04-11-2013, 12:12 PM
  • Tonality
  • Attempted Soap Sabbatical
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Like any good scientist, I was lost in thought during my classes today.

I had caught a whiff of Old Spice in passing today and my desire to use it grew, but I remembered the things I did not like about it. The scent was too strong, and burn was too hot. How could I rectify this and make it suitable to my preferences?

Pinaud Classic Vanilla! Same scent family, light but pleasant scent to cut the OS down to a reasonable level... But also burned too much.

Thayer's Superhazel! Extra soothing and doesn't make my skin oily.

But there was still something missing, summer is coming and both the OS and Clubman are warmer scents.

I had it. Racing to my "extras" drawer I found a little baggie from a forgotten order. Menthol Crystals! I picked out three large ones, crushed them up and added them to the mix.

The final test. I washed my face and splashed some on...

Perfect! Chilling, soothing, and smells great without being to overpowering. This Frankenstein has found a home. Final mix was about 1/2 Clubman Classic Vanilla, 1/4 Old Spice, 1/4 Superhazel, and 3 large menthol crystals.

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 04-11-2013, 02:06 PM
  • tgutc
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That sounds really good. Adding some glycerin would be a nice touch too.

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 04-12-2013, 08:33 AM
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I've done something similar by mixing Master's Bay Rum, Dickinson's Witch Hazel, and OS. I don't think I've added menthol crystals to it, but I have added them to straight Master's BR so it would probably be great for summer use. I actually 'water down' a lot of my aftershaves with the witch hazel. I like tgutc's idea of adding some glycerine as well.

Glad you enjoy your creation.

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 04-13-2013, 03:08 AM
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It's alive! Smile

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