We're pretty close on this stuff. I like the smell of Brut and Canoe and I've never tried the Clubman, but have tried the Vanilla and Bay Rum in years past and hated both of them. I'm not an aftershave guy anyway, but do still have a spray bottle of Canoe in the den that I may spray on my clothes occasionally before going out (those 3x a year).If you don't like Brut, you probably won't like Clubman.
It's not identical but it's in the same Brut/Canoe family.
I like Canoe and Brut and Clubman, but I'm with you on the Vanilla. It's on the medicinal side to me and it's just not appealing.
The Pinaud Bay Rum makes you smell like you fell into the office party punch bowl.
Very very clove like. Not for me either.
Don't take my word for it, I love Lilac Vegetal.