Myrsol Blue & Emulsion

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I've been wanting to try something from Myrsol for a while since they get such positive reviews and when the Blue aftershave and "Emulsion" popped on Buy and Sell, it seemed like a good time to try it, especially as I have come to the end of my Speick aftershave. Picture shamelessly stolen from the ad:

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First, the Blue. It's menthol laced but not massively so. Low alcohol burn. There's not much else happening though. It dries to a pleasant enough powder smell and slightly dries my skin, which is OK since I thought that's were the Emulsion would come in. It's decent, but compared to Speick there's not much face nourishing going on. I'll use it up, but I probably won't get a repeat prescription.

Emulsion - I had heard such great things about this and was hoping for a bit of synergy with the aftershave. Upon applying it and rubbing it in my skin, it started to "curdle" slightly. I can't think of a better way to describe it. The more I massaged it in, the worse it got. The next day I made sure to shake up the bottle and I didn't notice the curdling as much, but I also didn't rub it in as much, thinking maybe that's what caused it. This seemed better, but it dried to a white film on parts of my face, and was incredibly drying. I resorted to some humble Nivea balm to get rid of the white film and put some moisture back in my face. I've since used the Emulsion as a preshave, which is the only use I can find for it. This, despite not really believing in preshaves....Oh well, the bottles look lovely...YMMV and all that.
 
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I've got both (as well as other flavours). Really liking the Blue, but not a fan of Emulsion at all, prefer other balms.
Agua de Limon is one of my splash favourites, esp for the summer time.
 
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