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Roger and Gallet Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne

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Always a fan of Muelhens 4711 cologne in the warmer weather, I recently sprang for a bottle of the Roger and Gallet Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne. These two colognes have a common ancestry. It came in a very nice 200th anniversary (actually 2006) refillable atomizer bottle reminiscent of a Penhaligon's bottle.

The cologne is quite different from 4711, more in the league of Acqu di Parma. It opens with a "citric blast" again similar to a Penhaligon's product -- Blenheim Bouquet. The citric is not nearly as powerful or long lasting as BB but has the same grapefruit sharpness. This wears off after about 1/2 hr. followed by a heavier bergamot-rosemary scent with some residual citric elements. The scent then levels off with the heavier notes lasting 3-4 hours after which they are barely detectable. Time for another spray.

I recommend this for summer use, especially good on hot, sticky days when a heavy or very floral scent might be too much. While 4711 is very short lived and nice to use after a shower, the Farina has a bit more staying power and a real dry down making it more suitable for an evening out.

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Just got a bottle today from eBay. Nice soapy, woodsy, citrus scent. Neroli is pronounced with other citrus. Lasts about an hour tops. Smells like Williams Shaving Soap in cologne form!
Classic cologne - citrus, zesty with a hint of herbs. I don't like this bottle its female/metrosexual bottle it should be much menly at least this is a grendfather of all colognes. I prefere 4711 scent is very similar - more clean and light - but the bottle is great - ''classic classy'' old stylish
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Quality
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Staying Power
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Quality of Atomizer
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Always a fan of Muelhens 4711 cologne in the warmer weather, I recently sprang for a bottle of the Roger and Gallet Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne. These two colognes have a common ancestry. It came in a very nice 200th anniversary (actually 2006) refillable atomizer bottle reminiscent of a Penhaligon's bottle.

The cologne is quite different from 4711, more in the league of Acqu di Parma. It opens with a "citric blast" again similar to a Penhaligon's product -- Blenheim Bouquet. The citric is not nearly as powerful or long lasting as BB but has the same grapefruit sharpness. This wears off after about 1/2 hr. followed by a heavier bergamot-rosemary scent with some residual citric elements. The scent then levels off with the heavier notes lasting 3-4 hours after which they are barely detectable. Time for another spray.

I recommend this for summer use, especially good on hot, sticky days when a heavy or very floral scent might be too much. While 4711 is very short lived and nice to use after a shower, the Farina has a bit more staying power and a real dry down making it more suitable for an evening out.

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Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Complexity
3.00 star(s)
Staying Power
3.00 star(s)
Quality of Atomizer
5.00 star(s)

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