Aqua Vera.. No its not a badly spelled version of the Aqua Velva.. Its (as far as I know) the oldest Swedish after shave still in production. When it arrived is lost in history but somewhere between 1920-34 seems to be the first time one could find it in stores.. It has a classic citrusy scent and a lot of sting.. Its very old-school and classic.. As for cooling, due to its high alcohol content its actually quite cooling - but no menthol.. It drenches razorburn right away.. If your up for a class act - Go Aqua Vera!!