What is Aftershave?
So what does aftershave do, and what is aftershave for? Well, aftershave is typically a man’s thing, but it is very similar to women’s perfume or body sprays.
While it may not comes as news to most, the difference between aftershave and cologne, perfume, etc, is that an aftershave is more focused on adding a small amount of fragrance (1-2% vs. cologne’s 4-6%) as well as some post-shave nourishment. While the most popular are liquid or lotion, aftershave also comes in the form of scented balms, creams and gels.
What does Aftershave do?
So, what is aftershave for exactly? Why use aftershave when you could just use a great smelling eau de toilette instead? While the original term meant, quite literally, that aftershave after shaving was the best use of the product, this has since changed.
The official purpose of aftershave is to serve as a fragrance enriched product that contains moisturising, anti-bacterial and soothing ingredients. This term has since become open to interpretation with many budget fragrances now adopting the name and, as such, diluting the meaning of the phrase.