Al's Shaving Products – Saigon

Al's Saigon
Al's Saigon

Creams from Al’s Shaving Products seem to undergo a magical transformation when lathered, and Saigon is no exception. Before being lathered up, Saigon is a weird kind of hay-like smelling aroma, rather bland, not all that pleasant. But once lathered up, it bursts into a lemongrass scent, with a hint of spice and a few other things that I can’t quite place. It’s not overpoweringly strong, but it stays noticeable without anything in the way of fading during the shave, and lingers for a fair bit afterwards as well.

The shave itself is quite excellent. It lathers up quite easily, to a rich and luxurious lather, providing plenty of glide and cushion. Just be sure to use plenty of water.

  • 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
  • 9/10 Scent Strength
  • 10/10 Lather Quality

The sample shown is sold as part of a $20 7-scent sample pack. Or, the same amount for a full tub of the Saigon. Or, at least that’s the regular price. I’ll note however that they both seem to be on a semi-permanent sale, of $15 and $16 respectively.

9/10 for this one. I highly recommend trying the sample pack.

Ingredients: Al’s Shaving Cream contains sodium and potassium salts of fatty acids (stearic, oleic, linoleic, palmitic, myristic and lauric) in addition to water, glycerin and botanicals.

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  1. evnpar says

    I would be very happy using nothing but Al’s products, but it’s just too much fun trying so many other wonderful soaps. Saigon is one of my favorites, next to Calypso and Sapone de Barba.

  2. Kenny Haberman says

    I absolutely LOVE Al’s products and the scents, but Saigon made both my mother and I just about gag. I guess everyone’s tastes are different, huh? :)

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