In the event that there are fans of the late, lamented Barbasol Cool Menthol out there wondering about the new Arctic Chill, I thought I would take a test shave using both. So here goes... Today's test compares a recently-started can of Arctic Chill and a never-before-used can of Cool Menthol from my shave stash, which is now down to 9 cans. I shaved one side of my face with Cool Menthol, then the other with Arctic Chill Both were applied with a soaked, shaken-out Burma Shave boar brush in circular motions. THE MENTHOL: Cool Menthol has more of a menthol kick than the new Arctic Chill. Not quite as intense as Foamy Menthol, but enough tingle to feel cool with a little burn along for the ride. The menthol in Arctic Chill exhibits a less intense menthol effect, and it's all chill with little tingle or burn. It also takes about a half minute on the face for the menthol in Arctic Chill to deliver its menthol punch; Cool Menthol goes to work immediately. SHAVE QUALITY: Both delivered a flawless, nick-free shave with no razor burn and left my face feeling fairly well hydrated. Arctic Chill, to me, is a richer, creamier, more decadent cream than Cool Menthol. However, I did get a significantly closer shave using Cool Menthol. FRAGRANCE: Completely dissimilar, Arctic Chill features much the same light, somewhat florid aroma of Barbasol Soothing Aloe; Cool Menthol tickles the nose with a soapy, menthol bouquet. OVERALL: Arctic Chill is a welcome addition to the Barbasol lineup. For someone brand new to menthol looking for the convenience of a can, this could be just the ticket to start out with. Fans of the vintage Cool Menthol, or Foamy Menthol, may feel shortchanged by the lack of menthol intensity. But it's still worth a try--I only paid US$1.38 for my can of Arctic Chill. What have ya got to lose, really?