03-10-2014, 08:22 AM
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  • Rufus
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On pure spec. I bought a bottle of Alt Innsbruck aftershave last week. I'd been eyeing it for some time, but was hesitant to buy it because I couldn't get a good understanding of what menthol and tobacco smells like. This stuff is absolutely brilliant; I love the feel of the menthol and the fragrance reminds me of TOBS No. 74 Original Aftershave, which happens to be my favourite. Alt's fragrance is a bit more intense and sweeter than TOBS's, but they share common fragrance tones. TOBS No. 74 is my number one all-round aftershave, but Alt is right up there. Serendipity, I believe.

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 03-10-2014, 02:23 PM
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i never tried no 74 - but a reviewer ungallantly said: 'it smells like a whore's handbag. it's disgusting'. but my great love is alt-innsbruck - and alternate it with frostbite (for action) - camaldoli (a bit noisy but women turn heads in a positive way) and tüff green (when wanting to be anonymous).

i'm not particularly whore-ish but i think i must try #74 in a not so distant future.

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 03-10-2014, 06:04 PM
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  • tgutc
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Alt Innsbruck is one of my favorites. It's also my wife's favorite which is a bonus. I typically save it for a day out with my wife. I think it's a little bit strong for work. I don't agree that it smells similar to No 74 though. YMMV.

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 03-11-2014, 04:24 AM
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  • Rufus
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(03-10-2014, 06:04 PM)tgutc Wrote: I don't agree that it smells similar to No 74 though. YMMV.

In the bottle they don't smell similar, but when they're on my skin they do, although the No. 74 is not as intense or sweet smelling as the Alt. I find that most colognes and aftershaves smell different when I get them on my skin; hence when buying I insist on trying any new fragrance on the back of my hand and not on the little piece of paper proferred by the sales clerk. Perhaps it's my nose or my skin or both.

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 03-23-2014, 09:11 AM
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I had a bottle of Alt Innsbruck. As much as I wanted to like it, I found it to be cloying. It's gone on to a better home.

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 03-23-2014, 09:23 AM
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(03-10-2014, 02:23 PM)tonsorius Wrote: i never tried no 74 - but a reviewer ungallantly said: 'it smells like a whore's handbag. it's disgusting'.

i'm not particularly whore-ish but i think i must try #74 in a not so distant future.

I must find this 74 soon.

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 03-23-2014, 09:24 AM
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  • Johnny
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I love Alt Innsbruck and would not be without it. I always have an extra bottle on hand.

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 03-23-2014, 09:26 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Everyone's nose is different but I find the scent of 74 original to be totally different from alt Innsbruck. I cannot describe the 74 other than to say it is unique and kind of grassy

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 03-23-2014, 10:53 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I really like this one, specially because it's very different from everything else.
The top notes are extremely sweet (too sweet for me), but the base notes with tobacco are delicious.

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 03-23-2014, 11:35 AM
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(03-23-2014, 09:23 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(03-10-2014, 02:23 PM)tonsorius Wrote: i never tried no 74 - but a reviewer ungallantly said: 'it smells like a whore's handbag. it's disgusting'.

i'm not particularly whore-ish but i think i must try #74 in a not so distant future.

I must find this 74 soon.

Biggrin

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 03-23-2014, 01:00 PM
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  • freddy
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When folks started talking up Alt Innsbruck a couple of years ago, I took a chance and ordered a bottle. To my surprise, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would and it has never left my rotation. The one thing I have noticed recently, though, is that sediment has developed. A good shake of the bottle and I'm good to go but I was rather surprised to noitice that.

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 03-23-2014, 03:48 PM
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that's odd freddy. i usually add 5 drops of clycerol to all my as* and shake before use but never experienced sediments - but also i use it up within a couple of months. i will take a close look on my unopened bottles though.

* no need for anything extra in frostbite Biggrin

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 03-23-2014, 04:30 PM
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  • freddy
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Marius, I have wondered if it has something to do with its age. Because I have so many aftershaves, colognes, and EdTs, a bottle of anything will usually last me a very long time. However, even then, sediment is not usually a problem.

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 03-23-2014, 04:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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Do you have it setting in the sunlight?

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 03-27-2014, 03:29 AM
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I like Alt-Innsbruck. For me it goes on smelling heavy of floral but then settles into something very nice.

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 06-01-2014, 12:14 PM
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Looking forward to receiving the sample I ordered last week!

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 06-02-2014, 07:48 PM
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  • Lando
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the best of the best

and more importantly my wife likes this one

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 06-05-2014, 04:51 PM
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Sample reviewed today. Will be ordering a bottle. This stuff is awesome!!

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 06-08-2014, 02:59 PM
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I own the 100 ml bottle with the old fashioned sprayer.

I use it as a scent of the day, and not as an after shave per se as it's an Eau de Cologne concentration and really not an after shave.

I also find that it stings quite a bit when used as after shave for the very same reason - the cologne concentration.

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 06-13-2014, 04:44 PM
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Alt Innsbruck ist wunderbar!
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