Thus far, from all the soap/cream makers I’ve ordered from and sampled, Al’s has been the first to contact me out of the blue asking for feedback on how I liked “the Bomb”, so named after the nuclear explosion they have on their labels. So, here goes. 🙂 First off, here’s what Al has to say about this particular scent:
Imagine a gathering of a family at a barbershop. Goodfellas starts with citrus notes of different calibers that blend beautifully with a mild and delicate floral sweetness. These notes evolve and dominate the scent as it develops creating a very classic scent reminiscent of old times gone by.
The scent is something I quite like. The description of the strong citrus scents, with a bit of florals tossed in the mix certainly seems accurate, although I’m not entirely sure I agree that it’s all that reminiscent of old times gone by, or a classic barbershop. It’s a complex scent that seems rather modern to me, sweet and tart and fruity and flowery, while at the same time remaining rather masculine.
Strength wise, it was just about spot on, the scent filling the bathroom from the moment you lathered up, without fading all that much while you shaved.
It provided quite a good shave, with loads of cushion and glide. You will want to re-whip up the lather between passes, and don’t be shy with the water either.
- 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 10/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Quality of Lather (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
Overall, I would highly recommend giving this one a try. 9/10.
- Cost: A 4 oz tub goes for 20 dollars, or you can try this scent in the $20 7 day sampler pack, with each 1/4 oz sample
giving me enough for a bit more than 2 days worth of 3 pass shaves.Edit: See comments section below. If I had done things right, the sample likely would have given a good 5+ shaves worth.
- Brush: The Art of Shaving Black Badger
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Lord Platinum Class
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: No ingredient listing was provided, nor was I able to find one on-line. Al did however have this to say: “The forumula of Al’s Shaving Cream is Triethanolamine and preservative (parabens) free and only contains sodium and potassium salts of fatty acids (stearic, oleic, linoleic, palmitic, myristic and lauric) in addition to water and botanicals. These botanicals include essential oils that are unique for each scent.”