What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

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What is the best shaving cream?  There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.

Steampunk Shaving Cream by Tabula Rasa

steampunk

Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in  Germany.  If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use.  HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.

Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil, Mustache Wax, Pocket Comb

beardbrand oil set

I have to admit – Beardbrand is one of the more clever “generic” names I’ve run across for a shaving-related company. Well, maybe not so much shaving related, as they’re focused on taking care of what your razor isn’t removing. Perhaps that’s splitting hairs, so we’ll just move along with the review.

Country Uncle Deluxe Shaving Soap

country uncle shave soap

Country Uncle shave soap is the “house brand” of AmazingShaving.com, a wet shaving retailer in Texas.  I got a puck if their Deluxe shave soap a while back and noticed that it kind of looked familiar.  Looking at the container I saw the familiar Van Der Hagen (VDH) logo on the bottom.

Battle Of The British Summer Cologne Scents

summer british colognes

I’ve never been to England, so I guess I can’t tell you for sure what a proper British gentleman smells like. But when I’m cruising around town in my ’75 MGB, top down with the breeze in my hair, I can imagine the smell of refined elegance and royalty.