Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Aftershave Balm

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Crabtree & Evelyn Aftershave Balm

A British brand that has been around since the 70s, known for exotic fragrances.

I ordered this before Christmas, when they had a sale on. At the regular price it was way too expensive for me to even consider it (looked a rip-off to me).

I love the sandalwood fragrance from the shaving creams I have, so I was a bit shocked to find this smelt nothing like them. This is a very pungent, heavy, even cloying scent. To my nose it’s very unpleasant.

The cream itself is good, very thick, and comes in a nice pump bottle to make dishing it out easy. It goes on smoothly and is absorbed well.


This is expensive, coming in over even the likes of T&H. It performs well enough, though no better than those a lot cheaper, but the scent is a show stopper for me. Definitely one to test first, because I found the fragrance revolting. Needless to say, I can’t recommend it and I won’t be buying any more.

Filed under: Balm, Post-Shave

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Last updated: March 1, 2015