Recommendations for an aftershave?

#1
I am coming to the end of a bottle of Givenchy Gentleman which has given good service, considering that I bought it before Telic 1. For various reasons, I haven't had cause to use it and I suspect that the important ingredients have all "done a runner" in the intervening years.

I am therefore in the market for an aftershave but, being on the wrong side of 40, I have trained myself to be impervious to adverts; hence, I don't have a clue as to what is available on the High Street, let alone what is classy.

I want to smell nice and expensive, with a lot of machismo but retaining a smidgin of femininity, which I understand is all important these days. Ideally, it should knock the ladies dead. Well, perhaps not dead precisely, but you get my drift!

My budget is flexible because I'm buying for someone special - me!!!!

Does anyone have any suggestions other than ether, chloroform or rohypnol?! I suspect that I am really asking the ladies what they like to smell on a gentleman??

Litotes
 
#2
Although you will get plenty of responses from fragrant fellas such as myself.

I tend to be a tight bastard at the best of times, making Versace Blue Jeans a no-brainer at £9.50 for 75ml. Smells nice too.
 

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#3
#6
All my adult life I really thought women would like the smell of a 'real man' without aftershave. Maybe OK when leaving for a night out but after a couple of hours sweating it out on the dance floor I began to doubt this very much. I'm not on the market so to speak so nowadays I'll just spray whatever my wifeoid leaves hanging around in the bathroom..... hopefully it might attract some hot, lonely, poor sighted bisexual babes..... :roll:
 
#10
After a rather hectic day went out for drinkies/dinner in a bit of a rush.

"What aftershave are you wearing?" asked our hostess. "Really is quite unusual but quite nice."

"I believe it is called Hoppe's No.9" grated Mrs B. :roll:

Otherwise Eau Savage is a pretty safe bet.
 
#11
Christ, what a bunch of uncultured plebs.


Litotes, try 'Eau Savuage' by Dior. You can get a sampler from good outlets, and you wont smell like a chav on the pull.
 
#12
There is no contest, if you have a freshly washed soap and shampoo smell, You don't need aftershave. (With a little bit of Chocolate lynx under the arms)
I'm not a neanderthal, I find charm , wit and personality works every time. Don't bother annoying every fecker within 5metre of your radius with the overploying stench of your new man smell.
Failing that, don't wash for a week and rely on your natural pheromones to pull the slappers. The cheesey bellend might be a tad off putting though.(If you ever get that far)
 
#14
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch.

Not very common (as its difficult to get in the UK) and chicks love it.
 
#16
Warrior-Webbing said:
Do you need the said aftershave to find yourself a "friend" in that case go for some of this for free...... http://www.secure-sales.org.uk/pheromones/store/html/freepheromones.html and watch them come a running!

I myself use the following.....

Fahrenheit - when I had a dorris.

Joop - After I binned the Dorris three weeks ago, and now back looking for an upgrade!
Retro aftershaves! I was wearing them 15 years ago!!!!
 
#17
Bossdog said:
Warrior-Webbing said:
Do you need the said aftershave to find yourself a "friend" in that case go for some of this for free...... http://www.secure-sales.org.uk/pheromones/store/html/freepheromones.html and watch them come a running!

I myself use the following.....

Fahrenheit - when I had a dorris.

Joop - After I binned the Dorris three weeks ago, and now back looking for an upgrade!
Retro aftershaves! I was wearing them 15 years ago!!!!
But down here in Devon, in the town I live in, they still work fine!
 
#18
Warrior-Webbing said:
Bossdog said:
Warrior-Webbing said:
Do you need the said aftershave to find yourself a "friend" in that case go for some of this for free...... http://www.secure-sales.org.uk/pheromones/store/html/freepheromones.html and watch them come a running!

I myself use the following.....

Fahrenheit - when I had a dorris.

Joop - After I binned the Dorris three weeks ago, and now back looking for an upgrade!
Retro aftershaves! I was wearing them 15 years ago!!!!
But down here in Devon, in the town I live in, they still work fine!
Says more about Devon than you 8O
 
#19
Notwithstanding you uttering the sacred words "Old Spice" in the same sentence as the words "Blue Stratos" :puker: I would still reckon that the lingering smell of sandalwood shaving soap followed by a dash of Old Spice and a hint of Brylcreem should do the trick. (Or Lynx and gel for the under 40's)

That said, the only time a woman ever remarked on my aftershave was in 1986 when some cheap "Christmas pressie" aftershave called "Gold" (I think) was incorrectly identified by a certain Fiona Boote as being Paco Rabane. "No it's not" said I, it's "Gold". "Well it's imitation Paco Rabane then " she replied and disappeared from my life.....

Shame, she always put me in mind of the dark haired one off Cagney and Lacey but in a sexy kind of way.... Now, that leads me directly to the WYFTYS thread :D
 

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