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Mediterranean Citrus Splash

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Disclaimer: I have been drinking the Saint Charles Shave kool-aid for a loooooong time.:biggrin: Now on to the review.

Spring time is here with summer soon to follow. As result, many of us willbe looking for something light, refreshing, and cooling to slap on after our shave. Well look no further for it has begun!:wink:

The Mediterranean Citrus Splash(heretofore referred to as MCS) comes in a sturdy 4 oz square shaped bottle with a gold colored top. No sharp edges though-it has a nice grip/feel to it.

The scent is remarkable! You feel as if you have stepped out on the veranda of your hacienda located in the South Pacific next to citrus orchards. I was heading out to play chess and made the mistake of kissing my wife before leaving-:thumbup:(nuff said!) She loves the smell of this splash.

Now I am not a splash man-felt the Home Alone moment was not worth it-and yet this is the 3rd splash I own( Royall Bay Rhum and Lime). This will be the one that gets used up! There was not a burn, more like a sting-I knew it was there but it was not brutal or overbearing.

The cooling effect was nice,real nice-not overpowering, but much better than the Royall Lime. I did not feel any discomfort from my shave(Sharp blade initially, then Dorco blade to finish-nother story) and as the night went on, I forgot that I had shaved!

Price wise @ 8.50 a bottle this is not your run out to the store aftershave splash, but it was much cheaper than my Royall splashes-for what i paid for them in the small size, I could have 4 bottles of this!

Saint Sue and Wendy have done it again. To think, me an avowed balm man actually touting the benefits of a splash-next thing you know I'll be using AV!(but not until I get tired of Mediterranean Citrus Splash :w00t:)

This is another winner in the wonderful line-up that we have come to expect from Saint Charles Shaves.

marty

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I'm far too lazy to retype my feelings on SCS's aftershave splashes, so look here for my thoughts on the Sandalwood: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?ltr=S&t=61184

It's top notch as far as quality and efficacy are concerned with the major difference being the scent.

However, something else a bit different is that there is a distinctive burn as soon as the splash goes on. To me, it rivals the burn of Pinaud Bay Rum and is more of a "spicy" burn rather than an alcohol one. Is there some sort of spice in there, Sue, maybe a little bay? My nose may be fooling me, but I think I can smell it, as well.

Speaking of smell, I'm really not as excited about it as other gentlemen seem to be. It's pleasant, yes, but it's fairly hum-drum lemon/lime with a few other citrus notes in there. Not bad at all, but nothing really all that special. It disappears within minutes, but then again, that's the case for me when it comes to virtually any citrus scent.

Worth a try.
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4.00 star(s)
Scent
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
3.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
1.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
4.00 star(s)
What a great splash, especially for summertime!
Cost: Currently at $10.00, it is more than worth its price.
Alcohol Burn: Expect some burn as this is an alcohol based splash. To me it is brief and mild.
It is quickly followed by a pleasant menthol cool which seems to last at least 5 minutes or so.
After the menthol effect subsides I am left with an excellent citrus scent like a mix of lemon and lime. It would be nice if the scent lasted longer, but citrus scents generally don't anyway. The scent will complement any soap or cream with lemon or lime very easily and possibly orange as well. I highly recommend using it in conjunction with SCS X-4 EDT as the scents meld together very nicely.
I leave a little residual water on my face when I apply a small amount, as this seems to reduce a sticky feeling if too much is used. It works very well for razor burn. In short, I highly recommend this product.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
5.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
4.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
4.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
4.00 star(s)
Sue's SCS Med Citrus Splash is the perfect compliment to your Spring shave.

I used this to cap off a series of citrus themed shaves...it works very well with GFT Limes SF and Cream.

The scent comes out of the bottle strong but dies off quickly because, as Sue has stated herself, its hard to get citrusy scents to stick around. The scent that lingers after the fading of the citrus is nice, mild and clean.

Price: Superb and really can't be beat for the quality

Quality: Phenomenal. One of her splashes is guaranteed to be a regular in your rotation.

Fights Razor Burn: I had a little over my series of shaves and it took care of the burn pretty well. Not as good as some of her ASMs IMHO, but it did the job.

Cooling sensation: I didnt sense any menthol, but it definitely cooled the skin well. Of course, that could be a result of olfactory overload on the other senses:lol:

Scent: Hands down #1 reason to get this product. Lemons coming at ya! Once the lemon scent dies down...there is a very nice, mild, clean scent that lingers for 2-3 hours.

Efficacy: Did the job I asked it to do...moisturize, cleanse and heal the skin.

Moisturize: A little less than an ASM, but thats expected with a splash.

Burn: Yes, a little bit. But unless you have VERY sensitive skin, this stuff will work on you just fine.

I am normally a ASB or ASM kind of guy. Sue changed my mind with this product. Up til now, the only splash I've owned was Musgo Real. This will be in my collection permanently once I've finished the samples.

Which brings me to my last point. As scents go, YMMV. Thus, BUY A SAMPLER from her first! Test what you like before you get the full deal!

Thanks for a great product Sue!
Price
5.00 star(s)
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5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
2.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
5.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
4.00 star(s)

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