Pinaud Clubman

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:28 pm

I really like the scent of the talc, so I will get some of this.
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:22 pm

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Got my Pinaud Clubman A/S and Eau De Quinine Hair Tonic today. Like the scent of each, much.
The talc was my dad's (who passed away last August)
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by desertbadger » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:45 am

I can remember as a kid (I'll be 61 next week) and going to the barber shop, the scent in the air was all the different Clubman products. As far as I know, Pinaud is one of the few companies that did not screw around with the original formulas, and they have indeed withstood the test of time. Not only is it good stuff, it's also easy on the wallet!

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:51 am

Desertbadger (David),
I agree on all points. I'm 58 and perhaps some of the younger guys (and girls, too) find Pinaud Clubman a/s scent too old school, but like you, that's one thing I do like about it. Barber shops have changed and many have disappeared, but we can come close to some things at home.

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by JRTASTER » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:23 am

Roger, your dad had good taste in talcs. Perhaps its scent will revive pleasant memories1

Based on the many positive comments posted here, just ordered some Clubman a/s and talc for my grandson...and a second bottle of aftershave as a Fathers Day gift to myself. What impressed me most were the compliments coming from guys here I consider big time proponents of some higher end, "sophisticated" fragrances!

Though he's only 13 and not yet shaving, the little guy loves to "smell good," as he says. He's a bit of a chick magnet, lol, and has a fairly grown-up view
of fragrance. He recently borrowed my bottle of St John' Lime aftershave during my recent visit and his Mom says he sprinkles some on every day. Unlikely, it will ever find its way back to me.

My barber still shaves the back of my neck after the haircut and dusts on some Clubman talc to finish off. Even my wife, who usually has little to say about any scented items I use, commented on how "fresh" smelling it left me.

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by JRTASTER » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:17 am

as P.S. to my post above, I have found one of the best selection of Clubman Products, in various sizes, and at very reasonable prices, at Appleton Barber Supply.
They also carry a bunch of "barber-shoppy" toiletry products and supplies, including a selection of shaving towels I like to use in preference to our regular bath towels (and at my wife's strong request).

My last order, still in transit, shipped UPS for $10. Website a bit Spartan, but if you know what you want and don't need fancy product write-ups, it should do you just fine!

No connection to/with them; have ordered from them 4-5 times with no hitches so far,

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by desertbadger » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:31 am

JRTASTER wrote:as P.S. to my post above, I have found one of the best selection of Clubman Products, in various sizes, and at very reasonable prices, at Appleton Barber Supply.
They also carry a bunch of "barber-shoppy" toiletry products and supplies, including a selection of shaving towels I like to use in preference to our regular bath towels (and at my wife's strong request).

My last order, still in transit, shipped UPS for $10. Website a bit Spartan, but if you know what you want and don't need fancy product write-ups, it should do you just fine!

No connection to/with them; have ordered from them 4-5 times with no hitches so far,

jr/John
John you're right. I've ordered from Appelton's in the past and they do (or did) have some items that have been long discontinued. If I remember right, they ship fast and are reasonable with prices including shipping costs.

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by maskaggs » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:19 am

One of our local Bed Bath & Beyond locations had the Lilac Vegetal A/S last weekend, which I'd never smelled before. Some other shopper had done me a favor and already opened a bottle, so I took a sniff. I recoiled and vowed never to put it on my face :(
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Craig_From_Cincy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Mike,

I've read horror stories about The Veg. Rather doubt I'll be buying any.
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:43 pm

I bought it at a local barber supply, just because it was there and I knew I'd never get another chance. Also picked up the Clubman Vanilla and the Special Reserve. Took 'em home, broke the seal and tried them on the backs of my hands and arms, put the lids back on and tossed all three in the trash. =D>
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by desertbadger » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:04 am

maskaggs wrote:One of our local Bed Bath & Beyond locations had the Lilac Vegetal A/S last weekend, which I'd never smelled before. Some other shopper had done me a favor and already opened a bottle, so I took a sniff. I recoiled and vowed never to put it on my face :(
Yeah, that's for sure. The Vegetal is not to my liking either.

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:40 am

brothers wrote:I bought it at a local barber supply, just because it was there and I knew I'd never get another chance. Also picked up the Clubman Vanilla and the Special Reserve. Took 'em home, broke the seal and tried them on the backs of my hands and arms, put the lids back on and tossed all three in the trash. =D>
Gary,

I am a little confused, as I thought you liked the original. No?

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by brothers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:00 am

Clubman original is a keeper, and I absolutely like it. I bought Lilac Vegetal, Clubman Special Reserve, and Clubman Vanilla, those are the ones that were discarded. I didn't mention the hair tonic either, it seemed halfway OK to me, but the wife was the only one voting on whether or not I could go around smelling like that, and she won the election so the hair tonic's out too. Obviously Clubman doesn't fare too well when they try to "enhance" or "pair" their products. Here's what I'm keeping because I like them very much: Shampoo, Talc, After Shave. These all smell just like they're supposed to smell, nothing fancy or modified , just the real thing and nothing less. :D I hope this eliminates any confusion!
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:35 am

Gary,

=D> Thanks! I do like the chemistry of the hair tonic (had been using Jeris) and really did not think too much about the scent. Now I'll just have to ask my wife because she's too kind to say anything unless it's just real bad.

Now, I do need to get some of the shampoo!

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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by maskaggs » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:03 pm

I can't decide if all this talk of hair tonic makes me want to chuckle or be jealous :D
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Squire » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:39 am

Oh chuckle by all means, humor is always preferable.
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:06 am

Okay, I asked the wife about the scent of the quinine, and, leaning my head over so she can sniff, she says, "Yes, it stinks!" :(
So, I guess when we are being romantic I will have no quinine in my hair! Otherwise, I'll go on using it because she obviously did not notice it at a distance. :D
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by TRBeck » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Roger,

My wife has the same reaction to the Eau de Quinine, but hair tonic is one of those things that others don't smell so well as the wearer does, so I use it time to time anyway.

Harris Almond soap has a very nice Eau de Quinine scent, btw, and we are indebted to Basil (levente) for recognizing that and naming it as such a few years back. I enjoy pairing the two products now and then. Old-school and a bit powdery, but not fusty.

As for Clubman, I enjoy it on occasion, but I have other "barbershop" fougeres I prefer. It has a bit more sweetness than I would like, and I wish there were some patchouli or oakmoss in there to round it off.

My favorite Pinaud product is actually the Special Reserve, which is a very masculine leather, a little raw and not especially refined, but that's one of its charms. Smells a bit like a new baseball mitt in a cold, damp basement, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. When I splash it on I am 12 years old again, breaking in the first ball glove I bought with my own money.

As for lilac vegetal, well...I wish there were more lilac.
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by Shave4Fun » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:46 pm

Tim,
Too bad we cannot "scratch and sniff" a computer screen for some of these scents. The "Special Reserve" has piqued my interest now.
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Re: Pinaud Clubman

Post by maskaggs » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:54 am

Shave4Fun wrote:Okay, I asked the wife about the scent of the quinine, and, leaning my head over so she can sniff, she says, "Yes, it stinks!" :(
So, I guess when we are being romantic I will have no quinine in my hair! Otherwise, I'll go on using it because she obviously did not notice it at a distance. :D
On another quinine-related note, I find it helpful to add more gin :)
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