Pinaud Special Reserve

Pinaud Special Reserve by Clubman / Edouard Pinaud
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Pinaud Special Reserve is a popular perfume by Clubman / Edouard Pinaud for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-smoky. It is still in production.
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8.0 | 26 Ratings

Longevity

6.3 | 24 Ratings

Sillage

6.8 | 22 Ratings

Bottle

6.0 | 23 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 30.06.2020.
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8
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6
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Konsalik
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Top Review    19  
No showers on the prairie!
It's wonderful to infect a good friend from your school days with your perfume-related passion, who at the same time tends to approach your hobbies in a similarly analytical/complete/exploratory way as you do. During visits, boxes of perfumes are put together and in the end it's the gentlemen who sit sniffing and talking shop at the dining table, which has been converted into a micro-osmotheque, while the ladies in the garden saw around the bamboo stock and now and then put their heads into the room in a grumpy mood. "Oh, are you done?" - "Yes, we're comparing shaving soaps now The texture and creaminess of Tabac Original soap doesn't really compare to the low price, does it?" - "..."

Well, well, um, otherwise we're very charming and entertaining. Really. I'm sure. *cough* Said friend has also developed a decided preference for products from the old - in Germany largely unknown - American house of Pinaud or Clubman. Their products are characterized by their really low price and the equally low price of the cheapest (!) soft plastic bottles. No reason to turn up your nose, because both the price and the presentation are in perfect harmony with the purpose of the products. I quote the inside of the label (an own back label would have been too expensive):

"- bold, masculine fragrance
- instantly cools, tones, refreshes the skin
- exhilerating freshener after bath, splash on freely all over body"

We conclude sharply: Clubman Special Reserve's in-house designation as "After Shave Cologne" was probably the semantically broadest that could be found. "Universal Fragrance Broth", "Emergency Shower Kit" or "Olfactory WD-40 for Oil Platform and Opera Ball" would be my alternative suggestions. So how exactly does this somewhat dirty green-brown, brackish water-like stuff smell that you shake in your hand? The manufacturer owes us a list of notes (which I always find exciting, since one is so impartial about the scent and does not easily fall for embarrassments such as "After half an hour the Lombard sable pine showed up clearly")...

Cappellusman ascribed a "chubby" nature to Clubman Special Reserve in his statement two years ago, and that's true. Here the Marlboro Man rides at full gallop from the old billboard. But quite differently than European fragrances have interpreted masculinity in the past decades: Behind the alcoholic, snappy opening with a hint of orange citric, which is rather undesirable in "real" perfumes, but very welcome in shaving lotions, there is a peculiar triad of clove, Bay Rum-like bay leaf and leather accord, although I couldn't say whether the leathery impression is not created by this peculiar combination of spices. A very unique fragrance: reduced yet opulent, shirt-sleeved yet with an exotic charm. Even the base remains peculiar, as the classic aftershave soap is accompanied by a distinct sweetness that is difficult for me to define and reminds me a bit of (highly diluted!) Dr. Pepper-Cola. Very American, the whole thing. By the way, don't let yourself be fooled by the weak self-projection: The (closer) surroundings have something of Clubman Special Reserve for a few hours.

All in all one of the strongest representatives of a strangely likeable brand. Anyone who now and then likes fragrances that are strong in character and were not composed with a pipette but with a circular saw will certainly find something here. Bonus tip for fans of the Cologne type of fragrance: The "Eau de Portugal" hair tonic is suitable as a bitter orange-orange (also with the in-house laurel note) universal body scent
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7.5
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Longevity
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Bottle
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"return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear"
Are you fed up with soft leather fragrances? Have you knelt before the fragrance gods and implored them for a strong LEATHER scent?
Be careful what you ask for, this baby is no joke.
Old school, retro, takes no prisoners............apply if you think you can handle this juggernaut of masculinity!

Leather, then leather, then some more leather and then some spices.

Lasts, projects and turns heads.
This will make you walk a little taller and make you feel good in what ever you endeavor.

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KimJongKimJong 1 year ago
9
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6
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Wow! What a gem! A few roses and overwhelming smokey animalic notes. Yeah this is a bit simple, but you like leather scents, must try it!

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