GIT gel is awesome
Today I received a big bottle of Mugler Cologne shower gel / shampoo. I love this stuff. I already had a complimentary mini, and the vetiver-like scent is just SO refreshing under the shower. It's seriously better than the eau de cologne itself.
What other scents work better for you under the shower, than the actual bottled frag?
GIT gel is awesome
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I have had the same feelings for M7.
Shower Gel smelled much better than the original EdT.
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Sisley Eau de Campagne shower gel is AWESOME.
Current faves: CdG White, Amouage Dia, Millesime Imperial, Miller Harris Terre de Bois
I think practically everything smells better in the shower - I certainly do!. The humidity and heat really create a fragrance cloud that envelopes your whole body. I've become a compulsive shower junkie since I started using high quality shower products!
Those I've tried and liked:
Dior Homme - Fantastic!! Smells just like the fragrance. Equal partners, I'd say.
Prada Infusion d'Homme - better than the EdT
Eau des Baux - Definitely better than the EdT, for me at least. The vanilla is toned down considerably.
l'Instant de Guerlain - I wouldn't say it's better than the fragrance, but it's damn nice.
Last edited by Snafoo; 25th February 2009 at 10:53 PM.
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For some reason I never believed in using these secondary products because I didnt trust the fragrance oils in my hair follicles (head and face that is)
I dont think I will change my views anytime soon but who knows, this might just be the thread to do so.
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It's not necessarily better than the fragrance itself, but Kiehl's Musk body wash is pretty darn good as well.
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Agree with the vote cast for M7 - there's something about warm steam that really makes it magical.
Bleu d'Issey was kind of a clunky scent, but in the shower gel it was amazing.
Burberry Touch for Men, with its cool ashy violets, was another one that really came into its own as a bath product.
Rive Gauche Pour Homme shower gel, if you can find it. I wish I'd have stocked up when it first came out. Hard to believe, but it's even better than the EDT!
I like the Mugler Cologne shower gel very much and I think it layers very well with the Cologne. The L'Occitane verveine shower gel is very uplifting; I like it as much as the EDT but not more.
If you like Hanae Mori you'll go through about one of their shower gels a month. When I first got it I even used it for hand wash soap so I could smell it in between showers. On the opposite end of the spectrum sits Kenzo Pour Homme - the longer you shower with it the more you think another shower might be in order to wash all of this seawater off...
I know this fragrance has been a topic of discussion lately, but do yourself a favor and get the Polo Double Black shower gel. It's amazing! It feels great and smell awesome! And it doesn't dry out your skin either.
Kouros was pretty good - but not quite a 'double' of the juice.
Paco Rabbane was fantastic - and yes, better than the juice.
I have a Body Kouros that I'm yet to try; and an old Balenciaga pH that I'm holding onto.
Oh my god, I have turned into an out of control, shower gel freak! Bandit creme shower gel almost puts the EdP to shame. Can you imagine a leather chypre in the shower? I also am nuts about Patou's 1000 and Sublime gels - chypre scents are spectacular shower friends as long as they are not sweet.
Creed shower gels are awesome, too. Erolfa made last year's outdoor showers on Cape Cod into pure heaven.
I just bought Bay Rum from Bigelows.
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Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme. It's really nice. If you use it before spraying the juice, it accelerates its potency.
The Jaipur homme shower gel smells better, to my nose, than both the edt & edp versions of this scent. The shower gel is not overloaded with florals.
Snarky is as snarky does.
Molton Brown Black Pepper Body Wash pre-existed the edt by several years and is absolutely addictive. For some reason, they were unable to replicate the fragrance in a perfume.
Also, Gucci Pour Homme II is surprisingly pleasant as a shower gel even though the edt is cloying and annoying. I received free samples of each and have only really used the gel which doubles as a shampoo.
Easy question for me: Kouros! The shower gel is out of this earth and if the cologne actually smelled like the shower gel, life would be grand. The shower gel helped me "understand" those who appreciate Kouros.
