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hatmpita
04-19-2011, 02:27 PM
Hey Gents! What a good day. Placed my order with Royal Shave for some Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream. A bit expensive but have read great things about it. Also ordered some Castle Forbes Pre-Shave. This is suppose to be great stuff as well! I will post my reviews once I receive and use the products for a bit!:thumbup:

Excalibur
04-19-2011, 03:01 PM
I have the CF lime, and absolutely love it. You will note it is a "hard consistency" cream - about halfway between a cream and a hard soap. Note also a little goes a long way. It is protective, EASY to lather, and smells wonderful (very strongly scented).

Enjoy!

MoJoe
04-19-2011, 03:11 PM
CF Lavender is terrific stuff. I have had it in my rotation for over a year. The scent is sublime and it generates absolutely amazing lather. To get that lather, my recommendation is to load the brush in the jar and face lather. If you bowl lather just remember to smear it at the bottom otherwise it will not break down the cream completely.

Enjoy, while it's a bit on the pricy side it is one of the best on the market. IMHO, everyone should try one of the CF creams once.

ProphetNoir
04-24-2011, 07:33 AM
CF Lavender is terrific stuff. I have had it in my rotation for over a year. The scent is sublime and it generates absolutely amazing lather. To get that lather, my recommendation is to load the brush in the jar and face lather. If you bowl lather just remember to smear it at the bottom otherwise it will not break down the cream completely.

Enjoy, while it's a bit on the pricy side it is one of the best on the market. IMHO, everyone should try one of the CF creams once.

I can't add anything to this recommendation. Castle Forbes may have a slightly steeper learning curve, but I believe it is the best of the best. You are in for a treat!

Optometrist
04-24-2011, 08:11 AM
Castle Forbes creams in any scent are simply superb. The Lime Essential Oil is my absolute favourite.:001_wub: As stated above, load the brush directly from the tub and face lather for best results.

hatmpita
04-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Got my Castle Forbes in yesterday. Great smelling stuff and of course I had to use it right a way. Good stuff! I think I had the brush to wet at first so I had to shake some of the water out. Will try again tomorrow. Can't wait! Left my skin nice and soft!:thumbup:

Greyfox
04-26-2011, 03:28 PM
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lowhawk
04-26-2011, 07:44 PM
:thumbup1:

Only had a sample, but nice stuff. Mine is on order so I'm hoping it's the bomb.

ProphetNoir
04-26-2011, 09:57 PM
Got my Castle Forbes in yesterday. Great smelling stuff and of course I had to use it right a way. Good stuff! I think I had the brush to wet at first so I had to shake some of the water out. Will try again tomorrow. Can't wait! Left my skin nice and soft!:thumbup:
Congratulations and welcome to the club! Castle Forbes does have a bit of a learning curve as I mentioned in an earlier post, but it is well worth it. I found that it worked best for me to start by shaking out my soaked brush until it was just damp, loading it well from the tub and then face lathering while stopping frequently to lightly dip the brush tips in water. You will soon find your own "best" method but that was what worked for me. I love Castle Forbes, IMO it is really too good to be without.

BladeRunner001
04-26-2011, 09:58 PM
Congrats :thumbup:. You're going to love it :thumbup1::thumbup1:

truegreen
04-26-2011, 10:09 PM
You guys are all enablers:001_smile

I may have to break my "$10 or below" cream rule... but this has to wait until next month...SWMBO would kill me if I order anything this month. Is there a good deal somewhere, may be a smaller size? I was thinking of the lavendar one.

azmark
04-26-2011, 10:19 PM
You guys are all enablers:001_smile

I may have to break my "$10 or below" cream rule... but this has to wait until next month...SWMBO would kill me if I order anything this month. Is there a good deal somewhere, may be a smaller size? I was thinking of the lavendar one.

It's a really dense cream. Denser than Cella and uses small amounts to get enough lather. Dollar wise it isn't too bad but that perspective usually still doesn't get much traction with most SWMBO:laugh:

bladeruner
04-26-2011, 11:07 PM
You guys are all enablers:001_smile

I may have to break my "$10 or below" cream rule... but this has to wait until next month...SWMBO would kill me if I order anything this month. Is there a good deal somewhere, may be a smaller size? I was thinking of the lavendar one.

Yes we are enablers :biggrin1: This is an excellent cream and it smells divine. I have the lime the lavender and the pre-shave. I love them all. I've tried the aftershave and it is top notch as well. I plan on ordering both from here: http://www.99perfume.com/search//1/Castle_Forbes//asc
They have good prices if you don't want to buy the big tub. I have not ordered from them yet so I can't comment on there service but I will be giving them a try.

hatmpita
04-28-2011, 05:49 AM
I agree! You are all enablers! I used it again last night and this time I went in with a damp brush and used a bowl for a few swhirls just to get cream deeper into the brush and to break in down a little. Then I basically faced lathered. What a difference. Really impressed! I'm a Castle Forbes groupie now! :lol:

Aku Aku
05-04-2011, 05:38 AM
Been getting into the CF Limes as the weather turned warmer. Now, with all the CF Lavender talk I am going to have to give it a try....

