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Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(This post was last modified: 10-23-2016, 12:59 AM by churchilllafemme.)
Do you ever mix your aftershaves together?  In the past I used just one aftershave each day, trying to match it to a shaving cream or soap whose character it complemented in some way.  But just recently I have also been combining two aftershaves sometimes to get a more complex fragrance to finish my shave.

For instance, I have added a woody, spicy, aromatic one, such as Ralph Lauren Safari, Antonio Puig Agua Brava, Azzaro, Pierre Cardin, or Floris Elite, to a citrus type like Armani Acqua di Giò or Acqua di Genova 1853.  I have added a woody citrus aftershave, for example Cussons, Dior Eau Sauvage, or Floris No. 89, to one with musk such as Tom Ford for Men, Fine Fragrances Aficionado, or Jovan Musk.  I have mixed a fougère like Penhaligon's English Fern, Houbigant Fougère Royale, or Aramis Tuscany with one of the woody, spicy ones already mentioned, with one of the citrus types, or with an Oriental aromatic such as Penhaligon's Endymion or Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel.  I have found that for me the aftershaves with musk lend themselves especially well to combination with other scent families.

I really like the depth and richness of these combinations, and so far, when mixed in my palm, none of them have shown any immediate precipitation or other signs of incompatibility, and my skin is tolerating them quite well.  I don't use combinations every day - I still also like to use just one aftershave alone - but I have found it to be an entertaining and satisfying alternative at times.
John
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#2
You could always buy some essential oils or fragrances and add a few drops of various ones to create some interesting scents. Then you could buy unscented aftershave splashes and come up with your own scents.
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#3

DE FACTO = DE
Ohio
I mix my aftershaves all the time.

Especially with the more moisturizing ones that are too rich for my complexion.

Every few days I eyeball a little of this with some of that into an empty bottle and see what I get. If it doesn't work I have plenty of other stuff to fall back on.

I don't generally plan it out. I'm not a cologne wearer but I like to mess about with my aftershaves sometimes.
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-Todd
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#4

Merchant
South Saint Louis, MO
Since they both share the Mousse de Saxe base, combining Barrister & Mann's Lavanille Tonique and Beaudelaire Tonique can be pretty delightful.
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Oh yea. My favorite is 50% Osage rub, 50% Mennen skin bracer. I decant the 2 portions into a Tobasco bottle and when I use it up, I mix more. On another board this splash is known as "Hulk Splash" so it wasnt my idea. Since skin bracer has more scent and glycerine, it takes the harshness out of the Rub. Excellent combo.

Late in the fall I was using Nivea ASB on my scalp and while still moist, adding a few drops of clubman and rubbing it into my scalp. The Nivea was enough to tone down the scent, yet clubman still pervades in scent albeit much less intense.
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(11-14-2016, 08:03 PM)hawns Wrote: Since they both share the Mousse de Saxe base, combining Barrister & Mann's Lavanille Tonique and Beaudelaire Tonique can be pretty delightful.

Nice! Need to try this. Before Beaudelaire tonique was released, I mixed Lavanille tonique with Fougere Classique when I used the Beaudelaire soap. Forgot who gave me that idea ... Huckleberryking maybe?
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#7

Merchant
South Saint Louis, MO
(11-14-2016, 08:44 PM)chill31613 Wrote:
(11-14-2016, 08:03 PM)hawns Wrote: Since they both share the Mousse de Saxe base, combining Barrister & Mann's Lavanille Tonique and Beaudelaire Tonique can be pretty delightful.

Nice! Need to try this. Before Beaudelaire tonique was released, I mixed Lavanille tonique with Fougere Classique when I used the Beaudelaire soap. Forgot who gave me that idea ... Huckleberryking maybe?

He's definitely on the short list of people who I would think came up with it, given his Beaudelaire love. I was also think perhaps it might be that Ca11MeSir dude. My memory is the worst.
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