Avon mixology

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by gorgo2, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    This will be a very short thread.

    80% Oland [Aramis] +
    20% Excalibur [E.L.] =

    something very, very nice, identifiable as both to those who know Avons but possibly better than either. It was an accident but a happy one.

    Now I'm wondering about Tai Winds + British Sterling. Anybody got a sample of TW you can part with? Haven't had or seen any in years.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2023
  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Unfortunately Tai Winds reminds me too much of Brut (bad scent memories with that) and I gave it all away. Had almost a quart at the time.

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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I enjoy mixing Wild Country with Pinaud Citrus Musk 50/50 ..... makes a nice clean citrusy powder scent.

  4. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    But how does it taste? :eatdrink013:
  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Shoot me your addy if interested in a full pipe. [​IMG]

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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Shoot me a line if you're interested in some Oland and Everest (a full bottle of each).

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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    "When your mouth gets numb and tingly you know you taken a hit of ....... Wild Lime"

    "Feel clean and freshens your breath after every shave"

  8. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Well, to his credit, he did say, "scent", where I have seen others use the word "flavor" to describe an aroma.
  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    And what would be a proper garnish?
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Mint leaves and a splash of rum.

  11. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    Years ago I got a handful of Avon decanters. One is a thimble which should indicate a ladies scent. It's filled with a root beer colored liquid that smells tarry and has a rose note. Mixed with Wild Country it's very very good. Unfortunately the thimble is unlabeled so I don't know what is in it. I have looked on Avon forums and none of the scents that came in a thimble have a scent profile that fits.:signs002:
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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Is that the mix you gave me in the blue car decanter?
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I believe so
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  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Whatever it was, it might have gone off. I believe Avon's women's perfumes weren't as apt to hold up for decades like the a/s tend to.

    Edit: this? Sounds like it could be a match.


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  15. orangeman

    orangeman New Member

    What is the rarest Avon survivor out there. Blue Blazer ?
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  16. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    One Man Show laid on top of Windjammer is an excellent combination.
  17. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Do I have to wait another year to post here?

    I've tried Tai Winds, Spicy, Brisk Spice, Leather, and Wild Country. All vintage. All off the bay. Still have plenty left in the bottles of each. I bought a few extra bottles of Spicy and Brisk Spice. The latter is a great knockoff of the Fulton Old Spice.

    I found Tai Winds very similar to Brut as well. Mixing them would be interesting, but I'm not sure that it would smell much different. I've heard people say that Tai Winds smells nothing like Brut. Oh well. Some people say Brut smells like Pinaud Clubman Original, but I detect no similarity whatsoever.

    Wearing Spicy right now and loving it.

    What other Avons should I try that are easy to get?
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2023
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  18. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    1/3 each in a 2 fl oz glass sprayer...

    Avon Excalibur a/s
    Avon Blend 7 a/s
    Coty Aspen cologne

    Topped off the spray bottle with TSD Winter Pagoda splash. The green/wood/spice blend smells wonderful and got complimented at work.
  19. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Island Lime. Classic.

    Deep Woods...greenish, a little musky but not the powdery punch in the nose that WC can be. I used to dig it but now it's kinda meh. Can be found almost anywhere.

    Tribute...one of their first big Avon For Men hits. Lavender opening is not bad but may be an acquired taste.

    ...light, crisp, slightly woody. Safe to wear anywhere.

    Oland...dark, rich, even smoky. Probably best not to be worn just anywhere, and beware of bottles that smell off. They are.

    Try Bravo and Lover Boy at your own risk. Yikes.
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Island Lime isn't easy to find at a reasonable price but who knows it may show up in a future PIF. ;)

    BTW I find Avon Clint and Avon Legacy Very nice as well.


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