Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by DentonMajik, Apr 12, 2014.
All it takes is that first one...
After trying other bay rums and settling on Captains Choice, I cannot stand the smell of Virgin Island Bay Rum anymore. However, plain Clubman I enjoy quite a bit for an old school scent that doesn't slap you or people you speak with in the face. I still have to try the Veg at some point, if its good enough for Hungarian Cossacks....
Clubman Special Reserve is the scent that slaps everyone in the face. I'm wearing it right now. It's great. Except it slapped me in the face.
Of all the Clubman scents, the only one I thought was okay was the vanilla but it faded too early. My wife pretty much hated all the Clubman scents. I was pretty disappointed in most of them as well. I found the Bay Rum too clovey and the Vegetal just bad. I have always found the original just cheap smelling. Worse than Brut.
Am I the only one who actually like this stuff?
Of the Clubman products I've tried Original, Lilac Vegital and Virgin Island BayRum are my favorites and get regular use. The Special Reserve not so much, although it does last, it's just to strong or something and the scent disagrees with me..
I'd have to agree with the Mrs about Aqua Velva Musk
Whenever I walk by the barber shop on the corner, I smell a wave of Clubman talc! I think it's one of my favourite parts of getting my hair cut, when he finishes my neck with it. I love the scent!
The only Clubman product I have tried is the after shave. I have used Witch Hazel as an after shave followed by an after shave balm for over 5 years and have been satisfied. After reading such great reviews about Clubman I decided to give it a try......been using it after every shave since! Love the stuff!
If you grew up going to barbershops that used Clubman Talc then you would respect the scent. I really enjoy everything in their lineup except the Veg. Haven't tried the Citrus Musk yet.
I do respect the scent, I love it.
SWMBO comes up to me a couple of nights ago and says "smell my neck". Damn if she didn't dab a little Special Reserve on. She likes it.
Everbody digs the Clubman !! I started wearing it and not telling anyone what I'm wearing and I get more compliments....But if you tell people, half the time they will say its "old man-ish". My wife had never heard of it and she loves it...She thinks its a modern scent...
Its funny...It's kind of soft and powdery...But then 5 hours later it's still soft and powdery... I've started splashing Clubman AS after whatever AS I might want to use....It blends with everything and after the other AS has disappered the Clubman is still there to keep you smelling great for the rest of the day...
Maybe you should decant it to spray bottle instead of slapping it on.....};^)
I like the original. I also used the bay rum the other day. Burned like hell. I loved it.
I recently started using Clubman Talc. Love the scent. Its reminiscent of childhood trips to the Barber Shop with my Dad. After shaving I dust my neck, and other spots. I need a neck duster.
I've got the classic clubman, lime sec, and vegetal ... Actually I love them all ... Lime sec is the newest and really neat after mint shave
Yes on the aftershave and talc. Actually, the A.S. I have is the 16 oz. Country-Club, buy I'll return to the 6 oz Original when the Country Club is done.
Of the Pinaud colognes / after shaves I have the following and listed them in order of favorite to least
Fleur de France
fleur de France is fantastic. can't see why they would ever discontinue it.
I have the original in my rotation too (on my third bottle) but some say it's just for older men. I say bring it on!
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