Florida Water Inquiry

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Zykris, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    sounds like an interesting combination........
     
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  2. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Yes it is. Sometimes I give myself a good scalp massage with it.
     
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    There's also Two Girls brand Florida Water from Hong Kong. Not quite the same scent as Murray & Lanman's from what I hear.
    Like ketchup every producer has their own recipe. If you are feeling experimental there are many folks that share their ingredients lists like this one.

    • 5 cups of Vodka
    • 9 cinnamon sticks
    • 18 all-spice berries
    • one orange peel (preferably dried)
    • 3 cups rose petals (fresh or dried)
    • 3 cups Jasmine flowers (fresh to get the scent)
    • three bay leaves
    • 1/2 cup dried angelica root
    • 1 cup aromatic green herbs
     
  4. DDuckyMark

    DDuckyMark Ducky Duck and the Hiding Bunch

    I like it but my girlfriend doesn't so I don't use it much anymore. For me it's a mild smell that lasts forever. I can still smell it a day later
     
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  5. Masonjarjar

    Masonjarjar Active Member

    OK I guess I have to try that now. I can't even imagine it!
     
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  6. Masonjarjar

    Masonjarjar Active Member

    Family Dollar in the Hispanic area of Cleveland carries it, so that may be an idea if your town has such neighborhoods.
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    When I take my evening shower, the FW comes out again when wet.
     
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  8. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I checked locally. No one knows what I'm talking about or, the other case, don't carry it. Small town country life is fun sometimes. Lol I have some bonus points built up on Amazon, so I just ordered a bottle. A lot less of a headache. 5.49 and free shipping, can't complain.
     
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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Welcome to the club.
     
  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Check out the Two Girls variety. To me, the Murray & Lanman is heavy on the orange and cloves. The Two Girls is more bergamot and lavender. I like them both, but at different times. The M&L version lasts longer in my opinion.
     
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  11. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I'll look into that brand. Thank you.
     
  12. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I keep a bottle of it in the bathroom with all my shave junk and a second bottle in the refrigerator to splash on during hot days which means most any day except one or two in February.
     
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  13. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Just got my bottle of Florida Water in. Just by smelling it, I really like it thus far on the scent portion. I definitely get the citrus/clove portion mostly but my nose picks up a little lavender. Gonna give it a full on review when I get my shave on later today.
     
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  14. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Just finished my shave. After the alum block, I had no sting from the Florida Water. Cold water + FW, I did get that cooling sensation many talk about. Strangely enough, when I first smelled it on the bottle, I got orangey/clove/lavenderish. Now after shaving and having it on my skin, I smell a cola-ish smell. I say not a bad choice with the FW.
     
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  15. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    One of the best uses for Florida Water is to use splash or 2 in a sink of water, then soak one of those evaporative cooling do-rags in it for a few minutes. Wring it out, tie it on, and it really helps to keep you cool while working out in the heat.
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  16. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    After my girlfriend and I read a Murray and Lanman description and apparent uses on eBay, we came to two conclusions:
    One, it will apparently rid world hunger, bring about peace in the middle East and single handedly curb north koreas nuclear program, and,
    Two, we needed a bottle each! Can't wait til this stuff comes!
     
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  17. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I became a fan and so did my wife. We share a bottle at the moment. But in the future ill buy more than one at a time.
     
  18. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

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    The lavender version is very nice as well. It's from laboritirios del pueblo.
     
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  19. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    I tried it and didn't care for it (fortunately it was quite inexpensive in a local toko here) ... give me 4711 (or L.T. Piver) any day.
     
  20. Amy Warner

    Amy Warner The Warner

    I just got mine in the mail today! I haven't tried it yet but it smells good.
     

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