Looking for a Witch-Hazel scented like AdP Colonia with menthol to use as Aftershave

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Tim Spencer, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member


    As the description says. I want to find a simple mentholated witch hazel that has an Acqua di Parman Colonia type lemony scent. I've ordered the Acqua di Parma Shaving cream but I don't think I need a potent smelling aftershave balm/splash, just something light and refreshing to finish the shave, then I will put on the finishing fragrance/cologne. Can anyone recommend a good product that matches what I'm looking for?
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    thayers makes a lemon witch hazel/astringent.has alcohol and aloe..you could add menthol as i do..they may have the non alcohol toner as well. 20190724_191108.jpg
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  3. ddillas

    ddillas New Member

    Inspirazion Di Parma (or just Parma Inspirazion) by Catie's Bubbles made for Razor Blades and More. The matching soap is amazing too.

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  4. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Not exactly AdP but is really great stuff:
    Pereja lemon cologne

    Amazon.com....veddy inexpensive and super refreshing, tis a staple in every Turkish household.
    Also: Bogazici Lemon Cologne

    Same kind of thing...different brand...if I was blindfolded, I'd have trouble telling the difference.

    But both of these have alcohol....great for killing germs.

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    duru limon turkish cologne..
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  6. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    That one too

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  7. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

    There's no such animal. You'll have to make it yourself. Just begin with a bottle of unscented witch hazel and keep adding AdP until your creation smells more like AdP than witch hazel. Then add menthol crystals.

    I added 4711 cologne to witch hazel and I love the stuff. The cologne adds just a bit of alcohol which gives me a very slight burn and which I like.
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  8. Ozwhisker

    Ozwhisker Member

    Buy some Stirling Piacenza Aftershave Splash or EDT and add as much as you like to your witch hazel. Then add some Frost Drops. Job done.
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  9. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Stirling aftershave splashes have witch hazel in them after alcohol. I like them better than only alcohol types.

    Piacenza is their rendition of an AdP like scent.
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  10. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

    I've tried the AdP-like colognes, and to my schnoz, the real thing is the masterpiece. Personally I'd buy a bottle of real AdP and add a little to the witch hazel. Then you could wear what's left in the bottle when you go out. By the way, AdP has been around since 1916.
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