Taylor of Old Bond Street Coconut Shave Cream – Review


Value: 9
Cushion: 9
Slickness: 9
Scent Pleasantness: 8
Scent Strength (balance): 8
Moisturising: 8

When my tub of Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Avocado Shave Cream ran out I was faced with a decision; replace it with a fresh tub or pick up a different scent. Although I will miss shaving with the Avocado scent I decided a review of a new shave cream would be most beneficial for the blog. I stuck with TOBS and opted for a tub of their Coconut Scent instead. It had been a super long winter and I figured that the coconut scent would be a nice way to start what I had hoped will be some long summer days. Four weeks after my first shave with the coconut shave cream and I’m still waiting for summer to properly arrive, it has either been rainy and cool or incredibly humid (I realize that summer doesn’t officially arrive until the 21 of June but still), but my mornings at least make it feel like I’m in a tropical location even if it is for a few minutes.

IMG_20140618_105401 (1)The scent of the Taylor of Old Bond Street Coconut Shave Cream is what would be expected – it smells like coconut. Not so much like a fresh coconut but more so like the synthetic scent that one would expect from other creams like sun tan lotion for example. To be honest after a few minutes I was doubting  whether or not I could actually identify what fresh coconut smells like. Regardless if the scent is synthetic in nature or not it smells great – on the sweet side – definitely a summer type of shave cream that has a fresh feeling to it. The scent is initially strong, not too strong, just right, but I found that it faded rather quickly after lathering my face.

As with all my other experiences with Taylor of Old Bond Street Shave Creams, lathering was a joy. Easy to whip up creating a nice full lather that is a joy to apply. I did find that it wanted a bit more water than I would normally use with other TOBS creams, but that was easy to sort out.

The cream worked as expected when it came to performance as well. A very slick surface for your razor to glide on, with plenty of cushion. Leaving your face feeling protected and moisturized.

In the end another great shave cream from Taylor of Old Bond Street. I still prefer the Avocado scent over the Coconut, but the Coconut definitely has a place in my shave cabinet. Great for the summer months and provides a nice departure from the ‘mainstream’ scents that we find in most drug stores.