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Pros: Nourishing, inexpensive, natural, pleasant scent
Cons: Not a bay rum
This is a nice all-natural aftershave at a price few can beat. It's advertised as a bay rum but to me it was more of a Brut-ish, sweet, powdery scent. It's lighter than Brut and less old fashioned but it did bring it to mind. My wife likes it and says it smells "aftershavey" which is apparently a good thing. The scent goes on fairly strong but four hours later she can't smell it from a few feet away. I can smell it, though, so I'm not sure I'd wear a cologne over it. It has a very high alcohol content but contains a lot of good stuff for your skin. There's no cooling but it does kill the sting from shaving and didn't redden my neck, which is common for me. I'd say overall the alcohol is counterbalanced nicely in terms of drying.
The bottle is compact and plastic so it's nice to pack, but be aware that at 4oz. it is one ounce too big for TSA carry-on requirements. That's the only real shortcoming in my book.
Ingredients on my bottle: SD alcohol 40, witch hazel, aloe vera, yarrow, calendula, chamomile, elder flower bay rose, peppermint, lavender, lemon, essential oils
Pros: Nice scent, leaves the skin fresh, cheap, good against razor burns
Cons: None other than a strong alcohol burn
This is indeed an excellent product. I've been looking around for an aftershave for some time now, one whose smell I enjoy and also keeps the skin fresh after a shave.
At first I wasn't too sure about the scent, but it has grown on me, and my girlfriend likes it too (when I use it, that is). The alcohol burn is quite strong, for me at least, but it blows over after a minute.
I picked it up from iherb.com, the price there is relatively cheap.