07-03-2012, 08:24 AM
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  • Teiste
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After enjoying the goodness of the Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood shaving soap on a wooden bowl,I decided to give it a go to this shaving stick and have been as good as I was expecting.

The shaving stick comes on a very handy container,like Tabac or Irisch Moos shaving sticks (roll on type) and with 75 g of shaving soap/hard cream?

The ingredients of this soap are :

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So,as you can read,glycerin is the first ingredient,followed by Stearic Acid and Water being the 3rd ingredient.This gives to this soap a very soft consistency,and its more like a hard shaving cream or a soft soap.Being so soft,is very easy to apply it on the face and we dont even need to moist the face or the soap to ease the aplication,since this soap is already,very soft.

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Im not a big fan of strong sandalwood scents,like the Art of Shaving sandalwood shaving cream or soap,and either the TOBS sandalwood shaving cream,however,this stick and the shaving soap on a wooden bowl,both have very nice,subtle and elegant sandalwood scents.
This one smells different than the shaving soap puck,but its fresh and a little bit woody and spicy.You would be able to use it on a hot day and not suffer from its fragance,since is light.
Also is a manly scent,not on the "macho man" side,something that I do appreciate.

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Making lather with this soap is very easy,but the lather,even when is creamy,doesnt have the "volume" or "cushion" than the one from the sandalwood shaving soap,but its slicker.

With a TGN silvertip A shaving brush,I load it with soap for 30 seconds :

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And after a minute hand lathering,this is the creamy,slick lather,I obtain :

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Once again,the lather is not as cushiony than the one from the the refill puck/shaving bowl,but its slicker,like a shaving cream,or maybe more,due to the high glycerin content,I guess.My skin doesn't suffers to much dryness after using this soap.

Its not cheap,14,99 for a 75g of soap,but for me,a man totally sold to UK shaving soaps,its worth it.

As I said in another thread,I find Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving soaps very under rated and they deserve more attention,since they have never experience lathering problems (like D.R. Harris ones) and they provide good scents with good skin care properties.

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 07-03-2012, 08:43 AM
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  • gijames
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thank you for the review and pics Teiste Smile

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 07-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Nice review of a nice soap. With the stick I find you do not need a lot of product. It holds a lot of water

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 07-03-2012, 08:52 AM
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Good review, thanks, Teiste.

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 07-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the great review! I haven't tried the TOBS sticks yet but this makes it a little easier to spend the extra money since they seem to be worth it.

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 07-03-2012, 10:58 AM
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Great review Teiste. I never knew it was a glycerine based soap.

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 07-03-2012, 11:28 AM
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  • oscar11
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Nice review and I agree.

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 07-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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Very nice review. And it saves me a post because Teiste explains that the stick is softer than the soap, and why! I was going to ask that.

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 03-05-2014, 04:33 PM
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Sorry to review this old thread, but just bought both the TOBS shave sticks based on one of Teiste's many great reviews with his usual great photos Cool

Thanks for the tip, Teiste !!

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 03-06-2014, 07:30 AM
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  • Rufus
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(07-03-2012, 08:24 AM)Teiste Wrote: As I said in another thread,I find Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving soaps very under rated and they deserve more attention,since they have never experience lathering problems (like D.R. Harris ones) and they provide good scents with good skin care properties.

I hope that Harris has improved their shave sticks since Teiste wrote this, as I ordered a stick of Harris Lavender before I saw this thread. Ironically, I was going to order a stick of TOBS Sandalwood, but decided on the Harris stick for a change.FacepalmFacepalmFacepalm

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