WPD111
05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
+1111:thumbup: i have all three flavors , Lime,Lavender and Cedar/sandalwood and love all three . My technique is to shake out the wet brush then apply a dollup on the brush head then face lather .. works great and your not using a ton by rubbing it in the tub.I.Also have the matching after shave balm for all three. The only scent I can't stand was the cedar/sandalwood YOMD:thumbup: tho.. But top notch and a tub last a very long time


OH MAN 1000 Posts ....yeah..

hatmpita
05-05-2011, 06:54 PM
I agree! Don't care for the cedar/sandalwood scent! Absolutely love the lavender though!
+1111:thumbup: i have all three flavors , Lime,Lavender and Cedar/sandalwood and love all three . My technique is to shake out the wet brush then apply a dollup on the brush head then face lather .. works great and your not using a ton by rubbing it in the tub.I.Also have the matching after shave balm for all three. The only scent I can't stand was the cedar/sandalwood YOMD:thumbup: tho.. But top notch and a tub last a very long time


OH MAN 1000 Posts ....yeah..

Buildbright
05-05-2011, 10:13 PM
Just got and shaved with the lavender Castle Forbes today. IMO it may be the best :biggrin:

lowhawk
05-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Smells great, works even better. I love it.

Argonaut
05-06-2011, 12:10 AM
Just a fair warning, Castle Forbes Lavender will attract honey bees in the spring time. I found this out the hard way this morning!:blushing:

Steve_in_CT
05-06-2011, 06:35 PM
Yes we are enablers :biggrin1: This is an excellent cream and it smells divine. I have the lime the lavender and the pre-shave. I love them all. I've tried the aftershave and it is top notch as well. I plan on ordering both from here: http://www.99perfume.com/search//1/Castle_Forbes//asc
They have good prices if you don't want to buy the big tub. I have not ordered from them yet so I can't comment on there service but I will be giving them a try.

I just ordered from there as well - you can use the promotion code take10 and get 10% off of what is already a good price.

lowhawk
05-06-2011, 06:49 PM
I just ordered from there as well - you can use the promotion code take10 and get 10% off of what is already a good price.

Look for my earlier thread about ordering from them for the code I used. Think it was 15off or something. Don't be afraid to order the CF testers from them either. I got a bottle of their preshave and the only difference aside from the price was that it had no box and had a sticker that said "tester" on it that came right off. The bottle and everything else is exactly the same. You'll be surprised when the cream arrives as it is much larger than you'd think. I'm glad I shared this vendor with everyone as it seems to be a hit.

ProphetNoir
05-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Also ordered some Castle Forbes Pre-Shave. This is suppose to be great stuff as well! I will post my reviews once I receive and use the products for a bit!:thumbup:

Did you try the Pre-Shave? Any initial impressions to share?

Buildbright
05-06-2011, 07:11 PM
Yeah lowhawk found a great deal the best cream at the best price. Usually I can find great deals but that one was a diamond in the rough

Steve_in_CT
05-06-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm glad you shared the vendor as well - although I didn't see your earlier post. I'm not too concerned about the 15% vs 10% discount code - my order was only $20!

lowhawk
05-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Did you try the Pre-Shave? Any initial impressions to share?

I posted a review on it. I actually like it. I've heard some people complain about it's scent, but I found it fairly light and it just smells like natural-type ingredients. Nothing perfumey and it does not seem to have any added ingredients for the purpose of scent. It's nice that it's water based and I've not noticed any clogging issues. Seems to do a nice job prepping and lifting hairs. Like I said in the review I posted...do you need this? No. Do you need any preshave oil, or other kind of lotion? No. I like it though and it seems to add a mild difference for the better. In my opinion from someone who has tried many different PS products I don't think you could really do much better. The only other PS products I've tried and really liked is L'Occitane, nice and light oil, not gummy and Proraso Pre/Post. I seem to remember liking Origins offering too, but that was a while ago. I wouldn't pay the full price $50 or whatever for it (or any other PS for that matter), but for the half price I got it for I'd probably buy it again.

ProphetNoir
05-06-2011, 07:36 PM
I am in complete agreement with your assessment lowhawk. I finished my tub of CF Lavender cream at the same time as I finished my bottle of the Pre-Shave. I will be replacing both at my earliest convenience. I liked the water based factor and how it felt like nothing on my skin and did not gunk up my brush and blade as oil based products are prone to. IMO this stuff works exactly as described, and no, you don't need it, but used properly, it does make a noticable difference.

Argonaut
05-06-2011, 11:51 PM
I haven't tried the cream, but I recently tried the Lavender Balm. Did not foresee the response from springtime honey bees. I walked to my mailbox the other morning after my first application and was surprised to find how many admirers I had. Apparently it is an authentic scent to the insect world!:tongue_sm

mhdena
05-07-2011, 04:56 PM
I used some of the Lavender today, dipped my Rooney 2Xl in a face lathered a nice lather. Got 3 nice passes though it did not feel quite as smooth/moisturized after even after applying balm as Cella, AOS soap, Harris soap, etc. maybe due to the lack of Tallow?
I will do another shave tomorrow, then Mon. with AOS cream to see if I get the same result.

ProphetNoir
05-07-2011, 06:27 PM
I used some of the Lavender today, dipped my Rooney 2Xl in a face lathered a nice lather. Got 3 nice passes though it did not feel quite as smooth/moisturized after even after applying balm as Cella, AOS soap, Harris soap, etc. maybe due to the lack of Tallow?
I will do another shave tomorrow, then Mon. with AOS cream to see if I get the same result.
mhdena,
Castle Forbes Lavender is my favorite cream. I find it to be supremely cushioning and protective, but it will never be ranked among the great moisturizing creams.
It isn't exactly drying either. I think of my skin feeling somewhat powdered and soft after shaving with CF, even after applying the CF Lavender ASB.
Still my favorite though, both for perfomance and amazing scent.

Valker
05-09-2011, 09:58 AM
Castle Forbes makes the best cream. I like them all.