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Escape Calvin Klein shower gel smells divine,I wish the frgrance smelled this good. It takes the freshest of the notes and does away with all the dry notes. Very clean and marine. God I wish I could still wear that scent. It was my first.
Bing in it I enjoy even more ! After this experience I tried Rochas Lui Gel in the bath tub, but that's not half as enjoyable. I now hope to find the Kouros and Mugler Cologne Gels for the summer. And Bandit is 250 ml at a very good price. Oh wallet, what a mess we are in!
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'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
I agree with "fool" before I'd read his post I was going to say Molton Brown Black Pepper. The shower gel is just a divine product and smells fantastic. [email protected] says that he doesn't like the secondary products, well in this instant the frag is actually the secondary product to the shower gel. I don't like the frag much at all. It hardly smells anything like the shower gel. You get a little of it in the top notes, then it just burns down to a creamy cloying sweet smell that I dont like.
I love it!
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Bandit showergel, I had no idea it even existed. I must try it now. Damn you basenotes!!!
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Just ordered the Mugler Cologne shower gel from Beauty Encounter after reading numerous positive comments from multiple threads. I like the Edt, but prefer Creed's OV a bit more. Still it is a very refreshing, uplifting scent.
I have the M7 shower gel and LOVE it. I like M7, but I feel it can be a bit too much and I sometimes get bored with it. The shower gel still has a very wonderful unique masculine scent to it, but it is less heavy and very refreshing. I don't know quite how to describe it, but I like it a bit more than the edt. I just wish I hadn't broken the top off the container. It keeps leaking
New obsession: Encens Flamboyant shower gel. It's like taking a shower in the middle of a high mass. Shower gels make taking a shower fun again!
I second the Eau de Baux
and I agree with Ruggles, the Encens Flamboyant shower gel is great!
Joop! Homme - not too keen on the fragrance, but the shower gel is a gorgeous vanilla and caramel delight - perfect for those wonderful cold winter days
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L'Eau D'Issey the deodorant stick smells NOTHING like the cologne and instead synthetic, generic, nausea-inducing lemon. It also has about the malleability of a brick, so, not too pleasant to rub it on your skin. Still gonna use it though. Money's paid. Ya dig?
Must agree with Snafoo - the Infusion D'Homme by Prada shower gel is fantastic.
Has anyone tried Terre de Hermes shower gel?
I received L'Occitane Vetyver shower gel as a gift, and I really like it a lot.
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Malle's Bigarade shower gel is quite nice...$$$ though. I love the Mugler Cologne gel...that would be my fav I think.
Yves Rocher also makes shower gels to match all their Pur Desir floral-line...haven't tried them, but they can be had for between $6-12, so they're worth a shot (esp. the Mimosa).
Where do you guys find these? My stores usually only have the colognes themselves, occasionally the deoderant with a gift bag.
Prada Infusion d'Homme, and Amber shower gels are fantastic.
Guerlain Vetiver is great, nutty and crisp.
Kenzo Power isn't better than the juice, but quite close.
CdG2Man is absolutely fantastic. Not sure which I prefer, but to be honest when they shower smells that good I dont want to get out.
I find that most Axe fragrances work far better as shower gels than body sprays.
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Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 10th July 2009 at 04:27 PM.
To add to what Ruggles said, I believe alot of counters do use fragrance sets(including the cologne, shower gel, lotions of the same scent) to push the frag during sale or discount periods. Definitely worth getting as a good treat.
I'm not saying its better but, The Beat shower gel is pure heaven! A green leather shower gel. Its the best I have used to date.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I wonder if it's possible to buy shower gel samples, or does it just make better sense to buy the smallest shower gel offering. I've only had the pleasaure of owning 2 cologne shower gels: Dolce & Gabbana ph & Versace Blue Jeans. The D&G gel smelled just like the cologne, but I didn't really think the Blue Jeans gel smelled very similar to the cologne. Thing is though-it still smelled very nice, and I fealt especially fresh when I showered with it. GPH2 is my favorite fragrance, and I have come across the shower gel a few times at the Marshalls down the street. I may have to purchase it, along with another VBJ shower gel.
