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Alcohol based aftershave

Postby brothers » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:27 am

I deplore all the bullying that normally accompanies even the mention of putting alcohol on my face. They cry and say stuff like "drying" and "aging" as if those are something to be avoided. My skin is dry and it's aging just fine, thank you anyway. I love alcohol-based aftershave products and that's exactly what Superior 70 Mentholated splash is. No water. If I want water, my house actually has a system of pipes running under the floor and through the walls that gives me all the water I might need. Here's my question: what are some other good alcohol based (non-balm) post-shave products I might find if I ever want a substitute or replacement for Superior 70? I'm not hoping to stink up anyone's personal space or attract women, because I seem to do alright in both respects without aftershave products. :D
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby gruffydd3 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:23 am

I really like the aftershaves from PAA. They leave my face feeling soft and I like the scents of a number of them. D R Harris Arlington is another of my favorites.

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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby Rufus » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:10 pm

I second Harris Arlington. Other favourites include the Aqua Velva line, TOBS Victorian Lime, TOBS Original 74, Trumper Wellington, Alt Innsbruck, Prada Luna Rossa, James Bromley Gentlemen's Aftershave, TOBS Lavender Water and TOBS Sandalwood. An aftershave without alcohol seems quite pointless to me. I've been using an alcohol-based aftershave for over 50 years and don't find it dries my skin or ages it. Balms, witch hazel, etc. Without alcohol just don't do it for me
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby brothers » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:51 pm

Rick and Bryan, thanks for these good suggestions. It seems that there are more of the alcohol based products than I anticipated.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby cpool222 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:00 pm

I believe Old Spice is alcohol-based, right? I know... I'm old... I love Shulton Old Spice :D
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby blantyre » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:49 pm

Most of the Myrsol line is alcohol based. Have only tried Agua Balsamica and Don Miguel. Both are excellent imo.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby churchilllafemme » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:44 pm

All the vintage Penhaligon's, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Floris aftershaves contain alcohol. In my experience, all of them are soothing and have great fragrances.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby Ouchmychin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:10 pm

For off-the-shelf stuff, I like Old Spice Fresh Lime; Pinaud Vanilla and any bay rum and a favorite is Aqua Velva, one of the masterpieces of old.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby ask4Edge » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:27 pm

Some of my personal favourite alcohol-based splashes:

D.R. Harris Bay Rum
Eau d'Emeraude
Knize Ten
Alt-Innsbruck
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby i_shaved_something » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:40 pm

Speik aftershave is another good one
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby Squire » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:51 pm

Yes, I still use them, this morning in fact, Taylor Shave Shop to be specific.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby Bargepole » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 am

The Trumper ones are all alcohol-based. The aftershaves are the same as the eaux de toilettes but with added water, but you say you have some system of -- pipes? In the walls? Isn't that asking for trouble? -- so just add water. Like it used to tell you to do on the old Old Spice bottles.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby brothers » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:11 pm

Michael, OK. maybe a Trumpers with a dash of water wouldn't be too adventurous for me.
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Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Postby Rufus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:33 am

Bargepole wrote:The Trumper ones are all alcohol-based. The aftershaves are the same as the eaux de toilettes but with added water, but you say you have some system of -- pipes? In the walls? Isn't that asking for trouble? -- so just add water. Like it used to tell you to do on the old Old Spice bottles.


Michael, how much water would one have to add to an E de T to make it a suitable aftershave?
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