So, to follow on from a local soap which is terrible, next up we’ve got a cream from halfway around the world, which still isn’t very good at all! Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Man 5 shaving cream is, well, quite similar to the bulk of the cheap shaving creams that I’ve seen coming out of Eastern Europe.
The performance of the lather was, eh, I’d say sub-par. I wasn’t quite able to get as good of a balance between the required lubrication and the thickness of the lather, but it was certainly still useable, definitely on the thin side. Also needed a fair amount of elbow grease to get it to that level too. Nothing either good or bad to write about its moisturization, and the lather stability also left something to be desired. To call it a so-so shave would probably be pushing it.
The scent, well, it smelled pretty much exactly like the Ikar Tornado that I reviewed last week; reminded me of a herbal scent, with a fairly harsh chemical-y citrus layer. Not something I’d say smelled natural, or pleasant.
It was a bit stronger than the Ikar, lingering longer during, and even after the shave.
- 5/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 8/10 Scent Strength
- 6/10 Lather Quality
So, what can I say? All told, with both a poor lather and unpleasant scent, I’m gonna knock it down to a 4/10.
- Cost: But, like the Ikar, really dirt cheap. $2.39 for a 100g tube. I wouldn’t recommend it.
- Brush: Wee Scott
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Big Ben Super Stainless
- Bowl: Hand painted by myself (Yes, I know it’s ugly).
Ingredients: Stearic acid, Aqua, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Borate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Chloride, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexone Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Limonene.