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Penhaligon's Duoro (Formerly Lords)

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In 2004, Penhaligon's changed the name for this cologne from Lords to Douro. I like the old name better but who knows.

The scent opens with a nice slight lemony clean smell. Many of the Penhaligons scents seem to have a similar foundation of smell and this carries that really well. The lemon is slight, not overwhelming. It also carries with it a nice clean barbershop type scent. It has good staying power and is a classic in my book. Its not an intense scent as it won't shout out at you but people will pleasantly notice it. The basenotes on this is similar to the topnotes just a bit less lemon with more clean and barbershop style. Smells like a British scent.

Penhaligons is not the cheapest stuff around but this is one to have.

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This scent opens sharp to me, much like Quercus to my nose. But where Quercus retains a sharp note throughout, Douro quickly dries down to a subdued floral and sweetish note that I really like. It reminds me of my aunts kitchen as a kid somehow. But in a way that I like to wear.

It's hard to say why, but this scent is a warm scent. I get that feeling from it.

According to my sources, the base notes are Labdanum, Oakmoss, Musk and Sandalwood. I guess. If that's what they are, you get to base notes pretty quickly because after a short time the scent ceases to change on me. But that's OK because its a subdued yet rich fragrance that sticks around a long time.

The stuff isn't cheap, like any Penhaligon product. But you get a quality item. Everything about it is top class.
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This, as most fragrance from Penhaligon's, is a classy scent, not due to its complexity, a variant of the lemony-limey theme, but its formulation using high quality ingredients....many will perceive this fragrance as one of a quiet authority, understated and yet confident. Sure it is somewhat barber shop -ish, but that is also part of its charm...at the end of the day, it is an unpretentious masculine scent, definitely a gentleman's fragrance. Superb but for its high price tag.
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Douro is a nice, versatile scent that is good for a variety of occasions. However, it has very limited longevity on me so I ended up selling my bottle. Decent fragrance, but the longevity just didn't make sense for me.
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