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    Default Ultimate Barbershop Scent

    Ultimate Classic Barbershop smell... your thoughts? Douro/Lords from Penhaligon is the closest thing i've tried in this vein.

    n8

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    nearfantastica
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    1) Le Male <which is actually advertised as so>
    2) Burberry Brit <powdery softness is reminiscent of one>
    3) Habit Rouge <z more classic take on the genre>

    hope this helps

    a.

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    Givenchy Genleman
    Habbit Rouge
    GIT


    EnvYuS

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    I would check out anything put out by Geo F. Trumper, from my experience the house note is that "barbershop scent", high quality stuff

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    For classic barbershop fragrances, you need to investigate fragrances from the following perfumers (in addition to Penhaligon's):

    Geo F Trumper
    Crown Perfumery
    Taylors of old Bond street
    Floris
    Caswell Massey
    DR Harris
    Truefitt & Hill

    My ultimate would probably be Crown Imperial which is a classic citrus reminiscent of an Edwardian babershop.


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    Default Re: Ultimate Barbershop Scent

    personally...

    Blenheim Bouquet, Dior Homme, Safari, Guerlain Vetiver, L'Instant and (to a lesser extent) Rive Gauche

    make me think of an old-timey barbershop experience

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    I can't believe how much O.V smells like a barbershop......100%.......barbershop.....yuck!!!! !

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    4711 and Mugler Cologne

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    Helmut Lang

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    Canoe, definitely.

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    Truffet & Hill Trafalgar is about the most "barber shop" I've ever experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus
    Canoe, definitely.
    Ditto.
    Also consider Caswell Massey Jockey Club, and Arden - Sandalwood.
    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 think that Caron Pour un Homme is evocative of a barbershop.

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    Easy, only one comes to mind, Drakkar Noir
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    Excuse me but why would a barber shop have a specific smell?

    And what exactly do they mean when they advertise Le male as a barbershop smell? Like why would my barber shop smell like Le male???
    Am I missing something?

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    Bay Rum?

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    I doubt any barbershop smells like Le Male, they would most likely smell like shaving foams, maybe a fragrance that smells like gillete shaving creams? I personaly like the smell like Gillete shaving cream, would also like to know of other scents that smell like it.
    "...but I also can't prove that mushrooms could not be intergalactic spaceships spying on us." Daniel C. Dennett

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    Heritage 2. Antaeus3.Kouros 4. Drakkar Noir 5. Montana PDH

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    The "ultimate" barbershop scent? I wouldn't presume to have any idea what is the "ultimate" barbershoop scent.

    I do find that both Floris Santal and Floris Elite remind me of barbershop scents.
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    It's a mixture of the three "B's":

    Bay rum
    Barbasol
    Brylcreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^myself^
    Excuse me but why would a barber shop have a specific smell?

    And what exactly do they mean when they advertise Le male as a barbershop smell? Like why would my barber shop smell like Le male???
    Am I missing something?
    Are you a Libra???? you sound like my wife..( she would disasgree )........just havin' fun....

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    Excuse me but why would a barber shop have a specific smell?
    You would have to be of a certain age ...
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal and Pinaud Lime Sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_B.
    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal and Pinaud Lime Sec.
    Now your talking... I'd also throw Aqua Velva Ice Blue out there as well

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    Many of the LV scents evoke a feeling of barbershop for me, with Yerbamate leading the group.

    Jim

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    definetly pinaud....andrew_b mentioned Pinaud Lilac Vegetal and Pinaud Lime Sec. ...hehehe...i have some older bottles of both mentioned above and indeed BARBERSHOP...damn i miss gettin haircuts and a shave on 39th str and 10th ave in nyc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giovanni
    I would check out anything put out by Geo F. Trumper, from my experience the house note is that "barbershop scent", high quality stuff
    Trumper's Sandalwood is what I would want my fictitious barbershop to smell like... warm & manly.

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    To me, the classic barbershop scent needs strong neroli. That's why I agree with 4711 and similar scents only.
    I don't know about Le Male or Drakkar Noir! That's not a barbershop, that's a salon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobranie
    definetly pinaud....andrew_b mentioned * Pinaud Lilac Vegetal and Pinaud Lime Sec. ...hehehe...I have some older bottles of both mentioned above and indeed BARBERSHOP...damn I miss getting haircuts and a shave on 39th str and 10th ave in nyc...
    A few months ago I stopped going to a hair dresser and started going to the neighborhood barber shop. I was surprised to see the same Pinaud products that were in barber shops years ago. *From what I read on one web site, the Pinaud Clubman line of men's toiletries began in 1810 in Paris, and they are the most widely-used brand in U.S. barber shops.

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    nearfantastica
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    I listed "Le Male" as a barbershop scent simply because that is what it boasts to be. In the fold-out insert included in the tin, it basically says that "le male" emulates the scent of a classic barber shop... So, in tune with the topic.. I figured I'd toss it in.. was supposed to be a little tongue in cheek.. but I guess it missed its mark..

    btw, I also vote for Rive Gauche as once, since... to me, it has "shaving cream" written all over it..

    a.

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    Default Re: Ultimate Barbershop Scent

    I agree with most of the suggestions except GIT, Dior's Homme and Mugler's Cologne.

    GIT is a fresh-dry scent like Coolwater + Eternity, Homme smells like woman's face powder and Cologne smells just like a bar of soap... doesn't connotate barbershop to me at all.

    I will add Dior's Eau Sauvage Extreme as the Ultimate barbershop scent - this is a grandfather perfume.

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