Hello everyone, I'm a 58 years young man in need of some recommendations for after shaves. With thousands of different fragrances out there now, I'm just realising that a hit-or-miss approach to find those that I like isn't going to work, especially, and surprisingly, that the vast majority of those that I have tried I find revolting. Throughout my life there have been many one-off after shaves, of which I can't possibly remember their names, but those I do recall using would be Tang, Burley, Fahrenheit and Norfolk Lavender, each of which lasted about a decade! I'm looking for warm, deep and pleasant fragrances. I live miles from anywhere so I don't have the opportunity to go sampling, but rely buying on eBay at present. To give you some idea of my tastes, here's what I've discovered so far : Escada Casual Friday - evil concoction ; Cerutti 1881 - horrible ; Azzaro pour Homme - ghastly ; Mary Kay Tribute - horrible ; Enliven - boring ; Dana English Leather - surely nobody would buy this? Indescribable ; Paul Smith Men - like Fahrenheit at first, before drying down to manure ; Kenzoair - horrible ; Hackett London - virtually no smell ; Joop Rococo - horrible ; L'Occitane L'Occitan - ghastly ; L'occitane Cade - extremely horrible ; Nicolr Farhi Homme - horrible ; Contradiction - seemed pleasant at first, then horrible ; Baldessarini Ambre - strange, sour and annoying ; Eau de Rochas Homme - sour, urine like and annoying ; Bvlgari Red Tea - couldn't wash this off quickly enough, smells like very sweet coconut. Evil ; Eternity - pleasant and wearable, but not likeable enough to want to buy again ; Obsession - unique, but comments as Eternity ; Yardley English Blazer - cold fragrance, but comments as Etenity ; Burberry London - I wasn't sure about this one at first, but I've come to be slightly addicted. I will buy this again for sure ; Vera Wang - this is beautiful and my favourite so far. What a shame it's so weak! I realise it's each to his own, but I hope that the above will help you to help me? Any thoughts much appreciated and my apologies for being so long-winded. Thanks, C.
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5/5/08 at 1:59am