By aftershaves we mean aftershaves! Not the colognes sprayed in your eyes as you enter certain areas of the department store.
An aftershave is for exactly what the name suggests. For use after you have finished shaving like your grandad would have used. It helps to not only smell great, but closes up the skins pores reducing irritation and razor burn.
1. Old Spice
Having a resurgence during recent years in part due to some fantastic online and tv marketing. The brand still has some outdated connotations to the younger generation mostly because of the name. But we can recommend you try it out for yourself and price wise it is an absolute bargain.
With a not surprising spicy note to the scent, the iconic bottle will look great next to your double edged razor.
Called ‘The Essence of Man’ in earlier advertising it was launched in 1964 with the great Elvis Presley known to be a user of the aftershave. The current Brut fragrance as we know it is not as strong as the original having being a separate brand called 33% Brut (33% of the strength) before being re-branded and taking over as the single Brut headline aftershave.
A robust scent Brut contains glycerin known to calm the skin post shaving.
3. Pinaud Clubman
The oldest aftershave sold in the United States it is actually a French brand as the name might suggest. It is typically the aftershave of choice for barbers and is very highly regarded in these circles. I honestly don’t think I have been to a traditional barbers that doesn’t have this on the counter.
We recommend you use in conjunction with the talc to get the best effect from the brand for your post-shave care. A strong scent, this might be one for men to build up to rather than jumping straight in..
Established in 1924, Proraso is an Italian institution. Re-branded a few years back with new packaging. 95% of its ingredients are now of natural origin, with the recipe a guarded secret passed down from generation to generation.
Added witch hazel reduces rashes and razor burns with Proraso having a cooling effect on the skin.