Having only ever bought commercially mainstream products aimed at a younger audience this was a completely new experience for myself. What I find with many products I have used before is how overpowering they tend to be. They have a real 'chemical pop' to them which can leave me feeling nauseated. This however was pleasantly different. It has a really soapy, calming aura. It reminds me of a more woody, spicy version of SignoRicci by Nina Ricci.
I am very happy with this purchase.
It is Shaving Shop's simplicity that makes this Cologne a hit.
A great barber style freshness with an elegant twist
It has got a mediterranean touch, deep down, "Tuscany style" and in my opinion this is the key to this fragrance.
Fresh - uncomplicated yet elegant - well constructed.
An all year style - even after the gym, makes this Cologne a great hidden number.
Last well on the skin but this is not a bold sillage fragrance.
Citrus fresh with very light herbs and spices
I am normally not a big fan of splash bottles - this fragrance is a splash style Cologne, a few drops in your hands massaged on the skin - is perfect.
Jermyn street is full of little treasures that need to be discovered - "Shaving shop" is one of them - the Shop is a must to visit !!!
20th January, 2011 (last edited: 28th January, 2011)
I've been on a cologne/aftershave frenzy since i started DE shaving about six months ago. TOBS 'Shaving Shop' is a wonderful old world fresh out of the barbers smell. I bought both the AS and EDT and have a slight preference for the AS although they are both great.
This is my first review (and probably my last). I have no pretensions of being an expert in fragrances. I am simply a "user", having enjoyed trying different men's grooming products from various fine houses - Guerlain, L'Occitane, Pecksniff's, Trufitt and Hill, Acqua de Parma, Santa Maria Novella, Geo F Trumper, Penhaligon's and others - for about twenty years. Such as it is, that is my only claim to being "knowledgable". Having made that disclaimer, I personally think that ToOBS's Shaving Shop is one of the nicest men's fragrances I have ever worn. It isn't classy or flashy; it's just good and memorable, like the comforting smell of my Grandma's apple pie fresh out of the oven. (That analogy doesn't work if your grandmother was a lousy cook!)
At the moment, Taylor of Old Bond Street's Shaving Shop (cologne or aftershave) is my daily scent. It's brilliant.
I read what the other people posted here and, yes, there is something very special about this scent.
There isn't a day goes by that someone doesn't say "You smell so good."
It's cheapish ($35 for aftershave), too.
I can't say the same for Taylor's other scents. Some are atrocious.