Poll: Are you supposed to pair your shaving cream/soap with your aftershave?
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 05-11-2014, 07:33 AM
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I've noticed that the scent of my shaving soap, currently the sweetness of Blades Grim's Smolder, lingers on my face "underneath" my aftershave splash, Captain's Choice Lime.

Does this mean that shaving soaps/creams should be paired with the aftershave? I mean not necessarily the same brand and scent, but scents that go well together. If this is the case, I may go unscented on everything except the aftershave.

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 05-11-2014, 09:26 AM
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I voted yes but its not really necessary, i like some scents combined with others from different brands.

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 05-11-2014, 09:36 AM
  • vikkktor
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  • Pitesti Romania
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I don,t think. The shaving cream/soap I think must have aroma for couple minutes, after shave for maxim 1h, and the eau de toilette for couple hours. This is the charm of each products, the variety of smell.

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 05-11-2014, 11:24 AM
  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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I usually go for a theme with each shave. Rarely does it involve just one brand.

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 05-11-2014, 11:32 AM
  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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I voted no, I rarely pair scents or brands. The only exception is I use Master Bay Rum (with menthol added) after shaving with Synergy Bay Rum.

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 05-11-2014, 12:59 PM
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I voted no, mostly because I've become more disciplined in using up soaps, while I will always rotate after shaves every day.

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 05-11-2014, 01:04 PM
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I used to do so..."layering" scents to include aftershave splash/balm, with like item EDT....Now I just make up all kinds of interesting combos...Need to really thin out the software side of my den like I did the hardware......

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 05-11-2014, 01:07 PM
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I usually try to pick scents that play well together. Most soaps and creams I have tried don't have scents that linger for too long, which helps, but there are some such as C&S O&C that last pretty long. For those that last longer, I definitely pay more attention to the combo.

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 05-12-2014, 02:01 PM
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But if you like it, do it.

I just prefer to use milder scented stuff for the shaving experience, and then use one of my now 400 full bottles of fragrance for my scent of the day.

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 05-12-2014, 02:03 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I'm trending towards milder scented soaps ... followed by whatever aftershave scent I'm in the mood for ... and they don't necessarily need to match.

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 05-18-2014, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for voting and for the replies. It looks like people generally don't pair their soaps with aftershave. This makes sense as the scents are so temporary. I must say that the Blades Grim "Smolder" soap lasted several hours after the shave and I asked this question to see if it was something that happened with a lot of other soaps - I'm less than 2 months into wet shaving.

It's amazing how my acquisition disorder now puts so much importance on the fragrance. Before, the smell was either ok or not, now there's a question of which fragrance I like will turn into a full product purchase after the sample is used.

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