Chanel Egoiste shower gel is the best i have used. Very high quality.
I know I have seen this many times
someone will claim that the shower gel is better than the cologne itself!
I was just wondering if you folks had some input on this
what are some of the quality shower gels around?
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Chanel Egoiste shower gel is the best i have used. Very high quality.
One of my favourites has to be the Clinique Happy shower gel. It's damm refreshing after a hard days work. Too bad it's much more expensive compared to the regular drug store shower gels, otherwise it would have been a staple in my bathroom.
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The best shower gel EVER was New West. The scent wasn't even close to the cologne, which I didn't particularly like. Unfortunately it wasn't brought back along with the current reissue of the cologne.
The one's that I've tried are
Terre D'hermes - extremely strong and very nice indeed
M7 - really good as well
Kouros - meh
I would love to try some Antaeus shower gel....
Can someone also suggest some really nice fragrance shower gel for summer? Thanks
I'd try to get some Clinique Happy bath gel.
Shower gels should smell good of course, but they also need to be gentle in their cleansing; I find that Creed makes a very high quality product, Erolfa being my absolute favorite one.
Diptyque also makes a very high quality SG, Tam Dao is so luxurious.
Comme des Garcons 3 Man is great as it has such a strong scent that one doesn't need to use any fragrance afterwards.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 14th October 2009 at 12:46 PM.
On a similar note, are there any ordinary showergels that compete with the upmarket?
More expensive than grocery store shower gels but great smell: Molton Brown's line, and I like Artic Birch and Hot Pepper Recharge, or something like that (the names may be wrong)
I must admit that I am extremely picky about everything.
However, Target has just introduced their new Up and Up line replacing the old Target Circle logo. The Target knock-off of Dove moisturizing cooling body wash lathers great, provides me with a very refreshing clean cooling feeling and best of all costs about $2.99 USD for 24 Ounces. I really enjoy it.
In my opinion, the ones by Bourjois.
I second the vote for Neutrogena's Rainbath.
Also, Black Pepper and Silverbirch by Molton Brown.
I guess this is on topic - Has anyone tried out the $75 Vetiver Extraordinaire or Bigarade shower gels?
I have the Vetiver shower gel by Guerlain, which ist quite good as well. More citrus than the Eau de Toilette. I also own the Eau Sauvage shower gel. This one has a strong anis note I can't detect in the Eau.
I like the Yves Rocher Pur Desir shower gels...I got a bunch on sale for $5. I'm constantly going on about this line, but it really is quite good!!
I love Mugler Cologne shower gel too...and Malle's Bigarade, but it's too $$$.
I recently snapped up some Miller Harris Terre de Bois shower gel that was on sale at a local store. Unfreakinbelievable!
And, a friend recently gifted me with Strange Invisible Perfumes Vetiver Lavender Life-changing Body Wash. Love the scent, it moisturizes the skin well but it's kind of thin and the only change to my life of late is I caught a cold.
Yet another vote for Molton Brown, esp. the Black Pepper one. They are a bit on the pricey side, though. I also really like Korres Juniper and Rum Body Wash.
I'm a long-time fan (25+ years) of the Doctor Bronner's line of liquid and bar soaps. They are the best - and they smell nice too!
Magno. It is not too widely available, but you can check the link here. Not too expensive, either. It has a nice woody, base note aroma that works great with almost any fragrance you might care to wear.
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I'm always on the lookout for an excellent shower gel.
Diptyque Tam Dao shower gel is excellent, and I would say works better than the fragrance which is too harsh. The shower gel is more subdued but lasts for a good long time. Shower gel is a bit expensive though.
I use L'Occitane's Lavender and also the Honey Lemon showergels. The other shower gel that I find amazing is Neal's Yard Remedies Orange and Geranium.
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Lately I've been on a Crabtree & Evelyn kick. I've had these around for a while, and just got around to trying them. All three that I have seem pretty good. Lather well, and don't have an overpowering scent I'm currently using Sandalwood, and have also have Sienna, and Nomad which were given to me as a gift. Their bar soaps are pretty good too.
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Another vote for M7 in shower gel. I owned the gel first, and it made me run out and buy the fragrance. There's just something about the combination of the hot steam and M7's notes that is just perfection.
L'eau Bleue d'Issey - as an edt, it was a bundle of conflicting notes. Somehow, as a shower gel, it gathered up all its elements and made it work magnificently. Loved that cedar/verbena combo in the steam.
Virgilio by Diptyque - as an edt, it was all kitchen herbs on me. As a bath product, it was a green, green paradise.
I love the L'Occitanes... Vetyver, Eau des Baux, etc. Prada Amber PH is great, and my treasured one that seems to have vanished from retailers is Helmut Lang. The cosmetic company Peter Thomas Roth makes good ones as well.
Lately though I've gone old-school and gotten back into bar soaps. Before shower gels the houses made soaps, and you can still find some vintage ones and a few made today. Habit Rouge, Chanel Cristalle, and Dior Jules are a few I recently bought. I also dig SMN soaps (patchouli, vetiver) and Caswell Massey Sandalwood soap.
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Another vote for the cheapo Neutrogena Rainbath. Great stuff. I just don't have the $$ to spend on designer or niche shower gels, and Rainbath (the original version) smells great without overpowering my SOTD.
