Alright, its been a little while since I shaved with my buddy Geo. So today I decided to go back to the company that drove me face-first into the world of classic wetshaving.
Today’s candidate was one that has been sitting here tempting me for a long time, Geo F. Trumper’s Eucris Shaving Cream. It is part of a sampler of scents and creams that I got from Geo F Trumper a little while back. I loved the Rose, and was hoping I was going to love this one just as much.
The way I am processing all these varied scents is to go with the basic and obvious first. So from lime-scented products, I can go to orange and grapefruit, even a bay rum here and there. Rose will smell exactly what I think it will smell like, as will your basic sandalwood.
But then there are these named scents, for instance Eucris. And they end up being a bit of a surprise. I’m going in not knowing what to expect. I did this with Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Jermyn Street Shaving Cream and was blown away by what I found. Not only the business-end lathering, but also the fun-side scent.
So here I was staring at Eucris, again not knowing what to expect. Here’s what happened.
I lathered it as I lathered Trumpers Rose Shaving Cream. I got to where I felt it was at its best. Maybe I was wrong. It seemed the lather was more of a 9 to the Rose’s 9.5. Not a bad lather, per se, as some of the most recent creams I have tried, but not a great luxurious lather that I was expecting. But I did still find it cushioning and also added slickness to my face. The razor went across my skin really nice and the whiskers were gone. I did have a bbs shave, but with just a few small weepers (tiny nicks) on my neck. The stuff rinsed clean off my face, and also, more importantly, got better with each pass. Just a little added whipping between passes and it was thicker and richer than the pass before, with the final pass being quite good.
The scent was really nice. For those in the know, I am no fan of the Macy’s cologne counter. I don’t really like musky scents at all. Admittedly, this has a musky scent. Here’s how it’s described on their website:
An eau de toilette with panache, the striking fragrance of Eucris sweeps the gentleman into the realms of utter sophistication and pleasure. The warm, sensual beauty of sandalwood, musk and moss is enhanced by a heart of rich, honey-like jasmine and exquisite muguet. Rousing, peppery top notes of cumin and coriander radiate with the fullness of plump blackcurrants.
Now that says a lot but im sure most of you don’t know what it smells like. For me its a dark, manly scent that takes me back to a dusty victorian room, where gentlemen in bowler hats, with lit pipes and glasses of bourbon in hand were discussing matters of politics. This scent was launched in the early 1900’s and absolutely smells like it.
It may not be my favorite scent, but maybe its one I would like to have on hand for poker night or a wine tasting. It’s actually quite luxurious and I can see it being a nice scent to wear on days or nights where you want to be a gentleman amongst men.