Oh Geo F Trumper, you devil you. You have to go make me fall in love with you again. And again… So next in my review line was Geo F Trumper’s Limes Shaving Cream. It’s part of a sample pack I ordered from them a month or so ago.
Let me just say right off the bat that these creams from Geo F Trumper lather up spectacularly. People say to use an almond-sized dollop for a cream, but I used a pea-sized dollop and had enough thick, rich lather for at least 6 passes. I’m really not kidding. YMMV (your mileage may vary) of course, and it depends on how good you lather, but it didn’t take much effort (or water!) to turn that pea sized dollop into a mountain of awesome.
The scent is interesting. You see, I also use GFT’s Extract of Limes skin food, which to me has more of a sweet lime scent. So I was expecting this sweet aroma from the lather, but that’s not what I got. I got more of a spicier lime, kind of that London-esque scent, more like the old man barbershop old spice kind of note to it. Those of you who have used Truefitt & Hill products will know what I am talking about. It was not unpleasant by any means, actually it was quite nice. Clean and refreshing. But the lime is dominant, just with that spicy background to it.
The lather provided an amazing cushion for my razor, and rinsed off easily off of both the razor and my face. I love a thick rich lather that also washes off easily. No gunking on the blade, and no sticking to my face. And it doesn’t feel like it’s caking up in my razor while im shaving. It’s just a great lather.