Many of you probably know that I love my Castle Forbes Lime shaving cream. But I was wondering, in your opinion, what other lime creams might I also want to try. Of course, both performance and scent are equally important.
Try Truefitt & Hill Limes, its very different. It seems to be a love it or hate it. At first I hated it, now I love it. Its more of lime zest perhaps; lime but also citrusy. As with all T&H creams, performance is top notch.
KMF Key Lime
Vulfix Sicillian Limes
Cyril R Salter Essential Lime
Nanny's Silly Soap Lime for sure. It is midway between a soap and a cream, but if you like CF you will probably like it too. Performance is up there with CF as well.
Cyril R Salter Essential Lime , not to sweet or candy like .great lather
i really like vulfix lime
Craig, I'm afraid, is quite close to being right. CF towers head & shoulders above the lime fray. QCS has the same essence, although the scent is just a touch drier and not quite as strong. Someone mentioned T&H, which is a nice cream, and probably third on my list (way down from 1 & 2). The scent is not a true lime scent, and smells somewhat artificial, but it is very pleasant nonetheless for what it's worth.
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eShave verbena lime. I shaved with it today and had to double check that I had a blade in my razor. BBS
I liked the T&H cream sample (but not the ASB) and the QCS sample.
The mama bears lime is very good. I believe she is offering a sample puck right now for about $2.75?
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QCS carries Key Lime cream. Been hearing great things about it too.
AOS Lemon - very nice
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Years ago I realized that there had to be more to shaving than what came out of pressurized cans, and I ventured into some of the creams like Kiss My Face. It worked well, but I eventually moved on.
A few months ago -- and shortly after "converting" to wetshaving -- I was headed out on travel and wanted something smaller than the various tubs of TOBS and AOS that I already owned. I grabbed a small tube of Kiss My Face Lime and headed off to the airport. Lathering the KMF with a brush turns a very good cream into a really wonderful performer. Although I needed to use a little more cream to get three great passes, I can strongly recommend the KMF. It does not develop piles of "pillowy" lather, but the lather is nice and slick, it has pleasant subtle scent, and I used it without irritation and razor burn or bumps for the better part of 2 weeks.
I like the T&H WIL, but some people hate it. I like Trumper's Lime cream quite a bit.
However, the best lime shaving product I have ever tried is not a cream, but a soap. Mystic Water's lime shave soap is the best lime scent I've ever found. I find it considerably better than Castle Forbes. Unless you have something against shave soaps per se, you should pick up a puck of this stuff and step right into lime shaving nirvana.
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I actually prefer the Vulfix over my CF. I think it's the scent of the Vulfix actually smelling like limes that does it for me. The price is amazing too.
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