Smell like a man with Dr. Squatch products

Most of the time, I’m happy to live in a house of three girls. Our house is decorated well, things are organized, and things always seem to smell “pretty”. But having a house that smells girly is different than me smelling girly.

Dr. Squatch is handmade, natural soap for men. There are 8 different scents to choose from:

  • Pine Tar
  • Gold Moss Scrub
  • Cedar Citrus
  • Bay Rum
  • Eucalyptus Greek Yogurt
  • Cool Fresh Aloe
  • Deep Sea Goat’s Milk
  • Spearmint Basil Scrub

Each scent has a different level of exfoliation and scent strength. I was sent a few samples to try out and here were my thoughts:

Right off the bat, the Pine Tar hit a homerun. Being an ex-collegiate baseball player, the piney smell seriously brought me back to my playing days. I’d like to think that it was my playing abilities, coupled with the continual smell of pine tar that won over my future-wife watching from the stands (well, that and the way I looked in baseball pants…). The scent was definitely strong, but not something that I personally found off-putting (though others may). I would also note that it could be described as “abrasive”, so those with sensitive skin may not appreciate it. I personally found it fine, but others may not.

Gold Moss is Dr. Squatch’s most popular product. The scent is described as “scented with oak moss… a subtle earthy musk with a hint of ground cocoa and sea salt”. I suppose it smells like that, but I couldn’t really put my finger on at first sniff. It is not as strong-smelling as the Pine Tar, but I definitely liked it. I could see why it is their most popular type.

Cedar Citrus is the newest product Dr. Squatch has. I found it to have a solid balance of sweet and woodsy. Basically, it didn’t feel like I was lathering up with an orange slice, but still had that fruity aroma packed in there.

Additionally, I was also given some cologne samples. Now, I am not a cologne wearing individual so I really have little comparison. The two scents are Driftwood (more subdued) and Hemlock Trail (stronger smelling). Both steer away from the traditional cologne landscape and venture into hearty “lumberjack-light” territory. They are both definitely manly musks. These are also billed as being able to double as a beard oil – which I know my brother and brother-in-law would really appreciate.

You can buy a bar of soap for $6 or enter into their subscription service for $5/mo. Gift boxes (4 soaps packed in a cigar box) are available for $35, which would be great birthday or Father’s Day gifts. Cologne samples can be purchased for $6 or $42 for a 1 ounce bottle.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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