I just saw that Target lists Tabac on their web site. It's the shave scream, not AS, but finally I'll get SOME idea of what it smells like.
Dillards lists a BUNCH of scents. I guess I'll head there this weekend.
Last edited by CrotalusHH; 04-26-2012 at 09:03 AM.
Speick smells pretty darn good without smelling too "dated" in my opinion. Can't go wrong, if she doesn't like it you probably will, though I could be wrong. Most people seem to like it. I can't get enough of the Speick smell.
I hate to say it, but I bet she would like Axe.
I like old school, can't stand new and modern, that is why I pifed off Blue Beards. Sounds like what I consider manly are off the table. Sad you miss out on the likes of Musgo Real, Arlington, Alt Innsbruck, Speick, Tabac, and really classic flower scents(Lavender, Violet, Rose...). I will say this though, I don't give much thought into what the LOTH thinks on the scents for my shave gear. She would let me know if a combo smells like four day old road kill(Arko stick and Speick), but she does not try to make me smell a certain way.
My lovely bride isn't trying to make me do anything either. In fact, she'd probably rather me not even ask her which scents appeal to her. I might end up doing whatever works best and I enjoy best, as far as shaving gear - then picking a cologne that she likes.
(Tabac and the other florals haven't appealed to me so far, though.) C&E Sienna has been one I like pretty well, though.
Now for us real blood & guts types...
Usually a splash or two of Pennzoil 20w50 is the order of the day, Mobil 1 15w50 Synthetic on special occasions.
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Knize Ten or GIT (2 totally different scents) one's Green, the other's Funky, oily, tobacco,leather..........If that doesnt work, dab a little Hoppes Gun oil behind your neck, and dont wear deodorant.....They all love Man funk
Last edited by Chefbaze; 04-27-2012 at 01:24 PM.
While I thought I'd remembered a hospital smell, "mediciney-like" somehow, for the way-back Witch Hazel when I first started shaving (1950s), the Dickinsons' scent is so mild, and disappears very quickly, but I suggested adding fragrance oils to it. (Thread "Witch Hazel - Which?")
It's entirely possible to add new scents to our shaving soaps and after shave products. The outfit I looked up was one of the Google hits for soap-making supplies.
A winner! After getting a HUGE 15+ cream/soap lot, I found that TOBS St. James smells to my wife like a "man" should smell.
(Too bad I only have a 1/4 oz sample of it, and a drawer FULL of all kinds of other stuff...!)
If you are serious about making someone happier about your aftershave. Your best line of attack is to go shopping with her and spend some time with A/S testers -- I'm sure that you will find something that both of you like and going the distance on shopping will get you some points. More practially, basenotes.com can help narrow down the candidates based on what she likes. Mind there is no substitute for testing, colones and aftershaves will react with your body chemistry and some that smell great in the bottle will convert on contact to three day old dead skunk.
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IMHO the T&H line of creams has the most scents that most women would like. Modern, but not obnoxious. If she likes st james, pick up a T&H cream/AS sampler. For $8 shipped for the whole line, you can't lose.
Last edited by Le Buzz; 04-29-2012 at 08:55 PM.
That's a toughy. Since Tabac's out of the question, new TOBS lines such as Jermyn or St James?
id give the gentlemans refinery "the standard" line a try i love the balm although it has a hint of lavender in it, it also has a woodsy side of it as well i really enjoy its scent and the woman i have had around love it as well
May not be a favorite 'round here, but I think I found a winner - unless I can find a similar product with better staying power...
Try adding a dash of Special Reserve to your lather ingredients prior to whipping.