Originally Posted by Renato
[quote author=ChrisW link=1147835389/0#5 date=1147879509]I used to use a moisturizer exclusively, but that doesn't seem like it is always enough. There is still some irritation on my skin, usually by the end of the day. I am wondering if maybe the aftershave balm would work better.
Hm, so it looks like it goes aftershave gel < moisturizer < balm < aftershave splash < EdT? I'm guessing by Renato's description that there are indeed different levels of notes in aftershaves, but it could depend vastly on the specific aftershave.
Yes, the one I'm questioning specifically is the m7 aftershave balm. Do balms really go [significantly] faster then an EdT?
Do you mean "go" as in go off, or not have much scent left after a few hours?
If the former, it may really go off after 5 or 6 years, unless you keep it in the fridge.
If the latter, check my article in Basenotes on Balm Endurance - some lasted over ten hours. Others struggled to make two hours. I describe my testing technique which you may wish to emulate on M7 Balm (M7 wasn't around when I was enthused by that exercise).
Thanks Renato. And I meant the former, but thanks for answering both! I'm searching for the article on Balm Endurance, but I can't seem to get to the article listings off the Basenotes homepage. Do you have a direct link?