This thread is a collection of all the aftershave threads that were previously utilized for the Aftershave of the Week segment followed by all the comments that were made pertaining to that particular aftershave.
A quick overview thus far:
Week 1 - Skin Bracer (look right here)
Week 2 - Tabac
Week 3 - Alt-Innsbruck
Week 4 - Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Week 5 - SCS Mediterranean Citrus Splash
Week 6 - Floid Blue
Week 7 - Osage Rub
Week 8 - Musgo Real
Week 9 - DR Harris The Pink Aftershave
Week 10 - Old Spice
Week 11 - Speick
Week 12 - Proraso
Week 13 - Cade by L'Occitane
Week 14 - St. James by TOBS
Week 15 - Swiss Pitralon
Week 16 - Pinaud Bay Rum
Review 1 - Hattric
Review 2 - TOBS' Mr. Taylors
Review 3 - Wesley & Scott Clove & Peppermint
WEEK I - SKIN BRACER
Welcome to the very first installment of the Aftershave of the Week. Every week we will focus on a different aftershave and those of you that have participated can post your thoughts and impressions of each selected aftershave product.
As many of you know (and you know who you are) there are many members here at B&B who like to gather, garnish, collect and horde () aftershaves.
Personally, I have a lazy susan in my shave closet, atop of which lay several dozen bottles of aftershaves. Next to the lazy susan are a row of over-sized aftershave bottles known as "aftershave row" .
Now, the use of aftershave comes along just after the shave. Or does it? Mine comes along after the WWR, CWS and then the Thayers. But the name afterwwrcwsthayers just doesn't work. So aftershave it is.
The aftershave range will be divided into 3 groups.
Group A which will be aftershave that can be considered drugstore classic;
Group B which could be considered mid-level aftershaves and finally;
Group C, which could be considered top-shelf aftershaves.
This determination was made by cost alone and not by personal preference i.e.
Group A: under $10;
Group B: $25 or less and finally;
Group C: $26 and above.
Each week a new aftershave will be selected from a different group.
This segment is not so much a stringent review segment as much as it is a general discussion as to why we like (or dislike) a particular aftershave. Nothing fancy. The content should be a little more involved then "loved it" or "hated it" type of discussion or ( ). Just a couple of words indicating what you think of the product so that members can get the "skinny" on these aftershaves.
This week, let's start off simple and have a little fun with an old drugstore classic from Group A.
This week we will focus on Mennen Skin Bracer Original or Skin Bracer Cooling Blue. If you have it in your shave locker, use it for a couple of days and add your comments below. If you don't have it, it is easily obtainable for between $3 to $5 dollars at your local supermarket or drugstore. After you have given it a couple of go-arounds, post your thoughts. Let's keep it informative and let's keep it fun.
If you have any suggestions on an aftershave to be used as an "aftershave of the week", put a post in the suggestion box (sticky) in this forum.
So let's kick-off The Aftershave of the Week !