With this short blog I will go down a different path and blog about something I have been meaning to do for some time…. Aftershave! I know this is a car blog but there is a connection. One of my favourite aftershaves is Porsche Design The Essence Eau de Toilette spray.
I think I first came across it in 2011 at Frankfurt Airport when returning from the motor show. I was first drawn to its typical Porsche Design “form follows function” look…. and even today it still catches my eye on the shelf.
So, I admire the design of the bottle….but you ultimately buy an aftershave for its smell not its looks (well I do anyway). The Porsche Design website says it has aromatic myrrh and juniper notes with a warm base note of patchouli and fir balsam.
I know this is all subjective…but to me it has a fresh citrus (slightly floral) uplifting note which makes it my choice for a daytime aftershave. It lasts all day and I don’t need to use loads as a couple of squirts is all that is needed (so a bottle lasts a good while). It isn’t overpowering and that’s the beauty of it as I almost forget that I am wearing it and then from time to time I will notice its fresh notes.
I always take it when travelling as its outer casing is slim but very robust. A nice touch is it has rubber pads on the bottom so it doesn’t move or slip whilst stood on a shelf etc.
So, if you are looking for a fresh, long-lasting aftershave….or one that is car related? I really do recommend trying the Porsche Design Essence.
Porsche Design Essence Eau de Toilette is available from the Porsche Design website in either 50ml or 80ml.