Gentleman's Nod Sir Winston Aftershave Splash -100ml
Sir Winston is our take on the classic English fragrance Blenheim Bouquet. This version opens with a fresh citrus accord with lemon as the dominant player then lime. Next comes a fragrant blending of lavender and pine leading into a warm spicy base of black pepper rounded out with musk. It's a fresh, clean, simple scent that can easily be enjoyed Spring-Fall.
This is not your typical after shave splash. The formula is a well balanced blend of the following:
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For starters, I am not a scent expert – there are scents that I like and those that I don't like, and some in between, and that's about the extent of my scent knowledge. I LOVE the scent of the Sir Winston! The directions from Bullgoose are to shake well before applying, which is what I did. I was greeted by a very nice (for me) scent (not too heavy), then a slightly delayed cooling effect and, finally, a most pleasant skin feeling that hung in there, along with the cooling effect and mild scent, for some time. It was a very pleasant experience! This lotion is not the usual alchohol-menthol-fragrance oil formulation that most of us shavers are used to. It has some additional ingredients that seem to be doing the trick of bringing comfort and refreshment to our skin. So, I can understand that forgetting to shake before applying could result in a concentration of one or more ingredient(s) that might not feel or smell pleasant. That's just a guess, though. In any case, I am going to try to remember to always shake it well before using.
Lovely scent until it drys down. At that point there’s a smokiness that I’ve gotten with both my 1st and 2nd use that I just can’t seem to place. I didn’t notice that in the soap. Otherwise, this is an exceptional splash. I no longer want alcohol if I can avoid it but it didn’t bother me here. The menthol seems to be slightly delayed in when it hits me and then continues to cool for a good 10 minutes.
I bought the soap and aftershave set of Sir Winston and absolutely love it. The aftershave is not your typical drying alcohol splash. While it has a healthy dose of alcohol and gives you that welcome jolt, it also has a number of oils and emollients added that soothe and condition the skin. There is also a touch of a cooling agent added that I am a huge fan of. I love both the scent and the face feel of this aftershave. Five Stars!