Now I have to get some Japanese after shave. I am a huge fan of Japanese products. Can anyone help a guy out? picking some up and shipping them? or any recommendations? I am loving that Shiseido one.
Hey folks! As a guy living in Japan who just got his interest sparked in DE shaving a few months ago, it's great to see this thread! Aftershave is actually one of the areas I know the least about, so it's been a pleasure to read through a bit of the discussion.
I recognize that the other Japan thread might be a better place to ask this, but does anyone living in the country have any recommendations on places to look for some of these aftershaves in the Kyoto area? Or are they common enough that I could find them at any little corner drugstore?
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Just ordered a bottle of Lucido from Amazon. Should be here this week, I'm hopeful it lives up to all the hype everyone's been spreading. Will give you guys my impressions when it arrives.
Dropped by Mitsuwa this morning. Picked up the Mandom Hair Liquid to go with my AS and cream. Also grabbed a bottle of Bravas. Was hoping to find MG5, Valcan, or Auslese but no joy. The hunt continues!
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Just arrived! Can't wait to use it!! First sniff reminds me of cherry...
On another note, I did a bit of searching today. As The Nid Hog mentioned, you truly can find a lot of the aftershaves at just about any drugstore in Japan. Most stores had at least 2 or 3 of the following:
I ended up getting some MANDOM, Lucido, and Bravas for a total just under ¥2,000. I won't get to try 'em out too soon, because I'm currently growing out my beard, as well as the fact that my DE razors are waiting for me back in the States (although I'm still on the prowl for a cheap Feather Popular here). Still, I'm quite glad I ran into this thread, because I would never have thought to look here for aftershaves!
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^ Without fragrance. You are correct. When I first opened a bottle it reminded me of cough syrup or cherries. Then once I applied it to my skin there was no scent. The others you mention will have to wait unfortunately.
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A month or two ago I picked up some Kanwa on the BST. For years I have gravitated to Trumper's skin food and the Kanwa strikes me as the Japanese equivalent...which I now prefer. I find it performs almost identically (on my skin), though without any fragrance. Considering you can buy a 500gr refill pouch for about the price of a 100ml bottle of skin food, I am a convert.
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I'm a big fan of Kanwa too. I tried to buy a refill a couple of days ago from Rakuten and they were out of stock! Very annoying as I can't buy direct from Feather!
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The Lucido arrived today, and I'm very pleased. Besides the great feel it gives my skin, it's totally scentless after the application. You do get a small whiff of Eucalyptus medicine-smell, but it fades immediately and leaves you with a great cooling sensation. A+ aftershave, should be a great one to use if I'm wearing a stronger fragrance.
I like my Bravas, my only Japanese AS at the moment.
It is one of my lighter scented AS'; one that I find perfect if I am about to go out to dinner and will be sitting closely with a group of people. Not too strong and not any where near offensive.
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Aweome collection Vic.
Can you describe the scent of your Valcan II and Eroica Valiant?
I've only smelled original Valcan and Eroica.
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Vic that is outstanding. Is the Man domain cream the same scent as their A/S?