Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 70
Rated 4 out of 5 by xSoundwave The Art of ShavingÂ® Lexington Gift Set - Is it really worth it?
In short, thumbs up for the shaving experience and a quality product. Thumbs down for the $$$. Read on for the details...
So what do you get with Art of ShavingÂ® Lexington Gift Set? This four-piece kit, that I was lucky enough to try out, comes with the pre-shave oil (1 fl. oz), shaving cream (1.5 fl. oz), shaving brush and after-shave balm (1 fl. oz). The Lexington gift set also comes with a GilletteÂ® Flexballâ¢ razor blade attached to an awesome razor handle with a distinctive black satin finish with chrome plated accents over zinc.
The best part of this gift set has got to be the razor. I knew right away that I had a quality product once I picked up the razor! The razor has a nice weight to it which I find helps with the handling. I can't really say much for the razor blade since it's a GilletteÂ® FusionÂ® ProGlideÂ® blade. If you have ever shaved with a GilletteÂ® blade, you know you'll be getting a nice close shave.
In regards to the Art of ShavingÂ® routine, I was skeptical at first since I have never used a pre-shave oil. However, it definitely provides an extra layer of protection when shaving. With the combination of the shaving cream, I felt it provided a smooth glide with very little pull. Unfortunately, the shaving cream doesn't really lather much and I was using three to four pumps to barely cover my facial hair. I was hesitant to use more since you are only getting 1.5 fl. oz. The instructions recommend that you shave during or after a hot shower. I didn't do this, so expect to use some very hot water just to rinse your blade. Otherwise, I found that the facial hair would get stuck in between the blades. Not much you can say about the after-shave balm - I didn't find anything special about it. In the end, I still ended up with a very smooth shave.
This gift set currently goes for $150. I wouldn't pay $150 that much for any gift set, but The Art of ShavingÂ® Lexington Gift Set is definitely a great gift or investment for yourself or a loved one...that is, if you're willing to spend the money.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by joeypaul63 What A Man Wants
I received The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set for free to try for my thoughtful insight on this particular product. When I received the product I was pleasantly surprised how nice the gift set was. It came in a small compact box with everything I would need for a clean shave. It came with various products such as shaving cream, pre-shave oil, a shaving brush that is made out of real badger hair, a flex-ball razor, and an after-shave balm. I haven't used these these types of products for shaving except shaving cram and occasionally an after-shave balm but I was anxious to try this out. I have heard a lot about this new shaving gift set and the unique razor it comes with and was very happy that i received the opportunity to try it myself. I went step by step using each product so I can get the whole experience of the shave kit and it definitely was a great experience in itself. The badger shaving brush was a plus because it felt really good on my skin when applying the shave cream. The razor is my favorite new razor that i will continue to use every time I shave. It really does move along my skin easily and adjusts to every curve and turn while shaving. I do not have to worry about cuts or nicks on my skin any more with this razor. I have a clean, soft, and smooth face after each shave. I definitely will continue to use this kit and will purchase more in the future. I think personally that every man who shaves needs and would want this kit. It brings the nostalgia of an old fashioned shave back to life.
January 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pkcat1 Art of Shaving gets it right
I was excited to try the The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set as I have been wanting to try The Art of Shaving products for years. Iâve browsed their shops in the past but never indulged.
The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set consists of several Art of Shaving products: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a shaving brush, after shave balm, and a razor. Everything was assembled in high quality packaging and was presented well. It would be very well suited for a gift.
The first thing that I noticed after opening the package was the quality of the Lexington razor. It accepts Gillette Fusion blades but has a much sturdier and thicker handle that is very well balanced and easy to grip. It did not slip even when wet.
In order to give an honest review of the The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set, I need to separate the Art of Shaving products from the actual blade as I donât have very good success with Fusion blades.
The pre-shave oilâs purpose is to soften the skin to allow a comfortable shave. I found that the oil lived up to its claims and seemed to offer a lubrication effect to shaving. The oil was labelled as unscented but does have a slight pleasant scent.
The Art of Shaving shaving cream is also a high quality product. It offered a comfortable shave and seemed to protect my face from nicks and cuts. It is a thick cream and that would have been hard to apply if not for the shaving brush that was also included in the The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set. I have never used a shaving brush before, so it took a little getting used to. After a couple days I was able to lather pretty quickly.
I found the Lexington razor to be a quality product that handled very well. It was easy to grip and use without slipping even with wet hands. It has the right amount of heft and balance and felt more substantial than other razors.
The only negative experience I had with the The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set was not with anything Art of Shaving related but rather with the Gillette blade. I continually have bad experiences with Fusion blades and have tried a few incarnations. For whatever reason my face doesnât like them.
Lastly the after shave balm again worked as advertised. It soothes the skin and clears up any irritation very quickly. Despite claiming to be unscented, it did have a light pleasant scent. It did not bother me, but this may bother someone expecting something truly unscented.
To sum up, I found the The Art of Shaving Lexington Gift Set to be comprised of quality products that I would recommend to friends and family.
January 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cvhassell great razor
I use a fusion razor every day. When I first received the kit I gave it all a try as it was intended. While the shave was nice I didn't notice a huge difference from just shaving alone. I'm not sure who has all that time to go through the regimen in the morning when rushing to get to work. I've only tried it the one time but will try again when time allows. Definitely a fantastic razor though. Glides on smoothly and gives the closest shave out there.
January 5, 2015