12-07-2022, 01:31 PM
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No need to talk performance, lets talk scents. I've got Marlborough and am looking to expand, so any input on preferences is welcome, and do you match the aftershave? Thanks for the opinions.

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 12-07-2022, 06:42 PM
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I like the Marlborough soap very much, and have a sample of the aftershave splash that I use from time to time. Gayle doesn’t mind the soap, but is put off by the splash. That said, Marlborough seems to pair nicely with Pitralon Pure and also Proraso Red which are generally tolerated pretty well as long as I don’t splash too much.

Arlington is most enjoyable, too. Matt (Nero) once said it smelled like Pez. I enjoy the soap, cream and splash. Arlington tends to fade pretty quickly, where the Marlborough lingers a bit longer and wafts gently from time to time during the day.

DRH Eucalyptus cream is refreshingly mild. Most definitely a spring/summer scent imo. The Windsor puck was a complete bust for me. I never even opened the cardboard box. It was not my cup of tea. It smelled like old lady. Strongly scented old lady. Some guys love it, so go figure. Another DRH scent I’d like to try is the Almond scented puck. I hear it’s discreet.

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 12-07-2022, 07:19 PM
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Arlington is fresh and easy. Windsor (aftershave) is my favorite, but it’s a strong scent that lingers. Top notes are Black Pepper and Citruses; middle note is Woody Notes; base notes are Vetiver and Leather.

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 12-07-2022, 08:06 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm going to give Arlington a try. I like Almond generally but already have a few Almond scented soaps. Strongly scented old ladys aren't really my thing either, I bailed on my last Windsor puck years ago and haven't been back to DRH since. The Marlbourgh is giving some real nice shaves, I think I'll add the aftershave as well.

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 12-08-2022, 11:49 AM
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DRH Favorite Soaps - though as mentioned, all perform very, very well. 

1a. Almond
1b. Arlington/Marlborough (tie - depends on mood - Arlington to me is DRH's strongest scent)
1c. Lavender
1d. Windsor

Have not tried the Sandalwood.

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 12-08-2022, 01:52 PM
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(12-08-2022, 11:49 AM)norton Wrote: DRH Favorite Soaps - though as mentioned, all perform very, very well. 

1a. Almond
1b. Arlington/Marlbourough (tie - depends on mood - Arlington to me is DRH's strongest scent)
1c. Lavender
1d. Windsor

Have not tried the Sandalwood.

Thanks for your input. It's interesting to see how different guys rank them.

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 12-14-2022, 05:07 PM
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I like Marlborough, Arlington and Windsor. I only have the A/S & EDT for Windsor and like it. It lasts all day, plus my wife likes it.

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 12-14-2022, 05:33 PM
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(12-14-2022, 05:07 PM)TonyN Wrote: I like Marlborough, Arlington and Windsor. I only have the A/S & EDT for Windsor and like it. It lasts all day, plus my wife likes it.

Thanks Tony, I just added some Arlington but put it away for Christmas. I'll most certainly need a shave Christmas morning.

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 01-03-2023, 08:05 PM
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Arlington is my favorite. It is an English, citric, Edwardian style fougere eau de cologne.

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 01-04-2023, 12:21 PM
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(01-03-2023, 08:05 PM)bokaba Wrote: Arlington is my favorite. It is an English, citric, Edwardian style fougere eau de cologne.

I agree, it's nice stuff. I even picked up the AS and bath soap on a rope. I seem to be undergoing an English reawakening. This time I'm blaming Ricardo for reminding me of the Marlborough. Almond's in the crosshairs next.

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 01-04-2023, 01:44 PM
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Arlington soap and AS has been my go to for years. Clean and discrete

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 01-04-2023, 01:51 PM
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(01-04-2023, 01:44 PM)Lando Wrote: Arlington soap and AS has been my go to for years. Clean and discrete
Thank you Sir!

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 01-05-2023, 05:02 AM
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(12-07-2022, 01:31 PM)Uncas Wrote: No need to talk performance, lets talk scents. I've got Marlborough and am looking to expand, so any input on preferences is welcome, and do you match the aftershave? Thanks for the opinions.

Arlington for spring and summer.

Windsor year round but especially fall and winter.

Sandalwood for fall and winter.

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 01-05-2023, 07:06 AM
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(01-05-2023, 05:02 AM)Mazama Wrote:
(12-07-2022, 01:31 PM)Uncas Wrote: No need to talk performance, lets talk scents. I've got Marlborough and am looking to expand, so any input on preferences is welcome, and do you match the aftershave? Thanks for the opinions.

Arlington for spring and summer.

Windsor year round but especially fall and winter.

Sandalwood for fall and winter.
I'm very interested in your opinion of the Sandalwood. I had some AOS/Valobra years ago that was way too intense for me and passed it along. I'm finding much to like about the way DR Harris handles their other scents and perhaps a lighter hand or blended with some other scents might make Sandalwood a real jewel.

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 01-07-2023, 03:52 PM
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I also have their lavender soap. Tallow I believe. Great lather and very minimal lavender scent.

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 01-07-2023, 06:04 PM
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(01-07-2023, 03:52 PM)bokaba Wrote: I also have their lavender soap. Tallow I believe. Great lather and very minimal lavender scent.

Thank you.

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 01-09-2023, 04:46 PM
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(01-05-2023, 07:06 AM)Uncas Wrote:
(01-05-2023, 05:02 AM)Mazama Wrote:
(12-07-2022, 01:31 PM)Uncas Wrote: No need to talk performance, lets talk scents. I've got Marlborough and am looking to expand, so any input on preferences is welcome, and do you match the aftershave? Thanks for the opinions.

Arlington for spring and summer.

Windsor year round but especially fall and winter.

Sandalwood for fall and winter.
I'm very interested in your opinion of the Sandalwood. I had some AOS/Valobra years ago that was way too intense for me and passed it along. I'm finding much to like about the way DR Harris handles their other scents and perhaps a lighter hand or blended with some other scents might make Sandalwood a real jewel.

The DR Harris sandalwood product I use is the aftershave and while the scent is definitely there I don't consider it to strong for daily use.  I'm generally not a fan of sandalwood but the DR Harris product has a rich and unique-to-me scent plus added efficacious ingredients.  I will definitely repurchase.

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