First Post and SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS "CLASSIC" EDT POUR HOMME

    First Post and SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS "CLASSIC" EDT POUR HOMME

    post #1 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    Hi all,

     

    First post so please be gentle.

     

    Just got into fragrances in a serious way recently. My preference is for old school fragrances and powerhouses. This may not qualify as either of those but I managed to get hold of a bottle of the above cheaply on ebay, and although I have not worn it yet I gave it a test spray and it smells very nice. I noticed there was only one other post about it on the site and wondered if anybody else had tried it or had any thoughts on it?

    post #2 of 19
    Welcome! Personally haven't tried it.
    post #3 of 19
    Haven't tried it but, welcome to Basenotes!
    post #4 of 19

    Welcome!!!

     

    I own this EDT, bought it for under 10 @ Winners (Canadian equivalent of Marshal's / TJ Maxx in USA).

     

    Classic barber shop vibe - doesn't project after the 1st 30 mins, but has a slight animalic sandalwood / patch dry down that lasts about 3-4 hrs, but for the price, i would say its pretty decent...

    Classic Male Grooming Eau de Toilette

    post #5 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks for all the replies and words of welcome.

     

    badarun I agree with you for the money a very good fragrance.

     

    Does anyone know how this would compare with something like Royal Copenhagen? It's a fragrance that interests me partly because of how it looks LOL , but it's supposedly a powdery fragrance? I am showing my newbeness now haha!


    post #6 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cmr80sPH View Post

    Thanks for all the replies and words of welcome.

     

    badarun I agree with you for the money a very good fragrance.

     

    Does anyone know how this would compare with something like Royal Copenhagen? It's a fragrance that interests me partly because of how it looks LOL , but it's supposedly a powdery fragrance? I am showing my newbeness now haha!


    Royal Copenhagen is one of my sentimental favorites, even the "new" version I am one who never "dates" any scents, though some people do and find it to be "dated" - if you like old school, you will probably like Royal Copenhagen.

    post #7 of 19

    Welcome to the OP ( and great first post/thread). I was wondering about this one as well. The bottle and packaging has an attractiveness about it that make it seem tempting. I like all kinds of fragrances, but if something leans more on the classic side, I take that as a positive. I may have to go for a bottle, although I admit I am always obsessed with longevity and radiance.

    post #8 of 19

    don't buy this bcoz this will not give u the below...unless u take a decant & spray every 3-4 hrs, or maybe spar on clothes (which i never do)...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Surfacing View PostI am always obsessed with longevity and radiance.
    post #9 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    Hi Surface,

     

    it seems like we have a similar taste in fragrances with regards to longevity and radiance, but even taking into consideration badarun's comments I may still try a bottle at some stage.

    post #10 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    don't buy this bcoz this will not give u the below...unless u take a decant & spray every 3-4 hrs, or maybe spar on clothes (which i never do)...

     

    Thanks badarun and I really appreciate you sharing with us your experience with this scent. In a way, a fragrance as such can serve a purpose. But then again, I have a fragrance for those quick errands, trips to the hair stylist or for relaxing/ awakening my senses. I've never been one to take decants to refresh my scent, but I suppose that can be an option too. I just wouldn't do it with something like this.

     

    I did notice they had an aftershave balm and who knows, I may go for that ( although I rarely wear scented balms).

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cmr80sPH View Post

    Hi Surface,

     

    it seems like we have a similar taste in fragrances with regards to longevity and radiance, but even taking into consideration badarun's comments I may still try a bottle at some stage.

     

    I think so too. The Safari for Men in your avatar is almost like a grade to measure against. I really good scent, doesn't behave like a beast, but certainly sticks around for 6 hours. It always depends upon the scent. If I adore something, I will pick up a bottle no matter what. But that is usually just for snorting at home. With SotD's, I just don't like the hassle of reapplying. 

    post #11 of 19

    Agree - i spray copiously on these before venturing out like u said on errands / groceries etc or b4 bed after taking a nice shower.  (danielplainview's getting annoyed somewhere - how or who can spray more copiously than him!!! grin.gif)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Surfacing View PostI have a fragrance for those quick errands, trips to the hair stylist or for relaxing/ awakening my senses.
    post #12 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    Agree - i spray copiously on these before venturing out like u said on errands / groceries etc or b4 bed after taking a nice shower.  (danielplainview's getting annoyed somewhere - how or who can spray more copiously than him!!! grin.gif)

    lolk.gif Good old danielplainview.