I think that Clinique Happy as a body wash has better longevity as a fragrance than the EDT does. Not that that would be hard or anything.
My Current 5 stars..... Brut, Lynx Java, Lynx Oriental, Lynx Musk, Lynx Inca, Lynx Fever, Addiction Spice Fire, Hugo Energise, Sean Jean Unforgivable, Burberry Touch, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Mâle, cKBe & cK1
I like what I like, so sue me!
Which one lasts longer?Today I received a big bottle of Mugler Cologne shower gel / shampoo. I love this stuff. I already had a complimentary mini, and the vetiver-like scent is just SO refreshing under the shower. It's seriously better than the eau de cologne itself.
What other scents work better for you under the shower, than the actual bottled frag?
Also related: Tam Dao shower gel!
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Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!
Ohhh, don't get me started -- I am a scented soap and shower gel junky!
I actually mostly use things like L'Occitane, Mistral, BBW, etc. In those lines, the soaps and other body products definitely smell better than the fragrances.
I'm more of a bar-of-soap type boy myself and generally I use normal soaps with little or very short lasting scents like Pears or Imperial Leather, but if I do go "fancy"...
I love the Paco Rabanne PH shower gel. Not sure if it's better than the juice, though. It's quite different from the EDT, and it's a little Radox-esque, but it's great all the same, especially with a very hot shower.
The Aramis bath soap is a beautiful thing. Smells very similar to the EDT and is very moisturising. A go-to soap for me in Autumn/Winter when I wear Aramis and highly recommended.
My fiance really likes the Floris Fleur shower gel. Smells identical to the perfume and it makes the bathroom all fragrant and luvverly, so suffice to say I like it too.
Also, Trumper's Fern bath stuff (doesn't really lather, so it's a bit of a pain to use in the shower) is hands-down the best lavender bath stuff i've ever tried. It's like a Yardley soap on steroids but incredibly natural smelling.
I really like the Guerlain Vetiver shower gel
Oddly enough, the only bath wash I've used that also has an EDT is Cool Water, and it was ok, nothing special. I've been dying to try out the Mugler Cologne Bath Wash, just never got around to getting it.
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I've actually been looking at the Aramis shower gel and shampoo for travelling purposes as I tend to wear it a lot when i'm away on business. I'm assuming it smells awesome.
I'll second the mention of Moulton Brown Black Pepper gel - it's really amazing (yet the juice is just mediocre). It makes a greta base for any incense- or oriental-based scent.
I'll also add that Moulton Brown's Blissful Templetree is a great base for any of the Kouros scents. It doesn't smell exactly the same, but is close enough for government work - and it's a lot easier to find and less expensive than the Kouros gel itself (which is terrific by the way). You just have to get past its lurid blue colour...
Now I'm going to have to hunt for many of the gels mentioned so far: GDG2Man, M7, Rive Gauche, Bandit, etc etc etc.
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Not better then the EdT, but Prada Amber is my go-to shower gel. Soap that smells like soap? It's SO damn rich. I also use L'Occitane Vetyver gel regularly.
Also excellent is the Helmut Lang gel, though it may be gone from the last supplier now.
I've been wanting Dior Homme, Pour Monsieur, Antaeus, Rive Gauche, and TdH but I'm simply out of room in the shower between me and my wife's stuff!
Obsession for men which smells totally diffrent from the scent and A*Men shower gel also.
Well, my answer comes late, but the low-cost aftershave "Rebel" by Oriflame also included an adjacent beauty range and guess what, while the after shave already smelled manly and leathery, the shower gel was even a few significant degrees better, since, at least on the skin, it developed not only these edgy, manly notes, but also a rich, creamy, opulent, distinguished fragrance note and allround (far more than scent-related) mood...