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Thread: 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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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
Prada Amber Pour Homme
JPG Fleur du Male is pure soap to me.
SMN Gold Musk
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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 blasé. 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.
Trumper's Spanish Leather
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.
Prada Amber pour Homme
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I third Prada Amber Pour Homme
Would Antico Caruso fall into this vibe? I want to try it next batch I order - sounds like a comfort number?
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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I'll fourth or fifth Prada Amber pour Homme, and also suggest Creed's Vetiver.
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.
I am a big fan of soapy scents myself
please let us know your discoveries based on some of the recommendations given!
Paco Rabbanne is a very soapy classy Fougere
I have ordered a sample of Prada Amber!
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.
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.