Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

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Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Riaanb » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:17 am

I notice that many of us have aftershave balm/splash under a R100, so i was wondering is it worth it to go over that amount for other products. I shave at night and for me to spend R100+ for products is kinda waste because a few hours later i will go to bed.

If i had to shave in the morning a would put on some EDT for the day.....

But then again it is a personal preference.

I have been looking at some products that i would like to try, but there all R200 +.....

And i think aftershave balm/splash can also be addictive like soaps/cream....so where to we draw the line :oo
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby panthera » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:24 am

Riaanb wrote:I notice that many of us have aftershave balm/splash under a R100, so i was wondering is it worth it to go over that amount for other products. I shave at night and for me to spend R100+ for products is kinda waste because a few hours later i will go to bed.

If i had to shave in the morning a would put on some EDT for the day.....

But then again it is a personal preference.

I have been looking at some products that i would like to try, but there all R200 +.....

And i think aftershave balm/splash can also be addictive like soaps/cream....so where to we draw the line :oo


As I see it with AS's and Balms you are paying for either scent and/or performance. You can get very high performing aftershaves for very little money (think Nivea etc) but if you want a complex/cologne type scent to go with it that is where the money really starts adding up.

I use AS for the performance but I also like a nice scent too and a little menthol doesn't hurt :D . My go to has been Proraso green AS splash recently and it is a fantastic product (I believe ShaveHaven has some in stock now). If you follow my SOTDs you'll see I use it every day and so far it has lasted c4 months of daily use and still has just under a quarter left. Not a bad investment if you ask me!

The scent of AS's generally only last for a very short while anyway (maybe 0.5-1hr) so shouldn't affect you going to bed. AS/cologne hybrids are another story..
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:15 pm

Riaanb wrote:I notice that many of us have aftershave balm/splash under a R100, so i was wondering is it worth it to go over that amount for other products. I shave at night and for me to spend R100+ for products is kinda waste because a few hours later i will go to bed.

If i had to shave in the morning a would put on some EDT for the day.....

But then again it is a personal preference.

I have been looking at some products that i would like to try, but there all R200 +.....

And i think aftershave balm/splash can also be addictive like soaps/cream....so where to we draw the line :oo



Some of the Aftershaves do go quite high in price. If you shave at night, then I would say performance would be a more important factor than scent. the astringent, disinfectant, and moisturising properties should take a higher priority than the scent profile. However, if you feel a product is worth it, then go for it. :thumbup:
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Vintage1973 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:28 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:
Riaanb wrote:I notice that many of us have aftershave balm/splash under a R100, so i was wondering is it worth it to go over that amount for other products. I shave at night and for me to spend R100+ for products is kinda waste because a few hours later i will go to bed.

If i had to shave in the morning a would put on some EDT for the day.....

But then again it is a personal preference.

I have been looking at some products that i would like to try, but there all R200 +.....

And i think aftershave balm/splash can also be addictive like soaps/cream....so where to we draw the line :oo



Some of the Aftershaves do go quite high in price. If you shave at night, then I would say performance would be a more important factor than scent. the astringent, disinfectant, and moisturising properties should take a higher priority than the scent profile. However, if you feel a product is worth it, then go for it. :thumbup:


I like an aftershave mainly due to the styptic effect, so I like the classics with an alcohol base. Old Spice, Brut, Aqua Velva, English Leather also smell classic in restrained quantities. I have a very nice DYI Absinthe based A/S that is mainly fragrance neutral, so it works well in the event that I want to use a cologne - my favourite being 4711. If I feel cracked, La Toya / Bee Natural balm in the evenings.

I am past the point of spending +R200 on A/S, unless it is on my wishlist...
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby BLES » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:17 am

Vintage1973 wrote:
RiverValleyTrading wrote:
Riaanb wrote:I notice that many of us have aftershave balm/splash under a R100, so i was wondering is it worth it to go over that amount for other products. I shave at night and for me to spend R100+ for products is kinda waste because a few hours later i will go to bed.

If i had to shave in the morning a would put on some EDT for the day.....

But then again it is a personal preference.

I have been looking at some products that i would like to try, but there all R200 +.....

