Proraso is a classic brand and is know for their shaving products. This aftershave lives up to their name. It is a quality product, leaving your skin hydrated and feeling good after a nice shave. Not too greasy either. Overall good product, gets the job done.
After using this aftershave a couple times, I can say that I'm happy with it. It's effective and does its job. I was particularly worried about burning after one shave, and nothing happened after using this.
Would not purchase again
It feels like any aftershave cream would feel, but it was nothing special and feels like a waste of plastic for how small the birchbox sample was. It makes my face smell like a carpet...? I don't think that's a good thing or what they were going for.
An OK aftershave
I have used Proraso shaving creams in the past (they make and package one for C.O. Bigelow), and I really like how the eucalyptus smells and feels in them. I thought trying out this aftershave in conjunction with the cream would further enhance the experience but it fell short. The scent is a little bland and it has a very runny consistency, so it may work very well for other guys' faces, just not mine. It's not a bad aftershave, for me it just didn't live up to the standard set by the shaving cream of the same brand.
Didn't burn at all (even with a nick). Loved the consistency - very thin and a little quantity covers a fair area. No sticky residual feeling from the first application or thereafter. Not rating it a 5 simply because the fragrance isn't anything spectacular, but does the job VERY well otherwise.