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Why no love for Simpsons?

Discussion in 'Shaving Creams' started by BlacknTan, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. BlacknTan

    BlacknTan Legendary Member

    Location:
    New York
    The Simpsons Luxury Shave Creams have been around for a few years now, but I read very little about them, and do not see it often in various SOTD forums.
    While I agree that Castle Forbes, is the gold standard that all others should aspire to, I find the Simpsons creams to be first rate!
    At first I had a bit of trouble with it, and set it aside, basically forgetting about it. Then it resurfaced, and I gave it another try by a different method. A bit more water in the brush, and maybe five swirls on the cream itself ... WOW, what a difference!
    What I presently have is unscented, but I intend to try a few flavors of scents.

    Does anyone else think this cream is vastly underrated?
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
  2. Cheesepiece

    Cheesepiece Gold Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Yeah - caffe latte is my favourite cream but I'm yet to try Castle Forbes
     
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  3. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Halifax, UK
    I enjoyed the one I had ... Lavender & Vetiver, I think it was. I was always intrigued by the idea of their Cafe Latte.

    Yeah, nice! Just not one I found high on my priorities to repeat buy.
     
  4. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Legendary Member

    I have two and its lovely stuff, also agree I don't know why its not seen more.
     
  5. Gairdner

    Gairdner Legendary Member

    Location:
    Great Britain
    Never tried it but tempted by their rose & vanilla. Although I prefer a straight rose scent so probably won't punch its ticket.
     
  6. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Legendary Member

    I'm very close to the end of a pot of Cafe Latte, lovely stuff, great lather. I'll certainly get some more.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
  7. JamieM

    JamieM Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

    I loved the peformance and scent of the Persian musk.
     
  8. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    I did have one mint and something. Not a bad performer, I am trying to reduce my cream collection with the only re-purchase being Murdock. I find soaps perform much better with aggressive razors.
     
  9. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Legendary Member

    Funnily enough it ran out this morning. But I managed to repurpose the tin, with more coffee ! Hooray for easy peel labels !!!! IMG_2029.JPG
     
  10. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    Ok so having read this thread the other day I remembered i'd not used my vanilla & rose simpson's for a very long time. i've been tempted away by so many good soaps and creams that my rose stock has been left in the dark. So I had to get my shave on with my simpson's...... The scent was as I recall always appealing to my love of a clean rose but I never get any vanilla notes. It defo doesn't have that generic floral scent that TOBS pretends at being rose. As always it was easy to lather up a storm however having felt the quality of other soaps and creams of late I was disappointed. So many other soaps and creams that gives better performance and I am certain I only ever gave it love for the scent. So mid shave I had to stop as I was getting dry and tight. So I went to my daily saviour and had to add some KMF fragrance free. RESULT boom I was in heaven. scent of simpsons and performance of KMF. So wont get rid but will have to super lather with others I guess.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
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  11. MPH

    MPH Guru

    Location:
    Norfolk
    I thought about posting something similar to the OP the other day. I received a tin of Simpsons shaving cream and instantly had such a low opinion of it I nearly piffed it before even using it!?!? I have no idea why.

    A little while ago i found it in the cupboard and gave it a go, and to my surprise I have been very impressed. I think it is right up there in terms of its lathering ability and performance.

    May buy more.

    Who'd of thunk it?????
     
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  12. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    Scent, lather are great and you get some slip but there are better creams/croaps out there for far less. what is your normal go to cream?
     
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  13. MPH

    MPH Guru

    Location:
    Norfolk
    Cream wise, Fitjar or XPEC. Soap wise, Wickhams, grandstaff or CRSW. I love all these but I'm happy with Simpsons in my rotation too. Seems v good to me, but I've only tried the Unscented.
     
  14. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    Compared to all my KMF creams and cyril r salter shaving creams I think it lacks. its not terrible just know your paying more for name than performance
     
  15. MPH

    MPH Guru

    Location:
    Norfolk
    One great thing about this hobby is that everyone's opinions are so different for each product! Would be boring if we all liked the same stuff! :)

    I would like to try a scented version at some point, but buying more soap isn't high on my priority list right now. I wouldnt swear by the stuff until I had tried a couple at least.

    Saying that.... Christmas is just around the corner!!!! :)
     
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