Our ship is sailing in a sea of samples. And one lot that I received a short time ago is from a very special brand, Geo F. Trumper. Their sandalwood skin food, which I have yet to review, was the first non-modern shaving product I tried. I fell in love with the scent, and it was that scent that truly opened my eyes to the whole world of shaving products out there that are not your typical go-to things like the can-of-goo shaving cream, and aqua velva aftershave (no knock intended).
Anyway, in browsing the shaving forums, I discovered a post saying that Geo F Trumper offers free samples of their products, all you have to pay for is shipping. So I instantly went over to their website and ordered a sampler (they choose which items to send). So now I have 2 skin foods, and several shaving creams and colognes. So we are all set for some smooth sailing my friends..
The first one I am trying is Geo F. Trumper’s Rose Shaving Cream. The sample comes in a small flat round glass jar, which supplies an ample amount of cream. I always hear people say that you want an almond-sized amount of cream to shave with. I’d say that this is about the right size.
The scent out of the jar is a light but present rose scent. It’s also a pink-colored product, and when whipped up retains a light pink hue. The rose scent also holds up in similar fashion. The scent infiltrates the air around you as you whip up the lather. Oh yeah, let’s talk lather.
This cream whips up into an incredible amount of lather. With the amount supplied, there is easily enough lather for 6 passes, and as with several creams I have tried, the lather seems to get better and better with each pass. When applied to the face, the scent is very light but clean and refreshing as well. It’s a really beautiful scent.
And this product, meant for sensitive skin, has an ample amount of glycerin included to moisturize your skin as you shave. In fact, using my Weber DLC and a fresh Feather blade, I had one of the closest BBS shaves I’ve had to date, with absolutely no nicks and zero irritation. It was an awesome shave, with an awesome scent, and an awesome lather. I was actually very surprised how much I liked this shaving cream.
Geo F. Trumper, you continue to make this guy a very happy shaver!