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beastinview

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Jan 5, 2016
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I find that a lot of the fond associations with pipe smoking are driven by nostalgia for many. Since smell is the sense most closely linked to memory, this makes sense.
After smoking, my father will apply some of this aftershave--the Classic Clubman, presumably a similar scent to that used 200 yrs ago. For me this is a very classic aroma, like I'd imagine a 1950s barbershop to smell.
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What other non-pipe aromas do you associate with the men of yesteryear?

 

markus

Part of the Furniture Now
Mar 18, 2014
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Bloomfield, IN
I use the Pinaud version of Bay Rum currently, the wife likes it and I've gotten several compliments at it at work too.
Beast, your father applies this after smoking? Is this to cover the smell of smoke? I only ask because my wife doesn't always appreciate the smell in my beard after smoking and I can see where this would be a good way to mask that smell.

 

beastinview

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Jan 5, 2016
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Beast, your father applies this after smoking? Is this to cover the smell of smoke? I only ask because my wife doesn't always appreciate the smell in my beard after smoking and I can see where this would be a good way to mask that smell.
Exactly--he actually has a beard, so he applies it to this. A bit of irony as it's an "aftershave," but same end result.

 

iamn8

Lifer
Sep 8, 2014
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Moody, AL
I love the scent of original Polo, but wouldn't wear it. It brings back memories though. On the exceedingly rare occasion, once in a year if that, I wear Armani Mania, the same bottle I've had for 15yrs.

 

papipeguy

Lifer
Jul 31, 2010
15,779
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Bethlehem, Pa.
lifesizehobbit, I don't know about Hai Karate but you can still fine Brut in many drug stores. Jade East is still available.
http://www.ebarbershop.com/jade-east-aftershave-1_25oz-travel-size.html

 

phil67

Lifer
Dec 14, 2013
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Pinaud and Old Spice brings back some memories of my childhood. Old Spice from my father, and Pinaud from going to the barber in the 50's I used Pinaud for a short time when I shaved with a straight razor, but I rarely use any after shave/cologne that much anymore. If by chance I do I normally use Lagerfeld Photo as it's not overwhelming, has a somewhat refreshing scent and I've been give a lot of compliments on it when I happen to use it. Too much of any scent can be a turn off (as far as the women are concerned) and the same applies when a women uses too much perfume. One should get just a very sleight hint of some (hopefully) pleasing scent, and nothing more. Bottom line... less is always more.
Other than that, when I was younger the popular colognes were Jade and English Leather.

 

drwatson

Lifer
Aug 3, 2010
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toledo
I'm a big fan of clubman after shave. I'm lucky enough to be close to a great shave shop that has a ton of aftershaves to choose from. http://www.maggardrazors.com/

 

lincolnsbark

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Apr 11, 2013
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I use Pinaud Bay Rum. I love it, but she hates it. Save it for when she is out of town and I bask in the aromas.

 
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Old Spice. My dad had a whole drawer full of the stuff because we got it for him every holiday. It was also really good for treating athletes foot!

 

warren

Lifer
Sep 13, 2013
10,481
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This time of year I usually reek of Deet. Weekends though I cut it with hickory or mesquite smoke.

 

ophiuchus

Lifer
Mar 25, 2016
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This time of year I usually reek of Deet.
:rofl:
Growing up spending parts of my summers at my Grandparents' place in the woods, I reeked of Deep Woods Off for weeks at a time.
When I was a younger teenager, for a time I would dab a little Sandalwood Arden for Men. My Dad warned that it might be a little "old" smelling for me, but I tell you it got the girls rubbernecking. :mrgreen:

 

philobeddoe

Lifer
Oct 31, 2011
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East Indiana
My Dad drag raced when I was a kid, so I spent every weekend during the summer months at the drag strip and colder months in the garage. Classic smells for me are Nitromethane, high-octane race fuel, Goop hand cleaner and burnt rubber. Also Hoppes no.9!

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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Bay rum and Hoppes! Also the scent of a freshly fired shotgun (before the Hoppes) are my earliest scent memories. Then came the Madeleines!

 
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