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    Default Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    I would like to get everyone's idea for the best, fresh, clean, just out of the shower fragrances.
    I suppose I would also include "barbershop" types of scents.

    I would start out with:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Creed Original Vetiver

    Please add to my list if you would be so kind.

    Thanks,
    Jon
    Last edited by JonB; 16th September 2008 at 07:26 PM.

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    Gendarme
    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne Sport

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    Gendarme
    Geir
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    I feel very fresh and pristine when I wear the traditional cologne by Roger & Gallet: Extra Vieille Jean Marie Farina (the red box). It is delicious, and I bought the biggest bottle, 33oz or 1 liter. I literally bathe in it.

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    I'll third Gendarme and second Mugler Cologne!!


    Clean Men is pretty nice. There is a scent my brother and his wife love called Pure Grace.....see it advertised on HSC and such. Pretty nice.....IMHO, it gives Gendarme a run for the money!

    Last edited by Richie_B; 17th September 2008 at 02:39 AM.

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    Worth PH is very nice too!

    (BTW: there is another recent thread on this topic)
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    mugler cologne
    roger and Gallet OPEN
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Gai mattiolo uomo


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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    My two favourites in this genre(s) are YSL Rive Gauche and AdP Colonia.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Puro Lino
    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    Clean Men
    Chemistry by Clinique
    Baie de Genievre by Creed

    To name a few...

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    Some interesting recommendations.

    Guerlain Vetiver I wouldn't put in the "clean out of the shower" category. How can it be with so much tobacco and spices? Sorry, I just don't get it.

    I've seen Rive Gauche mentioned before when this topic has come up. I don't get this one as "clean out of the shower" either. Too complex and spicy.

    Muglar Cologne
    Creed OV
    Gendarme

    Are the ones that fit the bill in my opinion.

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    Other than those already mentioned in this thread, Alyssa Ashley Musk for men is one that I think fits this category well.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Ditto on above plus:

    Antonio Puig Sybaris
    Viktor & Rolf Antidote
    Laura Biagiotti Roma Uomo

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    ...I've seen Rive Gauche mentioned before when this topic has come up. I don't get this one as "clean out of the shower" either. Too complex and spicy...
    It's true that Rive Gauche PH finishes fairly woody, with gaiac and patchouli, but the opening is all about the Barbasol-like soapy clean barbershop note.

    I also second Mugler Cologne, Original Vetiver and Baie de Genievre, all fine "out of the shower" scents.
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Ditto on Mugler Cologne, Gendarme, Original Vetiver, & Clean Men...& I'll throw in CK be. For some reason it's always reminded me of clean sweat.
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    I'd have to say Chrome!

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    Mugler Cologne
    CK Be
    AdG

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    L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Definately Mugler Cologne, this is right on point. Additionally, Hugo by Hugo Boss is very fresh and soapy and it literally smells like you just got out of the shower. I was given H as a gift and I did not love it immediately, however I have, by far, gotten the most compliments ever with this stuff. Literally, almost every other time I wear it I get a compliment, i.e., got a compliment in the elevator of my office building last time I wore it, this pretty woman looked in my eyes and told me I smelled really good.

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    I'll second Sir Slarty - Mugler Cologne for me as well.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    I'll second Sir Slarty - Mugler Cologne for me as well.
    Actually thats like a 6th for MC. It really hits the mark.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    This one isn't out yet, but may be exactly what you're looking for.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Here is another one: Lanvin L'Homme

    "Blue bottle, Funky Lid, Underrated. Go out and try it. Fresh, cool and different.
    Its creator, Alberto Morillas compares the scent to an elegant white shirt: "Fresh and clean when you put it on in the morning, comfortable all day, masculine""
    "Wow, I've never smelled anything like that before."

