The 'Just Three' Challenge

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by timabababaluka, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Another important factor (seeing as I am the world's cheapest man ;))
     
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  2. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Another one that I've only heard about, but never actually seen. Gotta read up on that and see what it's all about.
     
  3. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    I've really enjoyed following Jim and Jim's reports on the PAA soaps and splashes in the 30DC this month. Fascinating scent profiles, but a bit out of my orbit.
     
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    The PAA aftershaves are out of mine, too, but I would like to make another soap purchase at some time...no hurry.
     
  5. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    You get where I'm coming from then--I'm willing to sacrifice scents I like in order to grab 3 that can cover just about anything.

    Out of curiosity, does the Stephan's Bay Rum focus more on the 'bay' in bay rum? My only experience with bay rum was Stirling's (which I really liked), but it was too clove-y for my wife's taste.
     
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Perhaps a little more focus on "Bay". I've always liked how the ingredients appear equally mixed. Some clove, but you don't get much of it. Your wife may go for Stephan's. Also it feels real good on the face&neck..especially in these cold periods.
     
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    It's been a while but I can tell you Stephans has no clove whatsoever (to my nose), which is a plus. Good stuff cheap!
     
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  8. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member

    Yes, a good cologne to pair with it.
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    There's no way I could settle on just three. Good luck!
     
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  10. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    That’s your trouble all right
     
  11. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Several good ones have been mentioned that meet your criteria.
    Old Spice
    Brut
    Florida Water
    British Sterling

    I might add
    English Leather
    Pinaud Vanilla

    Ya know, it’s a lot easier without limits...
     
  12. Lipripper60

    Lipripper60 Member

    I have a bit of an addiction but given your stated boundaries here goes.
    Fine L'Orange Noir
    Fine Santal Absolut
    Fine American Blend
    These three pretty well cover the scent wheel with an alcohol based aftershave with longevity of a cologne or EDP.
     
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  13. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    We better not tell him about the vintage Avon rabbithole.
     
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  14. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    Anyone mention Osage Rub? Tim is a menth head. He may like a pure Menthol AS.
     
  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    If you're truly cheap, you should look on Craigslist for Avon AS.
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    how is your stirling gentleman aftershave? do you like it?
     
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  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I do like it, yes. I put a little more on today, and immediately felt the difference. More of the tobacco scent showed up, but so did the Vanilla. It's a great one to use in the winter.
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic..in my top 3 stirlings..
     
  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Everyone does love that one. I'll try it with different soaps, like TSE Lumberjack next time. But it's great with Gillette Foamy Magnificent Goo.
     
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  20. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    I like what I'm hearing about Stephen's, and would love to get a bay rum that gets the go-ahead from The Missus.

    Thanks, gentlemen :D
     
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