Wooden shaving bowl

photo © Floris
Floris No.89 shaving soap in wooden bowl (with latest packaging design)
photo © Floris

photo © Floris
Floris No.89 shaving soap in wooden bowl (previous packaging design)
photo © Floris

photo © Taylor of Old Bond Street
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
photo © Taylor of Old Bond Street

James Bond likes to do certain things the old-fashioned way, including shaving with a 'cut-throat razor' and getting soap from a wooden shaving bowl. In SkyFall (2012) we see Bond using a wooden shaving bowl and brush and razor blade.

A wooden shaving bowl is used to hold shaving soap. With a brush the soap is then applied to the face before shaving.

The brand of the bowl in the film is not known. It could be from Floris, the luxury fragrances store on Jermyn Street in London, which would be appropriate since Floris toiletries are mentioned in three Ian Fleming novels and Floris No.89 Eau de Toilette was a personal favorite of Ian Fleming. The Floris soap in the bowl is available in three different scents, including the No.89 scent. Get it on the official online store FlorisLondon.com, or on Amazon UK or USA.

It could also be from Geo. F. Trumper, the gentlemen's barbershop on Curzon Street that Fleming frequented. Their Eucris fragrance is mentioned in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Trumper offers a range of shaving bowls and soaps on their website and on Amazon UK and USA.

Another option is the Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving soap in wooden bowl which also looks very similar to the bowl used in SkyFall. You can find those on Amazon UK, or Amazon USA.

Other times we see Bond shave include the movies Die Another Day (Norelco/Philips shaver), Live And Let Die (Schick razor and soap) and Goldfinger (Gillette razor).

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Bond Lifestyle Gift Guide 2017


Does anyone have any idea as to the brand of the straight razor? Thank you in advance.
I have the Floris JF shaving soap and it provides the smoothest shave I've had It leaves a wonderful fragrance on the face -I don't need aftershave It's expensive but looks to be very long-lasting
I don't know the brand, you could try asking here and see if anyone knows? https://www.facebook.com/shavetheearth
I asked Floris, the Bowl is the 89 shaving Bowl. When you like, it's in the sale.
The brush looks to be a Kent badger hair shaving brush http://www.kentbrushes.com/shopexd.asp?id=373&catid=52
The razor and brush are from Thiers Issard travel set and the soap is Jermyn Street. Bond is the reason I picked up straight shaving.
The bowl just looks like Geo. Trumper's shaving soap bowl. Moreover, Bond using Trumper Eucris. https://www.trumpers.com/product_listing.cfm?subcategory=121 A straight razor should be any Sheffields types.

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