Another cream from Trumpers, using a less common scent.
Used with: Super-Max Super Platinum (3rd shave)
My boar brush was able to produce a quick, thick lather. Slickness was okay, though nothing special. I only picked up a couple of nicks, low down on my neck. These were sealed before I finished shaving. The finish on my neck was pretty good, though not perfect. The roughness was mainly limited to my jawline. My face was smooth WTG. The odd place made it to BBS ATG, but these were the exception rather than the rule. The fragrance was hard to detect even in the pot. When I worked it into lather I picked up the coconut flesh smell, not the usual sweet coconut milt scent most products have. A very good shave.
Used with: Treet Platinum Super Stainless (4th shave)
My badger brush quickly turned a small amount into a glossy lather. I added some water to help thin it out. Slickness felt okay with some water, but without my face felt completely dry with no protection. I picked up a ton of nicks (not unusual with this blade in my experience). My neck was a bit patchy and had some irritation. My jawline was a bit better than usual though. Above that was pretty smooth WTG, but nowhere was particularly close ATG and my top lip remained fairly rough. Apart from a slight whiff at the start, the fragrance was again non-existent throughout the shave. A bad experience and a poor shave.
Used with: Shark Super Stainless (2nd shave)
I opted for my badger brush again, using up everything I could scrape out of the sample pot. I needed some water to thin it out, but it was still thick enough to clog my blade on the first pass. Again, testing slickness with a dry finger I found nothing except a very slight glide after the second pass. Adding some water and it was fine. I didn’t pick up any nicks though. There was some patchiness on my neck, but some extra work improved my jawline. My face wasn’t perfect, but was smooth WTG. Nowhere quite made it to BBS ATG, but some areas were close. Post shave fee was pretty good, but far from the best I’ve experienced. No real scent again. I stuck my nose in the pot before I started and got the faintest whiff of coconut, but that was it. A good shave.
I’d heard good things about the coconut from Trumpers (although it may have been the soap), so was eager to try it. If fragrance is your thing, this is one to avoid, as there simply isn’t one. Even with my nose in the pot I struggled to pick anything up. What I did was pleasant and very different to the typical sweetness found in other coconut products I’ve tried.
In terms of performance, it was on par with the other creams. I have started to test slickness using a dry finger/hand between passes, a new thing for me, and found absolutely nothing left behind on the two shaves I tested. Perhaps this is normal as I found it on other soaps/creams too, but it came as a bit of a shock. Even when adding water it wasn’t eye-popping.
I got a bit of a range of shaves. So not a bad performer, but not something that stunned me as a must-buy.