Eating almonds has many health benefits, but so does shaving with them! The oil is a brilliant moisturizer and absorbs quickly into the skin to feed it from within (and might even prevent acne breakouts). The scent has been used in aromatherapy for centuries. Check out Eric's curation on the many products that use almonds to scent, nourish, and hydrate.
Since the latter part of the 19th century, this Italian company has been creating a fan-favorite among traditional wet shavers. This is a very soft, “Italian-style” cream soap that is very easy and fast to load. The coconut oil- and tallow-based soap is a slick, classic addition to your den, competing head-to-head with some of the biggest artisans currently out there. Scented with sweet almond oil, you get the feeling you should be digging into some marzipan during your shave…. But we don’t recommend it. That’s a little much.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream, Almond:
Another classic, TOBS traces its origins back to 1850s London, in Jeremiah Taylor’s hairdressing salon. Over the years, the brand became associated with luxury men’s grooming and, to this day, this title holds true. I find TOBS’ rendition of the almond scent to be a bit less sweet and gourmand, but rather more “perfumey” and fragrant. While very strongly-scented, it is perfect for a smooth, calming shave at any time of the day, any time of the year. Pair that with a tried and true, classic shave cream formula that produces a voluminous, comforting lather, and you got yourself a winner.
Truefitt & Hill’s glycerin-based shaving creams are an excellent way to achieve an incredibly close, yet comfortable shave. We recommend using a badger haired shaving brush for the optimal shaving experience. Scented with the Almond fragrance and perfect for travelling with.