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Still the best is MWF, laid in an empty plastic container from another soap. Add enough water to cover the soap. Add lime essential oils, leave it overnight or even a couple of dahys. Empty water out.

Bingo, a fabulous lime version of MWF.

What a good idea, thank you for sharing it with us.
I've followed your instructions and I can't wait to try it, smelling good so far.

I wasn't sure how much oil to use so I decided on 5ml in a 240ml container, with a plan to repeat the process if it's not enough the first time. I guess the amount of water I used was around 50ml.
 
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Outgoing: TOBS Lime Zest
Incoming: Proraso Azur Lime

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TOBS Lime Zest:
Another excellent lime cream. Description on bottom of tub sticker reads: ‘An uplifting fragrance of fresh Lime & Orange complimented by mid notes of Lavendar & Tarragon with undertones of Patchouli & Cedarwood.’ I was a little concerned when I saw mention of lavender as I’m not a fan of it, also hoped it wouldn’t be too orangey. It’s a pleasant scent and perfectly well performing cream. I’d rate it just a notch under T&H, GFT & CF in terms of the scent as I preferred those, but I liked it enough to use it for every shave for about 5 months until the tub ran out, and would certainly recommend that any lime fans try it. I love the packaging though. I have a thing for black tubs so will keep this to use with. . .

Proraso Azur Lime. Recommended on last page, wanted to try as I’ve never used a Proraso cream, but do use their pre-shaves & balms. Not really a fan of the bag so will have fun squeezing it into my recycled bowl. Presuming I like the stuff, this should see me through to Autumn.
 
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I don't have any previous experience of lime shaving creams (I don't include Jagger's lime & pomegranate since that just smells like jaffa cakes to me), but recently acquired a Captain's Choice lime.

It's a powerful scent - opening the jar was like sticking my nose into neat lime cordial, and shaving with it had me thinking about having a gimlet the entire time. Not my usual train of thought at 7am. No complaints about performance, either.
 
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Proraso Azur Lime: I can’t fault the performance of this cream but it’s the least lime smelling lime cream of any I’ve tried. Not sure how best to describe it really, but it has a strange almost smokey scent. I wouldn’t say it’s unpleasant but it’s not particularly nice either and certainly not lime. If I had put this on in a blind test I would never have guessed it was a lime shaving cream. I’ll no doubt use it up because it works well and I can’t be bothered selling it, but the scent of most other lime creams I’ve used so far beat this one.
 
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I find the new TOBS Lime Zest to have a stronger fragrance than the Lemon and Lime. Agree that Bart's Lime Balm is a great way to finish off the shave.
 
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