What is the difference between these two Clubman Special Reserve?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by S Barnhardt, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    I have ordered, and received my first Clubman Special Reserve, a picture of which is below this.

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    What I don't understand, however, is what the difference is between these two items beyond the bottle/label and price. They both say Clubman Special Reserve. Both are side by side on the website when you search for Clubman Special Reserve. A picture of the other, the one I didn't buy, is below for comparison and discussion.

    clubman special reserve 2.jpg

    Thanks!
     
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  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I have never seen the bottom one. Interesting. I hope someone can say if it is a different scent.
     
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  3. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Got the one in your hand. The bottom one might be a difference in lighting, maybe, perhaps, could be?
     
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  4. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Green or brown? Lol
    I guess it was reserved on different days.
     
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  5. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    While I'd never say never, I feel that's not the case. I say that for a couple of reasons. 1) The label is different. Similar, yes, but different. 2) The liquid, I'm thinking is a different color/shade. The one in my hand, which you say you have, is darker. I just looked at mine and the bottle is clear. The difference in color is the actual product/liquid. 3) The price difference. The one we both have is "almost" twice as much as the one that looks lighter and has the red/gold label as opposed to the brownish/gold label on the one we both have. There "has to be" a difference, I'd think. I'll just be darned if I can figure out what, though. And I want to know!
     
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  6. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    No idea. Only one way to find out, but where I am at it's next impossible to find out.
     
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  7. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    What's that one way? Call/Email Pinaud? I just compared the ingredients listed on their website and they are the same.
     
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  8. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think they are exactly the same, but bottled at different times. The labels are very different in many respects and it would be my guess that the darker bottling, has a darker container, making the product look darker than it is. Just saying!
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    There was speculation about a reformulation. The old stock had a greenish color, while the new is more reddish brown. I see the lower photo has no bar code so I'm guessing it's a vintage bottle.
     
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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    This is the frustration I had to deal with on my Rise Super Foam cans. The new owners presumably said "Let's change it up a little bit....the past is gone". It gave the same great results,but it wasn't the same thing that men loved from 1949-whatever year it ended.
     
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Same exact juice.
     
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  12. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Buy the different bottle.
     
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Yup. Only way to know for sure.
     
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  14. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    Any updates? I have the darker bottle, and that’s the extent of my SR experience.

    I’m trying really hard to fall in love with it, but it’s a slow going process.
     
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  15. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    I believe that they are exactly the same, only the packaging has changed!
     
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  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    It's a classic.
     
  17. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    No, I'm just going along with it. It's my only Clubman experience.
     
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  18. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    I know, that’s why I’m courting it so hard. Original Clubman is good to go, and so is the Booze series. Vanilla is pretty easy to like also (still getting adjusted to it a little), but Special Reserve is taking some effort. I’m wearing some today in fact. Today is house cleaning and lawnmowing, and a general fall preparations day. I know I won’t smell good unless I wear something strong, so SR seemed like a good choice.
     
  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That is why it's known as the Indiana Jones of after shaves.
     
  20. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    If Jack Palance played Indy there wouldn't have been enough Nazis left to start WWII.
     

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