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Clubman
by Pinaud

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Clubman information

GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 158 votes)

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HousePinaud
Parent CompanyAmerican International Beauty Group

About Clubman

Clubman is a masculine fragrance by Pinaud.

Reviews of Clubman

Disgusting!!

It smells old school but then again so does 10 year old fish.

Just not very pleasant.

I love Special Reserve but don't care for any other Clubman fragrances.
03rd November, 2018
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Nice. I purchased my first bottle of Clubman in Manhattan during my first trip to New York City.
In the evenings, at the hotel, I splashed on ample amounts of Clubman before strolling around the city at night. For me, this fragrance blended in well with the streets and bars of New York: woody, earthy and spicy (with a delightful rum vibe). It will always be my New York scent.
26th October, 2018
Pinaud Clubman aftershave isn't one I grew up smelling in the barbershop of the rural town I grew up.Skin Bracer Original by Mennen was what I smelled.My grandfather wore it also and I grew up on it.I wanted to try the regular Clubman aftershave because people are always praising this.In truth I tried this anywhere between 10-12 years ago but I saw it buying my usual aftershave and remembered... I owe this stuff a review.


The smell starts out with barbershop talc which is fine.But a little floral note keeps throwing the talc off course.A dominating duo of anise and citrus washes over the talc leaving a lightly detectable as a finish.The problem is the citrus and anise combo results in a very dry,semi-dark,and constant air of warmth.Aside from not liking the fragrance itself it's not crisp or refreshing in any aspect.


I'll stick to my Skin Bracer Original.No clue why people praise Clubman by Pinaud so highly...crass stuff.
28th June, 2018
This is a classic barbershop cologne/aftershave used by men in barbershops for over a hundred years, especially in North America. It smells basically exactly like lavender-scented talcum powder. In fact, upon smelling this it gave me memories of going to the barber as a child. Maybe they used Pinaud Clubman. The projection is very light (it's more of an aftershave than a cologne) while the longevity isn't bad at about 4 hours. It opens up very alcoholic and provides a deep burn if used after shaving, and smells very clean. To me it's basically very powdery oakmoss and lavender, and smells identical to talcum powder. Overall I really like it just for the nostalgia, but as an aftershave. As for stronger colognes that resemble Clubman and also have the barbershop scent, they are the following (in order of how much I like them from worst to best): Canoe, Azzaro pour Homme, Replica's At the Barber, and Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.

4.5/5
19th May, 2018
Stardate 20180219:

I got this cause everyone raves about it and cause I loved Special reserve. This is actually a scrubber. The idea is nice but the composition has a skunky smell that just makes it horrible. Wearing it today and everyone here hates it. Need to take another shower to get this off.
Maybe reformulation killed it. Threw it in the toilet and now everyone is upset cause it is stinking up the house
Avoid this and get the Special reserve instead.
19th February, 2018
For starters, my 5-star rating of this is as an aftershave, and not for it's fragrance. Beyond that, it's not meant to really go farther than the bathroom so if you're looking for a noteworthy addition to a fragrance collection, you've come to the wrong page. However, as a historical document that would later go on to inspire many other actual fragrances, this stuff is pretty important. Édouard Pinaud would have his own pefume shop in 1830 at 20 years old, and would go on to impress not only Queen Victoria, but Napoleon, winning warrants of service from both long before Creed, Penhaligon's or the like took those coveted badges of prestige home. Unfortunately, the Clubman line is furthest from an actual Édouard Pinaud creation, and it's date of origin is unknown, as the company who now owns the trademark attributes it's origin as 1810, which is Édouard Pinaud's birth year and therefore impossible. All pathetically weak attempts at re-writing history aside, the line did go on to become the barbershop standard across the western world (until 1936's Canoe came along to challenge it), with the Ed Pinaud company actually supplying free samples for barbers to give their clients, featuring the words "A gift from your barber" on the label. It's also uncertain if this stuff predates the original Fougère Royale, but if it does, history is unchallenged because it doesn't really contain any tonka.

Once past the recycled and egregiously incorrect history of this Victorian-era utility juice, what you're left with is an after shave in a plastic bottle made by an American IP owner that resembles the glass bottle once used by the original French company and retains all the decorum of the original. It's an extremely powdery lavender and oakmoss skin toner, that all of us have come to associate with the smell of "barbershop" because the barbershops of our fathers, their fathers, and their father's fathers all used this stuff after a wet shave or haircut. Canoe came much later into the game, making a proper fougère with the barbershop note ubiquity of this, more or less just adding tonka and a bit more in the heart notes to round out the scent. If you're not trying to wear the barbershop vibe to work, and just want to feel it on your skin after a shower, this will do well enough, as it has for well over a century. There really isn't much to say about the scent besides that; it's sweet, powdery, with a distinctive shrill alcohol and citrus blast in the beginning that is soon overtaken by the lavender, then vanilla, then musk. The moss here, which is still remarkably in this for being such a cheap product (they must have also taken a hit on business insurance to retain the stuff despite IFRA restrictions), is really just a fixative and has no starring role like it would have in an official cologne or EDT. The whole thing amounts to what feels like a skeletal presage to a barbershop fougère, just incomplete to the point of it almost being one, but not quite. If it was made in an EDT or even an EDC formulation it would be quite pleasant, but still a bit reedy compared to the aforementioned Canoe or even Brut (1963).

All told, this was the start of a huge line of men's grooming essentials that would expand to Bay Rum, Eau de Quinine Lilac Vegetal, typical musk and vanilla varieties, and a few unique entries like Lime Sec and Special Reserve. The base Clubman experience is the feel of a fresh haircut or shave (again, much the same experience of Canoe), just thinner, more ephemeral, and terminating faster than anything meant for day wear, which much like more modern 20th century after shaves such as Aqua Velva and Skin Bracer, is where the experience is supposed to end. I imagine the idea with this is to layer it with other more permanent smells, which is fine because it's oakmoss base will go well with almost any classic Fougère out there. You won't find a much better skin toner at a lower price, and this is still miles away from any of that creamy toothpaste tube balm the hoity-toity brands will try and convince you does anything more than clog pores. Simple, classic, Victorian-era skin care is the name of the game with this one, supposedly worn by everyone from Bob Hope and Kirk Douglas to the less-than-endearing 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. A 150+ year track record implies that people will still continue to pick this one up for years to come, especially if they want something they can depend on to ease away razor burn and not think about whatsoever. It's simply no more, and no less.
24th December, 2017

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