    post #13 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    I always find it an interesting balance with regard to the number of sprays - you do not want to overpower. I usually go for between 3 and 6.
     

    post #14 of 19

    I have tried it and, for some reason, it reminds me slightly of Givenchy Gentleman, strictly in terms of notes. However, I did not extensively test it for projection, longevity etc., so I cannot tell exactly how it may last and project, still, what I can confirm, is that this fragrance indeed has something of a distinctive (and pleasant, well-made, especially for the fans of these genres) barbershop style, even slightly chypre vibe. 

    post #15 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post

    I have tried it and, for some reason, it reminds me slightly of Givenchy Gentleman, strictly in terms of notes. However, I did not extensively test it for projection, longevity etc., so I cannot tell exactly how it may last and project, still, what I can confirm, is that this fragrance indeed has something of a distinctive (and pleasant, well-made, especially for the fans of these genres) barbershop style, even slightly chypre vibe. 

     


    Interesting, comparison with Givenchy Gentleman, I had not noticed it. Agree with you it is a well made fragrance.

    post #16 of 19

    I've worn this the past two days after picking up a bottle for $10 at TJMaxx. It's definitely not long-lasting, 4-5 hours tops. As for the smell, it's pleasant, slightly floral with a hint of amber, and 'clean-smelling.' There aren't any adventurous notes that could be perceived as not appropriate for certain occasions. Overall, it seems appropriate for situations where you don't want to wear a sillage monster that could annoy someone.

    post #17 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by uniesky View Post

    I've worn this the past tclass="

    6/26/13 at 5:52am

    cmr80sPH said:



    Hi all,

     

    First post so please be gentle.

     

    Just got into fragrances in a serious way recently. My preference is for old school fragrances and powerhouses. This may not qualify as either of those but I managed to get hold of a bottle of the above cheaply on ebay, and although I have not worn it yet I gave it a test spray and it smells very nice. I noticed there was only one other post about it on the site and wondered if anybody else had tried it or had any thoughts on it?

    6/26/13 at 6:36am

    hednic said:



    Welcome! Personally haven't tried it.

    6/26/13 at 6:40am

    foughare said:



    Haven't tried it but, welcome to Basenotes!

    6/26/13 at 7:14am

    badarun said:



    Welcome!!!

     

    I own this EDT, bought it for under 10 @ Winners (Canadian equivalent of Marshal's / TJ Maxx in USA).

     

    Classic barber shop vibe - doesn't project after the 1st 30 mins, but has a slight animalic sandalwood / patch dry down that lasts about 3-4 hrs, but for the price, i would say its pretty decent...

    Classic Male Grooming Eau de Toilette

    6/26/13 at 7:26am

    cmr80sPH said:



    Thanks for all the replies and words of welcome.

     

    badarun I agree with you for the money a very good fragrance.

     

    Does anyone know how this would compare with something like Royal Copenhagen? It's a fragrance that interests me partly because of how it looks LOL , but it's supposedly a powdery fragrance? I am showing my newbeness now haha!


    6/26/13 at 7:57am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cmr80sPH View Post

    Thanks for all the replies and words of welcome.

     

    badarun I agree with you for the money a very good fragrance.

     

    Does anyone know how this would compare with something like Royal Copenhagen? It's a fragrance that interests me partly because of how it looks LOL , but it's supposedly a powdery fragrance? I am showing my newbeness now haha!


    Royal Copenhagen is one of my sentimental favorites, even the "new" version I am one who never "dates" any scents, though some people do and find it to be "dated" - if you like old school, you will probably like Royal Copenhagen.

    6/27/13 at 6:56pm

    Surfacing said:



    Welcome to the OP ( and great first post/thread). I was wondering about this one as well. The bottle and packaging has an attractiveness about it that make it seem tempting. I like all kinds of fragrances, but if something leans more on the classic side, I take that as a positive. I may have to go for a bottle, although I admit I am always obsessed with longevity and radiance.

