A lot of people say Mugler Cologne.
Thread: Irish Spring scent
What fragrances would you say remind you of Irish Sping soap?
Mugler Cologne is very close, I haven't smelled anything closer to it than that. Although, I'd imagine some niche fragrances would be very close since it seems Mugler is the only designer fragrance that comes close to it.
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You talking about the original green soap? Absolutely hands down CK Eternity Summer 2009 (green bottle). It's as if they decided to copy the smell of Irish Spring soap for that particular year. I didn't care for it, but then again I'm not a fan of Irish Spring. Check it out.
For Irish Spring, Mugler is pretty much a definite sample. For a Prell Shampoo type green, I'd say Gendarme Green.
It has been discontinued but I think it's still available on their website. Bath and Body Works - Glacier Bay...spot on
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Stronghold.
gosh - I hate to admit it but I love the smell of original Irish Spring Soap -
Is Black Phoenix's Stonghold long lasting ?
I don't see why you "hate to admit it?" Is it better if you like an expensive import from France? If you like something, why not enjoy it?
mugler cologne, eternity, original vetiver
I use the green bar of irish spring and i own mugler cologne. these 2 smell nothing alike-sorry. buy a bar , take it to a bottle of mugler cologne and smell them side by side: not even close.
Sung Homme smells just like Irish Spring. It's available at Ulta or any perfume store, I swear it's just like the real thing.
I was at the mall yesterday trying out B*Men for the first time, and my wife remarked that it (at least the top notes) smelled like a nuclear-powered Irish Spring.
how about Green Irish Tweed?
Grafton - Truefitt & Hill is identical to Irish Spring.
Its a good barbershop frag
speedstick antiperspirant irish spring is so strong, youd think it is cologne! and it smells EXACTLY like irish spring.
To me, Original Vetiver by Creed smells very similar to Irish Spring.
I don't think anything out there smells anything like Irish Spring soap. It's its own unique fragrance, with a weird green/lye accord seemingly built into it.
Last edited by MOONB; 12th March 2012 at 01:45 AM.
What are the notes in irish Spring?
its SO STRONG!! you dont need to spritz anything with this stuff.it overpowers most of my colognes, and im a diehard powerhouse wearer!
I can't stand mugler cologne. smells like rancid soap and ammonia to me. irish spring is a great smell imo. if colgate/palmolive or whoever owns irish spring started making body spray or a cologne, I'd buy it. I tend to like the 'green' in IS, not so much the soapiness. with all this talk about irish spring fragrances, you'd think the parent company would want to cash in, wouldn't you?
I have to think that the existence of Sung Homme is the reason Colgate hasn't tried to issue Irish Spring in perfume form. They'd be hard-pressed to top it.
Creed - Green Irish Tweed
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CK Eternity is closest to Irish Spring soap of the fragrances I've sampled.
I don't get the comparison with Mugler Cologne, which to me smells like public restroom soap, but not Irish Spring.
Yes, the real perfume genius of our age may be the nose behind Irish Spring soap. And let's not forget Coast soap. Here I'm talking about the original versions from the 1970s. What's sold as Irish Spring today is quite different and not as distinctive.
Speaking of soap, if you're looking for a zesy, outdoor fresh soap, may I suggest Badedas, the fir balsam and horse chestnut soap from Germany, or the Men's Body Wash from Burt's Bees with bergamot, lemon, petitgrain and fir needles.
Last edited by MysteryBuff40; 17th July 2012 at 04:29 AM.
I haven't smelled Irish spring in quite a while but I do have Creed Green Valley and I've read reviews that say the two smell very much alike. If that's true, I might have to get me some Irish Spring given that I do quite like GV.
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OMG, what I would give to find a fragrance that's reasonably priced that smells like Irish Spring. Seriously... some of the recommendations I've tried are just flat out ludicrous. Mugler Cologne? Really.. No way! This smells like a modern soapy/vetiver.. there's nothing "Irish Spring" about it. The Sung Homme recommendation is just stupid. Somebody recommended this to me a while back.. really? That's like saying Dirty English is an aquatic. I am not trying to insult anybody, but it's how I feel. I guess our opinions are biased. To me, Sung Homme has old school written all over it. It's undoubtedly soapy/clean, but it's not Irish Spring.
This would have to be something green/minty/fresh/cooling/a little citrus. No woods, no spices, no this or that. Specific right to the point. go smell a bar of Irish spring soap and tell me there's a fragrance that smells identical to it. There simply isn't. Take it from me. I have smelled thousands of designer fragrances. Lots of obscure ones that nobody will even try. There is nothing like Irish Spring, if there is I would love to know as well.
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Rive Gauche Light (2004)
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Live Jazz (1998)
Eau des Baux (2006)
Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Eau Duelle (2010)
The one that I found that comes closest to the actual smell but isn't soapy is Lucky You by Lucky brand. The bottle is even green with a shamrock on the side of it.
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