- Lather is smooth and thick; feels good as you move the razor across your skin
- Features that familiar manly sandalwood scent
- Ideal for both safety and straight razors
Many men find the smell to be a little TOO strong.
Performance: If you're looking for a rich, thick lather that will give you a great shave every time, this is the shaving cream for you!
The cream comes with a mixing bowl, making it easy for you to mix it up to a thick foam using a boar bristle brush (brush sold separately). If you're a man who loves the old-fashioned shave, the sandalwood scent will bring back memories of your very first shaving experience.
In addition to sandalwood, the cream has lavender, rosemary, rose, and jasmine, all subtle flavors that make it smell great while also soothing, moisturizing, and hydrating your skin. You won't need to wear cologne after shaving with this cream--the sandalwood and floral scents will last all day. But do be aware Some people found the smell TOO strong or sharp.
You get a beautifully thick lather from this cream, one that makes the razor glide smoothly over your skin. The ingredients will help to soften your skin and hair, making your shave much easier. It's not as moist as other shave creams, but you'll find that this can be easier for shaving, keeping the foamy mess to a minimum.
Price: At $17, this is one of the priciest shaving creams on the list. However, if you're looking for a better shave and prefer the old-fashioned way (bristle brush and straight razor), you won't find a shaving cream to match this one.
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Taylor of Old Bond Street is an iconic brand - they should be with over 100 years of shaving mastery under their belt. And it's not only popular in the English market; it's Amazon's number one best seller in shaving creams. That's because it's easy to use, works on most facial landscapes and smells divine. (That smell is a woody blend of Sandalwood and Cedar, with Lavender and Rosemary for subtle floralcy and Jasmine and Rose; which is a rather fancy bouquet when you think about it.) This is one shaving cream that covers all the bases, including price, ease of use, fragrance and - obviously - the way it softens your beard and protects your skin.