Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender Shaving Cream Bowl, 5.3-Ounce
- Produces a moisturizing lather that will help ensure a clean and problem-free shave
- Superior floral perfume of English Lavender, freshly picked at its peak from Norfolk Lavender, England s Lavender Farm
- Included bowl makes the lathering easy
- Lavender Shaving Cream in a bowl.
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Rub your face with warm water. Leave your skin wet, as this product is water activated. Lightly coat your skin with a nickel size amount of product. Add a little more water to keep it slippery. Shave.
Top Customer Reviews
You'll also need a good badger shaving brush. Don't skimp on the brush --- the cheaper brushes are too limp to really develop a good lather, and won't dry out overnight. I actually couldn't find a really good brush listed on Amazon, but they're available elsewhere. The Vulfix "Super Badger" brushes (in the $50-$75 range) will work fine, but it's also worth the extra money to go for for "silvertip" badger bristle, I have a Rooney, which cost something like $100 (midrange for a high-quality shaving brush). A good brush should last for decades, though. Also, it might take a few tries to be able to judge how wet the brush should be when you make the lather. Too much water and the lather is too thin, too little water and the result is too stiff. Fill your mug with very hot water, swish the brush around in it, then dump all the water out of the mug and shake the excess water out of the brush. Pick up a very small swipe of cream with the brush, then stir the cream around in the mug until the foam gets thick. The trick is learning how much water to leave in the brush when you shake it. You want it somewhere in between dripping and dry. I use a small ceramic rice bowl for a "mug," but any really-large mug (or small bowl) will do. It should be ceramic so that it will hold the heat, however.Read more ›
Since my order it's been one of my personal favorites, and I would say a must have for any wet shaver be it straight blade or a DE safety razor whose looking for an exceptional shave experiance.
I first chose, with some trepidation the rose scent.
I thought I might end up smelling like someone's great granny - or worse, a funeral parlor all day long.
But in reading about the product itself as well as the scent both date back to 1850's. For any product to last that long I surmised it just had to be worth a try.
First off, the scent is delicious. A little strong at first but not overpowering or cloying - fresh and fragrant.
It lingers for a while but fades quickly and if there's anything to this aroma therapy business - it's abundantly clear in how relaxing the rose scent is.
The first thing I noticed was how heavy this little tub of shave cream was, it's the densest shave cream I've ever used. It's so incredibly lush and thick you only need a tiny bit (the size of a small almond) to produce a great volume of lather.
There's nothing 'soapy" about the cream and it glides over your face with ease - I use a shaving brush to work up a lather and find just using this tiny bit is more than enough for two full latherings.
The cream provides a drag and nick free shave. It softens the whiskers so much that the blade has no trouble making mincemeat out of them. Afterwards your skin feels refreshed and supple without any dryness whatsoever.
Taylor of Old Bond Street is one of those little luxuries I think anyone would enjoy. I personally love the rose scent but the Lavender is equally intoxicating. None of the TOB scents are clingy or heavy and they fade quickly.
I bought a cheap safety razor to get started, and bought some Israeli blades from Ebay (with a reputation as being "the best" all around blades). No matter what I did, something was never right and I was constantly tearing my face up and leaving more blood dripping than I've ever had before with a disposable razor. I knew there was something I wasn't doing right, so I put the last essential items in place by ordering a Parker badger hair brush and this Lavender shave cream from Amazon.
THIS IS WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS - JUNK SHAVE CREAM! All I can say for a simple recommendation is for men to THROW AWAY all the gel goop that you are buying from CVS or Walgreens. All that shave cream from a can is complete GARBAGE compared to this stuff. I'm certainly no professional at shaving, but I managed to use the badger brush to take a dime-sized dab of cream from the pot and lather it into a decent volume of cream. Putting this stuff on my face was great aromatherapy and it 100% smoothed out my shaving. With a new blade in the razor I got one of the best shaves I've ever had with ZERO cuts on my face. There were a couple times when the cream would dry out a bit but all I had to do was take a small dab of water from the sink on the tip of the brush to wet my face again and it was perfect again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Taylor of Old Bond has been my go to shave soap as it has a great lather and makes my daily shave enjoyable and leaves me feeling fresh. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Chitowntiny
Love this stuff. Great lather, very nourishing, perfect lavender scent. TOBS is worth every penny!Published 21 days ago by Clausewitz
Shaving cream quality? 5 stars, great shaving cream.
Shaving cream scent? Great shaving cream, my wife loves the lavender scent. Read more
Great scent. Very smooth and lubricating. Laters up into a dense, fragrant lather with stiff peaks.
Note that this is a shave cream rather than a soap/puck. Read more
Love this product. I buy it for my husband and he can't get enough of it. He has very sensitive skin and since hes in the military he has to shave every day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heather W.
I used to get ingrown hairs after shaving and could never get a good close shave with can shaving creams before switching to Taylor's shaving creams. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SnowboardDoug
Works as expected. Wish it were cheaper but can't get everything I want. Smell is subtle and pleasant. Lathers well. Just a good shaving cream.Published 2 months ago by jjthaeer