What is the best Trumper’s shaving cream?
My favorite Geo. F. Trumper shaving cream is the sandalwood fragrance. If you’re a frequent reader of Shaving 101, this will not be a surprise to you, since sandalwood is one of my favorite fragrances, but there are three reasons why this particular cream from Trumper is the best. First, the scent is subtle compared to other Trumper creams and is not as overwhelming when you first unscrew the lid. Second, it has a neutral white color, so you can tell that it does not contain large volumes of artificial dyes. Third, it provides a more protective lather than other creams from the brand. For example, Trumper’s Violet Shaving Cream is very dark purple in color and the Rose Shaving Cream is very dark pink. Both are heavily scented and can cause irritation for those with sensitive skin. Although these creams create a white lather, they can still cause irritation and in some cases even result in the color staining the tips of a shaving brush. Sometimes during my shaves, the lather from these products feels hot on my skin and leaves my face feeling rough afterwards. The Extract of Limes Shaving Cream, too, is a medium green hue and the lather does not protect as well as the Sandalwood cream during the final passes. Trumper’s shaving creams are high-quality shaving creams that are easy to lather and provide great shaves for many people; however, many men with fragrance sensitivity or reactions to dye may find better results from Trumper’s Sandalwood Shaving Cream than others in the range.