Review: WM. Neumann – 1911 Aftershave

WM. Neumann - 1911 Aftershave

WM. Neumann – 1911 Aftershave

I so enjoyed their 1907 aftershave, that I decided to go back-to-back to try out WM. Neumann’s 1911 Aftershave.

This has all the same ingredients as the 1907 version, with lots of organic, moisturizing, skin-friendly ingredients.  So what I said in the last review hold for this item as well.  It goes on really nicely, especially when you were a bit brash with your shave-work, as I was today.  I used a brand new Personna Medical Prep blade in my Weber DLC safety razor.  I also shaved with Tabac soap, which I am loving more and more each time I use it.  So I can safely say, with that entire lineup, and the very skin-friendly 1911 aftershave, my face feels super smooth and moisturized, and smells really good.

1911 smells as close to those modern-day colognes at the department store.  I say “modern-day” because one of the best aspects of WM. Neumann’s products is that they come from the scribblings of a turn-of-the-last-century apothecary, who happens to go by the same name.  He developed a number of fragrances and that notebook of scribblings became the founding of this company.  And 1911 was their signature fragrance.

The scent feels high-class.  As the company website will attest, it’s a burst of “crisp citruses blended with the rich woody essence of sandalwood, rosewood, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, and spices”.  The woody notes stand out the strongest and really bring this into that modern-day cologne feel.  As I sit here a half hour after application, I am beginning to pick up more and more of those other scents that are mentioned.  It is indeed rounding out nicely into a spicy fragrance with a hint of sweet behind it.  But overall this is a very unique and masculine scent that will go great both during the day and also at night.

2 thoughts on “Review: WM. Neumann – 1911 Aftershave

  1. Natasha

    i was looking for a new aftershave for my boyfriend on the internet, and ‘cuz i have no freaking clue what the difference between cologne/fragrances and aftershaves are (i just know they all have a smell lol) i was quite happy to have found your blog! i’m still not quite sure tho on what to do.

    basically my boy has really super sensitive skin, he breaks out a lot so shaving (wet) is a massive pain, he has to almost every day, cuz his hairs tend to otherwise grow in and cause even more hassle.

    he’s tried an armani aftershave, he’s got some random small-brand ones as well, but nothing seems to work with his *sshole skin lol 🙁

    do you reckon this would be worth a try?

    please help xxx

    1. CaptainRob Post author

      Hey Natasha! Don’t know why I just saw this now, a month later, sorry about that.

      Skin sensitivity usually has to do with either chemicals in the aftershave/cologne, or the fragrance! The stronger the fragrance, the more the skin reacts. I also have sensitive skin, so I am wary of products that have a lot of fragrance.

      Generally speaking the difference between aftershaves, colognes, and EdT’s are the amount of fragrance oils in the product. Aftershaves and splashes have the least amount of fragrance (but still have a scent) so they are the safest products. Colognes have far more so that it something I would probably have him not use.

      You can also look around for products like aftershave balms, that contain either aloe or witch hazel with no alcohol. Or you can even look for products that are labeled as specifically made for sensitive skin.

      One of my favorite scents that is also made specifically for sensitive skin is Jermyn Street Aftershave Lotion, made by british shave experts Taylor of Old Bond Street. It smells awesome and works awesome without irritating sensitive skin. That is one I would definitely have him try out.


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