Thread: So I smelled Barbasol.....
and it doesn't smell much like Rive Gauche pour homme. :P
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Not only vintage, but the one with the five stripes in a 45° angle! The 3-striped, 22,5° angle canisters are an ABOMINATION, mark my words. The transitional 2-stripe is acceptable though. And, if you want the real good stuff, go for the old dark blue collapsible tubes, especially batch numbers from 1957-58. The '59 batches are a tad bit too medicinal and volcanic, and after that it's a downward spiral, trust me.
What batch # was it? Could have been a bad batch
Wuuuut? The 3-striped is da bomb diggitty! Your sniffer must be broke. The 5-striped wishes it could hang but it can't... unless, of course, you empty some of it so that the air can get in there and age it a little. Yeah, the 5-stripe will improve with age! As is, however, it has... well it has too many stripes. Unless, in fact, you're talking about batch ipfreelyinmypeeety:>(666,007,69,4:20,ou812,gr8. Then, nevermind.
DuNez's BaseNotes Boutique Sales Thread: 1 Gross of Barbasol (one slightly used) - 3-striped. CONUS only!
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Some say Original Vetiver (which I like) has that smell.
It surely doesn't smell like barbasol. But what it does smell like is a high end shaving cream but not the stuff you spray out of a can but the classic, old school ones that you have to whip into a mousse like lather in a ceramic bowl. It smells luxurious not utilitarian.
Yep, nothing at all like shaving cream. I bought it expecting the comparison, and was disappointed in it not being the case, at all. But, I still enjoy the smell.
With my increasing interest for classic shaving fragrances/smells, along the lines of (but not limited to) Proraso, Brut, Pitralon, Tabac Original, Old Spice, ADP-both the regular EDC and Collezione Barbiere, will have to try Barbasol sooner or later.
is the La Collection RGPH worth it? I can't find the original version in my country anymore. I ordered it from one shop because their page said they still had 6 bottles in stock but it turned out they didn't and the only RG available is the La Collection version. And some reviews say it smells pretty much identical, other say this new version is horrible, a watered down shadow of the original one. What do you think?