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    Default The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I'd *really* love to get a cologne that smells like Dial Gold Soap. I have already tried "Open" by Roger & Gallet but for me it's just not close enough....too much smoke/sandalwood in the dry down.

    I have done a little research on Dial Gold and could only come up with "clover" as a description of its smell.

    Has anyone come across anything else that smells like it? For me its quite a delicious and clean smell and I'd love to keep that with me for longer than the soap lasts. I suppose I could keep washing my hands all day but I think I might get classified as having OCD.

    Many thanks!
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    I think L' Eau Neuve by Lubin smells like the cleanest soap I've ever smelled. I smell freshly scrubbed whenever I wear it. I will probably have to get a full bottle soon. It is clean and freshness in a bottle. Smells very much like Dial - but even better with its slight thyme herbal middle notes. You might try a sample of it from Luckyscent.

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    Commes des Garcons 2Man, maybe?

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    Used to use dial in our family while growing up. The scent that reminds me the most of it is Gucci Pour homme. The original vintage formula. I believe it is discontinued now.
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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Freakin' weird coincidence! I was just thinking this same thing today! Thats the soap I use.

    At first sniff, it just smells like normal soap, but if you actually hold it up to your nose, you can smell a whole lot of different elements that are quite nice and masculine, imo.
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Honestly, Creed Ambre Canelle comes to mind.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    i have heard aramis compared to dial gold soap as well
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    Santa Maria Novella Gold Musk, read the reviews

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I also see that Monsieur Musk has been compared to Dial Soap. Anyone agree? I haven't smelled it yet.

    Thanks for the other suggestions as well!

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    I have a sample of SMN Gold Musk comming in so perhaps I can report back this week.

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    I haven't smelled Dial gold bars in a long time (my mom bought this my entire childhood) but the first time I sprayed Acqua di Parma Colonia I thought of Dial gold soap. They are both bright and fresh smelling.

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    Back when I bought Comme des Garçons 2 MAN, my brother said it smelled like yellow Dial soap and also a pile of sticks.

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    Dial Gold, the mac and cheese of comfort soaps.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    To my nose, Bvlgari Pour Homme has a similar smell.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Fred Hayman did such a good job on his Neutrogena Rainbath "Inspired" Touch for Men -- I wish he would get to work on a Dial Gold scent as well!

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    Ok, I received my sample of SMN Gold Musk and I agree 100% without reservation that if you want a fragance that smells exactly like dial gold soap, this is it. Order it and enjoy!

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Ok, I received my sample of SMN Gold Musk and I agree 100% without reservation that if you want a fragance that smells exactly like dial gold soap, this is it. Order it and enjoy!
    Wow, you have me incredibly curious now. I don't suppose you have ever smelled Open by Roger & Gallet? Another BN'er insisted with as much enthusiasm that it smells like Dial Gold...but I didn't find that quite true. I wonder if SMN Gold Musk & Open Smell alike?

    More importantly, can you tell me where I can also order a SMN Gold Musk sample from? At $96 + per bottle, I can't afford a blind buy on this one (Open was only $25 so that was a tolerable mistake -- and I actually like Open but for different reasons).

    Another thing I forgot to mention is I have noticed there is a slight difference between the Liquid Dial Soap Gold smell vs. the bar soap version. I actually prefer the liquid one, so when I smelled Open I was underwhelmed. Having since purchased some of the bar soap, I can detect *more* of a similarity. The bar soap has more of the "woody/smoke" smell that I was referring to in my original post.

    Dial Gold Liquid also has more longevity and sillage (as far as soaps go of course).

    SO, a comparison of Open to Dial Gold soap in bar form is not as far off as I originally indicated -- I just prefer the more citrus aspects of the liquid hand soap. But I DO like both!
    Last edited by atrac; 5th April 2008 at 12:30 AM.

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    Hello atrac, forget the R&G, they are nothing alike. You have two members here that agree about the Gold Musk. You can order a sample from aedes.com. I can tell you that the smell is unmistakable. I know Dial Gold quite well and this is it. Gold musk has incredible sillage and longevity as well. I am smelling it as I am typing now. It is on a tissue in front of me and the smell is comming up to my nose. It will be my on next to-get list. Out of all my samples, Encre Noir and Gold Musk captivated me the most. Good luck!

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Man I SO want to buy SMN Gold Musk. $96 would be the most I have ever spent on one bottle of cologne though. Eeek.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I smelled Gold Musk this Sunday at the Santa Maria Novella store in Beverly Hills - yes...it is the smell of Dial Gold in all it's soapy, amber-esque glory. Not my thing...but if you want the smell of Dial Gold then GM is the real deal.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Bulgari Pour Homme gives a similar fresh feeling...

    * If you shower with Dial gold, then spray on Right Guard deodorant - you will smell like my dad!!!

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    One of the cheapest bar soaps available = one of the more expensive colognes.

    Wahhhh...it's not fair!

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    You may want to try "King." The drydown smells very much like gold Dial soap, and it's only ten bucks at your local Walgreens.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I smelled "King" before and didn't notice any Dial Soap drydown. But I will definitely give it another try as "Dial" wasn't on my mind that day.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Azuree, a frag at the Estee Lauder counter, smells of Dial Gold to me - in the drydown (4-5 hours). It might be worth a try.
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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I think a BNer here pointed out the similarities between Nasomatto Silver Musk and Gold Dial soap

    I don't can't smell it though...

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    this BNer didn't notice any similarity there. . .

    gold musk has occasionally come up on ebay and you might save $30 that way but you'll have to wait I also get something of the gym shower mildew along with the dial soap from the SMN

    you should also try cumming, which is not like dial soap but has a locker room vibe nonetheless

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    While not "Dial Gold" Soap, I did end up buying "Pure Soap" by Demeter; it is Ivory Soap inspired and quite nice.

    Although it doesn't last too long, it was a great bargain for $7.99 at Marshall's.

    Too bad Demeter chose to tackle Ivory over Dial Gold. But hey, it's better than nothing for my budget!

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/Prod...ProductID=1118
    Last edited by atrac; 30th May 2008 at 12:33 AM.

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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I love the smell of Ivory and sorely miss the ivory shampoo and conditioner!

    Edit: Pantene is a close substitute
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    Default Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Quote Originally Posted by atrac View Post
    While not "Dial Gold" Soap, I did end up buying "Pure Soap" by Demeter; it is Ivory Soap inspired and quite nice.

    Although it doesn't last too long, it was a great bargain for $7.99 at Marshall's.
    The only problem with the Demeter is it's incredibly short longevity. For a longer lasting Ivory Soap smell test Chemistry by Clinique, next time you pass a Clinique for Men counter. It's the olfactory equivalent of Ivory Soap and it's got average longevity.
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