04-23-2014, 06:13 AM
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I have a bottle of Old Spice cologne bought by mistake that nobody anyone seem want to trade on the BST.

Do you suppose I can transform it into an aftershave by adding some water when the bottle reaches, say 70% or so to dilute it? I love the scent, but the cologne is naturally too heavy and concentrated to apply as an A/S.

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 04-23-2014, 12:17 PM
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That should work. Water or perfumer's alcohol.

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 04-23-2014, 12:22 PM
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Here is some talk about my experiences doing such a conversion.
http://shavenook.com/thread-chemistry-experiment

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 04-23-2014, 01:00 PM
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Worth the experience! Try! Wink

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 04-23-2014, 02:46 PM
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Thanks for the references.

I think I'll try it. Nothing to lose. Don't intend on wearing it as cologne and won't bin it, so..

Not going to try calculate. What you say? 50/50 or 75/25?

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 04-27-2014, 02:54 PM
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Instead of water try mixing it with plain witch hazel. Much better as an aftershave.

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 04-30-2014, 06:08 AM
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(04-27-2014, 02:54 PM)Razor Bob Wrote: Instead of water try mixing it with plain witch hazel. Much better as an aftershave.

Would it change the scent or is it odorless?

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 05-04-2014, 01:31 PM
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(04-30-2014, 06:08 AM)ffarouki Wrote:
(04-27-2014, 02:54 PM)Razor Bob Wrote: Instead of water try mixing it with plain witch hazel. Much better as an aftershave.

Would it change the scent or is it odorless?

Interesting question. I have a bottle of plain witchhazel from Walmart, so I just went to smell it. To me it smells like perhaps vodka. Reason I have the witchhazel was to experiment with creating a rose aftershave combining it with rose essential oil. You might get a bit of witchhazel just to try it; it isn't very expensive. Oh, and many years ago I did "create" my own Old Spice aftershave from the cologne by adding a dash of it and water in my hand, then applying. Worked okay as I recall. Didn't continue because I soon bought the aftershave to go with the cologne.

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 05-04-2014, 01:43 PM
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(05-04-2014, 01:31 PM)john parker Wrote:
(04-30-2014, 06:08 AM)ffarouki Wrote:
(04-27-2014, 02:54 PM)Razor Bob Wrote: Instead of water try mixing it with plain witch hazel. Much better as an aftershave.

Would it change the scent or is it odorless?

Interesting question. I have a bottle of plain witchhazel from Walmart, so I just went to smell it. To me it smells like perhaps vodka. Reason I have the witchhazel was to experiment with creating a rose aftershave combining it with rose essential oil. You might get a bit of witchhazel just to try it; it isn't very expensive. Oh, and many years ago I did "create" my own Old Spice aftershave from the cologne by adding a dash of it and water in my hand, then applying. Worked okay as I recall. Didn't continue because I soon bought the aftershave to go with the cologne.

The witchhazle is definitely a good suggestion, but I had unfortunately already added a bit of water.

I would say it toned down the scent a little, which means I can splash it without suffocating myself anymore.

But it doesn't feel right. Not like any AS. It was still very stingy and harsh. Of course it won't have any AS properties, but it would've been a shame to chuck the bottle because I never used it as an EDT.

How'd the Rose experiment go at the end?

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