01-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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Mike's or B&M Seville?

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 01-18-2017, 11:54 AM
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  • pbrmhl
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I have them both. My vote is Seville.

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 01-18-2017, 12:25 PM
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(01-18-2017, 11:54 AM)pbrmhl Wrote: I have them both. My vote is Seville.

Can you compare the two scents?  Thank you in advance

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 01-18-2017, 01:01 PM
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I like Seville a lot better.  

Mike's is, in my opinion, overly sweet.  It seems to have quite a bit of patchouli in it.  At first it smells good but as time goes on it's cloying (too much of a good thing, IMO). 

Seville is an herbal lavender with rosemary, bergamot and some other citrus.  Very nice.  Not sweet.  Doesn't wear out its welcome.  Far superior to Mike's in every way (this is the opinion of me and my sniffer; others may reasonably disagree).

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 01-18-2017, 01:02 PM
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Another one to consider is Dr. Jon's Classic.  It smells kind of like Seville but is a bit darker, with a hint of vetiver in the background.  It's the anti-Mike's: Mike's smells great when you first smell it and then becomes less appealing over time; Dr. Jon's smells so-so when you first smell it and then becomes more appealing over time.

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 01-18-2017, 01:04 PM
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My vote is Mike's because of the patchouli and the scent overall is amazing.  The Seville has a pronounced citrus component which is nice, but does not say 'barbershop' to my nose.

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 01-18-2017, 01:17 PM
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Is Lemon the foremost citrus of Seville?

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 01-18-2017, 01:47 PM
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  • Nero
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IMHO, neither of them smell like what I'd expect "barbershop" to smell like.
Seville is the better scent however.

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 01-18-2017, 02:24 PM
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Mike's.

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 01-18-2017, 03:00 PM
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Without question Mike's is my favorite. This is likely because it was the first "Barbershop" scent I ever tried and therefore became my measuring stick.  Also, I don't pick up the patchouli in the scent, I do get a lot of bergamot however.
In truth though, from a performance perspective, you can't go wrong with either one.

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 01-18-2017, 04:17 PM
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  • iamsms
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Get both!!
I prefer the scent of Seville.

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 01-18-2017, 05:04 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Mike's.  Always Mike's.

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 01-18-2017, 05:42 PM
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Mike's.

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 01-18-2017, 07:00 PM
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Mike's, and if you can find a tin - CRSW american barbershop.

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 01-18-2017, 07:13 PM
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(01-18-2017, 07:00 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Mike's, and if you can find a tin - CRSW american barbershop.

Agreed.

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