The number of complements I received after using Fine’s “L’Orange Noir” aftershave is one of the reasons I decided to pick up Fine Accoutrements Snake Bite Aftershave (from Amazon). People seemed to really enjoy the scent (which lasted quite long for an aftershave), and I really enjoyed using it. Another reason for picking this up was the marketing. It has a great name, and slogan The Original Burn & Quench, and the bottle were all calling to me to pick this up. And it did not disappoint.
The name Snake Bite comes from its over abundance of menthol in its formulation, apparently 5x the amount found in other splashes and it is very apparently. Splashing some on your face forces your eyes wide open. Kind of like biting down on a pack of Halls Mentho-Lyptus – you know the ones that come in the black packaging. If you are dragging ass in the morning you won’t be after using this splash. A very unique and wonderful experience really. Quickly after applying the splash begins to cool on your face providing the Bite. The feeling doesn’t last too long, 15 or 20 minutes – just right.
Fine’s Snake Bite is virtually scentless if you are looking for a lasting fragrance this isn’t for you, I would recommend their Fine Accoutrements “L’Orange Noir” offering if you are looking for that type of experience.
The Snake Bite does a great job tightening up your face, which, if you are using daily could dry out your skin. If that is the case, if you don’t already, you may want to consider a moisturizing routine.
Then there is the packaging. I love it. It looks good on your counter and is fun to read. Even my wife got a kick out of the “Apply sparingly, and keep away from women and children” warning. All around the packaging has a nice nostalgic feel to it.
In the end my second product from Fine Accoutrements is another success. Having said that if I had to only have one of the two offerings I would probably opt for the L’Orange Noir over the Snake Bite. I enjoying the lasting scent of the former, and in the end does just a great of a job as the punch that Snake Bite provides. Not to steer you away from the Snake Bite because it is an experience in itself. For more information check it out on Amazon or on the Fine website.