If I can manage to keep from swearing, I would like to say something about fragrance that smells like shaving cream:
I hate it with a passion.
A short list of scents I’ve tested – either unisex ones or those intended to be marketed as feminines – follows, delineating scents I’ve found to contain whatever-the-&*##-it-is that smells like shaving cream.
- Pilar & Lucy Tiptoeing through Chambers of the Moon (tuberose, amber, shaving cream)
- Ava Luxe Midnight Violet (violet, earthy woods, shaving cream)
- Caron 3rd Homme (jasmine, woods, shaving cream) Okay, okay, this one’s ostensibly a masculine… but worn by many women.
- Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax (soap and shaving cream)
- Parfums de Nicolai Eau Turquoise (citrus, cedar, shaving cream)
- PdN Cedrat Intense (lemon zest, shaving cream)
- L’Artisan Iris Pallida (anise, florals, vetiver, shaving cream)
- L’Artisan Passage d’Enfer (pine, lily, and shaving cream)
- Slava Zaitsev Maroussia (spice, rose, and shaving cream)
GAH. If I knew what note combination equals shaving cream, I could avoid it. (Lavender, tonka bean, musk? Opoponax?) I don’t even know. And half the time the lists of notes are so sketchy that even if I did know what combo creates sharp-edged-bathroom-sink angst for me, the accord might not be listed so that I’d know to avoid that scent. Okay, I get it that not all people get “shaving cream” out of those scents. But I do, and I’m not happy. GRRRRRRR!
Fine, I give up, I’m scrubbing this off, and then I’m going to put on way too much vintage Magie Noire (two drops should suffice) and go for a windy walk. A girl has to do what a girl has to do.