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Taylor Of Old Bond Street "Grapefruit" Shave Cream

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Taylor Of Old Bond Street has introduced a new shaving cream to their lineup, with a “Grapefruit” scent.  I’m not a fan of the taste of grapefruit (too tart/sour for me) but the scent of Taylor’s cream is pleasant to me: citrus-y, not too strong, and lingering.

It lathers quickly, generously, and luxuriously even with my hard water.  And it didn’t seem to be too concerned with the water-to-cream ratio either.  The performance is top-notch…perhaps the best of any Taylor’s cream I’ve tried.
Ingredients: aqua, stearic acid, myristic acid, potassium hydroxide, coconut acid, glycerin, parfum, triethanolamine, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone
(Interestingly, nothing in the list obviously says “grapefruit” to me…)
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4 thoughts on “Taylor Of Old Bond Street "Grapefruit" Shave Cream”

  1. What makes the grapefruit scent so nice and rounded out is that its grapefruit mixed with a little orange, but also includes “floral and crisp green” notes, per TOBS’s description of the grapefruit scent. It’s a nice blend and one of my personal favorites 🙂

  2. Cyril Salter “Sublime Citrus” is another grapefruit scent with a bit of lemon. It, too, is a fantastic value and makes a beautiful lather from a modest amount of cream.

  3. I purchased a tub of TOBS Grapefruit recently, with several other TOBS scents. I haven’t shaved with it yet, but I have lathered it a couple of times and even given away a sample. Strong grapefruit scent (if you like grapefruit). My personal fav of that haul was the Jermyn Street!
    Overall, TOBS creams are a great value for their price/quality.

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