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    Default Old Fashioned Soap Scent

    I know there are dozens of threads about doldrum "soapy" fragrances that feature white musk. I am interested in fragrances that might have an old-fashioned soapiness about them--not necessarily a clean soapiness. Any ideas?

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    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's
    I own and enjoy Blenheim Bouquet very much. It's pine and lemon is a tad overpowering for me, but otherwise it is a great turn of the century scent!

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    Have you tried any Geo F Trumper's scents? If not, I would try their whole line and see what you think. There is a place online that sells Trumper sample set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizzle View Post
    Have you tried any Geo F Trumper's scents? If not, I would try their whole line and see what you think. There is a place online that sells Trumper sample set
    I liked their new GFT cologne, it was very soapy, but it was noxiously strong.

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme

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    JPG Fleur du Male is pure soap to me.

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    SMN Gold Musk
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    i bought gold musk blind....kinda smells like a cross between johnson and johnson and urine. it could be me but theres just some off smell in there that makes me want to hurl when i smell it....maybe its the musk ...maybe its the gold....i cant figure it out but sample that one first.
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    In response, I sampled Gold Musk and found it quite blasť. Clean, light, powdery, but nothing special--certainly not worth SMN's prices. How about Penhaligon's Castile? I tried it a while ago but its composition evades me at the moment.

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    Trumper's Spanish Leather

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    Guerlain vetiver to me smells like a very expensive soap.
    But that's just me.
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    Even one of my latest favorites, Rive Gauche, has a soapy, although not necessarily old-fashioned feel about it.

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    Prada Amber pour Homme
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    I third Prada Amber Pour Homme

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    Would Antico Caruso fall into this vibe? I want to try it next batch I order - sounds like a comfort number?

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    Prada amber is extremely soapy, yes, but I don't get the vibe you are asking for. For "old fashioned" soapy, try No.88. You've got to be OK with rose though. Get a sample from theperfumedcourt.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    SMN Gold Musk
    I have heard this one compared to Camay soap which makes me !WANT! but further to the comment below...

    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    i bought gold musk blind....kinda smells like a cross between johnson and johnson and urine. it could be me but theres just some off smell in there that makes me want to hurl when i smell it....maybe its the musk ...maybe its the gold....i cant figure it out but sample that one first.
    the SMN Muschio was too oily & animalic for me so I wonder if I'd pick it up in the Muschio Oro...

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    I get a prominent, old fashioned and soapy neroli note from Eau Pour le Jeune Homme and Aqua de Parma Colonia (the original).

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    I'll fourth or fifth Prada Amber pour Homme, and also suggest Creed's Vetiver.

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    How about D'Orsay Etiquette Bleue or Arome 3? I love them both and they both definitely have that old world soapiness.
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    Anyone for SMN Melograno? Smells to me like a creamy potpourri
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    I would suggest many of the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) line - particularly if you can actually get the soap along with the fragrance, as is the case for where I live. I have both the Russian Leather Soap and fragrance... it really gives a very good old soap combination that lasts a long time. Same thing for the Spanish Leather. If you can get a bottle of either, I suggest using it as a splash as it seems to last longer and the spray seems too weak to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I liked their new GFT cologne, it was very soapy, but it was noxiously strong.
    GFT, I believe, is one of their more modern scents. I would recommend Astor, Curzon, Marlborough, and maybe Spanish Leather (reminds me of Yardley's lavender brilliantine)

    I am a big fan of soapy scents myself

    please let us know your discoveries based on some of the recommendations given!

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    Paco Rabbanne is a very soapy classy Fougere

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    I have ordered a sample of Prada Amber!

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    Equipage

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    I wore Mugler Cologne to work and one girl said that I smelled like Mr Bubble. Not exactly Old Fashioned, but soapy indeed.
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    +4 for Spanish Leather but you said you've sampled a bunch of Trumper's. Did you sample this one?

    I don't usually associate soapy with vetiver, however whenever I wore Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez I felt that I was about to turn into a comic book character that burped soap bubbles. Creed's OV was a very distant second.

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    If you want an old fashioned soap scent with a bit of a twist, see Comme des Garcons x Stephen Jones. At first it's all old school soap, then some peppery cloves appear, with this bright white aldehydic base that feels like a piece of cold steel. It's pretty trippy.

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    Prada Amber pour homme & Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

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    emmm...Annick Goutal Eau de Suds?

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    Geo F. Trumper "Wild Fern"

    Fresh, clean soap.

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    Gendarme. It's soapier than Paco Rabanne. More of a "white" soap scent, as opposed to PR's green, herbal soap.

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    Back from the eighties:Roger & Gallet L' Homme...
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    I am going with Prada Infusion.
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    Monsieur de Givenchy or Floris No. 89
    Soapiest scents I own - although the Floris dries down to a warm spicey scent.

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    Roger et Gallet Open
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    Absolument Absinthe is one to check out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizzle View Post
    GFT, I believe, is one of their more modern scents. I would recommend Astor, Curzon, Marlborough, and maybe Spanish Leather (reminds me of Yardley's lavender brilliantine)

    I am a big fan of soapy scents myself

    please let us know your discoveries based on some of the recommendations given!
    Trumper's Spanish Leather reminds you of Yardley's lavender brilliantine!? Boy, that's something; I would be hard pressed to think of two more dissimilar fragrances than that leather/soap and the Yardleys!

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    Paul Stuart's Sandalwood and Arden Sandalwood for Men are very lovely soapy scents. Strong on initial application, but soapy all the way.
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    Oh oh oh! I get to be the first person to mention one that immediately comes to mind when someone mentions old fashioned soap, Penhaligons Raquets Formula! You need to try it if you haven't.
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