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    Aftershaves - any favourites?

    Non stinging please. Something that calms the chops with a scent that lasts a good while. I find eau de colognes too sharp and most balms lose their pong quickly.
    Blue Stratus is cheap and cheerful but scent lasts 10 mins. Aramis lasts longer but stings a bit. Might try Tabac which seems to have been going since the dawn of man so must have something going for it. Forget designer labels which to me are a rip off. Imagine Beckham aftershave how embarrassing would that be.

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    Dior homme intense but they all seem to make me jump like I've trapped the man jewels in my fly

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    Everyone has different tastes so I'd recommend getting some samples

    https://www.scentsamples.uk.com

    They have 15% of Tom Ford at the moment who does some nice scents although I guess you would categorise this as designer. I like the original, oud wood and tabac vanil if you like a sweater smell

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    Eau du Cologne shouldn't be put directly on the face, especially straight after shaving. Eau du Toilette and Eau du Parfum have longer lasting scent and are generally more expensive. Ideally they should be applied to the side of the neck or wrists. The best option is to use one together with an aftershave balm. Crabtree & Evelyn do some gift sets that contain cologne and balm and they usually have some good deals.
    Avoid Tabac. My grandparents used to buy me it in the 80s and it stinks.

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    Please be aware the correct measurement scale on tz-uk is the bunghole scale - aftershave is measured by how much fizzing occurs.

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    Why non stinging?

    Any pussy foot balm or 'calming' aftershave makes me worse. I'd go for proper clear aftershave and whack it on, not exactly extreme pain. A tiny sting for one second but seems to completely stop any spots or rash forming after a shave for me. If I put balm on I'd be covered.

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    There can only be one . . .



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    I almost exclusively wear Tom Ford now - yes, it's very expensive but it's a class apart, lasts all day, is alcohol free and they get so many comments whereas my "standard" premium aftershaves never / rarely do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    There can only be one . . .


    he said non-stinging that stuff although rather good will sizzle the chops off you all day long.

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    +1 for creed Adventus

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    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte and Clinique Happy (men's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slever View Post
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte and Clinique Happy (men's)
    I liked Happy when it came out but years later it seems to have no longevity. I literally couldnít get 4hours out if it.

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    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte and Clinique Happy (men's)

    Not a Hermes type I'm familiar with (Terre fan here) so is it any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Creed Aventus for attracting the ladies

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    Old spice for attracting men of a certain vintage or even a bit of Brut

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    I like Joop

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTEEL View Post
    I like Joop
    I love the smell of the old purple Joop, but wouldn't wear it in public.

    The new Joop Wow is really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Please be aware the correct measurement scale on tz-uk is the bunghole scale - aftershave is measured by how much fizzing occurs.
    Even if i say so myself .. my greatest ever contribution to TZ-UK …

    On the Fizzing front Zadig & Voltaire , This is Him ! seems to be performing well at the Bunghole ATM

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    I use Arko aftershave

    For edt I use joop red currently. Always get compliments at work :)

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    Creed Aventus is my current favourite followed by Hermes Terre.

    As someone else has pointed out, try different ones from Scent Samples.

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    Acqua di Parma for me, simple, elegant, class. A fresh old fashioned scent...


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    +1 for the Creed Aventus - not cheap though!!

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    Polo black is always amongst my small selection.

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    I like a few......

    I always liked Kouros though!

    I still get some from time to time..........memories!

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    Eau Savage, naturellement


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Eau Savage, naturellement


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    I've had a lot of comments from my female colleagues since I started wearing this lol.

    I'm also a fan of Aramis.

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    After trying a few from scent samples, Iím going to get a bottle of Creed Aventus, got a few compliments on it as well 😀
    Scent samples seems the cheapest for a 50mm bottle unless anyone knows of anywhere else to buy it for a better price....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chukas View Post
    After trying a few from scent samples, Iím going to get a bottle of Creed Aventus, got a few compliments on it as well 
    Scent samples seems the cheapest for a 50mm bottle unless anyone knows of anywhere else to buy it for a better price....
    You have probably seen it already but they have 15% off their 50ml bottles for Creed + Tom Ford currently...

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    My favourite is Bleu de Chanel, pricey but worth it!

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    I know that we don't do fakes here on the forum, but I highly recommend Perfume Parlour for great prices. I've tried a fair few of their Tom Ford clones and the Aventus they do is decent. Here's the site: https://perfume-parlour.co.uk

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    Polo Green is what I use and many people commen and ask me what it is..... just seems to suit me.

    I also use Polo black occasionally.

    Chris

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    Another Terre de Hermes wearer but I mix it up with Tom Ford Black Orchid mainly in the winter as it's quite powerful/heady and Guerlain Vetiver in the summer for something lighter.

    Used to wear Creed Green Irish tweed but it smelled like cheap soap on me.

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    Hermes Rocabar, when I can find it. Terre de Hermes when I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewwyt View Post
    My favourite is Bleu de Chanel, pricey but worth it!

    Mine too - been using it for a long time.

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    Post shave balm and cologne are 2 entirely different things, one soothes the skin and another is an attractive scent.
    I would go for a low fragrance balm (Nivea men/dove/kheils etc) and whatever fragrance you prefer but don't slap it on your chin.

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    This is very good and long lasting. I've just bought the shave soap too. Better half likes the smell too, which is rare for her to give a good comment on aftershaves. Good manly pong.

    http://www.allbeauty.com/gb/en/11741...iABEgLOp_D_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Post shave balm and cologne are 2 entirely different things, one soothes the skin and another is an attractive scent.
    I would go for a low fragrance balm (Nivea men/dove/kheils etc) and whatever fragrance you prefer but don't slap it on your chin.
    I think you're thinking of eau de toilette? (As I think others are posting about)

    Proper clear aftershave is just that, after shave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswrx View Post
    I think you're thinking of eau de toilette? (As I think others are posting about)

    Proper clear aftershave is just that, after shave.
    Yup. Loads of EDT, EDP and EDC in here but very few aftershaves. Do they even exist anymore, or have they become subsumed into moisturisers and shaving creams / gels?
    Last edited by Broussard; 28th August 2017 at 14:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard View Post
    Yup. Loads of EDT, EDP and EDC in here but very few aftershaves. Do they even exist anymore, or have they become subsumed into moisturisers and shaving creams / gels?
    Speick is around £10 a bottle from Amazon. I love it as an aftershave lotion, as a fragrance it lasts about 10 minutes.

    Win win, IMHO.

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    I have Tom Ford,Polo,Joop which I prefer but loads of others too.

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    After gallons of others, I've settled on Terre D'Hermes.



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    No 88.
    Expensive but i've been using the same 200ml bottle for the last three years so based on price per "splash" it's remarkable value. One small dose stays smelling all day long without being over powering.
    And i get asked by both men and women what i'm wearing.

    And bought a bottle Neroli last week, see how that goes.

    https://czechandspeakefragrance.com/...agances/no-88/

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    After gallons of others, I've settled on Terre D'Hermes.
    +1.

    I've cheaper stuff for work, but this is my current favourite.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Acqua di Parma for me, simple, elegant, class. A fresh old fashioned scent...

    ...& I have this to change things up now & again.

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