On the quest for the best Aftershave in the world!!!

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by The Wet Shaver Scholar, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I have no idea. Never smelled Baby Blue. Just going off what RazoRock and reviewers have said.

    Edit: B&M reserve cool I have smelled. It smells just like Floid Blue, except the baby powdery/yeasty scent has been toned down. After doing a search for reviews, it appears that was a deliberate choice, because in the creator's words: "To be honest, Cool is the only one that's not an exact duplicate of the original; I've always felt that Flöid Blue is a little dated even for my tastes, so I had the lab clean it up and remove the weird bread-like [yeasty] quality that shows up as it dries down. It's much less heavy now, but more versatile, in its way.
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    Yeasty. The combo of labdanum and ionone makes the base of the fragrance smell odd to my nose. It's always seemed to catch in my throat a bit, so I decided to excise that part of the design."
     
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  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Vitos dopobarba 400, to my nose, is far too different from Floid Blue to call it an imitation. But very powdery indeed. I like that in winter.
     
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  3. PLANofMAN

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    I rarely make judgement calls on stuff I haven't personally tried, as that is a slippery slope that leads to people having their decisions made for them by others, but in this case, when so many people say the same thing, I have to trust their judgement.

    IB definitely packaged it as a "clone" type fragrance, going so far as to use the same bottles and caps as Floid.

    Edit: hmm. You edited your post before I replied.
     
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am not a fan of the way Italian Barber market their products.

    And yes, I edited my post ... it was not very polite, unfortunately.
     
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  5. PLANofMAN

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    You basically said it was dangerous to make judgement calls on a product a person hasn't tried.

    As it happens, I agree with you on that. That's why I rarely do so, and only when a majority concensus of people who have tried the product agree.

    ...Which in wet shaving is rare.
     
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  6. bscarpenter

    bscarpenter Well-Known Member

    Variety is the spice of life gentlemen. Today I shaved with AoS lavender cream followed by TSD lavender aftershave and guess what.... today my favorite aftershave is TSD lavender. Wonder what it will be tomorrow?
     
  7. PLANofMAN

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    Probably something called "Pure Old Panther Piss."
     
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  8. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    And just like that we are back to the topic of the thread;
    "the best Aftershave in the world"
     
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  9. Bama Samurai

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    I gave them the answer twice already.
     
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    It's a Rite of Passage. Everyone ought to see if they are Chosen. For those that aren't there are all those other aftershaves. I like the ones with FD&C Blue #1!
    FD&C Blue #1.jpg
     
  11. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    It would do a number on everyone, though.
     
  12. RetLEO-07

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

    Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum.
    That is all.
     
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  13. PLANofMAN

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    Someone ought to make an aftershave called "That is All."
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Granted, I haven't tried that, but from all descriptions it would appear to me that the clove smell would knock out that of the Clubman itself.
     
  15. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Right again...but that is true for every fragrance product....and admittedly, The Veg....is very polarizing.....but those casting aspersions, will say you are saying this is only true concerning the Veg.

    But there can be no arguement, that The Veg IS an iconic legend....now will come the semantics and rhetoric that this debate usually summons....

    HEY....For those that haven't seen this....Check this out:
     
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  16. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Instead of looking for the best aftershave, maybe they should be looking for the best reading glasses...:rofl:
     
  17. cmorris357

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

    The B&M Reserve Cool arrived today and it is an almost exact match to Floid Blue. I haven't tried it out yet so I can't speak to the longevity or post shave feel, but I did notice that it contains both alcohol and witch hazel whereas the Floid does not contain witch hazel. Both contain glycerin. As far as scent goes I can recommend it to anyone wanting to try Floid Blue but have had trouble finding any.
     
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  18. PLANofMAN

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    The best review I've ever read for Lilac Vegetal said simply; "It either smells like gunpowder and courage, or it smells like the results of being exposed to gunpowder and courage." ...or words to that effect, anyways.
     
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  19. RetLEO-07

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

    :happy097: :happy102: :happy088:
     
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  20. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    :signs011:
     

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