• SumoMe

Recently, I received some vials in the mail from Jake, the founder of Rocky Mountain Shave Co., and I couldn’t wait to try them out. RMSC is based in the U.S.A. and their website is totally powered on wind–way cool. I was lucky enough to receive all three scents, and while each one is drastically different, they all have one thing in common: Straight. Manly.

I know most guys shy away from scents, mostly because any man-focused scents by the major retailers just smells like garbage (see: Axe). Why, you ask? The main reason is that those scents are made from synthetic chemicals and other junk. You’re not going to find any of that with these Rocky Mountain aftershaves.

RMSC makes its aftershaves with ingredients like myrrh, frankincense, and cedar. These aftershaves are inspired by and consist of nature, and are great for anyone who wants an attractive manly scent without overpowering the room like an obnoxious youngin’.

The use of each aftershave is similar: just a dab will do, and each one has a bit of a tingle on freshly-shaven skin that will soothe your skin’s worries away. No more razor burn, and you smell great too. Each scent creates its own back story in my mind:


Night falls, you need to camp,
Your feet tire, after a 9 mile tramp,
Exhausted you fall, sleep you can,
You’ve got a bedroll, what a wiseman.

Bay Rum

While reading works by Hemingway,
Your curiosity won’t let you stay,
A party you hear, complete with steel drum,
Your journey winds up with a bottle of bay rum.


Stowaway on a fishing boat,
To a land without a vote,
You head towards a cabana,
“Here’s a cigar, welcome to Havana.”

Far and away these are the best aftershaves both in smell and function that I’ve encountered, and I foresee myself using these for a long time.

Which smell most intrigues you? Have any specific questions about these aftershaves? Give your two cents in the comments below–extra points for 4-liners.