07-08-2018, 01:56 PM
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I associate a barbershop scent with a  powdery note not found in a fougere.

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 07-08-2018, 03:23 PM
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  • Johnny
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If I truly want to feel like I just stepped out of the barber shop, I either shave with MWF or my old hot lather machine like my barber used years ago, and top it off with Floid Blue.

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 07-08-2018, 03:26 PM
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(07-08-2018, 03:23 PM)Johnny Wrote: If I truly want to feel like I just stepped out of the barber shop, I either shave with MWF or my old hot lather machine like my barber used years ago, and top it off with Floid Blue.

Yes, Johnny, I agree Floid Blue (or Vigaroso or Amber) is a great barbershop aftershave. Reminds me of the B&M Reserve soap, Cool, which is a very good copy of Blue (and a great barbershop soap).

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 07-09-2018, 06:31 AM
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(07-08-2018, 01:56 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I associate a barbershop scent with a  powdery note not found in a fougere.


Agree. 

But Wholly Kaw Fougere Parfaite is the exception.  Very distinct powdery note and overall lovely scent that is very reminiscent of “barbershop” despite lacking the moniker.

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 07-09-2018, 08:58 AM
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  • Steve56
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The king of them all to me is Floris 89. Some like Elite a little better, and JF is great if you want a more citrus scent.

Other great barbershop-style scents to try might be Truefitt and Hill Grafton, 1805, Trafalgar (woody), or Penhaligon's Endymion.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Tabac, a classic everyday barbershop if you're not James Bond.

Cheers, Steve

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 07-09-2018, 09:59 AM
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(07-09-2018, 06:31 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(07-08-2018, 01:56 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I associate a barbershop scent with a  powdery note not found in a fougere.


Agree. 

But Wholly Kaw Fougere Parfaite is the exception.  Very distinct powdery note and overall lovely scent that is very reminiscent of “barbershop” despite lacking the moniker.

Interesting.  Fougere Parfaite is one of my favorite fougeres, but I don't get any powder from it at all.

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 07-09-2018, 01:50 PM
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  • Mouser
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Musgo Real Classic is very barbershopish to me. Goes great with either Floid Amber or Blue.

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 07-09-2018, 04:14 PM
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The only barbershop I have in house is L&L Bandwagon.  Love the base, but find the scent just so-so. Once I kill it, I'll have to remember to check this thread for suggestions.

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 07-09-2018, 04:24 PM
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It’s funny how broad the “barbershop” category is. In the late ‘60s, my barber was the assistant scoutmaster at my Boy Scout troop. My mom would let me get my hair cut (a buzz cut, of course) by John because she trusted him, even though his barbershop doubled as a head shop on “the Hill” in Boulder (i.e., one of the national concentrations of hippies). His barbershop, like most local retail establishments at the time, reeked of patchouli from the incense that was always burning, right next to the high-end bongs against the window.

To me, Pashana is the quintessential “barbershop” aftershave, and Tabula Rasa Patchouli is my barbershop soap.

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 07-10-2018, 05:18 AM
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(07-08-2018, 03:26 PM)pbrmhl Wrote:
(07-08-2018, 03:23 PM)Johnny Wrote: If I truly want to feel like I just stepped out of the barber shop, I either shave with MWF or my old hot lather machine like my barber used years ago, and top it off with Floid Blue.

Yes, Johnny, I agree Floid Blue (or Vigaroso or Amber) is a great barbershop aftershave. Reminds me of the B&M Reserve soap, Cool, which is a very good copy of Blue (and a great barbershop soap).

Totally forgot about B&M Reserve Cool.  I have a sample that I still need to use. 

So many good recommendations in this thread!

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 07-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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  • Niro884
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1. Mikes
2. CRSW Sapone Barbiere
3. Phoenix Club Guy

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 07-10-2018, 08:53 PM
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I am not an expert on barbershop scents, but would recommend the high value What the Puck Blue & especially RR XXX.  I know you, and many others really like CF GTB, but for me, it is only OK.  I smell a strong hair spray type scent in this soap every time I use it.  It reminds me of the smell after my mother would use tons of hair spray in the bathroom as a kid in the 70's. Maybe my olfactory memories are distorted after all these years!  I only have the Rockwell Balm.  They gave it to me when I bought the 6S razors, but I really like the barbershop scent from this product and have been tempted many times to order the shave soap. 
Steve

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 07-11-2018, 04:36 PM
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Mike’s, B&M Seville, Stirling Barbershop, Oleo Windy City, Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber

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 07-16-2018, 09:16 AM
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Seville is the best to me, and its not even close.

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 07-17-2018, 10:43 AM
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When I want that barbershop scent I shave with Williams, MWF, or another "soap" scented soap, or I use Gillette Barber Shop Fresh foam, which has an incredible amber & powder scent. Then I follow it with a cheap bay rum like Stephan's or Gabels, and a quick shake of Pinaud Clubman talc on my neck & breastplate. The bay rum & talc are what I associate with a barber shop scent- not a shaving soap or cream.

That's just the American barber shop. When I want the Canadian barber shop scent I use JM Fraser's cream & follow it with Booster Polar Ice. For the Italian barber shop I use Cella or Proraso green and follow it up with Floid Original or Proraso splash. A Turkish barber shop is Arko & lemon cologne.

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 08-03-2018, 07:41 AM
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My favorite is The Artisan Soap Shoppe's Barbershop.


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 08-03-2018, 02:11 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Defining what is a barbershop scent would be a good start.

Is it a fougere, a lemon, a powder or a menthol scent?

Does it have to do with our barbershop memories?

Barbeshops nowadays, at least in some European cities of the South, prefer soaps and creams like Proraso and Vitos, which are affordable and reliable options. I'd say that Italian made products like these are No.1 choice for too many barbeshops.

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 08-14-2018, 06:43 PM
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Stirling barbershop 
Stroppe shoppe barbershop. No longer made
Mikes natural barbershop 
Viking old norse

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