Taylor's Lemon & Lime

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
Post Reply
redking
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 pm

Taylor's Lemon & Lime

Post by redking » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:59 pm

I did a search but didn't find anything exactly on point, so here goes...

About six weeks ago I bought some Taylor Lemon & Lime cream from Classic Shaving. It's the new formula, judging by the label. The consistency is good and the color is a very light yellow. The problem is that it has no scent that I could describe as citrus. It does have a very light scent, but I'm not sure I could describe it as anything other than just shaving cream.

Does anyone out there have any experience with the new formula Taylor's Lemon & Lime?

User avatar
prism
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:04 pm
Location: South Nyack, New York

Post by prism » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:17 pm

No experience with the Lemon & Lime Red, but I had the same reaction to the Lavender; no scent ( well, barely discernible.) The lather was another matter - superb! Nonetheless, I was disappointed with the lack of fragrance.

bernards66
Duke of Silvertip!
Posts: 27408
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:02 pm

Post by bernards66 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:35 pm

Red, I've not used any of the newer formula Taylors creams. However, even the older version of their Lemon & Lime had a scent that to me was only vaguely 'citrus'. Since, on the whole, the newer versions are said to have lighter scents, your description doesn't sound that surprising to me.
Regards,
Gordon

User avatar
kd7kip
Posts: 924
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:17 am
Location: Vancouver, WA

Post by kd7kip » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:44 am

I have used both and never had any difficulty detecting a scent (I think we're all so used to modern products knocking us over, we're disappointed by the subtle).

The Lemon/Lime was, as Gordon mentioned, a sort of homogenized citrus and, as such, unremakable. The lavendar, on the other hand, was bothersome enough that I sold it off. Both a good latherers, though.

-Scott
Dumb as a stump and twice as ugly...

User avatar
wrath186
Posts: 375
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:18 pm

Post by wrath186 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:49 am

I don't know if this means anything, but I've been dissapointed in the past by the lime scented creams that I have tried. Maybe its just the way the scent is supposed to be.

User avatar
woofwie
Posts: 89
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:24 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Post by woofwie » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:47 am

Not to hijack the thread away from Taylors Lemon + Lime, has anyone tried eShave Citrus? I'm curious how it is similar or differs from Taylors.
Jeff (nickname is Wolf, hence the screen name)
-Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.

redking
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 pm

Post by redking » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:48 am

Prism & Gordon: Yes, disappointing is the right word. And I'm disappointed to hear that I've probably got a pefectly good pot of Taylor's Lemon & Lime. My other two pots of Taylor's new formula (Rose in particular and Eton College) have strong enough scents, though, so I really expected better from them.
wrath186 wrote:I don't know if this means anything, but I've been dissapointed in the past by the lime scented creams that I have tried. Maybe its just the way the scent is supposed to be.
Hmmmm, maybe. This is the first lemon/lime cream I haven't been exceedingly happy with though: both T&H's West Indian Limes and AOS Lemon are incredible with distinct, strong scents.
Not to hijack the thread away from Taylors Lemon + Lime, has anyone tried eShave Citrus? I'm curious how it is similar or differs from Taylors.
Beyond that, what are other good lemon/lime/citrus creams?

bernards66
Duke of Silvertip!
Posts: 27408
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:02 pm

Post by bernards66 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:06 am

Red, My personal favourite is the Coate's Lime. Unfortunately, it's become hard to find at present. Hopefully, more will be forhcoming in future. The scent of the Castle Forbes Lime is very intense, but for me, the cream is somewhat hard to lather and it dries out my skin a little. And, it is very expensive. Still, some gents are nuts about it, and it is a very nicely scented product. If I can't get the Coate's, my back-up Lime cream is the classic Trumpers.
Regards,
Gordon

User avatar
Sfox7076
Keeper of the Coates
Posts: 1096
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 7:02 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Post by Sfox7076 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:13 pm

I can still get Coates limes int eh tub, it is about $35 shipped...
"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, a great deal of it is absolutely fatal" - Oscar Wilde

northadams
Mad Max
Posts: 408
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:38 pm
Location: Vermont

Post by northadams » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:44 pm

I will second Gordon. Having not used the Coates lime in about a year and coming back to it this am it really brought me back to that great Coates lather and, for the most part, straightforward scents. A nice clean limes cream. Got me thinking again about David Carter and how his repackaging is coming. I am really looking forward to it even if it does contain parabens. It's worth the risk!

Max

User avatar
StGeorge
I'm not worthy
Posts: 1118
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:12 am
Location: Aldbourne, England

Post by StGeorge » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:10 am

I used Taylors Lemon and Lime (new tub) for the first time today. Whilst the scent is very subtle I got a veritable explosion of lather which really impressed me. The best cream I have used to date.
Tony

667....neighbour of the beast.

nickyspaghetti
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:40 am

Post by nickyspaghetti » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:22 pm

I bought this a few weeks ago, and whilst it shaves well, i cannot stand the smell. It reminds me of the cream cleaner that my mum uses to clean the bath/toilet/tiles Cif (formerly known as Jif).
Somehow the only thought going through my head when shaving is 'you are shaving with toilet cleaner'
So no, i don't use this cream particularly often

User avatar
DavidB
Posts: 1722
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:43 am
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Post by DavidB » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:01 pm

I really like the Taylor Lemon & Lime scent. Great lather, and unlike some citrus creams, it's not drying.

Another citrus cream worth trying is Arko Citrus. An orange-y scent, strong enough, but not too strong. Decent lather, too. tulumba.com has good prices and reasonable shipping.

Dave

Tryphon

Post by Tryphon » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:46 am

If you are looking for a slightly different citrus scent, you may want to try our new Medici. It is a soap, not a cream, though. The scent is a blend of Mediterranean citrus essential oils, with Sicilian lemon, "limella" from Calabria, italian "Cedro" (i.e. Citron, a large lemon/lime-like fruit), bergamot and other citrus essential oils. We can send you a small free sample to try, if you wish.

JimT
Posts: 315
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:39 pm
Location: CA

Post by JimT » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:41 pm

Try using a bit more cream if you don't detect much scent....

JimT
The Riehle Axiom - "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions"

Post Reply