I liked the scent of the shaving cream in this product line ao I got the cologne. It was worth it! Its a pleasant scent from TOBS. Also, the sensitive skin formula hasn't given me any redness on my skin.
A very unique scent at a great price
I picked this fine TOBS product at the show room in Chino CA over a year ago; to be fair I give all products I review a year. Unless I use them excessively. To begin, the TOBS St. Jerymn cologne is better suited as an aftershave because of it's ingredients. Don't get me wrong, you can use it as a cologne and it will function well. However, it is by far the most overlooked aftershave and the very fact that it can double as an aftershave speaks volumes to the quality of it's ingredients used by TOBS. To start, I only used two pumps on my face and rubbed it on the parts of my face I had shaved. True to the description the geranium gives it an initial crisp aroma, followed by a combination of the amber and neroli. As the hours wear on, the base notes remain prominently. I'm sure it varies per each individual's skin, but the vanilla is what lingers most on me. For others I'm sure it's the patchouli or musk. Just two pumps keeps me fresh from 4 am right up until noon. Real quick side note, on my skin the geranium does give my face a healthy glow for the entire day. Yet again, further evidence that TOBS uses high quality essential oils that have health benefits to your skin, I'm sure the geranium repairs my skin for the days my face did not take a feather blade very well. As for the value, go ahead and check out the prices for a D.R. Harris cologne or even a Penhaligon's. Both are fabled English perfumers, with the latter having actual royal warrants. The D.R. Harris Arlington Cologne 50 mL bottle, is just over $40. As for the Penhaligon's, you'll be forking over $90 plus for a 50mL bottle of Sartorial or English Fern. Also, note, both of those are HALF the bottle size of the TOBS and most skins do not react well to Penhaligon's when used as an aftershave. I did not go 5 stars on this one, only because the vanilla is what sticks to my skin the most. My wife absolutely loves that but me, not so much. Once again I stress that the base note that stays the longest on your skin will depend on YOUR skin. Either way, this is a great product for all gentlemen, especially those with sensitive skin and those that have to spend wisely. This product is twice the volume of it's competitors and does more for your skin than their product. It also offers a scent that is only rivaled by the sandalwood & bergamot produced by St. James of London, but is yet again, twice the volume of it's competitor at St. James (sorry Todd).
TAYLOR OF BOND STREET COLOGNE
I REALLY LIKE THE AROMA OF IT. PRICE IS GOOD FOR THE BOTTLE THAT YOU GET. IT SMELLS LIKE A MAN SHOULD SMELL. I REALLY LIKE IT. !!!! YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH IT.
My Favorite !
Taylor of Old Bond St Jermyn St Cologne is my absolute Favorite of the TOBS fragrances . And I have received compliments from ladies that are total strangers asking Someone smells so Wonderful ! Who and what is it ? When I realize its me , I say Taylor of Old Bond St . They recognize the name , and ask What Fragrance ? Jermyn St . Oh My ! That is WONDERFUL ! Their cologne is all just wonderful , but that is my absolute favorite ! mine , too . And though you might not think it , it does last in a more subtle tone from when you first applied it . And its crosses generational lines , young ladies , and older ladies love it . Not over powering , just right !
It's not what I wanted it to be...
To begin, I admit to enjoying the fragrance and quality of the Jermyn St soap, and I was certain the cologne would take me through the day with that nice clean scent. I was wrong. When I sprayed it into the air to sample it after my online purchase, it was reminiscent of the overwhelming smell that you find in the airport magazine racks where 75 or so scents from the samples inside the various publications mingle in the air and produce a headache invoking odor. It's one of those modern, metro-****** colognes with too many nice ingredients mingling together into one complicated, overpowering, and to me, unpleasant smell. I did give it an extra star for it's staying power, as I could still smell it on my shirt sleeve hours later. That said, I'm just an old, old fashioned guy with an oversensitive nose. You may like it, and if you do you can have mine.