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Williams aftershave (EU) vs Aqua Velva aftershave (US)

Luc

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I was on eBay yesterday as I am after a bottle of aftershave that I believe that I never tried. It's a variant made in Italy (or at least I believe it's a different formula compared to the US made AS). Anyways, following an experiment that I did a while back where I compared a few Brut AS that were made in different countries. I realised that the product was similar but not quite the same... Sometimes, very different...

I also had the same observations at home (I didn't post about it but many did) about Old Spice. The Canadian version versus the American version versus the Indian version.

So, all this to say that I found another variation of one of my classic barbershop AS this morning. Skin Bracer.

I shall wait 4 to 6 weeks to find out if it's similar.

Following that order, I stumbled on the Williams Aftershave. Over here, I can access the Combe Williams Lectric Shave Electric Razor Pre-Shave. The same mentioned in this post here, but I never tried it.

On the other side (Europe), there seem the be a variation of the Aqua Velva aftershave and it begins here: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showth...ost-classic-aftershaves?p=1462787#post1462787

Now, I am not saying that the information is true or false as I do not know. The colour is fairly different from the European version to the US version. Even the Aqua Velva Ice Blue version is different when I look at it.

Here, there's a mention that Williams is made by Sara Lee : http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/125563-Williams-Ice-Blue-Aqua-Velva-Aftershave

Considering my previous experience with variants, sometimes, the variant is much better than the original that I get. Sometimes, it's the same, sometimes it's not. I was wondering if someone did compare the two as I did not and couldn't find a post about.

I was looking at a few websites like this one : https://www.dambiro.de/AQUA-VELVA-Ice-blue-Williams-aftershave-100ml

where the notes are indicated. I don't think that I get the same notes from any Aqua Velva bottles.

I see that our friends at GiftsandCare.com carry it but are out of stock at the moment. I would trust them best as they are active here on the forum. http://www.giftsandcare.com/en/after-shave-splash-lotion/1231-aqua-velva-williams-200-ml.html

I know they have a 400ml bottle but that's too much IMO. Then, the 200ml bottle is the Spanish version where another variation also exists that comes in 100ml... So, who tried those?:biggrin1:
 
I have the Italian Skin Bracer. It's slightly lighter in color. It has the same scent, just a little bit lighter, which is pretty nice. It's been a while since I've used it, so I don't recall it the menthol feel was different.
 
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