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    Default Question about aftershaves

    So, my friend and I were discussing Patou Pour Homme, and the rarity of it, and we noticed some aftershaves for sale on eBay, etc.

    So, he proposed that allowing an aftershave to evaporate over a bit of time (a month at the most) would bring the strength up to an EdT or such. He talked about perhaps using cheesecloth to help the evaporation.

    I interjected, saying that this could damage the fragrance. Theoretically, would this work?
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    Perhaps. But it probably requires input from some of the more scientific minded members. Seems like you would lose a lot volume to get a little bit of juice.

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    One would face the perils of oxidation. The scent could possibly be damaged. Plus, during evaporation, it isn't just the alcohol that's leaving...
    "You just keep me hangin' on." -- Farewell, Lou.

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    Default Re: Question about aftershaves

    The strength of aftershave splashes vary dramatically. Some barely last an hour, many last 3 or 4 hours, some can last 6 hours. Joop Homme aftershave lasts 2 days.

    If Patou Pour Homme were had moderately good lasting power, one could put some into an atomiser and do the double dosing trick. Spray it on as if it were an EDT. Wait about 15 seconds for evaporation. Then spray exactly over where you previously sprayed - this increases longevity, at the cost of using twice as much. And is effectively doing what your friend proposes doing, but in a safer (for the scent) manner.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Question about aftershaves

    Grottola, you might want to run this on the men's grooming forum, too.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Renato has the best advice, I think. My knowledge extends to the more industrial side of solvent activity, but it would never hurt to double up.
    "You just keep me hangin' on." -- Farewell, Lou.

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    Default Re: Question about aftershaves

    Yeah - the answer is in the collective posts here. The concentration of fragrance in the after shave won't increase as a result of evaporation; and the after shave risks going 'off'.

    For method, I rely on Renato.

    As for your friend - tell him to try it with a bottle of beer or wine first. If he thinks the end result has a higher flavour concentration, and tastes just as good as a fresh bottle then let him buy the Patou.

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    Default Re: Question about aftershaves

    Alcohol based aftershaves are ones that are the worst for your skin. Balms/creams are better on your skin.

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