A few months ago I received a bottle of Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave Splash from Phil of BullGoose, as part of the best care package ever. I used it exclusively the first two months – since I was travelling and away from my usual selection of aftershaves – and have come back to it frequently since getting back home.
The aftershave is not as moisturising as some of my other ones – but considering that some of my others are made to be moisturisers first and aftershaves second, that isn’t unexpected.
The scent is, how to put… complex but not complicated. In the bottle it is – and please excuse my phrasing – very american; loud, bold and in your face. On your face however it’s much more mellow and subtle – once the alcohol evaporates – and has enough staying power to last a whole day at work without being overpowering.
The scent is woody, with hints of oriental incense and – at least to me – memories of the desert. If that sounds like something for you, I would strongly recommend getting some – even more so if you pair it with the matching shaving soap.