We are delighted to offer Members the fine shaving products made by Taylor of Old Bond Street, established in 1854. Generations of gentlemen have used these luxurious gentlemen’s grooming products. The old family firm has never compromised on quality—and they take years to launch a new fragrance. This is why their new Platinum Collection is such good news—and it is not only a fine fragrance, it also includes a valuable ingredient, violet leaf essential oil, which is beneficial to health and extremely expensive to make.
The Taylor tradition was founded on innovation. Jeremiah Taylor, great-grandfather of today’s chairman, opened his Hairdressing and Hair Treatment Salon in Bond Street and gained a reputation in society for his botanical extract for hair and scalp treatment. His son, Ivan, using his training as a chemist, succeeded his father, developing herbal treatments. The new Platinum Collection is a development along the same lines: use of the purest violet leaf oils believed to add significant health benefits for the skin and general well-being.
Violet leaf essential oil has been used for generations to relieve stress, headache, inflammation, congestive pulmonary disorders and sensitive skin conditions—it is said to help heal broken capillaries and to protect the skin from infections. That’s quite a list—it also has an elegant and expensive scent, delicate, and not overpowering, adding to the pleasures of a morning shave, for the violet leaf has a woody, sweet, green fragrance with a tender floral undertone which combines beautifully with with the Platinum fragrance’s notes of white pear and benzoin, sandalwood and amber, bergamot, tonka bean and musk. Violet leaf actually enhances the complexity of the other fragrances. The result is an impressive, high quality fragrance, which is available as a cologne/aftershave and as shaving soap.
If you already use Taylor’s, you will appreciate not only the beneficial nature of this new fragrance but also the exclusive Club prices. If you have never tried them, this is an excellent time to do so.
Platinum Collection Fragrance for use as aftershave or balm: 50ml bottle, gift boxed.
RRP £35.95. CCUK £29. Free UK mainland delivery. 50ml bottle, gift boxed