#1

Clay Face
Honolulu, Hawaii
Summer’s winding down. Temperatures and humidity are starting to drop. All those dainty citrus soaps that got you through the heat of August now come across as frail, feeble, and fragile. You’re starting to dream of dank earth, fallen leaves, and wood ash. You want a fragrance that’s got some heft to it. It’s time to shovel through your soap heap in search of those down and dirty soaps that straddle the line between fresh and foul.

Here's what I turned up:
  • Darkfall (Declaration Grooming) – a smooth blend of fallen leaves, musty earth, smoke, and cool wind. Parts of this you want to nibble on. Other parts you want to bury in the backyard.
  • Eucris (Trumper) – You just pried open the double door of grandpa's garage, and a great wave of odors pours over you: rusting garden tools, dried currant vines, broken bottles of jam, cracked leather saddles, and half-tanned deer hides, all lying in heaps on the dirt floor.
  • French Vetiver (Cyril Salters) – Burnt roots, rust, coffee grounds, ashes, coal stoves, boiled spinach, dirt, grass clippings ... it's all in here, and it's all good. This is the most unapologetic vetiver of them all, just straight up unrefined essential oil squeezed from the earthy roots of this reeking grass.
  • Midnight Stag (Chiseled Face) – a hyper-masculine leather scent that’s been rolled in grease, sawdust, gasoline, and left to dry on a heap of old tires. Your wife won't like it. After a dozen tries, I'm not sure I like it. But I keep coming back.
  • Morocco (Tallow+Steel) – This is no oriental fantasy or hippy throwback. In spite of a wee puff of rose, Morocco is still unabashedly raw, rough, and full of slivers.
  • Strong ’n Scottish (Meißner Tremonia) – The third ingredient is whisky. Show up for work with a whiff of this on your chops and your mates will wonder how you found time to fall oot yer tree before noon.

Let’s hear what you have in this line.

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#2

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(09-13-2021, 02:36 AM)Bouki Wrote: Summer’s winding down. Temperatures and humidity are starting to drop. All those dainty citrus soaps that got you through the heat of August now come across as frail, feeble, and fragile. You’re starting to dream of dank earth, fallen leaves, and wood ash. You want a fragrance that’s got some heft to it. It’s time to shovel through your soap heap in search of those down and dirty soaps that straddle the line between fresh and foul.

Here's what I turned up:
  • Darkfall (Declaration Grooming) – a smooth blend of fallen leaves, musty earth, smoke, and cool wind. Parts of this you want to nibble on. Other parts you want to bury in the backyard.
  • Eucris (Trumper) – You just pried open the double door of grandpa's garage, and a great wave of odors pours over you: rusting garden tools, dried currant vines, broken bottles of jam, cracked leather saddles, and half-tanned deer hides, all lying in heaps on the dirt floor.
  • French Vetiver (Cyril Salters) – Burnt roots, rust, coffee grounds, ashes, coal stoves, boiled spinach, dirt, grass clippings ... it's all in here, and it's all good. This is the most unapologetic vetiver of them all, just straight up unrefined essential oil squeezed from the earthy roots of this reeking grass.
  • Midnight Stag (Chiseled Face) – a hyper-masculine leather scent that’s been rolled in grease, sawdust, gasoline, and left to dry on a heap of old tires. Your wife won't like it. After a dozen tries, I'm not sure I like it. But I keep coming back.
  • Morocco (Tallow+Steel) – This is no oriental fantasy or hippy throwback. In spite of a wee puff of rose, Morocco is still unabashedly raw, rough, and full of slivers.
  • Strong ’n Scottish (Meißner Tremonia) – The third ingredient is whisky. Show up for work with a whiff of this on your chops and your mates will wonder how you found time to fall oot yer tree before noon.

Let’s hear what you have in this line.

Got em all except the last two.  Tried a sample of Morocco but samples often don’t paint a true picture.  I’d add to this strong scent list:
Stirling Texas on Fire:  this isn’t a pine/fire fire scent but more creosote and greasewood.  Powerfully wonderful.
Chiseled Face Tar: no shrinking flower of a scent but in your face bold asphalt.  More roofing tar than pine tar.  Industrial vs cosmetic.
Barrister and Mann Roam is a bold scent that to me just smelled like a dirty horse stall when your mucking it out.  Not an unpleasant scent to me but not one I could get used to smearing around my face.  Sorry to the gents that love this one but it got shoveled down the pike.

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#3

Posting Freak
(09-13-2021, 02:52 AM)Lipripper660 Wrote:
(09-13-2021, 02:36 AM)Bouki Wrote: Summer’s winding down. Temperatures and humidity are starting to drop. All those dainty citrus soaps that got you through the heat of August now come across as frail, feeble, and fragile. You’re starting to dream of dank earth, fallen leaves, and wood ash. You want a fragrance that’s got some heft to it. It’s time to shovel through your soap heap in search of those down and dirty soaps that straddle the line between fresh and foul.

