Yep probably. I’ve not bought any either as far a I can recall. Usually get some at Christmas or Birthday. Pretty much had a beard for 99% of my adult life so tend to use scented balm or beard conditioner instead. If I had to buy any I wouldn’t be spending £37 never mind £97 for what’s basically water and some mixed scents.Posted 4 months agoMrSmithMember
i don’t think people buy expensive aftershave any more, maybe you are confusing it with EDT or EDP?
(for the purposes of your poll i always have a winter/autumn/spring summer bottle of EDT/EDP on the go but used sparingly as they seem to last 3-5 years before running out)
but i don’t own a large depreciating asset to sit motionless in a jam (a car) or have a stupid high mortgage so £50 a year on cologne isn’t something to agonise over.Posted 4 months ago
I have in the past bought post shave moisturiser, but that’s as far as I’ve gone.
The nearest I’ve come to having any in my possession is those small samples you used to get in magazines.
& no I’m not single… I have been flagged down in the street before by a stranger & asked if I wanted to buy an axe tho…Posted 4 months agoconvertSubscriber
Can’t stand wimminz perfume either
There are scents now that my brain still associates with ladies from my past. I walk past someone in the street wearing it and boom, I’m back in the room.
My wife recently bought a bottle of something by Joe Malone that instantly had me thinking of my (deceased) father. Maybe not the reaction she was hoping for!
I can’t recall a time as an adult when I’ve not had a bottle or two of something smelly (aftershave? Not sure, bloke’s perfume basically whatever it’s actually called). They last for years I use them that sparingly and infrequently. But I’m glad they are there for when in the mood. I think they are meant to go off after about a year so probably don’t smell as they should. Don’t ever recall actually buying them though – they seem to materialise.Posted 4 months agoglobaltiMember
Cat’s piss? You must be extraordinarily sensitive to the smell of synthetic civet (no animal extracts are used nowadays) which is present at aout 0.01% in some perfumes to give warmth to the background. And civet comes from civet cats not domestic cats and is not urine, it’s a territory-marking scent.
If you only buy a bottle of perfume every few years, keep it in the fridge to reduce oxidation, especially as the level drops and more oxygen gets into the headspace.Posted 4 months agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
By the way… what’s EDP or EDT?
Eau De Toilette or Eau De Parfum
Generally speaking EDP is meant to be better lasting than EDT, hence commanding the extra cost. There is usually a change in smell though, though not generally discernible after it’s settled on your skin.
I spend a silly amount on pongs, but then I like smelling nice. Each to their own 🙂
EDIT: And just for the lols, this is the extent of my problem:
Work laptop bag:
Posted 4 months ago
see that long narrow window in your browser near the top? type that in there and hit return.
I did that. EDT = Eastern Daylight Time or The Engineering Development Trust, EDP = Eastern Daily Press
When I added the aftershave, it kept them abbreviated. Hence the question.Posted 4 months ago
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