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    Default Recommend a nice clean fresh soapy....

    Hey all..recently I took some advice on here regarding a nice soapy frag and tested prada Amber..I loves it in the store but after wearing it a handful of times I have come to not like it as much and will be selling it. I really like it but just couldn't get past the reminder of baby lotion....
    Can you recommend another frag that can be used for everyday office use and has a clean fresh soapy scent with a decent sillage? Thanks

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    Paco Rabanne PH. It is a classic and can be found just about anywhere for about $30?

    -Very fresh and clean, soapy feel to it.

    Hope that helped

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    White Linen - Estee Lauder.
    Last edited by Sugandaraja; 24th September 2009 at 03:55 AM.

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme has a very rich, soapy aroma but I guess it's not for you. The last time I sampled Caron Pour un Homme, which is really just lavender, someone commented that smelled like fresh soap. Not what I'd normally call soapy but hey you never know.
    Last edited by heynow; 24th September 2009 at 04:09 AM.

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    The standard responses are Mugler Cologne and Gendarme.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Calvin Klein Be, Bvlgari pour Homme & Extreme, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Dior Homme Cologne (the lighter version) all smell quite 'soapy' to my nose. I guess it depends what sort of soap you want?
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    Clean to me is Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso Di Toscana
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    The standard responses are Mugler Cologne and Gendarme.
    I will add that the EdP for Gendarme is astoundingly better. It feels more like "shower fresh" soapy instead of castile soap.

    Also for soapy, it's hard to find but Chaumet Homme was awesome soapiness for me. Samples are floating are the internet in places.

    D&G pour Homme sometimes is referred to as soapy. It's kinda more like baby powder to me.

    Perry Ellis 18 for Men I remember being sharp, soapy and aromatic but youthful in a way. And long the lines of numbers, Cerruti 1881 is very soapy to me but with a woody patchouli.

    Moss Breches by Tom Ford, well, anything with a good oakmoss in the base I consider slightly soapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    D&G pour Homme sometimes is referred to as soapy. It's kinda more like baby powder to me
    I get the soapiness out of D&G.
    Coincidentally I dabbed a little Dunhill Man (what DO we call this one? anyway, it's this) from a sample bottle I'd forgotten about last night. I find it very soapy in a very nice way. Smells like you just stepped out of a shower having used some rather exotic soap.
    Last edited by Trufflehunter; 24th September 2009 at 04:42 AM.

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    Prada Infusion d'Homme - soap, soap and more soap.
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    You might want to check out Lanvin L'Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Prada Infusion d'Homme - soap, soap and more soap.
    Yep, good one.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackisblack View Post
    Paco Rabanne PH. It is a classic and can be found just about anywhere for about $30?

    -Very fresh and clean, soapy feel to it.

    Hope that helped
    +1 on this. My SotD
    Previous time I was wearing it someone said it reminded her of Irish Spring.
    I get that too, just stronger and of course with a better dyrdown

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    Agree with a lot of the above..

    also, Nautica Voyage has a smooth soapy feel.
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    Ineke - Derring-Do

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    creed OV

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    I will be adding votes for Infusion d' Homme (very cool, very soapy but NOT transparent, a strange combination) and of course Mugler Cologne.

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    Gendarme (which I wear all the time)

    Puro Lino (which I've only read about)

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    Roger Gallet - OPEN
    Joop- Nightflight
    Prada - Amber and infusion d'homme

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    Not fresh but certainly clean and soapy: CK Be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackisblack View Post
    Paco Rabanne PH. It is a classic and can be found just about anywhere for about $30?

    -Very fresh and clean, soapy feel to it.

    Hope that helped
    Keep in mind that the most recent incarnation of Paco Rabanne is but a shadow of it's original self. FWIW.

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    Bulgari PH
    Lucky You (it's cheap and smells goood)
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    Clean & soapy? Truefitt & Hill's Grafton. But the sillage is not that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    I will be adding votes for Infusion d' Homme (very cool, very soapy but NOT transparent, a strange combination)


    This will be my recommendtion too!


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    Gendarme V
    Worth PH
    Paco Rabanne (I don't know about the reformulation)
    Equipage
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    Clean for Men...

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    Creed original vetiver is a nice soapy citrus scent that has that out of the shower into the summer sun feel to it.

