10-16-2016, 09:14 AM
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  • beamon
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Claus' thread about B&M Seville Soap reminded me that I do not have a barbershop scented soap in my meager inventory. Though I do not want a large inventory of soaps, I do want to have a 'barbershop' on hand for those days when a remembrance of my youth is called for. In AS, I have Pinaud Clubman which reminds my scent memory of the shop I patronized as a boy.

From Claus' thread, B&M Seville in the Glissant base sounds like a good choice, but what do you gents like and why? I know there's a huge number available and it's extremely subjective, but I'm 'all ears'!

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 10-16-2016, 09:17 AM
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Strop Shoppe Barbershop
Barrister and Mann Seville
Stirling Barbershop

Wish I had more. These are the only barbershops I've tried that did not irritate my skin with fragrance.

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 10-16-2016, 10:02 AM
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Stirling barbershop (particularly the balm)
CRSW American barbershop
Mike's barbershop
Catie's bubbles Spanish holiday (not advertised as barbershop, but has a very clean, talc fresh scent similar to the above)

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 10-16-2016, 10:11 AM
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Mystic Water
Mike's
Strop Shoppe

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 10-16-2016, 10:21 AM
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Mike's Barbershop

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 10-16-2016, 10:24 AM
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In addition to the other fine recommendations above, I'd add

Boellis 1924 (it's NOT Marzipan like Cella)
Klar Seifen Classic
Le Pere Lucien LE tallow
Floris #89 cream.

While not traditional "barbershop" like Pinaud Clubman, they are each outstanding soaps with traditional gentleman's scents in the barbershop style. Boellis & Floris are actually European Barbershop scents.

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 10-16-2016, 10:25 AM
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Fine American Blend

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 10-16-2016, 11:51 AM
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Mystic Water
Mike's

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 10-16-2016, 11:51 AM
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CRSW American Barbershop but don't sleep on Barbier Sapone.

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 10-16-2016, 12:05 PM
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RazoRock Fine American Blend
Klar Seifen Classic
B&M Seville
Mondial Nobili Lime & Lavender
CRSW Savon No. 1
CRSW American Barbershop
Alvarez Gomez cream

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 10-16-2016, 12:17 PM
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I'm quite fond of WSP's barbershop.

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 10-16-2016, 12:17 PM
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Mike's

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 10-16-2016, 01:15 PM
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Never had Pinaud Clubman before (just ordered recently, it's on its way), but the moment I smelled PAA ClubGuy, I was reminded of my dad. He must have used Pinaud when I was young.

That's my favorite barbershop right now. I also liked his CAD but the ClubGuy is just special.

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 10-16-2016, 01:22 PM
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(10-16-2016, 01:15 PM)1Geralt Wrote: Never had Pinaud Clubman before (just ordered recently, it's on its way), but the moment I smelled PAA ClubGuy, I was reminded of my dad. He must have used Pinaud when I was young.

That's my favorite barbershop right now. I also liked his CAD but the ClubGuy is just special.

A friend of mine is a hard core Pinaud lover. He has everything from the aftershaves to the talc powder and hair tonics. He smelled Club Guy and was loving it.

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 10-16-2016, 01:41 PM
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CRSW American Barbershop.

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 10-16-2016, 01:42 PM
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(10-16-2016, 01:22 PM)jhawlz Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 01:15 PM)1Geralt Wrote: Never had Pinaud Clubman before (just ordered recently, it's on its way), but the moment I smelled PAA ClubGuy, I was reminded of my dad. He must have used Pinaud when I was young.

That's my favorite barbershop right now. I also liked his CAD but the ClubGuy is just special.

A friend of mine is a hard core Pinaud lover. He has everything from the aftershaves to the talc powder and hair tonics. He smelled Club Guy and was loving it.

I want one, problem is PAA stuff is usually more expensive. I'll try updating my WTB again, if no show, I'll go and get one directly from them.

It is really good. Bright, powdery and yet still classic and manly. My only contender for my favorite scent, AdP.

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 10-16-2016, 04:27 PM
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There is no accepted definition of a "barbershop scent", so one never truly knows what to expect when trying any given brand for the first time.  The term seems to be used primarily by artisan soap makers.  I've used several and particularly like Mike's and CRSW.

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 10-17-2016, 12:44 AM
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strop shoppe barbershop is good. as well as stirlings barbershop which i remember going through a sample puck of quite some time ago.

but.... although its not a traditional barbershop scent i really like mickey lee soapworks the kraken. pretty far from traditional barbershop scent actually. id have to say its my favorite in this category.

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 10-17-2016, 03:44 AM
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Definitely B&M Seville. Jeeve's of Hudson Street has a unique Barbershop, as well.

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 10-17-2016, 06:39 AM
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  • ddk13
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I'm going with Soap Commander "Honor".  I got a sample of it and I think I've opened the package and smelled it a good40 or 50 times here in the last week.

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