And i think aftershave balm/splash can also be addictive like soaps/cream....so where to we draw the line :oo



Some of the Aftershaves do go quite high in price. If you shave at night, then I would say performance would be a more important factor than scent. the astringent, disinfectant, and moisturising properties should take a higher priority than the scent profile. However, if you feel a product is worth it, then go for it. :thumbup:


I like an aftershave mainly due to the styptic effect, so I like the classics with an alcohol base. Old Spice, Brut, Aqua Velva, English Leather also smell classic in restrained quantities. I have a very nice DYI Absinthe based A/S that is mainly fragrance neutral, so it works well in the event that I want to use a cologne - my favourite being 4711. If I feel cracked, La Toya / Bee Natural balm in the evenings.

I am past the point of spending +R200 on A/S, unless it is on my wishlist...


Where did you get Aqua Velva from? I'm looking all over for it. I don't know if you can still remember Jade East AS? It was available at local stores in the late 80's to early 90's.
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Vintage1973 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:55 am

Hi, Bles

I have been looking at Jade East just yesterday...you can find it all on http://www.fruugo.co.za.

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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby BLES » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:00 am

Vintage1973 wrote:Hi, Bles

I have been looking at Jade East just yesterday...you can find it all on http://www.fruugo.co.za.

Cheers


Jislaaik!! Is this what it cost these days? :oo Thanks V'73 :thumbup:
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Vintage1973 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:09 pm

BLES wrote:
Vintage1973 wrote:Hi, Bles

I have been looking at Jade East just yesterday...you can find it all on http://www.fruugo.co.za.

Cheers


Jislaaik!! Is this what it cost these days? :oo Thanks V'73 :thumbup:


Yep!! Expensive, isn't it...Much cheaper to not smell nice - divorces are just so bloody expensive... ;)
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby AndreV » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:39 pm

Riaan, I also shave at night like you and for me personally i prefer the ASB's

I feel that their scent's is a lot milder than AS and also mush softer making it a nice evening shave companion.

I especially like the Tibit Snow, Kistna from The Body Shop and Bee Natural
For more natural scents the Nivea Sensitive and Dove ASB's also work well.
Al all these are very responsibly prized
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Riaanb » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49 pm

AndreV wrote:Riaan, I also shave at night like you and for me personally i prefer the ASB's

I feel that their scent's is a lot milder than AS and also mush softer making it a nice evening shave companion.

I especially like the Tibit Snow, Kistna from The Body Shop and Bee Natural
For more natural scents the Nivea Sensitive and Dove ASB's also work well.
Al all these are very responsibly prized




Agreed, that is way i think any splash more then R100 is not worth it.
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Riaanb » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:57 am

Hi Gents....

With the last post on this page i decided to cross over the R100 line for aftershave. there is so many stuff out there that is tempting to be bought, i just went with it, and i have to say.....im glad i did.

There is nothing wrong with the aftershave under R100, but there are only a few. The amount of aftershave under R200, well just doubled. Make so many to choose from. But then again all this options is basically the "Golden Oldies"...so now im intrigue to buy more and try all the classic scents that was so popular in its day.

Will i go over R200...?????????? :oo

Will i buy Aramis aftershave for R600???? not likely (but would not mind to have it)

SO..what aftershave are in your DEN currently?
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Thug » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:38 pm

All the aftershaves in my rotation cost in excess of R100 BUT none can be classified as expensive aftershaves.

Tabac
Old Spice
Ed Pinaud - Lime Sec
Ed Pinaud - Lilac Vegetal
Valcan
Thug's Bay Rum - This is actually the most expensive because of the initial costs of buying the ingredients

However, I do have a couple of balms under R100 but again those over cannot be classified as expensive.

444 - < R100
Bee Naturals - < R100
Tabac
The Body Shop
Proraso

Would I pay in excess of approx R500 for an aftershave / balm?
Probably if I was buying the soap such as Saponificio Varesino, Pennhaligons & Meißner Tremonia and I wanted the complimenting AS/Balm
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Riaanb » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:53 pm

Thanks Tug..Nice collection.

My collection so far.

Aftershave:

Tabac
Oldspice
Gillette Artic ice
Aqua Velva blue
Brut
Jovan musk
L'Occitain Verbon
Blue Stratos Marine
Pinuad Lilac
Nivia
4711

Balm...

Prep
444 gel
Nivea
Tibet
L'Occitan
Gillette
English Leather Tuxedo
The Body Shop
Dove
Mineraline
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Thug » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:19 pm

#Edit to my original post.

forgot that I had Tibet Snow balm as well.



