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    Default Smells like Soap

    There are types of fragrances I associate with soap. And this is not necessarily that soapy feel that some perfume's have. Real soaps can smell very different from this. I'm talking about a smell that reminds me of a perfume used in soap.

    Anyway, here is my list so far.

    Poison by Christian Dior: Despite it's daring name, this smells to me like liquid hand soap.

    Equipage by Hermes: Liquid hand soap, again.

    Cologne by Thierry Mugler. This smells very close to a liquid hand soap from my past. Either in school or maybe something I washed my hands with at the doctor's office.

    Gendarme by Gendarme. This does not smell like any soap I have tried. But it is in the safe fragrance zone that I think of as soap scents.

    Secret Melange by MPG. This is the type of fragrance I associate with a sharp strong soap scent. The old Palmolive soap, and the newer Irish Spring are examples of sharp soap scents.

    CdG Odeur 53. Sort of a generic soap scent.

    BTW, I'm not saying this is bad. Just something that brings out associations.

    Anyone else have fragrances that make them think of soap?

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    YEAH!!!!

    Mugler's Cologne!

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    Good thread. I don't think it's a negative comment to say a scent smells like soap at all.

    I think the original Acqua di Parma has half of it that smells like soap. Also, Diptyque's Olene, which I now decide I'm going to wear tomorrow, smells a lot like high quality soap. The kind scented by white flowers.
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    Bvlgari pour Homme and the Extreme version both give me a fresh soapy feeling that reminds me of being washed with some kind of soap. I can't make the connection with a specific brand of soap though.

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    Paco Rabanne PH
    Gendarme V
    Monsieur Galimard (for the same reason as Equipage)
    Acqua di Selva
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    I want to buy that soap which smells like Paco Rabanne PH - ? ?
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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    Claiborne Sport
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    Mugler Cologne
    Original Vetiver

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    Spanish Leather by Trumpers smells like pure soap to me. It's simply too much, unlike Original Vetiver, which smells divine!

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    This is an interesting one, but I have had 3 people tell me that Body Kouros smells like soap. I still don't get it, but whatever. Whoever mentioned Claiborne Sport is dead on, I think this is a definate soap-ish smell.

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    To me Oscar for Men smells very much like legendary Imperial Leather soap (Cussons). It`s a fresh and soft leathery scent.

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    Lanvin L'Homme and Mugler Cologne(of course..)

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    Someone mentioned to me that Bulgari PH Extreme smelled like soap.

    I would also say Paco Rabanne and Uomo Moschino.

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    Photo by Karl Lagerfeld,for a citrucy-soapy feeling!
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    For me the ultimate "soap" is Gendarme. More than once wearing it (I love it) I have had people actually ask if I have just taken a shower! As a perfumer, I haven't been able to duplicate it. I've hunted and hunted for that soapy ingredient.... I'd love to ask Topper, but of course I'd never dare.

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    I don't know but IMHO, I work in a hospital and after some drydown, TM Cologne is absolutely perfect when it comes to soapy....OV is great too, but I don't know, it's got something a little grassier (if that's even a word) and brighter....plus I wore TM Cologne last night and had to reapply twice...not a problem...on the contrary....kind of a nice thing to get the initial blast of TM cologne a few times.

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    claiborne sport

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    JPG smells like nasty free hotel soap. :'(
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    Ahhhh yes....Mugler Cologne and Creed Original Vetiver....same bucket here.
    Gendarme does it also.
    I find a number of colognes reminding me of Imperial Leather soap.....wonder why that is ;-)
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    Trussardi Uomo might be another soap-like fragrance.

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    Quote Originally Posted by mastorer
    For me the ultimate "soap" is Gendarme. More than once wearing it (I love it) I have had people actually ask if I have just taken a shower! As a perfumer, I haven't been able to duplicate it. I've hunted and hunted for that soapy ingredient.... I'd love to ask Topper, but of course I'd never dare.

    Mike Storer
    ive come pretty close on this one! i WILL get it eventually let me tell you :P

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    Aspen Discovery.. for that "Irish Spring" soapy smell.

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    I just tried Jules by Christian Dior. This could be a soap scent.

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    I remember smelling Duhnill X-Centric @ Marshall's once & it reminded me of Coast soap on the initial blast. I also think that Z Zegna smells like soap.

    And I of course concur w/ those who have mentioned Mugler Cologne & Creed OV.

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    Santa Maria Novella Gold Musk (Muschio Oro) is a slightly spicy musk fragrance that also has a nice soapy note. I like it very much. It is also pretty long-lasting.

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    There are many. I recently acquired Gucci Nobile and Creed Original Vetiver. Both have a good degree of soapiness.

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    guerlain vetiver

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    Default Re: Smells like Soap

    MikeFromManhattan nailed it; Moschino Uomo? has to be the soapiest fragrance I have ever experienced.

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    To me, Dior Homme smells an awful ot like your average cream soap (Dove or the like). A generic sort of "cosmetics" smell.
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    Of those I've tried that smell like soap, Gendarme, and certainly Catherine Memmi: Attitude Homme is very soapy, and even more pleasant than it is soap-like

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    Two vetiver scents - Creed Original Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver.

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