I am 45 years old and have never had any issues regarding aftershaves or colognes. Lately I have been noticing that within about an hour of spashing on my usual aftershave or cologne I begin to TASTE it in my mouth. This is beginning to drive me crazy and it happens if I apply it to my face, neck, or even my wrists. At first I couldn't figure out what was causing this to happen, I figured it was my toothpaste or the coffee I was drinking before work. But I have determined that it only happens when I apply aftershave or cologne after shaving. I have been shaving and using aftershave/cologne since I was a teenager and never had this occur, so why now? I first started noticing it with Trumpers Sandlewood, so I switched to something else. Now it happens whether I use a high end product like Trumpers or Penhaligons or if I use Aqua Velva or Old Spice. Like I said, withing an hour of applying the AS or cologne my tongue begins to feel like I stuck it in the bottle or rinsed my mouth with it. What is causing this? Am I developing an allergy to these products? One thing I've noticed is that it does not happen when I use only Thayers Non-Alcohol products, so is it the alcohol based products?
I'm quite concerned about this because I have a pretty nice collection of aftershaves and colognes that I have stopped using because this sensation lasts for a couple of hours and is pretty disgusting. I would hate to have to give away my favorite products and have to use just the Thayers by itself.