• Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

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  • Last modified: May 23, 2018
  • Scent
    Editor: 80%
  • Latherability
    Editor: 100%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Longevity
    Editor: 75%

Review Summary:


  • Amazing smell on all the types that I have tried
  • Builds an abundant amount of lather!
  • Performs extremely well
  • The sensitive skin version is my favorite cream for sensitive skin


  • The smell can be a little overwhelming for some
  • The sandalwood burns my skin but just a little bit

Hello visitors of PrimandPrep, today I will be doing an article on the Taylor of old Bond Street shaving cream review! In this article I will be referring to them as TOBS. And although TOBS has multiple scents to their shaving creams, the one I will be talking about today is their most popular scent, their sandalwood shaving cream. Not only was this my first shaving cream that I purchased from TOBS, it is also my personal favorite. It actually made the top of our list as the best shaving cream for men, the sensitive skin version made the top of our list of the best shaving cream for sensitive skin, and even there shaving soap even made the top of our list of the best shaving soaps! TOBS is a very old and recognized company out of London England. They started business in the shaving cream industry in 1854. So you can say that they have a little bit of experience in what they do. I really like the packaging that this shaving cream came in. The tub contains 5.3 ounces of shaving cream for approximately $16 on Amazon.com right now. Let’s get into the main portion of my Taylor of old Bond Street shaving cream review so we can learn a little bit more about this ancient England-based shaving cream.


The Scent

This is something that really stood out to me. I own over a dozen Sandalwood shaving creams and soaps and this is hands-down my favorite one. It is kind of hard to explain the exact scent that comes from the tub. I would say that there is a hint of citrus tones as well as a hint of mint. It feels cooler on my face the most Sandalwood shaving creams. That being said, it is a powerful scent so for people that are looking for something a little bit more mild or that have extremely sensitive skin, this might not be the best shaving cream. If that is the case, they also have a shaving cream for sensitive skin that works just as well but is a little lighter for the skin!

The Latherability

The cream that comes in the tub is extremely soft. It feels like most body lotions do and it is extremely easy to take out and apply it to your shaving brush. It is obviously extremely easy to load onto the brush because it is a cream. This is definitely one of the easier shaving creams that I own to lather up to a nice thick, rich cream that has great volume to it. It is definitely denser and more slick compared to other shaving creams that I own. The ability to build up to a nice lather is one of the most important factors when it comes to soaps and creams and TOBS has this trait in spades. Don’t forget, it is also important to have one of the best shaving brushes to achieve a great lather.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream on brush

The Performance

One of the most important criteria for performance in my opinion is how slick the lather is and whether or not I could come back to touch up without applying more lather to my face. This is definitely one of the slickest shaving creams that I own. In leaves my face nice and slick after all of my shaving passes. I am able to come back for touchups without applying too much shaving cream which is definitely beneficial to me. Overall the performance is quite excellent. The only thing that I did notice is a slight burning sensation. It is nothing that is too big but for individuals with sensitive skin it might be a bigger issue.

The Longevity

I would say that this tub of TOBS is in the middle-of-the-road in terms of longevity. If you are a daily shaver it should last you approximately 9 months. I say this is about average. You really do not need too much shaving cream in order to build enough lather for your shave. I think most people overuse this product and their supply dwindles a lot faster than it needs to. Overall it is a little bit more expensive per ounce at approximately 3 dollars. Also, I noticed that my skin is slightly dry after my shaves with TOBS. This may be due to the burning sensation that I feel or it might not. Either way I suggest using a quality lotion post shave.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Review Conclusion


Overall I really enjoy using TOBS Sandalwood shaving cream. Their other scents perform the same way as well as lather the same way. The only difference is the way that they smell. If you have never given TOBS a try, I highly suggest it. If you like creams and soaps that have mild smells, this might not be in the cream for you. Also if you have sensitive skin you might want to try a different brand because it does burn slightly and leaves my skin dry. But the lathering qualities as well as performance are extremely high-end and that is why TOBS is the go to brand for a lot of wet shavers. I hope you guys liked my Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream review! Don’t forget to check out our safety razor guide and leave me a comment down below and let me know your experience with this particular product. Now get out there and produce some baby butt smooth shaves!

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Ben Rose is the founder and senior editor at Prim&Prep, the definitive guide to male grooming. He is a wet shaving expert and body grooming aficionado. His work has been featured on many other prominent publications including Good Men Project, Addicted to Success, Steven Aitchison, and Sharpologist.

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