02-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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While it is hard to pin me down on my absolute favorite aftershave, Alt Innsbruck is on a very short list. The highly mentholated miracle juice makes my face feel great after a shave. Like the Floid, it can turn a near BBS into a full blown BBS shave. The distinct tobacco flower scent (not to be confused with Tabac) stays with me for most of the day without being overpowering. I love the stuff!

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 02-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I assume you sell this product. I will have to try some next month.

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 02-26-2012, 02:37 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Johnny Wrote:I assume you sell this product. I will have to try some next month.

I do indeed. Biggrin

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 02-26-2012, 02:44 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Does the product also come as an after shave or only a cologne?

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 02-26-2012, 03:05 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Johnny Wrote:Does the product also come as an after shave or only a cologne?

They call it a cologne but, it is really an aftershave splash.

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 02-26-2012, 04:39 PM
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  • kav
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  • east of the sun,west of the moon
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I remember when Phil first stocked it. German tobacco scents were ( and are) impossible to find rarities that sold for $50 on EBAY. Phil had a few sample vials for a few bucks and kindly sent me one gratis. The initial menthol austrian avalanche gives way to a delightfully simple Virginia tobacco scent.
It is properly a splash/AS but the drydown lingers long and close.A sample vial in the pocket applied late afternoon makes it a cologne.
I've had three remarkable encounters with scent. First was a french lady in a Citroen 2cv 'tin snail' who recognised my Guerlain Imperiale. an elderly english lady thought me her late R.N. husband in a brit import shop when I wore TOBS # 74. And finally this Marlene Dietrich lookalike broke her teutonic reserve to compliment me, ask my source and tell her husband it was what she had been trying to describe.
Pour it carefully. There is no plastic insert. Do not bother seeking the german versions. They are all far to busy with other stuff,impossible to replace and overpriced. Buy a edelwiesse mountain patch and sew it your toiletry case.

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 02-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Damn US international shipping restrictions! AI has been on my "to buy" list for ages...

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 02-27-2012, 08:12 AM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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ben74 Wrote:Damn US international shipping restrictions! AI has been on my "to buy" list for ages...

Definitely frustrating for me as well! The restrictions really cut into sales. I wish there was a way. :cry:

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 02-27-2012, 08:16 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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bullgoose Wrote:
ben74 Wrote:Damn US international shipping restrictions! AI has been on my "to buy" list for ages...

Definitely frustrating for me as well! The restrictions really cut into sales. I wish there was a way. :cry:

We could all move to Europe. pp

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 02-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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This aftershave has always intrigued me. I may have to pull the trigger on it. I do like my Barbasol Pacific Rush though.

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 02-27-2012, 02:49 PM
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I had Alt Innsbruck in my shopping cart for some time but I never pulled the trigger. Is Alt Innsbruck a good aftershave for winter (moisturizing) ?

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 02-27-2012, 08:01 PM
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All the love for this AS has me thinking it there will be a purchase in the near future. Have to give this one a try and keep all the AD's purchases balanced.

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 02-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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This sounds like a summertime treat, to me. I'm really curious about it. I love 4711, but that's neither here nor there.

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 02-27-2012, 09:24 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I know I love my bottle of it. Great stuff. I think of it more as a cologne than an aftershave because the scent, on me, lingers longer than a normal AS.

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 03-02-2012, 02:45 PM
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  • Sully
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  • Cedar Park, Texas
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I really enjoy Alt Innsbruck as well.

(02-27-2012, 02:49 PM)Horatio Wrote: I had Alt Innsbruck in my shopping cart for some time but I never pulled the trigger. Is Alt Innsbruck a good aftershave for winter (moisturizing) ?

I don't know that you would want to use it in the winter, it's got a nice menthol kick.

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 03-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I would not say it is moisturizing but I do not find it drying either. I use it year round but then again, it was in the 70's most of January and February in Los Angeles.

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 03-02-2012, 05:43 PM
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  • GMofmiami
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One my favorite aftershaves....the cooling effect lingers for a while and the scent is fantastic.

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 03-10-2012, 06:48 PM
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The first time I ever smelled Alt, it reminded me of an old hairspray my dad used in the 80s, but its cooling and dry down scent are nice.

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 03-23-2012, 08:13 AM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I have grown to love Alt Innsbruck. I wasn't planning on buying it, but when I found it on sale, I couldn't resist. Based on the ingredients, I am quite surprised by the effect it has on my face post shave. Like Phil said, it can turn a near BBS shave into BBS. How is this possible? I don't know, but that's what I get with it.

I must admit, I did not care for the scent at first. It smelled a little too much like a baby lotion or shampoo. I almost considered selling it after the first use. But I kept using it because of the way it makes my face feel after shaving. The scent grew on me, and now I love it.

When the weather is dry, I usually apply a thin layer if Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort balm over Alt Innsbruck. The balm does not affect the scent, and it leaves my skin feeling perfect.

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 03-24-2012, 09:55 PM
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  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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Along with the nice scent, Alt is among the best "healing" after shaves around. I'll feel a rough shave tingling and then apply a splash of this great AS to calm things down and bring order to the world. Amazing!

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