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tubamann
06-08-2008, 04:06 AM
Hello!
I'm planning to buy a bowl of Taylor's cream, but there's so much to choose from!
I really enjoy the freshness of T&H 1805 (my next a/s!), but not so much the limes of T&H West Indian Limes. I've tried Taylor's Mr. Taylor, and it's okay (but not anything special with it). I also love the mint from Clubman Shave and Nancyboy Signature. The scents from L'Occitane also fascinates me :-)


Does anybody have a tip? :-)

billybadger
06-08-2008, 04:12 AM
I now have three tubs of TOBS creams - Avocado, Almond and Sandalwood. I love the Almond smell, the Avocado lathers well, and IMHO the Sandalwood seems to give the best out and out shave. I think there's 11 fragrances, so only 8 more to go until my TOBS fetish is satisfied :001_rolle

Sebby
06-08-2008, 04:18 AM
I was thinking the same thing last night. I'll be interest to hear what the favourite TOBS cream is. From reading around, I'd say probably avocado...

tubamann
06-08-2008, 05:02 AM
Everybody says that the almond is great, but one I've tried (C&E Sweet Almond) is really girlish. Or so my girlie says :P I think it's very soapy and not-for-me. Is the TOBS almond anything like that?

billybadger
06-08-2008, 05:50 AM
I wouldn't say girly - just strongly smells of almonds. If you want girlie then the GFT Rose is about as feminine as it gets!

Gruder
06-08-2008, 07:36 AM
My top recommendations are avocado and St. James. (Thanks to rtheen, I've tried them all!)

bjrn
06-08-2008, 08:26 AM
This is a question that comes up every now and again, I found one thread with a poll for Taylor scents and you can see the results here (http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32398). Looks like the Rose and Avocado come up on top.

I have tried Taylor's Avocado, Lavender, Lemon & Limes and Rose; my favourite is the Avocado. By the way, the Avocado doesn't smell like avocado, it has a sort of green scent that I can't quite describe, I like it though. If you didn't like T&H's Lime much, it might be a good idea to play it safe and not go for Taylor's Lemon & Limes.

dwestenk
06-08-2008, 09:45 AM
St. James is my favorite!

Shane
06-08-2008, 09:53 AM
I highly recommend the Avocado.

1969Fatboy
06-08-2008, 10:24 AM
Lavender and Avacado my fav. Avacado smells cucumber to me and nancy boy replenishing A/S follows it well. The lather is very nice and slick. I believe SCS is using avacado oil in all of her creams now:) I would strongly suggest getting with josh(jramirez) look under buying and sample and you can get the whole line for I believe $3 a piece and each sample has enough for 7-8 shaves. You wont have to commit to any until to can try them all!

elveeskee
06-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Eton College:cool:

180gVinyl
06-08-2008, 05:38 PM
Lavender

Followed by:

The Aramis Devin like Sandalwood

With

Mr Taylor's in 3rd place

PKHammer
06-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Eton College:cool:

+1 love this stuff!

tubamann
06-09-2008, 02:19 AM
Eton College:cool:

As long as Web 2.0 doesn't support a decent fragrance-transmitter, Eton College, St. James and Avocado are my top pics (haven't tried any of them yet though).

I'd wish for a fragrance-transmitter though. That'd been great, just ignoring the backhead thoughts of a 4chan-goatse that actually smells. Yuch.

Perfect_shave
06-09-2008, 04:34 AM
Gotta say the Avocado does it for me. Nice thick lather that protects and moisturises too. It been beating my Trumper's creams lately which are more then double the price. Top cream.

Lucius
06-09-2008, 06:16 AM
Shaving Shop is my fave.

Groundhog
06-09-2008, 07:58 AM
With the onset of the summer heat, I broke out the Taylor's Avocado this morning (it's scent just seems to go with summertime to me). After neglecting most of my creams for several months do to a fascination with shave sticks & face lathering, I decided to whip up a bowl of nice Avocado lather. I'd forgotten how well this stuff performs......I used a little too much and ended up with enough lather for 3 shaves. This stuff moisturizes well enough to do without an aftershave for the most part (although a liberal splash of Proraso was applied). The lather is super-slick, and a day-3 Feather with my Aristocrat Jr. made quick work of my stubble. BBS was almost effortless.

It's nice to revisit and old friend and have a great experience. I'll probably try to duplicate everything tomorrow!

lowhawk
06-09-2008, 08:00 AM
The avocado is a top performer for sure. The scent has a cucumber/melon-ish aroma going on that I don't think is the best, but it sure works good. Right up there with C&E sweet almond oil.

tubamann
06-13-2008, 10:29 AM
I bought avocado, hope I'm happy with it :-)

flipperz
06-20-2008, 09:18 PM
good luck on the Avacado...lots of diverse opinions on it here. I like the lavender and the lime scent.

Chacki
06-24-2008, 07:08 AM
The avocado isnt bad , im a sucker for the Almond tho...

Only Disapointment ive had with the ToBS cremes is with the Lemon and Lime.

Copycat
06-24-2008, 07:54 AM
Shaving Shop for scent and lather is amazing
Eton college, I don't like the scent but lather is bloody good.

arcman
06-24-2008, 10:24 AM
Everybody says that the almond is great, but one I've tried (C&E Sweet Almond) is really girlish. Or so my girlie says :P I think it's very soapy and not-for-me. Is the TOBS almond anything like that?Taylor's almond is very different from C&E's sweet almond oil, though it still has a sweetened scent to it. Basically it's a marzipan-almond scent, so it's almost like shaving with a confectionery, like something from a bake shop. Works just as well as the rest of the Taylor's line, I have a tub of it and I like it.

GarageBoy
06-25-2008, 10:23 PM
So basically, you can't go wrong? Or will I be missing something if I don't try a certain one?

jss
06-25-2008, 10:46 PM
Oh the joy of choices!!

Gruder
06-26-2008, 06:23 AM
So basically, you can't go wrong? Or will I be missing something if I don't try a certain one?

IMHO, avocado is the outlier in terms of lather (in a positive way). The others just come down to scent preference.

tubamann
06-26-2008, 07:01 AM
Taylor's almond is very different from C&E's sweet almond oil, though it still has a sweetened scent to it. Basically it's a marzipan-almond scent, so it's almost like shaving with a confectionery, like something from a bake shop. Works just as well as the rest of the Taylor's line, I have a tub of it and I like it.

Oh, now I want to buy that one as well!
Or I'll wait 'till my trip to London to get a sniff out of every tub. :)