05-19-2017, 08:13 PM
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So, I had the longest day, ever, today.  I woke up at 2 AM, per usual, and, got to work by 5:30AM, a half-hour earlier than usual.  I worked until about 10, because I needed a break, before the training for the new job, which started at 11AM and lasted until 4PM (16:04, to be exact).  I then had a few more calls, and, then, I had to go find a new apartment, and, was sent with less-than-quickest route directions, going both ways.  It was a really good day, not complaining, just long, and, tiring.  I got home at bout 10PM (22:00), and, took a shower.  When I got out of the shower, I wanted to use some aftershave that had a stronger scent than my usual Proraso (original, green, whatever).   

I picked Dark Vetiver by Wholly Kaw.  This is a great scent, but, it seems so out-of-place, in this hot weather.  It smells great in winter, and, so, I shall save it, for next year, but, I really need a summer scent.  

Has anyone tried either Aqua D, or, Aqua D/G, by PAA?  

Or, really, just spam aftershaves at me, and, I can pick out a few. 

I am also thinking of Fine Fresh Vetiver, so that I can still have a similar scent, just a summer version. 

I want to smell like a cool breeze on a fresh-feeling summer evening.

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 05-19-2017, 08:17 PM
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One thousand apologies, to all concerned.  I just finished reading the Czech & Speake vs. Fine Accoutrement thread, and, thought I was in the aftershave forum.  Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maximus culpa.

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 05-19-2017, 08:53 PM
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Please try this. So maybe I'm not the only guy who likes it. 

4711 cologne. 

They make an aftershave that's lighter scent wise. Believe me when I say the cologne is going to fade and you'll be lucky to catch a stray whiff of it after 45 minutes.

It's light, citrus, sour fruit and clean coolness. Not feminine but not sure it's strictly masculine either. It's just refreshing. I'll even use a heeping helping of it as a base and layer on a bit of something that carries longer or farther that might benefit from being tempered or thinned down a little. It carries other frags nicely and in the background by the time it dries.

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 05-19-2017, 11:36 PM
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4711 is quite refreshing. Another nice citrus scent is reef point Admirality.

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 05-20-2017, 07:40 AM
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4711 is quite nice, in the bottle, but, the daughters vetoed it, a few years ago, for my skin.  Thanks for the suggestions.

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 05-20-2017, 09:14 AM
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I really like the Trumper Extract of Limes aftershave Splash. It is very refreshing

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 05-20-2017, 09:22 AM
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Agree with many already mentioned.

I'll add

Acqua di Parma Colonia
Guerlain Vetiver

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 05-20-2017, 12:33 PM
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Czech & Speake Neroli (citrus)
Czech & Speake Cuba (tobacco/rum; much better than the EdC in character) 
Harris Windsor (citrus/suede)
Blenheim Bouquet (citrus/lavender/pepper/pine)

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 05-20-2017, 12:58 PM
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Dr. Jon's Hydra is great. It's all citrus with a menthol kick. Refreshing and summery.

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 05-20-2017, 02:22 PM
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My vote goes to Pitralon Classic!

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 05-20-2017, 06:08 PM
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Myrsol C is pretty good. Nice light scent of lilacs, with some cooling menthol

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 05-20-2017, 06:28 PM
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Pitralon baby!

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 05-20-2017, 06:29 PM
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(05-20-2017, 12:33 PM)ask4Edge Wrote: Czech & Speake Neroli (citrus)
Czech & Speake Cuba (tobacco/rum; much better than the EdC in character) 
Harris Windsor (citrus/suede)
Blenheim Bouquet (citrus/lavender/pepper/pine)

My favourtie, of theirs, is No. 88.  I love it.  

(05-20-2017, 02:22 PM)ARGH Wrote: My vote goes to Pitralon Classic!

I love this scent!  However, I am allergic to castor oil.  I am, currently, lobbying all artisans, on facebook, to make a version of this, without castor oil. 
 
