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Aftershaves (Reviews) item created by JHouse, Aug 6, 2008
Pros - Cooling, stimulating, refreshing
Cons - Scent
Fist let me say I love this stuff for the feel and effect it gives. The smell though is not too great and I would not want to be out in the world smelling like this so it's reserved for weekends or days when I am only at home.
Now I have an interesting story about this stuff that will give you a good idea about the scent.
When I was a teen there was an old guy in the neighborhood that smelled like this stuff and I instantly recognized the scent the first time I put some on. This guy used to be a boxer when he was younger.
Whenever you got near him he smelled like powder and rub A535 or some other muscle pain rub.
So I always assumed as a former boxer he was always in pain so he was using rub A535 and putting on scented powder as well to just smell better.
It turns out it was probably this stuff as the smell is identical.
There you have it for the smell.
The effect is cooling, bracing, stinging, numbing. And on a hot summer day I love it.
It would be 5 star if it weren't for the scent.
Pros - COLD!
Cons - None
All I can say is DAMN IT"S COLD!! This stuff is great!! No shaver should be without this.
Pros - Menthol
This product was given to me as it’s not easy to come by down under. I got more than generous sample to try it. As a result, I re-PIF’d some to others down under. I used the product here and there during the summer and that was a winner. I’ve been using it on a regular basis now to review it.
The product itself is considered to be one of the most mentholated products out there. I don’t have any doubts. It seems that the menthol is the main ingredient. I am disappointed in the scent as it’s this over powering menthol fragrance. It reminds me of Vicks Vaporub when I was a kid. There something like camphor in there and I always associate it to medication. There’s a slight (very weak) soapy scent and powdery (those are very weak).
On application it feels like I dipped my face in a bowl of water, snow and ice. This goes for a good 5 minutes post application. It’s not bad but the scent is really there and that wasn’t the best experience for me. It was so cold that I almost felt a burning sensation but that went away quickly.
The good news, the camphor/Vicks scent goes away after 15-20 mins. I now have a very soapy type of scent. The moisturising aspect works really well as I feel that my skin liked Osage Rub but isn’t greasy. Just right!
Would I buy it again? Probably not just because of the scent. If I have a cold and can’t smell it, sure, but then, I get a cold during winter usually which doesn’t push me toward mentholated products…
Truly wonderful stuff, but Jeez, there should be a warning on the label. You may have to sit down the first time you use it. Still, here in hot sticky Texas, it is outstanding.
I have been reading reviews about the O' rub for about a year now, and was just undecided about getting it thinking AI and Floid was as cold as an aftershave could get. Well, last week I pulled the trigger on the O'Rub, and....
OMG SO COLD
I love this stuff. It's dirt cheap, it feels GREAT during the summer, the minty-eucalyptus smell dissipates after about 10 minutes. Upon application, it had a sting for maybe 3 seconds, and then the cold really just blows your face up. In terms of cooling effect, this is what I would go to on a sweltering day. It's in my rotation of 4 mentholated aftershaves.
Fair warning, if you don't love Proraso, or Aqua Velva, or MTBB 10/10 mentholated shaving cream, or have never ordered menthol crystals, then this product might not be your cup of tea. For those of us who love that intense cooling sensation, this is the alpha and the omega. It doesn't get any better.
Big bottle. Small price.
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH THE BURN!
AAAYIIIIEEEEWWWHOOOOAAAAA THE CHILL....
ooooooooo, the tingles, the soothing...
The burn dissipates pretty quickly, but the chill lasts and lasts. Dries down to a light, clean, soapy-eucalyptus scent that won't fight with other fragrances. Puts the kibosh on razor irritation in a hurry. Fantastic exhilarating splash after a shave or first thing in the morning.
Delivers a good ol' fashioned flash freeze face whipping. My go to a/s most mornings, can be used with cologne easily as it's scent is virtually non existent. Just got done shaving about 10 minutes ago and my face is still frozen - love at first menthol!
Let's say it's a must have for menthol addicts like me.
I tried Alcolado Glacial before, and i can say nothing freeze as much as Osage rub.
Your face feels like you went outside at -40 and your eyes gets watery.
I really love the cooling sensation this gives me. My wife likes the scent too.
Beware the plastic bottle. First of all, it is too tall to fit in an average medicine cabinet. I had to lay it down.
Second, I found out the hard way, today, that it is very "cheesy" plasitic. The bottle rolled of the shelf and fell about 20" to the sink. The bottom of the bottle split open and started leaking like mad. I was able to turn the bottle upside down, then transfer it to a jar. Not Good!