Another shave, another review, another Taylor of Old Bond Street shave cream, another quality experience. Part of me thinks I should stop purchasing TOBS creams simply because they never seem to disappoint me. I feel like I could make a blanket statement regarding all TOBS creams, informing everyone to just “go ahead…you will like it”. But I probably shouldn’t. Eton College is the 5th TOBS cream to come through my shave cabinet and with it my 5th positive experience.
The only aspect of the TOBS creams that tends to waver for me is their scents – I obviously prefer some scents over others -The Avocado over their Lemon & Lime for example. While other scents work well at certain times – their Grapefruit in summer – not so much in winter.
With the Eton College any time is really the right time. It has a fresh, but subtle scent. Once lathered it becomes a bit more complex – adding a bit of spiciness. I would describe the overall scent as being more soap-like with a clean edge to it. One thing that I would prefer is for the scent to be a bit stronger, I don’t like having to work to hard to get my fragrance. But that is a minor detail, by the end of your shave you will still come out feeling good.
I don’t really need to say much about the lather. Like their other products the Eton College provides a quality lather. Easy to whip up. Nice cushion and slickness. Perhaps could provide a bit more moisturizing action – but hard to say really. End the end it is not really an issue.
So once again a solid performance from a Taylor of Old Bond Street shave cream. The Eton College offering makes a great starting point for anyone getting into wet shaving – a classic scent that is easy to lather and performs well. I wouldn’t say that it is my favourite of the five TOBS creams I have tried, that spot still belongs to the Avocado, but it will definately get some future use.
Tools in photos:
Edwin Jagger 89lbl
Edwin Jagger Best Badger Brush