Taylor of Old Bond St. ~ Eton College Shave Cream – A Review

Price: 8
Cushion: 10
Slickness: 9
Scent Pleasantness: 8
Scent Strength (balance): 7
Moisturising: 8

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.

IMG_20131123_132152The 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