10-03-2015, 06:30 PM
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It seems to me that a bunch of soap makers are getting into aftershaves. Which do you enjoy more.

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 10-03-2015, 06:35 PM
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I love buying soaps and AS combos.  When I buy a soap, 99.9% of the time I'll buy the matching splash or balm.

I enjoy both!

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 10-03-2015, 07:09 PM
  • MattCB
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  • Port Orchard, WA
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I enjoy the soaps more, but seem to find myself with quite a collection of aftershave.  Must use more soap on a daily basis.

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 10-03-2015, 07:12 PM
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I only have a few aftershaves so for me its soap. Most of the soaps I use don't even require an aftershave really but I like to put one on anyway.

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 10-03-2015, 07:20 PM
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I don't use any AS/Splashes as I only use unrefined shea butter, so my one soap is my addiction! Biggrin

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 10-03-2015, 07:32 PM
  • eengler
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I'm with Hector!
I like matching scents. Soap-Aftershave Splash and Aftershave Balm. Cold River Soap Works has the product trio for some scents and they work fantastic together.

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 10-03-2015, 08:03 PM
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I'm also a fan of the combos (including preshave oil). I haven't tried the after-trifecta with the balm. I'll have to give it a try when the weather gets a little cooler.

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 10-04-2015, 03:44 AM
  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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Soaps but not by much. Aftershave stockpile is too heavy for the shelves.

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 10-04-2015, 06:34 AM
  • bullgoose
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As a vendor, I can tell you it is soaps by a WIDE margin.

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 10-04-2015, 10:01 AM
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I'm a cream guy, so I don't have any soaps.  I usually have three or four creams on hand.  Aftershaves, though, are a different story.  Right now, I have 27 (just went and counted) on the counter with two more on order.  Probably 10 or so won't make the cut for a second purchase, the rest I replace whenever they run out.  I've tossed out 4 or 5 after using only once.

A man can never have too many aftershaves.

I have noticed an explosion in the number of artisan soap makers in the last year or so.  Seems like everybody and his brother's getting into the biz.

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 10-04-2015, 10:27 AM
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(10-03-2015, 07:32 PM)eengler Wrote: I'm with Hector!
I like matching scents. Soap-Aftershave Splash and Aftershave Balm. Cold River Soap Works has the product trio for some scents and they work fantastic together.

CRSW soap/balm combination is perfect!  Well matched IMO. Thumbsup

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 10-07-2015, 10:17 PM
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I have maybe 20 soaps and only Nivea (regular & sensitive) and a sample of Paolo ASB.  I like soaps with excellent post-shave conditioning and usually don't use ASB unless something went terribly wrong.

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 10-08-2015, 12:47 AM
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I use Nivea Men AS Balm because it does not contain alcohol, which adversely dry and flakes by skin. Soaps, I have a rotation.

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 10-08-2015, 02:59 AM
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As a crazy fragrance collector, yadadadadada owning more unique fragrance bottles than the year has days, after shave scents are honestly not that important to me.

I do own 12-14 AS Splashes and 8-10 AS Balms, as I do enjoy a bit a variance in my post shave ritual, but I aim for the effect and skin nutrition/healing the AS product provide, much more than the scent. But I do enjoy a bit of change in the AS scent, so I just make sure the scent is not something that will linger/last more than an hour top, because other wise it will disturb and collide with my fragrance du jour, and I don't want that to happen  Nono


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 10-08-2015, 02:55 PM
  • kav
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Matching scents is like those matching tie and pocketsquare combinations. It smells of formulae and a lack of elan. I do not wish to offend. If you really LOVE sandalwood or Eau de  Sonoma Earth Mother patchouli go for it. I personally prefer the delightful alchemy of mixing things up.

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 10-08-2015, 04:49 PM
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For me it's been soaps in the past and still primarily is but I'm increasingly going for the matching AS whenever I buy a soap so I see my AS collection growing now. I enjoy both but if I'm forced to make a choice I'm going soap.

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 10-12-2015, 06:47 PM
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Soaps, I dont care at all for aftershaves (I use fragrances for scent, usually niche)

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 10-12-2015, 09:25 PM
  • bijou
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I have a ton of soaps like some many other crazy wet shavers but only 8 aftershave balms

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 10-31-2015, 08:55 PM
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I went through a phase of trying many aftershaves, looking for one with a good scent that suited me well. I wound up skipping aftershave altogether on most days, and now my only real interest would be for an unscented one. With that being said, my vote goes for soap.

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 11-01-2015, 12:09 AM
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Soap. Aftershave is an after thought.  To be honest 5 buck aqua VELVA works as good if not better then the high end I've tried.  Then again I only use it once a week or so.

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