06-05-2017, 07:51 AM
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(06-05-2017, 06:28 AM)TexBilly Wrote:
(06-05-2017, 06:25 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Every shaver should at least try the inexpensive classic after shaves - Clubman, Aqua Velva, Old Spice and Skin Bracer.   Even if you don't use them again,  I see them as part of the journey.
Absolutely.  I still use Old Spice on occasion and once every blue moon, Brut! Sometimes, Old School is cool.


Well, let me tell you this: even when i have a shelf full of the nice stuff, what i use most its the cheap pharmacy stuff. Brut, aqua velva, pinaud, jerris, etc.... its a trip in memory lane for me and they do the job just right, plus it lets me keep my favorites (like asylums) for special occasions.


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 06-05-2017, 09:19 AM
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I agree with trying the classics.  If you have any favorite artisan soap scents, most sell matching splashes.  Fine, Razorock, PAA, Stirling, etc.

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 06-05-2017, 09:22 AM
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(06-05-2017, 07:51 AM)carlospppena Wrote:
(06-05-2017, 06:28 AM)TexBilly Wrote:
(06-05-2017, 06:25 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Every shaver should at least try the inexpensive classic after shaves - Clubman, Aqua Velva, Old Spice and Skin Bracer.   Even if you don't use them again,  I see them as part of the journey.
Absolutely.  I still use Old Spice on occasion and once every blue moon, Brut! Sometimes, Old School is cool.


Well, let me tell you this: even when i have a shelf full of the nice stuff, what i use most its the cheap pharmacy stuff. Brut, aqua velva, pinaud, jerris, etc.... its a trip in memory lane for me and they do the job just right, plus it lets me keep my favorites (like asylums) for special occasions.


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Yes, I forgot about Brut.  Certainly qualifies as one of the classics.

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 06-05-2017, 09:50 AM
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Thayer's witch hazel "aftershave" (small green bottle) is my go-to after nearly every shave.  Unscented and works great with my skin.
But if you want something with more fragrance or "kick", then you can't go wrong with any of the aftershaves from Fine Accouterments.  Inexpensive and pack a well-balanced punch.
For a more refined post-shave, Either Myrsol or Floid will fit your bill.
There are also tons of artisan-made splashes to choose from.  I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

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 06-05-2017, 10:14 AM
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The biggest benefit to using artisan aftershave is really the smells we make. Unless you're one of those guys who love Pinaud, our smells are superior. Secondarily, in general our splashes will make your face feel a bit better, maybe less sting. 

There's not a lot other than fragrance to differentiate one aftershave from another.

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 06-07-2017, 10:35 PM
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(06-05-2017, 10:14 AM)WetShavingProducts Wrote: The biggest benefit to using artisan aftershave is really the smells we make. Unless you're one of those guys who love Pinaud...

Well, I guess I'm one of those guys Wink

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 06-08-2017, 05:10 AM
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I don't think you can go wrong with the Aqua Velva line of splashes.  It comes in several flavours: Classic Ice Blue, Musk, Sport.  Be aware though that all but the musk contain a bit of menthol, which I love.  I've been shaving for +50 years and always have Ice Blue on hand.

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 06-08-2017, 06:09 AM
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There is an app for iphones and ipads called CodeCheck.
You can scan the bar codes of products and see the ingredients and have an evaluation of these.

I checked several of my preferred after shaves.

I do love I Coloniali a.s., but quite a few unwanted things come with it Sad

L'Occitane Cade did not impress Sad

Meissner Tremonia, Speick, Annemarie Börlind, Esbjerg were without unwanted stuff.

Simpsons a.s. balm, too. Pretty good stuff, unscented, I just reordered two tubs.

Acqua di Parma did not fare too well. But I like this stuff so much Sad

Penhaligon's was ok.







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 06-08-2017, 04:23 PM
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I use fragrances for my scent of the day.
With that said these after shaves have stayed in my collection as main stays:

Myrsol - entire line except Don Miguel 1919 (hate it)
Pitralon - all 4
Floid - All the 3 you can get in the XXL 400 ml bottles
DR Harris - Windsor, Arlington, Sandalwood and Pink water
Proraso - all of them
Speick - both of them

If you want mild go for Thayers witch hazel. I use it after each shave before applying my after shave.

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 06-09-2017, 04:29 PM
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Anything from Fine, PAA, Catie's Bubbles, Pitralon, Proraso, Taylor of Old Bond Street, and/or Razorock.

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 06-09-2017, 08:00 PM
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(06-08-2017, 04:23 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I use fragrances for my scent of the day.
With that said these after shaves have stayed in my collection as main stays:

Myrsol - entire line except Don Miguel 1919 (hate it)
Pitralon - all 4
Floid - All the 3 you can get in the XXL 400 ml bottles
DR Harris - Windsor, Arlington, Sandalwood and Pink water
Proraso - all of them
Speick - both of them

If you want mild go for Thayers witch hazel. I use it after each shave before applying my after shave.

I also always use a little witch hazel right after the shave, but before the aftershave. DR Harris and Speick are some of the more healing splashes that I own. Also mentioned earlier, Simpsons unscented balm - while expensive, really nice stuff.

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 06-09-2017, 08:01 PM
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You can't go wrong with the classic green proraso

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 06-09-2017, 08:09 PM
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I've tried a lot of aftershaves and Midnight and Two aftershave stands above everything Ive tried and 2nd place wasn't close, I'll use it as a moisturizer also. Im kinda moving on from their soap, although great and one of the very best Ive used but Nuavia has completely won me over and I now pair it with M&2 aftershave.

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