Not as heavy in the juniper as I'd hoped, but a very pleasant scent. My wife liked it one me, so it will be my special occasion splash. As always, the Captain come through.
It Does Sting a Little...
That being said, I do have sensitive skin and am forever trying products. The initial odor is a real kicker but fades nicely over time. I won't purchase this product again only b/c it's not quite what I'm after, I know other's will love it and that's cool.
While true that the half life is short, I find the scent to be overpowering in a bad way. I was certainly expecting the Juniper, but I was not prepared for the cloying amount of clove, cinnamon and other warming spices. I cannot imagine a less refreshing scent. $17 down the drain.
High quality product; short half-life of scent
This is clearly a very high-quality product which has a soothing effect on just-shaved skin. It has a nice and very unique scent which I would describe as similar to juniper berries (and thus the comparisons to gin in other reviews). The scent doesn't linger for long, though. That is probably by design, so that you can add your own cologne and not worry about the fragrances competing. I am more used to Clubman and Ogallala Bay Rum aftershaves which do stick around for a while (like an hour or more) and that's what I was expecting, so not quite what I'm looking for in an aftershave. But if you want a very nice AS which doesn't linger, this would be a good choice.
Captains Choice North Aftershave
I've been using witch hazel for over 20 years. This was a nice change, it has an initial burn that was pretty mild, a hint of clove that is not overpowering. The smell does not last very long which was kind on nice. Recommended