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Clubman (1880)
by Truefitt & Hill


Clubman information

Year of Launch1880
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 36 votes)

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About Clubman

A fresh fragrance with oceanic, citrus, floral, woody and musk notes.

Reviews of Clubman

This does nothing for me ...I find it very boring and dated but not in a classical sense..I get a very floral opening and a bit of mint then a fade out ..certainly not offensive in anyway and for maybe a few minutes I find it pleasent, but then I don't want a scent that only gives me a glimmer of excitement, I want a statement and a pleasurable hour at least, not a flash in the pan and a waft of flowers ..especially for 40 quid.
09th June, 2015
Soft light fragrance, that lasts me from the shower until about 11am.
Almondy and sweet midtones, with a hint of mint initially, that quickly fades.
Bright and sporty, a modern fragrance from an old, old source.
21st December, 2012
I was almost going to call this a clone of Paco XS, but I think it has too much sharpness and not enough dull, cold, sweetness. It starts as a brisk, cool, slightly sweet minty herbal, probably closer to Live Jazz than XS. It somehow also carries a twiggy-ness that reminds me of some vetiver and light green scents, but this is mostly supressed by the mint, and by what I'd call a more raw version of the other green herbs you find in Cartier Roadster. Later, it gets to be dustier, akin to peppermint but not actually peppermint. It makes me think of ivy, but not the believable ivy in Hermes Gentiane Blanche or Sisley Eau de Campagne, rather a fake chemical simulation. I realize I'm not being very helpful by giving this a thumbs-down just because I don't like mint, but there's simply nothing redeeming for me here.
05th December, 2011
A very modern, somewhat synthetic aquatic fragrance. Some mint notes there, but mainly a sporty type scent probably geared more towards the type that love department store offerings.
09th August, 2011
Clubman = fresh and clean from the barbershop, without the cloves.

Probably the best of Truefitt & Hill's fragrances (which isn't saying much) unless you love Cool Water but want to pay three times more for it, in which case Freshman may be your favorite Truefitt & Hill scent.

Back to Clubman, it's easily unisex, slightly sweet, but quite pleasant and enjoyable in its way.

28th February, 2010
JDE Show all reviews
United Kingdom
If this is from 1880, i'm a monkey's uncle... Very modern, very light and fresh in a powdery oceanic way and on the whole it's very wearable for a younger demographic.
I'm not normally a fan of mint, but I like the opening to this. It's clean and refreshing, but it seems a little... "cloudy." It's very hard to explain, but with fresh scents like this, I like to imagine being able to "look through" them. I love a cologne with clarity - I imagine a pool of water in my mind (probably the leafy notes and the alcoholic hit I feel that most of them have). Clubman is plasticy powdery from the very opening and I feel this makes the naturally clear nature of a good "refreshing" fragrance slightly obscured. I also feel it makes it quite feminine. Probably too feminine for my tastes, especially when coupled with the (otherwise very nice) floral heart.
I think this is why I prefer T&H's Freshman to Clubman - the powder sticks around in this for too long and instead of a watery floral wood, which i'd like, I get a powdery floral with some very vague and muted wood.

Slightly disappointing, but still a comfortable and well made frag. I just do not care for it's blending or choice of florals and the everlasting sweet powder. Longevity was very good on me, despite the lightness - over 8 hours. It's doesn't project amazingly, but you would certainly smell like a smartly groomed guy, which I suppose is the point! Decent, but not earth shattering.
04th August, 2009

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