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    Default Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    Molton Brown Flame Tree & Pimento paired with L'Occitane Eau de Cade is just perfection in my opinion.

    MB Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel paired with ADG Profumo is also very nice.

    Do you like to pair shower gels with frags?

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    I haven't bought any of the colognes I plan on getting yet, as I'm mostly just seeing what's available, but I have already been exploring different Conditioners, Deodorants, etc. to see what combinations could be achieved to help improve overall fragrances with Colognes.

    A simple combo enhancer would be Breath Mints or Gum to add aspects on certain fragrances. Peppermint combined with Warm Weather Colognes, Cinnamon, Ginger, etc. for Cool Weather Colognes is an easy combo that can be applied as needed when out and about and should work with a lot of Colognes in those weather groups, IMO.

    I haven't found that many body washes or conditioners that work very long scent wise, but combinations can still be perfection and still add subtle nuances to help achieve amazing overall scents.

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    Smells very similar to Aventus, costs pennies and pairs wonderfully with the Creed offering. Just watch out for the batch variations and I heard that Imperial Leather are thinking of reforming!

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    Molton Brown Bushukan with Terre d'Hèrmes
    Korres Basil Lemon with Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin
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    Palmolive showergel. lol..... thinking of spraying the gel with Aventus before applying. Got to be careful of those batch numbers though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimramMan View Post
    Korres Basil Lemon
    Love this one
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Not so much shower gel as bar soap; offers far more possibilities for successful matching/enhancement.

    savon de Marseilles bitter almond + Etro Heliotrope, L'Occitane Eau des Baux, or Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Crabtree & Evelyn Vetiver and Juniper (disco'd) + darker vetivers such as Encre Noire or Etro Vetiver
    Roger&Gallet Jean-Marie Farina or Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet soap + pretty much any eau de cologne, or Ferrari Bright Neroli
    Roger&Gallet Carnation/Oeillet Mignardise / Nesti Dante Clove and Ivy + Etro Dianthus, or old-school masculine florals with carnation (Hermes Equipage, Knize Ten), Tabac
    Imperial Leather with Etro Gomma, Knize Ten, Equipage, Bel Ami......... (with Ferrari Uomo deo). All the leather.
    savon de Marseille (olive oil) or Aleppo Soap + patchouli/darker/heavier/woody frags
    Pear Soap - lasts about a week, but goes well with most woods/vetiver/greens like Yatagan or Polo

    Anyone else matching bar soap with fragrance ?
    Summer rotation : Guerlain Vetiver; Etro Palais Jamais and Shaal Nur; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP.
    Summer obsessions : Knize Knize Ten; Etro Gomma; Mona di Orio Cuir; Andy Tauer Lonestar Memories; Caron Yatagan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post


    Smells very similar to Aventus, costs pennies and pairs wonderfully with the Creed offering. Just watch out for the batch variations and I heard that Imperial Leather are thinking of reforming!
    You should be selling that stuff on eBay or amazon. I can’t find it anywhere to buy in the US!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Guapo View Post
    You should be selling that stuff on eBay or amazon. I can’t find it anywhere to buy in the US!
    Its a UK thing, If your stateside Kiss My Face 4 In 1 in the grey packaging is even closer to Aventus.

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    I have a few sets of shower gels and fragrances and love them all:
    Mugler Cologne
    Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver (this one is a steal for 16 EUR!)
    Carven L`Eau Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post


    Smells very similar to Aventus, costs pennies and pairs wonderfully with the Creed offering. Just watch out for the batch variations and I heard that Imperial Leather are thinking of reforming!
    It’s good for sure. Been pairing this with Aventus since last year when Derbyman mentioned this range.

    Slightly citrus with some of those musks from the Aventus drydown straight out the door. Would like to see a Molten Brown version and the accompanying quality and longevity.

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    I think this is what I am using right now. I use whatever my wife puts on the shelf. I don't notice any of the body wash smells as soon as I put on clothes. Maybe I rinse off for too long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MimramMan View Post
    Molton Brown Bushukan with Terre d'Hèrmes
    Oh yes! Great pairing. Bushukan is bloody lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A10 View Post
    Do you like to pair shower gels with frags?
    Don't consciously do it, but sometimes I happen upon a pleasant surprise without expecting to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    ...sometimes I happen upon a pleasant surprise without expecting to.
    Well said. Its a great feeling when you happen upon something new from something you already have.

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    (Only) Liking it? Really enjoying it.

