#1

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I am thinking about getting some rose shaving cream to pair with my vintage Williams rose shaving soap for making superlather. What would you suggest for the shaving cream with the best rose fragrance? (Performance is less important to me than the fragrance, since the soap makes good lather.)

And those of you who have used rose creams, do any of them discolor the white tips of shaving brushes?
John
#2
I have a tub of Vulfix English Rose I bought from Superiorshave.

Smells nice. Doesn't discolor my brush.

A little bit goes a long way too.
Shave yourself.
-Todd
#3
(07-06-2016, 08:02 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: I have a tub of Vulfix English Rose I bought from Superiorshave.

Smells nice. Doesn't discolor my brush.

A little bit goes a long way too.
By far, the nicest rose scented shaving cream. A very natural scent compared to other creams and soaps.

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#4

Member
Munich, GE
For me the best fragrance: Le Pere Lucien "Rose de Pushkar" (but it's a soap, not a cream).
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Super Moderator
Well, G.F. Trumper makes a lovely rose shaving cream in a tube. Its very rosy indeed. TOBS does a nice rose cream in a tube and a tub. D.R. Harris does a very nice rose in both tube and tub and Cyril R. Salter does a really nice Wild Rose in a tub. All of the tub creams are definitely soft enough to qualify as creams for super lathering. I didn't realize I had so many rose scented shaving soap. You could use the Chatillon Lux Yuzu, Rose, Patchouli as a post shave product that would pair brilliantly with any of the above products.
Marko
#6
(07-06-2016, 08:53 PM)Thor Wrote: For me the best fragrance: Le Pere Lucien "Rose de Pushkar" (but it's a soap, not a cream).
Did you know that it contains cinnamon that sweetens the scent? It's in the ingredients list.
#7

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(07-06-2016, 09:26 PM)Marko Wrote: ...and Cyril R. Salter does a really nice Wild Rose in a tub.
Marko

Is the Salter rose cream colored?
John
#8

Member
Munich, GE
(07-06-2016, 09:38 PM)nikos.a Wrote: Did you know that it contains cinnamon that sweetens the scent? It's in the ingredients list.

You're right! I haven't noticed that.
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(07-06-2016, 07:48 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I am thinking about getting some rose shaving cream to pair with my vintage Williams rose shaving soap for making superlather.  What would you suggest for the shaving cream with the best rose fragrance?  (Performance is less important to me than the fragrance, since the soap makes good lather.)

And those of you who have used rose creams, do any of them discolor the white tips of shaving brushes?

I've tried every rose shaving cream I could get my hands on.

T&H and GFT are the standouts of the creams. T&H maybe has a better, softer scent. GFT knows scents and is probably more sophisticated. Its also for sensitive skin. Either one would be fine. GFT DOES stain the tips at first glance, but the tint goes away when dried or rewet. It is disconcerting when first seen but then you realize it wasn't permanent.

DRH has a reasonable rose, perhaps a bit stronger, but technically maybe not as good IMO as T&H or GFT

TOBS makes a rose but it was one of the few creams that I had an immediate bad reaction to, so bad I tossed it.  Don't know what is going on with TOBS but this was the worse one. Some others I had a minor reaction to.

Simpsons Vanilla and Rose is an outstanding scented cream, maybe the best if you like vanilla and rose and its stronger, but performance not on par.

QCS makes Rosso Otto. I found it to be a musky rose, if that makes sense, and not natural. The scent strength remained so thats good.

CRS was a mild feminine scent to me. It was weak and the technical performance lacking.

If you want to stick with a cream, I would go T&H or GFT. Each is slightly different in scent.

Surpassing all the creams, as said above, is LPL Rose. It costs more but this is one of those "you get what you pay for" things. I've been using it lately for the summer.  LPL is a lighter scented rose than say Simpsons but is a finely scented and very good soap. Soap Commander Love tries to emulate Klar but IMO, LPL is superior.
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Super Moderator
(07-06-2016, 09:44 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(07-06-2016, 09:26 PM)Marko Wrote: ...and Cyril R. Salter does a really nice Wild Rose in a tub.  
Marko

Is the Salter rose cream colored?

Yes, its a light pink colour - not as deeply coloured as the GFT or TOBS but still has some.


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