Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Primal Man Shave Club

UPDATE: September 2016 - it appears that Primal Man are no longer, which is a shame as I did like their service.

Primal Man Shave Club is about getting back to quality shaving - boom, that's pretty much their ethos and this is reflected in the boxes they post to their members. A monthly kit which arrives through your letterbox featuring a range of different products from soaps, aftershaves, razor blades and so on, essentially everything you need for a wet shave and an idea to make it less of a chore and something more fun with new products to test and try out.

Having been asked to give my views on the box, I was delighted at how well packaged everything came, from the outer box where there is no disguising what it is that is inside, to the positioning and well packed items.



Primal Man Shave Club

Inside this box I have:


Primal Man Shave Club
  • The Razor - a premium Primal Man double edge razor. The razor has a specially grooved handle for maximum grip and provides a wonderfully smooth shaving experience. The Razor has been weighted to perfection and allows you to "let the razor do the work". For me this had an added nostalgia as I first used a safety razor like this to have my first ever shave some..........(gets out a calculator).......twenty five years ago........(holy Jesus I'm old)

Primal Man Shave Club

Primal Man Shave Club

  • After shave Balm - Made by Institute Karite, a brand I have never come across it is described as being a moisturising balm to relieve and soothe the burning sensations of shaving

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  • The Brush - Made by Kent (whom are by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen) which is great quality, great for creating lather and designed ergonomically to making using it easy

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  • Supermax Super Stainless Blades - Helpfully included is a pack of blades that should last you for the entire month, depending on how often you shave

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  • Shaving Soap - Again made by Kent, this soap is Enriched with a fine fougere fragrance with pine, clove and lavender extracts, on a base of cedardwood, nutmeg, sandalwood, vanilla and musk

Primal Man Shave Club

  • Alum Matchsticks - From The Legends of London, these alum matchsticks are great antibacterial sticks for calming razor burn, closing pores and are really soothing when used

Primal Man Shave Club

All of this costs just £24.95 per month, though a three month subscription costs £20.95 per month and so on.  A year long subscription is just £16.95 per month and like other subscription boxes it can be cancelled at any time. Free shipping to: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They do ship internationally but then you are looking at paying £10.50 on top for shipping per box. 

Now, I have used the products in the box and they warrant individual reviews rather than me listing it all down here (so watch out for those), but even the razor was worth buying the box all on it's own. The retail value of the products far exceed what you'll pay (the razor - without any blades is about £45 to buy in the shops). 

My shaving experience was actually rather good - a little more concentration was needed as it does have the ability to slash your throat (and I did do some prep using a deep cleansing scrub after showering) but it was really close, in fact I can think of only one shave closer at that was carried out by the amazing Darius at The Legends in Holborn.

Minor irritation (more due to me applying too much pressure on the blade) did occur but the aftershave balm calmed this down brilliantly.

I never pass up the chance to have a play around with an old school shaving kit and I'm really quite teary (no really, honest) at the memories this brought back. This emotional connection combined with the excellent high quality products mean that I will happily be signing up for the Primal Man Shave Club on a longer term basis.

Dexter likes the box as well......


Primal Man Shave Club

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23 comments:

  1. This looks like a great, value for money box! Definitely something I'd consider as a birthday present for my dad or boyfriend to try out. Fabulous post!

    Charlotte x

    http://the-beauty-lane.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. ahhhh... I love this post! My boyfriend is a member to this... and I absolutely LOVE it! I think it's so sexy for a man to get into wet shaving. Drives me wild, honestly...... We look forward to our PRIMAL MAN Shave Club box every month :) :) :)

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  3. I like what I see and read. It looks like my hubby will like this.
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  4. I actually do think this is such amazing value for money x

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  5. Looks a great set that would be perfect for the man in your life!

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  6. This looks fab, It would make a perfect gift for my other half's birthday :)

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  7. What a gorgeous looking box, it would make a great gift, like for my Other Half when he finally gets rid of the beardage!

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  8. I love all this beardy revival and traditional shaving. I imagine this will be a very popular subscription given the amount of beard love I see.

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  9. This look like a great gift for my dad, especially as it cuts so close. Great review, thanks.

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  10. What a fab gift for the man that has it all. Beads are so yesterday!

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  11. this is so neat. love the old school style! would make a great gift for my hubby.

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  12. We are just trying to get our son to start shaving - hubby would like this but it looks a bit scary for a teen

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  13. Ooh I think my OH would like one of those as a gift - not sure he would need one monthly tho, he doesnt shave regularly enough to go through it that quickly!

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  14. This would make a fab gift for the man in your life. It is definitely worth the price for the razor alone - they are so expensive!

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  15. this looks like a great gift! fathers day?

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  16. I love Kent products, this would be such a nice gift. Mich x

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  17. What a beautiful looking set - I wonder if my other half would shave if I treated him. x

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  18. This would make a beautiful gift! Love the kitty pic :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  19. Oh, my goodness, my dad would truly appreciate this box, he still shaves the old-fashioned way as well as my hubby, who has recently discovered Turkish barbers :-).

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  20. This looks a jolly nice piece of kit , I think my husband would love it

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  21. Wow for what you get its a great price. I didn't realize men like monthly subscription club too. This is awesome. I have a hairy bloke... He would have to get the hint with this! Thank you

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  22. I have come across a few of these boxes lately, it is a great idea for blokes, who often get left out of the subscription box craze.

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  23. this looks exactly hat my husband would use, he loves to still use the soap bars and brush while shaving x

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