I’VE NEVER been one for expensive aftershaves. A quote from my brother in regards to expensive aftershaves comes to mind… “they could put piss in a bottle…” Whilst I don’t agree entirely with his statement, I’m still not prepared to dig deep and splash the cash on an expensive bottle of aftershave.
But I do have a very small selection of more expensive fragrances – two to be exact: one from Next (Signature Collection, Night, purchased seven years ago, and still not even halfway through the bottle), and the other, a bottle of Diesel Bad (a pressie from years ago that is still unopened). The fragrance from Next was in the price range of £15 to £20, and I’m guessing the Diesel fragrance was a tad higher. To put my choice of aftershave and price range expectation into perspective, this is my general approach:
- Nine times out of ten, it has to be a retro aftershave (originally launched during the 70s or 80s, and can sometimes be purchased from Quality Save or Home Bargains)
- Price range between £3.99 and £9.99.
- The absolute maximum I’ll go to is £25 – last year, I purchased a bottle of Taylor of Old Bond Street aftershave (£22) – after looking at it for months on Amazon, my hand began shaking hesitantly as I edged towards the buy now button.
So, my latest purchase is Quorum by Antonio Puig. It gets a big fat tick for being retro (originally released in 1981), and a slightly smaller tick for the price and place of purchase (£8.62 from Amazon). It will be the first time I’ve tried this aftershave so looking forward to this exciting experience of smelling like it’s 1981 whilst belting out Human League’s Don’t You Want Me.
If you conclude that I’m tight with money, off trend, living in the past, and would make a living room smell like the film set of a dodgy 80s porno movie… I’m actually cool with that.
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