03-25-2019, 03:34 AM
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  • Rufus
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(03-23-2019, 03:48 AM)Sully Wrote: Clubman Lilac Vegetal, to me it smells like cat urine, minus the ammonia.  It's just gross.

Right out of the bottle it smells to me like a mixture of Jay’s Fluid and a deodorant puck in a urinal. But, I find that it changes remarkably once I get it on my face. Still, doesn’t make up for the gross smell out of the bottle.

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 03-25-2019, 03:57 AM
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[quote='primotenore' pid='912597' dateline='1553511952']
According to my wife, 90% of what I own would be a candidate for this category.
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Greetings Primo ! Do you know that you wife have a sister living in New York? ?

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 03-25-2019, 04:48 AM
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(03-25-2019, 03:57 AM)Bony Wrote:
(03-25-2019, 03:05 AM)primotenore Wrote: According to my wife, 90% of what I own would be a candidate for this category.
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Greetings Primo ! Do you know that you wife have a sister living in New York? ?
Identical twin, with the exact same nose.  Biggrin

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 03-25-2019, 10:21 AM
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Well mostly I do not speak bad about those things but I must warn you. The Barrister and Mann soap is awful bad. I do not understand and thought they were made with good fragrance. No they are not.

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 03-29-2019, 10:26 AM
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I quite like Lilac vegetal, it's got a family resemblance to TOBS No.74 Original... Much like a pink shirt IMO, only a real man can pull it off Wink

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 03-29-2019, 10:37 AM
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(03-29-2019, 10:26 AM)Rohleder Wrote: I quite like Lilac vegetal, it's got a family resemblance to TOBS No.74 Original... Much like a pink shirt IMO, only a real man can pull it off Wink

Whaaaaat! TOBS No. 74 Original is one of my preferred aftershaves and I’ve never noticed a resemblance to Veg. But, the nose knows best.

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 03-29-2019, 10:42 AM
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Gentlemen please remember that ambergris, a component of most fabricated scents is whale vomit. Also the enjoyment or disgust of scent may be coded in the DNA. The discussion of scent happens after that reflex response. We can’t help but like be neutral or hate a scent.

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 03-29-2019, 10:55 AM
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(03-25-2019, 10:21 AM)artisticfrance Wrote: Well mostly I do not speak bad about those things but I must warn you. The Barrister and Mann soap is awful bad. I do not understand and thought they were made with good fragrance. No they are not

I am curious to find out why "Barrister and Mann soap is awful bad".  Can you be more specific and share some details, please.

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 03-29-2019, 11:22 AM
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(03-29-2019, 10:37 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(03-29-2019, 10:26 AM)Rohleder Wrote: I quite like Lilac vegetal, it's got a family resemblance to TOBS No.74 Original... Much like a pink shirt IMO, only a real man can pull it off Wink

Whaaaaat!  TOBS No. 74 Original is one of my preferred aftershaves and I’ve never noticed a resemblance to Veg.  But, the nose knows best.

Haha, well okay... Complementary rather than similar perhaps. The TOBS is in another league for scent quality there's no denying that.

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 04-05-2019, 03:22 AM
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I once had a sample of Barrister and Mann Leviathan, the early, white label version. Blue label version might smell different.
My thoughts on the early white label Leviathan, posted elsewhere:

„Barrister & Mann Leviathan

A wet shave pal from Vienna recently sent me a bunch of samples (thx, Stefan!), including Leviathan.
I was curious about this soap, so I gave it a try these days.

Sniffing at the dry soap made me think of a neglected old building, of church candles and lack of hygiene.

This soap lathered easily and fast, wet shave gurus might speak of “exploding lather”.
Performance during the shave (glide, protection, whatever) was top notch and I could understand why this producer has fans.
The scent changed during lathering.
Like someone’s underpants, having worn them several days and not taken a shower?
Not exactly.
You had ever bought a cheap and low quality badger brush, harvested from an animal deceased several days ago and decomposing?
The first time you put that badger brush into hot water.
That is the smell.
Google Leviathan, an invincible creature from the sea. That should smell betterSmile

Immediate post shave skin feeling was very pleasant, but changed within a few minutes to a burning rash.
Well, I don’t want to blame a soap for not agreeing with my skin when it obviously doesn’t hurt many other shavers.
It is a problem of my skin.

But the scent?
No way. It is beyond me why anybody could want to smell like that, seriously.“


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 04-05-2019, 04:49 AM
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The answer to your question is: DNA !!!
Everybody have different one !

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 04-05-2019, 06:05 AM
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(04-05-2019, 03:22 AM)apogee. Wrote: But the scent?
No way. It is beyond me why anybody could want to smell like that, seriously.“

I want to smell like that just because I freaking love that stuff! I have the whole set (Soap, A/S and EdT) and to add the icing on the cake, my girlfriend also love it quite a lot. Certainly in her top 5 of all the software I have! Shok

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