Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by Robert1955, Mar 7, 2019.
I'm confused. So what did you do?
I had 3 Clubmen out...the Original aftershave, the Country Club shampoo, and the styling gel(to top off the shampoo). Very rarely do I use ONE of these, let alone all three, during the summer. You said you were "following" my plan, so I thought I'd announce it. They'll be well ready for me when it gets cooler.
I use my Clubman all year. Aftershave. Hair gel. I don't have the shampoo.
Do you have the large or small sized hair gel? And I recommend that shampoo.
I have the 3.75 ounce tubes of the hair gel. Got a pack of 6 of the Clubman Pinaud Styling Gel Hair Groom for Men on Amazon for $17.50.
Very good-I'm finding all I need is the 3.75. I do have a tub of STEPHAN gel..when I don't shave with Clubman.
Oh, I have the beard and body wash, which works as a shampoo. And I have the hair gel and the shave soap and the talc powder and the styptic pencil. And I even went out and found a vintage glass bottle that I haven't been able to bring myself to break the seal and open yet. Yeah, Clubman is, IMO, pretty essential as a brand for my wet shaving den. It's special stuff. I have a secret cologne that I layer with Clubman aftershave.......Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP (EDP, not the EDT, it must be the EDP - Eau de Parfum version). When Clubman and Pour Monsieur EDP are put together it's like Thanos + the Infinity Gauntlet. Unbeatable.
Some reviewers of the Country Club Shampoo say they use it as a body-wash in addition. .
Also, the body/beard wash I double it as a bubble bath and I have the option of using more with a shower poof/scrubber......or......I can use the bar soap from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "ClubGuy" (which I think is a really good approximation of Clubman).
An update for Clubman lovers...On Amazon, Clubman Original A.S. (the 6 oz) just passed 2,300 reviews...2,302 to be exact. The number of 5-star and 4-star combined totals 87% of all reviewers. 5-stars 74%, 4-stars 13%
Ya know, I still haven't smelled any of this stuff. Well, I do have a sample bottle of "The Veg" that I acquired from someone I bought a razor from. Jury's still out on that one, can't say I found it super appealing. Pinaud brand products don't seem to be available in any brick and mortar drugstores here in Canada. Being as I'm in my late fifties, I suspect that the "Original" scent will remind me of being a boy in the sixties getting a haircut with dad at the local barbershop. I've read alot of praise for the Special Reserve but I've tried Aqua Velva Musk and it doesn't really work for me. If the Reserve leans toward that I may not like it either. I suspect the Clubman original might be my better first choice if I decide to take a gamble and order some. Or.......maybe scout out a barbershop that would let me have a whiff.
Perhaps you can some info about what's in Canada, or purchasing FROM Canada on clubmanonline.com. Good luck .
Walmart.ca has it.
How close is the Musk version to the original? The sample I have smells almost identical. To me.
The musk version I have smells closer to avon wild country, it's in the same class as original but it is different.
They are in the same family but to me pretty different. I will qualify that by saying I smoke cigars. The nose might not pick up smells like some.
Those are steady choices.
I just put in a Black Friday order, which includes enough talc powder to last me 3 more lives. (The other item is Special Reserve A.S.)
The 'original' Clubman is fantastic. I also really enjoy using the Special Reserve. When I want that "barbershop" feeling I like to use some Stephan Bay Rum and some Clubman Talc. I prefer the bath talc to the regular talc. Great complementary scents.
Ever try the Pinaud Clubman foam? Probably the best canned 'lather' around. Clubman scent. Very protective, although drying if you use it too frequently. But as foams go it is excellent.
I have the Stephan Bay Rum. Sure is a barbershop one all right....and vintage(1897)
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