    So far, had one of the best experience but by far not the only one combining a matching scented shower gel with one particular favorite fragrance (both surprisingly inexpensive) namely Capucci pour Homme.
    Currently wearing: Ambré Noble by Zara

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    Method Men Cedar and Cyprus shower gel paired with Chanel Sycomore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemelimelle View Post
    Mastic spa Chios violet & mastic and Guerlain Apres L’Ondee. No longer available in NY. Returned to Athens, Greece. Had great hair products and liquid hand soap, everything laced first and foremost with the mastic note. This product was my fave.
    Is that a scent that is from the Mastic Tree like what is smelled in Mastic Gum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonNUT View Post
    Method Men Cedar and Cyprus shower gel paired with Chanel Sycomore!
    +1 on this! Another somewhat similar good Target find is Every Man Jack cedar deodorant/body wash etc. The sandalwood one was a bit of a dud for me though, sadly. The cedar pairs very nicely with woody, green fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't consciously do it, but sometimes I happen upon a pleasant surprise without expecting to.
    I try new shower gels from time to time and sometimes I find some that really stands out to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Its a UK thing, If your stateside Kiss My Face 4 In 1 in the grey packaging is even closer to Aventus.
    You have a link to the one you're talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracerbullet View Post
    You have a link to the one you're talking about?
    Sure, the range looks just like this:



    All of the products with that colour/style smell very Aventian and are the closest to the Creed scent plus the KMF selection is huge as there's deodorant, shower gel, cream etc.. so it all really ramps up when you apply all of it at once with the fragrance on top.

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    I don’t really think about pairing them with the fragrance I’m going to be wearing that day but the above three are ones I usually use;

    M&S Harvard - “A classical fragrance combining exhilarating citrus, herbal and warm woody notes”

    The Ritual of Samurai - “Prepare to conquer the day with this invigorating foaming shower gel, designed for the classic urban warrior. Featuring unique gel-to foam technology and the empowering scent of bamboo extract and sandalwood, this gel will refresh your senses and invigorate your soul. Like the rest of the classic range, it was created to help you start your day with confidence and freshness.” - They also have a sport offering in the same range which is nice.

    Baylis & Harding Sport - “This energetic fragrance for men is a blend of fresh Aquatic accords combined with invigorating Lime, Verbena and Mint, with soothing notes of Musk, Sandalwood and Vetiver.“
    My Most Complimented:

    1). Aventus - Creed
    2). Sauvage - Dior
    3). Allure Homme Sport - Chanel
    4). L'Homme - Prada
    5). Acqua Di Gio Profumo - Giorgio Armani
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    Pear Soap - lasts about a week, but goes well with most woods/vetiver/greens like Yatagan or Polo

    Anyone else matching bar soap with fragrance ?
    Pears body wash is great stuff, and think it's the same as the soap - rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage etc.

    Lush do a lot of stuff that's worth trying:

    Dirty body wash to pair with the perfume or body spray of the same name. it's mint and lavender so also works with Carven L'Eau Intense
    Hippie is a cold pressed patchouli soap that's as early as you might imagine and it lasts forever. Works with any strong patch scent.
    Karma is a sweet patchouli that matches the perfume
    Sleepy body wash pairs nicely with their Twilight body spray which is a strong EDT in all but name and costs £20 for 200ml. Also pairs with anything lavender-y.
    Goddess bath bomb is sandalwood and rose and jasmine and real oud, to match the perfume or whatever else might work with it.
    Devil's Nightcap soap contains both oakmoss extract and absolute if my memory serves me rightly and works with loads of sfuff

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    Every Man Jack Sandalwood Body Wash w/ Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    I think this is what I am using right now. I use whatever my wife puts on the shelf. I don't notice any of the body wash smells as soon as I put on clothes. Maybe I rinse off for too long.

    Same. Some of these smell a bit more (the Argan Oil one, if I remember correctly), some less but they all smelled quite nice and I don't notice them after a shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    It’s good for sure. Been pairing this with Aventus since last year when Derbyman mentioned this range.

    Slightly citrus with some of those musks from the Aventus drydown straight out the door. Would like to see a Molten Brown version and the accompanying quality and longevity.
    The ambergris and oakmoss accords in the base of MB’s Recharge Black Pepper shower gel are surprisingly similar to the base of Aventus.

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    I use Axe, Old Spice, Gillette and Oil of Olay.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    I think this is what I am using right now. I use whatever my wife puts on the shelf. I don't notice any of the body wash smells as soon as I put on clothes. Maybe I rinse off for too long.

    Try smelling shower gel on your wife

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    Love these three:





    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude




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