#1
Alright folks, I've been at this wet shaving for a number of years now and have a really weak aftershave/ scent game. I keep it super simple: Pinaud Clubman, Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, and Old Spice. That's it.
Most of the soap fragrances that I enjoy are Barbershop, Fougere, and Spice type scents. B&M Lavanille (love it!) is about the only scent that really falls out of that box; but, I rarely use it. I've done a pretty good job of building a solid, high quality soap collection with a mixture of classics such as MWF, Tabac, Valobra, etc. and many of the en vouge artisan makers Stirling, B&M, Declaration Grooming, Mickey Lee, Wholly Kaw, Etc. Now I need more complementary scents to rotate through. Start shooting your suggestions, I'll take the most recommended and place an order to get this started. Thanks in advance for your help.
#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Try some of the artisans of soaps you have and enjoy.  Some, such as Stirling (stirlingsoap.com) and Barrister & Mann (barristerandmann.com) make matching and/or complementary aftershaves.  Also, Chatillon Lux (chatillonlux.com) makes quite a few aftershaves (as well as toners and salves) that are popular and somewhere in his descriptions he gives the various scents that make up the whole.

Good luck in the search. Happy2

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#3

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
if you're into the spicy/bay rum type scents, try these out:

bay rum:
http://www.krampertsfinest.com/Kramperts...an-Bay-Rum
https://www.captainschoicestore.com/all/...lm-bay-rum (or their splash)

spicy:
https://www.barristerandmann.com/collect...ave-splash (this is based on the old formula of old spice. personally I find the reserve line of splashes to be some of the best in the business...if not the best)

https://chatillonlux.com/collections/pos...have-toner

I believe all of these can be had from Maggard's if you're looking to save on shipping and such. Stirling & Soap Commander balms are well regarded and I use them a lot too.

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#4

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Indiana
Some artisans sell samples of colognes (aftershaves less often). I've bought multiple samples from WSP & PAA, they come in nice little glass (I think?) vials for $1-$1.50 ea.

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