06-19-2012, 01:49 AM
  • ben74
  • Senior Member
  • Perth, Australia
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Taylors No 74 Original Aftershave


Taylor's of Old Bond Street No 74 aftershave is a distinctive classic scent.
The fragrance has notes of orange, lime and bergamot with undertones of rose, lilac and a sweet musk.

This is an alcohol based splash with menthol that provides me with a sting with every application to my freshly shaven face.
I'm reminded of disinfecting rather than being invigorating.

The fragrance is robust to begin with but quickly fades to a subtle lingering scent.
I'm left with a powdery feel to my face.

Price: Average. Around $30, which is reasonable IMO.
Quality: Good. Packaging is presentable and enduring.
Sooth Razor Burn: Good, after the initial sting, it soothes well.
Alcohol Burn: Good, this delivers a bite.
Cooling: Average. Has menthol and is cooling, but not extremely.
Moisturising: Average, as far as A/S go as it (like most) doesn't moisturise at all, but it didn't dry my skin any further either.
Scent: Average.
Staying Power: Good.
Quality: Good.
Efficacy: Good. It does exactly what it's suppose to.

(Rather than assigning numerical approximations,
I decided to score with (IMO) more useful terminology such as:
"poor, average, good, excellent.")

SWMBO dislikes this fragrance,
describing it as "old man" and rates it along side TABAC
(in terms of not enjoying the aroma, not due to any similarities in scent).

I like TABAC and I wanted to like the TOBS 74, but I don't...

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 06-19-2012, 05:34 AM
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Interesting review. It sounds like something my SWMBO would feel approximately the same way about. She's still deciding about Arlington. Wink

10 1,858
 06-19-2012, 05:41 AM
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Nice review and format.

My wife does not care for it either, but on the bright side she likes most of the other TOBS scents

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 06-19-2012, 05:51 AM
  • Persius
  • On the learning curve
  • Reading, England
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I must admit, I had a smell of each of their scents on one visit, and found none of them to my taste. My loss.

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