07-29-2012, 08:37 AM
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  • beartrap
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Got my hands on Alt Innsbruck Pre & After Shave Emulsion + cologne sample and not sure on how to use it. Everywhere I read, guys use EdT as an aftershave splash and emulsion as balm but the 2 scents are completely different. So, how do you use it?

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 07-29-2012, 08:46 AM
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  • xraygun
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Most likely separately, ie different days. I only have the cologne, and love it as a splash. I made my own balm with some it for cooler days. It's a great scent.

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 07-29-2012, 08:58 AM
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  • beartrap
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Your own balm??? Do share if you don't mind, how do you make a balm?

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 07-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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  • xraygun
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Basically you add perfume to lotion or moisturizer. I have a bunch of stuff from my friend's company Epicuren. I mix a few things together. Witch hazel, herbal elixir, Bulgarian Rose Otto, hyaluronic acid gel, etc.

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 07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(07-29-2012, 08:46 AM)xraygun Wrote: Most likely separately, ie different days. I only have the cologne, and love it as a splash. I made my own balm with some it for cooler days. It's a great scent.

Exactly. I love the Alt Innsbruck as a splash as well.

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 07-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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(07-29-2012, 12:43 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(07-29-2012, 08:46 AM)xraygun Wrote: Most likely separately, ie different days. I only have the cologne, and love it as a splash. I made my own balm with some it for cooler days. It's a great scent.

Exactly. I love the Alt Innsbruck as a splash as well.

So, the emulsion is useless? Good thing I got a sample, will order EdT only in the future, don't like the "balm" scent at all.

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 07-29-2012, 01:28 PM
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  • bullgoose
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The emulsion is also nice but I much prefer the splash

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 07-29-2012, 01:30 PM
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  • freddy
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I was extremely disappointed in the emulsion as both a pre and post shave treatment but love the Eau de Cologne (splash).

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 07-29-2012, 02:12 PM
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  • tgutc
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The splash is my favorite scent ever as well as my wifes. I've never tried the pre/post but after reading the comments about it I probably won't bother.

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 07-29-2012, 03:31 PM
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  • beartrap
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I mean, it doesn't hurt to try but it really is different, nothing in common to cologne. EdT is definitely a keeper, froze my face off, felt great! Very strong fragrance, not going to try to overlay it with something else.

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 08-02-2012, 04:46 AM
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  • ben74
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I must get around to trying the "AI"...

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 08-02-2012, 05:07 AM
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Wow. Such love for the Alt Innsbruck. Bought it. Used it once. Sold it. Discovered I'm not man enough for the burn. Or as my bride says "you're such a delicate flower".

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 08-02-2012, 05:39 AM
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  • Johnny
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You can read my thoughts on it here, Alt Innsbruck Post #10 and I like both products.

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 08-08-2012, 04:50 AM
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  • slantman
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I have only used the after shave and really like it.

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 08-08-2012, 01:00 PM
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The AS is my favorite scent.

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 08-08-2012, 01:16 PM
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The splash is one of my favorites because of the unique scent. Most products smell like something that's been around before.

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 08-15-2012, 08:19 PM
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I bought a sample from Garry. I slapped it on and it felt great until the scent hit me. It smelled exactly like a perfume my Great Aunt wore and it totally revolted me. I know I'm in the minority in not liking it but the scent was a no go for me.

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 08-15-2012, 08:30 PM
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I'm a big fan of Alt Innsbruck. At first the scent was slightly unappealing to me, but the more I used it the more I loved it. After having been away from it for a few weeks, I wonder if my impression will change?

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 08-15-2012, 08:32 PM
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  • beartrap
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Love the cologne, hate the balm. Can't use it as a set.

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 08-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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Used the Alt today for the first time in ~6 weeks. Still love it!

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