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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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I'm going to London in the near future, and am planning on coming home with them good creams they sell there.

Does anyone know if I have to go to each shop separately (if so I only go to Germyn street, where there are two in one street, Taylor and something else) or is there like a big shop somewhere where they sell all of them in one spot (a mall etc...)?

I'm sure someone has been there already :-)

Thanks
2009-11-18 09:55
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Robin
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Yes, there are such shops. No, I'm not telling you, because you really want to go to Jermyn/Old Bond Street. Trust me. There are more than two shops there, and they are all well worth a visit. Only thing is, I never saw a decent straight razor for sale there.
2009-11-18 10:18
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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I will for sure go to Jermyn street, I already told my girlfriend :-) Other than that and going to the pub these are my only wishes as I've seen plenty of London (one of my favourite places on this planet, which I have seen so far..).

But really, I looked up where Truefitt & Hill are, and they are too far away from Jermyn street, so I will not go there, but I would like a cream of theirs. So is there such a shop? We'll mostly be staying near the main shopping area (that's where we'll stay, not necessarily because that's where the shops are). Jermyn street is smack in the center so it's a given that we go there.

Does Old Bond STret exist? I thought that it was siùmple Jermyn street??Please do share the name of the shop where I could get a look at all creams together :-)

Edit: And while we're on the topic: Please suggest me your favourite cream of the London based shops. I don't want to come home with 8 jars (I can never ever finish even one.. takes me forever) so I'll be quite selective. So please give your suggestions along these thread, I'll make a list :-)
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2009-11-18 10:31
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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TOBS lemon and lime does it for me, but I add a little glycerine as it dries out a little too quickly for me, I also use Kent luxury soap, man I would love to try their creams, and I use a kent pure badger brush its like a thousand angels kissing your face :thumbup:
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2009-11-18 11:41
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
Posts: 81
Thanks Ralfy!

Here's my list so far:

I buy for sure: Taylor's avocado & rose.
The lemon and lim will depend on the smell, not that great a fan of their natural smells, I like warm smells instead of fresh/cool smells (weird I know).

So that Covers Taylor, that shop has me sold already.

Now the other twp, perhaps because they are mor expensive or rare, I can not get a lot of rebviews from their products!!

I was thinking:

Truefitt&Hill: 1805 - But is it worth it? I'm only buying T&H if they are truly better than Taylor, because they charge you quite a few bucks more, you can get 3 taylors for one T&H...


Trumpers: sandalwood? Not sure here either, can't find any recommendations!

I'm kinda counting on BeBerlin here who I believe has tried most of the creams in this galaxy?

The Taylor's are set, I just need help on T&H and Trumpers. I'd like to get one of each, but it is not necessary if they are not worth it of course.
2009-11-18 15:05
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Robin
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iconJantjeuh:
Now the other twp, perhaps because they are mor expensive or rare, I can not get a lot of reviews from their products!!


There are some in the SRP archives, and over at B&B. My opinion of B&B reviews is well known, but I felt obliged to mention it. But if you can read German, this one clearly is for you.

iconJantjeuh:
I'm kinda counting on BeBerlin here who I believe has tried most of the creams in this galaxy?


Personal preference only, and therefore highly subjective: Get TOBS creams. The have the best scents, and the creams are absolutely top notch. The others aren't any worse, but - as you said - more expensive. Something to keep an eye on whilst in the UK would be Edwin Jagger creams. Much cheaper, and absolutely top notch.

Happy shopping,
Robin
2009-11-18 16:33
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
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Jan, just so you would know. I recieved word about my order. Your tub of Caraceni Domenico should arrive within a short time. :)

Have fun in London,

Bart.
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2009-11-18 21:16
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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Yes I heard from BeBerlin it was in stock :D Looking forward to it!
2009-11-19 09:19
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tim stevenson (pedalpowersailing)
From: United Kingdom
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T@H is 2 mins from Taylors which is 2 mins from Trumpers etc etc

Within a 5 min walk you have all the shops you need

Visit them all and see what the deals are
tim stevenson
2009-11-19 12:19
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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Yes, I noticed T&H is just around the corner as well. Funny, I think I passed through that street a couple of times last time I was there, but I was looking for 'Old Bond Street' in stead of Jermyn street lol, so never found it.
2009-11-19 12:32
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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Taylor is really nicely priced, I don't think I'll be getting any T&H...

Do any of them make a good not too overpriced aftershave?

How about hard soap? DR Harris etc.. is in the neighbourhood too, so let me know
2009-11-19 13:13
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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I only have 2 soaps I love on their own, Kent luxury, and my all time favorite Tabac, I use others with their same brand creams to make uberlather, and most creams I like on their own as well, apart from Ingram, man that stuff burns!
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2009-11-19 20:06
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Jantjeuh
From: Belgium
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Yeah don't think I'll get any soap. I don't think it can get any better than Tabac, and I've grown to... LIKE the smell. I never hated it, but now I like it, I associate it with the shave. They also have a VERY good aftershave, yes it does smell like an old man, but still, nothing treats my skin as good as that thing. Plus it is cheap if I remember correctly..

I'm now thinking of getting the creams from taylor and perhaps a post shave thing from the other shops. Any recommendations on that part? I hate marine (aka AXE, gillette, wilkinson, and so many more) smell.
2009-11-19 21:20
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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iconJantjeuh:
They also have a VERY good aftershave, yes it does smell like an old man, but still, nothing treats my skin as good as that thing. Plus it is cheap if I remember correctly..



I smell like that :cry: lol

I use Nivea aftershave balm, it has no lasting smell, stings then soothes wonderfully, and its dog shit cheap, its ace!

And young men can use it too :thumbup:
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2009-11-19 23:39
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
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I stock taylors cream bowls the avacardo and rose are exallant . don't bother with the lime it drys out so quik sandle wood is nice but does'nt lather up as nice as avacardo and rose.

I tryed taylors pre shave oil but i realy don't think you would realy need it the soaps are nice i'm using taylors lavander its great soap and last for months .
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gary haywood
2009-11-26 16:14