Images of a soda or a refreshing dessert comes to mind when you first think of Taylor of Old Bond Street Lemon & Lime shaving cream. At least it did for me, and being fresh off the heels of my love for the TOBS Avocado scent, I thought I would take the plunge hoping for an equally pleasant surprise, from an nontraditional scent for shaving cream, as I received with the Avocado blend.
Naturally as soon as I received it I twisted it open to take a smell, and unlike my experience with the Avocado cream, this was definitely Lemon & Lime. Describing it beyond that is a bit difficult, it is refreshing out of its tub, maybe a bit too refreshing – at least as a first impression. If you are a fan of Sprite then you will definitely enjoy the scent from this soap. I wouldn’t go so far as saying that it smells like pop – but there is no getting around the smell of Lemon & Lime. One thing I will say is that it does NOT in any way remind me of cleaning products, which is always a risk when using these scents. One thing for certain it is not your stereotypical manly scent.
As with the TOBS Avocado cream lathering of the Lemon & Lime cream was an easy affair requiring little water and effort while producing an excellent lather. The lather from the Taylor of Old Bond Street is thicker than what you would achieve from a hard soap, and I find that painting it on your face is a better option than circular motions. The performance of the Lemon & Lime cream was, as expected, excellent providing a layer of slickness resulting in a great shaving surface. The scent while shaving was less intense than when smelling it out of the container, perhaps due to the water. One nice thing was that I only had to load the brush a single time, it held enough of the cream to last me three passes. In the future I will try to load up less to avoid waste.
If you are interested in a shaving cream with a ‘manly’ smell this is not for you. If you want a refreshing scent to your shave cream the Taylor of Old Bond Street Lemon & Lime is probably a good choice, varying from the Avocado blend I mentioned earlier by having a bit more of a clean feel to it in addition to the refreshing feeling you get with the Avocado tub.