At $36 for 200 ml, Castle Forbes Lime-oil Shave Cream is one of the upscale uber-creams with a reputation for an extraordinary natural strong scent. Lathered up with the Dan Capshaw brush it produced a wonderful lather that was more than enough for three passes with the Merkur Slant-bar razor. Unfortunately, the cream was not sufficient to make up for the very aggressive Slant-bar shave that left my skin raw and howling after the alum block. I’ve used the Slant-bar before and it does take some getting used to, but in the interim I have also used some outstanding razors that produce a better shave with less irritation (E.J. Chatsworth, E.J. Loxley, and the Gem G-Bar). I cooled off with the Trumper’s Lime Skin Food, in keeping with the lime-theme, and the end result was a very acceptable 7.5 shave (It would bave been a 9.0 with a better razor).