Here's what I turned up:
  • Darkfall (Declaration Grooming) – a smooth blend of fallen leaves, musty earth, smoke, and cool wind. Parts of this you want to nibble on. Other parts you want to bury in the backyard.
  • Eucris (Trumper) – You just pried open the double door of grandpa's garage, and a great wave of odors pours over you: rusting garden tools, dried currant vines, broken bottles of jam, cracked leather saddles, and half-tanned deer hides, all lying in heaps on the dirt floor.
  • French Vetiver (Cyril Salters) – Burnt roots, rust, coffee grounds, ashes, coal stoves, boiled spinach, dirt, grass clippings ... it's all in here, and it's all good. This is the most unapologetic vetiver of them all, just straight up unrefined essential oil squeezed from the earthy roots of this reeking grass.
  • Midnight Stag (Chiseled Face) – a hyper-masculine leather scent that’s been rolled in grease, sawdust, gasoline, and left to dry on a heap of old tires. Your wife won't like it. After a dozen tries, I'm not sure I like it. But I keep coming back.
  • Morocco (Tallow+Steel) – This is no oriental fantasy or hippy throwback. In spite of a wee puff of rose, Morocco is still unabashedly raw, rough, and full of slivers.
  • Strong ’n Scottish (Meißner Tremonia) – The third ingredient is whisky. Show up for work with a whiff of this on your chops and your mates will wonder how you found time to fall oot yer tree before noon.

Let’s hear what you have in this line.

Got em all except the last two.  Tried a sample of Morocco but samples often don’t paint a true picture.  I’d add to this strong scent list:
Stirling Texas on Fire:  this isn’t a pine/fire fire scent but more creosote and greasewood.  Powerfully wonderful.
Chiseled Face Tar: no shrinking flower of a scent but in your face bold asphalt.  More roofing tar than pine tar.  Industrial vs cosmetic.
Barrister and Mann Roam is a bold scent that to me just smelled like a dirty horse stall when your mucking it out.  Not an unpleasant scent to me but not one I could get used to smearing around my face.  Sorry to the gents that love this one but it got shoveled down the pike.

I do love the Salter French Vetiver. I’d throw B&M Leviathan, Hallows, Nocturne, First Snow and even Fougere Gothique in there too. I just used the last one today and while it’s not my favourite scent, it’s fall. Fall is a great time to pull out the bay rum as well.

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#4

Clay Face
Honolulu, Hawaii
(09-13-2021, 03:00 AM)Marko Wrote: I do love the Salter French Vetiver. I’d throw B&M Leviathan, Hallows, Nocturne, First Snow and even Fougere Gothique in there too. I just used the last one today and while it’s not my favourite scent, it’s fall. Fall is a great time to pull out the bay rum as well.
Aye, but then, there's never really a bad time to pull out the bay rum!

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#5
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2021, 05:20 AM by Nero.)
B&M Roam
B&M Fougère Gothique
B&M Leviathan
CRSW Oliva Juniper & Sage
Officina Artigiana Milano
PAA Porthos (Aramis clone)
House of Mammoth Hygge (there's something not right about this, but I like it)

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#6

Posting Freak
(09-13-2021, 04:35 AM)Bouki Wrote:
(09-13-2021, 03:00 AM)Marko Wrote: I do love the Salter French Vetiver. I’d throw B&M Leviathan, Hallows, Nocturne, First Snow and even Fougere Gothique in there too. I just used the last one today and while it’s not my favourite scent, it’s fall. Fall is a great time to pull out the bay rum as well.
Aye, but then, there's never really a bad time to pull out the bay rum!

Amen brother. It’s a year round scent for sure. Add a little lime, or some coconut, maybe even pineapple and it’s a tropical, sweaty pirate scent and a little spice for fall and winter. My daughter always says I smell like Christmas when I wear it.

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#7

Member
Midwest
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2021, 05:30 PM by Scaramouche.)
Fragrances are usually very subjective, but of the above the standouts are Roam and Midnight Stag as universally acknowledged "different," not often in a good way.  I actually use them occasionally, with variable results from spouse, but generally "What's that?!"  Cry  Eucris I can take or leave, but more often in the "leave" category - I never got the "rotting meat" savor from it, but others have.   B&M is noted for their limit-pushing - another of their offerings that hit me the wrong way in my olfactory lobe was Sunny Lane.  Purportedly with notes of hay, clover & etc., to me it smelled, in a very duplicatory way, like used gym clothing.  Very used.  Sunny Lane and I have since come to terms, and a sort of nose-truce with both of us aging and maturing a bit, and I can actually shave with it without conjuring up images you would rather not imagine, but it's not at the front of my soap shelf in the daily lineup.  I suspect of all the B&M soaps on my shelf, it will last the longest.  Likely even exceeding the longevity of Roam.

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Something wild is loose
#8
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2021, 09:59 PM by The Chief.)
Barrister & Mann………





That is all…. Lol

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#9

Merchant
St. Louis, MO
This looks like a list I don't want to be on!

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Shave Sharp, Look Sharp
#10

Super Moderator
Bouki, your list has 3 of my favorites...Darkfall, Morocco, and Strong 'n Scottish! I even like the others you mention, including Midnight Stag. Chiseled Face had another "fuel-injected, tire-burning" scent a few years ago but the name slips my mind.

Some of the other amazing scents have already been mentioned (Roam, Pine Tar, Hallows). But a few I truly enjoy include Meissner Tremonia Black Beer No 1, MacDuff's Badlands, Holy Black Gunpowder & Spice, and Nordic Pine Tar. The Nordic Pine Tar is similar to the Chiseled Face Pine Tar, but imo, has a much stronger scent.

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