Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Castle Forbes Lavender review

Castle Forbes is a Scottish "perfumery" that specializes in... ah screw it, here's what they say about themselves:
Welcome to Castle Forbes Collection of fine fragrances and gifts for ladies, gentlemen and the home. Created in the perfumery at Castle Forbes in Scotland , elegantly packaged in the Forbes clan tartan and carrying the family crest and logo.

Castle Forbes was built in 1815 by my great-great-great grandfather, the 17th Lord Forbes, Scotland’s premier Lord and Chief of the clan Forbes.

Inspired by the beauty of the countryside surrounding our home, and the plants and flowers growing in the grounds, my wife and I have created from our own perfumery in the castle grounds a collection of fragrances, gifts and seasonal products which emulates the history of our clan.
Essentially, they make high-end shaving cream (well, they do more, but that's what I am interested in. Normally I'm not a huge fan of lavender scents, but they're growing on me.. and when I received a sample of the CF lime and lavender shave creams, I was pretty psyched.

First impressions -
The aroma is incredible. The lavender is gorgeous, in a completely manly-but-flowery way, and lasts throughout the shave. The cream itself is very thick, more of a soap than a cream, and it literally takes about 1/4 as much to get tons of lather than any other cream I've ever used - which turns the 35 dollar shave cream into something much more of a value cream than I would have expected. When a shave cream yields that many more shaves for the same volume, it becomes much more worthwhile in my book. The lather itself worked beautifully, with good lubrication.

I'd give this one a 10/10, and plan on actually buying a tub - though I still need to try their lime flavor first. :)

Music to shave to:
Ministry / Twitch

1 comment:

mantic59 said...

Yes! Try the limes! Its like shaving with Key Lime Pie!