Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Provence Sante after-logne

  1. #1

    Default Provence Sante after-logne

    I was at Merz Apothecary in Chicago over the weekend where I noticed Provence offered an aftershave and a cologne in Verlaine & Green Tea. well since I have the Verlaine shave cream I thought I would pick up an aftershave or a cologne to go with it. But which? so I asked the nice Lady behind the counter the dif. between the aftershave and the cologne.Her responce ,"they are the same but different"left me a bit corn-fused. Can anyone out there actually know the real difference? I ended up geting one of each

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Warmer and Sunnier
    Posts
    3,557
    Images
    17

    Default

    Of all the asinine answers from inadequately informed sales people, that is up there. It is accurate I suppose, but remarkably uninformative. Someone else can probably be more accurate than I. In the meantime, though:

    Cologne is more stronger scented. It is probably just the scent oil mix in an alcohol suspension. Not meant to be applied to the face. It would just dry the skin, and might burn a bit, both from the alcohol, and the more concentrated scent oils. Just a bit applied on the chest, or wrists, or by the spray and walkthrough method or whatever.

    Aftershave is usually less strongely scented, because more is used. Meant to be rubbed all over the face. I think that one is alcohol based, so it may look and seem a bit like the cologne. It probably has some various skin conditioning things in it, though, in addition to the alcohol and scent oils. Not likely to be terribly moisterizing though, so you might need a moisterizer or balm afterward.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,843
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mink Scorpio
    I was at Merz Apothecary in Chicago over the weekend where I noticed Provence offered an aftershave and a cologne in Verlaine & Green Tea. well since I have the Verlaine shave cream I thought I would pick up an aftershave or a cologne to go with it. But which? so I asked the nice Lady behind the counter the dif. between the aftershave and the cologne.Her responce ,"they are the same but different"left me a bit corn-fused. Can anyone out there actually know the real difference? I ended up geting one of each
    the cologne is just that, cologne (alcohol, fragrance)

    the aftershave splash has curative/healing ingredients, such as shea butter and witch hazel. plus fragrance. I should mention, that this splash by PS does NOT contain alcohol.

    I have both cologne & aftershave in the Green Tea offering. Good stuff

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Warmer and Sunnier
    Posts
    3,557
    Images
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TraderJoe
    the cologne is just that, cologne (alcohol, fragrance)

    the aftershave splash has curative/healing ingredients, such as shea butter and witch hazel. plus fragrance. I should mention, that this splash by PS does NOT contain alcohol.

    I have both cologne & aftershave in the Green Tea offering. Good stuff
    Ah, oops, I misspoke then about the alcholol. I kind of assumed it was an alcohol based on. I think the rest of my post is probably still fairly accurate though. Maybe.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,843
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moses
    I think the rest of my post is probably still fairly accurate though. Maybe.
    although I do find this splash to be rather moisturative on my person. In fact, using too much leaves the skin "gummy" similar feeling as to having too much balm on.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Warmer and Sunnier
    Posts
    3,557
    Images
    17

    Default

    Well, I suppose not having alcohol would make it more moisterizing, even being a splash.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    21,254
    Images
    764

    Default

    I have the cologne and aftershave in both scents. Great stuff. Some time ago I posted on the A/S

    No alcohol in the aftershave - just witch hazel, shea butter and other goodies. lightly fragranced.
    -Scotto


    Support B&B!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 49
    Last Post: 07-31-2014, 07:21 AM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 07:16 PM
  3. Good Deals on Provence Sante and Pre de Provence
    By Darjeeling Express in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-15-2008, 07:17 PM
  4. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-18-2007, 08:46 PM
  5. Pre de Provence, L'Occitane Cade, or Provence Sante?
    By murchmb in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-20-2007, 05:14 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.