No one wants to be the person (or be around/dating the person) known for ODing on after-shave—but even more so when it has a scent that makes your nose curl. Luckily, there plenty of products out there that come along with an amazing fragrance, all while still moisturizing, soothing, preventing irritation after the skin’s contact with a blade.
No matter what man in your life you’re shopping for, whether it be your S.O., who could really use a new bottle, or not, these picks have received the InStyle stamp of approval.
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Susanne Kaufmann Aftershave Balm Line M
A light cream, this balm has the faintest spicy scent that won't overpower a daily cologne. But even more impressive, it's made with witch hazel extract which is known for being a natural astringent and helping with skin irritation.
Susanne Kaufmann | $74
Tom Ford Noir After Shave Balm
With bergamot, black pepper oil, and Tuscan iris, you might be asking to use it as body lotion.
Tom Ford | $55
DR. CARVER’S DISAPPEARING POST SHAVE DEW
With a slight herbal scent, this bottle won't take over your senses.
Dr. Carver's | $9
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb After Shave Balm
Confession: The writer of this particular story hoards bottles of Spicebomb for herself. It's got a cinnamon-citrusy scent and lays on the skin beautifully. So clearly, if you're a dude and wear it, you need the after shave, too.
Viktor & Rolf | $50
L’Occitane Cade After Shave Balm
Glycerin and shea butter will keep skin moisturized, while cade essential oil, known for smelling slighty smoky or woody, makes its impact with a subtle fragrance.
L'Occitane | $34
Prada L'Homme Prada' After Shave Balm
Prada's signature men's fragrance is formulated in after-shave form too, allowing the iris, amber, neroili, and patchouli notes to stick with your guy even longer throughout the day.
Prada | $48
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Aftershave Balm Tube
A mix of pine musk and lemon, lime, and lavender, this balm is refreshing and sensual.
Penhaligon's | $57