Tabula Rasa is a smooth shaving product with mango butter and argan oil, especially formulated for those with sensitive skin or prone to allergies who don't want to compromise on quality and density of the lather. Imported from Germany, it's widely considered to be one of the best shaving creams on the market today. Learn more about shaving's best-kept secret.
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Posted by Doc on 30th Nov 2013
Like so many others I was intrigued by the good press this cream has received, so, following the directions on Shaving101, I tried the Patchouli, my favorite scent. After a couple of missteps I got the mixture right, and it has been smooth sailing ever since. The lingering odor appeals to my wife, also a Patchouli fan, and the shaving is very smooth, although the cream has a tendency to dry out if you take too long, in my experience. Next I think I'll try the Olibanum; as an old altarboy, I can't resist church incense.
Posted by Bob on 8th Nov 2013
Although I have purchased a variety of Tabula Rasa soaps, I have using and finishing up my Vetiver/Tangerine jar. What great stuff! Easy to lather and a joy to use. The scent is very mild, but pronounced and pleasant.
Posted by uncle jack on 27th Oct 2013
Tabula Rasa recommended by Lee is terrific. I cannot imagine shaving without my Vetiver & Tangerine Tabula Rasa. I cannot wait to try other scents too.
Posted by Joe from LI on 23rd Oct 2013
Tried olibanum on a whim. At first I couldn’t place the scent, something uncommon, yet very familiar. By the second shave it came to me: incense. Specifically, church incense. Not the dorm room, hippie inspired kind, but the real stuff, frankincense. I was immediately taken back to mandatory early morning high church chapel services and Sunday church services with family, all enveloped in a cloud of aromatic smoke. The scent doesn’t dissipate quickly however, and stays with me for about an hour after shaving. Not that that is so bad since it’s a strong, masculine scent and not overly “perfume-y.”
As for Tabula Rasa itself, it’s one of the best creams I’ve used. Smooth consistency and a good, rich lather that lubricates and comforts. Stays on the face without sliding off or drying out. Easily lathers with the load/hydrate technique, but start slow using the least amount of water you can to develop a full lather. The less you use, the richer the lather. And it is rich.
Posted by A' Z on 22nd Oct 2013
I am loving this cream!
Nothing lets me shave like it. It is true, the lathering is tricky at first, but you get the hang of it pretty fast, and you are rewarded with protective lather that leaves your face feeling like you just left a spa.
And the cardamom smell rocks! To me, much better than the Vetiver / Tangarine. It also reminds me of my mother's coffee. She used to flavor it with cardamom, and this cream is as delicious as the real thing.
One of the best buys I have ever done. I hope Lee will continue to stock different flavors, and even request some more exotic ones, because we are loving it!
Posted by Boudreaux from NOLA on 22nd Aug 2013
I just tried out the Cardamom scent. It filled my bathroom with the scent of exotic places. I loved it. If you love TR, then try this scent.
Posted by MarkfromfNYC on 2nd May 2013
I just purchased the Cardamom scented version after using the unscented version for a while. The Cardamom is a nice addition to the TR line. The smell is very nice, but not overpowering.
This stuff falls somewhere between a soap and a cream. I use my finger to take about an almond size piece out of the container and put it in my dirty bird scuttle. With minimal water on my brush I work it into a lather and add a few drops of water, if it seems to dry.
TR provides excellent protection. Giving me a cushioned base that lets my razor glide over my skin. It allows me to get close, without nicking myself, or even feeling that "start/stop" sensation I sometimes get when other soaps dry out on my face.
Posted by Tim in San Diego on 23rd Sep 2012
Using my Simpsons "chubby" 2 and the hand lathering technique in Lee's product description, I got loads of slick cushiony lather. I got a DFS in 2 passes with a Feather all stainless and Feather blade--no burn or cuts, and that's w/o the use of any pre-shave products. This cream would be good for daily use or travel. I like the vetiver/tangerine scent. The vetiver is center stage while the tangerine adds a fresh, clean note without any lollipop citrus smells. It's worth the price, and I would recommend this cream to any dedicated wet shaver.
Posted by Kenneth A Edelstein on 16th Sep 2012
Great stuff, but takes a bit of effort to whip it into a lather. So, I put about half a teaspoon in the bottom of a plastic coffee mug (wide), and added a teaspoon of water. Whip, whip, whip; looks like nothing will happen just a slightly yellow liquid. Keep whipping and adding a bit of water (slowly). Soon you will have glorious thick foam! Raise the beater a bit and spin slowly to dislodge the foam from the eggbeater. If too thin (you added too much water) add a bit more Tabula Rasa and whip some more. Shave was so smooth I actually checked to see a blade was in razor! It takes a little longer than the "palm of hand" method but for those who can't move their hands quickly it's a viable technique to get that glorious Tabula Rasa lather.
Posted by Matt on 9th Jan 2012
Wow. Very nice lather. Nice aroma (koriander). The previous reveiws are accurate. Can't wait to shave again!
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