    6/27/13 at 8:28pm

    badarun said:



    don't buy this bcoz this will not give u the below...unless u take a decant & spray every 3-4 hrs, or maybe spar on clothes (which i never do)...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Surfacing View PostI am always obsessed with longevity and radiance.

    6/28/13 at 1:59am

    cmr80sPH said:



    Hi Surface,

     

    it seems like we have a similar taste in fragrances with regards to longevity and radiance, but even taking into consideration badarun's comments I may still try a bottle at some stage.

    6/28/13 at 10:16pm

    Surfacing said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    don't buy this bcoz this will not give u the below...unless u take a decant & spray every 3-4 hrs, or maybe spar on clothes (which i never do)...

     

    Thanks badarun and I really appreciate you sharing with us your experience with this scent. In a way, a fragrance as such can serve a purpose. But then again, I have a fragrance for those quick errands, trips to the hair stylist or for relaxing/ awakening my senses. I've never been one to take decants to refresh my scent, but I suppose that can be an option too. I just wouldn't do it with something like this.

     

    I did notice they had an aftershave balm and who knows, I may go for that ( although I rarely wear scented balms).

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cmr80sPH View Post

    Hi Surface,

     

    it seems like we have a similar taste in fragrances with regards to longevity and radiance, but even taking into consideration badarun's comments I may still try a bottle at some stage.

     

    I think so too. The Safari for Men in your avatar is almost like a grade to measure against. I really good scent, doesn't behave like a beast, but certainly sticks around for 6 hours. It always depends upon the scent. If I adore something, I will pick up a bottle no matter what. But that is usually just for snorting at home. With SotD's, I just don't like the hassle of reapplying. 

    6/28/13 at 10:49pm

    badarun said:



    Agree - i spray copiously on these before venturing out like u said on errands / groceries etc or b4 bed after taking a nice shower.  (danielplainview's getting annoyed somewhere - how or who can spray more copiously than him!!! grin.gif)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Surfacing View PostI have a fragrance for those quick errands, trips to the hair stylist or for relaxing/ awakening my senses.

    6/28/13 at 11:46pm

    Surfacing said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    Agree - i spray copiously on these before venturing out like u said on errands / groceries etc or b4 bed after taking a nice shower.  (danielplainview's getting annoyed somewhere - how or who can spray more copiously than him!!! grin.gif)

    lolk.gif Good old danielplainview.

    6/29/13 at 9:16am

    cmr80sPH said:



    I always find it an interesting balance with regard to the number of sprays - you do not want to overpower. I usually go for between 3 and 6.
     

    6/30/13 at 6:26am

    Ken_Russell said:



    I have tried it and, for some reason, it reminds me slightly of Givenchy Gentleman, strictly in terms of notes. However, I did not extensively test it for projection, longevity etc., so I cannot tell exactly how it may last and project, still, what I can confirm, is that this fragrance indeed has something of a distinctive (and pleasant, well-made, especially for the fans of these genres) barbershop style, even slightly chypre vibe. 

    6/30/13 at 6:47am

    cmr80sPH said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post

    I have tried it and, for some reason, it reminds me slightly of Givenchy Gentleman, strictly in terms of notes. However, I did not extensively test it for projection, longevity etc., so I cannot tell exactly how it may last and project, still, what I can confirm, is that this fragrance indeed has something of a distinctive (and pleasant, well-made, especially for the fans of these genres) barbershop style, even slightly chypre vibe. 

     


    Interesting, comparison with Givenchy Gentleman, I had not noticed it. Agree with you it is a well made fragrance.

    7/2/13 at 2:19pm

    uniesky said:



    I've worn this the past two days after picking up a bottle for $10 at TJMaxx. It's definitely not long-lasting, 4-5 hours tops. As for the smell, it's pleasant, slightly floral with a hint of amber, and 'clean-smelling.' There aren't any adventurous notes that could be perceived as not appropriate for certain occasions. Overall, it seems appropriate for situations where you don't want to wear a sillage monster that could annoy someone.

    7/6/13 at 2:27am

    Surfacing said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by uniesky View Post

    I've worn this the past tclass="