Great selection there Riaan. :thumbup:

I can't add too much more to what I already have. If I did, I'd have to add another shelf .

Actually, before this hobby started, I didn't have any shelves in my bathroom. Now I have two! :oo

Probably a third in the foreseeable future. :lol:
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby panthera » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:41 pm

Splashes

Nivea Originals
Proraso Green AS
TOBS Mr Taylor
Homemade Peppermint, Cedar + Patchouli
Fine Accoutrements Snakebite
Fine Accoutrements Platinum
Fine Accoutrements Fresh Vetiver
Saponificio Varesino LE

Balms

Nivea Sensitive
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
La Toja Original
Geo F Trumper Limes Skin Food


I really prefer high alcohol 'stingy' splashes in the warmer weather.
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby robmac » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:50 pm

panthera wrote:Splashes

Nivea Originals
Proraso Green AS
TOBS Mr Taylor
Homemade Peppermint, Cedar + Patchouli
Fine Accoutrements Snakebite
Fine Accoutrements Platinum
Fine Accoutrements Fresh Vetiver
Saponificio Varesino LE

Balms

Nivea Sensitive
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
La Toja Original
Geo F Trumper Limes Skin Food


I really prefer high alcohol 'stingy' splashes in the warmer weather.


Hi Panthers - what are the Fine Acc products like?

How did you get them here - thought you couldn't ship them?
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby Thug » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:20 pm

panthera wrote:Splashes

Nivea Originals
Proraso Green AS
TOBS Mr Taylor
Homemade Peppermint, Cedar + Patchouli
Fine Accoutrements Snakebite
Fine Accoutrements Platinum
Fine Accoutrements Fresh Vetiver
Saponificio Varesino LE

Balms

Nivea Sensitive
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
La Toja Original
Geo F Trumper Limes Skin Food


I really prefer high alcohol 'stingy' splashes in the warmer weather.


Very nice selection Panthera.
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby panthera » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:40 pm

robmac wrote:
panthera wrote:Splashes

Nivea Originals
Proraso Green AS
TOBS Mr Taylor
Homemade Peppermint, Cedar + Patchouli
Fine Accoutrements Snakebite
Fine Accoutrements Platinum
Fine Accoutrements Fresh Vetiver
Saponificio Varesino LE

Balms

Nivea Sensitive
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
La Toja Original
Geo F Trumper Limes Skin Food


I really prefer high alcohol 'stingy' splashes in the warmer weather.


Hi Panthers - what are the Fine Acc products like?

How did you get them here - thought you couldn't ship them?


Very nice scents with a good hit of menthol (especially the Snakebite!!). No real skin care properties though, but I like that in the heat of summer.

A friend of mine in the UK sent them out in a package with some stuff for my SO, they went the regular SAPO route by mistake but never got picked up or anything. This was a good couple of months ago, they only just got here!!
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby panthera » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:47 pm

Thug wrote:
panthera wrote:Splashes

Nivea Originals
Proraso Green AS
TOBS Mr Taylor
Homemade Peppermint, Cedar + Patchouli
Fine Accoutrements Snakebite
Fine Accoutrements Platinum
Fine Accoutrements Fresh Vetiver
Saponificio Varesino LE

Balms

Nivea Sensitive
Muhle Sea Buckthorn
La Toja Original
Geo F Trumper Limes Skin Food


I really prefer high alcohol 'stingy' splashes in the warmer weather.


Very nice selection Panthera.


Thanks Thug, you too! I want to try all of your splashes apart from Tabac (unfortunately I am not a fan of the scent but I will continue to use the soap because it is so good), particularly some Pinaud. Didn't MasterShave say they were importing some or did I make that up?
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Re: Your Limite on Aftershave Balm/Splash

Postby panthera » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:50 pm

Riaanb wrote:Thanks Tug..Nice collection.

My collection so far.

Aftershave:

Tabac
Oldspice
Gillette Artic ice
Aqua Velva blue
Brut
Jovan musk
L'Occitain Verbon
Blue Stratos Marine
Pinuad Lilac
Nivia
4711

Balm...

Prep
444 gel
Nivea
Tibet
L'Occitan
Gillette
English Leather Tuxedo
The Body Shop
Dove
Mineraline


Wow, nice collection Riaan! Some classics in there too. I would very much like to try some Aqua Velva. How is the L'Occitane splash and balm?
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