What's your favourite AS / ASB?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Rusty blade, May 26, 2019.


AS or ASB?

  1. AS

    20 vote(s)
  2. ASB

    3 vote(s)
  3. Both

    17 vote(s)
  4. Nothing.

    0 vote(s)
  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Alcohol lotion, Myrsol, choose your flavor.

    Low alcohol (17%) D. R. Harris Pink

    No alcohol, Thayers witch hazel toner, especially the rose petal.

    Everyone likes a deal, and almost everyone likes Myrsol, but it’s pricey in the US in the crystal bottle. But you can get 1-liter refills from Gifts and Care for around $22 US, and then just refill the one of the coolest crystal AS bottles ever made. Granted, shipping will be another $10-12, but it’s still a deal. I go through about 200ml a year using it most of the time, so a liter is a 5-year or more supply. If you don’t care about the fancy bottle, just grab a liter of your choice and refill the hot sauce bottle (rinse well first, lol).
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  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    We have an exciting survey race here between Aftershave and Both..both(chuk yuk yuk)at 45.9&. One projection I can safely make is that Nothing will lose. After all, Nothing has just that, nothing (0%).
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  3. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    I liked Arko comfort so much that i used it all up :(
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    if and when balm is needed i use proraso,crabtree and evelyn lime,henri and victoria or nivea..
  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I rarely use ASB, usually at night on the rare occasions I shave right before bed. It has a lighter scent than AS, and doesn't annoy my wife when she's trying to sleep.

    Safari for men ASB...long discontinued. The two bottles i have should last a lifetime, since i rarely use it.

    My regular aftershave is Derby City Chop Shop Winter Reserve. I try to buy a couple bottles a year, since they only make it seasonally.
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  6. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Their website shows it out of stock and doesn’t indicate the amount of fl ounces. How many fl ounces? Thanks.
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    7.5 oz.
    It is usually stocked in the fall/winter.
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  8. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

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  9. Steveclarkus

    Steveclarkus Well-Known Member

    Old Spice is my all time favorite AS and I use it daily. Over the past 55 years, I’ve likely used gallons of the stuff. I much prefer the current “Classic” to the vintage which was a bit loud for my current tastes.
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  10. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    AS. My skin is too oily for heavy AS Balm use.
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  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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  12. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member

    I prefer ASB for their moisturizing effects, with alcohol-free being my top contenders- Nivea sensitive skin and Duke Cannon Ice Cold. It's winter and my skin is dry.

    Splashes are something I'm getting back into- used to use Old Spice & Brut. Currently trying AV Ice Blue and plan to buy something from Clubman.

    Oils are something new for me, just bought Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood. Love the scent. Used only once so the final verdict is not in yet on how my face likes it.
  13. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Lately, I have been enjoying Henri et Victoria Unscented ASB.
  14. Macbeth

    Macbeth Active Member

    FLOID VIGAROSO balm. ( and MY balm...better than all I've tried. Nivea Sensitive is nice too as I add a few drops to my mixtures)

    But later I will apply an aftershave.
    Favorites are:
    All those are light scents.
  15. Campion

    Campion Active Member

    I prefer splashes but there are some balms I like. The Italian "shave milk" balms are excellent- Proraso blue and white are superb, and I have a TFS Green Tobacco balm that is outstanding. The best however are the Antica Barbieria Colla milks, especially the green tobacco. Expensive indeed, but terrific stuff.

    I have dry skin, so most days I will either use the newish Aqua Velva 5-in-1 balm and follow it with a splash, or more often I'll use an unscented moisturizer and follow it with a splash. I've used CeraVe moisturizer for the past 6 or 7 years. Really effective, and truly unscented.
  16. I just don’t get ‘balms’. If you want moisturization, get an as with glycerin, duh!
    If you say you have dry skin, use a Masters product, or an A.V. Product.
    I guarantee you won’t be dry.

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