03-04-2012, 06:04 AM
#1
User Info
It's always fun for me to read through AS/Colognes posts - for the simple reason that this is the one AD I never caught. Angel

Now, I do have a few bottles of AS - but almost all of them were bought from my local barbershop.

They're all Stephan products - Bay Rum, Alpine Menthol and Island Lime. They were all dirt cheap.

I did supplement this with a couple of items that came to me from the forums - Pinaud Clubman, and AV Musk.

That's it, really. I've received samples of other products now and then - mostly in trades, but really my AS/Cologne stable is pretty small.

I like these simple products. They work for me, and the scents don't linger. Mixed with some WalMart Witch Hazel, they're pretty nice and conditioning. My 'skin food' equivalent is CornHuskers + one of the above products. So far, it seems to work.

As I said, in this aspect of our 'hobby', I'm cheap.

Any other cheapskates out there? Biggrin

37 1,731
Reply
 03-04-2012, 07:29 AM
#2
  • Sully
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Cedar Park, Texas
User Info
Yes, and no Cool

I have some cheap after shaves that I really enjoy, Boosters, Pinaud and Old Spice to name a few. But I also have a couple of "high end" AS's as well. I don't think I'd purchase D.R. Harris and Trumpers again. I like them a lot but I think I would rather spend that money on nice colognes.

7 1,018
Reply
 03-04-2012, 08:39 AM
#3
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(03-04-2012, 06:04 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: It's always fun for me to read through AS/Colognes posts - for the simple reason that this is the one AD I never caught. Angel

We'll have to work on that. Biggrin


45 16,352
Reply
 03-04-2012, 03:11 PM
#4
  • freddy
  • Senior Member
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
My taste in AS/cologne/EdT runs the gamut from cheap and cheerful to pricy and posh and I enjoy them all.

2 11,211
Reply
 03-05-2012, 03:53 AM
#5
User Info
(03-04-2012, 08:39 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(03-04-2012, 06:04 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: It's always fun for me to read through AS/Colognes posts - for the simple reason that this is the one AD I never caught. Angel

We'll have to work on that. Biggrin

You can try..........it will not work. Wink

Seriously though, I have an extremely good and very sensitive sense of smell. Persistent odours are disturbing to me, so simple, quickly dissipating aftershaves are what I look for.

37 1,731
Reply
 03-05-2012, 05:33 AM
#6
User Info
Most of mine are the classics that can be had locally. Clubman, Old Spice, Jovan Musk, Brut, British Sterling but, I have a bottle of Tabac after shave that I love and will get the big bottle of cologne when this is done. I'd get a few more varieties but the shipping for them is steep for me.

0 372
Reply
 03-05-2012, 10:22 AM
#7
  • function
  • lavendarian
  • Houston, Texas, US
User Info
Haven't been able to locally source inexpensive aftershaves in the big bottles yet. I don't want to commit to the Stephans or booster without sniffing first.

0 18
Reply
 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM
#8
User Info
(03-05-2012, 03:53 AM)yohannrjm Wrote:
(03-04-2012, 08:39 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(03-04-2012, 06:04 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: It's always fun for me to read through AS/Colognes posts - for the simple reason that this is the one AD I never caught. Angel

We'll have to work on that. Biggrin

You can try..........it will not work. Wink

Seriously though, I have an extremely good and very sensitive sense of smell. Persistent odours are disturbing to me, so simple, quickly dissipating aftershaves are what I look for.

Be careful with that reply of it will not work. It's almost like saying "never" and we all know that can trigger the chain reaction which gives rise to a new AD.

29 1,731
Reply
 03-05-2012, 06:43 PM
#9
  • vuk
  • Senior Member
  • Virginia
User Info
I'm certainly an AS cheapskate also.
I use witch hazel 90 percent of the time. I have a few other drugstore AS that I use, Clubman, Barbabsol, Aqua Velva. Otherwise the money in my tiny shaving budget goes towards soaps and creams.

2 506
Reply
 03-05-2012, 06:59 PM
#10
  • Dave
  • Moderator Emeritus
User Info
Witch Hazel, Nivea freeze, pacific rush, and Canoe are the only aftershaves I use.

116 3,804
Reply
 03-06-2012, 07:00 PM
#11
  • Java
  • Active Member
  • Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
User Info
Yup, I'm guilty as well. Old Spice (even the "new" Old Spice), Pinaud Clubman, Barbasol, and the only one not available locally; Alcolada Glacial. Eventually I'll get around to trying some of the "high dollar" stuff, but I've got a lot of brushes to collect before I start spending big money on After Shave. Biggrin

0 271
Reply
 03-06-2012, 08:21 PM
#12
User Info
(03-05-2012, 10:22 AM)function Wrote: I don't want to commit to the Stephans or booster without sniffing first.
Gary at Shoebox Shave Shop sells 1 oz samples of Booster's. I eventually wound up buying three full bottles, each very nice and pretty reasonable, say $11-12 for 400ml.

While I don't have expensive tastes generally, I'm in love with Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, which can't be had cheap.

9 166
Reply
 03-06-2012, 10:09 PM
#13
  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
User Info
I was just thinking about this. I'm not cheap, exactly, but if I want to have a selection of scents, they can't really be $60 a bottle.

Maybe I'll take a trip to Bath & Body this weekend and sniff the Bigelow scents. I want something citrine.

10 1,858
Reply
 03-06-2012, 10:29 PM
#14
  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
User Info
Simple finances have dictated a very lean lifestyle. What little I have must be the best possible both for performance and my own personal dignity. I've abandoned some scents; most notably Guerlain Imperiale because the average EBAY 34 oz is now @ $50. I can buy TWO like bottles of Taylors #74 in all three forms; AS, cologne and hair dressing for the same. This, with Alt Innsbruk make for very unique personal scents that hold their own against three figure scents .
Knowledgeable people tell me $300 will get as good a mechanical watch movement as most people could desire. Anything over that is cosmetics, market hype or exotic functions. I must be doing something right. My vintage Bulova was just appraised @ $400.
There are lots of great products like Stephans on to my brands that simply run circles around overpriced stuff.

2 3,171
Reply
 03-07-2012, 05:08 AM
#15
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
My wife said she was glad when I started experimenting with different after shaves. Told me that 30-years of Mennens Skin Bracer was enough.

173 23,546
Reply
 03-07-2012, 03:03 PM
#16
  • freddy
  • Senior Member
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
(03-07-2012, 05:08 AM)Johnny Wrote: My wife said she was glad when I started experimenting with different after shaves. Told me that 30-years of Mennens Skin Bracer was enough.

Three cheers for your wife! In my eyes she has completely redeemed herself from the Floid Blue disaster. Biggrin

2 11,211
Reply
 03-08-2012, 03:26 AM
#17
  • Dave
  • Moderator Emeritus
User Info
Is there anywhere online where I could order a small sample of Floid Blue?

116 3,804
Reply
 03-08-2012, 08:33 AM
#18
  • Java
  • Active Member
  • Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
User Info
Not if Johnny finds it first..............

0 271
Reply
 03-08-2012, 06:06 PM
#19
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
(03-08-2012, 08:33 AM)Java Wrote: Not if Johnny finds it first..............

Biggrin

   

173 23,546
Reply
 03-13-2012, 04:02 PM
#20
User Info
It's the most insidious AD of all. I currently have 459 items in my Basenotes wardrobe. Enough for a unique scent every day for almost a year and a half. Facepalm

0 419
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)