Friday, June 25, 2021

Simpson’s Sandalwood Shaving Cream


SOTD with the Simpsons Sandalwood Luxury Shave Cream

The Simpson’s name in wet shaving is probably more associated with brushes than with shaving cream.    In 2012 the company released the Simpsons Luxury Shaving Cream to very positive reviews.   I have a number of tins in my shaving cream supply and have used them on a number of occasions.
The Sandalwood scented variety of the Simpsons Luxury Shaving Cream was packaged in 4.2 oz tin that measures about 3.25 inches in diameter and about 1.5 inches high.   So it’s not as bulky as a Taylor of Old Bond Street or Proraso shave cream bowl (not that those containers are super bulky).  

The tin size in relation to a couple of other containers

This is a very soft shaving cream and it reminded me a bit of the Every Man Jack Cedarwood Shave Cream.  Unlike the EMJ cream, I found that I didn’t need a lot of cream to build a decent lather.  Applying a small amount to the brush that was about the size of a lima bean was sufficient and I got a rich and protective lather.  

I did like the lather I got from this shaving cream

Scent-wise, the Simpsons Sandawood smells what I can only describe as a lightly herbal sandalwood.  My wife said it smelled like an herbal scented baby powder.   It wasn’t as “sweet” smelling as the Game Day Men’s  or “spicy” as Taylor Of Old Bond St. Sandalwood or even “sweet-spicy” as the Proraso sandalwood.  The scent of the Simpsons Sandalwood is very appealing and, overall, very pleasant without being overpowering.  I felt it washed away cleanly without leaving a lingering scent.

The shaving cream in the tin

It guess it’s been a while since I’ve broken this out as Simpsons appears to be moving from the shaving cream tins to a plastic tub.  I have yet to try it, but I would imagine the scent and formulation is likely the same. As of this writing, it looks as if the tin is still available from some retailers (like Smallflower
So I could supplies the tins drying up eventually.

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