Today's shave was great and destined to become a true classic. I also got another true BBS shave as well which is always a good thing. As you can see, I am running low on the Fine American Blend aftershave. Once it runs out it will NOT be re-stocked in my rotation. It's a good aftershave and obviously I like it because I do use it on a regular basis but in my humble opinion as a hobby distiller, it can be much better if these aftershave splashes were aged. On some days when I open this bottle, I get just the scent itself with a little hint of the alcohol. On other days, I get nothing but the scent of the alcohol which is pretty strong and over powering. Now there's 2 ways you can fix this. You can either age the aftershave for several weeks, or you can filter the alcohol through a carbon filtering system which should remove most of the harshness of the alcohol or even both would be recommended. So PAA's matching aftershave/cologne will be this one's replacement:
Fine's Platinum is the same way and I'm also getting low on it. So PAA's "Al Fin" will be it's replacement. So for me PAA's aftershave splashes and colognes are going to be in my rotation more often. Tiki Bar and Soap Commander's balms will used more frequently as well.