Just a quick one... Myrsol Emulsion: Wanted to try this for ages but never got around to it, finally picked up a bottle last week and have been using it after every shave since it arrived. I paid just over £13 for the bottle so not too expensive for 180ml of product, the most I've seen it for is £16 so still not bad considering the volume provided is nearly double the amount for your average balm. Presentation is classic Myrsol (in fact I think I'm right in saying Emulsion was the product the late Mr. Miquel Ricou Sole founded his business on.) I like the thick glass bottle with finger grips and its not just cosmetic as this design prevents it slipping out of your hand and if used correctly also prevents the product dripping over the paper label and spoiling it. Consistency is very thick, retrieving it from the glass bottle brings back memories of slapping the end of a ketchup bottle! However, once on your face and rubbed in it does seem to thin down a little, its absorbed fairly quickly and left my skin supple for a good 4-5 hours after application. I dont feel it helps soothe irritation at all, apparently there is menthol in the composition but I couldn't detect any and I would describe the scent as faintly medicinal but gone within 5 minutes. In my opinion this is not a balm to soothe and repair but might help alleviate dry skin post-shave? It is also recommended for use pre-shave but I'm yet to find any pre-shave product that makes any difference to the actual shave so haven't tried it myself. I did read Mr Miquel used to use it as a shaving cream of sorts which sounds impressive but further reading of his interview will reveal he also only ever did one WTG pass using a Wilkinson Sword classic DE, so not much of a test then... Ingredients are as follows: Simple formula with a couple of nasties, triethanolamine and methylparaben... Both completely unnecessary, why they haven't reformulated to remove them is beyond me. Upon my first use of Emulsion I was immediately reminded of another product I've used very recently - Mitchell's Wool Fat body lotion. The Myrsol is slightly thicker but otherwise they feel and perform exactly the same... I've compared ingredients and they are pretty much the same except the Myrsol has Glycerine and the Fat has Paraffinum liquidum. Conclusion: Would I recommend it? If you suffer with dry skin post-shave then yes. Would I buy it again myself? No. For my face there are superior products out there.