Captain’s Choice Cat O’Nine Tails Aftershave Review
I like the feeling of intense aftershaves, whether it’s the cooling sensation of menthol or feeling “the burn” of Captain’s Choice Cat O’Nine Tails Aftershave. I’ve been on the receiving end of some interesting comments about liking these intense sensations. My favorite comment, or least favorite, is “why don’t you just shave badly?!”
Well, it’s different. Think of it like spicy food, that sensation feels good in your mouth but you wouldn’t cut your tongue up with a knife while you’re eating to feel a sting. Maybe you don’t like spicy food and that’s a bad example, but you should get my point and we’re off topic.
Trying a new product like this I like to go for a very mild shave to really isolate the specific feeling of that product. For the first run I went with an Edwin Jagger DE86 and a Voskhod blade. I also like to use something like Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap, this is basically the baseline neutral shave for me. This way when I apply the Captain’s Choice Cat O’Nine Tails Aftershave, I know that I’m only feeling the aftershave and not the effects of another product or just a bad shave.
I shave my head as well as my face. When I first put it on my head, I was anticipating the burn. It felt pretty good, a bit of an afterburn while I was getting ready to shave my face, but not quite as much as I was expecting.
I proceeded to shave my face and then fearlessly applied the Captain’s Choice Cat O’Nine Tails Aftershave. I have found that my head is actually tougher than my face, and I started to feel the burn on my face – it was great. This is precisely what I was looking for.
The smell is great, I can pick up the bay rum style with a lot of clove. It matches what I think a Captain’s Choice theme would be perfectly. I would not want to wear this every day and have it as “my scent”, but I absolutely love working it into the rotation. It is a very warming aftershave, both the feel and the scent. It is also not overly strong and dissipates reasonably so that you can apply as liberally as you would like and continue on with your day.
I highly recommend the Captain’s Choice Cat O’Nine Tails Aftershave, I have been using it on a regular basis. I have not found any of their soaps at the places I’ve been shopping but am looking forward to snatching one up when I see it to give it a try.
Scent Quality = 5/5
Scent Strength = 5/5
Feel = 5/5
Subjective Overall Rating = 5/5
Ingredients: Alcohol, Witch Hazel, Essential Oils and Extracts, Glycerin
Made in USA.
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