- Aug 21, 2012
I like the combination of notes in all of these.
Palo Santo is a dupe of Santal 33, right? I'd rather buy the original if it's an outright clone. I had a female cousin who wore it. A very bold scent that skews to the masculine side.
That said, I test drove the Blue Cedar & Cypress as a body wash. Nice, but either it's that saliva note or something that gives it a slight old school dirty vibe is what's preventing me from buying the EDT. A very nice, original scent, but not what I'm looking for these days.
Bourbon & Oak is very much like a designer fragrance, and apparently it's a clone of Caroline Herrera CH Prive. Too heavy for me, but as a body wash, it's very invigorating.
The Silver Water one gave me Creed vibes. While it's a great scent, probably up there with AdG as far as fresh and crowd pleasers go, I just can't get into it.
Distillers Reserve is like a short of liquor.
I'm thinking I'm going to stick with just the beard oils and body washes. The Cedar Forest, Distiller's Reserve, and potentially the Palo Santo seem like great "wake-me-ups" for my morning routine.
Cremo Cooling Shave Cream is really nice stuff. Very minimal irritation even with multiple passes against the grain, close shave, good post shave feel. Rarely feel like I need aftershave with this, the mint & tea tree seem antibacterial enough
I haven't tried the Body Washes or Colognes yet, but from the bottles Sage & Citrus, Palo Santo, and a few others smell pretty good.
How long does the Body Wash scent last post shower?
I haven't had a chance to try the Distiller's Blend spray cologne, but I did smell the body wash. I got a blast of alcohol straight off the top. Not like a cheap perfume with poor blending and higher than usual alcohol content (this is a body wash, after all), but like when you get the whiff from a glass of whiskey or scotch. It made me pause and think if I wanted to smell like that in the office or while driving.
I have seen Distiller's Blend get compared to Terre d'Hermes. Again, I'm a pleb who hasn't even tried TdH, but I know Distiller's Blend is similar to Cypress Cedar by Banana Republic, which I've also seen get compared to TdH. May be the combination of an orange note and vetiver (older bottles of Distiller's Blend listed a "spiced citrus" note).
FWIW, I don't think BR Cypress Cedar is similar TdH. I can sort of see why some folks compare them, but nope. They share some notes, but IMO Cypress Cedar is more similar to Davidoff Horizon EDT, which again gets compared to TdH. Frankly, anything with citrus, woods and vetiver gets compared to TdH these days, that's why I treat fragrantica's "reminds me of" section with caution.
Whatever I smelled from the bottle of Distiller's Blend body wash didn't remind me of TdH at all.
Which reminds me... I saw the body wash in a few TJX/Marshalls stores this week.
I really like the shower gels. The Silver Water and Birch is very Silver Mountain Water like, and goes well if you're wearing that scent. Maybe enhances scent a wee bit.
I agree that Cremo's shave creams are fantastic, but I'd still recommend some sort of moisturizer after shaving, since shaving exfoliates away the outer skin moisture retention layer. Doesn't have to be an "aftershave" though (I've read that the tingly menthol in aftershaves is not so great for skin from a dermatologist's standpoint). I just use a light face moisturizer + sunscreen after shaving.
No, I've only ever seen them have shampoo products for their "Juniper and Eucalyptus" scent.Has anyone seen an EdT version of the Eucalyptus and Juniper shampoo? I just picked it up and it’s definitely tied for me with Silver Water and Birch. It’s got a real coniferous Encre Noire vibe, really nice and natural smelling. I’d be curious to smell it in EdT form.
I'm shocked they leave all that stuff out of a locked case. I'm in a rather boujee area and everything is locked here lolMy local wally world got Cremo testers!
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So I gave them all a try again... and my original opinion has not changed - only Spice & Black Vanilla and Palo Santo (which is sold at Target, not Walmart) are purchase worthy, the rest are ho-hum at best. Iced Citron and Driftwood was good in the opening, but after 15 minutes dried down to a faint parsley-basil skin scent. The rest were not memorable enough to mention.