Ruds Shaves - Fine Accoutrements Aftershave

Fine Accoutrements offers shaving soap, shaving cream, aftershave, aftershave balms, brushes, razors and shaving bowls. While you can always purchase direct from their site, they can also be found at the following popular third party retailers: Maggard Razors, West Coast Shaving, Amazon and Top of the Chain.

Platinum is based on the famed Aventus by Creed. Fine really put this on the map and did a nice job of duplicating the scent, which features notes of: Pineapple, Birch, Black Currant, Musk, Oakmoss, Bergamot, Apple, Patchouli, Ambergris, Jasmine, Vanilla and Rose. This scent is one of the most favored in wet shaving and for good reason. It is complex and masculine. I am initially met with a smoky pineapple and black currant shot before the scent becomes too complex to pull out individual notes. This is a scent I would consider a multi occasion user and also a multi-seasonal wear. Scent strength is strong out of the bottle with good initial sillage but with a short lived longevity. Try That Soap recommends Ariana & Evans Spartacus, Declaration Grooming Sellout, Stirling Soap Co. Executive Man, and Viking Soaps Ragnar as comparable scent profiles.

Fine Accoutrements Aftershave is a simple formula of: Alcohol, Water, Fragrance and Menthol. The aftershave features a high alcohol bite upon initial application. The consistency is much like water and the aftershave is clear. The aftershave dries quickly, with the dissipation of the alcohol and leaves no residue on the skin. Given the lack of skin food in the aftershave, this provides little to no post shave benefit aside from an initial antiseptic effect due to the alcohol. This is not a great stand alone post shave and I find myself always applying a balm after the aftershave. Fine Accoutrements Aftershave receives a PostShaveScore of 65. For similar performance in post shave I suggest: Folsom & Co. and Clubman Pinaud.

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  • Brush - Mocek "Green Tea" w/ 24mm Maggard SHD (purchased)
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  • Post - Fine Accoutrements Platinum (purchased)