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    Wall Street and Hamptons by Bond No. 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    Actually thats like a 6th for MC. It really hits the mark.
    Mugler Cologne will always be a running ??? for me around this place. It's up there with Kouros for me where I'm like "WTH" I've tried Mugler 5 times and have worn it twice. The SAs don't get it and say it gets no play. It smells like....nothing...bad soap to me..dirty soap..dirty Ivory but with an old bar. I just don't see what is there to make this even relevant.

    As far as the question....Cool Water and MI (from what I sampled)

    Edit: Sorry about the Mugler rant but if a person wants to buy, I just wanted to suggest they try...plus I had to get it off my chest. Sorry.
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    Biotherm Homme Aqua Fitness is still my favourite just out of the shower type fragrance.
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    I agree with many of the previous ones, but I'd also recommend Lime Basil Mandarin by Jo Malone.
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    Diptyque, L'EAU DES HESPERIDES, EAU DE NEROLI
    Annick Goutal, EAU D'HADRIEN, EAU DU SUD
    Dior, EAU SAUVAGE
    .........

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    Gendarme

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    For me its these:

    Gendarme
    Mugler Cologne
    Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme (!)
    Byblos Bamboo
    CDG Calamus
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    I agree that Mugler smells cheap and weird. Its like what soap smells like that ? Anyway for an amazing fresh clean scent Tommy T is where its at! As it develops it becomes so comforting and pure! Loves it

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    no, not the regular Gendarme...since the flower note takes away any idea of natural, "shower manliness".

    i would say Gendarme 20 with its pure lavender heaven instead.
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    I want to add on a discontinued one but if you can find it cheap I love it out of the shower...Versace Jeans Couture. Not great write ups here but I think the drydown is one of the bests out there and the minute I put it on people compliment. Fresh stuff. If you like Men Eu Fraiche but with a different side to it..a CW type side, go for it. I got a tester on ebay for about $25 total.
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    also try Gendarme SKYvery very clean and bright almost a little too clean but still fresh out of the shower clean. tickles my nose a lil. hahahahah great stuff though
    Last edited by blacklibran1; 17th September 2008 at 08:58 PM.

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    I see I'm not the only one of this opinion, but, for clean scents, I'd have to choose Guerlain Vetiver, Mugler Cologne, and Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte.

    As for barbershop frags, hands down YSL Rive Gauche and Coty Musk. The Coty spells very similar to a shave soap from Honey Bee Spas called "Ye Olde Barbershop".

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    Extremely soapy at the beginning: La Cologne Fleur du Male. In this category this is my favourite.

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    T&H: Grafton!

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    For ye ole barbershop vibe, you can't beat Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Quote Originally Posted by blacklibran1 View Post
    also try Gendarme SKY
    I would like to, but where could I get a cheap small bottle or a sample?

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Luckyscent has a SKY sample for $3.
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    Kenzo Power is my current out of the shower scent. loves it. very comforting and soft . Ive benn complemented.. in the last three hours by 6 different people telling me how amazing i smell . GET IT!!!

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    My 3: Joop Nightflight and Guerlain Vetiver.....Eau Sauvage why not?
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Guerlain Vetiver smells clean to me. Profumum Antico Caruso is another clean scent. It starts off a little astringent but soon settles down to smell like a high quality shaving soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattybumpkin View Post
    Luckyscent has a SKY sample for $3.
    Excellent. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Clean Men ... and apparently there is a new one: Clean Shower Fresh For Men.
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Prada Amber (barbershop, clean, expensive soap)
    Hugo XY (ultra-fresh and minty, a better mint than live jazz, imo)
    Creed MI, SMW
    Hugh Parsons Blue
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    One I just tried. For lean, crisp, clear stuff try Montale Fougeres Marine!
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    Aramis Surface
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Quote Originally Posted by aeromatic View Post
    I would like to, but where could I get a cheap small bottle or a sample?
    I have seen Gendarme Sky in Sephora. So if you have a Sephora nearby, you can go in and ask them for a free sample of Gendarme Sky!
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    Default Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Mugler Cologne and Bvlgari pour Homme..

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