For the most part, OTC is not a grooming-focused resource. That’s not to say that we won’t tell you when we do like something, like The Art of Shaving products; great stuff. Colognes are another thing altogether, and something that is very difficult to endorse as what smells great on you is awful on your best friend (or vica versa). It really doesn’t matter if George Cloony loves it or Napoleon wore it way back when.
So, it is with that in mind that we recommend EastWest Bottlers’ MOONSHINE: a gentleman’s Cologne. We really like it because the notes and tones of this very masculine fragrance are well-balanced and not too strong. It’s a good blend that captures a woodsy aroma with hints of spice, including notes of black pepper, tobacco, leather, gin, and patchouli.
The packaging is equally creative; each 3.4 oz bottle is delivered in rustic burlap sack packed inside a simple wooden crate.