I use menthol year round. Mama bears and the Shave Den, menthol lime, menthol lemon, menthol peppermint, plus Mama Bears has their awakenings version. I get soap from Mama Bears and creams from The Shave Den. I love Super Lather!
Since a shower is part of the shaving routine, I mix Dr. Bronner's Peppermint and Eucalyptus soaps for the Proraso Green pre-shave shower or mix the Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus and Tea Tree soaps for the Razorock 888 experience. Doesn't necessarily do anything for the shave, but sets the tone and moves the summer menthol experience beyond just the face.
Living in Florida, it was not difficult to become a full time cold water shaver, and now that the REALLY warm weather is here, it's Stirling glacial, frozen tundra, cool or orange chill with Proraso green every once in awhile. I'll finish it off with Stirling lemon chill AS, Floid Vigaroso or Proraso. I also like to soak my face and head in Osage Rub before bed.
Summer is short here. I do like the cooling effects of my "summer shaving products". I keep it fairly simple... C.O. Bigelow/Proraso shaving cream and Aqua Velva Ice Blue or Osage Rub for a cooling splash.
after reading some of these soaps, I ordered a few Stirling pucks. Orange Chill and Glacial-Lemon. i used the glacial lemon today(as soon as it was delivered) and holy Menthol! it is very strong but oh so refreshing. my eyes almost were watering while shaving it was that strong. but it has been once of the best shaves i Have ever had. these guys will be one of the first soaps i reach for and look to try many more of them.
Hot and humid Florida here. In addition to the cream, soap, I just discovered the Fine aftershaves, all of which have menthol. The cool-burn lasts for a while and the scents have serious staying power! I have been using the American Blend, but am awaiting the full sampler pack which will result in a serious AD flare up.