Feels great; nostalgic scent to me
Granted, I haven't actually smelled Aqua Velva in probably around 25 years, but wow, one whiff of this and I was right back to being a kid and watching my dad shave and put on Aqua Velva. If you like that scent profile, you'll absolutely love this. The scent sticks around for an hour or so, which is plenty for me. It has just the right amount of menthol for a nice, cool finish. Enough for a few minutes of cooling. My face can tend to feel dry after using alcohol and menthol aftershaves, but not this one - it performed like an alcohol splash with a pleasant sting and cooling sensation, but my face ends up feeling like I used a balm. Really excellent stuff.
Love the scent fresh and manly smell. Looking forward to get the other scents.
Just wanted a simple after shave to use with various soaps. This fits the bill perfect.
This aftershave is of very high quality. Barrister & Mann were going for an Italian Barbershop smell and got this one correct. It has a slight touch of menthol, but the minute you apply to your face you will instantly get a cooling effect. The smell go away after an hour, and leave my face feeling refreshed after each shave. I want to try the classic and spice of the reserve line as well.
Super refreshing aftershave
I'm a huge fan of this aftershave! The menthol and aloe leave my face feeling very refreshed after a nice shave. It tightens up my skin and makes my face feel very smooth too! At first the scent comes off as strong, but then dissipates quickly, so whatever you use on top of it will be the more present scent. This is definitely worth the price, especially since the price just recently reduced to $20 from $25. I will definitely be picking up Reserve Classic at some point, and possibly Reserve Spice.