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Aftershave - Which one?

(13 Posts)
ISpeakJive Mon 23-Oct-17 11:12:15

I need to buy an aftershave as a gift for my sisters boyfriend’s birthday but I’m not sure which one.
The problem I have is that I am unable to get to a perfume counter to take a sniff so I’m kind of reaching out to the gurus of mumsnet to recommend me one that smells half decent.

MatildaTheCat Mon 23-Oct-17 13:53:35

This is absolutely lovely if he likes citrusy scents. I bought it for my fussy dh and he likes it and it's very well priced.

MatildaTheCat Mon 23-Oct-17 13:54:44

Bugger, the link has gone back to the homepage. Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime.

ISpeakJive Mon 23-Oct-17 14:08:30

Oooh thanks Matilda. I’ve never actually heard of that. Have just been looking at the usual Gucci’s, D&G etc.
Will definitely give it some thought.

CantChoose Mon 23-Oct-17 19:18:52

Any clues to the type of smell? If not, is he sporty, posh, trendy etc.
And what budget?

ZaraW Mon 23-Oct-17 19:20:44

Caruthsia have some really nice men's fragrances. Something different and has a bit of history to it.

TentUpFirstBunkUpLater Mon 23-Oct-17 19:23:02

Issey Miyaake. All the way

ISpeakJive Mon 23-Oct-17 21:29:22

Thanks so much.

Can’t, sorry, should’ve mentioned budget in original OP. Willing to go up to £60.

As for type of smell I’m quite open to any recommendations although not too fruity or citrusy.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 23-Oct-17 21:36:06

Polo Red is nice, not sure of cost though.

Haffiana Mon 23-Oct-17 21:44:01

Not Issey Myake; terribly dated ozonic/aquatic smell.

Prada Amber pour Homme is one aftershave that offends absolutely no-one, but smells super clean and elegant.

DanHumphreyIsA Mon 23-Oct-17 21:45:13

Dolce & Gabbana The One is very nice.
Givenchy Gentleman also nice, but has a slight patchouli scent which is a bit love or hate.

Paco Rabbane 1 million is probably the most ‘universal’ one I can think of, haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it.

Boots will have a lot of Christmas gift sets now, so take a look at their offers.

CantChoose Mon 23-Oct-17 22:35:59

ISpeakJive Tue 24-Oct-17 12:55:08

Thanks everyone. Will check these out!

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