Three Musketeers Aftershave Recipes

Find the aftershave that works best for you and your skin by choosing traits based on three of literature’s most beloved characters.

| March/April 2020

I named these three aftershaves after Alexandre Dumas’ popular musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose famous motto — “One for all, and all for one!” — earned them an eternal place in literary history. In my opinion, they’re representative of three very distinct types of men.

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Athos was a deep thinker and visionary who commanded great respect from his contemporaries. A born leader, Athos helped ground the group and keep them focused on the task or adventure at hand. For this man, I’ve created a classic aftershave made with dark rum and fragrant spices. Yield: 4 ounces.

  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Zest from 1 small orange


Mix all the ingredients together. Pour into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Place the jar in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. Strain off the liquid, and then pour it into a clean container.

To use: Lightly splash on the face after shaving. 

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