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Scent Nerds: What is the scent of Barbasol Original Canned Foam?

I wasn’t sure where to put this post, so picked here because I figured I’d have the best chance of getting a good answer.

I’m not looking for something that smells like Barbasol.

I’m not looking for a generic description like “it smells fresh and manly”.

I’m really curious to know what individual scents are used to create the overall scent profile. I ask because I cannot for the life of me pick out any notes like I can with almost anything else I’ve sniffed! All I get is it’s a little spicy, but that’s about it. I know there’s way more going on in the fragrance but cannot discern what precisely.

So tell me, what does Barbasol smell like to you? Thanks!
 
It seems like a spicy barbershop fougere fragrance with many different notes. Most fougeres have lavender, oakmoss and coumarin (tonka bean) as a basic skeleton. Added on to that, this has bergamot, anise, rosemary, geranium, clove, patchouli and gaiac wood. There may be other notes, besides all those.
 
There's a powdery sort of scent to it, or maybe a powdery effect. I noticed this past Sunday that I tend to sneeze more right after using it than I do with any other shave product!
 
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