11-12-2018, 08:59 AM
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  • bullgoose
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In continuing a disturbing trend, Geo Trumper has discontinued all of their aftershave splashes. I kind of saw the handwriting on the wall over the past few years when they discontinued Astor and Curzon aftershaves. Last winter, they axed Spanish Leather. Yesterday though, when I went to place my Christmas order, I saw that all of the aftershaves were now gone -including extract of limes. 

This just continues the trend started by Penhaligons who discontinued most (if not all) of their aftershave splashes and Taylor of Bond Street which ditched their aftershave splashes for something that is a hybrid of aftershave and cologne. 

I guess that I am part of a dying breed. I prefer aftershave splashes and very rarely wear a cologne.

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 11-12-2018, 09:12 AM
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I blame Axe body sprays.

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 11-12-2018, 09:15 AM
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That is terrible I truly love Trumper Spanish Leather so guessing I better enjoy what I have.

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 01-15-2019, 10:09 PM
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Jeez, that is sad. Phil, did you see a drop
In sales over the years? I assume that’s the only reason these firms are making these changes. It’s interesting to me to see more and more artisan makers pop up while the big guys seem to discontinue products.

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 01-15-2019, 11:11 PM
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(01-15-2019, 10:09 PM)diggity Wrote: Jeez, that is sad. Phil, did you see a drop
In sales over the years? I assume that’s the only reason these firms are making these changes. It’s interesting to me to see more and more artisan makers pop up while the big guys seem to discontinue products.

Its great to see you Nathan. The aftershave splashes outsold the colognes at my shop but, I guess that must not be the norm. I had emailed Maggie Moss at Trumper and she said the skin foods had overtaken the aftershave splashes. It is a shame. I will especially miss the Extract of Limes splash.

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 01-16-2019, 06:57 AM
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(01-15-2019, 11:11 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:09 PM)diggity Wrote: Jeez, that is sad. Phil, did you see a drop
In sales over the years? I assume that’s the only reason these firms are making these changes. It’s interesting to me to see more and more artisan makers pop up while the big guys seem to discontinue products.

Its great to see you Nathan. The aftershave splashes outsold the colognes at my shop but, I guess that must not be the norm. I had emailed Maggie Moss at Trumper and she said the skin foods had overtaken the aftershave splashes. It is a shame. I will especially miss the Extract of Limes splash.
Thanks, Phil. And likewise. It’s been too long.

Well, that kind of makes sense. IMO, it also seems like a generational thing. I don’t see too many gents younger than me using a traditional aftershave. More colognes, toners, etc. all.

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 01-16-2019, 07:48 AM
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It is a big hit for the shaving community.

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 01-16-2019, 11:22 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(01-16-2019, 06:57 AM)diggity Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 11:11 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:09 PM)diggity Wrote: Jeez, that is sad. Phil, did you see a drop
In sales over the years? I assume that’s the only reason these firms are making these changes. It’s interesting to me to see more and more artisan makers pop up while the big guys seem to discontinue products.

Its great to see you Nathan. The aftershave splashes outsold the colognes at my shop but, I guess that must not be the norm. I had emailed Maggie Moss at Trumper and she said the skin foods had overtaken the aftershave splashes. It is a shame. I will especially miss the Extract of Limes splash.
Thanks, Phil. And likewise. It’s been too long.

Well, that kind of makes sense. IMO, it also seems like a generational thing. I don’t see too many gents younger than me using a traditional aftershave. More colognes, toners, etc. all.

It is a generational thing, there is no doubt about it. That said, you also don’t see many guys younger than 35 who use Trumper products (at least in the U. S.) The customer base leans heavily to those of us 50 and over.

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 01-17-2019, 02:17 PM
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I never tried GFT aftershaves splashes, but the main thing keeping me away from GFT (and the other British brands) is the exceedingly high cost of the aftershaves. I just can't bring myself to spend $50-60 on a 100 ml bottle. I know good fragrances are expensive... but there are fantastic aftershaves between $15-$25 per 100 ml. I might have sprung for a GFT (or DRH) aftershave if it was closer to the $30 mark.

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