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    Default What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    I love the old school, barbershop vibe and tend to wear that style the most. I only recently discover Rive Gauche and it has quickly become a favorite. I was looking for more frags along those lines. Below are the ones I have that are along those lines:

    RGPH
    Azzaro PH
    Aramis
    Quorum
    Tabac Original EdC

    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Old Spice, of course. Longevity is pretty short lived IMHO.

    Pinaud Clubman is something else worth trying; it is technically an aftershave but sticks around for a while. If you're my age (40) or older, you'll almost certainly recognize the scent. In fact my local barbershop uses Clubman Talc after the shave.

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    Lots of good info, and links here..

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/281...shop-fragrance

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    Yup I am also 40, and the barber always dusted me with Clubman talc after a haircut. I forgot to mention that I do have both Clubman, and Special reserve which I really like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charger View Post
    Yup I am also 40, and the barber always dusted me with Clubman talc after a haircut. I forgot to mention that I do have both Clubman, and Special reserve which I really like.
    Special Reserve is pretty nice - it's the Pinaud take on leather.

    My favorite Pinauds are the Vanilla (which is actually a pretty nice vanilla, if linear) and Citrus Musk (a great warm-weather fragrance.) None are "barbershop" but they are quite good in their own right.

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    Caron Pour un Homme hits all the barbershop notes for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Lots of good info, and links here..

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/281...shop-fragrance
    Thanks for the link! I am pouring over that now

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    Ysl rive gauche homme

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    Murdock Black Tea and I think Creed Original Vetiver are nice barbershop scents.

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    Trumpers Spanish Leather.
    Truefitt&Hill Grafton

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    John Varvatos - superb!!!

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Murdock Black Tea and I think Creed Original Vetiver are nice barbershop scents.
    This. I was going to say pretty much this, but sjg3839 beat me to the punch. Good god, you have great taste

    I might also recommend Prada Infusion D'homme. It's extremely "clean", and that might tickle your fancy.

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    Montale Aromatic Lime is very barber shopy IMO.

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Creed Original Vetiver is barbershop type.

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    Murdocks are a actual modern barbers that do their own range of fragrances, check out this thread to see the range of scents they do: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319...ces?highlight=

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    Creed Original Vetiver is barbershop type.

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    Truefitt and hill - Grafton (as mentioned above)

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    English Fern

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    So do you. Great minds think alike.
    Quote Originally Posted by hreple View Post
    This. I was going to say pretty much this, but sjg3839 beat me to the punch. Good god, you have great taste

    I might also recommend Prada Infusion D'homme. It's extremely "clean", and that might tickle your fancy.

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    Old Spice, of course.
    This.

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    As much as they're asked about maybe we need an official barbershop thread. Anyway this guy goes through and rates and describes a bunch of barbershop frags. I agree with him on Brooks Bros "1818". If you like the smell of shaving cream it dries down to that for hours. http://pourmonsieurblog.blogspot.com...p%20Fragrances

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    I really want to get myself some 1818 after reading that, it sounds like exactly what I am after.

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    +1 on Clubman by Pinaud. I have a vintage Cologne concentrate and aftershave that lasts all day and smells great! The epitome of a barbershop scent if you ask me.

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    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme is all that you need

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    BB 1818 is a fantastic frag. Believe it or not, Paul Sebastian is a great contender in that category.

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    nice suggestions thus far...

    I'll add Proraso after shave. Essentially, the Italian Old Spice.

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    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
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    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
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    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    John Varvatos - superb!!!
    I agree that it's a superb fragrance, but not barbershop imo...

    Creed Orange Spice has that vintage barbershop feel to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger View Post
    I really want to get myself some 1818 after reading that, it sounds like exactly what I am after.
    Also look at Tiffany for Men and Richard James EDT if you like this type of powdery and spicy aroma. The Baron is another great powdery floral bomb. There's been a lot of discussion on the Powerhouse/Old School Group board about barbershop fragrances, so you may get some ideas looking through those threads. For the most part, barbershops will use affordable materials (Clubman, Lustray) and not high-end niche items, at least here in the States.

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    I know this isn't a fragrance, but check out Donnie Hawleywood's Barber products, very nice unique scent. And hes a good buddy of mine. http://www.hawleywoods.com/ has grooming creams etc...you would love the scents if you are looking for that barbershop vibe.

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    Default Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Davidoff Relax is the quintessential barber shop scent: Lavender, spearmint, anise, leather, moss and some vanilla among many other notes.

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    Original Vetiver doesn't have a barber shop vibe to me, it's just really clean.

    I would suggest Mugler Cologne if you're going for a OV type smell. It's cheaper and better imo.

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    Thank you for all the great suggestions. I have several samples coming from the recommendations here. I have to say the notes in Relax really intrigue me. I love spearmint and haven't found it in many frags, though recently I picked up Dirty from Lush which has a nice spearmint among the herbal notes.

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    To my nose, incidentally, today's SOTE, namely Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood, has a slight barbershop touch of soapniess, powderiness, cleanliness and understated yesteryear classiness to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    Davidoff Relax is the quintessential barber shop scent: Lavender, spearmint, anise, leather, moss and some vanilla among many other notes.
    Relax is quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    I know this isn't a fragrance, but check out Donnie Hawleywood's Barber products, very nice unique scent. And hes a good buddy of mine. http://www.hawleywoods.com/ has grooming creams etc...you would love the scents if you are looking for that barbershop vibe.
    Hawleywood No. 9 is a bay rum, and it's not bad.

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