11-15-2016, 12:16 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I've been looking at aftershave lotions and balms at numerous vendors and notice the variation in prices.  In general, is there really any significant difference between $15 and $45 products?  It is not that I cannot see that certain ingredients would be more costly; but does the overall performance of the products vary accordingly?  If so, in what ways?

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 11-15-2016, 12:32 PM
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  • EricM
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Nivea post shave balm ($5) is pretty good bang for the buck, as well as Speick ($18).  Both are light and non-greasy.  On days when my face is feeling extra rough I like to use L'Occitane Cade balm ($26).  It's more expensive but is much more healing.  It also works better than Soap Commander balms ($12), although Soap Commander offers a place in the middle.  I own all of the above and switch it up depending on what I need and feel like.  When you start getting into the $50+ range I'm not sure you're going to get that much more performance.  I've used ABC balm ($72) and didn't find it any more healing than the rest, although the scents were interesting.

I'll let others speak about aftershaves.  Biggrin

Eric

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 11-15-2016, 01:02 PM
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Big fan of Soap Commander balm.

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 11-15-2016, 01:46 PM
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Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

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 11-15-2016, 02:07 PM
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(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

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 11-15-2016, 02:24 PM
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(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.
+1

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 11-15-2016, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for input.  I have already been a user of Speick, Floid and Nivea.  I've been leaning toward giving Myrsol a try, but the L'Occitane Cade balm seems interesting.

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 11-15-2016, 03:18 PM
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Floid and Myrsol splashes are two of my favorites and well worth the price.

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 11-15-2016, 03:56 PM
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(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.
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 11-15-2016, 04:03 PM
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(11-15-2016, 03:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.
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For me, Myrsol, Floid and Pitralon are some of the best European brands.

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 11-15-2016, 04:08 PM
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(11-15-2016, 04:03 PM)nikos.a Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 03:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote: +1

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For me, Myrsol, Floid and Pitralon are some of the best European brands.

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 11-15-2016, 04:11 PM
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(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

I kinda have the same opinion as SharpSpine....yes, Myrsol, Fine, Floid, Pitralon, etc are classics, but are designed to 'burn' and leave some light scent with no other benefit besides tight skin.

Barrister is designed to heal, and get some burn and some of the classic scent.

I'll add Dr Harris 'Arlington'...I can use that or Barbasol Pacific Rush...the only diference is the scent, but the effect in the skin is the same.  Some will care for the scent, some not...

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 11-15-2016, 04:22 PM
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(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

Take a look at 3 very important letters in my post... IME. That stands for "In My Experience". While your experience may be different that is fine, but to attack me for my own opinion is childish. Also, I was posting as to performance with zero regard to scent. In fact I didn't mention any scents of any of the products. So the issue you have with one of the scents designed to mimic what I regard as overrated, well there you are wrong. I have never tried Floid Blue, but I have tried a different Floid and I was very disappointed in its performance. So quit jumping to conclusions and stop trolling. Good day.

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 11-15-2016, 04:24 PM
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(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.
+1

(11-15-2016, 03:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.
+1

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(11-15-2016, 04:03 PM)nikos.a Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 03:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:24 PM)primotenore Wrote: +1

+2

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For me, Myrsol, Floid and Pitralon are some of the best European brands.

(11-15-2016, 04:08 PM)NJDJ Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 04:03 PM)nikos.a Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 03:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: +2

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For me, Myrsol, Floid and Pitralon are some of the best European brands.

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Wow, am I glad that my self-worth is not based on others sharing the same opinions as me. I'm glad y'all like what you like, but all of you doing this in response to my post is honestly pretty funny.

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 11-15-2016, 04:31 PM
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Balms: soap commander and stirling are great performers for the price. I quite like CRSW lotion, and reef point balm. Village barber balm works a treat, but is a little expensive. Sapone de Paolo balms are fantastic.

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 11-15-2016, 04:45 PM
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(11-15-2016, 04:11 PM)kinja Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

I kinda have the same opinion as SharpSpine....yes, Myrsol, Fine, Floid, Pitralon, etc are classics, but are designed to 'burn' and leave some light scent with no other benefit besides tight skin.

Barrister is designed to heal, and get some burn and some of the classic scent.


I'll add Dr Harris 'Arlington'...I can use that or Barbasol Pacific Rush...the only diference is the scent, but the effect in the skin is the same.  Some will care for the scent, some not...

Well said kinja! You get it.

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 11-15-2016, 05:02 PM
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  • nikos.a
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No one attacked you. It's not an attack if someone doesn't respectfully agree with your opinion. We can't have all the same opinion on a matter. Here, we all expressed our opinions, there is no need for ironic posts. Wink

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 11-15-2016, 05:02 PM
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I currently use a post shave Nivea balm and it's very light and very inexpensive, I also have Cella balm and it's just as nice as the cheaper Nivea but smells better as it matches the aftershave, I am sure there is a difference in ingredients but my leathery old skin can't tell   Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 11-15-2016, 05:05 PM
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(11-15-2016, 05:02 PM)Panther308 Wrote: I currently use a post shave Nivea balm and it's very light and very inexpensive, I also have Cella balm and it's just as nice as the cheaper Nivea but smells better as it matches the aftershave, I am sure there is a difference in ingredients but my leathery old skin can't tell   Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

I kinda miss this Nivea balm. I've been using it for a long time. I love this scent. It performs very good and it's widely available.

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 11-15-2016, 05:13 PM
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(11-15-2016, 04:22 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 02:07 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 01:46 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Best and affordable IME...

Splash: Barrister's Reserve ($25) & Krampert's Finest ($15-18)

Balm: Soap Commander ($12)


Most overrated and underperforming:

Myrsol, Trumper's Skin Food, Fine, Floid, Pitralon

I don't know... Four of the five products you list as "overrated and underperforming" are widely regarded as classics in the shaving world, yet you rate highly Barrister's Reserve, which includes a scent designed to mimic what you regard as overrated? 

I respectfully disagree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

Take a look at 3 very important letters in my post... IME. That stands for "In My Experience". While your experience may be different that is fine, but to attack me for my own opinion is childish. Also, I was posting as to performance with zero regard to scent. In fact I didn't mention any scents of any of the products. So the issue you have with one of the scents designed to mimic what I regard as overrated, well there you are wrong. I have never tried Floid Blue, but I have tried a different Floid and I was very disappointed in its performance. So quit jumping to conclusions and stop trolling. Good day.

I understand your way of thinking, I just disagreed, like the others. 

I respect your opinion 110%, but disagree with it, because I like these products.

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