So, what to say about J&E Atkinsons’ I Coloniali shaving cream with Rhubarb?
I’ll start with the lather. It’s quite nice. Very voluminous, average thirst level, it whips up nicely into a very thick cream with good lubrication. It has excellent stability, and decent enough moisturiuzation properties. All in all, a darn fine shave.
The scent is, not all that shockingly, quite reminiscent of the I Coloniali soap with mango seed oil. It’s mostly a silty clay-like scent, with a little bit of a hint of sweetness. Certainly not exactly like the mango variant, but close enough that I’m having some trouble figuring out exactly what I’d say the difference between the two is. I think perhaps the siltiness of the mango type is a bit deeper. Anyways, it’s not really a scent I found all that enjoyable, although I didn’t find it unpleasant either. There’s a slight kick of menthol, but it’s a subtle amount.
Strength-wise, it kept pretty steady at a medium level, with little in the way of fading.
- 6/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 8/10 Scent Strength
- 9/10 Quality of lather
Overall, I’ll say 7/10. Your mileage may vary, but the scent wasn’t doing much to improve the experience of the shave for me.
- Cost: A 100 mL tube will set you back $20. The sample shown was provided to me by someone who wanted to know what I thought of the cream. For anyone else, the Wet Shaving Sample Shop has some in stock right now, $2.50 for a 1/4 oz.
- Brush: Mühle HJM Black Fibre
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Peg-40 Sorbitan Lanolate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Boric Acid, Menthol, Benzyl Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract