02-27-2020, 11:41 AM
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I generally don't like floral fragrances a lot, and I can't use most EdTs or colognes, but I sometimes like rose.  I have rose soap and rose cream and would like to find a rose aftershave to complement them.  What do you think is the best pure or predominantly rose splash aftershave?

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 02-27-2020, 11:49 AM
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Have to be one of the Pens varieties, no?  Love all scents rose but my preferences to C&S 88 and especially Caraceni which is the love of my life frag - although know seeking AS

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 02-27-2020, 11:51 AM
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(02-27-2020, 11:49 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Have to be one of the Pens varieties, no?  Love all scents rose but my preferences to C&S 88 and especially Caraceni which is the love of my life frag

As far as I am aware, Penhaligon's had rose perfumes but never produced a rose aftershave, but I could be mistaken.

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 02-27-2020, 11:56 AM
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(02-27-2020, 11:51 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(02-27-2020, 11:49 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Have to be one of the Pens varieties, no?  Love all scents rose but my preferences to C&S 88 and especially Caraceni which is the love of my life frag

As far as I am aware, Penhaligon's had rose perfumes but never produced a rose aftershave, but I could be mistaken.

Well, you would know given your extensive collection and experience.  Find Pens' EdTs have such low projection and longevity, view them as strong AS (albeit absent skin enhancing properties).

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 02-27-2020, 12:35 PM
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Definitely not rose of Bulgaria, that stuff is horrible IMO, sickly sweet. The nicest rose aftershave I know of is pricey, but quite beautiful: Le Pere Lucien Rose de Pushkar... A slightly more wallet friendly option would be Trumper's Coral skin food, nice rose scent and good (albeit unremarkable) performance.

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 02-27-2020, 12:46 PM
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D. R. Harris makes a rose scented after shave, which Claus had recently mentioned.
I have not tried it but it might be pretty good.

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 02-27-2020, 12:55 PM
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(02-27-2020, 12:46 PM)apogee. Wrote: D. R. Harris makes a rose scented after shave, which Claus had recently mentioned.
I have not tried it but it might be pretty good.

DRH Pink. I use it all the time. Very light and the scent doesn't last particularly long, but that and a mini-spritz of Penhaligon's The Hammam and I am smellin' like a rose.

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 02-27-2020, 01:10 PM
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That’s my take too Primo

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 02-27-2020, 02:03 PM
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Not wishing to put down anyone else's suggestions, YMMV and all that but I would like to give my opinion on the product in question... I had a bottle 2 years ago now and I honestly think John would be far better off with Roberts Italian rosewater than D.R.Harris Pink. The D.R.Harris is mostly water, a little bit of denatured alcohol, glycerin, the tiniest hint of fragrance and colorant CI16185 which was banned by the FDA in 1976 for being a suspected carcinogen. In my opinion it is a ghastly product quite literally not worth the pretty bottle it comes in, what they were thinking when they concocted it is beyond me. Sorry, rant over!

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 02-27-2020, 03:17 PM
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(02-27-2020, 02:03 PM)Rohleder Wrote: Not wishing to put down anyone else's suggestions, YMMV and all that but I would like to give my opinion on the product in question... I had a bottle 2 years ago now and I honestly think John would be far better off with Roberts Italian rosewater than D.R.Harris Pink. The D.R.Harris is mostly water, a little bit of denatured alcohol, glycerin, the tiniest hint of fragrance and colorant CI16185 which was banned by the FDA in 1976 for being a suspected carcinogen. In my opinion it is a ghastly product quite literally not worth the pretty bottle it comes in, what they were thinking when they concocted it is beyond me. Sorry, rant over!

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You're entitled to your opinion. I disagree.

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 02-28-2020, 07:09 AM
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I also enjoy D.R. Harris Pink After Shave, and most DRH products for that matter.

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 02-28-2020, 09:01 AM
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Count me as a Pink fan. The only aftershave I will never be without.

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 02-28-2020, 11:22 AM
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(02-27-2020, 03:17 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(02-27-2020, 02:03 PM)Rohleder Wrote: Not wishing to put down anyone else's suggestions, YMMV and all that but I would like to give my opinion on the product in question... I had a bottle 2 years ago now and I honestly think John would be far better off with Roberts Italian rosewater than D.R.Harris Pink. The D.R.Harris is mostly water, a little bit of denatured alcohol, glycerin, the tiniest hint of fragrance and colorant CI16185 which was banned by the FDA in 1976 for being a suspected carcinogen. In my opinion it is a ghastly product quite literally not worth the pretty bottle it comes in, what they were thinking when they concocted it is beyond me. Sorry, rant over!

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De gustibus non est disputandum  Biggrin

You folks seem to like it and that's all that really matters at the end of the day. I have noticed Harris seems to enjoy far more respect on the US fora than here in the UK where it goes virtually unmentioned for the most part.

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 02-28-2020, 11:56 AM
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+1 DR Harris all good Arlington my #1

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 02-29-2020, 06:47 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the information and thoughts.  I'm going to keep some of the suggestions in mind, but for now I also am getting a Rose Petals splash aftershave from Irena at Ginger's Garden.

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 03-01-2020, 02:00 AM
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Interesting thread, gentlemen!

Rohleder, what is your opinion on D.R. Harris after shave milk?
I like it a lot but would like to know your thoughts.

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 03-03-2020, 08:43 PM
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Hazelet’s Apothecary SoCo Rose after shave. Great skin toning properties with a nice pure rose scent. 

A brief description from WSC’s site:

Description: 

Scent description: Arabian Sandalwood, Rose, Ylang Ylang II, Lavender, Mandrin, Palmarosa, and Rosewood.


Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Benzoic Acid, Rosa Damascena, Ylang Ylang II, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Palmarosa Rosewood
Size: 100ml

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 03-04-2020, 02:53 AM
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(03-01-2020, 02:00 AM)apogee. Wrote: Interesting thread, gentlemen!

Rohleder, what is your opinion on D.R. Harris after shave milk?
I like it a lot but would like to know your thoughts.

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Apologies, I've only just seen your reply.

I've not tried the unscented version, only the Windsor (Terre d'Hermès) version of it. It's not a bad product per se, merely overpriced in my opinion, like all Harris products. I found Myrsol Emulsion and Mitchell's Wool Fat body lotion to both equal or better the Harris product for significantly less outlay.

Sorry if I always bring price into the equation, I know it's vulgar but is a large part of the consideration for me as I'm by no means a wealthy man. None of these balms/milks are like high end exotic moisturizers from the likes of Clinique etc... They are incredibly basic products containing humble ingredients, I personally struggle to justify the quadrupling of price for an Edwardian style sticker on the bottle... Though I cannot deny, they make for attractive SOTD photos.

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