Tuesday, January 31, 2006

MEN'S GROOMING: Bvlgari pour Homme After Shave Emulsion

What is it? A wonderful, light, milky balm scented with the Bvlgari pour Homme fragrance (Main notes of citrus, orange blossom, darjeeling tea, transparent musks and white amber).

Why does it work? Good hydrator and doesn't make skin feel oily. Scent is subtle. Sadly, I can't find any other info on the ingredients or benefits.

Pros: Lightweight hydrator, a little goes a long way, smells amazing. Worked well on hands and all-over face.

Cons: Scent is light, would be nice to have it make more of a presence.

Bottleworthy? Yes. I was very impressed by it's moisturizing abilities and the fact that it didn't feel or smell chalky, as so many men's AS balms do.

Where can I buy it? At most any department store; 50 ml pour $27.99 at ImaginationPerfumery.com

The Bottom Line: Hard-to-find product, but worth the search. It's hard to think of a more pleasing scent for after a shave and shower, especially in warmer weather. Worked well on hands as well.

Rating (out of 10): 9 (again, if the bottle had a pump and the treatment had UV protection, it would be a 10)

I thought I remembered being told that Chanel actually makes Bvlgari's products - can anyone confirm?


Cait Shortell said...

This almost makes me wish I had facial hair. I take it back! No true wishes to become hirsute, but really this sounds good.

marlen said...

No need to have facial hair to use this! I dare say you could use it on your, ahem, legs after a shave, or even as a light moisturizer for hands and face...

shifts said...

I have to ask this, since I just bought Bvlgari pour Homme After Shave Lotion. Is it the same thing? If you have tested both, how do they differ? I actually went and bought it after reading this review here, thinking it was the same thing. I haven't opened it yet, since I wanted to double check, but I don't think I can keep myself from using this puppy even though it doesn't seem to be the exact same grooming product.