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Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap UK Review


Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Soap

Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the best selling Taylor of Old Bond Street sandalwood shaving soap.

When we do our research on shaving creams online, we always make a note of what we see as the best selling product. So naturally when we did our review on the top rated shaving soaps, we made note of this one as being the best seller.

It is by quite a way the number one seller on almost all of the online websites, that sell these types of high quality shaving soaps. So if you are someone who is interested in trying out s shaving soap, then this is going to be a very good option for you.

Soaps come in either soft or hard types. Hard types are better for shaving and last longer. This particular one has a hard classification.

This particular soap comes in a 150 gram (5.3 ounces) puck. It is made by Taylor of Old Bond Street, who are based in St James's London.

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“From the London based Taylor of Old Bond Street Brand”

Taylor of Old Bond Street Brand

The Taylor of Old Bond Street brand are a family run business and were founded by the Taylor family in the 19th century. They are based at 74 Jermyn Street, St James's, London.

They offer a wide range of gentlemen’s grooming products and accessories. Their tradition is to have products manufactured with as pure and natural ingredients as is practical. They try to have products that have an an affordable price, and the best quality.

How Buyers Rate the Sandalwood Shaving Soap

Just below we have summarised how buyers rated this soap, after they had bought and used it. This rating is based on over 200 online reviews that we found at the different websites, where this shaving soap is sold.

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall online buyers have given this set an excellent 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 84% of all buyers gave these a 5 star rating
  • 1% of all buyers to date have given this soap a bad rating

What Buyers Say about the Taylor of Old Bond Street Soap

Here at the Shaving Emporium we have read all the reviews from the various websites that sell this sandalwood based herbal shaving soap.

As you can see the reviews are excellent. The comments and reviews that we read were very good. We do however like to include all of the detail when we summarise up our findings.

We have summarised those findings in a simple pros and cons table just below.


  • Buyers loved the simple uncomplicated sandalwood herbal scent
  • Buyers said they liked the way the lather built up on this when using a good brush
  • Buyers loved the fact that this type of soap lasts much longer than a shaving cream
  • Buyers also loved the wooden bowl style which could then be used to hold refills
  • Buyers said this soap was good value for money


  • A couple of buyers said when the package arrived it was damaged

Short Summary:

This shaving soap is very good in terms of both the quality of the lather and also the pleasant unobtrusive manly scent.

Our Verdict on the Taylor of Old Bond Street Soap


From the leading London shaving brand, that online buyers prefer.


Buyers say that you get a rich creamy lather, that is easy to create.


Almost every buyer said this soap was good value for money.

Overall rating :  4.8 / 5

If you haven't used a product made by this company, then we have no hesitation in recommending that you give this soap a try.

This one comes in a nice bowl and as you can see gets excellent reviews from buyers.

Shaving soaps do not sell as well as other forms of lathering such as creams, gels or even foams. However for the wet shaving purist, a shaving soap is the only way to go.

This type of soap can be used for all forms of wet shaving including, safety razors, cutthroats, disposable, cartridge and wet and dry electric shavers.

Like any good quality shaving soap, you do not need a great amount of this to make a great lather.

Application by Hand

People often ask if a shaving soap like this can be applied by hand. The simple answer is no it shouldn't be used like this. It is not impossible to create a lather, but it is very difficult and will take a long time.

If you want a hand applicator then you are better off with a cream or a gel.

Application by Brush

We would recommend using a shaving brush with any shaving soap including this one. All you need is a well soaked shaving brush and a small pea size amount of cream. Get a shaving bowl or mug and then use the cream and brush to mix up a great lather.

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