5 Shaving Lathers That Smell So Good I Could Almost Eat Them


Ever smell a shaving lather that was so good you could almost eat it?  I could make a “meal” of these 5 products:

Cocktail: QED’s “Bathtub Gin” really does smell like a martini or a gimlet to me.

First Course: Spencer & Devon Shaving Cream – Spice Scent, 8 oz. jar reminds me of an asian salad with mandarin oranges.

Main Course: Truefitt & Hill Shave Cream Tub – Trafalgar doesn’t smell like food but every time I use it I feel like I could be in a fine dining room at an upscale restaurant.

Seasoning: Speick Shave Cream smells like something I could put over a steak.

Dessert: Castle Forbes Limes Shaving Cream is an almost over-powering sweet lime scent that reminds me of key lime pie.

What shaving creams could you bury your nose in all day?

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  1. Ian says

    I’ve tried 3 creams so far: AOS lemon, TOBS lemon lime, and Rise. The TOBS was by far my favorite as it’s a really refreshing scent, but the AOS smells exactly like lemon and is also very refreshing. The Rise smells too medicinal or commercial, but it’s a decent cream.

      • says

        Old post but had to respond. Penhaligon’s Blenheim cologne is outstanding. My favorite! I can imagine the shave cream is just as good. Try the Geo F. Trumper Almond which reminds me of the Italian pastry shop down the road from us.

  2. bsmyn0708 says

    lol. No of these are really all that edible smelling. You want something you might actually eat? Lather up GFT & T&H Almond. Tell me those don’t smell like sweet cherries and airhead candy.

    Castle Forbes lime smells like lime rubbed on wooden furniture. Speick smells like spicy lavender. I don’t why you’d put that on your steak. lol Trafalgar smells like spicy citrus, with hints of sandalwood…1805 and Trafalgar are weak scented, which is sad really. I haven’t tried the top two you mentioned.

    Btw, what is your opinion on AOS raising their prices on everything, except their brushes. They’re selling the Merkur HD for $60!!! That’s more than $20 more than you’d pay for at an online shaving vendor. Holy Crap! They’re price gouging all their stuff.

  3. says

    Thanks to you Mr Mantic59, I simply can’t keep my nose out of my New York Shaving Company’s ‘Tonsorial’ shave cream. I find myself lathering up way too long and have to remind myself that, at some stage in the process, I will actually have to start shaving!!
    Absolutely divine scent. Thank you kind sir for putting me onto it!

  4. says

    Of the shaving products I currently own, these are my favorite based upon scent: (in no particular order)

    RazoRock XXX Shaving Cream
    Queen Charlotte Soaps Queen Charlotte Shaving Cream
    New York Shaving Company Elizabeth Street Shaving Cream
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Mr. Taylor’s Shaving Cream
    Mitchells Wool Fat Shaving Soap

        • Tom says

          OK. I held off long enough from replying to “smells so good I could eat it”. But now that we have drifted into “strange” scents that we like? I absolutely love the scent of Mama Bears Dragon’s Blood Glycerin soap. I’m no writer so I can’t describe it. Mama Bears Website can’t even describe it. But I love the scent and it lathers nicely for me.

  5. S'eth says

    I can’t believe no one has suggested TFS Barbe Rosse, smells like cherries and marzipan which actually resulted in a friend attempting to taste it. Great stuff.

  6. Ole says

    I think my favorites, that i probably would eat are:

    DR Harris – Arlington, Musgo Real – Classic, TOBS – Jermyn Street, Col. Conk – Amber, Truefitt & Hill – Luxary Soap ( Lavender ).

  7. GDCarrington says

    Here are some of my favorites in no particular order

    Mama Bears Dragon’s Blood Glycerin soap
    Mama Bears Aged Spice
    Mama Bears Masculine Musk
    The Shave Den Vanilla
    WARS Cream

  8. Ingo says

    ” Speick Shave Cream smells like something I could put over a steak.”

    What kind of strange souces do you put over your steak???

  9. thinklikeh20 says

    TSD stubble bubble smells just like bazooka Joe! Occasionally a little lather sneaks in the mouth, some are actually sweet, or minty depending on menthol/mint content.

  10. DMT says

    To me, GFT Coconut Oil smells like a Nestle Bounty bar when it’s all lathered up, the after aroma is a sweet coconut with a confectionery vibe to it. It’s good enough to eat and my dog certainly agrees, he tries to lick me to death every time I shave with it.

  11. says

    Perhaps I’m the odd man out here, but Speick smells noxious to me. It’s medicinal in a bad way. After the first few shaves I resolved to reach for the tube of Musgo Real instead.

  12. Rlayten says

    Not being someone who can afford the high end creams, I’m casting my vote for Col. Konk Limes. Every time I use it, I get hungry.

  13. bruce says

    Applewel has aftershave sprays that smell really good. Plus I shave my head and you can spray them right on your scalp. Good for your skin and they have great scents.

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