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Truefitt & Hill - West Indian Limes Shave Cream

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Price - In relation to price, T&H is the middle child of the 3 T's. It is not so expensive that it hurts, but it is priced highly enough that you may want to try a sample before purchasing a whole tub. Luckily, samples are not difficult to come by (I've found Nordstrom's to be very generous).

Scent - The scent was the primary selling point for me. While standing in the store, I cracked open a tub and after a few whiffs, I couldn't make myself put this stuff down. The smell is somewhere between fresh limes and lime sherbet.

Latherability - This cream lathers like a dream. It is every bit as good as the offerings from Taylor's. It produces a rich, thick, slick mix. Honestly, it lathers as well as any cream I have used to date.
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Moisturizing Properties - Like the creams from the Taylor's family, this product does good things for my skin. Skin health is better after the shave than it was before.

Packaging - This is where T&H gets a leg up on the other two T's. The box is rich and attractive in appearance while T&H still uses a plastic tub, they have taken it up a notch by using a colored tub. Overall, the packaging is very nice and could only be made better with substitution of a glass tub.
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Quality / Efficacy - Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes is an excellent cream. It performs fantastically in every category. Along with being a product of absolute TOP quality, it is also a product of great luxury. Every time I use a product that shares these same high marks, I wonder why I bother with anything else. If, however, I had stuck with that philosophy, I never would have experimented with this cream.

Overall - I love this product. It has quickly moved into my top 3.

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Pros: Good lather, lubrication and glide.
Cons: Price. Smell is a hair artificial.
I am basing this on the T&H sample which gives you about 3 separate shaves from each scent cream. Good cream with a good but not perfect scent (smells a little artificial). Very good lather, lubricity and glide.
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West Indian Limes is a winner in my book because I am addicted to the scent. It is straight up in your face LIME.....you either hate it or love it. Intense and different are the best words to describe it. For the Lime purists this will possibly be a fail because with T&H WIL you are getting a blast of something that is akin to Lemon Pledge, lemon sherbert, key lime/meringue pie and lemon air freshener all at once. However there is a hint of "freshness" about it that just makes it happen. Its really hard to understand until you sample it. T&H offers a great sample pack for $10.00.

Performance-wise WIL was a bit of a let down at the beginning due to fact that it burned and irritated the hell out of my face. :bayrum2: However after making a change to my setup by switching to cold water shaving...a significant improvement was made.....irritation practically gone. I then decided to revert back to using my old SuperSpeed and perfection was attained....no irritation at all!

I will say ... to get the optimal benefits of WIL more product is needed. Someone suggested this to me in the cream forum. Because the first couple of times I lathered with WIL I kept getting foamy airy dry lather. I suggest swirling the brush a few times over the cream and picking it up that way. This for me has provided the best results.

So for me...cold water and the Super Speed saved this cream for me. This is now my "goto" summer time cream and permanent fixture in my den.



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Trufitt & Hill West Indian Limes is a great shaving cream. On all metrics regarding what kind of shave it produces, it deserves the 10s I gave it.

It's a rich cream that makes gobs of cushiony lather. I get great shaves, and my face feels moisturized afterwards.

Only two categories score low, -price and scent, and these are at least partly subjective.

Price - It's not cheap stuff at $30 a tub. It's not overpriced, nor the most expensive cream, but it is on the high-end. This is probably not the right cream for a budget-minded shaver.

Scent - I like limes, but to be honest, I did not enjoy this scent. This is going to sound odd, but it smells much more like a lime dessert than a lime fruit.

My wife and I were huffing the lather fumes and came up with:

"A sorbet that tastes like Key Lime Cheesecake, with a hint of Palmolive dishsoap still in the bowl from washing."

It's not unpleasant, but with T&H, you can do much better.
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