I really like this classic barbershop fragrance. It has a dusty musk and floral powder that permeate the genre. It reminds me a bit of Rive Gauche, but it does not have the megablast or staying power of YSL's offering. Also, as Odysseusm noted, it does resemble T&H's Grafton very much, but it is not as nuanced. You can spot more notes in Grafton. And I would expect this, considering the difference in price. I also like Mr Taylor's splash bottle, as opposed to the typical spray that comes with today's colognes. The splash truly magnifies the barbershop experience. The price point is nice as well. I disagree with those who say Mr Taylor's cologne does not match the shaving cream. It does to me. Some say it reminds them of their grandfathers, and that's not a bad thing. If you want to stand out a bit from wearing fragrances from the mall, try this out. The only negative aspect of this frag is that it doesn't last long. After three hours, poof! So keep a decanter with you during the day to re-up. At the Barber's copied this and Grafton.
17th January, 2017 (last edited: 19th January, 2017)
This is much like Truefitt & Hill's excellent Grafton, perhaps lacking some of that product's depth. A dusky green, herbal scent, with a salty moss dry-down.
A weedy fern
Basically, a watery, pale green fougere beefed-up a bit by the addition of some spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) and tarragon. The opening, which is fresh, green and citric is the best bit. For the first hour there is just about enough greenery for this to pass muster as a fougere (which is how 'Mr Taylor' describes it). Then it becomes more of a generic Everyman's cologne spicy cedar. About 3 hours in, all that remains is a very light musky skin scent. Not abysmal but certainly below par.
Pros: Not unpleasant
Cons: Not very interesting"
Very old fashioned. At first, it smells like gin. Wear it for a while and you'll smell like the back of an old coat closet. The soap with the same scent is lovely.