motion (we all know how to lather). It's exactly the same to use as any other shave cream in that respect.
It is incredible really. One spent much time in the shaving doldrums that I began to think that there was no such thing as an exquisite shave. Oh, Truefitt & Hill, you have completely dispelled that myth. The enticing aromas of 1805 are simply divine. A review I read likened it to the era where men were men and honour was paramount, and I have to say, it was not wrong. The scent is unmistakably classy, befitting of an honourable gentleman. The cream is luxurious, and the experience decadent down to the last detail. I do not think it is possible to get a cream that gives a better shave experience. I firmly believe that this is the pinnacle of shave creams, and I'd take a pistol duel at 20 paces with anyone who thinks otherwise!
WOULD YOU BUY IT AGAIN?
I would sell my kidneys if that's what it took to raise the funds for more of this.
"Newbie, and up until this point TOBS Sandalwood wa"
Pros - very slick
Cons - only that I wish the fragrance was stronger
Newbie, and up until this point TOBS Sandalwood was my go to cream. Have tried some samples but my poor execution from the small containers may be biasing the trial.
Ordered a tub of 1805 and was quite impressed. Lathered quicker, more dense, and really slick compared to my TOBS. I suspect that's what you get for the price differential. But with less product the cost-per-shave is probably equal.
My only complaint is that I wish the scent was stronger. My wife can tell when I use the sandalwood. But I guess that's what cologne is for. This is definately in my top 3 rotatation. I'll try a more potent fragrance next.
I also bought a tub of Vulfix Sicilian Lime stay tuned on a report.