Sweyn Forkbeard - Product Reviews

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Agent Shave
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Location
Norfolk, UK
Morning all

We have consciously avoided commenting so that we don't influence the reviews, but I think most comments are here now.

To answer Wazza s question, yes I, and the other agents have all tried the cream and probably we are echoing others thoughts above.

We recognise that everyone will have an opinion and these will differ for the same cream but I think the overriding theme is.
The scents are nice
The cream is useable and better than some but outperformd by many

The lather seems to be short lived and by the time you get to the third pass, has become very watery, but still provides sufficient protection in the face.

Personally, I do tend to load cream quite heavily onto my brush and using the extra cream seems to help the lather, if not the economics. For example I have been trailing another cream today, who shall remain nameless, it's quite an expensive cream when compared to my go to cream and using an almond sized piece, created so much lather I felt guilty when I washed my brush out for the waste. I don't think you would ever build a lather with SF to this extent.

It is also interesting to note the very early in this exercise I was contacted by a newbie who had taken part in the trial, he had used the whole sample in one attempt and simply couldn't get any lather build up at all. I guess that those of us more experienced in lathering creams probably don't realise how keen our judgement is when build a lather as how much water, added water is required. Even now I often struggle to get really good lather form a new cream on the first attempt, but usually by the second time i use something I don't have the same problem. Subconsciously I suspect I adjust my technique to the experiences the first time!

In its current formula I don't think that this will ever be one of my go to creams, and if we have demand for this cream then we will continue to stock the range but only time will answer this question! we love the SF brand and they have some really nice bread products in addition to the shaving creams so I am sure we will continue to stock the brand even if demand for the creams falls away.

Finally, can I thank all of the volunteers for their time and for giving honest feedback, we have many more suppliers and manufacturers that we are talking to, and I would be interested to hear if members like this type of opportunity to try something different, and trial a new product for us.

Agent A
 
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Location
North London
I've just ordered some of their shave cream (vanilla and tobacco). Wish I'd checked here after a few years off the forum. Looks like it's going to be very disappointing unless they've changed it in the passing years.
 
Messages
535
Location
North London
My tub of Vanilla and Tobacco shave cream arrived this morning in time for my shave. I was looking for a change to my usual.

As there was some cream on lid from transporting the pot, I dipped my brush in that and started to build a lather on my face. After the first ten second nothing. Damn. Then, all of a sudden I had more lather than I could manage. I got three passes, with some left. I managed to drop my brush in the sink at the end, don't ask. I will try and get a picture tomorrow. Taylor's of Bond st. is my preferred shave cream, still. I found this better than Trumpers Eucris.

It seems they may have changed it since early 2017. I only discovered SFB Autumn last 2019 via their Instagram. Had I have seen these posts first, I would've avoided them. Pleased now I didn't. I'll see how tomorrow goes.
 
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