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    Default Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    How does one compromise the need for a 'daily After Shave', with a signature fragrance like e.g. Aventus, Tobacco. Vanille, Pure White, X etc. Surely these later are not to be used as an after shave ! , or is this incorrect . If one needs to apply a daily after shave daily, and also one of these fragrances - how does one blend the two liquids ?, without compromising the notes of the more expensive fragrance ? Thoughts suggestions ?

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    I don't really feel the need to use an aftershave. When I do, I just use a lightly scented balm like Nivea and then just spray my fragrance like normal.

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    Quote Originally Posted by Switch245 View Post
    I don't really feel the need to use an aftershave.
    Nor do I. I just use an unscented skin moisturizer prior to applying my fragrance and that works for me.
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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    I use to worry about that when I started wearing fragrances only recently. I use a fragrance free after shave lotion by Aveeno that I was able to pick up in Target for under $5. I put a tiny amount in my palm and do a half spray of whatever frag I am going to wear that day and it is the same effect as paying $20+ for an aftershave that alot of times seems old or spoiled when you buy those discounted box sets.

    I highly recommend this stuff. That way you aren't limited in choosing a signature scent.

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    i go with unscented. even then, i often use soap and water instead of aftershave.

    don't let anyone fool you that you need to apply vitamins on your skin to make it healthier.

    the best way to absorb nutrients is through a healthy diet. not so much topical treatment.

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    no after shave either..
    I use a lotion with cocoa butter and that's it

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    I use a Stetson After Shave and apply my fragrance afterwards.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Since I use mainly aftershave balm these days, I either search for the matching scented aftershave balm belonging to the same product line with actual fragrance or, if this is not possible, simply choose an unscented aftershave balm.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    I don't use an after shave anymore like I use to.

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    Change it up and get a non scented after shave moisturizer instead or you can get Now a days aftershave balm of specific scent you're buying....non problem solved....Peace
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    I use Ogallala Bay Rum aftershave because of the witch hazel. Works great on my skin and the scent is so fleeting that I barely have time to rush to my wife and ask her to smell my face. Bay rum has worked for hundreds of years. Why use anything else?

    But I shave in the evening anyway and I never wear a fragrance to bed.


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    I use either the moisturizing balm version of the fragrance I am going to wear, or an unscented balm and then apply any scent I choose.
    Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?

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    Default Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    My standard aftershave for the last few yrs has been eau sauvage edt, the fragrance itself and not the aftershave. There's a couple of Acqua di Parma's that I bought which came with aftershave lotion, which I use only bcoz they came with it.

    I normally shave once, or in VERY rare cases, twice a week (ok, I'm lazy & no girls I've dated have really complained) and I use a unscented moisturizer and Eau sauvage after...

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    I use very rarely aftershave, but when i do, it's the same make than my edt. I think i have less than 10 % of my scents as both edt and aftershave.
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