Cologne Russe Aftershave
We blend lemon, bergamot, petitgrain, and herbs with violet, rose, bay, and amber to produce a rich, beautifully fresh scent derived from the colognes of old. The scent is distinctly warmer than most other cologne-type fragrances, owing largely to its inclusion of castoreum, benzoin, and vanilla. Clean and elegant without the aloofness of some other scents, Cologne Russe is the perfect way to brighten your morning.
Net wt. 3.5 fl oz., Made in the USA
Light, clean and amazing.
I used Seville before this, which is also amazing... I like this one because it isn't quite as strong as the Seville scent and it doesn't overpower the room when I put it on. The Seville aftershave always made me feel a little self-conscious when I first put it on because it was very strong. The Cologne Russe, on the other hand, is not overly powerful. They both mellow out after a little time, but this scent is definitely more subtle. The scent itself smells fantastic. It is kind of cologne-like but maybe a little sweeter with hints of vanilla and citrus. The aftershave definitely calms the skin, reducing irritation and minor nicks. My skin feels very soft and well hydrated for the entire day. I can't recommend Barrister and Mann products enough. I've tried cheaper alternatives such as Colonel Conk (which I found to be terrible) and similarly priced options such as Taylor of Old Bond Street. The stuff from Taylor was pretty good, but I definitely recommend spending the few extra dollars and giving the Barrister and Mann products a try. The scents are better, the shave is better and I'll never go back.
I bought the soap and aftershave, both are amazing, would love to see this scent come to more products.
Amazing smell and performance
I love this scent! The performance is unlike any other brand i've tried, i will absolutely be coming back for more from B&M..especially if they release an EDT or EDP for this scent :)
I'm pretty new to wet shaving, but I've really enjoyed using this aftershave. It has a strong initial scent but mellows out pretty quickly.
Hello leather, there you are!
I purchased both the soap and the aftershave of this gorgeous scent and, let me tell you, they really must be experienced together. The soap starts the scent journey and the aftershave finishes it off by filling in the gaps. While the scents of the soap and aftershave are clearly the same, the leathery accords of amber and castoreum are much more prevalent in the aftershave. It's like layering the basenotes of a fragrance with the top notes separately. The soap has all of the top notes and the aftershave rounds it out with the basenotes. If, like me, you love "Cuir de Russie" type fragrances, you will not be disappointed with this masterpiece duo! Citrus, Violet, and Leather! One of the best shaving scents in my opinion! I can't imagine anyone disliking this!