So, the time has come to revisit Jermyn Street, this time in cream form. Some of you may remember my review of the Jermyn Street Soap. In it, I outlined how it’s essentially my favourite scent ever. That hasn’t changed. It’s still hard to describe however, so I’ll let the fine folk at Taylor of Old Bond Street speak for their own product:
A modern fresh fougere fragrance with bergamot, lemon, lime and lavender supported by a heart of geranium, neroli and amber resting on a substantive base of musk, patchouli and vanilla.
The soap was weak. Very weakly scented; sniffing the soap itself was quite pleasant, the lather, pretty much nothing there. The cream, the cream manages better. But not by too much. It’s still weak, but you can at least make it out a bit during the shave. It doesn’t fade all that much, thankfully, since there isn’t much room for any fading whatsoever.
The lather? It’s the quality shave I’ve come to expect from TOBS. Good thickness, good glide, good moisturizing properties. Not too much water needed to get things going. All in all, a great shave. Jermyn Street is their sensitive skin line, so for those of you out there prone to irritation, this one might definitely be worth a second look.
- 11/10 Scent Pleasantness. Still one of my favourites.
- 6/10 Scent Strength
- 9/10 Quality of Lather (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
So, anyways. It’s better than the soap was, and since I liked the scent of the soap so much, I still rounded up to a 9/10. Needless to say, I’m still giving this one a 9/10, just not quite as much rounding needed.
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Shark Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Bisabolol.