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    Default What scents smell like talcum powder?

    I got a haircut recently. At a REAL barber. It was cool, and afterwards I was enveloped by the lovely smell of talcum. What scents smell the most like it?
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    curve kicks

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    Helmut Lang Men!!! The anti-Cuiron.

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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Amouage's Gold Cologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicemeister View Post
    Helmut Lang Men!!! The anti-Cuiron.
    I gotta second the Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne (considered the men's version). It smells just like talcum powder. The EDP (the women's version) is really nice too.

    Helmut Lang is just really minimalist, somewhat retro and VERY barbershop. Exactly what you're looking for.

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    Not all talcum powder smells the same of course.

    The last time I was at the barber the talc used was very like Rive Gauche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    I gotta second the Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne (considered the men's version). It smells just like talcum powder. The EDP (the women's version) is really nice too.

    Helmut Lang is just really minimalist, somewhat retro and VERY barbershop. Exactly what you're looking for.

    I third the Helmut Lang. I would go for the EdP though. It's marketed as a female scent but it's EXACTLY the same as the men's EdC only stronger.

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Maybe Jockey Club.
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    I've heard that lagerfeld classic was supposed to smell exactly like talc, I own it and I will say it does smell like that, more than any other frags I know of.

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    Prada for Men is the closest I've found...and Caron Pour Un Homme
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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Cologne Blanche by Dior (Hedi Slimane) - a quiet powder experience in a bottle.

    Someone above already mentioned (and I second): Rive Gauche by YSL. Talcum with a lemon lifting its spirits.
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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dante View Post
    Not all talcum powder smells the same of course.

    The last time I was at the barber the talc used was very like Rive Gauche.
    the only sensible answer to this question so far.
    maybe we should ponder "which scent smells most like aftershave?".
    dig?
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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    To me, Zizanie is the closest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan View Post
    To me, Zizanie is the closest.
    That great moment the first time I smelled Zizanie, my thoughts went somewhat as follows: " . . . Powder . . . talcum powder . . . manly talcum powder . . . beautiful manly talcum powder . . . elegant beautiful manly talcum powder . . . wonderful elegant beautiful manly talcum powder . . . rich wonderful elegant beautiful manly talcum powder . . . " And to this day I'm still adding appreciative adjectives.
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    I'm surprised that no-one's mentioned Villoresi's Teinte de Neige yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    I'm surprised that no-one's mentioned Villoresi's Teinte de Neige yet...

    Yes ... definitely the most powdery frag I've ever experienced!

    Although, it reminds me more of baby powder than talcum powder.

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    Cabochard by Parfums Grès and the dry down of the original Aramis.

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    Royal Copenhagen
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    SMN's Muschio d'Oro. Soap and talcum powder.

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    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
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    I feel that Blu by Bulgari smells soap and talcum powder after the scent dries down a little.

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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned Canoe. To me that smells very much like talcum powder and barber shops.

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    Pinaud's Clubman.

    Mainly because I'd bet the talc they used was Pinaud's Clubman talc. It's a standard feature of most barbershops I've ever been in. Nothing like the actual scent for smelling like the scent. Plus it's about $10 for 12.5 oz. of their aftershave/cologne.

    Oh, Caswell-Massey's Jockey Club is pretty close to that, too.
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    Prada Homme and Profumum Antico Caruso.

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    i Profumi di Firenze Talco Delicato.

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    I know I said earlier that Helmut Lang Men smelled like talc to me, but I think it actually may've smelled more like chalk to me than talc. I'm going on pure memory from a few years back, so I may not be too accurate on that.

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    Default Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    Trufitt and Hill 1805 and Kenneth Cole Black, which smell somewhat similar to my nose, are both heavy on powder. I'd take the 1805. Dunhill is somewhat powdery too. As is Endymion.

    barbershop, but non-powder: Hugh Parson's (any), many Penhaligon's scents, Gendarme, Rive Gauche (love the destination, hate the journey)
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