"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner." - Arthur Ashe
DR Harris Arlington or QCS 'Green Irish Tweed Type'
Jason - 3017er
I got a bottle of Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve with my first wetshaving setup (my first non-store available aftershave/cologne).
And if we're talking about the same stuff...I have no idea how she considers this stuff too sweet. :P
I agree that Tabac cologne smells awful-----I love Tabac aftershave though! It comes in such a big bottle, you could use it as cologne and STILL have plenty to splash on your face! I think the two smell worlds apart.
Skin Bracer (green) is as old-school manly as it gets, as well as Old Spice and regular Clubman. Musgo Real is awesome too. It sounds like there is something she doesn't like about a lot of AS's, so if it's that important to her, tell HER to shop for it and see what YOU think of it! This will keep her busy a long time, and in the mean time, keep on wearing the Clubman or whatever you want! :D
Last edited by AverageJoe; 04-25-2012 at 01:09 PM.
Ok, what about going the floral or citrus route? Plenty out there with those scents. Mystic Water Lavender Lime is one I highly suggest
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"Your mind is like a parachute... used best when open"
As another side note, she does like CK1 on me (not my fave), and also Curve Crush, Cool Water, etc...
The French made Gillette shave creme in Classica scent has that old fashioned barbershop smell. I really like it.
Regular Clubman and Special Reserve are totally different beasts. One is sweetish and floral, the other leathery and *very* manly indeed. good stuff, but not everyone's cup of tea.
Truefiit & Hill 1805, Trafalgar or Sandalwood.
All MANLY scents.
I've gotten compliments from women on both Proraso and Floid blue after shaves.
A little more up market is Chanel Pour Monsieur after shave balm, which stops 'em in their tracks, in a good way.
one word: Mandom
You can try the following,and all available at Wal Mart,low price,and smell "manly" but not too retro
Stetson Moisture AS Splash
Gillette Cool Wave Splash
Adidas Dynamic Pulse
Maybe the Nivea Energy Splash as well
Sandalwood, Bay Rum, Clubman Special Reserve, Knize Ten, those are all pretty manly scents to me
"Better to shave again before a date than too close the next morning" BOTOC
Tell her to take those shoes off & get back in the kitchen, that ought to be manly enough for her!
Otherwise I might suggest cutting the clubman with some witch hazel. Personally I put that right up there with filters on Luckies*, but some people do it anyways. As with pretty much every other post on here, YMMV. *LOL*
* Complete & utter blasphemy
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued - Bob Hope
Also second T&H Trafalgar and Sandalwood.