Never used it as an aftershave, but it reminds me of my grandfather. He used it for everything. As a congestion relief rub, to treat ant bites, hell, he even used it as an after shower splash, lol!!!!
The scent wont last the whole day, but it is indeed strong. I dunno where you live, but here in PR, where it is produced, if you smell like "alcoholado" (Bay Rum) you're either ill or very old.