First there is the natural composition with the ingredient list starting with shea butter, aloe vera and witch hazel. You want smooth and soothing, this bottle is what you are looking for!
My Nelson & Floyd razor has a perfect head angle for my mug so there is never any issues. But regardless, shaving is still a demanding process on the skin and the Cerf Rouge Recovery is certainly well named. It makes me feel like Salma Hayek’s dress just glided on my face. What pain or discomfort could I be feeling?!
Then there is the fragrance! The front label states “Black Cherry Bourbon”. OK, I’m interested! The cherry element is actually more of a middle note where vanilla and bourbon come first with a smoky finale. If you are into classic tobacco fragrances and visual, this aftershave will satisfy! And don’t get me wrong, the black cherry is there with a touch of deep sweetness.
I have two main criteria when it comes to aftershaves:
1- Post-shave skin relief
Cerf Rouge gets 5 Stars on both from me!
Cerf Rouge is an aftershave and as such it resembles more an eau de cologne or an eau fraiche perfume concentration which typically renders under 2 hours of fragrance. Considering the beauty of this arrangement I would certainly wanted more and can imagine that there would be an audience for an eau de toilette. Hint! Hint!