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    I always found Paco Rabbanne PH amongst the soapiest frags of all

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    +1 on Mugler Cologne and Bvlgari Pour Homme

    ...will add a slightly cheaper one as well that is never mentioned...Nautica White Sail

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    upon reading your thread title, i was going to suggest amber pour homme, but glad i read your post lol. just curious... what about amber ph was it that you didn't like? i don't see myself being without a bottle for a long time...

    eric b

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    Issey Miyake - Pour Homme
    Mugler Cologne

    There are alot of cheap frags that smell soapy but they really aren't good enough for me to want to mention.

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    Another brilliant frag I just remembered is Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca. Unmistakably fresh, soapy and clean for that 'just out of the shower' feel.


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    Hermès - Eau de Gentiane Blanche
    Prada - Infusion d'Homme
    Bulgari - BLU pour Homme
    Annick Goutal - Folavril (marketed as feminine fragrance)
    Last edited by jss; 26th September 2009 at 10:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    I will add that the EdP for Gendarme is astoundingly better. It feels more like "shower fresh" soapy instead of castile soap.
    I agree; definitely give the edp version of Gendarme a try. Having tried both the original and the edp, I can say that longevity of the edp is a-maze-ing. Whereas the original would last 3 hours on my skin, the edp would last 8+.

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    I can only second Mugler Cologne, since it's by far one of the cleanest and soapiest frags (both in a pleasant, inoffensive and balanced manner) to me.

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    Chrome
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    Moschino Uomo? comes off as soapy to me...

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    Also give Clinique Chemistry a try as well...

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    Puro Lino is the ultimate soapy fragrance and one that anyone looking for a saopy frag needs to check out.

    Another that is perfect for the office or casual wear is Absolument Absinthe, a really well constructed fresh, clean fragrance that unfortunately gets no attention here on BN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-dub View Post
    upon reading your thread title, i was going to suggest amber pour homme, but glad i read your post lol. just curious... what about amber ph was it that you didn't like? i don't see myself being without a bottle for a long time...

    eric b
    I really did like Amber PH when first testing but after a while I found the scent to be too baby powder like and very much reminded me of my kids Johnson & Johnson baby lotion.
    The smell is not offensive and is pleasant but the instant association to me, makes me think of baby lotion sillage..lol
    BTW is anyone interested in my 98% Amber PH 1.7 oz for sale or trade?

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    YSL - Rive Gauche PH is truly soapy.

    Not soapy, but incredibly green and fresh: Chanel No 19.

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    ODEUR 53 by COMME des GARÇONS

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    Adding (hope they haven't been mentioned yet):

    *Allesandro del'Aqua (marketed to women, completely unisex soapy-clean-lightly musky to me)
    *Castile by Penhaligon's (the synthetic orange blossom comes across as very fresh-clean)
    *Beige by Chanel Les Exclusifs (upmarket shampoo trail)
    *Farnheit 32 by Dior (white soap under strobo lights)
    *Infusion de Fleurs d'Oranger by Prada (a minute of orange blossom-neroli and then endless soap...)


    I'd categorise some of the abovementioned (ie. Chanel No.19) as powdery, which is a completely different thing to me (and I like them a lot), but perhaps your own perception might not be the same, so don't mind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drchipinski View Post
    Clean for Men...
    I personally like "Clean Shower Fresh" a little better than the original Clean for Men.

    Many of the Santa Maria Novella line has a nice soap feel to them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    Puro Lino is the ultimate soapy fragrance and one that anyone looking for a saopy frag needs to check out.

    Another that is perfect for the office or casual wear is Absolument Absinthe, a really well constructed fresh, clean fragrance that unfortunately gets no attention here on BN.
    I agree. May I add C&S #88 as well.

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    For that clean fresh soapy feeling:
    http://www.cleanperfume.com/SCS/inde...=69&intCatID=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anderkover View Post
    ODEUR 53 by COMME des GARÇONS
    I have to agree. It is not your ordinary soap. It is what a surreal soap would smell like but it definately bring soap to mind.

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    I just have to tack onto this rather long list, as I have recently discovered a super-soapy wonder -- not like theGendarmey, shampoo soapy-- rather, like fresh, tart, men's soaps I knew in Europe!

    And I am truly impressed:

    Joop Nightflight



    Another "clean" smell I enjoy is:
    Helmut Lang Cologne
    Last edited by Hillaire; 27th September 2009 at 10:29 PM.

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    +1 on infusion d'homme just tried it today, don't like it but it is soapy
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