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I have used this a few more times, so I wil turn my original thread into an official review. If you wish to comment without reviewing, direct your comments here.

I was one of the first people to bash Trumper for coming out with this cream. I find the GFT cologne scent completely underwhelming - it is yet another citrusy concoction with no soul compared to their other offerings. In general I am not a big Trumper fan, but I do recognize the quality of their products and the history behind them. Sure I would rather have seen a Spanish Leather or English Fern cream, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that they understand their market better than I do.

Anyway, rather than complain I figured I would give the cream a shot. Actually, I find myself rather liking it. The scent is more interesting in the cream matrix; I find the musky elements come out more, making it seem better than the one-dimensional cologne. It is quite strongly scented, more so than a lot of the other Trumper creams. If you like lemon, cedar, etc. you wll probably like this. The shave was above average, typical Trumper. Rich lather, decent shave. I like a bit more lubrication than Trumper typically offers; preferring Taylor, Harris, etc., but it was certainly acceptable. I find it a bit drying as well, which I encounter with other Trumper creams.

The one thing that really annoys me is the tub graphics. I miss the detailed Trumper old-school graphics. The stark lettering is quite boring on a high-end product.

If you like Trumper creams, this one is worth a try.


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a quality product with an excellent, hip scent. a bit drying and the tub graphics are annoying, but other than that, a great shaving cream
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Pros: Quality
This was my first time with the Trumpers brand and I am very impressed with it's quality. The scent is mild, but masculine and the lather forms a nice slick glide for the razor. I've used it with both a straight razor and my Merk Progress and it performs well.
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I recently received a tube of GFT-scented cream and will almost certainly buy a tub once I'm through with it. I really like this cream.

Firstly, I'm a fan of George F. Trumper's creams. After trying various soaps and creams, I've learned that the GFT line of creams are definitely my favorites among the big English brands. Trumper's creams lather extremely well for me and provide me with nice moisturizing shaves. My favorites are the Limes, Almond and Coconut creams and now I have to add the GFT to my all time favorites.

Price: GFT, like other Trumper's creams, is expensive, but I don't mind spending on a product I truly like. I have so many products that just didn't do it for me so I consider it money well spent on a product I use a lot and appreciate.

Quality: like the other Trumper's creams, the GFT is a terrific product.

Scent: I love the scent. I usually don't buy cologne-scented creams because I'm super sensitive to strong scents. When I started wet-shaving, I purchased a sampler from Truefitt and Hill and I couldn't use their cologne-scented creams at all. I knew I liked the GFT scent after I'd ordered samples from Geo. F. Trumper. It's a cologne-based scent, but very light, fresh and citrusy. I like it because it's a nice change from my other, more natural creams like the Limes, Coconut and Almond scents.

Efficacy: It's great - it's Trumpers.

Moisturizing: I dinged it slightly, since it's less moisturizing than other Trumper's creams. I rank the Almond as most moisturizing, followed by the Coconut. The GFT-scented cream isn't quite as moisturizing but it's adequate.

Packaging: I dinged it a little. The tube is very plain-Jane and I believe the tub is similar. I love the nice script, etc., on the other Trumper's creams. The GFT packaging is just too minimalist, considering the cost. I guess, I like to see the quality in the packaging if I'm paying top-dollar for a cream. Overall, a minor issue though.

Bottom line is that it's one of my favorite creams now.
Price
3.00 star(s)
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4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
2.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
3.00 star(s)

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