Just because I enjoyed the L'Occitane Shaving Soap with its classy metal bowl, I thought I would give some of their other men's shaving toiletries a try. They have two aftershave balms (balm après rasage for your Francophones). The first I have tried was their brands namesake, L'Occitane. With a touch of lavender, it is really a pleasant experience to rub into the cheeks and neck after a good shave. It absorbs rapidly leaving that most desireable matte finish, no greasy kid stuff this balm. I didn't have any razor burn or irritation when I used it, so I can not attest to its anti feu abilities. Later this week, or next, I'm going to fire-up the Merkur \| (slantbar) with a new brand of DE blade. With a little overexhuberance I should be able to build a good testbed for its soothing abilities!