This product does contain alcohol so it does have that slight burn at the end but it contains bergamot to sooth and protect the skin. It is an absolutely refreshing aftershave that makes Porasso's menthol kick up an extra notch. If your a fan of alcohol-based aftershaves then you should try this. I've been using it for 2+ weeks and I don't think my den will be without it EVER. For the price you cannot beat the deal.