Taylor's Shaving Shop cream is noticeably different from the floral scented and Avocado creams that Taylor's makes. While some of the same qualities exist, it is lacking in others. I have not used any of Taylor's other "perfume" scented creams, but I would guess that, at least on my skin, they would perform similarly to the Shaving Shop.
Scent - The Shaving Shop scent is really something special. It is an exceptionally crisp and clean smelling cream in which I find great pleasure.
Latherability - Unlike the the other Taylor's products that grace my bathroom shelves, I've found the Shaving Shop cream takes a little more work to reach maximum lather. It's not difficult, just different. I also find that the lather produced by this cream is noticeably less lubricating than my other English creams. When a high quality lather build has not been achieved this product can leave you with some minor skin irritation.
Moisturizing Properties - The downside of this cream is its moisturizing capability. This cream, more than any other I have used, can dry my face out. When using this product, I will usually follow up with a fairly thick application of some kind of a/s balm in an attempt to counter the drying effect. If you suffer from dry skin, I would stay away from this cream. As it is, I will probably be avoiding it during the winter months.
Packaging - The money saving PVC tub is not my favorite, but I can live with it.
Quality / Efficacy - Shaving Shop fits into the category of high-end cream. It is not at the top of this category, but still a good cream. The biggest differences in this cream and the other high-end creams boils down to its moisturizing ability and ease of use. You can get the great results, but you must be willing to work a little harder for them.
Overall, while this cream falls a little short in the aforementioned areas, the scent is the equalizer. It is such a great smelling cream that I'm willing to put in the extra work and extra a/s conditioner to use it. It's not a cream that I can use on consecutive days but one that will remain in the stable and be visited on a weekly basis.
As an added side note, I really like the results when using this product in conjunction with Proraso Pre/Post and a/s cream.