What's your favorite Aftershave and why

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by LevelupShaves, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    So I did it with soaps let's get a thread going with aftershaves! Let's have it what's your favorite Aftershaves and why? Preferably Splashes but if balms are your thing throw it out there too.

    Personally
    Fine Platinum- Great scent and just the right mix of menthol to alcohol

    Blades Grim Smolder- Great scent alcohol free if that's your thing

    Proraso Green and Red- Good scents and they have lotion properties even though they are Splashes

    VIBR- classic Bayrum nuff said

    Lucky Tiger- light scent good for the face love this when I shave at night


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  2. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    I've been partial lately to greener scents like:
    Musgo Real Oak Moss #2
    Mickey Lee Reunion
    Fine Green Vetiver

    But, ones that I seem to gravitate to are:
    Mickey Lee Grand Havana
    Mickey Lee Colonia di Agrumi
    Old Spice (new)
    TOBS Mr. Taylor
     
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  3. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Copenhagen. My wife loves it so that is all that really matters. I would love to try a variety but AS and cologne get way too expensive.

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  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    The only answer for this is Aqua Velva ice blue. Mods may close the thread now.....
     
  5. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    I was waiting for this sooner or later I'm sure another great teacher on TSD will be throwing the Veg or Osage out there too....

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  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Nope. I doubt they rate those above the velva....we will see though.
     
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  7. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    I've tried many, own a bunch but these I've finished and repurchased:
    B&M Cologne Russe
    Captains Choice North
    Henri et Victoria Cognac and Cuban Cigars
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    I'm partial to these because of their long lasting and great smelling scent.

     
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  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    My favorite is Pinaud VIBR. Not my wife's by a long shot.
    A very close second is my newly acquired Vintage Old Spice. It takes me back to when I was A kid. That was what my dad wore. It makes me feel very relaxed and safe.


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  9. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    You actually have a great list going, but you absolutely have to try chatillon lux, Stirling soap, and musgo real. Of course, pinaud clubman and lilac Vegetal are nice as well.
     
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  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Veg with Arko, Willams with AV.

    Because GAWD.


    Carry on.
     
  11. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Though there's lots of wiggle room about that constitutes a Barbershop scent two stand out for me; Pinaud Clubman & Canoe. To my nose near identical. A Lady friend purchased the Canoe for me, so I save it for her. The Clubman is so very inexpensive that I use it often.
    Then there's Lime. It's a short lived scent but I find it pleasant. Another Pinaud win here - not sure if I prefer Lime Sec or Citrus Musk. Still seeking the elusive and generally pricey Vintage Old Spice Lime. Can't see purchasing the modern European products for their flashy bottles and matching price tags.
    Others I like; Old Spice (Vintage '70's Shulton or P&G), several vintage Avon AS; Wild Country at the top of that pile. For leather scent there's an Avon - Leather, bolder & better Pinaud Special Reserve, or lighter English Leather.
    I like my Osage with a Florida Water chaser. Arko and the Veg may not be date night products but they are still in my den.
    I've given up chasing the newest latest products. Sometimes they pop up and get discontinued fast which makes me wonder just how good could they have been.
     
  12. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    +1 for Aqua Velva. I'll add Aqua Velva musk and Skin Bracer to the list too. I love these scents.
     
  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Good man

    Proceed along the path....
     
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  14. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Aramis. Herself's favorite, therefore mine.
    Number 2 is VIBR.
     
  15. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    This is something that changes often, but here are my top three right now:

    Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender Toner
    Krampert's Finest Frostbite
    Tabac!
     
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  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    If I had to choose one it would be RR XXX. Everything Fine puts out is fantastic.
     
  17. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    I love the soap I may need to check the AS out


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  18. Ektarr

    Ektarr New Member

    Hiya. New Member, First post:

    Currently using Stetson and have for some years. I wear the traditional Stetson daily, and the Stetson Black when I'm heading out for a date with my Lovely Bride. However... Years ago Melaleuca had a Most Excellent aftershave called 'Mate' which had a distinctive Chypre scent. I was asked about it everywhere and -- so as not to dilute the number of people wearing it (and thereby ruin my uniqueness) -- I wouldn't disclose what it was, only that I had it "Imported" (It came from Washington State). They stopped making it entirely for some reason but I keep looking for it, just in case.
     
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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Welcome @Ektarr! If you have a moment, pass by The Welcome Center and make your introduction? All the usual suspects will visit. There may be questions about your gear and shave journey. It's our version of a Meet & Greet. I'd then invite you to sign up for the Newbie Giveaway!
     
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  20. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Cella A/S has a Chypre component.
    Welcome to the Den!
     

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