As Haruki Murakami once said “Death leaves cans of shaving cream half-used”, Moroccan Myrrh is a tube that you definitely don’t want to leave half-used.
Sometimes you come across a product and you are sold immediately. Crabtree & Evelyn can make that happen. To start with they have done an excellent job with their packaging. The neutral grey background of the tube combined with the warmth of the orange text deliver an aristocratic appearance. The resemblance to the tube of a painter give me the feeling that I am going to make a work of art every time I shave.
The excitement of opening the tube is immediately rewarded, because the first thing that grabs the attention is the presence of the exotic smell of the shaving cream. It is described by the company as “the exotic scent of myrrh and lively notes of bergamot, cardamom and warm amber”. So it won’t come as a surprise that it was hard to define the mysterious fragrance myself. I think it is a pleasant and not too overwhelming woody smell and it makes me envision a jazz club from the 1930’s and gentlemen with neat cocktails. Not bad for a shaving cream.
The cream itself is generous. It doesn’t take much to cover a full head and with a little drop of water you can create a very slick, but thin lather on your dome. During the shave it doesn’t become tacky at all, so I have had really smooth and close experiences. Even though the lather might be a little bit thinner than other products, it leaves me surprisingly without any irritation or razor burn. Not only is my skin soft and moisturized, but after shaving I already have a matte look.
C&E deliver a quality product and that is why I don’t mind to pay the price. $15/100g or $25/150g makes it a more expensive shaving cream, but it lasts long and you will definitely get your money’s worth. The product is of course available on the website of Crabtree & Evelyn.