I didn't know that New West made a shower gel - wow, I would have loved to have smelled that.
I think the BEST shower gel I've ever smelled is Eau des Merveilles by Hermes. Expensive, though.
Sadly most of the drugstore stuff discussed here seems not to be available in the UK except by specialist online retailers.
Any cheap and cheerful suggestions available in the UK?
I always found the M7 shower gel to be superior to the actual fragrance - it seemed a bit more vibrant. As for drugstore stuff, Every Man Jack is pretty good, though I think the signature scent smells like a urinal cake. Citrus and Cedarwood are both good, but I thought the best was the Spiced Pepper one which I never see anymore.
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I personally like the Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus ones the best.
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Adidas Victory League shower gel.
I like it best because it's so cheap that I don't mind using it as a shower gel (for washing), rather than as a gel that I apply quickly at the end of a shower to get the gel's scent into my skin.
Tam Dao is one of my favorites.
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Any good sandalwood shower gels?
I'll second Molton Brown's Black Pepper, and add a BIG vote for the same company's Blissful TempleTree, which makes a great base for any of the Kouros scents.
The Lynx/Axe Instinct Shower Gel is really nice too - it's the one with a leather scent.
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I am bumping this thread because I had a related question that I didn't think deserved its own thread.
Has anyone tried the Demeter shower gels? Looks like they make one for most or all of their scents. Since people complain about their longevity, a shower gel seems like a natural fit. I am more curious about the quality of the body wash than the smell, which I would assume is pretty similar to the regular spray version.
I second Magno, great stuff. GIT is also divine.
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New West shower gel msut have been good !
Eau de Soir by Sisley shower gel is very very good- strong and actually leaves a bit of perfume on your skin.
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I just want to add Kings and Queens King Soloman Cedar Shower Gel to the list. It's definitely one to seek out.
My favourites shower gels are:
Ralph Lauren Polo Bracing Shower Gel - now quite hard to find, but oddly much better than the other shower gels in the RL line
YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
Quorum (very strong scent)
mugler cologne shower gel
L'Occitane: Eau des Baux & Vetyver
Creed: Green Irish Tweed & Erolfa
For me, I use Dove unscented for sensitive skin. It has nice but not over enthusiastic mositurizers, does not strip the skin of natural oils and has no scent. Perfect for getting my skin ready for my SOTD.
I'm still on the search for the best shower gels. I really liked the Molton Brown Black Pepper, but it's too expensive to use regularly, though it lasts a good time. I'm hoping to get L'Occitane Eau des Baux shower gel for the holidays.
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I love the C.O. Bigelow Barber Elixir hair and shower gels. They smell great and produce a rich lather. They contain aloe vera and pro vitamin b5. My skin feels great after using them. My favorite is the elixir black followed by the red, green and finally blue.
YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
...and don't laugh, but Irish Spring Original body wash is fantastic! I get more compliments when I use that than anything else.
Oh, and you can't forget Dr. Bronner's 12-in-1 Peppermint.
I second the Dial magnetic shower gel! So freaking good! The red one is amazing!! I have 3 back up bottles. Target had a sale..buy one get one. So glad I found this one. Also the new elixir white shower gel from c.o. Bigelow is amazing as well. Very nice clean citrus smell. I love showers.
On the expensive end, another vote for Creed. Their Original Vetiver gel is great. But it leaves so much scent on the skin that I can really only use it when I plan on wearing Original Vetiver that day. Of course, most people would consider this a good thing, as you could easily skip cologne completely after using it.
Of course, it costs too much for everyday wear, so I use it as a special occasion thing.
To vonMises, whose question was never answered, Tam Dao is a sandalwood scent, so based on the comments here, it would seem to be a favorite.
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I purchased Neutrogena Rainbath after seeing it mentioned in this thread a few weeks ago.
Whatever the woody-amber aromachemical primarily responsible for the scent is, it smells GREAT. My problem is that I am unable to get the stuff to lather to any great extent with a washcloth, which ordinarily suffices for other bath soaps/bodywashes.
I will probably end up getting a loofah and seeing if there is any improvement but how do the other Rainbath owners go about using it? And how much do you use each shower?
That Rainbath scent is great, isn't it? If some niche house bottled it and got Luckyscent's copy writers working on a description, it could sell for mighty good $$.
Get a good-quality nylon bath puff. I say good-quality because the cheap ones can really scratch your skin up. You'll know a good one - it's a bit denser, not so puffed-up like something you'd wash dishes with. I've found that these will produce the best lather, unlike a wash cloth or loofah, which seem to absorb the suds into themselves.
For date night, i like using the kiehls musk shower gel...it, like what others have mentioned, is actually better than the edt...its more subdued and leaves the scent firmly planted on your skin all day!!!!
Another that I really love is billy jealousy ocean front...too expensive to buy regularly, but it got to where i craved the scent.
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Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron
I got some Tom Daxon gels in Salvia Sclarea and Vachetta via eBay for my son and dad. They couldn't care less; they're perfectly happy using Aveeno, so I use them. The scents are fantastic and my skin feels clean and fairly well moisturized afterward. I don't think I'd want to replace them at full retail price when they're gone though.