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Do you select your soaps/pre-shaves/aftershaves depending of the season?

Hey gents,

I'm curious if you choose the soaps/preshaves/aftershaves depending of the season.
Which soap/pre-shave/aftershave your select for which season?
What are your criteria for this?

Eagerly waiting to read your answers 🍻
 
Short answer - no. I only have two aftershaves and one EDT. I use my soaps throughout.

Now having said that, I did a test of the major soaps of The Goodfellas Smile and I did discover that certain smells that could not excite nee in the summer (when I did my shaves) work better during winter - for some odd reason. Furiah comes to mind and Inferno.

Guido
 
Short answer - no. I only have two aftershaves and one EDT. I use my soaps throughout.

Now having said that, I did a test of the major soaps of The Goodfellas Smile and I did discover that certain smells that could not excite nee in the summer (when I did my shaves) work better during winter - for some odd reason. Furiah comes to mind and Inferno.

Guido

I typically choose my fragrances depending of the season - some scents suit better for spring/summer, others for autumn/winter. Usually lighter vs. heavier, floral vs. wood.
With my little experience with shaving soaps, I come to the feel that I would prefer menthol for the spring/summer, and if the day is hot, and sandalwood for autumn/winter. But it bugs me when the soap is menthol with eucalyptus (Proraso Green like) :letterk1:

Maybe, I'm investing too much thought in this :001_unsur
 
The simple answer is pick an artisan soap/AS that is a known dupe and go to Fragrantica and look it up. They have a rating for what weather they are meant for, it's not an absolute, but at least with fragrances there is sometimes a good reason. With shaving soaps and AS, ask yourself: do I want to smell like Spice Bomb in July? Do you know what the heat will do to those fragrance components? If the answer is yes and I don't care then confidently wear Spice Bomb in July. If the answer is, I am not sure then start looking at several fragrances and figure out what generally defines a warm weather and a cold weather fragrance.

For me, I have way too much of everything that I have to rotate based on season just to use everything. Sometimes it's like a new discovery when you smell something that you haven't used in 6 months. Sometimes, you screw the lid back on and put it on the do not re-stock list. Then depending on where you are, you might have Spring in the middle of Winter for several weeks and you start questioning what you are doing and what should you do? But you can always where Acqua di Parma in winter and dream of Summer.
 
Well it’s just a hobby right?! We wouldn’t want to call it an addiction…

You never know where exactly is the border.
Or, as it is written on the boxes of my Inov-8 trail running shoes - "Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated". Let's think we are all "dedicated" ... quite :innocent:
 
Yes, kind of. I sort my soaps/creams into three group. My warm weather group tends toward citrusy scents and products with menthol / eucalyptus - examples are Castle Forbes Lime and Proraso Green. My cold weather group has more earthy scent profiles - example PDP No 63. The third group are scents I would use year round - examples Sandalwood and Arch Brito Mogno.

I also use a heavier aftershave balm in the cold months and a thinner one in the warm weather. I have dry skin on my face and the Cremo Heritage AS Balm has worked really well for me this winter. The scent is pleasant but rather neutral so it doesn't clash with AS splashes or colognes.
 

nemo

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No, not really, I'm not into that but I do think Tabac always goes well in the dead of winter. And there are some aftershaves that I enjoy more in the sprintime, Proraso green comes to mind.

Good question @stivek !
 
No, not really, I'm not into that but I do think Tabac always goes well in the dead of winter. And there are some aftershaves that I enjoy more in the sprintime, Proraso green comes to mind.

Good question @stivek !
This is basically me, too. Tabac in Winter and a menthol/Eucalyptus soap in warmer weather. MWF I use year-round. The majority of my soaps are unscented, though, so it really doesn't matter much with them. ;)
 
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