Another winner from TOBS. I used this for the first time today and I think this is easily one of my favorites. Like all TOBS products, the performance is great: great aftershave feel great scent and great longevity fairly priced i honestly was surprised how strong it went on and how long it lingered. I prefer this, so that is a huge plus for me. I mostly surprised since it isn't alcohol based so I guess I assumed it be like a lot of balms I've used where it fades relatively quickly. Ironically, I had more of a sting from this than my alcohol based TOBS. That's fine with me, but a fair warning if you don't want a sting after you shave, although that may just be my experience with it. The only con for me is the atomizer. I don't like that and prefer the ole pour through a flow restrictor experience. I may cut the atomizer out and place a makeshift flow restrictor. But, that's just preference and it doesn't take away from the quality of this product. 5 stars hands down.
Another welcome addition to the rotation
I like to be as consistent as I can in my shaving cream and aftershave, so I picked up a bottle of this to use when my Jermyn Street shaving cream comes up in the rotation. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, so I can't speak to that but I can say it smells great and works well. As others have noted, it's not a "lotion" as we think of but rather a liquid. Afaik it's the only TOBS aftershave that comes with a spray top. I recommend that you spray it into your hand and apply it to your face rather than do it directly. Otherwise, you may end up spraying your hair, the mirror, your cat, etc.TOBS does make a true aftershave lotion in the Jermyn Street line, by the way. It's called a "cream" and comes in a tube. I use it to dab a little under my eyes and behind my ears, where my skin is particularly dry especially in winter. This stuff isn't cheap but as with so many products a little goes a long way, especially if you use it as part of a rotation.
Scent of a gentleman.
First. I love the Jermyn street collection scent. It is subtle, soft, masculine and is what I would consider the scent of a gentleman (if you like musky scents like the stuff boys wear, then this is not your scent). The scent lasts really well, and I can still smell it several hours after application. The spray mechanism works great for me. It works great as an aftershave, with a little burn (nothing compared to aftershaves with alcohol), it nourishes my skin and leaves me feeling moisturized, but not oily at all.
Just Like the Jermyn Street Shaving Cream, This Stuff Is Great!
Unfortunately, I had to try two scents of the Taylor of Old Bond Street line before I discovered the wonderful scent of the Jermyn Street collection. I own the shaving cream and this aftershave. I found the Sandalwood scent to smell like an old man and the Eton College to smell like old avon perfume and hairspray. Jermyn Street is hands down my favorite. There is no cooling property in this aftershave. It feels warm when applied to the face. The atomizer pump more than likely will not work well for you. This is been mentioned in several other reviews and I am experiencing it also. Who cares?! Spray some in your hands and apply onto face. I also recommend using this in conjunction with the Jermyn Street shave cream. I'm not all that good at explaining a scent, but I'll give a few words and hopefully they'll help you if you need to decide to spend the money to get this stuff (I would now...you've read enough of my review...click that "buy now" button) -Fresh, not going to smell like an old man or old woman as some TOBS scents do, amber, vanilla, spice, classy.
Not a "lotion"!
This is listed as a "lotion"...however, not true. It is a traditional after shave "splash" that has a pump spray top. I love the Jermyn Street Collection and purchased this only to be disappointed that it was not a creamy lotion. No where on the bottle does it say "lotion". Feels a bit greasy and not moisturizing at all. Think I'll try the cream instead.....