Favorite aftershaves?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Queen of Blades, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Tommy_C

    Tommy_C New Member

    I have to say that this has really piqued my curiosity. I would NEVER have thought to use Listerine as an aftershave. Since I was intrigued, I picked up a bottle of cool mint Listerine, today, and will give it a shot on my next shave.

    As an aside, I must say that I get a real kick out of these old ads. It seems laughable to us, now, that an ad would say to use Listerine as an aftershave for its disinfectant properties and that, if you didn't, you might actually DIE from a nick that got infected. I just find it hard to believe that people were actually that gullible back then.
  2. D.irving79

    D.irving79 Gemocrat

    the gold is what is used :)

    take back what you bought and pick up a bottle of that.

    and back then, while a slim chance, you could die from an infected razor cut. these were the days before penecilin remember.
  3. Infotech

    Infotech Active Member

    That next to last sentance sounds pretty funny:

    "While you're making your toilette don't forget to gargle a little Listerine"

    Making your toilette? What the hell are they talking about? :rofl
  4. texquill

    texquill Member

    toi·lette (twä-lt)
    1. The act or process of dressing or grooming oneself; toilet.
  5. apswartz

    apswartz New Member

    Ah! I often start with Thayers Lavender WH followed by the Aloe Gel.

    The difference may very well be that secret 10% ingredient! :D
  6. Htownmmm

    Htownmmm Member


    Aqua Velva
    Osage Rub
    Pinaud Citrus Musk
    SCS Mediterranean Citrus
    Mennen Cool Spice
    Ogallala Bay Rum w/ Limes & Peppercorns


    SCS Lavendar A/S Milk
    SCS Savory Rose A/S Milk
    Aqua Velva Ice
    GFT Extract of Limes Skin Food

  7. smokelaw1

    smokelaw1 Member

    Floids Italian
    Alt Inns

    TSD Iced Lime Milk
    GFT Coral Skin Food

    These four are pretty much all I use at this point.
  8. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    My skin is too oily for ASB except a few really dry days in the middle of winter, so I'm alcohol and alum all the way. I use to use Stetson Sierra before I started caring how I smell. My daily is now CK Eternity, but I'm looking to branch out. The Eternity is good for daily wear as it's a good, mild, clean scent. I'd like something a little stronger for weekends and special occasions. Using the alum block, I could go to a cologne for this and really like the scent of T&H 1805, but it still might be a touch on the mild side for weekends/evening.
  9. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    You wore aftershave when you were 6?? :eek:

  10. Spirit_of_76

    Spirit_of_76 Yardley Ninja

    Caldey Island is my favourite scent-wise, I don't think it's something that would get the serious menthol-heads drooling, but it has a curious cooling and refreshing feeling to it as well.
    For overall skincare benefits Rivvivage A/S can't be beaten
    Honourable mentions to: Alt-Innsbruck, DRH Sandalwood and L'Occitane CADE.
    I don't use branded balms anymore, just Nilotica Shea Butter which is very nice.
    Kind regards,
  11. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Nope, I was just a stinky man until recently :ashamed001
    Tell your daughters it's true that boys stink :signs113
  12. barbarosa

    barbarosa New Member

    Alt Innsbruck
    TGR Balm
    Swiss Pitralon
    Floid Blue
    Proraso Pre-Post
  13. Bussemand

    Bussemand Well-Known Member

    I only use balms.

    Favourites are:
    Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male" and "Gaultier2".

    Davidoff's "Silver Shadow"

    Alcohol is for internal use ::
  14. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    I just ordered samplers from Trumpers and T&H, so hopefully I'll find a new favorite :D
    I'll also be make an order from TSD store this weekend, so I'll have a great sample array. I'll get TWGW to help select scents for TSD samples (soap, cream, and A/S splash), and have her pick which Taylor's cream sample to get (I have to try one). I'm thinking I'll sample MWF and/or P160 also.
  15. cv2_r

    cv2_r New Member

    Aqua Velva Lime NOS:Made in Canada

    I have a full bottle listed on ebay, new old stock, scent still strong. Made in Canada, by Beecham Inc., circa 1980's for north American market, similar product as the US original. (125 ml, or 3.5 US oz):happy069:happy069:happy069:happy069:happy069:happy069
    If interested, please see ad...

    Many thanks,

  16. guerty

    guerty New Member

    Aqua Velva
    Mennen : Skin bracer & Green tonic
    Williams : Savane
    Taylor : N° 74
    Givenchy : Very irresistible

    Witch hazel
    Lucky Tiger AS Toner

    Nivea for men : Essentials & sensitive
    Argan for men
    L'Occitane CADE
    Jean-Paul GAULTIER : Monsieur
    Skin Food : Coral & Limes
    Task : Stop burning (after straigth)
    Tom Robinn : Anti-fire (after straigth)

  17. blackstangal

    blackstangal Member

    My favorites are BRUT,OLD SPICE FRESH LIME,AQUA VELVET and STETSON:happy093
  18. oxcrew

    oxcrew New Member

    I like nivea shave balm have forever and actually opened my eyes to other shaving products and if there was a way to shave then what I was doing. Alcohol based all I have tried is a polo sample that was given to me but it wasn't great but it did smell good.
  19. lamontqsanford

    lamontqsanford New Member

    Favorite A/S is Speick with Osage Rub and A/V Ice Blue a tie for 2nd.

    Favorite balm is Wesley & Scott Lime A/S Balm. I think I am going to have to try some TSD A/S milk to see if it overtakes my WS
  20. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    To follow up my earlier post, TSD is the best performing A/S I've used, though I wish I'd ordered the TSD signature scent instead of Spring Equinox. I have a TSD Signature SC and I'm sad I will only get to enjoy it for a few shaves.:sad023

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