Pashana

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Post by sgtrecon212 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:29 pm

Pretty nice scent, barber-shoppy and manly. Not sexy per se but very nice! I'll put it in my rotation.
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Post by numcks » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Love the stuff. Here are my thoughts from my review on Basenotes. . .

Since I'm wearing this today and it's a not infrequent choice, I'll add a counterpoint. I can see where some would be put off by this. It's a definite throwback to British barbershops of times past. It is at the polar opposite end of the spectrum from a "crisp, fresh" scent characteristic of many of the more recent releases scents and popular aquatics. This is a deep, dark, dense somewhat dirty scent anchored by notes of patchouli and sandalwood and cedarwood with subtle herbal overtones (e.g. rosemary). It lasts FOREVER and is quite strong - even in aftershave formulation - and it is a scent that can be stifling if overdone. It is, however, a rich, classy scent that those who appreciate the great barbershop scents of yesteryear (like me) will enjoy.
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Post by m3m0ryleak » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:28 am

I ran with it for awhile and liked it but over time grew weary of it and replaced with more sublime scents. Still some left in the bottle, perhaps a revisit is in order come colder weather.
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Post by Squire » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:00 pm

It's definitely Old School, I rather like it.
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Post by gruffydd3 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:14 am

It's a great cold weather scent. Does anyone else think it smells a lot like Creed Vintage Taberome?

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Post by EL Alamein » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:48 am

Got a sample of this recently and really enjoyed it. Got a bottle and I'm very pleased. Great scent.

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Post by bernards66 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Chris, What's your take on the scent? Is it at all comparable or similiar to anything else that you're familiar with?
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Post by EL Alamein » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:32 pm

bernards66 wrote:Chris, What's your take on the scent? Is it at all comparable or similiar to anything else that you're familiar with?
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Gordon, it's like nothing else I've smelled fragrance wise but it does very much remind me of a more masculine baby powder. I don't envision you liking this as it's strong stuff, not subtle at all. It seems like it's a polarizing scent and from some of the comments I've read I can see I'm not too far off on that observation.

I've avoided this stuff for years because of those comments I've read and I got this sample on a whim because I was looking for something powdery yet masculine. It fits the bill nicely for me and even though it's very strong stuff it seems to fade to something very close to the skin on me very quickly, which I like.

I think it best for anyone to get a sample first and I think I got mine from Paul at Connaught. Hope that helps.

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Post by Squire » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:53 pm

One positive is you don't have to worry about the kids swiping it.
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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:22 pm

Chris, Thanks. I agree, it sounds iffy for me. Still, if I get a chance to check it out sometime I'll give it a sniff.
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Post by gruffydd3 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:53 am

It's funny how scent is perceived differently. I get no powder at all, just a tobacco scent.

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Post by a-cut-above » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:59 am

It's strong. I found putting it into my wet hand dilutes it a bit before applying it to my face and tones it down nicely.
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Re: Pashana

Post by flip-68 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:29 am

it certainly is different. because it's like nothing else out there i find it fascinating and enjoy the smell all day. can understand why if turns some people off tho

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Post by brothers » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:57 pm

gruffydd3 wrote:It's funny how scent is perceived differently. I get no powder at all, just a tobacco scent.

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:shock: did I hear someone mention my favorite soap scent?!!! What was the name of this stuff again? Ok, now my birthday gift list just had a new entry!
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Re: Pashana

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:18 pm

From what I have gleaned this is no longer available in the United States until the trademark dispute is resolved. Hopefully this happens very soon.

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Post by JRTASTER » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:56 pm

EL Alamein wrote:From what I have gleaned this is no longer available in the United States until the trademark dispute is resolved. Hopefully this happens very soon.

Chris
Yes, too bad it's not available in the U. S.; Connaught Shaving carries it the cologne in a 100 ml size and it
doesn't seem all that expensive. Not sure it would be my choice but it does seem interesting!
The "trademark" issue is unfamiliar to me, because, of course, I have never followed this product before
seeing this thread revived.
Thanks for enlightening us!
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Re: Pashana

Post by bernards66 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:05 pm

I also was unaware that there was a trademark dispute. But, in any case, is it not true that British shops can no longer ship products with alcohol in them here? ( Well, supposedly they 'can' but the one legitimate means is prohibitively expensive ).
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Post by brothers » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:05 am

Someone willing to pay shipping can buy it here, where it's in stock. https://www.fruugo.us/
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Re: Pashana

Post by EL Alamein » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:23 pm

bernards66 wrote:I also was unaware that there was a trademark dispute. But, in any case, is it not true that British shops can no longer ship products with alcohol in them here? ( Well, supposedly they 'can' but the one legitimate means is prohibitively expensive ).
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You hit the nail on the head. It's like paying $50.00 or more for Skin Bracer to get this stuff shipped here. Ridiculous.

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Re: Pashana

Post by brothers » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:19 pm

All the more reason for them to get their little trademark issue fixed, so the good vendors here can resupply and sell us all we might need at a reasonable cost.
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