I gave Penhaligon Opus shaving cream a test run tonight. I have heard so many great thing about Penhaligons soaps being Gods gift to the shavin man. Well, the shaving cream has left me unimpressed thus far and wanting more.
First off, let me start off by saying that the scent was fantastic! It smells just like the EdT and I really had high expectations from this cream as I am a huge Penhaligons fan when it comes to their fragrances.
I used Dr Harris Arlington as a reference considering I used it last night and had nothing less than excellent results. I soaked my brush as usual and then pulled it out and flicked out the excess water. I swirled the brush in the same container (as I did Arlington) I tried to get the same amount I used for Arlington. Once the brush looked ready to hit the bowl I closed the sample and went to bowl.
This thing didn't lather very well at all. I expected to get the same luxurious lather I got from Arlington and it just didn't compare at all. I mean it looked cushioned but dried rather quick and didn't provide as much glide. I tried adding more water to the lather to get it more hydrated but it just didn't really take well. I expected so much more from this cream. I really wanted to like it.
In it's defense, I had a long day and it could very well be that I was tired and my technique was off a bit. What have you guys observed with this cream? Is it just me? I plan on giving it another run tomorrow when I'm more awake.