02-29-2012, 04:45 PM
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Took stock the other day. I have five flavors of Pinaud's on one shelf! How that happened, I'm not sure. =]

Anyway, my choices these days are Clubman Original, Clubman Vanilla, V.I. Bay Rum, Citrus Musk, and Clubman Special Reserve. I find these are a good value (in the States, anyway) and deliver pleasing scents.

Have I gone overboard? Maybe, but the price allows me to indulge myself. Hey, it's a hobby, no? :roll:

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 02-29-2012, 05:08 PM
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  • freddy
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I love the Special Reserve. A great scent (for me, anyway) at a fantastic price. bn

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 02-29-2012, 05:14 PM
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freddy Wrote:I love the Special Reserve. A great scent (for me, anyway) at a fantastic price. bn

I tell you, the bang-for-the-buck is so satisfying!

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 02-29-2012, 06:19 PM
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The only one I've had a chance to try is the Clubman Original. I have to say, I like it way out of proportion to its price. I can't imagine it ever falling out of my rotation.

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 02-29-2012, 06:26 PM
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It's only madness when your collection includes the Lilac Vegetal. I only have a small sample, but it's madness.

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 02-29-2012, 09:10 PM
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I recently got some samples of the Original, Vanilla, and Bay Rum and I must say, I really enjoy the scents of all three and will very likely invest in some once I run out of samples.

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 03-01-2012, 04:32 AM
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(02-29-2012, 06:19 PM)Java Wrote: The only one I've had a chance to try is the Clubman Original. I have to say, I like it way out of proportion to its price. I can't imagine it ever falling out of my rotation.

It brings back pleasant memories to me. Mostly of the cutie who cuts my hair at her shop in town. Heart


(02-29-2012, 06:26 PM)middlesmith Wrote: It's only madness when your collection includes the Lilac Vegetal. I only have a small sample, but it's madness.

Just the other day I once again passed up the chance to buy the Lilac Veg which is available at the brick-and-mortar stores around here.

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 03-01-2012, 06:23 AM
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(03-01-2012, 04:32 AM)Michael G Wrote: It brings back pleasant memories to me. Mostly of the cutie who cuts my hair at her shop in town. Heart

That's what we call a win/win.

For me I regularly use regular Clubman and Clubman Virigin Island Bay Rum as part of a rotation, particularly in the winter.

I'm lucky, SWMBO likes old Barbershop scents so the Clubman scents along with Aqual Velva and Skin Bracer in the summer all set me up for the day.


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 03-01-2012, 07:39 AM
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(03-01-2012, 06:23 AM)redrako Wrote: That's what we call a win/win.

For me I regularly use regular Clubman and Clubman Virigin Island Bay Rum as part of a rotation, particularly in the winter.

I'm lucky, SWMBO likes old Barbershop scents so the Clubman scents along with Aqual Velva and Skin Bracer in the summer all set me up for the day.

It's gratifying for me to find a well-made mass-produced product of any kind from the USA these days.

The haircutter is the little sister of an old friend. I remember her as a gawky kid and she has turned out to be a successful businesswoman and isn't even 26 years old!

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 03-01-2012, 07:51 AM
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I have the original and the citrus musk and love them both. I just wish the citrus musk had some staying power. I want the lilac vegetal and special reserve as well, it's just that shipping is high for alcohol based stuff nowadays.

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 03-01-2012, 07:51 AM
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I have the original and the citrus musk and love them both. I just wish the citrus musk had some staying power. I want the lilac vegetal and special reserve as well, it's just that shipping is high for alcohol based stuff nowadays.

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 03-01-2012, 05:21 PM
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I have tried the Clubman, Bay Rum and Special Reserve and like them all. The only ones that seem available at Walgreens are the Clubman and sometimes Bay Rum. Special Reserve I had to order online.

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 03-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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I have the Clubman Original which is one of my favorites. The aftershave triggers fond memories of my hometown barber during my early to late teens. He kept the original aftershave and talc on hand. I remember it was one of the first times that I liked the scent of an aftershave enough to ask what it was and to purchase some.

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 03-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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Just discovered the original. Love the smell and so does my SWMBO.

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 03-21-2012, 06:01 PM
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Their bay rum is spectacular and more the merrier Smile Enjoy them!

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 03-21-2012, 06:27 PM
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(02-29-2012, 05:08 PM)freddy Wrote: I love the Special Reserve. A great scent (for me, anyway) at a fantastic price. bn

I really like Special Reserve too. And it's got great staying power.

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 06-28-2012, 09:15 AM
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I have also made the Pinaud "plunge" and purchased 5-6 of their variations. My wife hates each one! She tells me I smell "like an old coot". I am 47, so I think I'm a ways off from "coot" status.

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 06-28-2012, 09:37 AM
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I have all of those mentioned. The Special Reserve is the one I can't handle. I don't understand what it is supposed to smell like. I think it is supposed to smell like Pashana, but Pashana has pleasing scents in addition to the Special Reserve type smell.

The "love it or hate it-no middle ground" Lilac Vegetal suffers from being in a plastic bottle. Relocate it to a glass decanter and it will smell like it was intended.

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 06-28-2012, 09:43 AM
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I have the Clubman Original. It does the job well I admit I'm more of a balm guy over a true aftershave. All that being said I do want to pick up a Citrus Musk for the den as well.

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 06-28-2012, 10:45 AM
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I have Clubman, Clubman Musk, Virgin Island Bay Rum and Lime
Sec. I have been using gthe Lime Sec a lot lately, as it seems perfect suited for the hot weather.

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