07-21-2012, 12:58 PM
I was talking recently to a good friend of mine,who knows my love for the Granada TV show "Sherlock Holmes" from the 80's (Jeremy Brett,performing Sherlock Holmes,the best Sherlock Holmes ever,hands down) and he asked me : "Do you know if Conan Doyle wrote about Sherlock Holmes favorite soap/cream/scent...?.We know that James Bond likes Floris N89,but what about Sherlock Holmes?".Well,I didnt know the answer for that,and my mind started to imagine Sherlock Holmes likes and dislikes : Penhaligons?Maybe too rich for him.Truefitt and Hill Grafton?.Yes,could be a great option.Until the Jermyn Street/Eton College scents came to mind and I thought,thats it,Im sure he would have selected Jermyn Street or Etton College!
I wrote about the fantastic shaving soap that Taylor of Old Bond Street released a year ago with this scent :Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street shaving soap and that unfortunately I lost on a quick trip....However,I know have the chance to try out this shaving cream,which,even when Im not a big fan of shaving creams,I must admit is very good.
The ingredients of this cream are :
so we can see that it contains the new no parabens formulation,with Cacao Oil.This Jermyn Street line is formulated for sensitive skins,and I even have the cologne with no alcohol on it.
The cream has a thick consistency,more than a regular Italian "croap" and its very easy to load the brush with it,as it should be :
The lather is very thick,as all the Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving creams,and very,very slick,something that UK creams are top.
I didnt make a lather shot,so Im borrowing this from my friend Indesio and his review of this cream for foroafeitado.com :
As I said,the lather is slick and with volume,less dense than the shaving soap I would say.
It gives good shaves,and I would put it on the same category than the Avocado one,which I think,is one of the best made in UK shaving creams out there.Is,with Geo F Trumper Coconut and the Truefitt and Hill "no complex shaving cream scents"(lavender,almond,rose,lime and sandalwood) the best, for me, skin care wise.
And if we add that it contains one of my favorite scents,with Arlington,makes it a very nice shaving cream.
According to TOBS,Jermyn Street scent is a blend of :
It contains notes of bergamot, lemon, lime, lavender, geranium, neroli, amber, patchouli, musk and vanilla.
which gives it a masculine touch,on the fresh woody side,but too strong,either too mild.
Its a good shaving cream,but I think I slightly prefer the shaving soap.
07-21-2012, 03:06 PM
The shaving soap is a good one.Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving soaps are much better than people think/expect.Ok,the new lavender refill maybe is not as good (is not,actually) than the old Lavender soap on a shaving bowl,but the Sandalwood,the Sandalwood stick and the Jermyn Street shaving soaps are more than decent performers.
08-02-2012, 07:54 AM
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