Black Ship Grooming Co. Thomas Tew Aftershave
I made a post on one of the shaving forums looking for some more products that give the intense sensations like cooling or burning.
Black Ship Grooming Co. Thomas Tew was mentioned that it might as well be straight alcohol, so I tracked it down!
I like the pirate look, it’s the same style of bottle as the Captains Choice and Ogallala Aftershaves. The neon color is also a nice touch which looks good on display.
It smells great, very citrusy. The claim is blood orange, lemon, amber and sandalwood. Just like the shaving soap, I pick up on the first 3 but not so much on the sandalwood. The smell is very summery and would pair well with the soap on a hot day.
I used this on my face after a close and comfortable 3 pass shave. The first trial I used an Edwin Jagger DE86 which is a very mild razor so that I could focus more on the aftershave sensation itself.
It went on well and soothed my head, not much of a burn but I’ve found my head is tougher than my face. When I put it on my face I got exactly what I was looking for: It felt like I dunked my head in a bucket of citrus vodka. It was a very pleasant, very intense sensation with the strong citrus scent. I like to close my eyes and enjoy the smell and burn at the same time.
I have sensitive skin and the Black Ship Grooming Co. Thomas Tew Aftershave felt great. One note is that it does separate a bit, I left it like that in the picture so it can be seen how there is orange at the top. Since noticing this I tend to give all my aftershave a quick little shake before I apply it now.
The price is reasonable and I look forward to using it again. I also like that while the scent is great, it is not overpowering and you don’t need to worry about it being to strong when you go out.
Scent Quality = 4/5
Scent Strength = 5/5
Feel = 5/5
Subjective Overall Rating = 5/5
Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Witch Hazel, Aloe, Vitamin E, Menthol, Fragrance & Essential Oils.
Made in Beaver PA.
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