08-02-2015, 08:55 AM
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Curious what everyone loves, say $30 and under, giving scent and performance roughly equal weight.

My current favorites:

- Folsom&Co. Shambala
- Fine Fresh Vetiver
- Fine Clean Vetiver
- Myrsol Balsamica

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 08-02-2015, 09:39 AM
  • eengler
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Cold River Soap Works 
Saponificio Varesino
Pitralon Swiss and Pure
Fine Snake Bite

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 08-02-2015, 03:37 PM
  • Mouser
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Fine Fresh Vetiver
TOBS Shaving Shop(disc.)
and on the price cusp, Alt Innsbruck

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 08-02-2015, 04:58 PM
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I have only purchased four, and one is Creed which is over the $30 limit.

Soap Commander Vision (balm)
Fine Barbershop (splash)
Art of Shaving Lavender (balm)

I have Striling balm on the way and can't wait to try.

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 08-02-2015, 05:14 PM
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Fine Platinum
Chiseled Face Sherlock
Folsom and Co Shady Past
B&M Lavanille
Fine American Blend
Fine Snakebite

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 08-02-2015, 06:32 PM
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I guess "affordable" means different things to different folks, so while I really like a number of the AS's other have already listed, I'll stick to what I'd call "cheap" (less than $10 USD) for a bottle. Here's my "affordable" list, then:

# Pinaud Vanilla
# Aqua Velva Ice Blue


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 08-02-2015, 06:50 PM
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Fine L'Orange Noir
Captains Choice Bay Rum

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 08-02-2015, 09:39 PM
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Pinaud Special Reserve is one of my favourites, and I'd call that very affordable.

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 08-03-2015, 12:23 AM
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Has anybody tried:  " Monotheme " from Italy ????

They have a Black Label range.......... the one gets gets a mention is called ( Leather )

Charles  U.K

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 08-03-2015, 12:31 AM
  • nikos.a
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Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Myrsol Agua de Limón
Myrsol Agua Balsamica
Proraso Green lotion

If I had to choose only one, that would be the second, Myrsol Agua de Limón!

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 08-03-2015, 01:52 AM
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At some point I plan to try the Aubrey line. I have seen the North Woods in Whole Foods, and it's a little over $10 (sometimes on sale for less).
It looks to have good ingredients.

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 08-03-2015, 03:27 AM
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If I had to pick one it would be Chiseled face (I have it in the Ghost Town Barber scent)

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 08-03-2015, 04:10 AM
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Pitralon Swiss, Classic
AV Ice Blue
Master Blue/Impulse

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 08-03-2015, 05:43 AM
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Country Club: Southern Oud, Fresh Vetiver, Sweet Water, Modern Fougere
Fine: Platinum, American Blend
Chiseled Face: Ghost Town Barber
Pitralon: Classic
Krampert's: Frostbite
Old Spice
Pino Silvestre
Pinaud: Clubman

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 08-03-2015, 07:47 AM
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(08-03-2015, 12:23 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: Has anybody tried:  " Monotheme " from Italy ????

They have a Black Label range.......... the one gets gets a mention is called ( Leather )

Have not tried it but heard good about it... It s an EDT, isn´t it?

My picks:

Razorock and Extra Cosmesi aftershaves for fun/value ratio

soothing and classy:
Proraso green
Speick (highQ)
Alt Innsbruck (borderline non affordable but highQ stuff)

Bello Bay rum, Bello bay rum lemon

Have not tried yet but expect good from Lea and La Toya splashes....

Ahhh... how nice  Biggrin

p.s.: My daily balm I use next to Shea butter is the Nivea for sensitive skin

My favourite and affordable routine: very cold water rinse directly from the tap over the soapy skin, only padded dry
After dry down:
wish for some extra: splash
skin barrier weakened: shea butter
skin is tense: balm

Ahhh...how nice  Biggrin

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 08-03-2015, 08:09 AM
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Gillette Cool Wave
AV Ice Blue
AV Sport

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 08-03-2015, 09:58 AM
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Speick Aftershave Lotion
Floid Blue (even though the 400ml bottles are expensive, on a per ml basis, they are quite fairly priced)

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 08-03-2015, 10:08 AM
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1 Pitralon Swiss
2 SV Dolomiti
3 SV Manna di Sicilia 
4 Pitralon Classic

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 08-03-2015, 10:57 AM
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Vadim pointed out an overlooked measure; price per Ml or OZ for us pre decimal people. I've abandoned old favourites because of inflation or the evil reformulation. Floid, which I have not enjoyed for many years is perhaps the best value short of stealing your neighbor's roses at 5AM and making up some rosewater with witch hazel or alcohol.

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 08-03-2015, 11:21 AM
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Floid Mentolado Vigoroso
Myrsol Agua Balsamica
Simpsons Skin Food

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