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D. R. Harris Arlington Aftershave Splash

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D. R. Harris Arlington Aftershave is made by the renowned company of D. R. Harris, a brand which without doubt can compare to the three Ts. This review is about the splash type of aftershave - there is also a 'Milk' version of this which essentially is a runny balm.

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Both packaging and the glass bottle were kept simple.

[imga=right]http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=15621[/imga]Dabbed on the scent of citrus and fern come to your nose. A few moments more the menthol kicks in. Though itself none of these are spectacular. But when the splash is drying it is playing its trump card. They go very well together: the alcohol is evaporating (which produces a cooling effect), the menthol is cooling once more, and the citrus and fern please your nose. Its sting is only moderate and partially covered by the menthol though it's there and good for waking up or reminding you of using less pressure whilst shaving. Leaves the skin soothed and is not greasy.
The aftershave bottle is made out of glass. The nozzle itself lets enough liquid pass through yet reduces the likeliness of spilling too much on your hands. It's simple and well made like the rest of the whole product.

You want to know the ingredients? Sure, head over here for both the old and reformulated one.
It is widely available in the online world of shaving vendors and quite pricey, as almost all British shaving toiletries are. However its effectiveness makes up the cost and as I write this review the GBP to EUR exchange rate is so low, placing an order off the UK can turn out to be beneficial.

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Pros: the scent
Cons: no moisturizing properties
I was quite disappointed with this ASL. For me the gold standard of ASLs is Tabac. Unlike Tabac, this product is quite suitable only for humid summers as it has virtually no moisturizing properties.

It smells good and matches the cream, but unfortunately does not work well as a ASL. Yes, perhaps I should have got the milk version, but I am a bit disappointed. Will end up using this more as a cologne.
Price
2.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
2.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
1.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
3.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
3.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
2.00 star(s)
the best aftershave product I've ever used. period. I hope to never be without this stuff.
Price
2.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
3.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
1.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
4.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
4.00 star(s)
I purchased this, brand new, from another member of the forum and my first impression upon smelling the bottle was "oh, oh - I'm not sure I'm going to like this." I'll echo another reviewer who likened it to a lemon drop. It does have a candy-like scent to it - a very expensive lemon drop in an expensive confectioners shop or English sweet shop.

For a few days after receiving it, it sat on my desk for a few days mocking me for purchasing it but I finally got around to using it and I've come to really like it.

First of all, it's a high quality performer as an aftershave splash. I'd place it only behind Speick AS in terms of healing properties. It leaves my face feeling smooth and refreshed after a shave. It has a mild cooling sensation - hardly a menthol bomb, but you do feel a subtle kick. I don't notice much of an alcohol burn - again similar to Speick.

Now for the scent - I've seen descriptions of it being a citrus/fern scent and I'd say that the fern does come through eventually, but mostly it's a sweet citrus scent - almost candy-like. Once it's on the face it settles down and the sweetness fades to a milder sweet citrus with just a touch of fern scent. It's a relatively mild scent that's actually fairly nice.

Overall, I won't say this is one of my all time favorite aftershaves - it's fine but I still prefer Speick; the performance is better and it's more affordable. I like the Speick scent more, even if it's short-lived. Once I've used my Arlington, I might try D.R. Harris' Marlborough AS to see if that scent is a little more to my liking.

I'd give the Arlington a B minus grade - the performance is top-notch as is the packaging, bottle quality, etc., but the scent is only so-so for me, unfortunately.
Price
2.00 star(s)
Scent
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
3.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
2.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
2.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
3.00 star(s)

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