Masculine and refined...
This was a surprise for me. I originally bought it with the intention to use it solely as an aftershave. However I have now realised it can be used as a type of light, eau de cologne scent.
A very nice and refined mix of coumarin, lavender, spices and of course, vanilla. I love it! A really great mix and I am happy just wearing it casually or formally. It reminds me of the smell of a refined gentleman, maybe a grown up, mature smell, but that adds to it's heritage as a classic fragrance (like Old Spice or the masculine classics used in shaving etc).
I would say this is a great one to use as an aftershave and cologne. The staying power is surprisingly very good. I am impressed. I would recommend it to the gentlemen out there as an example of a classic, elegant and refined smell and accessory to be used after shaving and also for general use. A really great find for me and one which I will be using for some time!
A warm but bright vanilla core accompanied by a sidekick of jasmine and lavender, but the latter are clearly accompaniment - the vanilla rules. Similarly, in the drydown a slightly sweet mildly honeyed spiciness appears that is never more than a supportive orchestra to the vanilla soloist. The ingredients are classic indeed.
The sillage is soft, the projection adequate and the longevity two hours - but bearing in mind that I only use the After Shave that is not too bad. And given the affordability too.
A simple, classic, straightforward down-to-earth delightful vanilla in a no-nonsense plastic flācon de luxe supreme that characteristic for Pinaud Clubman. My positive score is evidently not based on a sexy and seductive luxuriating crystal packaging. 3/5.
I love this every bit as much as the original Clubman. Lighter than the original, and without the deep moss chord of that fragrance. It's fresh and has a great honey topnote that lasts for a bit and then promptly sits down--just like a good aftershave should. And, as always with the Clubman line, you can spoil yourself for less than $10 bucks.
By the way: the term "Vanilla" refers to the color not to the scent.
The Clubman Vanilla is very, very similar to "Chanel Pour Monsieur" which costs ten times more than the Clubman.
Classic Vanilla sounds like it should be a fluffy, sweet blancmange of a thing. But, it's not at all. It's a classic, bright fougere on the opening, with a touch of vanilla sweetness in the heart of it. Very fresh, very clean, very pleasant, a nicely light everyday fragrance for summer. Not as persistent or assertive as Clubman, so feel free to apply liberally.
Nice, old school barber shop classic with a subtle vanilla undertone. Consistently provokes complements.