D.R. Harris Sandalwood Aftershave

D.R. Harris Sandalwood Aftershave

I bought the D.R. Harris Sandalwood Shaving Soap, and I’m the kind of guy that likes to match an aftershave to a soap if I can. It was out of stock where I bought the soap, so I took that as a good sign that it was liked and ordered it online.

It comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a stopper, which I like. I also liked the fact that there were 3 different options for size, although I went for the smallest (100 mL) as I was not looking for quantity.

I used this on my face and head after shaving with a Voskhod blade in a Merkur 34C and getting an extremely close shave with 3 passes.

The smell is good, not what I was quite expecting compared to the soap but I liked it. While I do like the scent it was fairly strong. The comment from my wife when I asked her about the smell was “I can definitely smell you.  It’s nice… I can definitely smell you”.

My face soaked up what I put on quickly. I still wanted a little more moisture and did not want to increase the scent, but that was nothing a little Mitchell’s Wool Fat Lotion didn’t take care of. I would be careful putting on too much of this aftershave, perhaps just a light splash and then a neutral moisturizer.

I have sensitive skin and the D.R. Harris Sandalwood Aftershave did not give me any irritation. The price is on the high end, and based on the strength of the scent I thought it would be more of a small use item for smell after using something like witch hazel or neutral aftershave.

I have however found myself being drawn to it as more of a cologne, I use a very small amount on days that I don’t shave just for a bit of smell. However, as a standalone aftershave I do think the scent is a bit strong.

I would recommend this product if you are adding to your collection, but I would be careful if the intention is for it to get heavy use based on the scent strength.

Scent Quality = 4/5
Scent Strength = 2/5
Feel = 4/5

Subjective Overall Rating = 4/5

D.R.Harris & Co Sandalwood Aftershave 100ml by D.R.Harris & Co

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Ingredients: Alcohol denat, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Oil, Coumarin, Aqua (Water), Limonene, Cetrimonium Chloride, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Citral.

Made in Britain.

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