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    Question Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Do you know some fragrances which are smelling clean like a soap? Mostly in the head, maybe heart tones..?

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme has always had that soapy clean smell throughout to me, if you haven't already you should test it and see what you think.

    I'm wearing it right now

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Creed Original Vetiver has a very soapy smell to it.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Depends on your definition of "soap":

    Creed Royal English Leather=saddle soap
    Creed Ambre Canelle=Lye soap
    Creed Vintage Tabarome=soap on a rope
    Creed Green Irish Tweed=Irish Spring soap
    Creed Original Vetiver=lime soap

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    I just did a quick search with the "Search" function and found at least 8 threads, all less than a year old with this exact question asked.
    There is good information there.

    No harm done. Just use the search function before posting please.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Ed Hardy EDT smells soapy not cologne-y to me.
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Adolfo Dominiguez - Agua Fresca and Vetiver Hombre
    Rive gauche smells like shaving cream..not sure if thts wht you were lookign for...

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    Um.... I think Himalaya... I really think it smells like soap...... and to think I wanted to buy it blind...... from all the notes and praise it got here.......

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    Muglers Cologne is marked unisex, but smells similar to Orginal Vetiver. MC is one of my favourites, you might want to check it out.

    If you scroll down there are a few "similar" threads where you can find good answers as well.
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Some people call No. 88 (Czech&Speake) "soapy".

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Prada Pour Homme
    My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    Agree with the Prada ....lovely stuff

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Gendarme
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    I'll second the motion on Mugler Cologne.
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    Puro Lino - The best soap and lilac
    Gendarme - soap and mild leather
    Gendarme Sky - sparkling lime and dishsoap
    Mugler Cologne - Cashmere Bouquet soap
    Last edited by weylin; 23rd July 2008 at 10:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Cabaret by Gres smells like one of those rose scented gift soaps.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Here's another vote for Creed Original Vetiver. You should also check out Clean Men, it really lives up to its name.

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    Clean men by Dlish
    Paco Rabanne
    Puro Lino
    Trumpers Spanish Leather
    Prada
    Sung Homme
    Aramis 900
    Ck be
    Kouros
    Anucci
    Mugler Cologne
    Tabac original
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Another vote here for Paco Rabanne pour homme, also Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta smells like a woody/rose soap. Vetiver/Guerlain smells like a grassy soap with an astringent quality.
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Quote Originally Posted by deck89 View Post
    Clean men by Dlish
    Paco Rabanne
    Puro Lino
    Trumpers Spanish Leather
    Prada
    Sung Homme
    Aramis 900
    Ck be
    Kouros
    Anucci
    Mugler Cologne
    Tabac original

    In that order by chance? From most to least?

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    La Cologne Fleur du Male. At the beginning like a natural washing soap.

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    I just want to chime in that Mugler Cologne is a winner. Delicious. I think I'd drink it on the rocks if I could.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Mugler cologne is a fresh and lemony green soap smell. Slightly bitter at times, but thoroughly enjoyable.

    Prada Amber pour homme is a rich and silghtly resinous soapy smell based primarily on sweet myrrh (edit: er, a myrrh accord that is sweet, not opoponax which is often referred to as "sweet myrrh." My bad!). This smells fresh and yet creamy - luxurious without being pretentious. It's my scent of the day and it's one of my faves. Beats out many many many niche samples I've tried (to this nose, of course.)
    Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 22nd July 2008 at 04:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    And then there's King Cologne, an inexpensive drug store frag that smells like Dial Gold Soap after the initial "cheap cologne" blast.

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    CdG -- Vettiveru
    Mugler Cologne
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Among the newest releases I'd say Marc Jacobs Cotton or one of the other waters of the line (big spash bottles)

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    Smile Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyman1 View Post
    In that order by chance? From most to least?
    This imo is the order from soapiest to least..

    The top 6 are pretty hard to put in any kind of order as they are equally as soapy as each other!

    Paco Rabanne
    Clean men
    Puro Lino
    Prada
    Trumpers Spanish Leather
    Mugler Cologne
    Sung Homme
    Anucci
    CKbe
    Aramis 900
    Kouros
    Tabac Original
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    I wore CK Be for years and never even thought of soap. It was one of the colognes in my wardrobe though that always gave me a headache (which I didn't realize until later) so I had to stop wearing it.

    I'll need to give it another smell now and have soap in mind!

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    I forgot Van Cleef & Arpels.. This would be fairly high up the list
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    The most clean and soap like in my collection are:

    Gendarme - light floral soap (Ivory soap)
    Mugler Cologne - green vetiver soap
    Story, Paul Smith - citrus vetiver soap
    Puro Lino - flowery soap (Rance)

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Creed Original Vetiver has a very soapy smell to it.
    You beat me to it! Believe it or not, this was the fragrance which got me interested in Creed which in turn led me to Basenotes.

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    I've never seen it mentioned in "soap" threads, but I think Habit Rouge smells soapy. I can't place the soap that it smells most like, but at least in the top notes, it has a clean, bracing smell that I like very much.

    I agree with others that the term "soapy" has so many connotations. As said before, Rive Gauche for Men is a dead ringer for Barbasol as it starts out. Whether you like that accord may depend on your age, i.e. whether you even know what Barbasol smells like and whether you already have memories associated with it.
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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    prada amber, which I really love.

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    A good cheapo in this category is Chaleur d'Animale, but everyone's sense of "clean" is a bit different. I wear frags to get away from this type of smell, actually, so C d'A in on my swap list !

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    Default Re: Which male fragrance is smelling clean like a soap?

    I will be the millionth person to also say "PRADA"... the smell of barber soap is unmistakable.

    I disagree that 'Clean Men' smells anything like soap whatsoever, unless your soap smells like sour berries and citrus. I have a 1oz travel bottle (trade, anyone?)... it's nice enough but a bit too sharp on the citrus for my taste.

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    The soapiest fragrance I've tried is Guerlain Vetiver.

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    Ive realized that most of the "soapy" scents you mentioned above contains lavender element. Is this the reason why scents has soapy effect? Or do you know some other elements except lavender that cause this aroma?

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    To me, Allure Homme smells kind of like a liquid soap. In fact, I started a thread to find out if there was a fragrance that smelled similar to Old Spice Pure Sport, and someone suggested Allure Homme. Now I understand what they meant.

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    Proto :
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme has always had that soapy clean smell throughout to me, if you haven't already you should test it and see what you think.

    I'm wearing it right now
    Exactly how I feel. This one is working out great, and it was even a blind buy. I'm addicted to it.

    jenson :
    Rive gauche smells like shaving cream..not sure if thts wht you were lookign for...
    Sort of. I mean, its not the shaving cream most guys buy today, with the gels and creams and what not. Its more of an "old school" vibe to it. But theres more to it than that.

    aeromatic :
    To me, Allure Homme smells kind of like a liquid soap.
    Okay, I'm gonna have to test this one out again. I really didn't get what you got, so maybe it was my perception or my mood that hindered my senses.

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    Whoa, Jenson, pay no attention to my comment on what you mentioned about RG. You wear it, I just realized that from another thread, so why the heck am I telling you how it smells. Sorry man
    Last edited by Surfacing; 23rd July 2008 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Whoa, Jenson, pay no attention to my comment on what you mentioned about RG. You wear it, I just realized that from another thread, so why the heck am I telling you how it smells. Sorry man
    hey! no problem! and yes, i meant it in a very old school way. its such a lovely scent.

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