Aftershaves that are cologne clones.

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Puma, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    I have Stirling's Executive Man with menthol and I love it. What are some other aftershaves that are attempted recreations of good cologne scents? Really only interested in the good ones, but feel free to tell me if I should avoid any.
  2. jaxstraww

    jaxstraww Well-Known Member

    Fine Platinum is another Aventus clone. Stirling Sharp Dressed Man and Eskimo Tuxedo (menthol) are Green Irish Tweed clones.

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  3. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I have tried several from Razorock

    XXX = AdP Colonia
    Tight Buns = Creed GIT
    Son of Zeus = Tere de Hermes
    Freedberg = Creed Aventus
  4. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    I don't know anything about Green Irish Tweed, but I'm not sure I want a bottle of something called Tight Buns on my shelf.
  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I've tried all of these and consider them worthy:

    Stirling Executive Man and Fine Platinum - Creed Aventus
    Fine American Blend - Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche
    Stirling Sharp Dressed Man - Green Irish Tweed
    Stirling Dunshire - Armani Acqua Di Gio
    Stirling Sandpiper - Yves St. Laurent La Nuit de l'Homme
    Stirling Arkadia - Terre d'Hermes
    Stirling Mountain Man - Creed Silver Mountain Water
  6. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Well-Known Member

    For my face, nothing beats PAA aftershaves for scent longevity, and impressive scents, both classic and new. I've got about 20 bottles of the stuff, and I have yet to meet one I don't like.
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  7. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Current RazoRock offerings(In addition to XXX and Son of Zeus that Keith listed):
    Emperor = Freedberg = Creed Aventus
    Irish Countryside = Tight Buns = Creed GIT
    American Barber = YSL Rive Gauche pour homme
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  8. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Country Club Scents:

    1837-Creed Royal Water

    Southern Oud-Creed Royal Oud

    Classic Fougere-Paco Rabanne

    Sweet Water-Aqua di Gio

    Modern Fougere-Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme

    Frozen Vetiver-Creed Vetiver

    The Fine scents are blended to match popular scents as follows:

    Platinum-Creed Aventus

    American Blend-YSL's Rive Gauche

    Fresh Vetiver-Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver

    Clean Vetiver-Guerlain Vetiver

    L'Orange Noir -Terre di Hermes

    Italian Citrus-Acqua Di Parma's Colonia
  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I sense a pattern...6 out of 7 ain't bad :). But to be frank, Stirling does well with cologne-immitaters.
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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    PAA needs to do a bundle deal with Home On The Range.
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Are you discounting the ones that say "Aftershave Cologne" like Aqua Velva Musk?
  12. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    One of my absolute favorites (I have #9 before the name change), but I would not call an imitation gun cleaner scent a cologne clone. I agree PAA makes some of the best AS’. For reference, here is some of the PAA scents and their equivalents:

    Lo Haiku: Hai Karate
    Steeplechase: Polo Sport
    Han Polo: Polo
    Sacre Bleu: Aqua Velva
    Aqua D: Aqua Di Parma
    Clubguy: Pinaud Clubman
    Cold Spices: Shulton's Old Spice
    Déjà Fougère: Fougere Royale
    Vloid: Floid Amber
    Chella Cool: Cella
    Agua Dulce: Florida Water
    Sun Down: Gillette Sun Up
    CaD: Original Barbasol
    Alt Eleven: Alt Innsbruck
    Tweed: Creed's Green Irish Tweed
    Black Bot: Black Belt
    Porthos: Aramis

  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Oh, I didn't mean to suggest Home On The Range is a cologne scent-I was focusing on that aftershave itself-but yes, I suppose I went "off thread".
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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Calling @Tim Spencer

    He's comissioned many a high end aftershave clone in his search for shaving Nirvana.
  15. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I understand.
    Home on the Range is one of those scents that you either think is crazy our you really like. It works for me.
    The funny thing is that I don't know many of the cologne scents from the original products.
    I just experiment and try what sounds interesting to me. I have been fairly happy/lucky with my selections/purchases so far.
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  16. Masonjarjar

    Masonjarjar Active Member

    I recently was pointed to the fact that that Aqua Velva Ice Sport is in the realm of Cool Water & Aspen..
    I checked it out (again) after owning Aspen and I agree that it's in the same vicinity.
  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    No wonder I keep seeing that Fine Platinum's scent is similar to that of Stirling Xecutive Man.
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  18. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Both based on Creed Aventus. I've used both the Fine and Stirling varieties. They are quite similar, of course, but I find the Executive Man to be more nuanced. Platinum is "in your face" and Executive Man is more tailored. They are both great.
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  19. Demidog

    Demidog Well-Known Member

    I've never smelled real Cool Water but TSD's Cool Water Type aftershave smells great. It's not a very strong scent but I really enjoy it while it lasts. It has that fresh sea breeze scent that a lot of people have used to describe the real Cool Water so I'd imagine that it must be similar.
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  20. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Well-Known Member

    Don't forget about Floid Black or Wm Neumann Absolute Zero. Both are very nice Aventus clones. The Wm Neumann is my favorite, although I haven't tried the Executive Man aftershave--the bath soap is awesome, so I expect the aftershave is also very good...
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