The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Written by | January 6, 2005

Topics: 6 Rating, Shaving

The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Sometimes I have a taste for the finer things in life, which I blame on my addiction to the television show MTV Cribs.

Unfortunately, I can only dream of enjoying the finer things, because I’m a cheap bastard and the salary of a quasi-product review blog editor is zero.

So instead of enjoying $50 Godiva chocolates, I eat a 59 cent Hershey’s chocolate bar. Whenever I have the urge for $100 Russian caviar (fish eggs), I eat $2.99 chicken eggs. When I wanted to buy a $35,000 Lexus IS-300, I instead settled for a $15,000 Toyota Corolla. Finally, when I wanted a $100 bottle of Cristal, I ended up with a $4.99 wine in a box.

As some of you know, I went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. While there I happened to come across The Art of Shaving Shop in the Mandalay Bay Resort. I was familiar with The Art of Shaving products thanks to my subscription to Men’s Health magazine, which I have to make me pretend I’m healthy.

The Art of Shaving products are known to be…Um, how can I put it?

Their products are considered cheap for those who wear a monocle and top hat, like the Monopoly guy, but DAMN expensive for EVERYONE else.

So I’m in the store and I decided to try some shaving cream. I looked at the price and it was twenty frickin’ dollars. You can get TEN cans of Edge Shaving Gel for twenty bucks. I thought that price was crazy, but then I remembered the Godiva, caviar, Lexus, and Cristal I couldn’t have and decided that this may be the only chance I get to enjoy one of the finer things in life.

I ended up plopping down twenty dollars for the sandalwood shaving cream. (I decided on the sandalwood, because it’s known to be an aphrodisiac and I need all the help I can get with the ladies.)

The texture of the shaving cream is much like Noxzema Cream. The sandalwood aroma was very nice and I guess it really does work as an aphrodisiac, because it turned me on to myself.

One of the cool things about this shaving cream is that I can use it without a brush or with a brush. However, I didn’t know what kind of brush to use, since I’ve never used a shaving cream that gave me the option of using a brush.

Using logic, I figured a toothbrush creates a good lather with toothpaste, so why not shaving cream? Unfortunately, my logic sucks and the toothbrush took away whatever dead skin cells I had and much of my epidermis.

Later, I found out that there’s something called a shaving cream brush, which The Art of Shaving has, but the bristles are made out of (I’m not making this up) badger hair. (Editor’s Note: There are several beaver jokes I could put right here, but I will refrain.)

One thing I noticed about this shaving cream is that it doesn’t lather up as much as other shaving creams and gels, which I think allowed me to have a closer and smoother shave.

Overall, I’m getting better shaving results with The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream and now that I’m enjoying one of the finer things in life, I need to purchase a monocle and top hat.

Item: The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Purchase Price: $20.00!!!
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Closer shave. Nice aroma, which may turn you on to yourself.
Cons: Holy crap! DAMN expensive! Affordable for those who own Boardwalk, Park Place, and the rest of the Monopoly board.






19 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Anti says:

    Quality post.
    I’d have voted for you.

  2. suzanne says:

    Don’t forget your tux! It’s so important to be clean shaven and smelling of sandalwood, while you’re in your new tux!

  3. Chana says:

    Can you please make this post a scratch n sniff please? I wanna smell…

  4. Ian says:

    Here’s a solution: shave only three times a week but use the Art of Shaving Sandlewood shaving cream. This way you always get to use the best, and only use half as much shaving cream.

    Sandalwood smells amaing though

  5. Aymie's mom says:

    I find myself sitting at my desk laughing out loud at your blog….people are starting to wonder about me. I sit alone in the reception area. You definitely brighten our days, Marvo! Sandalwood does smell GREAT!

  6. Mimi says:

    If sandalwood doesn’t help you with the ladies. I don’t know what will… =)

  7. Toni says:

    My friend, sometimes a man needs to make some monetary sacrifices to obtain the ladies- and the gents. You think 20$ is expensive to spend on shaving cream? What about the 50$ or more we women spend on perfume so that we smell good for men? ‘Tis all about the small sacrifices.

  8. xinny says:

    holy crap.. i’ve been reading your blog for a while, and I didn’t know you were a guy until this review!!! love your site !!!

  9. marvo says:

    Anti – Thank you, but what did you vote for?

    Suzanne – I have a new tuxedo! When did this happen? ;-)

    Chana – Put your nose right here. No you have to be closer than that. Closer.

    Ian – I already do that, but not because I want to conserve shaving cream. I do it because I’m lazy.

    Aymie’s Mom – Wait. Is the reception area at a psychiatric clinic? Because that might explain the staring.

    Mimi – Something else that could help is major reconstructive facial surgery that will make me look like Jude Law.

    Toni – Hey, I’ve spent a little money to smell good for the ladies, like $2.99 on the Old Spice, baby!

    xinny – I’m a guy? Wait, let me check my pants. Oh yeah, I am a guy. :-)

  10. *gasp* You’re a GUY!?! ;-)

    ooh la la on the shaving cream. So do you feel ‘fine’?

  11. Dave says:

    But, really, is there anything wrong with $4.99 wine in a box? I have spent many a good night…

  12. marvo says:

    Webmiztris – I feel hott, so hott that I had to add the extra “t”

    Dave – …many a good night lying on the ground drunk and hugging a $4.99 wine in a box. Was that what you were going to say?

  13. Mellie Helen says:

    “Shhhhhhaving cream, be nice and clean;
    Shave every day and you’ll always look keen.” Yes. Your post reminded me of an old song from the also old Dr. Demento show. Kinda ties in with the psychiatric reception area comment. But here’s what I wanna know: did you use one of those real shaving blades, or just a regular safety razor? Because, you know, a real man would use the authentic blade. Especially when using $2o shaving cream.

  14. marvo says:

    Mellie – If I had the hands of a surgeon, I would use a real shaving blade. Also, didn’t you read? Apparently, I’m not a man. :-)

  15. Rebecca says:

    There is nothing sexier than a man freshly shaved with a yummy smelling shaving cream.

  16. Jenny says:

    I’m with Chana, we need scratch-n-sniff blogging. Well, except for on those sex blogs. Eww.

  17. marvo says:

    Rebecca – Yes, writing this down…Um…Yummy smelling shaving cream.

    Jenny – Why not sex blogs? I’m curious to know what banana lubricant smells like.

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