WM. Neumann & Co. are an awesome company for shaving products. They are the quintessential “old-timey” type of company, whose roots trace directly to the early-1900’s dusty apothecary type of place where you would get your snake oils and candy sticks. The recipes of their products come right out of WM. Neumann’s own notes, which were handed down through the family.
The Lime & Mint scent sounded intriguing to me so after today’s shave, which was a little rushed, admittedly, I knew I’d be in for a treat.
They say on their own website “it stings like the dickens”. Yes, it does, but its not too bad. The combination of the sting and the smell are kind of like that dual sensation thing that pleases your soul. Like the sweet vs salty of a chocolate covered pretzel. It was a sensation that totally wakes you up.
The lime is a darker lime scent. Definitely lime, but a dusty, manly lime. And the mint is really intriguing here adding a certain twang to the lime scent, and adding to the good-morning-ness of this aftershave. And as I am going on here, the smell is getting more and more delicious.
This, as in all of their products, is loaded with natural ingredients that are great for your skin. Stuff to sooth irritation and moisturize. Astringents and nourishing ingredients too. And tea tree oil to fight bacteria and stop and infections on the parts where you were sloppy with the razor.
I’m a bay rum kind of guy, so I can’t say this would be an everyday aftershave for me. And if I was feeling lime, I’d probably grab a bay rum & lime combo first. That being said, if you are a fan of lime, you do have to give this a shot. It stands apart, and is a top-notch quality product.