Definition of aftershave in English:



mass noun
  • An astringent scented lotion for applying to the skin after shaving.

    • ‘When finally they kiss, Elaine closes her eyes, inhaling the scent of his skin and aftershave.’
    • ‘He dabbed his face with a towel and then rubbed some aftershave into his skin.’
    • ‘We were so close I could smell the faint scent of his aftershave.’
    • ‘A sniff of perfume, aftershave, air freshener or deodorant can trigger a potentially deadly reaction because of a rare allergy she has developed.’
    • ‘Mia snuggled into the coat, which smelled like aftershave and cologne.’
    • ‘I was also a little too aware of the scent of his aftershave or cologne, and the way it was making me faintly dizzy.’
    • ‘Start the evening with a shower and some nice deodorant or aftershave.’
    • ‘The room smelt of coffee and paper with a slight tint of men's aftershave, a masculine musky scent.’
    • ‘The clear gel is a skin prep, shaving gel and aftershave lotion.’
    • ‘As he walks past me I am hit by the power of his aftershave.’
    • ‘Matt stepped out of his room and she could smell the minty scent of his aftershave.’
    • ‘Now athletes are using more familiar smells, such as their favourite aftershave or perfume to trigger memories of their strict training regimes.’
    • ‘Don't forget to put on deodorant every morning, and don't apply too much cologne and aftershave.’
    • ‘I cuddled up to him and caught the clean, fresh tang of his aftershave, buried deep in his clothes and skin.’
    • ‘There are perfumeries and cosmetics for the lady in your life and aftershave or toiletries for him.’
    • ‘I wondered if he wore any kind of aftershave or cologne, or if he naturally smelled that good.’
    • ‘He held her tightly, and she inhaled deeply, enjoying the scent of his aftershave.’
    • ‘Hair is often close-cropped and, if you're lucky, there's a gentle aroma of aftershave.’
    • ‘Most of us have a favourite perfume or aftershave which we hope to be replenished at this time of year.’
    • ‘But when he got home his parents saw he had wet hair and smelled of aftershave and asked him what had happened.’
    lotion, cream, balm, emollient, salve, unguent, lubricant
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