Thought I would try using Whisky as an aftershave and Rum as I bet the cowboys and highlanders did this!
anyway having a scientific type of mind I thought I would post reviews.
i am going to work my way though my drinks cabinet with reviews.
Please feel free to request certain drinks and share experiences or ideas.
i have planned, Jamican Rum, Spiced Rum, several single malts including my personal fav Islay malt, and a pear snaps- Huruska, then I'll try some bourbon.
Ok first review- Captin Morgans Jamaican Rum as an aftershave.
Cost: £15 a litre
Alcohol content: 40% by vol ( I think that is equivalent to 80% proof US? )
Brief. Going to shave as normal then use rum as post shave aftershave, giving marks for alcohol burn, eliminating razor burn, 'feel' scent and after effects, clearly scent and feel are highly subjective but I'll include them anyway along with any notes.
1. Captin Morgans Jamaican Rum
Cold water prep as normal ( I use cold water for everything except oddly to rinse the razor during the shave, the blade edge feels coarser with cold- don't ask me about the science I have no idea )
Soap was D R Harris Almond
Razor was Merkur 34c HD blade an untitled Israeli blade ( part of a sample pack )
Two passes, WTG & ATG
Notes. A damn fine shave this morning, one tiny graze/nick from a prior pimple.
Ok the Rum- used less than a shot, about a tablespoon full like a generous splash of aftershave,
Alcohol burn: low, much lower than my usual AS ( Geo F Trumpers Lime AS )
Eliminating razor burn: good, I usually got some irritation if I don't use some form of astringent, no irritation after.
Feel: pleasant, slightly alcohol warming at first fading to slightly cooling ( evaporation? ) no real sting, not sticky or anything, all gone around the 2 minute mark leaving no scent, according to my nose or wife's.
Scent: as expected Rum! Quite pleasant ( even though I have 5 or 6 glasses last night... ) faded very quickly, surprisingly clear after one minute.
After effects: not overly moisturising, I normally use AS and a skin food but skipped the skin food today. Didn't overly dry my skin either though so no problems.
Thoughts: happy to use this as an AS with two caveats-
I don't need a scent or will apply one separately
2. Might continue to use a skin food also as I previous have.