I want to say yes but the obvious answer is no. It's one of the best fragrances ever made. In a nutshell it's citrus and patchouli but it's not that simple. And yet that about covers it. But it's not for everyone. Sample first. But if it were me I'd blind buy a vintage 30mL bottle.Would Gentlemen be a reasonable blind buy?
Well the store near by won't let me sample it (they don't have an open tester).I want to say yes but the obvious answer is no. It's one of the best fragrances ever made. In a nutshell it's citrus and patchouli but it's not that simple. And yet that about covers it. But it's not for everyone. Sample first. But if it were me I'd blind buy a vintage 30mL bottle.
I'm really looking forward to your Friday's review. I've read really good reviews about Absinth.
I am waiting for someone else to chime in at this point since I have never tried the current stuff on the market, which is what it sounds like they have stocked at the store near you. Gentleman still gets a lot of respect so my guess is the current stuff is still a damn fine product but I can't say. I have some vintage aftershave that I use and it's my favorite aftershave - I just love the way it smells. And then I have a vintage mini-bottle that I use that smells just like it. I have been considering a purchase of the vintage 30mL bottle myself and have come close to pulling the trigger. Even now there is another window open on my computer to an Ebay listing for one.Well the store near by won't let me sample it (they don't have an open tester).
Yes, it sure is!Bois de Santal
It's been a long time since I've worn this. Stashed away in a dark place far out of reach, I nearly sold it by accident. After realizing the near mistake, it was sitting on my dresser in plain sight calling my name. Opening the cap once in a while I was reminded of why this smells so good. Wearing it today is even better. There is a touch of skank in the opening, a musk note that a lot of folks consider civet, but which I don't think is civet at all. Well, it could be, but my guess is that it's a floral note, one of the indoles, something like jasmine, perhaps, or maybe even orange blossom - or both? The skank note is not very strong - noticeable but modest - and never really quite goes away but is confined to a very quiet whisper before long. I also pick up some very subtle notes of rose, tobacco, and patchouli - very, very quiet notes, mind you. There is a touch of powder in this, just a touch, and - a bit more noticeable - the notorious Creed amber. The star, however, is a judicious dose of sandalwood that provides a little peppery kick, but which is so creamy smooth it's almost buttery. In the realm of sandalwood fragrances, this might be like the shadow of some of the more vociferous giants like Profumum's Santalum or MPG's Santal Noble, but it is all the more impressive for its subtle style of class and elegance - a classic beyond comparison.