Aftershave vs. EDT same scent?

    Aftershave vs. EDT same scent?

    post #1 of 9
    Thread Starter 

    To make a long story short, I mistakenly ordered an aftershave of a scent online (L'instant de Guerlain) ,however, I actually wanted the EDT. Can anyone tell me whether the EDT is substantially different in the scent from the after shave or is the gist of the scent maintained in the two different forms? In general what are the differences between the EDT and the after shave, scent wise? 


    Edited by Lukie - 7/18/13 at 11:05pm
    post #2 of 9

    Edt is stronger longer lasting

    post #3 of 9

    Yeah, shouldn't be any difference in the scent ... but most aftershaves disappear within an hour, whereas EDTs will stick with you much longer.  I don't have experience specifically with that LIDG aftershave, but that's generally the case.

    post #4 of 9

    Longevity alone is usually the only major difference, but because of longevity and projection differences, the scents might seem a bit different to one's nose (at least, in happens in my case), because some notes may be easier to sense, stronger in the EDT.  

    post #5 of 9
    Thread Starter 

    Yeah, for some reason I'm not picking up any citrus up front on this one, like most people do. It smells a bit too much like a generic aftershave at the outset but than changes to something less offensive and more spicy after a while.

    post #6 of 9

    I agree with the other guys, the aftershave is much weaker. I'd imagine the aftershave would also be much cheaper than the EDT. So maybe if you get the EDT you can layer them. 

    post #7 of 9
    I would think it would smell much more like alcohol.
    post #8 of 9

    aftersahves are weaker than edt's.

    post #9 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lukie View Post

    To make a long story short, I mistakenly ordered an aftershave of a scent online (L'instant de Guerlain) ,however, I actually wanted the EDT. Can anyone tell me whether the EDT is substantially different in the scent from the after shave or is the gist of the scent maintained in the two different forms? In general what are the differences between the EDT and the after shave, scent wise? 
    Would you have the opportunity to return the mistaken one ordered and request that which you wanted? That might be a better alternative than staying with the after shave.
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    7/18/13 at 10:45pm

    Lukie said:



    To make a long story short, I mistakenly ordered an aftershave of a scent online (L'instant de Guerlain) ,however, I actually wanted the EDT. Can anyone tell me whether the EDT is substantially different in the scent from the after shave or is the gist of the scent maintained in the two different forms? In general what are the differences between the EDT and the after shave, scent wise? 


    Edited by Lukie - 7/18/13 at 11:05pm

    7/19/13 at 4:20am

    mccann690 said:



    Edt is stronger longer lasting

    7/19/13 at 6:10am

    naylor said:



    Yeah, shouldn't be any difference in the scent ... but most aftershaves disappear within an hour, whereas EDTs will stick with you much longer.  I don't have experience specifically with that LIDG aftershave, but that's generally the case.

    7/19/13 at 7:26am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Longevity alone is usually the only major difference, but because of longevity and projection differences, the scents might seem a bit different to one's nose (at least, in happens in my case), because some notes may be easier to sense, stronger in the EDT.  

    7/19/13 at 9:53pm

    Lukie said:



    Yeah, for some reason I'm not picking up any citrus up front on this one, like most people do. It smells a bit too much like a generic aftershave at the outset but than changes to something less offensive and more spicy after a while.

    7/24/13 at 3:27pm

    ScentBound said:



    I agree with the other guys, the aftershave is much weaker. I'd imagine the aftershave would also be much cheaper than the EDT. So maybe if you get the EDT you can layer them. 

    7/27/13 at 1:16pm

    williampaul1969 said:



    I would think it would smell much more like alcohol.

    7/27/13 at 3:54pm

    Tony T said:



    aftersahves are weaker than edt's.

    7/27/13 at 5:04pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lukie View Post

    To make a long story short, I mistakenly ordered an aftershave of a scent online (L'instant de Guerlain) ,however, I actually wanted the EDT. Can anyone tell me whether the EDT is substantially different in the scent from the after shave or is the gist of the scent maintained in the two different forms? In general what are the differences between the EDT and the after shave, scent wise? 
    Would you have the opportunity to return the mistaken one ordered and request that which you wanted? That might be a better alternative than staying with the after shave.