Tub of Gentlemans Face Care Club 'Caribbean Lime' shaving cream finished. This is rather silly but I wouldn't allow myself to open my tube of Truefitt & Hill 'West Indian Limes' until the GFCC was all gone. The GFCC lasted quite a while as you only need a small amount, and it would have lasted a bit longer if I hadn't made the beginners' mistake of leaving the tub in direct sunlight on the tiled bathroom shelf by the window during a blazing hot day, after which most of what was left had turned to watery runny mush.
Nice stuff but as mentioned elsewhere on the forum, the lime scent is very subtle indeed, in other words, barely there at all. Otherwise this and the GFCC original are nice creams and very good, certainly for the money, around £7 a tub. I wouldn't rule out buying them again but want to try a few other lime creams first
Had this soap for over 4 years now. One of my favourites. Easy to lather, fresh, light scent and great performance. I also have Dr. Jon's Anne Bonny which is a wonderful bay rum scent in the large sized tin. One negative about the Hydra is that the small tin makes loading soap more difficult but this isn't a problem with the larger sized tin version.
Would I buy it again? Maybe not this scent again as I would like to try another Dr. Jon's scent just to see what else he's got.
Finished my Grandstaff's "Illipe & Cocoa Butter" shaving soap that I had pushed into my King porcelain soap dish before 2015.
All the Grandstaff's I've used have been top drawer. Really good skin conditioning and great scents. I still have Grandstaff's "Holy Smokes" and "Gardenia" which are fabulous and have very strong scents. The Illipe was a much milder scent.
I've now re-used my dish by pressing in a puck of "i Coloniali Rituals - Mango" new-old stock that I picked up before they stopped doing business. Another great soap worthy of the King dish. I reminds me of Speick soap but more menthol and fruitier. The pack was sealed and bought a few years ago and opening it up it had some whitening of the outside (like an old cheese) but seems to perform just as well from my shave with it today.
Would I buy Grandstaff again? You bet'cha. Only problem that the maker's in the States and not very available but once my soap warehouse is a little smaller I will try and get some more.