(05-20-2017, 06:08 PM)Deuce Wrote: Myrsol C is pretty good. Nice light scent of lilacs, with some cooling menthol

I wanted to try this one.  I think I will, now.  At least, give it a smell test.  

Thanks for the suggestions, everybody!

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 05-20-2017, 06:36 PM
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(05-20-2017, 06:28 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Pitralon baby!

I, actually, bought some the other day.  Alas, when I got home, I noticed it has castor oil.  I am allergic to this.  So, I had to return it.  It smelt so good.  I am now petitioning as many vendors/artisans, as possible, to make a version with only alcohol, water, fragrance, and, menthol.  I am allergic to so many things.  Seaweed, carrots, etc.  There are, literally, thousands of aftershaves, and, I can, maybe, use half-a-dozen, that I know about.

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 05-20-2017, 07:13 PM
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(05-20-2017, 06:36 PM)Quando Wrote:
(05-20-2017, 06:28 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Pitralon baby!

I, actually, bought some the other day.  Alas, when I got home, I noticed it has castor oil.  I am allergic to this.  So, I had to return it.  It smelt so good.  I am now petitioning as many vendors/artisans, as possible, to make a version with only alcohol, water, fragrance, and, menthol.  I am allergic to so many things.  Seaweed, carrots, etc.  There are, literally, thousands of aftershaves, and, I can, maybe, use half-a-dozen, that I know about.

So, fine accoutrements?

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 05-20-2017, 07:20 PM
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Chatillon Lux: Colbeck or Taum Sauk

Colbeck: This scent employs the scents found in the botanicals of gin, but will not smell boozy on the skin. The scent notes include juniper, citrus, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg and anise. 


Taum Sauk: This scent was designed to smell like a brisk, cold day on the mountain's summit. The brisk, cold mountain air and cedar trees are represented.

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 05-21-2017, 05:50 AM
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(05-20-2017, 07:20 PM)Asafiev Wrote: Colbeck: This scent employs the scents found in the botanicals of gin, but will not smell boozy on the skin. The scent notes include juniper, citrus, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg and anise. 

Sounds nice to smell, but just reading it makes my skin burn. Does your skin not burn from spicy components?
Another instance, C&S Cuba is a beautiful scent but I can't imagine putting it on my face (especially after shaving).

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 05-21-2017, 06:47 AM
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(05-20-2017, 07:13 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote:
(05-20-2017, 06:36 PM)Quando Wrote:
(05-20-2017, 06:28 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Pitralon baby!

I, actually, bought some the other day.  Alas, when I got home, I noticed it has castor oil.  I am allergic to this.  So, I had to return it.  It smelt so good.  I am now petitioning as many vendors/artisans, as possible, to make a version with only alcohol, water, fragrance, and, menthol.  I am allergic to so many things.  Seaweed, carrots, etc.  There are, literally, thousands of aftershaves, and, I can, maybe, use half-a-dozen, that I know about.

So, fine accoutrements?

Yep.  Fine accoutrements would fit the bill.  Dr. Jon's, I think, adds only witch hazel to this list.  An excellent aftershave.

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 05-21-2017, 09:21 AM
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Royall lyme is one my favorites for summer. I put some on this morning after my shower and thought of this thread. But after reading the post's this morning looks like I'm buying more aftershave. [Image: DMyJKkV.jpg]

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 05-21-2017, 10:08 AM
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(05-21-2017, 05:50 AM)Nero Wrote:
(05-20-2017, 07:20 PM)Asafiev Wrote: Colbeck: This scent employs the scents found in the botanicals of gin, but will not smell boozy on the skin. The scent notes include juniper, citrus, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg and anise. 

Sounds nice to smell, but just reading it makes my skin burn. Does your skin not burn from spicy components?
Another instance, C&S Cuba is a beautiful scent but I can't imagine putting it on my face (especially after shaving).
FWIW, benzyl cinnamate is listed in the C&S Cuba EdC LOI, but not in the A/S version. 
(Added specific aromatics/irritants, vs spicy EOs, could be the cause of a burning sensation.)

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