Review of their Gaelic Tweed offering
A short review of a variation of a product I have previously reviewed in full.
Used with: Gillette Stainless (3rd shave)
A cold water shave using my boar brush. I loaded for thirty seconds from a dry puck, which gave me a pasty coating for the first pass with very average slickness. I went back and loaded again before my second pass and got a much better consistency. Slickness was better too. I did pick up a couple of tiny nicks, but only during touch-ups. I had some roughness in the usual trouble-spots on my neck, but otherwise it was good. No problems WTG on my face. ATG there was some resistance but no out-and-out roughness. Post shave feel was very average and quite dry. I got a slight whiff of the fragrance at the start but didn’t register it after that unless I hunted for it. A good shave.
Single shaves often skew results and this didn’t seem to live up to the high standard of the Rustic line, in this shave anyway.
The main difference in these small reviews is the fragrance. Gaelic Tweed is supposedly based on Creed’s Green Irish Tweed. I don’t know how they compare but this definitely smells more like a cologne. It’s a fresh, light scent. On the puck it smells quite strong, but I struggled to pick it up during use.
It’s pleasant enough and quite invigorating but not something I’d hunt out.